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.
She considers it an opportunity and privilege to be appointed as the Indian Ambassador to Line Dance Foundation
which as quoted from the LDF website:
‘With the whole-hearted support of the line dance community, it has now become a Registered Charity operating on an international level with a dedicated network of Ambassadors who all serve the Foundation on a voluntary basis’
She started as a student of Line Dance and her passion and precision have made her a teacher students enjoy learning from
Having dealt in corporate gifting, she has enjoyed meeting people across the NCR business houses.
She has practiced yoga most of her adult life and keeps regularity in it with zest. Participation in some marathons and other health related activities keep her bright and cheerful.
A charming grandmother, house proud and garden enthusiast, she enjoys her time at home.
Dr. Rolee Srinath
Educator, Head of school,
Government of Delhi
Interests: traveling and dancing
With days filled with responsibilities and countless tasks, one despairs due to decreased levels of energy and endurance. To prioritize, the ‘ let go’, ‘ be happy’, ‘stay fit’ voices in the mind are sidelined too often. Line dancing with Mona and merryfeet is a blessing I remain thankful for always. Having been dancing with them for five years and counting, I cannot agree more that dance is a powerful tool for self-expression, whatever your age or ability. It is mood boosting, bonding and lends you poise and presence.
Some of the daffodils are taking personal time off for friends and family. We miss them. And rejoice when they are among us
Merryfeeters made merry in Mussoorie. A perfect setting to bond and boogie, far from the madding crowd. Kudos to the team who made it possible with their tireless efforts in planning and coordination. Cheers to many more sojourns. Until then…
Neeru started as a student of Line Dance a couple of years ago. She is a quick learner and has a good understanding of beat and rhythm. Soon Line Dance became her passion. It gives her immense happiness and contentment.
Being a homemaker, she knows that patience is the key to becoming a good teacher.
She has been a part of Dance, drama, and debate throughout her school life keeping her under the spotlight at all times.
She is very regular with her morning walk and evening yoga which keep her fresh and rejuvenated the entire day.
She always says that line dance is meditation for her.