Best Belly Dance Classes In Mumbai
Belly dance classes in Mumbai may be a fairly new trend, but this timeless art has been around for quite a while, with its origins in the Middle East. The mesmerising movements of belly dancers seem impossible to simulate, but with the right kind of training and dedication, it’s possible to become a pro yourself. If you want to unleash your alluring moves and gain the skills to show off and shimmy, you should check out this list of the best belly dance classes in Mumbai.
1. Veve Dance, Khar
ORGANIZED CHAOS, Parmeshwar Bhavan, Next to b:blunt, 14th Road Khar – Danda, Khar (W)
About Veve Dance
If you’re looking to be trained by one of the best belly dancers in Mumbai, Veve is where you should go. The instructor Veronica’s belly dance classes focus equal amounts on technique, costume and music. It is affiliated with the Egyptian institute of belly dance, which also happens to be the paragon of the tribal belly dance style.
2. Studio Releve, Andheri West
913, B-Wing, Samartha Aishwarya, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053
About Studio Releve
For those whose goal is fitness, belly dancing is an excellent choice as it isolates and works on the abdominal muscles and torso. Studio Releve provides you with an opportunity to get trained in belly dance with a focus on getting fit and having fun.
3. Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni, Colaba
Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Belly dancing: Middle East. Flash mobs: Too American.
What if we told you that right here in Mumbai you have belly dancing flash mobs! We had the same expression, bro, cluelessness and all that! Intrigued? Read on.
When the talented Ritambhara Sahni launched ‘Belly Dance Institute Mumbai’ in 2005, it was the city’s first dance school specialising in the dance form. For this privilege, the price was steep – there was little awareness around belly dancing and it was limited entirely to TV sets. But Ritambhara saw that as a challenge and stuck to her guns, and the effort seems to be paying off.
Business is brisk, with an eclectic customer base comprising investment bankers and journalists as also school teachers. And it doesn’t stop there – you will find kids aged 10 and even senior citizens swaying to the beats. Now that’s what you call dance, right? Something that makes you move as if there’s no tomorrow!Ritambhara choreographed India’s first flash mob in the year 2009 for Channel V. The event was a hit, with her students performing all over Mumbai, including theatres and malls. In fact, the event also culminated into a music video that played many times and for several months on Channel V.
Now, we all crave those curves, right? While there is little that we can do to modify our DNA, these classes can work wonders as far as getting in shape is concerned. Belly Dancing Institute Mumbai also conducts cardio and strength-training workouts. Their main centres are in Colaba, Khar and Andheri (W) and courses range from those for ‘Beginners’ and ‘Intermediate’ to ‘Advanced’.
Ritambhara plans to start her own dance troop and make Indian belly dancers famous worldwide. She was inspired by Shakira, and she is sure that with the right training, there is many Shakira in the making.Till then, we have Ritambhara’s amazing flash mob video – and hope!To get in touch with Ritambhara call +91-9619067129