Why dance is a sport
Dance IS a sport because,
1. Dancers must be fit and have amazing core strength.
2. Dancing is hard work because you need to to learn French and hundreds of difficult moves.
3. Most dancers train year(s) for a couple of minutes on stage
4. So you think its easy?! Try to look graceful and not in pain in shoes that have wooden blocks at the tips. (We also bleed sometimes from them)
5. We bleed,cry,sweat,and sacrifice so many things just so we can do what we love. Dancing.
So you still think dance isn't a sport?
I understand that dancers do put themselves through a lot to achieve what they do, but it does not need to be a sport to deserve recognition as a physical challenge.
Well, You do know that there is competitive dancing right? Most dancers go perform at competitions to compete against other dancers; Most people like to come to the competitions for entertainment, like other sports. Also if you look at my second picture from the first debate, how many people how do you know that play sports who look like that (very muscular) during a jump yet still have enough control to make the jump graceful? One more thing, you should know that rhythmic gymnastics which is an Olympic sport contain moves from dance. they use the same positions from dance to do things. And rhythmic gymnasts do ballet for control and to get extreme flexibility.
Dance is a competitive sport. It has a set of rules. You can compete in a large group, as a soloist or in a duet or trio as well. Dancing requires strength, endurance, agility, dedication, skill, co-ordination and your body must be in top condition. You could hurt yourself in dancing just as easily as you can clap your hands together, yet most people do not recognize it as a sport.
According to The Farlex Dictionary the word sport is defined as: Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. Dancers compete against other dancers and routines must comply with a set of rules. Dance moves must be done in a certain way. You must land them in a certain way. You have to have a certain number of balances, turns and flexibility moves in each level. These are the rules of dance. Artistry is judged separately from these moves. Athletes are people who participate in competitive sports. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word athlete as a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina. According to this definition, a dancer is an athlete. Warm up exercises are a necessity so that a dancer will not pull muscles. To jump high off the ground you need agility and strength.
Also, you have repeated the same argument yet again (dancers need strength, stamina etc.). It is perfectly okay to consider dancing a physical challenge. I agree with that. However, that does not make dancing a sport. Vote Con as I have managed to disprove every point so far that Pro has made, yet they haven't done the same.