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Is dance a sport?

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Started: 4/16/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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madelyn2

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As a dancer I believe 100% it is a sport. We do more work than golfers, but that's considered a sport? I find it a very sexist opinion when people say it's not a sport. Opinions please.
mannyboy

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I do not believe dancing is a sport. My reasoning behind this is the way that this "activity" is judged. A sport is simple, and the winner is determined by facts, such as a score. In the example of golfing, the amount of shots it takes you to get the ball in the hole determines the winner. Same goes for tennis, swimming, and other non contact sports. Now dance is not a sport because there are no definite facts that determine a winner. Judges choose the winner and loser. The winner does not win by a scoreboard (although i understand there is scoring), but wins by the opinion of a judge. I stress the fact that there are judges needed to score, and judges are people who can have separate opinions. A dancer could receive one score from one judge and a different score from a different judge. Which is exactly why there are usually a panel of judges.
Debate Round No. 1
madelyn2

Pro

At a dance competition teams have many rules to follow. We have to have a certain number of certain tricks to qualify.
mannyboy

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i never stated that dance competitions did not have rules. The method that the winner is choosen is what classifies it as not a sport.
Debate Round No. 2
madelyn2

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mannyboy

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Debate Round No. 3
madelyn2

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by mannyboy 3 years ago
mannyboy
i say "Activity" with quotes because while i do not believe this is a sport, being in the performing arts (band, choir, dancing) has also proven that this is not merely a hobby/activity.
Posted by Skeptikitten 3 years ago
Skeptikitten
You realize it's pretty offensive to golfers to suggest that you "do more work" simply because dance is more aerobic?

Not to mention all the male dancers you offend by calling the issue "sexist".
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