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lauren.delrus
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Kyle_the_Heretic
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Is Dance A Sport

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Kyle_the_Heretic
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/27/2015 Category: Arts
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 662 times Debate No: 80247
Debate Rounds (5)
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lauren.delrus

Pro

Dance is a sport and I will argue with anyone that is against it. I want all of you haters of dance being a sport to learn one of our competition routines, go to our countless practices, perfect it, and perform it. We make it look easy because we are trained to, and yes we do sweat, we sweat because we are working hard and taking no breaks. Also if you say dance is only for girls and guys are weak if they dance, then go on YouTube and look up videos of guy dancers and you try and do the tricks and stunts they do. Finally if you look me straight in he eye and tell me that dance is weak and not a sport, I will kick you in the face no matter how tall you are.
Kyle_the_Heretic

Con

The opening arguments are basic, so I will give a basic response.

It is true that dance is strenuous, requires a high standard of coordination and talent, and is not just for girls, though I haven't heard too many people say it was just for girls.

Construction work is also strenuous, but not considered a sport.

Trapeze acts require a high standard of coordination and talent, but are not considered a sport.

Dances have competitions, just as sporting events to. Spelling Bees also have competitions, and they are not considered sporting events.

Has anyone attending the ballet ever said they were going to a sporting event?

I can find no official statement that places dance in a sporting category, so to state that dance is a sport is purely based on opinion, not fact.

Dancing may be athletic to a degree, and meet certain sports criteria, but so do other activities that are not considered a sport.

According to the above examples, dance is not a sport.
Debate Round No. 1
lauren.delrus

Pro

lauren.delrus forfeited this round.
Kyle_the_Heretic

Con

Well, either my opponent was unable to respond in round 2, or her statement that she will argue with anyone on this topic is untrue.

I can only refer everyone to the arguments posted in round 1.
Debate Round No. 2
lauren.delrus

Pro

lauren.delrus forfeited this round.
Kyle_the_Heretic

Con

(the sound of crickets chirping)
Debate Round No. 3
lauren.delrus

Pro

lauren.delrus forfeited this round.
Kyle_the_Heretic

Con

Odette has the the scene and pirouettes across the stage, she's at the violins, she's at the flutes, she's at the basses, ooooh, she's taken down by the evil knight Rothbart at the oboes. Wait a minute, there's a flag on the stage. The conductor is calling a foul. Apparently Odette was tackled in mid pirouette.

The conductor has announced that the tackle curse does not turn Odette into a swan, and the dance is move forward five stanzas into the woodwinds. Rothbart is in the conductor's face. This could get ugly.

Well folks, who knows where this is going? It's anybody's ballet now.
Debate Round No. 4
lauren.delrus

Pro

lauren.delrus forfeited this round.
Kyle_the_Heretic

Con

Well, it was an intense and exciting debate. I wonder if anyone is actually going to read it.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid 9 months ago
diarrhea_of_a_wimpy_kid
Thigh gap dancing is a sport.
Posted by lauren.delrus 1 year ago
lauren.delrus
I would have argued more but I was unable to login due to being very busy and wifi issues... Otherwise this wouldn't be a waste of your time.
Posted by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
I read it
Posted by mostlogical 1 year ago
mostlogical
Sport is a manly activity, people who play a sport know whether they have won or lost without having to be judged unlike dancing. I've seen videos of men break dancing etc, it looks cool, but doesn't mean dancing is a sport.
Posted by Hayd 1 year ago
Hayd
Dance is not a sport...it is an athletic competition...
Posted by SongHaGin 1 year ago
SongHaGin
Kick in the face?
That's too mean!
Posted by SongHaGin 1 year ago
SongHaGin
Why are you putting this up for debate?
Nearly everyone agrees that dance is a sport.
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Vote Placed by U.n 9 months ago
U.n
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Reasons for voting decision: Multiple forfeited turns by Pro.
Vote Placed by Dill777 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con.