Dance Skills You Can Use at Work
We know that dance has many health benefits. But did you know it can teach you some precious tips you can take to the office?
How Dancing Can Impact Your Business Life
More energy, coordination and better communications skills. Wouldn’t those three elements make life at work much easier? Books and podcasts can give you endless tips you can apply to your professional life, but learning by doing is always much more efficient. Another benefit of dance is that it is an innovative and invigorating way to learn skills you can use in the business world.
Helps you Pinpoint Strengths and Weaknesses
Partnering up with someone else and dancing together always brings a new challenge, and it will undoubtedly bring light to certain strengths you didn’t know you had as well as areas of improvement; all you have to do is pay attention. At work, this is also true. The more attentive you are, the more likely you’ll be to identify the things you’re good at and what you need to improve.
Gives You a Confidence Boost
Just attempting a new skill will provide you with a confidence a boost, but dance also brings better self-esteem by working on your style, posture, and how you present yourself.
Improves Your Communications Skills
If you’re going to dance with someone, you need two things: good engagement and listening skills. These two elements will allow you to effectively communicate with each other, even without words. Body language is also a huge part of effective communication, and being aware of each other’s actions will allow you to respond appropriately to a given circumstance.
Makes You Receptive to Feedback
When you’re in the process of learning a new skill, you’re exposed to criticism from various sources. In that scenario, feedback is expected, especially if you intend to master that skill. This will exercise humility, and the input will no longer be perceived as personal and invasive, but as something you need to grow and be better.
Teaches You How to Connect and Coordinate with Teams
Connecting with people is an essential part of teamwork. If you want to go after a common goal and have successful results, finding common ground and connecting to your partner or team and your goal is a must. Dancing with a partner or a group will teach you to commit and make compromises to build a successful partnership that will deliver greatness on the dance floor.
Beyond being a good workout and a fun experience, dance can teach you many other things. Join a dance class and explore life through rhythm. Who knows what else you can learn?