What we can learn from Dancing With the Stars

I’ve always loved dance.  Took ballet lessons as a young girl until high school, and, as an adult, tap, interpretive jazz and even ballroom lessons.  When I hear certain types of music, I cannot stop myself from moving to the beat.  And so, it’s no surprise that Dancing with the Stars has been one of my favorite shows for the past several seasons.  I do love the glitz and the drama and I think there are some valuable business and life lessons here as well.  Here’s my take:

 

  1. If you want to learn how to do something well, learn from an expert.  I know from experience how hard some of those moves are.  Those pros take people with little to no talent or experience and transform them.  They are, of course, beautiful to watch.  And, I think their choreography is fantastic and usually, with just the right degree of difficulty to advance the student.  Brilliant!
  2. It’s not just about technical excellence.  Continue reading