Belly Sutra

Belly Sutra

4.9 (16)
1 hire on Lessons.com
13 years in business

About this pro

Preeti Patel offers fun and engaging dance lessons. She is among the few belly dance instructors who also provide traditional dancing, bollywood dancing, Indian folk dancing and more. She has been dancing professionally and teaching for 10 years now. She also performs bollywood and belly dance fusion at wedding or other events.

My profession allows me to connect with people. People from all walks of like and all ages, it makes me realise the the world is bigger than we think and there's a way we can connect to the world and that is through dancing.

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Credentials

Iselin, NJ 08830
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16 Reviews

4.9

  • Yara Ourfali

    Preeti was a lot of fun! She made efforts to get everyone out of their shell and also spent some time with everyone individually to make sure they are learning! She kept the energy up and has a wonderful positive demeanor.

  • Jyoti

    The way Preeti explains the steps is so easy to pick up. I wanted to learn a routine for my brother's wedding. I tried two other teachers before Preeti. She is the best!!!!

  • Sonal Nohria

    One word Amazing and unforgettable Preeti is so dedicated, passionate and professional about her work Had a memorable memorable day

  • Pooja

    We took a belly class from Preeti. It was a surprise party for our friend’s birthday who loves to dance. Preeti took care of everything from arranging the studio, decorations and then group video. The lesson was so awesome and fun. I really recommend her.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first class is a demo session, I believe my student should feel completely confident about what they are investing into. If they are confident with my teaching pattern we move further to paid sessions.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taken professional training in belly dance from Banjara School of dance in Delhi, India. Indian folk dance training from reknown folk artist in India. Dancehall training from Jahnavi Sheriff, Bollywood Hip-Hop training from Roli's Dance academy and hip-hop artists in Mumbai. I am fond of learning and desire to continue enhancing my current knowledge by training in more styles. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

At my place Bollywood $15 drop ins and and $100 for a full month package (2 classes a week on hour each)

Belly dance $30 drop ins and $180 full month package 2 classes a week one hour each day. 

Folk dance $30 drop in and $200 month package 


How did you get started teaching?

Teaching came very naturally to me. After taking professional training and assisting many known dancers I started teaching dance to kids for local event at no cost. It was such a beautiful experience to see kids smile and enjoy language of dance, when my students would win prizes or share story of how dance changes their day to day life, I knew I wanted to be the reason for bringing these happy changes and decided to teach dance professionally.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students of all age groups, from toddlers of Kinder Garten to adults of age 50 or more I've taught them all. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Dancing and being able to heal myself and others through virtual classes despite the pandemic in 2020 and 2021


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always try first, and secondly, have faith in your teacher! Believe in the positive


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Am I excited to learn this new dance style? Why do I want to learn this dance or dance style?