IS dance a sport?
For something to be a sport it must be de done competitively. Dance is not a sport because it typically is not done competitively.
Perusing five major online dictionaries for the definition of “sport”, I have seen the following definitions listed first for the noun “sport” –
American Heritage Dictionary  –
“An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.”
Collins Dictionary  –
“an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc”
MacMillan Dictionary  –
“an activity in which players or teams compete against each other, usually an activity that involves physical effort”
Merriam Webster Dictionary  –
“a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other”
Oxford Dictionaries  –
“An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”
"An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively."--- Dance takes skill such as toes pointed pirates are being spotted you are not traveling and your legs are not scaling and your lines are perfect the dance world does take rules and dancers are very competitive this is called Competitive dance is a popular, widespread activity in which competitors perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles"such as acro, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and tap"before a common group of judges. This is in contrast with other activities that involve competition among dancers based on purpose, or specific dance style, such as pom squad and dancesport.
(2015 Dance Competitions - StarQuest Performing Arts. There's a competition for you)
The competitive dance industry largely consists of competition production companies"also sometimes called dance competition companies"that conduct regional competitions at stops along their annual, nationwide tours. Dancers who compete at these regional competitions are students ranging in age from approximately four to eighteen years old. Dance schools (often referred to as dance studios) arrange for their classes to compete as groups. Advanced dancers may be chosen to compete solos, duets, trios, or in a small group dance in addition to or in place of large group routines. Competitions typically begin in January and end in July or August just like any other competitive sport it has a date set.
"an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc"----Like I point it out in the upper paragraph it is also a group activity and it feels good to dance (pleasure) testing physical capabilities, Lifts and getting hurt dancing through the pain and you can't just do what professionals do in one day it takes practice and dedication like any other sport.
"an activity in which players or teams compete against each other, usually an activity that involves physical effort"---- Dance takes a lot of effort because you're constantly moving any part of your body and each dance team is competing against another dance team or we call it a studio or company
"a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other"----Its a contest of who is the best dancer and who will survive the rounds of dance they do a lot of physical activities such as runny stretching push ups they jump leap turns on there toes and feet they compete against one another a title and the competitions have rule and there coaches have rules yes the dance persian who is teaching them the choreographer is also call the dance coach.
"An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment" this was all just written above
You basically repeated the others so let me repeat something for you everything I wrote is true and everything that I wrote in the first box is also true so the thing I'm going to repeat for everyone who does not agree and agrees with the con person her it is
DANCE IS A SPORT (proof provided in the above paragraph)
This is a matter of degree. Virtually all physical activities can be done, and occasionally are done, competitively. Swimming, hiking, running, snowboarding, skating, biking, etc. As I said in the prior round, "Dance is not a sport because it is typically not done competitively." This is not the same as claiming that no dance is sport. Some dance certainly is sport, but taking it as a whole, most of it isn't. Dance is an art and a competitor is unnecessary and often absent. Contrast this with soccer, hockey, football, basketball, tennis, and baseball which can't even be played without opponents.
My opponent brings the claim - The burden of proof is on my opponent to demonstrate that dance is a sport. A limited number of examples of competitive dance is insufficient.
and I Quote "The burden of proof is on my opponent to demonstrate that dance is a sport. A limited number of examples of competitive dance is insufficient."
You basically just said that dance was a sport it is done competitively and like I said there are other dance studios and teams that you compete against if you watch dancing with the stare they do ballroom and you can see during practice how much it takes if you watch dance moms the stuff they do is no joke yes dance can also be a form of entertainment but so is basketball and football some do those sports for fun some do it for a creer dance is the same way. A lot of athletes like professional athletes have to take dance class they are required to do it Michael sam had to take dance classes and he was in dancing with the stare. Dont judge something until you've done it yourself. If you're saying dance is not a sport and you're talking about one dance it doesn't matter you're still talking about dance. all dances are considered a sport you are constantly moving weather it's fast medium or slow you are still constantly moving and you do realize that some of the things you said didn't really make sense
Suppose someone had made the claim that "Mammals lay eggs." "Mammals" encompasses both egg-laying mammals and non-egg-laying mammals. The majority of mammals do not lay eggs. On that basis, I would refute the assertion. There are the platypus and echidnas, but come on. That's not enough to show that the assertion is true.
My opponent lists many different types of dance and alleges that they are sports, but the only support offered for this conclusion is that these dances take time, effort, practice, technique, perfection in every step, choreography, "and everthing." My opponent did not address the primary problem that I brought attention to - The non-competitive nature of dance.
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