Pop stars: They’re just like us.
They love to dance and perform for packed stadiums and massive audiences, and they adore the spotlight. They work hard, dance hard, and are always on point (er, pointe, in our case).
From Taylor to Queen Bey, here are a few key lessons every dancer can take away from the girls who run—and rock—the world.
1. From Beyoncé: Who run the world? YOU. Take it from the superstar who goes full-out every. single. time. Beyoncé throws down onstage and beyond, and her work ethic is unparalleled. Next time you hit the stage, channel your inner Bey and slay.
2. From Taylor Swift: Kill ’em with kindness. Who doesn’t want to be a member of Tay’s squad? But people don’t flock to her because she’s raking in mega-billions and has famous friends. They’re (OK, we’re) obsessed because she seriously seems like the nicest girl on the block. Smiles are powerful, and hugs = happiness.
3. From Britney Spears: Call it a comeback! You’ll have good days (or years) and bad ones. Don’t let the bad ones keep you knocked down for too long. Britney had a notoriously rough go after her meteoric rise to fame (the shaved head, the paparazzi attack, the multiple failed attempts at a comeback—oh baby, baby, indeed). But she didn’t let her setbacks keep her back. Now Brit’s headlining her own Las Vegas show. NBD.
4. From Demi Lovato: Confidence is key. How can you not feel like strutting your stuff while Demi croons along belting, “What’s wrong with being confident?” Confidence is the single greatest skill any dancer—or human being—can have.
5. From Adele: You do you. Adele doesn’t care whether she looks, acts, or sounds like anyone else. She knows that what she has makes her special and makes her stand out.