Is dancing in the classroom just like dancing on stage?
All the classroom is a stage, or is it the other way around?
The hours of sweat and tears while training in the studio helps dancers perfect their technical skills and style, while also teaching them valuable skills in preparing for the “real” world. Dancing in the studio and dancing on stage are great ways to prepare yourself for future success, inside the world of dance and beyond.
Keep reading for six ways that being on stage prepares you for the future.
Inspires confidence and poise.
Dancing on stage can be an overwhelming experience. Stepping onto a stage and performing in front of an audience requires a tremendous amount of confidence and self-esteem, as you’re presenting your talent. In these situations, it’s natural to feel some nerves, but as a professional performer, you need to harness and use these nerves to better your performance.
A confident and poised attitude will help you stand out in job interviews and when securing work experience.
Instills improvisation techniques.
Success on the stage requires the ability to respond to unexpected developments. Maybe the music cuts off, your partner is off, or you have a costume issue. The ability to respond quickly in these situations is valuable; as the saying goes, the show must go on.
Bringing that attitude to the business world means that you will be highly adaptable and able to overcome problems. Stage performers know how to expand when the situation calls for it.
Due to the industry’s competitive and highly skilled nature, dancers will likely experience rejection and criticism at some point.
To cope with these challenges, resilience, and tenacity are essential traits. You need to use these experiences to hone and develop your craft and bounce back better than before.
Helps with communication skills.
On stage, you are in full view of the audience and your fellow performers. The ability to stand in front of people and deliver value is crucial. Once you build up your foundation of confidence, you can develop the other habits of highly effective communicators.
As a performer, you quickly learn that presentation and communication are about the art, not you, and conveying the story to the audience is part of your job.
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Reiterates the importance of marketing yourself.
Many times, in dance, you will have to audition to secure a part, so it’s vital that you’re able to sell and market yourself and your abilities. This essential skill will come in handy when applying for college or for a new position in the career world.
To get your name recognized and help secure work, you’ll need to employ your networking skills learned in dance and work to make those important connections.
Teaches the importance of hard work.
As you work to improve and perfect your dance for the stage, long hours are needed. The mindset to keep working to reach a result is priceless when preparing to be on stage. It also makes a substantial difference in the professional world. The ability to put in long hours to achieve a goal is a vital success trait.
Being on the stage can be a rewarding experience for the dancer and their parents when they notice the positive changes and growth. The excitement of stage competition and the sense of accomplishment is a fantastic thing to experience.
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Photo Feature- Emily Dorman (Dancer/Model)