Lots of athletic morons might disagree, but pretty much everything is a sport. For gods sake, Stallone starred in a movie (not a comedy mind you) about arm wrestling. Dancing is done competitively, it's a sport. All you sports junkies who disagree with me should consider what a sport is, then try to tell me I'm wrong. See you in the comments section.
I don't do dancing but I know how tiring It can get constantly moving, focussing on facial expressions and making sure you have a voice at the same time. I have watched many people dance and it takes skill to dance well. Remembering the dance numbers and actually performing them with character is extremely hard. Its like horse riding, I love the sport but everyone says it isn't. We risk our lives for horse riding, we put our trust in a creature with a mind of its own, we don't just sit there and dancers don't either. They do a lot of moving around and it looks really graceful! Keep it up because I appreciate and congratulate anyone who does dancing its an amazing sport and you shouldn't listen to the haters
As part of a break-dancing crew in high school, I strongly feel that it's a sport. You get a total workout, we have competitions, and you get hurt sometimes. Isn't that what a sport is?
You do get sprains sometimes and also you build muscle. All the sports I know feature that.
Dancing is so a sport because you have to work your but off and who doesn't sweat after dancing. Dancing takes a lot of skill and is extremely hard. I dance and in a comp I had to dance straight for 5 minutes. You try and do that peeps that say no. You are totally wrong if you think no. DANCING IS A SPORT!
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
This is the definition on Google.
Dancing involves physical exertion, skill. Individuals (or teams) compete against another for entertainment.
The dictionary agrees that dancing is a sport, why don't you?
Boys, I'd like to see you do a split in the air and land in a pile and I'd like to see you do a quadruple pirouette and is like to see you do a split and jump till you sweat ..And don't forget to point your toes during all that, ..And don't forget to do all that while smiling. Because all football people do is run around in tights all for a pathetic ball.
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Because if u do do completive dance you are dance up against other people.And when u go up against other people its like u are playing u against team b and if u get a higher score than team b then u win thats what u do when u compete. Like in soccer u go up against others also football,volleyball,and another sport.And dance is not all about the fancy costumes its about learning how to balance and most important having fun.And FOOTBALL PLAYERS TAKE DANCE TO IMPROVE THERE BALANCE.So without ballet there where would your fav football players would be today NOWHERE.So just think about it without dance football would SUCK.And we dancers can do better than all of u at dance we can split,kick high,turn,and do a ton more.Sorry if i got so into this its just dance is my life and i hate when people say dance is not a sport well when u compete like me u go up against other like another sport so yeah thats all i have to say about that.
The dictionary clearly states that every sport needs physical activity. If you look up the definition of dance, it also states that dancing requires physical activity, like exercise, balance, flexibility, etc, like gymnastics. So, if gymnastics is in the olympics and it is considered a sport, dancing is too, officially.
Dancing takes as much of EVEN MORE energy than football of any other sport. It is so healthy for you. PEOPLE ARE LIKE WELL DANCE IS NOW A SPORT
yes it is
So for anyone out there that thinks that dance is not a sport they are wrong! Think of really good dancers like Sophia Lucia or Maddie Ziegler er something, think of how hard they train to dance. Its hard
All sports are competitions, but not all competitions are sports. Dancing can be a competition. It certainly involves physical movement, but so does darts, bowling, etc. They involve moving and point scoring, but can they be called sports? No. In a competition there is a goal or action that is scored, scores are compared between competitors, but there is no direct physical interaction between competitors that could be described as offense and defense. There would certainly be some competitions that fall into a gray area between competition and sport. Some racing events are largely without offense and defense except perhaps at key moments like along turns, and coasting behind the lead runner or lead car. But things like soccer, baseball, football, tennis, etc that contain offensive and defensive aspects fall into what I consider sports.
I'm telling you it can be a sport but usually the dance that dancers dance is art. Dancing from different countries like India, for example, is considered an art. In college applications they will be looking for a sport, but if you say dancing, they won't accept it as much if you say football or soccer. I'm not saying it isn't a sport, but it is most popularly known as art
Dancing is not a sport! You can't get stats, and dance is more like an art all over the world.
For the people who think it is a sport should think about what is different in a sport and dancing, in dancing you do get judged but you can not get any points relative to sports. In sports like football or soccer, they do get statism for their effort in playing the game.
Just because you have to work hard doesn't make it a sport. Sports don't have judges, they have coaches. Sports have tryouts, not auditions. Sports teams don't spend time with makeup and hair. Sports teams have fields or arenas, not theaters or studios. Sports don't have costumes, they have jerseys . Yes in dance and sports you have to be physically fit and mentally strong, you have to practice multiple times a week and there are competitions for both. And you cant say that whoever says its not a sport is wrong, dance wasnt intended for it to be competitive in the first place either, it was supposed to be traditional an a eay of expressing yourself through movement. (by the way, yes i know how hard it is i did dance for 8 years) Dance Isnt a sport it is an art, and I don't understand why people won't accept that dance is special in its own way
I agree that it requires skill and training and there is competition, but it's just not a sport. In sports, there is no routine or something you have to memorize. You just do it and make decisions on the spot. For example, in soccer, you get the ball and you make a decision. You don't know what is really going to happen next. I know in dance, you sometimes have to make a routine on the spot, but it is still a ROUTINE. And anyone can dance. It can be taught and learned with the right amount of training. For instance, if you don't know how to figure the beat, someone can teach it to you. But in sports such as basketball or soccer or volleyball, some people are born with it. That's why some people are amazingly good. Also, there is no goal in dance. By that I mean when you dance, you don't think of winning. You just try to perform and do your best. That's why sports is a SPORT. You have a goal and that's winning. I am a soccer player and a volleyball player, plus a competitive dancer.
In sports there is always side by side competition. In football, the teams blitz and push each other. In soccer the players are side by side, stealing the ball and making juke moves on each other. In track the competitors are racing side by side. In swimming, the swimmers swim in one "heat." Dance, though, has none of that side by side competition. It doesn't require any technique. In the state of Iowa it isn't even considered a sport. Dance is more of an art. There are no fundamentals. In all other sports, there are techniques to win and dominate. In dance it is more of a memorization of moves that are used in a specific order. In real sports, the "moves" (juking, passing, stealing, tackling" are used at a very precise time, when they are necessary. Dancing is definitely not a sport.
Dancing is not something that is a sport it Is more of an energetic hobby that you do even though you usually pay to go it is not as if you have special shoes for hip hop dancing or anything and I mean think about it. JUST THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its an activity because there is no ball involved. All sports have balls involved. Plus, its not considered a sport in school because in my high school you can only sign up for one sport each sport season and there are people who do dancing and a sport. Plus, the dance you are doing on stage is already planned, you know what is going to happen. In a real sport the chances are endless and you have no idea what to expect. That is why dancing is not a sport.
Dancing isn't a sport becaus it's not very hard exercise. The hard spurts of exercise don't last very long and dancers are known to become anorexic. What sport has fancy costumes? If you were ment to swet you wouldn't have on some glittery tights on. Also it's a false spence of a sport when you need to use real sports skills in gym class you'd be in for a rood awakening.
A sport has to a have a clearly defined winner, it can't depend on judges to state their opinions on who won. I'm not saying that dancers don't work as hard as football or hockey players, I'm just saying that dancing is a particularly physical art form, but an art form none the less.