"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."~~ Vicki Baum
Dance is that one state which gives you an outlet for your emotional, physical, mental and subconscious stress.
Most of us have heard and read about Annkita Dolawwat- a trained Latin and standard ballroom dance teacher.
She hails from Mumbai and is currently residing in Guwahati. She has been teaching Latin ballroom dance styles like rumba, samba, cha cha, jive, paso doble and standard ballroom styles like the waltz, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, quick step and many more around Guwahati city for the last 5 months.
Let's know more about dance and the emotions attached to it straight from the master herself and some of her students.
Latin and Standard ballroom dance teacher
With Ballroom classes making rounds by Ms Annkita Dolawwat around Guwahati city and a few diverse professionals who are learning to groove to the beats of standard and Latin ballroom dancing by her, here is what these students have to say when it comes to breaking the monotony of their professional lives and how these classes are bringing positive changes to them.
Investment Banking Professional
Investment banking professional with 12+ years of experience in the finance industry. She spearheads her own boutique investment banking firm after an enriching 10+ years’ experience as the CFO of an A-listed Infrastructure Company.
In my attempt to balance work and family requirements, I was donning many hats and thus the time available for doing my own things was reduced to zero.
Dance to me was what I did on the dance floor after a couple of drinks but I always aspired to do it well. So what began as a desire to look good on the dance floor has now converted into a full-blown hobby. I love it when I am dancing with Annkita. I look forward to my class!! And I love myself a little bit more, all thanks to the happy moments spent while dancing and I don’t feel guilty about it.
Tarali Das, ACS
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. Of Assam,
Higher Education Department, Dispur
Being a civil servant and a mother of two daughters, I was really busy with my work and family life. Of course, I enjoyed each day of life without a second thought. However, as soon as I saw the advertisement for the Latin Ballroom dance of Annkita Dolawwat, I got a flashback of my childhood memories of dance classes.
Instantly, I felt that I must grab the opportunity to learn a new form of dance to make my life more vibrant. Today I can proudly say that I took the perfect decision of joining her classes. Annkita is an excellent ballroom dance faculty. Moreover, she is very friendly which makes our classes lively and enjoyable. Nowadays, I, with my co-partner, eagerly wait for the Friday Ballroom dance class. This class rejuvenates me for the whole week and has made me a confident dancer. My best wishes to Annkita Dolawwat.
Hamad M.A.R. Berlashker
Founder – CEO / Chief Consultant – TANGENT
As a communications professional, my never-ending work requires me to be on my toes all the time. Stress takes a toll on one’s health and also on one’s social life.
I never thought I would be able to make time for the weekly dance classes. But as luck would have it, not only did I make time but also improved my work-life balance.
An inspiring professional, Annkita’s style of instruction is unique and makes the dance form easy and interesting to learn for a working professional like me. She gives each one of us her undivided attention. Learning ballroom dance with Annkita has helped me be a better dancer.
My learning from dancing taught me that with a proactive approach, we can always learn new skills and discipline. I am a better person at the hearing. Dancing has made me more agile and helped me in my mental space, by giving me 2 hours of total focus during my learning sessions where I could forget the stress of the day. My body language has also improved tremendously. I am more conscious of my health, body and mind.
Now, I look forward to when Friday will come and I would put my dancing shoes on.
North East side of India is a culturally rich space where locals are the most creative people who are very interestingly inclined towards music and art, Annkita is trying to add a little ballroom dancing and become a part of this beautiful diverse society.
"Ballroom dancing and for that matter any style of dance, I believe teaches one a lot of things apart from just moving to beats," says Annkita.
"It teaches musicality, mind and body coordination, flexibility, etiquettes, body language and postures, different cultures across the world because of so many varied styles and their history and background, and a lot more. I personally feel that each and everyone should try to start their day with a little bit of dance because it creates magic ahead," she added.
Join Annkita's ballroom lessons if you wish to groove to the Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing.
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