Everytime you teach someone with kindness, you overwrite someone who taught with criticism. Thank you so much Sanchit, you changed my life.
England | Moscow
Dance has so many active demands on the body, but Sanchit’s class is a calming, intuitive system that can help heal and restore simple constructive movement patterns. It’s instrumental in releasing unnecessary tension while facilitating ease of motion.
Clifton Brown, Principal Dancer
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
You must first connect your body to be able to expand. You must find stability to be able to move. Sanchit brings an awareness to the importance of the bones and muscles and the role both play to create harmony. My body leaves class feeling alive, in-tune, and with enormous sensations all over. A Ballet class that not only gives you the work whether beginner or advanced, but the joy and discovery of work through Ballet.
All my gratitude always,
I’m a 69-year-old woman who has been working with Sanchit for few months. Goals were to Improve the functioning of my hip after a hip replacement and to generally help my body to function more effectively with greater ease and less pain. I am definitely making progress in meeting these goals. Sanchit is bright, patient, compassionate and kind. Because of these qualities he’s an excellent teacher and a real professional. He is passionate about his work and has a thorough understanding of the human body. I look forward to my classes with Sanchit and really enjoy the practice exercises he gives me. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be working with him
Ph.D in Psychology
Portland , ME
Sanchit’s approach to dealing with alignment and posture problems created by old injuries and bad ajustments has been a discovery for me. His exercises are helping me understand the process of deactivating the bad adjustments I have developed to “protect” a painful hip in order to allow deep muscles and joints to work properly and with less effort. He always leaves me with a new notion that I can incorporate naturally after each class and I am seeing incremental but constant improvement in posture when sitting and walking. Amazingly, unlike the quick but short-lived corrections you get when you go to a chiropractor or an ostheopath, Sanchit’s work aims at reeducating your body to work in a more balanced and harmonious way, so that eventually you are able to function without pain and without the need of adjustments. Little by little, he teaches you how to allow your body to adjust itself. I am deeply grateful for the results I am seeing in myself and I highly recommend Sanchit’s coaching for anyone looking to reorganize their body structure for it to work the way it is meant to work.
Los Angeles, California
I took Sanchit’s ballet classes in New York City and thoroughly enjoyed them. His straight forward, clear communication of terms and concepts made the classes fun and easy to grasp. Ballet is an art form that requires so much discipline and commitment… because Sanchit is such an approachable and intelligent teacher, he sets a judgement free learning zone that is suitable for beginners and professional dancers alike. A skilled and caring teacher, who is genuinely interested in your progress!
Actor, Singer and Dancer
New York | Sydney
I have done a hot Vinyassa type yoga class for a couple years and Sanchit taught at our studio temporarily while in town for dance. I was able to take about 4 classes from him. After the first class I felt that everyone should expose themselves to his class.
He meticulously focused on alignment. His classes were more of a workshop, doing similar things at the start of class but reading the class and teaching what we needed. I brought my husband to class and since then he has done the studying Sanchit has suggested. He has improved his pelvic and shoulder mobility considerably and now preaches pelvic mobility. Every time I come up from low lunge to high crescent, I always think of Sanchit’s class.
Maybe it helps to say that one of our best yoga teachers was in every class I went to. Another 1-2 additional teachers also loved his classes. I think this is worth mentioning.
We are in a very small studio. His interpersonal skills are great, he seems trustworthy and reliable. I’m happy to answer questions if needed.
Dr. Mynette Foley, MD
Western Valley Family Practice, Colorado
Sanchit Babbar was a yoga student of mine at the Alvin Ailey Dance School from 2013-2015. The yoga syllabus is a general program that is designed to address the needs of dancers. The program is an amalgamation of Taoist theory, Iyengar and Anusara teachngs.Sanchit is an excellent student. He is a student who applies himself to explore a subject in depth, in and out of a classroom situation. His approach to the subject was thorough and sincere.I would highly recommend Sanchit as a teacher as well as a welcome addition to any dance company. He is smart, co-operative and has an intelligent approach to working.
Former Dancer, Yoga Teacher
Faculty, The Ailey School, New York
I highly recommend classes and workshops with Sanchit. He is well versed in the method of Iyengar and is able to walk you through correctly doing the poses – using props and modifications if needed- so you can feel your body opening up in new ways you have never experienced. He is able to show you how to activate from your core and get into postures you thought weren’t possible before.
Sanchit has a laser sharp eye and a special gift to sense what a human body needs. Whether you’re an athlete or not, you’ll leave his class feeling centered and alive.
Hemant Khullar | Washington DC
I am a teacher and writer based in New York City. I studied ballet in my 20s in for two years. Sanchit Babbar was the best and most inspiring teacher I had. He takes ballet and his students very seriously and at the same time is fun and playful. He is excellent with advanced students even adult beginners. I saw many students progress tremendously during the year I spent with him. Sanchit taught me very well and never gave up on me. He saw my strengths as a dancer and was very encouraging. I would say I grew the most under my study with Sanchit and also became the most devoted. Sanchit is a passionate dancer, teacher and a true artist. If Sanchit is teaching in your city, you are very lucky.
Teacher and Writer
I was Sanchit’s student in his adult ballet class at the Bridge for Dance Studio in New York City. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Columbia University.
Sanchit taught me ballet for about one year during 2016 and 2017. It has been an unforgettable experience in my life. In fact, he is one of my favorite ballet teachers that I have met in my life. What I have learnt from his classes has doubled what I could learn from other teachers. I almost had zero experience in dancing before he taught me. People usually told me that I was not talented in dancing when I was a kid, although I was always dreaming that one day I could dance. Thanks to Sanchit who has made me believe I can still become a dancer even if I started late – I am getting closer to my dream. I could not believe that one day people told me that I look like a ballerina, but Sanchit made this happen.
Sanchit is not only a very professional dancer, who can do amazing things in dancing, but also an amazing teacher. He cares about every student, and his meticulous instruction helps everyone to improve the performance. From my perspective, what make Sanchit really special are two things. First, he can identify each student’ different talent and push everyone to full potential. For example, I do not have much flexibility and turnout, so I was very shy and not confident at all. However, as an adult, I am a quick learner and a hard-worker. Therefore, Sanchit always made me demonstrate and lead the combinations in class. As a result, I have been working even harder to make sure I would not make mistakes, and have become much more confident than before. Then I started trying harder things, from single pirouette to double to triple pirouettes. I cannot believe how much I got improved during the time he taught me, and definitely I am not the only person who got improved a lot during his classes. Second, he has the rare talent to motivate people so that we spontaneously love dancing. As an adult who is busy with school work and other things, I lack the motivation to come to the class every time, as I am not pushed by parents like a little kid. However, Sanchit’s passion made me love ballet. I started really appreciating the beauty of ballet as a form of art, and enjoying every moment when I am dancing. Every time after dancing I feel much happier. I believe I will keep dancing as long as I can. I think this is especially important for adult students, who need the real motivation to come to classes more regularly.
Moreover, the perseverance that I have learnt from Sanchit benefits me in every aspect of life. Every time when I have difficulties in my life or study, I tell myself, if I can do well in dance (which is the thing I was least good at), then I will conquer any difficulties. I cannot remember how many times this sentence works in my life, and it pushes me to persist in things I love.
I believe that Sanchit will achieve his goals wherever he goes. I hope many more people will have the great opportunity to learn from him just like me.
PhD Candidate, Accounting
Graduate School of Business – Columbia University