Every Dance Team needs an authoritative and responsible leader who leads the group by taking responsibilities, such as individuals reaching dance practice on time, giving them timely breaks, planning strategies, giving dancers the freedom to express themselves, and must be unbiased in terms of giving them feedback for their betterment.
And most importantly, they must have leadership qualities naturally instilled in them to bind the entire team together as a single unit. Because at the end of the day, dance teams with robust unity stand out on the stage from the rest.
We recommend focusing on the saying – “United we stand, Divided we fall.” However, there are specific aspects that an individual must keep in mind for leading their dance team.
There is no perfect way to lead the group, but you can follow the tips we will walk you through in this blog to smartly lead your dance team and showcase your leadership qualities.
Tips for Smartly Leading Your Dance Group and Team
Spreading Positivity in the Group
If you are looking to successfully lead your Dance team and gain considerable authority and respect amongst the group, the first and foremost thing you must do is spread positivity in the group.
A Dancer can spread positivity with their mere presence, gestures, walk, words, and dance moves to create a charismatic aroma in the team by enlightening the entire atmosphere and dance practice with their cheerful ambience.
A Leader must have this quality to instil positivity in the group by appreciating the dance moves of their team and acknowledging them for their hard work. These small gestures boost team morale, motivating individuals by making them feel admired for their dance acts and pushing them to enhance themselves for the big stage performance.
Positive feedback and appreciation for small tasks make a Dance Team Leader a friendly, polite, and charismatic personality captain.
Bonding with the Team
Another quality that a Dance Team leader must have is strong bonding with their teammates by being friendly and like their elderly sibling to enable them to open up with you. A Leader must be their teammate’s first mode of contact for any issue.
A Dance Team Leader should have attributes to build a family-like bond among teammates to keep them bound as a single unit. They must give adequate time to every team member by giving them individual feedback and not letting anyone feel left out or abandoned by the team.
Most Dancers aren’t paid to be in teams, and showing up in dance practice is their personal choice. Hence, a Leader must give them support for the efforts they are giving to their team. You can take the team on a short trip or a lunch/dinner to strengthen their bonding. By doing these gestures and activities, a Leader will foster bonding with their team.
Another quality that a Dance Group Leader must have is intelligently delegating duties. It is a psychological trick to motivate your teammates by instilling confidence and energy inside them.
Any individual dancer performing excellently getting rewarded with responsibility for managing a small group of 2-3 inside the team or any other duties will make the individual feel encouraged and drive them to give their best for getting more rewards.
Dancers in the team see assigning tasks to them as a reward & inspire them to provide additional efforts for the group. Also, the delegation of duties will ease of pressure & stress of the Dance Team Leader as they can focus on other tasks and strategies making. The delegation will make team members more approachable towards you.
By delegating duty, you can involve the best-performing dancers with sharp minds and decision-making skills in designing and formulating strategies. By adequately executing this tip, you will become an excellent Dance Team Leader and gain your team’s support, respect, and effort.
Learning from Teammates
The most pivotal qualities a Dance Leader must have are humility and a learning attitude. They must be open to taking learnings from their teammates for their own and the entire team’s betterment.
A Dance Leader with a down-to-earth nature and learning mindset always gains a respectable position amongst teammates. It inspires group dancers to stay grounded and attend practice sessions with a learning approach. It will create a mesmerising and friendly atmosphere in the unit and enhance individual and team performance.
Note: The relationship between a leader and their teammates must be friendly for the team to excel and achieve success.
After reading the blog, you will have a firm clarification about the qualities a Dancer Leader must have to gain an authoritative position in the group. Implementing the tips we mentioned in the blog will help keep your team in harmony, the family environment in the group, teammates staying motivated, the learning attitude amongst individuals by seeing yours, and positivity in the entire team.
However, if your dance group is interested in showcasing your dance skills and talent at the International Level, India’s International Groovefest (IIGF) is back with its 5th season. We are giving Indian dancers a golden opportunity to perform on the International Stage in front of a global audience.
You will gain critical acclaim, accolades, and certificates. The winner will get a cash prize of 5,00,000 INR. The finale and grand finale will be held in Sri Lanka on the 18th & 19th of November, 2023. We accept numerous dance forms, from Classical to Semi-Classical, Freestyle, and Folk. You can participate in the one you are proficient in.
You can participate through an online dance audition and follow the entry process to get shortlisted for the Finale & Grand Finale.