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Is ballet a sport

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Prettyonpointe

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I think ballet is a sport because of its athleticism, flexibility, and artistry. Some people may say ballet isn't a sport because we aren't competing against other teams but in the Youth American Grand Prix ballet dancers compete with other countries dancers to decide the worlds best dancers. Secondly, the other side May say the our activity isn't physically exerting but we usually dance six days a week this includes conditioning, barre work, across the floor, one jazz class, and a flexibility classes each class is generally 90 minutes and we have 2-3 classes per day. My third and final reason is that we are judged based on our technique which is the foundation of dance. So please don't judge ballet!
imabench

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"I think ballet is a sport because of its athleticism, flexibility, and artistry."

That doesnt make it a sport.



"Some people may say ballet isn't a sport because we aren't competing against other teams"

Exactly



"but in the Youth American Grand Prix ballet dancers compete with other countries dancers to decide the worlds best dancers."

They dont compete directly against them though. One team performs, then the other team performs. Thats it. If it were a sport then both teams would be given chances to counter the other team's routine.

In addition to that, the vast, vast majority of Ballet events do not feature two different teams being pitted against each other.



" Secondly, the other side May say the our activity isn't physically exerting but we usually dance six days a week this includes conditioning, barre work, across the floor, one jazz class, and a flexibility classes each class is generally 90 minutes and we have 2-3 classes per day."

I masturbate 6 times a week which is also physically exerting, doesnt make it a sport.



"My third and final reason is that we are judged based on our technique which is the foundation of dance."

Being judged on technique doesnt make it a sport.

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- There arent points granted in Ballet
- Theres no easy way to tell who is winning or losing at any given time
- There are no referees, penalties, etc in the game
- Ballet very rarely engages in any head to head competition
- There is no professional sport called "National Ballet League"

Its just simply not a sport.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SeventhProfessor 3 years ago
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