You might have seen dance teams on reality TV shows, dance events or competitions who have performed with outstanding intensity and delivered power-packed dance performances filled with energetic dance moves and riveting expressions, which left a lasting impression on your mind.
The reason behind this is simple. Any dance team with dancers who have a profound passion and enthusiasm for dance is bound to deliver an action-packed dance performance.
It is the responsibility of the dance team’s leader/captain to keep their team motivated and passionate about dancing. The result will be reflected in a dance competition/ event when the audience will be enthralled with your dance team’s performance.
This blog will walk you through proven tips to keep your dance team motivated and energised for the ultimate dance showdown.
Tips to Keep Your Dance Team Motivated
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The foremost tip to motivate your dance team is to give them a vision, a target, and a goal by shifting their focus to a dance competition/event.
For instance, India’s International Groovefest (IIGF) is bringing its fifth season, where shortlisted dancers and teams from online auditions will be performing in the Finale in Sri Lanka in November 2023. You will showcase your talent and dance skills to a global audience, yielding you critical acclaim, fame, and deserving honour.
You can shift your team’s focus towards such a massive platform and motivate them by giving them a vision to focus on. The result will be performing on an International stage and earning exposure to a global platform.
Creating urgency and luring your dance team for International fame by virtually reminding them of days to go will boost their hunger and desire to give their best.
Appreciating your Teammates
Everyone likes to be appreciated, respected, and recognised for their efforts. The same goes for the dancers. Respecting your dance team individuals for their small steps, moves, and backlifts will boost their morale and give them immense confidence to enhance their dancing. Every single appreciation is a massive encouragement for dancers.
Implementing this tip amongst your dance team of appreciating and congratulating individual dancers will create a magnificent atmosphere among the group, filling the dance practice ambience with positivity and eliminating negative thoughts from the dancers’ mindset.
Enhancing Bonding by Group Hangouts
Another efficacious tip for motivating your team is enhancing the bonding and creating a friendliness where dancers can open up with each other. You can attain this through team outings, such as dinner, a movie, a gaming arena, shopping, and a trip.
It will develop a family environment by instilling seamless communication amongst the team, enabling individuals to speak freely. It will increase the confidence and motivation of your dance team. Also, this tip will build trust and lifelong family bonds, preparing your team for top dance events.
Set Individual Goals
Every dancer has their respective dance moves, style, and talent. A leader should identify each dancer’s strengths and allocate small tasks to boost their confidence. You can also use this tip to work on individual dancer’s weaknesses by giving them mini-activities. And on accomplishment, appreciate them to bolster their morale, which will keep them motivated.
You can divide the team into groups, allot tasks, and let individuals check each other’s progress. It is a handy tip to encourage your team to unleash their pro version.
Breaking Choreography into Miniatures Steps
Picking all steps or at least 50% of choreography for all dancers simultaneously is nearly impossible, as every dancer has individual grasping power. We recommend breaking choreography into miniature steps to overcome this challenging task and ensure the whole team is on the same page and no one is struggling or lagging behind.
By doing this, all dancers will find it comfortable to work on each step efficiently. Every baby step will lead them to significant success. If a fellow teammate is taking time to nurture a move, ensure to give sufficient practice.
You can also keep small practice sessions before or after rehearsal to ensure dancers get extra training to get a firm grip on every choreography step by making them work on moves they are falling behind. Through this, the whole team will be engaged in teaching each other and excelling together.
After reading the blog, you would have been inspired to motivate your dance team for all scales and sizes of dance events and competitions. By implementing all the tips mentioned in the blog, you will excel as a prodigious leader who creates a positive ambience and family environment, appreciates individuals, and enhances bonding amongst teammates to augment their motivation and boost confidence.
If your group wants to showcase their dance skills and earn recognition on the International platform, we recommend participating in IIGF’s fifth season. The online dance audition has already started. You have to send us your dance video and follow the entry process. The finale and grand finale will be held in Sri Lanka on 18th and 19th November, 2023.
Break the shackles, overcome your fear, and earn confidence by unleashing the dancer inside you by participating in IIGF 2023. For any questions regarding participation in IIGF 2023, contact us via call at +91 9920720488 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.