So, you want to start a dance team? Here we’re going to talk about what makes a good dance team name based on the type and purpose of the team you want to start. Getting a dance team started can be fun and rewarding, so without further adieu, let’s dive right in.
What makes a good dance team name?
At first glance, selecting a dance team name may seem easy, but it’s actually a more in-depth process than you might think. There are many different kinds of dance teams that you can start, and the particular type of dance you decide to perform will play a big role in the name you choose. There are several elements that make a dance team name good.
As you undoubtedly know, dance is all about emotion. The name you choose needs to match the emotion and tonality of the dance that you will be performing. Usually, your team’s name is the first point of contact that your audience will have with you, so it’s essential to make the right impression.
In order to be effective, your dance team’s name needs to be memorable. Your name should be catchy enough so that when somebody asks one of your patrons who they went to see the other night, they are able to tell them without hesitation. There is actually some science that goes into making a memorable name. Check out this article from brighternaming.com if you want to learn more about how this works with company names.
Dance is an intensely cerebral experience for both the performers and the audience. The name of your dance group needs to get people curious and start them thinking about what exactly they are going to experience if they come to one of your shows. Do a little brainstorming about what you want people to be thinking about when they hear your name and let those things influence any names that you come up with.
Choose the Type of Team you want to Start
You can’t start a dance group without first knowing which kind of dance you’re going to perform. You’ll also need to find a space to rent for dance practice, but that comes later. Of course, if you have a specific discipline that you’re already trained in, then it probably makes the most sense to stick with that, but sometimes a different style can be good too. While it’s true that there are lots of different types of dance styles, not everyone is ideal for a dance team.
Here are a few types of teams you can start:
Starting a jazz dance group should be a really fun experience. Jazz is an upbeat and physically demanding style of dance the requires lots of improvisation. This style is one of the more popular dance styles out there and has wide audience appeal.
When you’re thinking about names for your jazz group, include words that shine and sparkle.
Tap is high energy and focused. You have to find dedicated team members if you want to be successful in starting a group, but once you do it’s a whole lot of fun. While the audience for this type of dance is relatively narrow, you’ll find an interested community in just about every place you go.
When naming your tap group, think about who you’re playing to. Usually, these will be slightly older people so make sure you call yourselves something that will appeal to them.
If you want to have a good time, then you should think about starting a hip-hop group. You’ll find it much easier to attract young people, and you can really start to explore your creativity. Probably the best part about starting a hip-hop group is the fact that you can build routines around current popular songs which makes it way easier to connect with your audience.
Hip Hop names need to be lyrical and you should try to pick something that rhymes.
If creativity and art are primary motivators for you wanting to start a dance group, then you should consider modern dance. This style of dance fuses artistic expression with modern contemporary music for a unique type of experience that is extremely rewarding to perform.
The sky's the limit when you’re naming a modern dance group. The name you choose matters less than the story or meaning behind it in this specific context.
Brainstorm Dance Team Names
Once you have some basic information collected for what you want your team to be, you can start brainstorming ideas. Before you begin, remember that the actual process of brainstorming is almost always more effective when you’re working with a group of people. There are a few approaches to brainstorming that you should try.
Coming up with a great name doesn’t have to be hard, but you should still take the process seriously. Entering a brainstorming session without a plan is never a good idea, take your time to set an agenda and make sure everyone is on the same page before you begin. Here is a helpful article from mindtools.com that explains more about how to brainstorm effectively in a group.
Use Team Name Generators
While there is very little chance that you will pull a usable name out of an online generator, they can really help you get the creative juices flowing. These work well when you combine them with team brainstorming too. Here are a few name generators you can try, while not designed specifically for dance, they are still a great place to start.
Using one of these generators can get you on the right track when it comes to finding a great dance team name and reduce the total time of the process by a large margin.
Picking a name for your newly started dance team is a complete necessity, but it’s not the most important thing. A dance team is only as good as its members, so that’s really the first place you should start after you have decided to move forward.
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