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Belly Dancing Diva

DNMUM276314 | 5/10/2013 | Author : Shashwati Shankar | WC :203 | Art & Culture

dna reader Shivani Patel shimmy's her way across the dance floor
dna downtown edition

Young Shivani Patel has been yearning to explore a variety of unique dance forms. An enthusiastic dancer, with great precision and movement, Patel couldn't wait to attend her first belly dancing session. Ritambhara Sahni's Belly Dance Institute in Colaba is an ideal place to learn the middle eastern, sensuous dance form that appeals to women of all age groups. "You won't believe it, you'll find women in their 70's attending belly dancing classes! It has an amazing impact on a woman's mental, physical and emotional well being," says Sahni. Shivani inquires about the various forms of belly dancing, "So, I've heard of belly dancers using knives, candles and all kinds of props. Are there var
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