As a dance instructor over the past 10 years, I’ve witnessed my students grow and mature into young adults. Some have gone on to become professional dancers and others have entered the workforce in other capacities. And, I have to say, dancers make great employees! Here are five benefits to hiring an employee who trained in dance growing up:
Dancers learn early on that the only way to achieve a goal is to push yourself. Teachers can convey a proper education, but the results truly come from a student’s personal determination. As an employee, a dancer is not going to expect that pile of work to do itself. They’re experts at buckling down and putting the time in.
Dance students balance schoolwork, a social life, family-time and still make it to the studio, often four to five hours an evening five days a week. That takes some serious time management. Dancers make great professionals that won’t crack under pressure. Balancing multiple tasks and being able to switch gears is not unfamiliar to a dance student.
There is such thing as healthy competition and dancers live for it! Dancers always want that top spot and they will show up every day, ready to work for it. As an employee, dancers strive to meet company standards and goals.
Dancers work together in a group dance pieces to portray the choreographer’s one vision. As employees, dancers know how to perform the job needed—it’s not always a solo act. They value their team and would never let them down.
Dance students are trained to undergo physical strain, while keeping a poised and graceful demeanor. It’s not easy making it look easy! They are also taught classroom etiquette that instills respect and attentiveness.
Dance training not only makes for great artists, it makes for great professionals. And it will pay off, no matter what path a dance student’s future career takes.
About the Author
Christina Root, owner and director
Elite Dance Center, (260) 739-7738, firstname.lastname@example.org