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xastridraeburnx
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TBSmothers
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Dance is a sport

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TBSmothers
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/3/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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xastridraeburnx

Pro

I had a debate on this a few days ago and lost, so I will try again.
I think dance is a sport because it is a form of physical activity which can be competitive, in a team or individually. It is not always competitive, but no sport is ALWAYS competitive . It is not in the Olympics, but neither are Karate or Rock climbing. So can someone give me a good reason why dance isn't a sport?
TBSmothers

Con

in my personal opinion dance cannot truly be considered a sport. i will be stating why in my following arguments
Debate Round No. 1
xastridraeburnx

Pro

xastridraeburnx forfeited this round.
TBSmothers

Con

The pro did't put up an argument and i don't think she will be posting one in the following rounds so i will make mines fairly short. The pro did not say what type of dance so i will just use dance in general. Dance cannot be considered a sport
because there is no set of guidelines that determines whether someone wins. For example unlike basketball, football and other sports you can not decide who wins just by looking at a scorecard/scoresheet(when scored by points it is a person giving out points). Instead the winner of dance competitions is determined by judges which means the winner can vary depending on what a judge means. In my opinion someone who does not know anything about a sport should be able to determine who won based on a specific set of rules/guidelines and in dance this cannot be done. For this reason i conclude that dance is not a sport.
Debate Round No. 2
xastridraeburnx

Pro

xastridraeburnx forfeited this round.
TBSmothers

Con

I rest my case
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Russia_The_almighty 1 year ago
Russia_The_almighty
Technically by definition it is. Its not called that though.
Posted by xastridraeburnx 1 year ago
xastridraeburnx
Russia_The_almighty
I don't think that 'being a soldier' is a sport, but the things involved like running and shooting are sports.
Posted by Russia_The_almighty 1 year ago
Russia_The_almighty
With that definition, being a soldiers is a sport.
Being a soldier is a physical activity you need skill.
If you add in competitions, those go by the name of wars.
Entertainment. Many are entertained by wars by either seeing how stupid one side is or how decisive some moves are.
Posted by xastridraeburnx 1 year ago
xastridraeburnx
Varrack:
My definition of a sport: a specific physical activity in which skill is involved.
I run but I don't compete, but running is still a sport.
Posted by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
A sport has to be competitive, otherwise it isn't a sport. What is your definition of it?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture, Pro has failed to uphold BOP nor make an argument.