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Question: Do people think dance is a sport!?
I take dance and people tell me that it shouldn't' be considered a sport and I disagree!. It is physically hard and you need much more flexibility than for most other sports!. What do others think!? Please tell me!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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YES!!!!! we work so much harder than a lot of athletes out there!. i mean doing the splits and being really flexible hurts a lot!. and after perfecting your routine for a while, it gets tiring!. so dance is definitely a sport in my book =)Www@QuestionHome@Com

It is an art, not a sport!. The difficulty of it has nothing to do with whether it is a sport because there is more than just the physicality of it!. We do physically exert ourselves, and professional dancers are just as in shape as Olympic athletes!. However, we have to make every movement look beautiful and perfect as well as convey the message the choreographer is trying to send!. I believe that dance is not a sport, it is MORE than a sport!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think people don't consider it a sport because 1) they see it as a performing art and therefore not very physically challenging!. Most dancers know that is incorrect logic though!.!.!. and 2) it is very anaerobic in its essence!. Some dancer is aerobic and can be considered cardio, but mostly it is anaerobic!. We learn a set of so many 8 counts, then we stop and practice it until we get the whole thing!. Even after the whole thing is over, we stop and then restart!. In technique class, we learn a combination by watching and then we do the combination!. We stop and learn something new!.

There ARE anaerobic sports (weightlifting, field events in track and field, etc) that we forget about when we think of sports in its aerobic sense!.!.!. AND just because dancing is an art and can be very graceful does not mean that it isn't grueling and take a lot of energy!.

sport /sp?rt, spo?rt/
1!. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc!.
3!. diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime!.

Dance has skill and physical prowess (as much as many sports) and can be very competitive!. Much of is not but in the same regard, much of it is!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

People who say dance isn't a sport usually have not tried dancing!. It requires an immense amount of strength, flexibility, endurance, and energy!.
But what's cool about dance is it's a sport and an art at the same time!. You have to do all this physically demanding movement with perfect form!. Let's try to see soccer players make goals with pointed toes, perfect arm positions, and at least a 90 degree kick!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

i don't think dance can be considered as a sport!.Sport could be something in which you have to run up and down chasing a ball!.I think dance is a form of art!.It requires lot's of strength and effort to dance but theater requires effort and sometimes more strength to get on the stage than getting on a field!.That does not mean theater is sport!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I have been dancing since I was three and people always ask me if I play sports and I say dance and they say "that's not a sport" I think that dance is as much a sport as football or soccer!. It is difficult, challenging and physically exhausting! Dance should be recognized one and for all as a sport!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Absolutely! Dance is completely a sport! It's also an art form!.
Dance is a sport because you are moving your body to get exercise and it just happens to be done to music!. All those people who do sports out there who think dance is not a sport should try a dance class for themselves!. Especially ballet!.!.!.!.
although every type of dance is hard to learn!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

dance is DEFINITELY a sport ! i don't care what anybody says!.
some dancers have way bigger calf and leg muscles than soccer players and such!.
all the athletes think that dancing is such a pretty thing and its not really a sport, but yeah it is!. it takes a lot of strength to be able to do some moves!. and not to mention skill!. i'd like to see those soccer players get out on stage and pull off half the moves we can


i dance also!.!.
and i find it upsetting when people say that dancing itsn't a sport!
dancers put just as much time or even more into their work than a football or soccer player!. it takes soo much hard work to be a dancer so it is most definitely a sport!.!.

ive been dancing competitvely for 12 years!.
andd i think its more of a performing art!.
yes it takes lots of physical strength endurance and flexibility!.
but it is definetly more of an art than a sport!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

i dance also!.
i think that it is very very challenging!!!!
and the fact that you compete(at competitions)
i think that it is most deffinitley a sport!Www@QuestionHome@Com

yes, dancing is a sport!.
These days we recognize the growth in dancers!.!. I suppose you could put it that way!.!.!. Well, basically, Yes in today's society it is considered a sport!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

yes of course u need to be flexible have determination an endurance for it u cnt just walk in a dance class an expect to be able to do it an u have to practice like all other sportsWww@QuestionHome@Com

I do!. It's the most physically demanding sport out there except for professional football!. And it looks beautiful!. Better than watching sweaty people bounce a ball around!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Dance is DEFINITELY a sport! you use so many muscles, and it is strenuous work! keep on dancing!Www@QuestionHome@Com

of corse it is a sport what eles would it be!?!?Www@QuestionHome@Com