You have no idea! Dance is most defiantly a sport, unlike most sports dancers train year round... There is no summer break... We have to incorporate many talents and skills accompanied by memorization and pain! I'd love to see those of you who say dance isn't a sport try to do a jump in pointe shoes. WE are defiantly the most hard working altheltes out there. I train close to 80 hours a week and more during summer.. So yes we are altheltes... Why do you think so many football players are required to take dance lessons... Because they need the skills we have! So next time you do what ever sport it is that you do.... Try doing it with a smile, and doing the movements without showing the efforts behind it... After you do that you can try to tell me dance doesn't take skill or talent!