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7 Benefits of Being Part of a Team


here’s no doubt about it—being part of a team is rewarding. There are so many benefits that come along with it, and at that top of the list is the fact that your team members help you become a stronger, better version of yourself. We Rockettes feel that our fellow team members have made us better in so many ways in dance and in life—from helping us see things from a different perspective to offering constructive criticism:

1. They help you see things from a different perspective. “My team members make me better because they often show me a perspective different than my own,” says Rockette Lauren G. “It’s so wonderful to be reminded how unique we all are and how viewing something from another person’s point of view can open you up to other ways of thinking.”


2. They always have your back. “I know for me, I was able to look at my fellow Rockette sisters for guidance and support when I was still just the new kid,” says Rockette Megan K. “Their smiles, hugs, and words of encouragement helped me along in rehearsals, on stage, and in life. Now that I’m not new anymore, I try to be as supportive and helpful as I can be for the girls just joining the line. Nothing beats knowing there are 79 other women who have your back.”


3. They help you hone your skills. “My team members make me better by sharing a smile and hug just when you need it; sometimes it’s just a friendly text from a fellow Rockette that makes your day,” says Rockette Rachel B. “After learning new choreography, it’s staying after rehearsal and working with your fellow Rockettes and giving each other encouraging words that makes me feel fortunate for being part of a team.”


4. You have an army of cheerleaders rooting for you. “I absolutely love working with my Rockette sisters. We always cheer each other on and our powerful energies when together inspire me to always do my best work,” says Rockette Aly M. “Not to mention how magical it feels to be a part of such a talented, beautiful, strong and inspirational group of women.”


5. They offer constructive criticism. “My friends and team members are always there to call me out when I’m wrong in a constructive way. We have so much information thrown at us in a short amount of time that it can be a bit overwhelming; it’s great to have a friend to lean on,” says Rockette Sagan R. “Also, because we are all dancing together we are only as strong as our weakest link so we want to help and encourage each other to be the best we can on and off the stage.”


6. They provide unconditional support. “The best part about being on a team (like the Rockettes!) is always having someone there to support you,” says Rockette Christine S. “Whether it’s on the stage or off, these girls are here for me in every way possible.”


7. They keep you accountable to do your best. “When you are on that stage, there are 35 other women that are counting on you to make the Christmas magic happen and you want to succeed for them!” says Rockette Brittany S. “Doing something for someone else always makes you feel better and in this case it makes you a better team member as well.”