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LRTaylor707
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ranting4good
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Is dance a sport?

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Started: 4/19/2018 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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LRTaylor707

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There have been many debates on whether dance is a sport. First, let"s establish what a sport is. In the Oxford Dictionary: "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others." Dance is definitely a physical activity which requires hours of perfection and practice. Dance is skill and it requires you to be flexible and hard working to achieve goals and strengths. And dance is a competition ALWAYS. When you go to see a performance they may look pretty and it seems as if they were just entertaining, but they had to audition for their part. Girls AND BOYS from all over the world comes to places just to audition for a part in a performance. IT IS ALWAYS A COMPETITION.
Experiencing a dance class, depending on the style, involves core training, technique strengthening in the feet and arms, balancing exercises, deep stretching of the legs and back and drills for leap and turning sequences. Being part of a dance team includes traveling to different competitions to compete against hundreds or thousands of dancers all around the world that all have the same goal, to win. In a softball tournament, for example, you compete to win first, second, or third place. This is the same setup as a dance competition, however, there are different categories the participant can be placed in, unlike other sports.
Oxford dictionary defines a sport as something that involves physical exertion in which an individual or team competing against another or others. Softball and dance both involve either a team or individual against others; so why are people so set that dance is not a sport, but rather an art? I strongly disagree with that statement. Webster"s dictionary defines art as: "quality, production, expression, or realm, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance." I definitely agree that dance is most without a doubt both an art and a sport. I really hope you consider the facts, and that dance is most definitely both a sport and an art.
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