Line Dancing in some form or another has been around since recorded time, according
Having taught and danced this form for more than 11 years in New Delhi, I understand how it becomes a common language to communicate and connect with, for people who might have never met before.
Folk dancing and cultural influences lent its vibrancy to this form and hence it is essentially a social form of dance, therapy for tired minds, physically strengthening and socially relaxing and uncomplicated.
Technique, repertoire of step terminology, and challenge to the reflexes with new dances every fortnight satisfy the urge to learn.
Every social event is necessary and Line Dancing brings with it guilt free health and cheer.
These thoughts come from an understanding that once a MerryFeeter, there’s always a comfortable zone to come back to.
MerryFeet Line Dance is a unique experience. Mixed age groups, starting mostly from the thirties or sometimes lower, dance together. The oldest and proudest MerryFeeter is eighty this year. We have eight clubs named after flowers, and how they spread their fragrance.
There are two online classes too, which were a result of pandemic restrictions.
We hope to make the Merry Feet Community bigger in India. Friends from across the LineDance world advise and encourage us, and we are proud of our beautiful MerryFeeters in India,
ABOUT: MONICA BHASIN
FOUNDER, MERRYFEET LINEDANCE, INDIA
She Teaches Line Dance in South Delhi and she enjoys it. It has given her a great deal in return.
The ride through different and varied sectors in her working career defines what she enjoys in her classes today.
In that order, managing a finance company, microfinance skill development, theatre, conceptualizing, preparing and executing fund raisers and now teaching dance are part of her professional journey.
12 years of running a Non Banking Finance company, and training urban slum women while developing skills in micro finance initiatives in their colonies, did not throw challenges like some dance class situations do and she is happy for her journey.
The walk across different professions gives her a sense of freedom. It also makes her kitty of experiences big and rich.
She is certified as a dance teacher by the UKA Dance, England.
She hopes to make the Merry Feet Community bigger and would like more people to take this dance form to different parts of Delhi, and the rest of India.