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Is dance considered an art or a sport?

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Question by Suga
Submitted on 12/13/2003
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Is dance considered an art or a sport?


Answer by Karlynn
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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dance is a sport because it is competed in and it definantly works your muscles and helps you with your flexibility.

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 2/13/2004
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i dont think dance is a sport because you have a lot of self- esteem with it.

 

Answer by Jenna
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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I believe that dance is a sport. Jessica, you don't know what you are talking about honey. We work out just as much as ball teams do. So.....dance is a sport!!! Go dancers!!!

 

Answer by T-Bone
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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Dance is totally not a sport. In the definition of sport it says a "GAME". Dance is clearly not a game! IS DANCE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES?? NOOOOOOOOO!

 

Answer by Come on!
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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Hello!!  Dance is most definately a sport.  In the definition of sport in Webster's dictionary it says nothing about it needs to have a "game."  Anyway aren't games also called meets, and aren't meets just you competing against another team.  Dance is exactly like that except we compete with multiple teams at the same time!  And actually ballroom dancing is an Olympic sport, if you don't believe me go to usabda.org and look for yourself. Any more questions T-Bone?

 

Answer by kendra
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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I am doing a speech on persuasive and i am am in dance and i think that dance is a sport, like others said.. u do work out.. Actually you work out more then other sports, like bowling and ect. so if u all could give me more information on what you all think about dance e-mail me at adleman_25@hotmail.com that would be great thanks.

 

Answer by Alyssa
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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Dance is not a sport!!!

 

Answer by rebecca
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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im doing speech on persuasive and i am trying to prove to people in my class that dance is a sport if you could like send me what you think about it that would be awesome. I totally believe that dance is a sport because i am a dancer and we were hard like all the other people do in sports. i just need information or what everyone thinks about it. Send it to Cherryvanillababy420@msn.com. Thanks!!!

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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Dancers work they're butts off and it's been said that dancers are some of the best atheletes because you get in such good shape!
Anyone who says dancing is not a sport has no idea.

 

Answer by kelsey
Submitted on 5/21/2004
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Dance is definitally a sport.  you have to work just a s hard as a baseball player or soccer player or any other sport.  So there is know way you can call soccer a sport and not dance

 

Answer by I KNOW ALL
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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Dance sucks.  It's just a bunch of airheads who don't play a real sport.  If you are going to cite the dictionary, it just says activity that gives enjoyment or recreation.  So, is scratching my butt a sport too??  If so, it is still a better sport than dance.

 

Answer by crazy duck!
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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I think that dance IS a sport and any one who thinks that it is not has never danced or has tried and they cant so then they play other sports and cut the sport dance/dancers low! and i too am doing a speech on this topic i need to gather information so if you want to send me ideas then send them to me at POPPY_SEED89@hotmail.com thanx!

 

Answer by ricka04
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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dance sucks!!!!

 

Answer by Teegz
Submitted on 6/9/2004
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Dance is really a little of both people. The dancing and dance process itself is an art, However, it can also be classified a sport because the dance competition itself is a sport as they are competeing against other participants. So either way u go, and art or sport can be a debated topic!!

 

Answer by JJ
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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anyone who doesnt dance, you go try it and compete with it for a while and then you'll be allowed to say if dance is a sport or not! i'ma dancer, and i know its a sport

 

Answer by Goldenchild
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Hey Dance is a Sport. And yes there are dancers that do perform at the Olympics. What do you think those gymnasts are doing. Those moves didn't originate from gymnastics. Dancers also do the same amount of sit up push ups and sprints as football or baseball teams. And to think you call bowling a sport. Get real! You don't know if dance is a sport till you've tried it. Oh and stop looking up words in the dictionary to define sport and dance. That was probably the first time you ever used the dictionary any way.

 

Answer by Mickie
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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I say dance is a sport you work hard go through weight training other training exercise they work hard just as hard as any other sport

 

Answer by Mike
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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Dance is both an artform and a sport!

 

Answer by kally
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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It seems to me that most people who believe dancing is a sport are dancers themselves, simply because they can appreciate its difficulty.  and because i am a dancer i too am aware that real dancers are athletes.  Dancing is supposed to look easy and effortless thats why non-dancers will just never understand

 

Answer by bess
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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its BOTH!!  an artistic sport- the best kind of sport there is!

 

Answer by outbound
Submitted on 9/29/2004
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Art:"is the quality, production, or expression of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance."  When you dance you express what you feel or the attitude that you would like to present.  Also if you think about it sports are pieces of art because you improve in the "quality" and "production" that comes with working out and practicing.

 

Answer by Collegiate Dancer
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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Heck yeah dance is a sport! I'm on a Division I collegiate dance team ranked 6th in the country, and we work our butts off! Tell me that I get up at 6:30 in the morning two days a week to go work with our athletic department sponsored personal trainer because I'm in an art. I don't think so! We practice 5 times a week and two of those are pure weight training alongside our ACC football players. And if we're not a sport, then why does ESPN cover our competitions? Just a thought to ponder for the ignorant ones out there. :-)

 

Answer by momo
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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dance is not sport beacause you do leaps and spins you don't run, throw, hit, or kick.

 

Answer by pvbrwneyedgrl
Submitted on 10/5/2004
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DANCE IS A SPORT...and if you don't think it is then you have never tried it and experienced how much work it is or you are just jealous of us...this is coming from a DANCER a very dedicated dancer...you people think that kicking a ball around and such is so extreme...try on some pointe shoes...i'd like to see you do a triple pirouette

 

Answer by Blue Illusioins dancer
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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Dance is a sport in every way shape and form. Dancers work just as hard as any other sport does. yes we may not be able to run up and down a field or court for an hour but then again I've never seen a basket ball player turn fuettes or do a center leap perfectly. I'm not trying to nock the other sports or offend anyone but I think that dancing should be considered a sport. Some people try and be smart and say that the dictionary says a sport consists of a GAME well you go tell that to the swimmers at my school who are state champs and we will see what they say. I bet they will argue with you a little too. My dance team at my school has been treated like crap. We dont get anything from my school because they dont callus a sport but we keep trying. We have won state for the past three years and Nationals the past two years. We arent given anywhere to practice, we have to practice in a hall way in the back of the school. We dont get money for our costumes or poms or trophy case. We didnt even have a trophy case until last year. And it is in the back hallway that only the teachers go down becaus out school couldnt care less about us. People use it as a trash can and have actually taken stuff out and broken it then thrown it back in. We have fund raisers and raise all of the money that we need to send all 22 of the girls plus three choaches to florida for nationals every year. We work for hours on maybe 2 8 counts of a dance to get it perfect just do we can get bood when we go out on the floor to perform but year after year we all do it because we love it and dont want to give it up. Now I dare someone to tell me that me and the rest of the dancers dont work as hard as another sport.

 

Answer by Blue Illusioins dancer
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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Dance is a sport in every way shape and form. Dancers work just as hard as any other sport does. yes we may not be able to run up and down a field or court for an hour but then again I've never seen a basket ball player turn fuettes or do a center leap perfectly. I'm not trying to nock the other sports or offend anyone but I think that dancing should be considered a sport. Some people try and be smart and say that the dictionary says a sport consists of a GAME well you go tell that to the swimmers at my school who are state champs and we will see what they say. I bet they will argue with you a little too. My dance team at my school has been treated like crap. We dont get anything from my school because they dont callus a sport but we keep trying. We have won state for the past three years and Nationals the past two years. We arent given anywhere to practice, we have to practice in a hall way in the back of the school. We dont get money for our costumes or poms or trophy case. We didnt even have a trophy case until last year. And it is in the back hallway that only the teachers go down becaus out school couldnt care less about us. People use it as a trash can and have actually taken stuff out and broken it then thrown it back in. We have fund raisers and raise all of the money that we need to send all 22 of the girls plus three choaches to florida for nationals every year. We work for hours on maybe 2 8 counts of a dance to get it perfect just do we can get bood when we go out on the floor to perform but year after year we all do it because we love it and dont want to give it up. Now I dare someone to tell me that me and the rest of the dancers dont work as hard as another sport.

 

Answer by Unknown
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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Dance is most definetly considered a sport.  Why wouldn't it be?  It takes as much time, effort and energy. Studies actually show that 3o minutes of dance equals a full game of soccer.  And yes there is dance at the Olympics, they are called gymnasts.  Dancers are one of the best athletes in the world, because "us" dancers work as hard as any other player on a sports team.  We need strength, flexibility, and it also helps us build our muscle tone.  It is a sport, and there is nothing that can prove it wrong! Dance Rocks!

 

Answer by Alyssa H. a.k.a BIG RED
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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Dance is cleary a sport!!!!How could it not be a sport!, Whoever thinks dance is not a sport definitely has some issues.  Us dancers work our butts off more than any of you ball players.  You guys could not last one minute in an advanced jazz class!!!DANCE IS TOTALLY A SPORT

 

Answer by CRAZY!!!
Submitted on 10/28/2004
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dance is not only a sport but a way of life!!

 

Answer by Evan Levine
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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no, dance is not a sport

 

Answer by ddancer
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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I dance for a college dance team and we compete nationally.  I have been dancing for 13 years.  I know that dance is a sport because of all the dedication that goes into any sport.  Also all the long hours of practice and working out. Compare dance to football.  Both have practice everynight, both weight train their asses off, both have games to be at every weekend, both compete against other teams, both have set rules to follow by and both can be a professional career.

 

Answer by ddancer
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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I dance for a college dance team and we compete nationally.  I have been dancing for 13 years.  I know that dance is a sport because of all the dedication that goes into any sport.  Also all the long hours of practice and working out. Compare dance to football.  Both have practice everynight, both weight train their asses off, both have games to be at every weekend, both compete against other teams, both have set rules to follow by and both can be a professional career.

 

Answer by Gracie
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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Dance is a sport. It is very competitive and fits the definition of the term "sport". I am also doing a speech on this topic. please e-mail me if you have any info. greentreedancer@hotmail.com thanks!

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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I think dance is DEFINETLY a sport.."I know all" well you dont know what your talking about and u need to stop running your mouth about crap u dont even know anything about..so if you really think its not a sport then i would like to see you do half the stuff i have to do...so how about you try some of the stuff I have to do then you can say wether it is or not!

 

Answer by twinkle toes
Submitted on 11/14/2004
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dance is deffinitely a sport i have been dancing since i was in the 3rd grade and you peole who say it isn't have you ever been on a competitive dance team??? yeah that's what i thought all i am also doing a persuasive speech and trying to convince the people in my class that dance is a sport . However most of them aren't as stupid as some of you who think it isn't a sport because they Know better. The one that said dance is a sport and an art you are awesome!!!!!!! and dancers aren't airheads Mr. I KNOW ALL you obviously don't know anything. maybe you should come to one of my dance practices before state competition and do a kick dance for 4 hours straight. i'dlike to see that!!!!

 

Answer by rubytuesday
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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dance is cool because my gf does it and shes hot and stuff

 

Answer by Katie Connell
Submitted on 11/28/2004
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I have danced since I was two years old- dance is a sport.  I grew up in a household of FIVE MEN.  I ran first heat in track played hockey fast-pitch and played foot ball with all my brothers friends every sat.  Dance out does ALL THOSE so called "sports", the only close call is hockey!  Dancing is equivelant to running 5 minutes of sprints straight through!  clearly anyone who doesn't agree is just jealous they aren't talented enough to do anything productive with their lives...  PS I attend Purdue Univ.- I'm pretty sure they accept "air heads" you community college drop-out! honestly get a life!

 

Answer by Onia
Submitted on 11/28/2004
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OK!! Thats enough!! I am going to answer back to everyone who says dance is not a sport. Here I go: T-Bone, figureskating,gymnastics,snowboarding,and so on are NOT games. You don't "play" snowboarding and yet its still considered a sport. Therefore you need to keep your mouth shut and stay in your little dog house. Alyssa, it looked like you had nothing to say except for "dance is not a sport" well hunny,you need a bigger vocabulary so im not even going 2 respond to you because i feel i might confuse you with big words. Same goes to Ricka 04.."dance sucks" <~come on now..think "sentences". And last but not least "I know All", so you say dance is for airheads that don't play a "real" sports. "Airheads"? no offense to basketball but its a bunch of people spending 4quarters trying to get a big orange ball into a 10ft. high basket. Running back and forth trying to get the ball in the hole. WOW..i love basketball and if chasing an orange ball around is considered a sport, then dance can most definately be considered a sport. And how can anybody say whether dance is a sport or not if they have never really actually danced. I'm not talking school dances~I mean really dancing,like compettions. And I think that with your tiny brain, you would be great at scratching your butt, you're probably better at it than whatever sport you do anyways. You can start a team with all the other ignorant people that think dance is not a sport. You say "I know All" well guess what, you know nothing. As you may guess I am a dancer. And in conclusion dance is a sport. If you have any more comments, my SN is SvetheLstDnce594!! I'll battle it out with you any day.
*LiveStrong
**Lovestrong
***DanceStrong
~*Onia Jania*~

 

Answer by saderdancers
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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you freaks that dont think dance is a sport have no idea what u are talking about! my dance team dances around 16 hours or more a week, we condition just as much and football or baseball players just because we dont chase a ball around a field or court doesnt mean we're not sport. we have to have endurance and when you are dancing u have to make it look pretty and easy. we have to be able to jump higher than basketball player sand  do 15 turns in a row i dont think any football player i know could do that. so for all of you people who think dance isnt a sport, try it for a week and see if u could last...i dont think so

 

Answer by jmo
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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Alls I have 2 say is that dancing is a sport, because I did my research paper on it, and it is an athletic sport. That's all I have 2 say!

 

Answer by Ballerina
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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Im doing a speech for school too. Dance is a sport! its like these people say you have no idea how hard it is until you have tried it. The blood, the sweat, and the tears that go into it is unbelievable. Anyone who doesnt think dance is a sport is close minded and pig headed, and i dare you to try it! Dancers Rock!!!!

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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Dance is a sport anyone who thinks differently doesnt know what their talking about!

 

Answer by ShellBell
Submitted on 12/3/2004
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Dance is most definatly a sport and the gurls are right we do work out more than basketball playas or football, we have to either run stairs or sprints jus like track people cuz i do track also and i get a better work out when i am doin dance than when i am practicing for track. So all you lil hefers who say its not a sport you proballaly don't know how to dance or you jus don't know how. I am also doin a report on this so send me some info about what you think.One Love! S_jones2207@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Angela
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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Dance is a sport and it's fun to do. Try it and you might like it.

 

Answer by megan
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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I believe that dancers are athletes. They are among some of the hardest working athletes. In a way they can be considered athletes without a sport. Cuz technically the definition of sport has the word competition in it so it is hard to prove that dance is a sport. I truly believe that it is a sport but i am also biased cuz i took 14 yrs of dance classes and no how hard i had to work

 

Answer by Christy
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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Dance and dance groups get underestimated a lot. Just because we dont have a contact with a ball doesn't mean dance is not a sport. There is a difference between dancing at a party and competing with a dance. A 2 to 3 minute routine requires movement of every muscle nonstop in a very fast pace, not only that, but it requires a great memory. One person messes up the routine and the team may go from 1st place to 6th especially if it's a National competition which consists of hundreds of teams! So by saying that dance is not a sport just shows what an ignorant person you are and big dumbass!

 

Answer by Real Dancer
Submitted on 12/10/2004
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Hey everyone, I've been competeing and dancing for more years than any of you can count. I'd like to say that I'm am probably in better shape than someone who plays football or basketball. Dancing puts an unbelieveable strain on every single muscle in your body. And to Mr. I KNOW ALL... If you get any sort of work out while scratching your butt than yeah...consider it a sport but until you try it you have no idea. Id like to see any of those who don't think it is a sport to try a russian or a fouette...a piroette or even a plie. Shut your mouths unless you know what your talking about.

 

Answer by dancing machine
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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Alright... let's set the record straight.  Dance is a bit of each.  Dance is an art due to the fact that it shows expression through many aspects.  On the other hand, dance is also sport because: A) There is a TON of physical activity involved and it also requires strength, concentration, precision, and passion. B)It does have competitive nature. And C) even Albert Einstein (the man who discovered gravity!) believes dancers to be athletes as noted in his famous quote: "Dancers are the athletes of God", so if you can't take it from me that dance is a sport, take it from Albert Einstein.
And for those of you that think dance sucks... I pity you... because every day without dancing, is a day wasted.

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 12/13/2004
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As a dance degree student, who has competed and performed in many dance events I am shocked at all you dancers who think that dance is sport!?    I believe that something that is created, without limits or boundaries is art and obviously not sport.  Although many people engage with dance through competitive events there are many many more people who dance in other contexts.  I think the problem is that  a lot of people don't understand what the term art actually means.

 

Answer by Joe Mama
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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Dance is not even close to being considered a sport. A sport is a game that is played that requires physical activity. What do u play dance? Come-on now! Dance is a recreation for a bunch of girls and pansies who couldn't make a school sport team.

 

Answer by ZachLuver4ever92 -Megan D.
Submitted on 12/17/2004
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Dance is totally a sport! I am a dancer for Dance Connection, and we work our butts off! We do push ups and sit ups and all that training like ball teams do! We compete against other teams like other sports teams do!! We deserve to be treated like athletes and sports players just as much as any football player does! Like they say, If dance was any easier they'd call it football!! Thats just my opinion tho!! *Even tho its right!!*

 

Answer by airhead
Submitted on 12/17/2004
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well i think dance is an art and i even dance!!!

 

Answer by Smax
Submitted on 12/23/2004
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I think that dance is an art.  You can get a degree at university in Dance, which is a fine art.  

So some of you have debated that its a sport because you compete it... but people compete vocals and instruments in music festivals all teh time. Ergo your saying that singing is a sport as well.

Plus in dance you need to express emotion, even if its just a stage smile.  Preformance is a huge aspect of dance, and is not important in sports.

 

Answer by Mc Viv
Submitted on 12/23/2004
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Dance, is it a sport or an art?
Some of you may think that dance is a sport but i belive that dance is an art. According to several dictionaries the meaning od dance is " an artistic form of nonverbal comunication."

Dance is a preforming activity requiring effort and the expression of feelings and emotions. It is often based upon a story or theme.

In school cirriculums sports are evaluated under the physical education department and dance is evaluated under the arts departmaent along with music and drama.

In summary i belive that dance is dramatically diffrent than sports and therfore it is an art.

 

Answer by Dancer
Submitted on 12/23/2004
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dance is art get over it

 

Answer by DANCER
Submitted on 1/8/2005
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WHY WOULD YOU SAY DANCE ISN'T A SPORT? HAVE YOU REALLY TRIED TO DANCE? ACTUAL COMPETITIVE DANCING? HOW ABOUT DANCING FOR 5 HOURS STRAIGHT? DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT WE GO THROUGH? TONS OF REHERSALS AND CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES FOR HOURS AT A TIME? IF CARD PLAYING IS A SPORT, THAN DANCE IS, TOO. DON'T SAY ANYTHING UNTIL YOU'VE TRIED IT, YOU AIRHEADS!

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 1/10/2005
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Dance definatly is a sport. Let's take soccer, which i'msure most people would consider a sport--you have practice and what do you do? you run, work on plays, situps, push ups, build muscle, practice skills. Then you have games and play against other teams, and you either win, lose, or tie. Now let's look at dance--you go to practice, you run, you do aerobics, you stretch, you do muscle toning and conditioning, you work on dances, which are like plays in other sports.  Then you go to a competition and compete against other teams, and again you win, lose, or in some cases you can tie.  They sound alot alike to me. Only difference is, dancers gotta have a smile on their face and look good while they do it, they can't show any signs of being tired or you can lose points. So thanks for your time, but there's no question about it..dance IS a sport

 

Answer by fAl-fAl
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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Well first of all, I do consider dance a sport.  Most people are oblivious to the world of competitive dance teams.  Now, ballet and tap on the other hand, I would consider those a form of art.  Most people who don't consider dance a sport have never danced on a team or competively, the closest they have come would be doin the Macarena and the Cha-Cha Slide at school dances.  A sport is anything in which you are being athletic for the purpose of competition, this clearly qualifies competitive dancing.

 

Answer by dancechick
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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I do believe that dance is an olypic sport!!
Dancers have to work just as hard as any other sport or maybe harder.

 

Answer by janinne
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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In my opinion,dance is a combination between art and sport.It is something very special to listen to music and let your body free.It improves your senses,relax and build a harmonious body.

 

Answer by dancebaby!! ;]
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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*if dance where easy, they'd call it football!!
*dancers are football players with talent!!
*real men marry dancers.... real GOOD men become them!

 

Answer by shin
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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Oh my heck! what are you thinking? Dance is the most sport there is. At my school we practice a heck a lot more than our football and basketball teams combined. We pretty much rock!

 

Answer by Lasya
Submitted on 1/22/2005
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Ofcourse, dance is a sport. If baton twriling is a sport than dance is. You work out and you stay fit.

 

Answer by that other dude
Submitted on 1/24/2005
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i think certain forms of dance could be considered sport but others art. just because something is hard and works you out doesn't mean its a sport

 

Answer by Tinkerbell
Submitted on 2/3/2005
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Sport: and activity involving physical excerise and skill, goverend by rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.


Dance fits that definition completly, and to the IKNOWALL, well u really don't know all, u obviously have never tried dance, and maybe u hate it cuz it's too hard. Dance is completely a sport, and if u don't agree, then u have never tried to do it. Oh and I'm not talken about like dancing at a skool dance, i mean ballet, jazz, hiphop, modern and so on. dance is a sport because:
1. Skills similar to gymnastics, which is already a sport
2. physical endurace for the minutes of a routine matches up to a sprinter
3. there is competition for titles, state and national level.
4. takes many hours to practice, usually more than basketball or football
5. universities offer scholarships

and to people who say it sucks, well, I'd like to see u try it! that would be a laugh!

oh and IKNOWALL i'm not an airhead, so why don't you leave this topic alone and talk about something u DO know about!


 

Answer by Tori B
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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I really think that dance is a sport. And some gymnastics things come from dance! my friend told me that she used pointe shoes on the beam for a gymnastics competition. and anyone who thinks that pointe is easy, has serious issues!

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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Sport-an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Art-a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Sport- You work out. Build muscles
Sport- It’s a competition within itself and against others.
Art- It is performed in theaters.
Art- You learn it by watching others and practice many hours a day everyday.

 

Answer by MegN7355
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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For all of you that think dance is not a sport, have you ever competed in a dance competition? And stop calling us "air-heads", it's really not becoming of you. I think dance is a sport because we do a lot of working out, not to mention more conditioning than any football, baseball, and basketball teams. Anybody can run with a flippin' football and get tackled. But I don't see EVERYBODY doing an ariel!!! GO DANCERS!!!!!!!

 

Answer by H*Wo
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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Yeah im doing a persuasive essay too and i am a Dancer i have been since i was 2 so if you think dance isnt a sport i think u should try to take one class and then u come back and tell me how hard it was cause you'll be sweating trust me!  In football you get a break every 30 seconds caused by fouls and outs and everything else and dancers get NONE not any time outs at ALL!!

 

Answer by moe pete
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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dancing is not a sport they don't run they don't have any phiscal contact. it doesn't take any specal talent to dance anyone can it a exercise

 

Answer by flashy a**
Submitted on 2/12/2005
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Dance is so concidered a sport.

 

Answer by blonde_101_dancer
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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I think Dance Is a sport, because you work out just as much as any other sport, and those of you who think it is not a sport, try it, and after one two hour class tell me if it's a sport or not!!!!!

 

Answer by Sir Al
Submitted on 2/18/2005
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Why is it that dancing is still one of those sports which is under-represented, under-valued and undermined by quite a percentage of the population??? Dancing requires muscle toning, stamina, strength, speed, mental strength, agility, not to mention communication to your partner as well as the audience, creating artistic and physical definitions of each individual dance. Dancing involves a lot of talent and hard work, and therefore I believe ( and not on my own!) that dancing is THE greatest and most glamorous sport that has ever been, and ever will be.

 

Answer by Cassy33
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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Dance IS a sport! People that say it isn't should try to dance. This will make everyone change their minds. My health teacher says it isn't but I totally disagree.

 

Answer by Cathy
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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I am doing a report for school on how dancing is a sport. I need to back it up with research and statistics. If anyone can help please do! I am a dancer and I know it is a sport, but I need to prove it to my class. E-Mail me at DancingCait15@aol.com

 

Answer by tina769
Submitted on 3/2/2005
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i think that dance is an art...because, dance is a statsment. its a statment that the dancer makes to show how they feel althougth i do think it could be a sport too i am open to any answer. i am doing this for a reprot on danceing if u anything to say e-mail me at Chicadancer77@aol.com...please put in the subject about thoughts thank you

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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Depends on the kind of dance. Ballet is considered an art. Rhythmic gymnastics although very similar to dance is not dance. Competitive dancing is a relatively new thing and if it becomes more common in other countries could be an Olympic sport. But a sport is not based on how hard you work out because ballet dancers at advanced levels work out more than the average football team. They just have the extra challenge of looking graceful while doing it. If it's competitive and involves some sort of physical movement, it's a sport.

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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sport    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (spôrt, sprt)
n.

Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
A particular form of this activity.
An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.

 

Answer by karman
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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dance is definatly a sport. have you ever watched a dance class? you get a lot of exercise, and many times you can go through 3+ waterbottles in one hour! its just as active as any other sport. the people that say no, you have no idea what you are talkin about. if dance was any easier, it would be football!

 

Answer by GeminiBaby617
Submitted on 3/13/2005
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I can not dance at all becasue I am probably the most uncordinated person and I dont even like dance that much but I do believe that dance can be considered a sport because there is teamwork and competition involved...

 

Answer by Dancin' Angel
Submitted on 3/15/2005
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Dance is a sport peoplez. U have to work a WHOLE lot and it can be difficult. U have to keep in shape, u have to pay attention, u have to get every step right. Cuz if u don't then.....u and/or others can get hurt. Or u embarass the freak out of urself. It's really good though. People u think dance sux....u guys have never tried dance have ya'll REAL dance like ballet, jazz, hip-hop, or character.

 

Answer by eric
Submitted on 3/20/2005
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i don't think dance is a sport. I admit that dancers are very athletic and it is hard to do and all. The way I see it a sport is where you match your skills against an opponent. Like in baseball the pitcher is matching his skills against the batter. You have to react based on what the opponent is doing. That’s just how I see it.

 

Answer by Pavo Fuerte 1 and 2
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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Let me tell you all something. If you don't think that dance is a sport, then why don't you get your fat lazy behinds on the dance floor and prove it. Some schools have dance teams, like ours, and we're on it..and consider it's called a dance team, then it's definately a sport. Your heart rate works up and you definately work out while you dance. After all, isn't that what sports are really about, aren't they to get you in shape and to have fun.  During dance, we definately have fun and we definately work out.  So bite me anyone who has a problem with dance, and if you say dance sucks, then you need to get your head out of your ass and face the truth.

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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hey people! i have been in dance since i was 3 years old. i know what i am talking about and i know for a fact that dance is a sport. we work our butts off just like those so called football players. all they ever do is run around like maniacs with a ball!!!!!!! have you ever even tryed to dance.i mean come on people! oh and basketball. all you do is run back and forth and throw a ball.dance involves endurance,strenth, tightness,etc. have you ever done a double turn, leg extension,splits, kicks, toe jumps,leaps,cat turns, c-jumpsetc.dont ever judge a dancer until you have walked the world in there dance shoes! what now! beat that. way better than that dictionary crap everyone is talking about. maybe you should look up football and see what that says since you like to compare dance to football. i could go on and on but i wont!

 

Answer by Dancing Queen
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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OMG it would be an insult to call dance a sport. Dance is so much more than a sport, it's an art. Dance isn't systematic like a sport. It's interpretive, and everyone has their own style. I can't believe that anyone would think it's a sport. You people talk as if sports are superior to arts, and that an activity doesn't have merit if it's not a sport. Sheesh.

 

Answer by imasoccaplaya
Submitted on 3/29/2005
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Dancing is definately a sport!!! i play soccer, but i have a great friend who dances and she works her butt off more than i do for soccer. im on a select soccer team, and i still think i get it easier than my friend does. believe me have u seen her abs! theyre tough! lol haha hehe so neways thats my opinion and u better agree with me cuz ive got big friends in high places(okay they're in middle school and they're 6 foot tall but they're tought!) lol nah im just messin, but this is truly my opinion.

 

Answer by Accept it please
Submitted on 3/29/2005
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A lot of these answers are coming from people with experience. I have no experience, yet I have watched and been amazed and impressed at the talent and artistic ability of many, many, amazing dancers. They do have to work hard and exercise and are extremely well trained. I would agree that dancing is a sport because of the hard work, effort, and grace that is needed to obtain your higher goals. In all sports you learn from your mistakes, improve and compete in whatever the way. There is nothing wrong with expanding horizons and improving the amount of sports in this world.

 

Answer by EDDIE!!
Submitted on 4/6/2005
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yeah dance IS a sport! fo sho...PERIOD!

 

Answer by Cuckle Queen
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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OMG....lol get a life losers: dance is whatever you want it be, thats the point...you express yourself etc etc...its not something that idiots need to argue over. Arguing just takes the fun out of it it, let it be!

 

Answer by Katie N
Submitted on 4/7/2005
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All you losers out there who think that dance is not a sport, you need a reality check. I would love to see a baseball or football player get up on stage and perform. You do not know how hard it is until you have tried it. So until you go to a dance class and see what all us dancers are capable of doing, and all the athletic stuff we have to do, you'd better keep your mouths shut. Good luck doing all of those jumps!!

P.S DANCE ROCKS!!!!

 

Answer by dance is a sport
Submitted on 4/11/2005
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dont act like idiots dance doesnt suck its great i dont even take dance and i kno dance is a sport its not like chess or w/e where u sit on ur butt and move pieces on a board with ur hand! dance involves muscle work and flexibility just like any other real sports! dancers also compete against other teams just like football or basketball players do..so whats the difference? is it because theres no "points
????

 

Answer by TRACY
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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Anyone who says dance is not a sport has never really tried it and succeeded at it. It takes a lot of practice and determination. People who dont think its a sport are probably lazy people who rather sit on the couch and watch tv all day.

 

Answer by cute court
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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To all the ones who think dance is not a sport you guys need a reality check. Just like some of you i am a dancer and a dancers work there butts off to get were they go.Its a sport because you get muscle strenght out of it and you work to get those muscles for it.Try it work it then tell me its not a sport. i am also doin a paper about it e mail me at Courtney_pruitt23@hotmail.com

 

Answer by dance chick
Submitted on 4/18/2005
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dance is so a sport!!!! How can people say hitting a ball with a bat and running around bases a sport and dance isn't. you need to be just as fit to dance then you have to be to play base ball or foot ball. all dancers need to be physically fit just as people who play any other sport!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by ilove2dance.
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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Yeah.. I Know All....  dance is a sport. in dance you have to work really hard and be in good shape. I am a pointe dancer. Have you ever tried to stand on the tips of your toes?? didn't think so.  So, i say you can go join chess club because, you obvouosly know nothing about what being an athlete is all about. by the way i hope you have a good time scratching your rear. ;)

 

Answer by CDA best in the West
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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Dance is a sport WOW!  It shouldn⢠size='13'>                                </td>                              </tr><tr>                                <td align='right'>don⼯td>                                <td>                                    <input type='hidden' name='position2' value='0,511'>                                    <input type='hidden' name='incorrect2' value=vity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.  These are all perfect examples of what dance is.  Others have also said a sport is a game, and games are competed at the Olympics.  Well let me ask you something.  Is football a sport?  Most people would say yes.  Football is not played at the Olympics and neither is extreme marathon running?  Just for you that donâ??t know but extreme marathon running are those people that run about 100 miles in just a day.  I would say those are pretty hard sports.  Also ballroom dancing is in the Olympics according to usabda.org and the official Olympics website.  

 

Answer by Marsi
Submitted on 4/20/2005
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  yo! i am doing a persuasive essay too and i think that dace is totally a sport, t-bone, bite me, i am a hard core dancer and it says that any physical activity is a sport and if dance isn't, then neither is diving, and t-bone, diving is in the Olympics. in your face.

 

Answer by cute court
Submitted on 4/21/2005
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Hello i dont know what kind of people you are but i do you know that you dont believe in anything any one else does except yourself.Dance in my eyes and a lot of other peoples eyes is a sport there is no real explination why dance isnt a sport.You work out you do sit ups push up and all of that.In order to be a dancer you need to be strong and to be strong you need to be physical and dancers are physical.I also am doing a persuasive paper on this if you have any info at all please e mail me at courtney_pruitt23@hotmail.com

 

Answer by dancefever
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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i am doing a research paper on whether or not dance should be considered a sport.  If you have any solid information or really good feedback, please feel free to e-mail me at frenchfrye_14@hotmail.com.  Thank you!

 

Answer by jana
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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Don't say anything until you've been on  drill team and have worked harder than the Football team at your school DANCE IS A SPORT SO GET OVER IT! go Dixie Belles!

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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OK FIRST OF ALL DANCE IS DEFINITELY A SPORT!!!YOU HAVE TO TRY IT FIRST!!AND IF YOU NEED TALENT TO SCRATCH YOUR ASS THAN THAT IS PRETTY DAMN PATHETIC!! GYMNASTICS COMES FROM DANCE!! COMPETITION IS HARDER!! PLUS ALL YOU DO IN THE "SPORT" BOWLING IS HIT PINS! SURE THERE IS A TECHNIQUE BUT THERE IS MORE OF A TECHNIQUE IN DANCE! AND IT TAKES TONZ MORE TALENT AND PRACTICE!! aND U HAVE TO MEMORIZE MORE AND BE MORE FLEXIBLE

 

Answer by Elite dancer
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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IF U NEED TALENT TO SCRATCH YOUR ASS THAT'S PRETTY PATHETIC!! IN BOWLING HIT A FEW PINS AND WEEEE!! SURE IT TAKES TECHNIQUE BUT DANCE TAKES MORE AND YOU MUST BE MORE FIT AND FLEXIBLE!! YOU COMPETE WITH JUST AS MANY TEAMS IF NOT MORE!!MANY MORE UNIFORMS TO CHANGE INTO AND KEEP TRACK OF! YOU HAVE TO MEMORIZE MORE AND WHERE THE HELL DO U THINK GYMNASTICS CAME FROM! jUST BECOME A DANCER AND YOU'LL FIND OUT BUT OTHERWISE YOU HAVE NO PLACE IN THIS DISCUSSION!!!!!

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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I AM POSITIVE DANCE IS  A SPORT!! I myself am a dancer and i work my butt off to do what I love! So everyone who thinks dance isnt a sport is wrong!! You haven't seen a real workout until you have watched a dancer practice! Dance is probably the hardest sport you'll ever encounter!

 

Answer by Missy
Submitted on 5/2/2005
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Dance is sooooo a sport and u wouldn't no untill u tried it!!!!! Im doing a puruasive essay in school why dance is a sport and if you have any info email me at

DanceDanceRevolution@comcast.com

 

Answer by honey
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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Hey, im a dancer too, and i know how hard it really is to dance, hours on end of practice, and for yall who think im wrong about dance being a sport, the dictionary has many different uses of a word, and it clearly says that a sport is an "active diveresion requiring physical exertion, skill, and competition" and if youre not a dancer, id like to inform you that dancing meets all the above requirements, therefore should definately be considered a sport, but dont get me wrong, it is also an art form, a really fun way to express yourself and work out. and also, to those who said that dancing sucks, you dont know what the hell you are talking about, just cause you dont have rythem or talent doesnt mean you gotta go and diss us who do, cause for most of us, dancing is our life and i pretty much know for a fact that you wouldnt last in dancing and definately wouldnt have enough skill to ever compete, so before you go running your mouth, think about what your saying and think about how insecure you are to have to talk about us in order to feel good about yourself, cause you know what, youre wrong.

 

Answer by honey_fan
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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yeah honey! you go girl, you are so right!

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 5/6/2005
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dance IS a sport because i love lindsey! and taylor she is a dancer!!!! ( any way what is dance?????? ) lidsey and taylor are both dancers and they compete around the world THEY ARE THE BEST DANCERS EVER!!!! so if you dont think dance is a sport then yur wrong have you ever tried it TAYLOR AND LINDSEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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Dancing can be considered a form of art in the sense that it is a form of artistic expression. it shows much more than just flexibility. it expresses deeper emotion through body movements... the part about whether it is a sport, it depends on what form of dancing people are referring to... if I'm just simply moving my body to a music, then it may not be a kind of sport to me... but if i pratice 8 hours a day in order to achieve something, then it is definitely a competition, a form of sport to me....  

 

Answer by the answers
Submitted on 5/9/2005
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def of a sport- an (activity)involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and undertaking competitively.
now every one stop reading defS ughhhh.
i'mhere to fight to say that breakdancing is a sport. and here's why.
there are four characteristics of a sport.
now thinking very hard and also according to the def. physical exertion, skill, rules, and competition are are broken down into the following measurable categories.
physical exertion have five certain factors really altogether.

     conditioning factor- how much work does someone who pratice football, and breakdance differ, none really then routine. both needs skill, pratice, weightlifting, and dedacation. beside breakdancing is very related to gymnastics, but i beleive is a little bit tougher. back to the factors.

Toll factor, how much pratice and resting required for competition.
Lifespan factor, a longer lifespan would indicate a less physical demaning activity, like golf for example is not a sport.
Injury factor, the potential for a injury and is it highly.
and who or what factor, refers to whom or what is actually doing the majority of the exertion in the event? for example it's not the driver in a car race that's doing the work, it's the car, whereas in a marathon it's most definitely the runner. So marathon is most likely a sport then racecar driving for this cretrion.

now there are more factor on deteriming what is a sport and not but this is just a glimpse of it. now you have to be really un educated to say that dancing is not a sport. and don't come talking trash becuase all you do is read word for word a book off the shelf and not look in to these things. don't hate the player hate the game.

 

Answer by Lil' Dancer
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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As a regular dancer and a school dance team member, I can say that dancing is both a sport and an art. It is a sport because we have to work just as hard, if not harder, than a ball team does. We have our practices and our workouts just like other teams. And whoever said that dance isnt a sport b/c the definition of sport is game well maybe you dont dance so you dont know that competing is pretty much the same as playing a game.  But it is also an art. It is an art because you have to be graceful and controlled and if you have balance, controll, and grace  you look good performing this so called art. If you think about it, dance is actually considered a "performing art" but anyone that dances actually knows that it is a SPORT!!!!!!

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 5/16/2005
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Dance is most definately not a sport. there is no definate scoring system, the competators do not affect eachother, and it is not ALWAYS competitive. in order for something to be a sport, it must ALWAYS be undertaken competitively

 

Answer by CowGirle57
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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Dance is definitely a sport.. They get a better workout than most people that play basketball or baseball. So what if it's not a game! If golf and BOWLING are sports then dance is too! So there, you non-believers!

 

Answer by Dan
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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i really y do think  art is a sport and an art because i know other boys an girls are going to say no way, but they both mean expressing your body in a certain way. I'ma boy and i dance and I'i'm proud. i see other athletes make diving catches, but i do a triple tor.BEAT THAT. i think you should make a new activity a SPART. sports and art combine that is what dance is. Boo ya.

 

Answer by Shorty number 1
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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No Duh dance is a sport, it's very competitive, and honestly if you don't know the meaning of sports and dance, you are dumb.  Dance is just as competitive as any other sport, if not more competitive, so if you don't think it is, get out there and do ballet until your toes bleed, than you'll know that it's a sport!

 

Answer by DANCER/BALLER
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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hello! dance is so a sport! we dancers work just as hard as any football or basketball player! i play b-ball and volleyball and dance helps me to build muscles and become stronger! u dont have to play in games to call it a sport!

 

Answer by Jlalee
Submitted on 5/24/2005
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dance is most definately a sport most dancers are a lot fitter than normal athletes. You have to practice work on technique and work just as hard as football players to get the result you want to achieve so dance is most definately a sport!!!

 

Answer by snoopylovesme16
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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I am a dancer. I take classes 5 days a week for at least 4 hours everyday(8 on Saturday). My studio is called Rocky Mountain School of Dance and we are one of the top studios in the Nation. We compete all across the states and I recently returned from a trip out to Minnesota where all the boys dance. They don't play football or soccer or any other stupid, mindless sport that is out there. Dancers work so hard, you have no idea how much energy, flexibility, and determination it takes to be a dancer. I do. I give up all my free time to go work out, doing at least 500 crunches a day, sweating through leotards and shorts, straining to get your leg up to your head. For all those people who say dance is not a sport, go take a serious dance class. See how us girls put forth the effort and are able to kick their legs to their heads, turn 9 times and flip around the boys when they are being lifted. We have two boys at our studio and they are lifting 14 girls a day. They aren't bulky like the football guys, but rather tone and muscular. They are fit not massive. Dance is so much work and it is a sport. Those who say it's not have no idea what they are talking about.
~Shana, Colorado, RMSD (overall winner at last years nationals and are ready to kick butt at this years!)

 

Answer by poophead
Submitted on 6/4/2005
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dancing stinks

 

Answer by katherine
Submitted on 6/8/2005
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dance is deffinatly a sport .. for all of you people are saying its not a sport your wrong .. any dancer could go play tennis or something but a football player cant become a dancer .. dancers kick a$$ and theres nothing you can do about it .. <3 love you NSD girls

 

Answer by Michelley
Submitted on 6/10/2005
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FOr all those people who dont think dance is a sport id like to see them put there leg to there head! Dance takes more physical training then basketball by far i practice 7 days a week! dancers compete just like any other sport does (but we work harder) we have to be flexible and we hav to be able to memorize about 8 dances! SO YES DANCE IS A SPORT

 

Answer by Irish
Submitted on 6/13/2005
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Irish Dancing also has world competitions

 

Answer by Gisselle
Submitted on 6/13/2005
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i agree that dance is both an art and a sport because ballets tell a story just like drama so it is definately an art that only some intellectuals can comprehend (not Ricca04 and I KNOW ALL) and all of the physicall aspects put into dance is tremendous including muscle strenghlening (if u have been on pointe u know what i mean!:))actually have ricka or i know all ever been on pointe? i doubt it if they had, then i bet they would be crying to their mama about their broken toes! dance is both an art and a sport which makes it better than any plain art or sport it combines both worlds.

 

Answer by dancin_cutie
Submitted on 6/17/2005
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Dance is an art and a sport. Not everyone competes in dance therefore it may not always be seen as a sport but it most definitely is. "Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules and often engaged in competitively" ---A dance competitions requires the exertion of much energy and is governed by a set of rules...some competitions even have conventions that you have to attend before the actual competition so not only do you compete...you train at the freaking competition...lol...Dance is a sport and an art but I think you almost have to be a dancer or know your dance history and facts to understand why. :)

 

Answer by dancin_cutie
Submitted on 6/17/2005
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and athletes use dance to increase their flexibility, balance, and coordination :)

 

Answer by --
Submitted on 7/1/2005
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dance is a sport. those of you who say dance isnt a sport obiously havent tried it!!! dance is 100% sport. We compete and everything. it takes lots of strength. and dancing could be an olympic sport! but anyways dance is ALL SPORT!

 

Answer by cygnet
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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It definitely (funny how no one got it right) depends on how you understand the word "sport" ...

If you're wondering if dancers should be treated as ballplayers and other widely-accepted athletes are, I think they should be... because, as has been pointed out, they work their bodies out to be good at what they do.

I don't think it has much to do with competing, because people compete in a host of other things... pretty much everything we do can be a competition against another person. Even so, there are still some pretty pointless *organized* competitions... eating contests come to mind.

Bleh. I'm babbling.

One more thing to say: I hate when people say something sucks, just because they don't like it. I like dancing, so I can't understand how some people don't. But I don't blame them... there are things other people like that I don't understand how they can... can't blame them either. I can't really say those things suck because so many people like them, and a lot of those things aren't really bad.

Is dancing bad? That's a whole different question, so nevermind.

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 7/15/2005
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Dance is an art b/c there is no physical contact even though i'vebe a dancer for 13 years i still believe that..ya we do work our butts off but dance, bowling, golf, and tennis i think would be considered hobbies but you do need all the things that someone would need in lets say...football a "sport" (flexibility, strength etc.) . Dancers ARE athletes and they do compete but its just a different kind of competing...b/c you compete in a spelling bee don't you? and thats not considered a sport....

 

Answer by *BrEaNnA*
Submitted on 7/16/2005
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*Yes dance is DeFiNitLy a sport because it makes you sweat. When your on stage performing u sweat more than you do in some other sports considering that at some cometitions there is no air conditioning. Dance also works your muscles and makes your heart beat!!!!** DANCE is THE sport not just a sport!** GO ALL DANCERS and remember * DKB *  *dancers know what that mean!!!*

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 7/20/2005
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I am a dancer and i think dance is a sport. You work hard, get in shape, compete against others, and and all the same u do in other sports. I like to think of it as a sport that expresses an emotion or story. All the people that say it isn't a sport just haven'ttried it before and don't know how hard you have to work and the amount of focus you have to put it into it. So if anyone has a comment about what i have to say please respond because i may be only 12 years old but I have a strong opinion and i would like to discuss it. Thank You! nikki1200@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 7/29/2005
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Okay, dance is so not a sport. First of all, sports were created as sports, dance was created and is an art. When you compete in dance, that can be called a sport, but dance itself is a sport. You don't see people getting all dressed up to go to the theatre to see a basketball game. It's a fine art.

 

Answer by lyss
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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dance is a sport! we compete and its hard! we work out and sweat just as much as ball players do! so yes, it is a sport!

 

Answer by savvi
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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ALYSSA!!!!!!!!!!!.....DANCE IS NOT  A SPORT DANCE SUCKS BIG HAIRY BALLS!!!!

 

Answer by Becca
Submitted on 8/5/2005
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I have been dancing since I was 2 years old, 15 years, and although I konw how demanding it is, after all I do take classes 6 days a week, I do not think dance is a sport.  Dance is more of an art form because you express yourself.  Although it is physically demanding, yes, and it does take a lot of hard work and determination I for one do not consider it a sport.  One reason, for example, that I consider dance more of an art form rather then a sport can be found when you look at the defintion of sport.  Acoriding to the dicitonary I am using a sport is Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
*A particular form of this activity.
*An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
*An active pastime; recreation.
The only part which dance could qualify as, in my mind, is an active pastime or recreation.  Danec does not have sets of rules, ateast not really anymore.  Modern dance is actually a form of dance that tries to break the rules.  The people who first devoloped modern dance wanted to go agaainst the norms of ballet by, for example, relasing the center core and allowing different movements. Therefrore, I believe dance isnot a sport but reather a physically demanding art form that basically controls my life and is a big part of me.

 

Answer by Camry
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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Dance is definitely a sport!We compete just like everyone else!We work herd!We get hurt!There may not be any physical contact like in football,but dance IS A SPORT!You try it for a while then tell me what you think!Have someone ride you all class about not holding a CENTER!You may think it is easy but its not! OKAY?

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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i think dance is a sport. i have been doing dance for 9 years and im in really good shape and im tired of people saying dance isnt a sport. how isnt it?? no one really has a good reason why it isnt. i think that if there is competition involved it's a sport, but a lot of people disagree with that, but thats just me. any problems or coments email me at dancin_lil_ski@yahoo.com

 

Answer by amy
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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really its both. i'm doing dance GCSE and we are told its a sport because you are exercising and because it is very pysical but it is also an art because it is a way to express your self.

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 9/17/2005
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Hey, I believe dance IS A SPORT.  My friend and other people say it isn't because it was never "announced" a sport.  I play other sports too.  I find some of the workouts for sports easer because I dance.  In fact, some of the moves are related to dance.  Dance is very physical and gets you moving.  I take jazz, hip-hop, tap, and modern.  Some of these classes require sit-ups, push-ups, and other excersises fro sports.  I think people who say it's not a sport just can't do it, or are severly lacking in brains.   You also compete against others.  Anyone out there who thinks dance isn't a sport and is just easy, like waving your hands in the air and twirling around, go and take a few classes, I bet you won't
cut us dancers short ever again!!!!!!

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 9/18/2005
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Dance is a sport, because we work just as hard as any other sport.and dancers go to competitions which are the requirements for it to be a sport.if you don't believe me try dancing

 

Answer by bluechix92
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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um...dance is tottally a sport! if dance can get u tolose wieght and sweat which it does, its a sport. it is just a little more artistic than other sports. and besides which ice skateing is considered a sport and a dance form.

 

Answer by Tinydancer024!
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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dance is soooo a sport! for the people who think dance is soooo easy why don't u go out and try it you've got something coming! dance is the way u express yourself except in movement! so don't think that dance is made for girls because we aren't able to do the "harder" sports! as i always say if dance was any easier it would be called FOOTBALL!

 

Answer by dancer chic
Submitted on 9/19/2005
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I think that dance is DEFINITELY a sport. We work just as hard as any other team. We also compete against other dance teams. You use almost every muscle in dance. It is very athletic!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by tp
Submitted on 9/27/2005
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dance is only a sport if you compete. recreational dance with no competition is not a sport according to the definition of sport. either way both competition and recreational dancers do work very hard. you can spot a dancer! they have very good posture and always walk with their heads up, they don't slouch. very few of them have excess body fat. unlike baseball or football players, or even wrestlers!

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 9/27/2005
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I say dance is a sport because you compete!  Anything you compete in is a sport!!!
GO FLAMENCO!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Dancer Girl Mike69
Submitted on 9/29/2005
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I think dance is a wonderful sport and art it combines  love for the sport and **HARD** work and determination!!!! It just gets me all hot and excited!! ;-*

 

Answer by barbie
Submitted on 10/3/2005
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T-Bone......you have no clue about dance!it takes someone who is skilled and flexiable. By the way dance is in the olympics. They dance for the opening ceremonies. This has gone on since the anciet greece times.....do your research.

 

Answer by Dancer#1
Submitted on 10/5/2005
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Today we will start with the dictionary definitions of the word sport….
1.   
a.   Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b.   A particular form of this activity.
2.   An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
3.   An active pastime; recreation.

Dancing is definitely a physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. It is a particular form of this activity. Dancing involves physical exertion and skill and it is also an active pastime or recreation.
So why on earth would anyone doubt that dancing is a sport???

 

Answer by jh
Submitted on 10/7/2005
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people who say dance isn't a sport r idiots n if the think dance isn't a sport then they've never taken real dance we get 1 heck of a workout

 

Answer by aaron dooley
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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not a sport

 

Answer by aaron dooley
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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not a sport
email: dooley20@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 10/11/2005
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I believe dance is a sport and im doing a presentation on why dance should be in the olympics so any suggestion as to why would be great!

 

Answer by GANSTA OF LUV
Submitted on 10/11/2005
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT! I THINK SCRATCHING OF THE BUTT IS MORE OF A SPORT THAN DANCE.  GIT R DONE. PROFESSOR BURGSTALER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CAME BACK WITH THE TEST RESULTS SAYING WHEN YOU USE A TEN POUND BALL IN BOWLING YOU USE FIFTEEN PERCENT MORE MUSCLE THAN IN DANCE. THAT IS A FACT!!! OOOOO TAKE THAT ALL THE CHICKS SAYING DANCE IS HARDER THAN BOWLING AND I HATE ALL DANCERS.  I HATE MISS PRISSY GOLDENCHILD AND I WILL BE EMAILING adleman_25@hotmail.com and POPPY_SEED89@HOTMAIL.com AND TELLING THEM ALL THE FACTS ABOUT HOW DANCE IS NOT A SPORT. MY NINETY YEAR OLD GRANDMA MADE IT ON THE NIGHTLY NEWS AND IN THE BRAINERD PAPER FOR BOWLING.  WHEN SHE IS BOWLING AND GETS A STRIKE SHE STARTS DANCING THAT IS HOW HARD DANCING IS. OOOOOOO  SHE IS A VERY GOOOD BOWLER AND I LOVE HER BUT DANCE STILL SUCKS!!!! DANCE IS ONLY FOR AIRHEADS AND PLASTICS. GYMNASTICS IS NOT ANYTHING COMPARED TO DANCING SO JUST SHUVE IT!!!! THANKS FOR LETTING ME SUBMIT AND GOOD BYE  

 

Answer by tinydancer
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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dance is most definitely a sport. its not as easy as it looks. there's a saying that says if dance was any easier it would be called football!! its also said that football players would be better if they took dance b/c it would help them w/ balance. but dance is a sport! its competitive and u get points and points taken off as well as any other sport. but i believe that dance is one of the most hardest and unique sports ever!!

 

Answer by Dance hater
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT AT ALL. I THINK THAT DANCE IS NOT A SPORT BECAUSE IN SPORTS YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING TO HAPPEN.  IN ALL OTHER SPORTS YOU  CANT PRACTICE THE SAME ROUTINE OVER AND OVER AGAIN BECAUSE EVERY GAME IS DIFFERENT. AND WHICH EVER DANCER SAID THAT DANCE IS A SPORT BUT WE JUST COMPETE AGAINST MORE THAN ONE TEAM AT A TIME. SORRY BUT THAT IS WHAT A TOURNAMENT IS CALLED.DAAAA GET IT STRAIGHT I THINK ALL DANCERS ARE STUCK UP SNOPS WHO ARE SPOILED AND HAVE HEADS AS BIG AS WATERMELONS

 

Answer by spider(Emily H.)
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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DANCE IS SO NOT A SPORT THE MEANING OF  SPORT IS GAME. IS DANCE A SPORT  NO AND IF IT WAS IT WOULD PROBRALY BE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES,BUT IT IS NOT.DANCE IS CLEARLY NOT A SPORT.

 

Answer by Kels
Submitted on 10/13/2005
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OMG Dance is SOOOOO A Sport! We work hard too! I also am writing a persuasive speech on whether dance is a sport or not and we know what I think so if anyone else has input to help back up my thesis that would be awesome! Please send to Lungstro@augsburg.edu
Thanks a Ton!!

 

Answer by Tiff
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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Omg...my friends are debating on if dance is a sport or not and i definitely think it is. Dancing isnt as easy as you think. Dancers work hard..just as hard as soccer, basketball, football and any other sport. In dance you have to b able to have rhythm unlike other sports. I think it is DEFINITELY a sport..

 

Answer by Kait
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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Dance is most definite a sport. I have been danceing since i was 2.... and im n better shape than most the ppl that do soccer, baseball, n football. The only thing we dont do is try 2 score points or touchdowns. So wat if we dont have a ball. If games r like meets then competitions r the same thing. We compete against multiples of teams just like ne other sport. And for thos who think dance isnt a sport.... i want you 2 try dance. The thing is u probably cant cuz uve never done it.

 

Answer by Gilby
Submitted on 10/18/2005
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Dancing is obviously a sport.You work extremely hard, much more than golf or bowling, and they are considered a sport. When you dance you're working your whole body,not just one part of it!!

 

Answer by Kalie
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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Dance is SOOO a sport you must compete with others and everything else like any other sport. so the people who don't think dance is a sport then you are sadly mistaken

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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Dance is sooo a sport! Havent u heard about how football players take ballet sometimes for strength?!? It is really hard, but it only looks easy because we make it look easy. If you think dance isnt a sport, I would love to see you in ballet class. You would die! Its one of the hardest things to do.

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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Dance is sooo a sport! Havent u heard about how football players take ballet sometimes for strength?!? It is really hard, but it only looks easy because we make it look easy. If you think dance isnt a sport, I would love to see you in ballet class. You would die! Its one of the hardest things to do.

 

Answer by liv and natasha
Submitted on 10/25/2005
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Dancing is totally a sport!!!!!!
we dance 5 times a week and are convinced it is more difficult then other sports. Dancing requires harder skills then say football, you need to have felxability, balance and rythem. Also, a lot of football players take ballet classes to improve their game! this just goes to show all of you who think dancing isnt a sport that football players need dance.

 

Answer by Dani
Submitted on 10/27/2005
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In response to T-Bones, gymnastics is in the Olympics, but I would not consider that a game. Dance is extremely competitive and takes a lot of athleticism. Anyone who dances I know will agree that dance is definitely qualified as a sport.

 

Answer by Kelsie
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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  I definitly think that dance IS a sport, we do the exact same thing as any other sport!!  I'm a dancer and I work out ALL THE TIME. Plus one of the only differences is that other guys in sports lift weights....ours lift girls!!!! Plus if all of the energy of the football team was put together it wouldn't fill up half of the energy it takes to dance and have awsome facials at the same time. And, then have the energy to get offstage, do a 30 second costume change and be out on stage again with the same amount of energy!!!  

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 10/29/2005
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it's a flipping sport so get over it!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Mr. Anderson
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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I think dance is not a sport. Why becuase in the definition on ask.com it says "dance a form of art". Is art a sport? Not neccesarliy. I am a dancer and yes I could say it is a sport because of the compititions. But, on my claim I still consider dance a form of art. Not a sport.

 

Answer by Athletgirl88
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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Well considering right now I am actually writing a paper on comparing dance to something else, I thought that I would chime in.  i know someone said earlier that definitions should not be used, but for my paper I had some already.
(Sport)
noun: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
noun: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
verb: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
noun: someone who engages in sports

(dance)
verb: move in a graceful and rhythmical way
noun: an artistic form of nonverbal communication
verb: move in a pattern
noun: a party of people assembled for dancing
noun: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Now adding my tid- bit of info. I call it both an art form and a sport. Yes there are no competitions that shows who's the best in the world, but dancers do compete against each other at a rigorous level. I do both dance and fast pitch but use to do basketball, swimming and a number of others as well. By far, dance is the most difficult. Sure it may look easy when watching, but as soon as your in their shoes trying to figure out steps, it is a whole new ball game. Dance takes talent and a lot more than any other sport! Plus dance, depending on what level your personally at, is like working out constantly. I dare one of your guys that says that it isn't a sport and comparing it to scratching your butt to actually taking a class. It will be a real wake up call. But until you do that, you can't talk. They have talent, poise and the ability to communicate in a way you only wish you could speak. Also another thing to do for all of you that have never done any sort of actual dance, watch a lyrical dance. That will show what it is all about. Then a jazz and ballet and then tap (these are not in any specific order). Once you realize what those steps are and have perfected them, you really have no idea what dance is.
So those are my two sense in the topic.

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 10/31/2005
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i have danced for 14years and i most definately think it is a sport. dance like any other sport has its flexibilty training, strength training and components. it requires the use of energy. it can be competed in on a local, regional, state, national and international level. it is competitive in its own right and can be competed on a solo level or group. it involves technique and self esteem, it requires focus and confidence and co-ordination just like any other sport, whether it is a ball game or athletics. if you compare training components and all other sport related components dance fits into these categories.
i hope many other have the same view as me!!!
dancers rock! go university of wollongong dance club

 

Answer by hajghdahjg
Submitted on 10/31/2005
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DANCE IS THE NOT A SPORT!!!!!!!!!! IT IS FOR LOSERS!!!

 

Answer by dd
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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Dance is a sport, i am both a dancer and a soccer player.  i work out in dance more than i do in soccer, so how come soccer is a sport and dance isn't, to all of u that said dance isn't a sport(T-Bone, Alyssa, I KNOW ALL, ricka04), u probally have no talent in any of the art.  Dance is my way of life and if u have a problem with that email me at dancing_monkey@rogers.com
c ya
DANCERS RULE!

 

Answer by anna
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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dance is a sport !!!!!!   duuuuuu

 

Answer by Goober177
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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Dance is a sport! "If ballet was easy everyone would be doing it" And thats that!

 

Answer by DAH!!
Submitted on 11/3/2005
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HELL ya dance is a sport!! its true we work just as hard as anybody else that does a sport!! Just because we dont trow a ball or kick one doesn't mean that its not! we go up against different teams competing the dance that we work extremely hard on!! SO SCREW all of you that think differently!!

 

Answer by jorgie you r wrong
Submitted on 11/3/2005
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dance is a sport! and jorgie you are wrong. u have no clue wut u r talkin about!!!dance is a sport of cource.its like the best sport ever and u jus say its not because you do not no how 2 dance and are scared 2!you r jus a lil apple sitting on your bootie saying dance is not a sport its not a sport well news flash it is!!!!  and if u actually tryed 2 dance mabe you will relize that it is jus as hard as any of the lil sports u play!  so u no wut     burn 3rd degree lol

 

Answer by Elyse
Submitted on 11/5/2005
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Dance in the simplist terms is a sport. Dancers work hard, but time into what they do, and are in some of the best possible shape possible.  You say we don't have games, well neither do swimmers, and track stars.  we compete, we win trophies and medal and we deserve them  if that is not what a sport is that i do not know what is.  to those of you who do not believe that dance is a sport than you are obviously narrow minded and don't take the time to expand your horizons.  you sound ignorant and ridculous stating that "dance sucks".  more power to the dancers.

 

Answer by christina and britt
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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we are both involved with the dance team... and we strongly believe it is considered a sport. we practice twice the amount of time than other sports! we work muscles just like basketball or football...dance takes every muscle in the body to function a routine!! dance takes effort like any other sport...its definetly a SPORT!

 

Answer by SKINNY
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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you people who say dance isnt a sport are probably just are fat and lazy!

 

Answer by tiffany
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!
i play soccer and volleyball as well as dance and so i know from experiance that dance takes more technique and skill. it is very hard but is very fun once u learn to enjoy it and dont mind the difficult turns and moves. dance is a sport !

 

Answer by jas
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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dancing is not a sport it's a art yes they do work hard but no sry its not a sport

 

Answer by Kassandra
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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Dance IS a sport! If you think about the amount of time and effort other teams but into their games, it is the same amout that dancers put into performances. Accept one thing dancers have to look good and smile while they are dancing thier butts off. Doing you see basketball or football players competing in make-up and tights...I think NOT!!! Dance has to be as much of a sport as anything!!!!

 

Answer by Kassandra
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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Dance IS a sport! If you think about the amount of time and effort other teams but into their games, it is the same amout that dancers put into performances. Accept one thing dancers have to look good and smile while they are dancing thier butts off. Doing you see basketball or football players competing in make-up and tights...I think NOT!!! Dance has to be as much of a sport as anything!!!!

 

Answer by Kassandra
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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Dance IS a sport! If you think about the amount of time and effort other teams but into their games, it is the same amout that dancers put into performances. Accept one thing dancers have to look good and smile while they are dancing thier butts off. Doing you see basketball or football players competing in make-up and tights...I think NOT!!! Dance has to be as much of a sport as anything!!!!

 

Answer by bludog127
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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Hello? dance is a sport. you do work out. it's prolly the best work out ever! and gymnasts do use dance intheir routines. so HA to people that theink dance is not a sport. it is!

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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hey i'm doin a persuasive speech also.  I'm trying to convince people that dancing isn't just turning around in circles and jumping up and down. I want to let people know that dancing takes patience, strength, and talent. I want people to know that dancing is valueable!! so if you have any ideas please e-mail me @ ashleymarie9791@aol.com...thanx for you help!

 

Answer by normi
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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dance is a sport....we work out just as hard as all teams...i play soccer as well and we work out just as much in dance as soccer...so all u that think it aint think again!!!

 

Answer by smartchic2000
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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i agree totally agree with COME ON! You r gr8! i say what she sez. GO LOOK IT UP PEOPLE!

 

Answer by Lindsey
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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I think that dance is a sport! I'm doing a speech on weather or not dance is a sport and if you have any information please send it to me!! Lindseykl@comcast.net

 

Answer by Bekah
Submitted on 11/20/2005
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Dance is TOTALLY a sport! I am a dancer, and I work my butt of in dance class with my team 3 times a week! I compete in dance, and I should know. Dance is athletic and you work out and exersize just as much as you would do in football and/or other sports, if not more. Dance is in the Olympics, so ITS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by dancergrl
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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it is a sport.  there is physical activity isnt there?  isnt that what a sport is about?  to those out there who dont consider it one, try it and then see your opinion change.

 

Answer by Bri_and_court
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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We are both dancers and we think dance is a sport.  It is a sport because you work hard, need dedication, and like other sports you need balance and timing.  Some football players take dance classes to increase their balance and to be more flexible.  Plus we are just hott and we know how to move, and for all of those out there who think dance isnt a sport, havnt tryed it and they are just jelouse that they dont have the skill we do! GO DANCERS! ROCK ON AND LIVE STRONG!

 

Answer by someone
Submitted on 11/21/2005
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Dance is not a sport! Dance teams dance FOR the sports and cheer them on they don't dance AS a sport!

 

Answer by Spray
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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Of course dance is a sport!! It is awesome and anyone who doesn't think it is has something terribly wrong with them. If you dance you know what i am talking bout. Like dance competitions such as Tremaine you work your but off from 8:00 in the morning till LATE at night. Dance is a sport and it is great and fun. I personally want to be a professional dancer when i grow up and to do that you have to work hard. If you have never danced before you should consider it.DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!

 

Answer by cool cat jones
Submitted on 11/28/2005
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OH YEEEAAAHHHH! DANCE IS SUCH AN M-AZING SPORT LOTS OF PEEPS SAY IT ISN'T LIKE MY BRO BUT NOW, AS A COMPETING DANCER I KNOW JUST HOW TRULEY HARD DANCE IS IF YOU ARE WORKIN' HARD ENOUGH AT IT! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH "GOLDENCHILD," YOU WORK YOUR TAILFEATHERS OFF IN DANCE! AND BOWLING A SPORT...SURELY IT IS...NOT! SO IF YOU DON'T THINK DANCE IS A SPORT TRY IT WITH TOUGH COACHES AND I'LL BET YOU'L GO HOME SOAR AND CLOSE TO TEARS!!!!!!!

 

Answer by DANCEIN' ROX 4 EVA!
Submitted on 11/28/2005
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Answer by wcdancer
Submitted on 11/29/2005
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i think dance a sport because you do stretches and you exercise just like any other sport.you can say it is not a sport if you think that is true but if you ask any dancer , it is a sport and dancing is fun! one of my friends  thinks i should take a break from dance because she says i never can come over to her house(but really i don't go to dance that often.i mean come on!)if you dance DON'T give up or quit or take a long break or you will have to gain back your skills. if you think dance is a sport YOU ROCK!

 

Answer by BALLERINA35
Submitted on 12/1/2005
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DANCE IS A SPORT !!!! WHOEVER SAYS IT ISNT DOESNT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!!! (YOU TRY TO STAND ON YOUR TOES)

 

Answer by sweethang
Submitted on 12/2/2005
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DANCE IS A SPORT, we work out just a much if not harder thank football and basketball players

 

Answer by S.Moe
Submitted on 12/7/2005
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I think that dancing is an art and a sport! It is an art because it allows for some creativity. It's a sport because it can be competitive. I've danced on a team  for years...it's one of the most competitive teams I've ever been on!

 

Answer by Sophinater
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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Dance is diffinitly a sport! Its not like you stand still. In dance you get active and move around! And yes, DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is dance in the olympics! Jeeselooeese! If you think dance is not a sport you need to try it! And dance, if you look it up, i'm 100% sure that it is a game in a good way! There are compotition teams and my friend is on one. By the way there is winning and losing. So get up and buggie!

 

Answer by Ashlee Lawson
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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Dance is so a sport!!!! I cant begin to say how much it is... We are way stronger then any other athlete ...... If you dont believe me you are a loser at heart like matt dufour .......

 

Answer by dancer
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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dance is not a sport. it is so much more

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 12/11/2005
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Sports and games are two seperate definitions.  Dance is related to sports on many aspects; agility, flexibility, performance, muscular fitness, stamina, power, and strength.  Daners are athletes without cleats.

 

Answer by shannen
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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I think dance is a huge sport!Anyone that thinks dance is not a sport does not know what there talking about.i would know this because i am a dancer and have been one for five years.you dont know what your talking about until you have tryed to dance.anyone who says dance is not a sport probally doesnt even know how to dance.thats all i have to say.

 

Answer by Candice
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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Dance is not a sport!!! All you do in dance is skip around in circls. Is dance an olympic sport? NO!!!! i know what a sport is!I play soccer! you run the whole time and you do not stop! who ever said that you sprint as much in dance than u do in football and other sports, your wrong! you have most likly never even touched a football in your life!Dancers are also the most out of shape people in the world! They get tired after they do one little move. Dance sucks! If you have any questions on my comments email me at: Gtarden@earthlink.net

 

Answer by Catlin
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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Dancers think that buttlicking is a sport! Dance is not a sport!

 

Answer by DancerFoSho
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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Dance is definately a sport


You are all dumb


we work just a as hard as other athletes do

 

Answer by hey
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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im doing speech on persuasive and i am trying to prove to people in my class that dance is a sport if you could like send me what you think about it that would be awesome. I totally believe that dance is a sport because i am a dancer and we were hard like all the other people do in sports. i just need information or what everyone thinks about it. Send it to dancer_babe5101@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

 

Answer by hey
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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im doing speech on persuasive and i am trying to prove to people in my class that dance is a sport if you could like send me what you think about it that would be awesome. I totally believe that dance is a sport because i am a dancer and we were hard like all the other people do in sports. i just need information or what everyone thinks about it. Send it to dancer_babe5101@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

 

Answer by Jelly Been
Submitted on 12/15/2005
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OK, so there are people who think dance is a sport, but they are SOOOOOOO wrong. YOU ROCK I KNOW ALL! I agree all the way. DANCE SUCKS IF YOU CONSIDER IT A SPORT! and yes, I have tried dancing and I never thought it was a sport

 

Answer by shawn
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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Dance is not a sport.  Even though they work just as hard or harder than everyone else when it comes to preperation for competition.  But when it comes to competing it is choreographed and doesnt take any impromtu talents.  The outcome of the competition is based entirely upon the judges score.  They dont have the ability to change the routine in the middle of hte competition or else it would screw everyone up.

 

Answer by I know everything
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

Answer by dancinbean4892
Submitted on 12/25/2005
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DANCE IS A SPORT! and ballroom does have an olympics and it takes much strenght to dance and stamina and flexiblity so HA
and i have danced since i was 2 so i would kno

 

Answer by dance is awesome!
Submitted on 1/6/2006
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dance is definatly considered a sport. look at how much us dancer work at it and how fit we are it is even said that dancers are great athletes because we are in such great shape. and the dictionary knows nothing!

 

Answer by dancerchicky
Submitted on 1/6/2006
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I don't think that dancing is for "airheads who don't know how to play other sports" some people don't understand how hard dancing actually is! You can go try dancing, like ballet dancing or jazz or tap or ballroom or anything and you tell me that it is not as hard as hockey or baseball or other sports.  You have to have co-ordination, be in good shape, have a very good memory and you have to be able to learn moves in a short period of time, especially in auditions.  If you ask me I would rather dance than play a sport where you punch and hit and hurt people just to put a ball in a net, or a puck in a net, or run to a base.  Dancing is nice to watch it can be crazy, beautiful, sharp, spazy anything!  

 

Answer by sammy
Submitted on 1/10/2006
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id like to say that dance is a sport, and my reason is this; Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.  that is a definition of sport, and here dance is a physical activity that takes out your strength physically and emotionally. Many dancers are actually more competitive and athletic then other sportsmen. Take football players, if you were to take a football player and make him take a true ballet class it just well, wouldn't work, trust me i've tried. also the part about a set of rules if you notice that in all dance competition handbooks they give you a set of guidelines, or rules that you must follow or risk being disqualified.
and then there is this 89% of the people i asks stated that dance is a sport. and despite what you may think none of them were dancers.
so to display my thoughts clearly: dance is a sport.period.
and i ask this, if you can call golf a sport (no offense to any golfers out there) then how can you say that dance is not a sport?
if you look up the definition of athlete in the dictionary it says: a person who is skilled at games, sports, or exercises in which one needs strength, coordination, and speed.
now tell me which of those fit under a dancers vocab.!

 

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Submitted on 1/11/2006
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Answer by dancer
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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heck yes dance is a sport!

trust me, i'veplayed soccer and basketball, and taken dance , and i find them almost equally physically taxing, in different ways.

BUT- is soccer, you run and kick a ball...

in dance, you run, kick (higher), turn, leap, pointe, spin, and be flexible and totally comfortable with every muscle of your body


so yes, dance is a sport.  for sure

 

Answer by no its not
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT! It is an art. OK you do work you buts of and stretch and that junk but that doesn make it a sport.

 

Answer by kurt
Submitted on 1/16/2006
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dance is NOT a sport

 

Answer by danni
Submitted on 1/17/2006
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Dance is definitely a sport.  I am writing a research paper on whether or not dance is a sport and i have found out that most dancers train more than the average football player. The definition of a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and is often undertaken competitively. You need major skill to dance and a lot of physical endurance. Also there are dance competitions. Until you've actually danced you will probably disagree with me. However if you have ever danced, you know how much work, sweat, time and practice is put into dancing.

 

Answer by Jordyn
Submitted on 1/18/2006
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Dance is SO a sport, I've been involved in it for EVER, so I should know! But dancers do just as much work as basketball and football players, most likely even more! Yeah, right on, Goldenchild! Why should bowling even be CONSIDERED  a sport? I don't understand why they don't have more dance performances at basketball games, they are way more interesting to watch than those air-heads they call cheerleaders!

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 1/20/2006
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Im doind a report on dance in school and i think dance is a sport

i would really like to see a guy thats in bassball try to do the stuff that we do so there DANCE IS A SPORT

 

Answer by the untouchable
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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Dance is not just an art and not just a sport, its an artistic sport. Dancing takes a lot of talent. You cant just want to dance one day and be on a good dance team. You have to be born with the rythmic talent. Plus you still have to be a team player. One person does not make up a dance team, it takes everyone to make a dance team.Dancers work muscles that most other athletes dont know they have.So im not saying that dance isnt an art nor a sport. Do you know what, people that say that dance isnt a sport dont know or understand what dance is, or what dance is even about.

 

Answer by sharpie
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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dance is TOTALLY considered a sport! you use and work out almost every muscle in your body! just because there is no "world series" or "super bowl" doesnt mean it isnt considered a sport. TAKE THAT!!

 

Answer by Courtney b.
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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Dance is totally a sport!!!! I have to do 10 push ups every day. we do more things than most pro sports players do. Plus a lot of sports players take ballet to get more flexibility. Have u ever tried to do a whole performance on toe shoes because id like to see u try!!! You fell like you are going to die in any second!!! so take that those of u that say dance isn't a sport and say it sucks!!!

 

Answer by dancerx3
Submitted on 1/28/2006
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wow yes dance is definately a sport. anybody who doesnt think so should try it- its way harder than football or basketball or baseball.

and if dance isnt in the olympics, it should be.

 

Answer by Steph-Maryland Competitive Dancer
Submitted on 1/30/2006
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Dance is most definetly a sport. Dancers work their asses off and get just as much if not more injuries as anyone do any other kind of sport.

 

Answer by Julia
Submitted on 1/31/2006
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DANCE is harder than ANY OTHER SPORT THERE IS.

 

Answer by BackoffBiotch!
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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Whoever says dance is not a spr\ort heres the proof! The womans sports foundation has set a criteria which  must be met to be considered a sport.

A contest or competition against or with an opponent
Is governed by rules which explicitly define the time, space and purpose of the contest and the conditions under which a winner is declared
The acknowledged primary purpose of the competition is a comparison of the relative skills of the participants
Dancers ceartinly have skill, the length or time of your routine places you in a small production etc. and there is cetainly competition!

 

Answer by Bekah
Submitted on 2/2/2006
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i think dance like a kickline, jazz, hip hop, ect. is a sport but Ballet and just ballet out of all dances is an art not a sport!

 

Answer by Dancer 4 Life
Submitted on 2/5/2006
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Yeah, no kidding dance is a sport. Dance is full of muscles being used and warm up exercises that aren't too different from other sports. Just because we wear tights and tutus doesn't mean we're weak and can't do any other sports. We sweat and work, until we simply cannot. Our feet bleed and our muscles get torn but it doesn't mean we stop. True athletes work until they cannot any more and dancing is so towards that. I am a dancer and if you think loosing a soccer game or somethings bad try dancing in front of 5000 people without forgetting the counts to the beat of the music and the correct steps. We all have to be insync and smile. Us dancers us every part of our body, the brain, leg muscles, arm muscles, and abominables. Yes I think dancing is a sport. (Football and hockey players that are professional take ballet to increase balance!)

 

Answer by lexi
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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alright well.. seeing as i am on the faribault emeralds dance team in minnesota and we get first at state pretty much every year.. i definitely think dance is a sport. we practice more than pretty much any other sport.. 2 and 1/2 hours every night monday-friday and 4 hours on saturday mornings. It takes a LOT of hard work, and you have to be in GREAT shape to do the intense stuff we do. Only a dancer would know that it is a real sport.. and the people saying that it is not a sport are just too scared to try it themselves because they know that it really is hard, so you should probably just take the dancers word for it. alright. dance is a sport!

 

Answer by ow1948
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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Dancing is a sport anytime athletics are involved it then becomes a sport  Like gymnastics  When you ball room dance you are dipped in a back bend position when you  raise your leg above your head like some style of dancing you are doing the splits  and like Ice dancing is definatly an olympic sport I dare anyone who doesnt think it is they should try it sometime either shut up or put up
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Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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competitive dance is a hard core sport. if you don't agree with me take as many classes as a competative dancer does, and you will know how hard we work and that it is  a sport.

 

Answer by talia
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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Dance is a sport because u have 2 work real hard!

 

Answer by sydney
Submitted on 2/10/2006
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i have been a dancer for 8 years now i would know if dance was a sport or not...my teacher also says that dance IS a sport and she has been dancing for a long time in is a dance teacher shes says it is listed in the sports part of things, if anyone believes that it isn't a sport they are wrong...i have argued a with  a lot of people to make my point clear and i've succeed through many people...so far. i also would believe that it would be an insult to dancers saying that dance is not a sport i mean it is filled with physical activity and endurance sometimes yes endurance we dancers have to train A LOT to become how we look like and dance like...like i said it is an insult to say that it is not a sport because its very important to most dancers!

 

Answer by madzy
Submitted on 2/11/2006
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as a dancer, who is 15 yo, and has been dancing for 12 years, i do believe dance is a sport. i have done a lot of research on this topic, and no form experience that dancers r just as fit as any athlete. i have taken professional fitness tests,and I'm as fit as any. and the competition is the same.

 

Answer by dancer chick
Submitted on 2/11/2006
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hey listen i know it all if u think dance isn't hard lets see u do it I'm sure u suck dance I'm sure is one of the hardest SPORTS ever and I'm sure u cant do it !!!!

 

Answer by Lady Bugg 6
Submitted on 2/14/2006
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This is the definition of sport :Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
So yes dance is a SPORT no matter what anyone says!! The definition above provides everything for you losers that think it is not a sport. I give props to all muh Dancers

 

Answer by Sarahstar
Submitted on 2/14/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT AND I THINK THAT WHOEVER THINKS IT IS NOT IS WRONG. AN AVERAGE GOOD DANCER SPENDS4OVER12 HOURS A WEEK PRACTICING FOR UPCOMING COMPITIONS AND RECITALS. EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT IN THE OLYMPICS DOES NOT MEAN IT'S NOT A SPORT
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

Answer by Shelbster
Submitted on 2/14/2006
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Dance is so a sport, it says so in the dictionary, and we work our tail off i dance 5 days a week, i've competed all over the world, and just for your imformation dance is in the Olympics ,Ballroom dancing, so all you guys that say dance isn't a sport shut up and you try it.

 

Answer by mmmmmmmmmm
Submitted on 2/14/2006
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dance is a freakin sport shut up

 

Answer by student
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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dance is a sport. if you compete or can compete then you are in a sport just cause your not playing b-ball or something like that and you are entertainment doesn't mean anything!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by dance is gay
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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dance is for 52 year olds that live with their moms. I'd rather admitt that Bush is right than call dance a sport. I know no one will rate this good because it is not thew most creative answere ever, but seriously do you want people dancing a sports chanels? I say no one would watch it a sport is fun dance is not?

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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I think dance is a sport! My brothers don't believe me, but what do they know? If they actually watched it or experienced it they would think it is a sport too!

 

Answer by DANCE IS SOOOOO A SPORT. AND AN ART.
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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DANCE IS SOOOOOOO A SPORT!BETTTTTTER THAN SOCCER I MUST SAY. SOCCER PLAYERS ARE LESBIES! DANCERS ARE STRAIGHT GIRLS. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT KIDS....THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOCCER AND DANCE. OHH AND WAIT ANOTHER DIFFERENCE dancers have LIVES soccer players DONT. any soccer player wanna come and punch me about this?? cuz in a DANCER ill fight back harder. SOCCER PLAYERS HAVE NO MUSCLE WHAT-SO-EVER AND DANCERS DOOOOO!

 

Answer by BnB
Submitted on 2/18/2006
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yes dance is a sport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by im working with chimps
Submitted on 2/19/2006
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what the hell are u talking about dancers are not airheads i would know i am one if all dancers are air heads what would you call me i get straight a'sfor your information and dance is a sport of i didn't dance i would not be anywhere near as fit dance is a sport you compete it just like any other sport and besides anyone that says that bowling is a sport and dance isnt is a retard dancers work out as much as football players do we have 2 do crunches and push ups and if you think dancers are a bunch of retardsthan maybe u should try it dancing is nowhere near as easy as you think and by the way we have to do splits have you ever tried one because you should sometime and another thing an art is a form of expression and i express my self through dance so in conclusion you are a retard dance is a sport and it is also a form of art

 

Answer by You are all fags.
Submitted on 2/19/2006
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Dance is not a sport, go touch yourselves.

 

Answer by Alyssa
Submitted on 2/21/2006
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DUHH dance is a sport.. i don't know how anyone would think it's not a sport... do you know how much stretching, leaping, turning, memorization, and WORK it is? Obviously the people who have never danced before probably think its not because they either aren't good enough to be able to or are pretty much scared because of the dance competition's.

 

Answer by Britt
Submitted on 2/21/2006
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OMG!!! IT SOOO IS A SPORT!!! what is wrog w/ u guys, im a dancer nd i know, nd by the way WE"RE NOT AIRHEADS, ur the airhead, cuz id like to c u TRY to dance!!!!! it definetly is a sport, nd everyone who AGREES with me we should just stop fighting becuse we know inside that it is hard, energizing, athletic, and A SPORT, so guys just get a life, DANCERS RULE!!!!

 

Answer by ur mom
Submitted on 2/23/2006
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT DOESNT HAVE RULES. U NEED RULES FOR A SPORT.

 

Answer by samantha
Submitted on 2/23/2006
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ok for 1 dance is a sport we do work as hard as all the other basketball football etc.. (teams)just because you dont like dance or you think it is lame you cant just say its not a sport the day you try it and compete a little then you can say wether its a sport or not... and really all you guys fighting sayin well i looked in the dictionary well i did to, mine said this and mine said that its really getting old soo grow up!!!
dance rocks
and if dance is not a sport then its life!

 

Answer by STEPSDANCER
Submitted on 2/23/2006
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heck!! ya dance is deffinetly a sport!!!
i totally agree w/ u golden child. infact, ballet is rated the most healthiest SPORT/dance according to the physical education commiteey!
so for all of u losers who don't think dance is a sport
think again!!!!!

 

Answer by Sarah-pa-parah
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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i think all yals is way to stressed about da subject-o. yall foos neeedz to stop trippen and just go wit da flow...if yall thinks dancen is a sport than you can think that, if yall thinks dancen isnt a sport than you all can just go.........play with eachother!!!

 

Answer by Dancing_Divas
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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We most definantly believe that Dance IS A SPORT.  We compete, we practice daily, we work our butts off and we form team bonds.  Just because we don't throw balls around doesn't mean we aren't athletes.  If ice skating and gymnastics are considered sports then why not dance.  We'd also like to add how interesting it is that anyone saying anything on here against dance can hardly think of two sentences to back themselves up with.

 

Answer by Kristel
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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Anybody who says that dance is not a sport is stupid!Is it that you just don't know how to dance? Probably. You don't know what you are missing and talking about!

 

Answer by dance is so a sport
Submitted on 2/24/2006
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ok, i dance. I take tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, clogging, modern, and hip hop. The reason why you people say dance is not a sport, is because you probably play softball or basketball. You are jealous because dancers are much more prettier,skinnier, and we are physically fit. Have you ever heard the saying.."If dance were any easier it would be called football?" Well my brother goes to college to play football and the coaches make them take ballet class because it gives good eye cordination and great feet movement.So far, his team has only lost one game.THANKS TO DANCE!!!

 

Answer by emily
Submitted on 2/26/2006
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i think dance is DEFINENTLY a sport! u dont have to be football or socccer players to get exersize..we also compete just like other sports. the only ppl that dont think dance is a sport dont dance so they dont know what they are talking about. im doing this for a persuasive speech soo if you could PLEASE send me some information about this that would be great! my email is dancinqueen619@aol.com

 

Answer by kz criddle
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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i think that  dance is a spot because u use all your muscles and its preety close to gymnastics, and its really close 2 it. and if there's ice skating dancing then it should be in the olympics

 

Answer by MB
Submitted on 2/28/2006
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I think dance is 100% a sport because it is all endurance and you compete, just like other sports you can compete in State tournaments, THAT"S WHAT WE DO!!! those of you who say it isn't are completely messed up! You can't say dance isn't a sport until you've tried! Does anyone agree?!

 

Answer by christina
Submitted on 2/28/2006
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of course dance is a sport you need more determination than in any other sports what do people think dancers do just sit arond if people say well in sports you have games you can say what about a dancer what about all the seminars and recitals competitions if people s ay dance is not a sport that is because they are jeaulos and know they can never handle the endurance
tell me your opinions at borntodance3392@aol.com
my name is christina

 

Answer by carley patterson
Submitted on 3/1/2006
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dance is so a sport and it totally rocks. before iwent to the olympics in 2004 i took dace lessons until i was 15 yeas old and thats what helped me do gymnastics much better.  And i wn the gold in all around ..... so grls that think that dance is not a sport....u stink!!!!  <3  Carley

 

Answer by dr.pop/ms.newbootyg
Submitted on 3/2/2006
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as dancers we know how hard it is to compete and work hard but still not be considered a"sport" we DONT get the reconition we deserve dance IS a sport we practice any where from 3-5 hrs a day and our ball teams dont even practice 2hrs a day. the only difference is we compete against more teams if dance is not a sport why would almost every middle AND high school have a team???email back @ dancemms143@walla.com

 

Answer by Carly
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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I think dance is in fact a sport. I've taking dance for the past five years, I also play baseball, and not once in baseball
has our coach told us to streach. On the other hand in dance your always streaching!

 

Answer by dancecatz
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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excuse me, why do you think dancers are in such good shape and many sports players in school are just fat. also, dancers don't get time-outs! i'm not saying that other sports are bad, i just think dancers should get just as much recognition as any other athlete. we work just as hard but look cuter doing it!

 

Answer by brooke
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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omg dance is to a sport me and karli both do dance and anyone who say'sthat dance is gay and stuff we like hit them or something. me and karli practice everyday at school everytime we have a chane in the gym or in class it doesnt matter. o and who ever is I KNOW ALL me and karli think ur a B**($ so u can just shut up! people dont think that dance is a sport because it looks easy and they dont think its hard at all. it is hard and a part of are job of being a dancer is making it look easy. we work just as hard as any other sport. we have to practice everyday plus we have to memorize the dances be flexable have to make it look fun and u have to smile the hole time while u dance in front of over 1,000 people. so who ever doesnt think dance is a sport i want them to try doing that for a year and wear those outfits while dancing. if someone says that dance isnt a sport they obviously have never done it befor. i am going to c how many people think dance is a sport and who doesnt.

 

Answer by dancer4life
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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dance is totally a sport!it takes way more athletic a ability to do dance then any other sport.

 

Answer by shorelinedancer
Submitted on 3/6/2006
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Dance is a sport and if you think the same as I KNOW ALL, then go to a dance studio (not one of those ones that dont know what dancing is)and try. trust me, eather you'll like it so much you will keep doing it or you'll come on this website and say,DANCE IS A SPORT! ya any ?'s? email me at cocoa-markers-05@hotmail.com. thanks all you dancers that said dance is a sport!

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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Dance is definatly a sport.
Dancers work just as hard, if not harder than you do in other sports. I bet all you who think dance is not a sport would not even survive half of one of my dance classes.


 

Answer by Ansley
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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Dance IS a sport!! Some of the best athletes take dance so they will improve their technique!!..and for those of you who are saying dance is not a sport then lets see you try to dance!!!
P.S- Don't Cry When Your Toes Bleed,and you cant feel the muscles in your legs!! and remember..Never Give Up!;)

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT! ive been dancing since i was 3, competing since i was 7, and did studio dance for 12 years and danceline at school for 2, i have played MANY other sports, and i can tell u none of them even come close to the amount or energy, prep, and hard work dance requires. My dad who has two daughters in dance doesnt think its a sport so i have been debating this my whole life, it is! ppl who dont dance have no idea! You try it if u think it looks so easy.

 

Answer by Ballet Dancer
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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Dancing is totally a sport. I would like to see the people who don't think it is do some of the things we do. Dance is harder than football, basket ball, and soccer. You have to balance while being in relavay on one foot. I would like to see you losers do that!

 

Answer by Ally
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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The answers from some people on this sight has helped me prove to my brother dance is a sport (thank you so much)

Those who dance know it's a sport(or should)

          Dancer and proud of it!

 

Answer by Kaykay
Submitted on 3/10/2006
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YES!!! people who say dance isn't a sport have never tried it.  My brother doesn't think it is a sport but when i asked him what he concidered a sport fit the discreption of a dancer. yet he still denies it what should i do

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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its okay... you dont need to get worked up about it.  dance is a sport. end of story. not technically maybe... but in dancers eyes it is. and if we wanna think its a sport... let us think it

the end

 

Answer by monica
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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hey i just want to say that dance is a sport. the defination is something that requires skill and dance requires just that. you need to have skill and disipline. we work 10 times harder then any basketball player or baseball player!

 

Answer by Dancer_chick
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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Dance has competitions and you work your butt off more than those athletes you also have a higher injury rate.Oh yeah,YOU CALL POKER A SPORT.there dance competitions on ESPN too.

 

Answer by Baby Girl!!
Submitted on 3/15/2006
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Anyone thats in to dance probally think dance is a sport! well, i think dance is a sport because the way you move and you weat alot too but, people who think that dance is a sport is probally right and probally wrong!!!!

 

Answer by daydreamer
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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DANCE IS DEFINITELY A SPORT ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T THINK IT IS WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN DANCE YOU ALSO DO A LOT OF EXERCISE

 

Answer by daydreamer
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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DANCE IS DEFINATELY A SRORT ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T THINK IT IS WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN DANCE YOU ALSO DO A LOT OF EXERCISE

 

Answer by Carley Chandler
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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Dance is so not a sport!!!!!!!!!!! The only people that say it is, take dance. Do I take dance? NOOOOOOOO. So dance is not a sport. Dancers don't do REAL sports. Do they??? They just dance.

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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Dance is a sport. The people who say it isn't don't take dance, so how should they know? Dance keeps you in shape and is also outrageously fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes you strong and I think that every girl should give it a shot!!! Then they'll think that it is a sport. You can compete when you dance too, so it's like playing in a baseball or football game because you still have competition. DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by tnydancer
Submitted on 3/18/2006
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of course dance is a sport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your doing every thing that all of the other sports are doing i am a dancer and my sister does soccer and  she does every thing that we do to

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 3/19/2006
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I think dance is a sport & if u say that dance is not a sport because it's not in the Olympics, then think about this...is football a sport ...yes.....is football in the Olympics...NO!!!I am also doing a persuasive essay on this topic.I took a survey on the topic of if people thought dance was a sport & 70 percent of the people thought dance was a sport!!!!!I have been dancing since I was little and you have to work your buts off!

 

Answer by Britt
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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I have something that will shut the mouths of the TREMENDOUS ignorants:

AS the O.E.D (Oxford English Dictionary) states:

"Sport: a pleasant pastime; entertainment or amusement; recreation, diversion [...]  A series of athletic contests engaged in or held at one time and forming a spectacle or social event [...] A theatrical performance or show; a play."


Haha, now, what will YOU say, hmm!? DANCE IS A SPORT!! And trust me, sometimes we have to go through MUCH MORE PAIN than u so-called athletes because not only we need to have the cardio resistance and strength, but at the same time we have to work with our FLEXIBILITY and look GRACEFUL while doing some really hard, strong JUMPS or such! Actually, dance is more of a sports than many so-called SPORTS! SO SHUT UP!!!!

 

Answer by SW-Lakerette08
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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DANCE NO DOUBT IS ABSOLUTELY A SPORT!!! I'D LIKE TO SEE ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAY IT ISN"T A SPORT TRY TO DO SOME OF THE THINGS US DANCERS DO! WITH ALL HONESTY AT MY DANCE PRACTICE U'D BE LEFT FAR BEHIND!!

 

Answer by cher.
Submitted on 3/24/2006
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i believe dancing is both a sport and a art.
danceing  requires physical fitness and techneque along with flexibility and balance. It may be concidered a sport because there is compeating involved but it may also be called an art because dance is about movement and music. so i believe dancing is a bit of both, It is hard but fun =]

 

Answer by cher.
Submitted on 3/24/2006
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i believe dancing is both a sport and a art.
dancing  requires physical fitness and technique along with flexibility and balance. It may be considered a sport because there is competing involved but it may also be called an art because dance is about movement and music. so i believe dancing is a bit of both, It is hard but fun =]

 

Answer by Krit
Submitted on 3/26/2006
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I agree that dance is a bit of both. It's an art form because it allows the person to express themselves, but it is also a sport because it requires, training, discipline, and constant practice. But people would only know that if they took the time to understand the work and dedication that goes into instead of only seeing it as "airheads who are incapable of other sports" I've worked my @$$ off to get to where I am as a dancer, and I really am offended when ppl say it's nothing, b/c it's everything to some, just like hockey and baseball are everything to it's players.

 

Answer by Krit
Submitted on 3/26/2006
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I agree that dance is a bit of both. It's an art form because it allows the person to express themselves, but it is also a sport because it requires, training, discipline, and constant practice. But people would only know that if they took the time to understand the work and dedication that goes into instead of only seeing it as "airheads who are incapable of other sports" I've worked my @$$ off to get to where I am as a dancer, and I really am offended when ppl say it's nothing, b/c it's everything to some, just like hockey and baseball are everything to it's players.

 

Answer by Jordyn Ferri
Submitted on 3/27/2006
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FYI dance is recognized as a sport by the Olympics. They are currently in the process of making it an Olympic sport. It will probably be in full swing by the year 2012 or so.

some of u opposers r so simple minded.

its a shame.

 

Answer by CB
Submitted on 3/27/2006
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DANCERS ARE NOT AIRHEADS, YOUR THE AIRHEAD.
YOU ARE STUPID AND YOU DONT KNOW LEFT FROM RIGHT

 

Answer by dancinmanda
Submitted on 3/28/2006
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Teegz...i'm totally with you on this one. Dance can be both. Taking classes and performing can be considered an art. But you also can compete in dance. You compete against many other dance teams for places and trophys. And Goldenchild...No kidding! bowling, Golf, car racing! a sport!? get real! dance takes way more effort than any of those ACTIVITIES! In dance you have to work your butt off! you have to be mentally and physically fit and your mind has to be set to it. You need to watch what you eat and take care of yourself. You use your body in dancing and it is a huge effort. If you haven't been in dance(really) then you have no idea what we dancers are talking about so you have no say in if dance is a sport or not. Go take a real dance class and then you can decide.

 

Answer by Lor
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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Dance Is a sport!! obviously anyone who said its not has never tried it AT ALL!!! because you get just as much as arm power and muscles as you would in any other sport,actually i have more muscles than my friends who play sports!! and I'm not being conseided cause thats stupid! and yes i agree with goldenchild stop looking up the freaking words!!! at least we arent' preppy cheerleaders!! yes so dance is and it should be considered a sport in High School!

 

Answer by carissa
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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alright here we go. for all you field fairies, "tough" football players, big basketball players, and basically airheads out there who dont think dance is a sport, i'vegot news for you. IT IS. whether you like it or not. it fits all the descriptions of a sport; its competetive, you have to go by a set of rules, its active, and if thats not enough for you ITS AN EFFING OLYMPIC SPORT! and if you don't believe me google search ballroom dancing...TAKE THAT "T-BONE!"
"Dance sucks.  It's just a bunch of airheads who don't play a real sport.  If you are going to cite the dictionary, it just says activity that gives enjoyment or recreation.  So, is scratching my butt a sport too??  If so, it is still a better sport than dance." okay mister "I KNOW ALL" i'msorry to tell you that first of all you wouldn't last 5 minutes in a competetive dance class/practice/whatever you want to call it. for example...try taking a big tough football player and making them do 3 turns on one foot! okay this is getting kinda long so i'mgonna stop. but as you have prolly guessed by now...i'm a dancer and have been all my life. it IS a sport and quite frankly i dont care what anybody else thinks. soo yeah.
*carissa

 

Answer by Dance is my life
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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i totally think dance is a sport ive done it since i was 4. ive also competed and its a sport so anyone who thinks its not is returded. plus at school some guy argued to me that dance isnt a sport and so im getting more info so i can prove him wrong and i think ive already done that from this site so all u dancers get struting ur stuff. lol.

 

Answer by shelly
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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dancing is a sport. i am on a dance team. and i tell you. its not easy. we compete. we challenge. we perform. we practice. we work hard. and we love what we do. not everyone can go out in front of hundreds even thousands of people and split, jump, twirl, kick, leg lifts, have beat, have rythm, and be good at it. it takes a lot to be a dancer. on our team, we have cuts. if your not good. your not a dancer. i love dance. and i get rewards. and letters for it. i compete. i perform. and im good. and its hard. its a sport.

 

Answer by shelly
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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dancing is a sport. i am on a dance team. and i tell you. its not easy. we compete. we challenge. we perform. we practice. we work hard. and we love what we do. not everyone can go out in front of hundreds even thousands of people and split, jump, twirl, kick, leg lifts, have beat, have rythm, and be good at it. it takes a lot to be a dancer. on our team, we have cuts. if your not good. your not a dancer. i love dance. and i get rewards. and letters for it. i compete. i perform. and im good. and its hard. its a sport.

 

Answer by NVSdancer
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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dance is a sport!!!u sweat and u work hard!!!BOYS IT IS LIKE FOOTBALL IN A WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COME ON!!!

 

Answer by Deeds
Submitted on 3/31/2006
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Dance, I'm sorry to say, is much more than a sport.  It's definitely a physically demanding art.  Certain forms in dance are a part of the sport category (ie dance team, etc.) but overall, dance is not and I'm glad.  It's an expression.  There's so much more to it than just the steps.  If that's all it is to you and you think it's a sport, then I'd hate to say it, but you've never danced.  I've danced for most of my life and I have truly learned that dance requires a passion and feeling, something sports lack.  The body's an instrument, much like a violin or cello and it is used as a form of communication to express the things that can't be said in words.  I'm glad it's not a sport because that just means there's that much more room for depth and meaning.

 

Answer by xxdancinlorxx
Submitted on 4/1/2006
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Dance has to be a sport. I mean if professional eating is a sport, dance is definatly a sport.  because at least you burn fat and calories by dancing.
  

 

Answer by The Dance Konnection~DANCER!!!
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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Dance is totally a sport we were our butts off doing all of the stunts,routines,excersizes we do!!! its hard and takes time and dedication just like other sports!!!!!! anyone can dribble a ball,throw a ball,run around a track but not everyone can do a double pirouette or hold in arebesque for a minute!!!!!

 

Answer by yozsfjhSDFhjasdfhj
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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As YozsfjhSDFhjasdfhj, I believe that dance is a sport, because it involves both the aesthetically pleasing visual aspect of a performing art, along with the physical demands of a sport. Dancing is as difficult as it is enjoyable. Thus, dance should definitely be considered a sport.

 

Answer by huff
Submitted on 4/12/2006
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i totally think that dance is a sport  because dancers compete with eachother. all of my friends are dancers and our class had a huge dicusoin. anyway GO DANCERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Ropedog
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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Dance should not be a sport and this is why. how many sports are there, plenty. Now how many kinds of dance is there, plenty. So why do we want to put dance in the sport catagory. Dance has become so big that it should recieve its own catagory and the word dance should become just as strong as the word sport. So in the future when you sign up for classes at any school or college there needs to a list for sports activities and a list for dance. NOT DANCE IN THE SPORTS LIST. DANCE BECOMING ITS OWN.

 

Answer by josh
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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dance i think is both art and dance.  its a sport because you can compete in it and it is in the olypmpic games.  also it is an art because it is beautiful and takes an amazing amount of effort to do it.  so in final it is both.

 

Answer by dancefreak101
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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dance is so a sport. a sport is anything that you compete in. there are dance competitions. but in the same way dance is an art. you have got to be able to do it and it takes A LOT of practice. you get in really god shape when doing it. so its according on if the dancer competes

 

Answer by dance rules
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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dance is a sport we work just as hard as any other sport out there so what we dont use knee pads or helmets or run around looking like were constipaed but we do compete and exercise as much as anyone out there.

 

Answer by ally
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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Ive been dancing since i was three and its a sport.i dance 23 hours a week and i have to practice.so thats a lot of dancing.

 

Answer by izzy
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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yah it is a sport and it is the best one so the people who are saying it isn't are just weak losers!

 

Answer by Zoey S942
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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I think that dance is a sport. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Jack 89
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Dance is a sport. Boys should take it. It is fun.

   (take dance)

 

Answer by Libby
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Dance is not a sport. I did a little bit of dancing in my former days of Jump5, but now I think it sucks.

 

Answer by chatterbox
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Dance is a sport. I talk all the time in dance class. dance is a sport.

 

Answer by Mel
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Dance is a sport. Thats the truth. If you think about it dancers work just as hard as other sports and sometimes even harder. If dance was not a sport than why would people or dancers be considered an athlete. We compete and recently been on TV so yeah it is a sport, not only a team sport but a sport that everyone can enjoy.

 

Answer by bubbie
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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dance is not a sport. it is an art and dance is not a game. It is a form of self expression

 

Answer by Dance is a sport!!!!!!
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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Dance: In Defense of a True Sport
Taylor '07  

“Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, well. If not, no matter.

Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.” -Louis Horst.

According to the dictionary, to dance is “to move rhythmically, usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.” A dancer is “one who dances or who practices dancing.” Anyone who can move his feet is considered a dancer by this definition, but really it’s a lot different than that. I am a dancer who takes lessons, and I know what it’s like to be a real dancer. Dancers practice anywhere from two to ten times a week, and for hours at a time. Besides just practicing at the studio, dancers have to practice at home to perfect their movements and make them precise. Along with all that dancing, dancers have to workout daily in order to keep in shape. We run and do push-ups and crunches, just like any other athlete would do to stay fit.

Did you know that dancing is also competitive? There are many girls at IHS who belong to one of the dance teams in town. And it is a team in every sense of the word. They practice together year-round every week, compete against other teams, have positions to play, get injured, need substitutions, and so on. What’s the difference between this and any other sport?

In addition to the competitive teams, there are hundreds of girls (and some boys) that start dancing at an early age. I have been dancing for 10 years with Karen Gorsky, the owner and teacher of Armstrong School of Dance, as well as with my fellow dancers including Steff Barken, Katie Norton, Rosie Taam, Katie Lane, Romana Blissard, and so many others. The dance classes offered are jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, precision, and hip-hop. We also have a dance team of 18, who go to competitions, and are excellent dancers. There are many dance schools here in town. They include Armstrong School of Dance (ASD), Ithaca Academy of Dance (IAD), Ithaca Ballet, and the newest arrival, New England Ballet Company.

The studio that I am most familiar with is ASD, because I happen to dance there. Our team goes to competition twice or three times a year, along with our annual studio recital, held in the first week of June. I attended the Tremaine competition this past summer, and it was a lot of hard work. Before all the competitions, we have six-to-eight-hour workshops covering every aspect of dance. Although it seems like a lot of work, it’s all fun if you really like to dance. Shirley Maclaine, a dancer, describes the sensation of getting on stage like this: “Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.”

One of the world’s authorities on the subject of sports is the Olympic committee. In 2002, that group decided that dance is one of 10 sports that will be considered for inclusion in future Olympics. I hope it will happen so that more people will recognize dance, and most will consider it a sport. Dance is a sport and a dancer is an athlete. Only those that are dedicated to practice and working out will ever have the chance to join a team or compete for their country. “Dance isn’t just about fancy footwork. It requires grace, discipline, and major muscles.”

 

Answer by girllygirll
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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I would doubt that one could argue that they were truly physically educated unless they danced, enjoyed the movement of dance, and even promoted dancing. For dancing is undoubtedly the oldest form of human expression whereby the body is used as a method to communicate, to express, to plead, to console, to inspire, or even to convince. From the beginnings of human survival, dance was a functional means of survival through religious practices to prepare for the coming events: the hunt, the seasons, the sacrifices of life, the observation of significant events, and most importantly, the worship of their gods. These individuals feared sickness, death, hunger, drought, storms, the spirts of the dead, animals, and other humans. The power to communicate with and manipulate the unseen powers that controlled their lives was to them essential to the very notion of being and living.

Because these people lived and were one with their environments, they were keen observers of the animal life around them and reproduced in their minds the movements of the plants, animals, birds, and seasons. These were the earliest forms of what we know of dance: Chain dances, circle dances, and processional dances.





Among pre-Christian civilizations and even the Hebrew tradition, dance was a functional part of worship. King David danced before the Arch of the Convent. Egyptian art depicts dance throughout the thousands of wall paintings, reliefs, and hieroglyphs. Ancient Sumerian literature, which predates the Biblical period, also is inundated with relief sculpture of dancing and using dancing sticks to accompany the movement.





To be Greek was to be educated and to be educated meant in all things physical and metaphysical. It was not enough to have the knowledge of Plato, one was also obligated to be fit, and healthy...and within that was the sage advice to be a dancer. One was to have harmony with the soul and body. Dance, a chief branch of education, was the medium through which total integration of mind, body, and spirit could be achieved. As Plato said, "To sing well and to dance well is to be well educated." The Pyrrhic was the great Greek dance of war, which was accompanied by flued. In Sparta every child over the age of five had to learn the Pyrrhic and dance it in public.




 

Answer by DancingQueen
Submitted on 4/24/2006
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Dance is a sport!!!! Whoever says that it isnt, then they havent tried it because it really is alot of hard work! I think that any sport you compete in is a sport and in dance, you compete against more than 1 team. We work just as hard as any sport team out there and never ever call us airheads again!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Liss
Submitted on 4/24/2006
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Dance is both a sport as well as an art. Its a sport by the means of how us (being dancers) work out just as much as a football team or soccer team. We do endless sit ups and push ups, as well as exercises that stretch your muscles. We are very fit. We have to be to preform under hot light while doing 30 consecutive fouites in a row, or something like that. We also do exercises that practice our breathing rate with things like yoga. But, dance is also an art. The dance when it is preformed using not only the technique but the love and passion of a dancer turns it into an art. A true dancer is able to tell a story with no words, and only their expression using movement and style. Dance with a combination of a dancer's love, dreams and endless commitment, turns it into both an art and a sport.

 

Answer by lilballer
Submitted on 4/25/2006
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Dancing is a sport whether people like it or not. I play basketball and I also dance. There are a lot of similarities between the two. In basketball you compete with other teams as well as you dance against other people. It takes the same a mount of energy to dance and to p[lay sports.

 

Answer by hailegh
Submitted on 4/25/2006
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whoever says dance is not a sport is mentally ill. you know what tbone dancers arent in the olympics  because it would put the other sports to big time shame. only winners dance if you dont think dance is a sport  thats because you are scared to try it because your a loser. what makes dance not a sport how is it different than bball and things you go to  practices  and instead of games you have recitals and competitions and seminars dancers also dancers work very hard they also have many stresses like at a reginol competition. people why do they have dance  on all the tv shows like so u think u can dance and dancing with the stars threse no sport shows if u have any questions  on this emaiul me @borntodance3392@aol.com if u dont email me ur to scared because u know dance is a sport
we rock dancers

 

Answer by JorDan
Submitted on 4/26/2006
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if you dont think dance is a sport then you are wrong. if you were actually in it, you would know because anyone thats not in it doesnt think its a sport and i totally disagree..DANCE IS A SPORT!!

 

Answer by Kelsey
Submitted on 4/28/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT! DANCE IS THE BEST SPORT EVER

 

Answer by dancer
Submitted on 5/1/2006
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I am doing a persuasive speech on dancing and why it is a sport....so please email what you think its greatly appreciated...shawnarene@hotmail.com

 

Answer by jessi
Submitted on 5/1/2006
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Dance is not a sport. just b/c its on espn doesnt make it a sport. it is a performing art. the definition of dance is classical performing art. just b/c u dance does not mean u know evrything about it. especially the dancers who think its a sport. its not right. i would take it defensively if someone said its a sport. its not a game. think about it ballet is not a sport .. evry type of dance came from ballet even hip hop and pom!! so no one in this poll knows what they are talking about!!

 

Answer by Erin
Submitted on 5/1/2006
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For anyone who put up a post that said dance is not a sport.............U R F***ing WRONG!!!!! U have NO idea what it takes to be a dancer,and u r putting up lies!!!  I've been a dancer for quite some time now, and i know what i'm talking about!  How about all of us dancers sit and watch u make a fool of yourself at a dance practice, performance, or competition!!  Then we'll see who the real athlete is!!

 

Answer by D-StarDancer
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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OH, yes!!!Dancing is totaly a sport! Rica04 you need an aditude change and you really dont know what you are talking about okay?!
THANKZ ALOT!!!!!!

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 5/5/2006
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Dance is a sport. You compete in it just like you do in any other sport. You are also working out in it and it strengthens your muscles. I am also doing a persuasive speech on this topic and I need some help persuading so if anyone has any ideas then email me at sillygenes@yahoo.com

 

Answer by queers
Submitted on 5/7/2006
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MMMMMK WELL FIRST OF ALL dance doesnt suck you guys suck go die losers

 

Answer by dancer girl owns ALL
Submitted on 5/7/2006
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Wow, I was reading some of the things on here and this is all I have to say to the people who don't think dance is a sport, YOU ARE REALLY IGNORANT! You obviously have never PRACTICED, PERFORMED, or COMPETED nationally and WON! Dance is more than just a sport, It is a way of life, I eat, breath, and live dance everyday.It feels fantastic when you get that first place trophy at competition especially when you know you've practiced HARDER and LONGER than ALL of the other teams at school. Dance is the most gratifying SPORT there is. I think the only people who disagree with me are people who have tried dance, but really sucked at it and people who are just plain ignorant and need to be educated. I know first hand, DANCE is the best SPORT you'll ever PERFORM!

 

Answer by J-baby
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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Heres the thing... People who just take dance class for like an hour or a couple hours a week.. thats not a sport. but the people who are in competition dance.. now thats a totally different story. Thats considered a sport

 

Answer by ~dance::baby~
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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dance is most definately a sport! just as other people said it takes as much time, effort, and energy as anything else does! this is the best quote ever...
"If dancing were any easier, it would be called football."
HELLO?!?! come on people dancing is hard work, takes a lot of time, and you travel to competitions and conventions! DANCE IS A SPORT! GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS!

 

Answer by Kipp
Submitted on 5/9/2006
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dance is not a sport because it is judged by another person

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 5/10/2006
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dancing is a sport if you compete...in actual competitions and go head to head with another team!  so for the butch jock girls out there who can't dance and say that everything else is sport

 

Answer by Gi
Submitted on 5/10/2006
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By the way, if cheerleading is considered a sport, why can't dance be considered a sport too?

 

Answer by DanceDoc.
Submitted on 5/10/2006
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okay to everyone who says dancing is "NOT" sport is wrong everyone has their own opinions on them i mean to the people who say dance is not a sport the are wrong and probably can't dance do not not dis dancers because we can dance circles around you

 

Answer by Nne' Nne'
Submitted on 5/10/2006
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Dance to me is defininateley a sport. it is just as much work as football, basketball, soccer, or any other "SPORT". There are no written rules saying that there is a certain criteria for an activity being considered a sport. If cheerleading, gymnastics, or bowling is a sport so is dance. Dance requires more than football or basketball in my opinion. Dancers work hard, we exercise, we stay in shape, we are tough , and we compete on teams. so forget all of you who say dance is not a sport. and if you are wondering yes i am a dancer and have been for 10 years and i am 15 years old. if yo have any questions email me at dhawkins25@mindspring.com

 

Answer by RIGGA V
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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Dance sucks.  It's just a bunch of airheads who don't play a real sport.  If you are going to cite the dictionary, it just says activity that gives enjoyment or recreation.  So, is scratching my butt a sport too??  If so, it is still a better sport than dance.

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 5/12/2006
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Bump those who are against it love to dance and it is a sport

 

Answer by jenni clark
Submitted on 5/15/2006
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i think dance is a sport cause u workout alot of your muscles just like u would in any other sport u would play so if u think dance is not a sport just give it a try and u will change your mind

 

Answer by Bionx
Submitted on 5/15/2006
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Dance is a sport.
I have been a dancer all my life and i have gone competitive w// it.Ive competed all across the country and my dance studio has won all the competitions all over. We compete and we win and its competitive. so screw all of you that think dancing is not a sport. FU!

Go to Deborah Stage Door in MI and become the best dancer ever!!

 

Answer by Nobody cares
Submitted on 5/15/2006
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Guys, ur wasting ur time. NO one cares about dancing. It isn't't a sport and it isn't't an art. how can you say a person jumping around to music is art. Its more like someone with too much energy and way too much time on their hands!

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 5/16/2006
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yes we work harder than any body yall do not no wat yall are talkin aboout

 

Answer by Sasha
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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Anyone who says dance isn't a sport is just naive and hasn't tried it for his or herself. They just judge because dancers aren't known for running laps. Yeah, they just practice a ruitine for hours at a time. And those dances are harder than running any amount of miles!

 

Answer by Emily4Jesus
Submitted on 5/21/2006
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Dance is DEFINITELY a sport!!! If u think that dance is easy or silly, just come to a dance class for a week or even a day. You'll get so sore, you won't be laughing about it anymore. Dance tests your flexibility and muscular strength! In conclusion, dance also rox my sox off!!!

 

Answer by Kathryn
Submitted on 5/22/2006
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If you've ever seen the show "Celebrity Dance" or whatever it was, the guy named jerry who used to be a famous football player admitted that ballroom dancing was just as hard..if not hARDER than football! And to imagine that that was only ballroom dancng...not even "kick your foot up to your nose and hold it there with nothing else but your leg muslces" kind of dancing. Dance is truly a sport. In order to do half of the moves your body is required so many kinds of muslces and strenghts its not even funny. Next time you think dance is not a sport, i'dlike you to do a 180 degree leap and then you can tell me its not a sport.

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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Dance is a sport!The definition of sport is anything in a game or competition doing work and dance is in a competition.And some dance is in the olympics.And even if it isnt then it should!I guaruntee most peopole saying dance is not a sport you are not a dqancer and you dont know how it is.You work so0o0 hard all the time and its just like being in a sport minuce the balls!

 

Answer by daizy
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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Dance is a sport.  You compete in it and you work your butt off.  IMO anything that makes you work hard or strive to do, or puts you in a better health condition is a sport.  I am a dancer and even the kids on my brothers soccer team think that dance is in fact a sport.  It is a sport!

 

Answer by xKoReAnXbAbIx
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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um like y would we b debating this if people didn't think at least once that dance was a sport, football players get the same injuries as dancers, there is also competition dance, and there is cheer leading that has a dance competions, kick lines. In dance there is heart in it if ur a real dancer u put ur life in2 it, the same amount of stress and stuff, nd since wen nd ne 1 give nebody the right 2 say dance is a sport... nd dont give me that 1st ammendment crap.

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 5/25/2006
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no it isnt. dancers are losers  with no life. ha

 

Answer by Malgal
Submitted on 5/25/2006
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Dance is NOT a sport because dance isnt in the olympics! since skipping isnt a sport, why should dance be? out of all the activities that are not sports, why should dance be picked first out of all the other activities. Dance is clearly NOT a sport!

 

Answer by Dancer! :)
Submitted on 5/25/2006
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I do think that dance is a sport. How many people out there think golf is a sport? Well i would consider golf as a sport and it isn't in the olympics. I also think that dance should be a sport because you have to be active and phically fit , because you cant be some flabby patty to dance and you can't be that either in the olympics, also the definition of olympic games:in ancient greece, a festival consisting in a series of competitions in athletes, poetry, music, and oratory... and in dance you compete... thats all!

 

Answer by kenny
Submitted on 5/27/2006
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If you don't think dance is a sport because it isn't a "game" and you don't "play" it then swimming and track aren't sports either because you don't "play" swimming or track, also if you think dance is easy and requires no skill then i want to see you go out to the floor and try doing a quadriple turn or kick your leg to your head and then go into the splits or some other crazy trick like that! DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!

 

Answer by Mandy
Submitted on 5/28/2006
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I think that dance is so a sport!!!  People, think!  Girls that dance are very flexible and work as hard as boys that play football!!  So, I think that dance is by far a sport!!

 

Answer by Eri-anna
Submitted on 5/28/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!! I'm dancer and have been dancing for 9 years since i was 3 and ya dance is a sport!!u have no clue how hard it is and u call base ball a sport?ż ya right if dance isn't a sport than neither is baseball!!

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 6/2/2006
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT I COULD DO IT WITH NO PRACTICE

 

Answer by Kasey
Submitted on 6/2/2006
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Dance is a sport anyone who says otherwise has OBVIOUSLY never tried to put in the hours or technique that all dancers put in!Before you go and disc dance, why dont you try to do it yourself, people only disc or make fun of the things that they cant do!

 

Answer by sun
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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dance is a sport! hello we working harder then anyone else!!!

 

Answer by kay&lizz
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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okay look i have been doing dance my whole life and i totally think dance is a sport, that reason is becuz you can start out to suck at dance when you little and when your about 13 or 14 you can be really good as it and in sports they say practice makes perfect well yes dance is as follows you practice and you get better like any other "sport".It is also a proven fact that you use a numbered amount more mussel in dance than football.So yes i do think it is a sport.WOO I LOVE IT!

 

Answer by Dance Is The Best Sport!
Submitted on 6/5/2006
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Anyone who doesnt think dance is a sport is an airhead!! HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO DANCE? I THINK NOT! ONLY THE FOOLISH AND INCONCIDERITE THINK DANCE IS NOT A SPORT! HOW ABOUT YOU DO 500 SIT UPS AND 450 PUSH UPS AND SAY DANCE ISNT A SPORT!SOCCER IS JUST A BUNCH OF AIRHEADS RUNNING AROUND CHASING A BALL! AT LEAST US DANCERS ARE FLEXIBLE AND HAVE SOME GRACE! LETS SEE YOU DO 3 SPLITS 3 WAYS!

 

Answer by UR WORST NIGHT MARE
Submitted on 6/6/2006
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well technically speeking ... id rather suck my own balls than dance.

 

Answer by manessa
Submitted on 6/6/2006
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i think that dance is a sport because you have to balance and jump and stuff that makes you flexible and strong.

 

Answer by dancelover
Submitted on 6/9/2006
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dance iS A SPORT! IF U DON'T AGREE THAN GET  A LIFE!!! DANCE IS A SPORT BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS NEED TO STRETCH ND U CAN BECOME MORE FEXLIABLE! DANCE IS DEF A SPORT!

 

Answer by aperson
Submitted on 6/10/2006
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dancing is defently not a sport. You know why? CAUSE I SAID SO. if anything its a three teer sport (if anything)

 

Answer by anomonous
Submitted on 6/10/2006
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Um hey. Think one second. Who are the ones saying that dance is a sport? People who dance. They try to pretend they`re cool, and athletic. DANCING IS A PAS-TIME, NOT A SPORT. Do you run, in dance? No. My friend is a dancer and she won`t shut up about how she`s so athletic. SHE IS NOT. DANCE IS NOT A SPORT. just because you get in good shape doesn`t make it a sport. Is yoga a sport? Hell no! Get a life, people.

 

Answer by Megan
Submitted on 6/13/2006
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Yes!!!!!!! Becase you keep on moving all the time.There are three reasons:

1. You have to keep in shape.
2.You work as much as you on a baseball team!!!!!!
3.I KNOW ALL,If danceing isn't a sport then  I gess you need do scrach your butt!

 

Answer by mr 4.0
Submitted on 6/13/2006
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no dance isn't a sport you need a score or competition not some guys or girls dancing around in tights thinking they're swans

 

Answer by the dance hater
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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dance is not a sport. look at hockey football and lacrosse. dance has no unpredicatbility...it is just a series of planned and rehearsed motions. It has no intensity or serious do or die competitiveness such as overtime in a hockey game. It has no warrior mentality in it or team comradry such as football. There is no way to tell whos good at it except who smiles the biggest. I dont understand how dance which is basically just moving your body without purpose is a sport. You just go out there dance for five minutes maybe less and its done. You walk off stage and the crowd cheers. Wow. What does that accomplish? Dancers think dance is a sport because it's the only physical thing they are good at. Try hockey or lacrosse then come talk to me foolish dancers!

 

Answer by obafletch
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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I think that dance is so a sport!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and ask my two bffs shorty j and angel hair they say it is a sport to! I've danced before and i'm telling you hambone and dj go to dance and you wont last one minute!!!! i bet yo! ha!

 

Answer by Alicia
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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Dance Is Totally A Sport. I Have Been Dancing Since I Was 3. I Love It Dance IS A SPORT

 

Answer by *I LOVE TO DANCE!!!!*
Submitted on 6/26/2006
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OK let me shove this in your brain (if you have one)dance is so a sport i mean come on you work out even more than you do in baseball or football. All of you who think dance is not a sport you only think about is ballet with to spinning and twirling, well its not because you have to use a lot of strength. You try on some pointe shoes and tell me that we do go through a lot of pain.ok i am in dance and i am in 6 dance classes,ballet,pointe,tap,jazz,hip hop,lyrical
I have more dance classes than you do in baseball or any other sport. I go to dance every day of the week and i take summer dance classes to so that is all year long for 14 years try that so just shut you mouth if you don't think dance is a sport, because i work harder than you. In the winter your probably just sitting there watching T.V. when i am working my butt off, SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!!!!! I have more to say than you do. Why don't you just try dance and see if it is hard work, than you tell me if it is a sport or not and we also compete
I LOVE TO DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Logi- Bear
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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I believe dance is a sport because we have to work harder  that  football.... and football is a sport!!

 

Answer by Sqeealer
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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This is just my opinion but I DO NOT think that dance is a sport!!! I believe it is an art like music and theater. It is not in the Olympic games either. But just remember all you dancers out their, that is just my opinion, so you can either agree and disagree.Dance is NOT, I repeat NOT a sport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Marie!!
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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I'm really sorry to say this to all you dancers but dance is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT  a sport!!! It's either an activity, performing art, or a hobby. Actually it's all of those things, but it's definitely NOT a sport!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Real Athletes!!!!!
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Ben
Submitted on 7/2/2006
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dance is not a sport, but an art because you do stage setups and such; just because you sometimes have competitions, doesn't mean its a sport.  i play piano, and have competitions, but i don't consider that a sport, either.  anyone who thinks that dance is a sport is WRONG.  i know that its hard and stuff, but so are a lot of other things, not making them sports.

 

Answer by JL
Submitted on 7/2/2006
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I think dance is totally a sport. Like others had said, you work out a lot, you are fit because you are working hard. I think all the people who do sports, are fit. So if I'm fit, and I no other dancers are fit, then why are we fit if "we don't run, or work hard?"

 

Answer by 411
Submitted on 7/4/2006
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DAnce is defenently a sport! Dancers work way harder than ball sports, like base ball and basketball etc. if u dont beleive me u should try a dance class---athletes need to give dancers a lot more credit for what they do and if dance wasnt a sport why are all good dancers in such good shape----come on u rarly see dancers who r the size of houses---like never unless there  not that good yet...but they can get better and smaller if they are dedicated--in conclusion DANCE IS A SPORT

 

Answer by Sheryl the Asian Invasion
Submitted on 7/7/2006
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UMM HELLO ARE YOU BLIND??? DANCE IS MOST DEFIANTLY A SPORT! AND IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IT THEN YOU SHOULD COME TO BLACKFOOT, IDAHO AND WATCH THE BRONCADETTES AT BLACKFOOT HIGH SCHOOL PERFORM! THEY ARE PRAISED- AND IF YOU SAID THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS NOT A SPORT YOU WILL PROBABLY GET YOUR BUTT KICKED!! WHEN PEOPLE DANCE THEY ARE USING EVERY MUSCLE IN THEIR BODY AND ALSO USING THEIR BRILLIANT MINDS! THEY WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO PERFORM FOR ALL OF YOU PEOPLE AND THIS IS THE THANX WE AS DANCERS GET? HERE IN BLACKFOOT AT OUR BASKETBALL GAMES OUR CROWD COMES TO SUPPORT OUR TEAM AND TO ENJOY THEIR HALFTIME PERFORMANCE THAT WE PROVIDE! WE ARE CONSIDERED A SPORT HERE! SO HA IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET YOUR LAZY BUTT OUT OF THE COMPUTER CHAIR AND GET A LIFE- BECAUSE WE AS DANCERS ARE EXCELLING IN OURS! AND YOUR JUST JEALOUS!

 

Answer by Dancer4evrDuh
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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the definition of sport: an athletic activity REQUIRING SKILL OR PHYSICAL PROWESS AND OFTEN OF A COMPETITIVE NATURE

the definition of dance: A series of steps and movements that match the rhythm of a piece of music.

DANCE REQUIRES A LOT OF SKILL AND PHYSICAL PROWESS AND IT IS VERY COMPETITIVE

^^^ CONCLUSION: DANCE IS A SPORT! GOT IT? GOOD!

 

Answer by ALYSSA ROLLER
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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Hey, im a dancer and i no its a sport we dance all day long and practice! alot of people say oh wow u do dancing thats all u do?   NO!! dancing is my life and i will never give it up  DANCING IS A SPORT
plus my email IS
dancefever3@hotmail.com

 

Answer by sara
Submitted on 7/10/2006
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YES! Dance is totally a sport, I don't get why this whole thing is an issue I mean just look at the previous answers, all of you who say it isn't a sport can't back up your answer, it's a sport and there's no doubt about it. Look at football players, they only actually play for about 10 minutes the entire game... most are out of shape too, dancers are in shape and work every muscle in their body.

 

Answer by sammy
Submitted on 7/11/2006
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okay well a basketball game is a competition between 2 opposing teams,dance teams and studios have to compete with each other at competitions.  and when they compete it takes physical strength to undergo the correct movement.  and to prepare for these competitions you have to run, do pushups, situps, ext. just like any other team.. Also, it takes a lot of concentration. To be a dancer you have to be physiclly fit.. but as a football player it doesnt matter how physically fit you are.
I'm a member on a dance team and we run miles everyday and wear ankle and wrist weights.. look at a guy football player and then look at a guy dancer the guy dancer always seems to be in GOOD shape better than most men..dancers should recieve more credit for what they do.

 

Answer by Marissa
Submitted on 7/13/2006
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I'm guessing that everyone who has said that dance isn't a sport has never seriously tried it, and taking a class when you're 5 doesn't count.  When you're on a competitive dance team you practice just as many hours as members of any other sport, plus you do it all year round, not just for one season.  Dancers are in amazing shape and are some of the healthiest people around, and thats not because we eat healthy (because we don't). You don't develop the amount of strength, flexibility and stamina that dancers have by not working hard.  Basically, if you're not a dancer then your opinion is worthless here.  If you are a dancer and still think dance isn't a sport then  I think you're crazy, but I respect your opinion.

 

Answer by passion 2 dance
Submitted on 7/14/2006
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yes dance is a sport. last time i checked we run and work out just as much as football players. and we aren't just little girls in pink tutu's we are dancers that go out everyday on stage to show what the meaning of dance truly is. and yes we get blisters and our feel bleed and we may not get tackled by smelly guys but who would want too. and whoever said dance isn't a sport probably isn't a dancer at all. because if they were they'd know what hard work and dedication it takes. and thats something non-dancers will never have.

 

Answer by luc
Submitted on 7/23/2006
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dancing is definitely a sport me my dad and my sister were talk bout this last night and me and my sis though it was because we do it and because we were watching billy elliott!! :P

 

Answer by buddy
Submitted on 7/23/2006
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its not a sport cause its not in the olipycs!

 

Answer by Kelsey
Submitted on 7/23/2006
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I'm sorry, but the only people who don't think that dancing is a sport are tho ones who can't dance. I mean on our high school drill team we have to be at school at 6:30 in the morning to run then we have a morning workout and we have 2 dance classes a day! So if you don't call dancing a sport its because you can't dance!

 

Answer by Youngdancer
Submitted on 8/4/2006
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I Think Dance is both a sport and an art. The movements are art but we work our BUTTS off streaching and moving. It definatly is a sport. HELLO they have gymnastics in the olymics which is also known as acro which yes is dance. So whoever thinks dance is not a sport you try it and tell me how it feels.

 

Answer by Tbaby
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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Dance is not a sport. Sure, it's physical. But so are a lot of things. You say there are competitions, just like in sports, and that makes it a sport. Well, there are piano competitions, and they require exertion of some sorts. Does that make piano playing a sport? Also, Webster's Dictionary DOES say have in the definition "game". When you play a sport for a college, you're representing that college and playing for them. When you go to a college for dance (such as Juilliard), you're getting a degree. You can't get a "degree" in playing basketball. Therefore, dance is an art form. I am so sick of people saying that their sport is dance. You don't get that art forms are much more revered than sports. You should RATHER it be a form of art than a sport.

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 8/11/2006
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You bet dance is a sport! I spent 25 hours dancing this week and it isn't anything easy! I can't believe the pathetic reputation that ballerinas have. I'm sure that all of you that don't do ballet don't know what ala' seconde devlope en fase is and couldn't do one even if you knew what it was! We work just as hard as any sport and if you don't believe be then you've never tried. Rock on dancers!

 

Answer by color guard and dance chick
Submitted on 8/14/2006
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look i do color guard and dance dance and guard are both undoubtly sports if anyone says otherwise than first of all u r stupid to say and second of all u try it for a while and then say if it is a sport but if you haven't tryed it than shut the hell up cuz you do not no wut u r talking about

 

Answer by Kristine
Submitted on 8/14/2006
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YES dancing is a sport, i mean it takes so much work you have to stretch out you have to do crunches pushups you really work out your legs and your stomach and it takes alot of dedication to be a dancer. And you wouldnt think dancing isnt a sport untill you tried it and see how hard it is ppl think ohh its really easy dancing i mean all they do it prance around in little tutus and do little leaps well honey im sorry its more than that we work twice as hard as anyone and people are amazed at flexibilty i have. and by the way if dance isnt a sport then why do alot of football players take it?

 

Answer by Dez*
Submitted on 8/17/2006
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*Dance Is COMPLETLEY  A SPORT if u say that it is not in the olympics .. what did gymnastics and ice skating branch off of? dance is almost harder then any sport it could be because you have to have the perfect technique keep that smile be sharp and be very flexible and of course be in shape if they dont think dance is a sport join a class once and then tell me what you think any other questions i'll give u all you wanna hear dezy_21@hotmail.com .. everyone else who is a dancer could school u in anything lets c you do a fuete capezio triples come on.. i dare you to even try love to all the dancers!

 

Answer by thebird
Submitted on 8/21/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!THE BEST SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ITS VERY DIFICCULT !!!THANK U

 

Answer by dancer101
Submitted on 8/25/2006
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i think dance is most defenitly a sport we work out just as much or more as the football and basketball players and i dont understand why people would ever say it isnt! if cheerleading is a sport then dance most defenitly is!

 

Answer by TASH
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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Hi i am doing a skl persuasive speech could u tell me if dance is a sport i need really good reasons y ?

 

Answer by dacnenosport
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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.dance is not a sport. I coach danceing. Its is a recreation. more of

 

Answer by Gio
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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ok.. DANCE IS A SPORT... cuz not everyone can do it.. we have to work as hard as a soccer player and i kno that cuz i play soccer too.. and i think i give more and i have to try harder when i dance, they when i play soccer.. u just say dance is not a sport cuz u can't do it! ok? ok!

 

Answer by Gio
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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ok.. DANCE IS A SPORT... cuz not everyone can do it.. we have to work as hard as a soccer player and i kno that cuz i play soccer too.. and i think i give more and i have to try harder when i dance, they when i play soccer.. u just say dance is not a sport cuz u can't do it! ok? ok!

 

Answer by monkey
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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dance is a sport. just because there is a lot of self of steam in it some dances are more like a team.
and  someday it may be an Olympic game

 

Answer by the one who knows everything
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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Dancing is NOT a sport because you dont have one on one competitions. plus all you do wear stupid dumb little tiny outfits and dance around in tu tus

 

Answer by A GOOD DANCER
Submitted on 9/5/2006
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OMG, u know why they think ballet is NOT a sport...because they can not do it! AND fyi football players do some ballet type movements!! SO SHUT UP " i know all" cause all u know is how to scratch ur butt which for u is a sport cause u are lazy and can't get up to do anything else

 

Answer by ok...
Submitted on 9/6/2006
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dance is a sport and also a form of art, you express your self and work just as hard as any sports team

 

Answer by Danca4eva
Submitted on 9/7/2006
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AHEM If bowling is considered a sport and dance isn,t then u might as well say that standing is a sport DANCE IS MOST DEFIANTLY A SPORT GOT IT GOOD

 

Answer by lifehousedancer
Submitted on 9/7/2006
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Listen up, dance is a art and a sport. It is an art when it is performed and ment to inspire, move and teach the audience. It is a sport when it is competed such as a drill team..etc.

 

Answer by Lizzie
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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DANCE IS ACTUALLY A SPORT. i AGREE WITH EVERYONE WHO SAID DON'T ABEL DANCE UNTIL YOU TRY IT!! SO JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT UNTIL YOU TRY DANCE. THEN YOU CAN JUDGE IT!

 

Answer by dancer4life
Submitted on 9/8/2006
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yes dance is a sport it can have teams competitons against others its keeps u fit u have to warm up and stretch and its ausom
i dont see wats not sporty about it

 

Answer by mall_chicky411
Submitted on 9/12/2006
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i completely agree with JJ. If u haven't done dance beore u absolutley do not have the right to judge whether it is a sport or not. this guy that goes to my school says its not and or all of u that agree with me write an answer saying telling this guy that he is wrong!

 

Answer by Kati
Submitted on 9/12/2006
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DANCE IS TOTALLY A SPORT!!! I'm doing a paper for my english class about how dance is a sport. We work harder than other sports like bowling, what do they really need to do in bowling but throw the ball. Dance you work muscles and have to memorize many dances. DANCE IS A SPORT AND ANYONE WHO SAYS IT ISN'T THEN THEY ARE STUPID!!!!

 

Answer by yourmom
Submitted on 9/17/2006
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the defintion of sport is: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.

sure regular dancing is not a sport, but competitive dance is a sport.
to be a dancer you need the endurance and stamina to compete. when you do those opens and turns you need the stomach and leg muscles to hold yourself up. i'dliek to see a football player, or any other sport player try to do that. you cant say a sport has to be contact. becasue volleyball isnt contact. so that would just be a dumb argument.

 

Answer by Bee
Submitted on 9/17/2006
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Dance is not a sport. i am a dancer and dance 25 hours a week and still think that it is an art. this is because there are no limits in dancing. it is creative. if there were rules about how many turns you would need to do at a certain age it would change the life of dancing. a sport like gymnastics has requirements and is not considered an art.

 

Answer by MEESH!!!
Submitted on 9/17/2006
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k, guys dance is totally a sport! have you tried ballet! trust me trying to learn jumps and all that stuff takes practically as much leg strength as football, gymnastics, hockey and pretty much all others.. guys just don't think it is cause to them it seems girly, it may look that way by costumes, but I wouldlike to see them try!

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 9/18/2006
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I think dancing is a sport in a way! i love to dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by loved by all
Submitted on 9/19/2006
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dance is a sport!! To dance you must use EVERY single muscle in your body to do what a dancer does, while other sports you are mainly working just your abs, arms and legs. in dance you worked EVERY SINGLE muscle in your body, prolly even muscles you "real sports players" prolly don't even know exist. and you, who think scratching your butt is a sport, do us all a favor and GET A LIFE!!! why don't you try doing a peque turn or a torshate(sp?) or how about a pirouette(sp?) and then tell me it's not a sport! You know what else, Ice Skating is a sport, what do you think they're doing... they're DANCING on ice!! therefore if you consider ice skating a sport then you MUST consider dance a sport, and if you consider bowling a sport, where all they do is run to a line and throw a ball, but you don't consider dancing a sport you are SMOKING SOMETHING!! So unless you know what you're talking about... don't speak!!!

 

Answer by i need help
Submitted on 9/19/2006
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im doing a project on dance hopefully and i am in need of information as to weather or not it is a sport i really think it is but i need outside info so email me at jollyqueenie@yahoo.com dancers work just as hard as football players if not harder we fall on our buts a lot too so ft ball players watch out

 

Answer by mandy
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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yes dance is a sport because if it is not a sport you would not be practicing!!!! we dancers practice just as hard as base ball football basketball soccer players!!! and sometimes harder

 

Answer by destiny
Submitted on 9/21/2006
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dance isx totally a sport so you people who say it isnt are losers!

 

Answer by April
Submitted on 9/21/2006
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Heck Yes dance is a sport!! Whoever said it wasn't is totally a loozer..dancers compete like ball players do and they practice and sweat!!They also put alot of time into it and it is very hard...you also get very sore!!! I think it is the same type of sport then any of the others out there!! Thank you.Jenna,dance is a sport!! GO DANCERS!!

 

Answer by T-Lyons
Submitted on 9/22/2006
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Dance is a sport and little miss t-bone doesn't know what she's talking about why don't you try doing somthing flexible or athletic! Dance is competed therefore it is a sport so you can suck on that!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by girlygirl/boytype.
Submitted on 9/22/2006
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Hey evryone. I play: Soccer,Baseball,Hockey,Gymnastics,lacrosse,and DANCE. and i think that its even between both. :) Soccer players run. Dancers Moove just as much. soccer players have a motive... to win. same with Dancers. we go to competitions and compete just like any sport. u may think what u want. but if u look at it.. its a sport its all the same and who cares anyways... ?

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 9/25/2006
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dance is deffinately a sport!! we have to work extremely hard..during warm-ups, or just dancing.. its hard..its fun..its a sport! so you non-dancing people really need to get over the fact that dancers are the best! and that dance IS a sport

 

Answer by me again
Submitted on 9/25/2006
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hello..im here again.. now..all of you non-dancing people need to get your heads out of your butts and go to a dance class..then you can tell me if its a sport or not..which it is

 

Answer by kelly
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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dance is definately a sport. it involves physical activity, but it is also an art because it involves creativity. the definition of a sport is a game...I DONT THINK SO. the definition is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. which means it doesnt have to be competitive. lets look at the checklist...

athletic activity...CHECK
Requires skill/physical prowness...CHECK

so..dane is a sport

 

Answer by bri
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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dance is a sport no matter what you not knowing anything people say i you've never danced get off this page and stop disgracing people who actually take time out of the week for hour of stretching and practicing for dance.how can you say that its not a sport we use our muscle and have to have total control over them .so dancing is a sport

 

Answer by jacob
Submitted on 9/27/2006
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dance is so hard i think is a sport!!!or yeay no yeay no OKAY it is. i can't make up my MIND today YES yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss!!

 

Answer by jacob
Submitted on 9/27/2006
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dance is so hard i think is a sport!!!or yeay no yeay no OKAY it is. i can't make up my MIND today.YES yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss!!

 

Answer by muffinman
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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Dance is not a sport. It is a bunch of whiney faced girls (or half-guys) that can't do anything else.

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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dance is most definitly a sport. we work just as hard if not harder than any team out there. and figure skating is in the olympics, but it has nothing to do with a game. so anybody who disagrees with me has no idea what they're talking about and they can live in their own world and not believe me, but i am 100 percent right and any dancer knows that dance is just as hard as any sport

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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dance is most definitly a sport. we work just as hard if not harder than any team out there. and figure skating is in the olympics, but it has nothing to do with a game. so anybody who disagrees with me has no idea what they're talking about and they can live in their own world and not believe me, but i am 100 percent right and any dancer knows that dance is just as hard as any sport

 

Answer by Micah
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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wow...
dance is NOT A SPORT.
no offense to any dancers, but there is no objective. Are there any points scored in dancing? no. Just because you do sit ups and all that other stuff doesn't make it a sport. If you think since you can get hurt  from dancing makes it a sport, then your wrong. You could trip and fall and get hurt, but is there a triping sport? nope.
dancing is not a sport

 

Answer by DANCE 4 LIFE
Submitted on 9/29/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!It is a very difficult and challenging SPORT that you have to work your ass off to be good at it.  The average person thinks that dance is not hard.  SSOOOO NOT true.  When any of you people comment like the idiot who thinks scratching his butt is a sport, go to a dance studio 4 days a week and practice.  then once you've competed and actually danced is then and only then you can say dance is not a sport.  i doubt you will though because of the kick ass training you should recieve.  BTW  CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT TOO!!!!!!

 

Answer by Kellsie
Submitted on 10/2/2006
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YES YES YES! dance is so a sport if it wasn't then wed just be sitting there your moving just like in any other sport! minter it is a sport all of you  guys who thinks that it isn't a sport are crazy! basket ball or base ball your just throwing ball in a circle or hitting it! DUH people in dance your moving around!

 

Answer by Arika!
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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I totatally think that dance is a sport!!!!! im a dancer and we work just as hard if not harder than any sport...EVEN BASKETBALL!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by jhk & hjk
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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Don't judge dance if you've never been through a dance practice, trust me! It is very difficult and takes lots of commitment just like other sports. It is not just a form of art but is a form of expression and is a sport. It takes way more technique and balance and practice then any other sport. Dance takes more team work than all the other sports combined. You can't just put someone else in your spot if you're gone. It effects the whole team and everyone else has to  change what they do and where they go just because your gone. Doing turns takes soooo much core strength, you wouldn't even believe it!!! You have to work every single muscle in your body just to get around one time! Can you imagine going around 5 or 6 times in a row with perfect posture without falling?!? Or try doing the v-sit with one or two people sitting on you, stretching you to death.

 

Answer by Kellsie
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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yes yes yes! it is a sport! DUH!!! you dont know that it is not a sport if you havn'tried it! you use your body its physical and you have to practice and you compete you wear a uniform! DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Kellsie
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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yes yes yes! it is a sport! DUH!!! you dont know that it is not a sport if you havn'ttried it! you use yopour body its physical and you have to practice and you compete you wear a uniform! DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Ry-ry
Submitted on 10/3/2006
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Dancing is no doubt not a sport because there is no physical work put into dance and almost anyone can do dance. Where in football, baseball, tennis, basketball, ect can't be done by almost anyone only people knowing and good at it.

 

Answer by rk
Submitted on 10/4/2006
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We think dancing is both an art and a sport as you do exercise and working the muscles whilst doing it but it is also art as whilst doing it you do moves and put yourself into positions that make you look good - aesthetics=art for arts sake as it looks good but the movements and positions have no deeper meaning to them e.g. words or feelings.

 

Answer by MISS MARIE
Submitted on 10/4/2006
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Only dance competiton is a sport, any other such as classes for recital is an activity. I am doing an essay on it and if any one needs the anwsers or advice it is as follows.. 3 components of a sport.1.Preparation 2. Preformance 3. Advancing. we all know preparing is a given, like any other sport say football, you learn plays, we learn routines. preformance, a game, a match, a comptetition, its all the same, we compete agaist one or more teams, still earning scores as any other sport does. and finally the score leads us to winnings or advancing to higher competitions! theres all your proof so all u people with the simple anwser of no its not, try takin ur head outa ur ass cause u got nothin to back up ur crap of an anwser.

 

Answer by dance5678
Submitted on 10/5/2006
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dance is a sport.  we compete individually and as a group as do lets say track and field meets.  we do all the same warm ups and cool downs as does any other sport.  if you say dance isn't a sport u try doing a 3 minute intense number then another 6 minute one after that then tell me its easier than a track or even football!!!!!!!!! >:<

 

Answer by just listen
Submitted on 10/8/2006
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i think that dance can be either a sport or a hobby...depending on who your asking. for me i would say that t is a hobby because i play softball and volleyball. for others they probably consider it as being a sport...because (so they say) they work just as hard or more then people that play sports

 

Answer by mi
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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dance is... well it definitely is an art form and you cant say that for sports, and sports usually focus on winning. you cant win in dance unless you are competing and unlike sports where you aren't really playing the game if you aren't competing, you don't have to compete to be dancing. dancing is a form of expression, release and it is also a form of entertainment. it is not a sport.

 

Answer by sarahfina
Submitted on 10/9/2006
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I think dancing is both art and sport. I think it's an art because it involves being passionate and having feeling when you dance. Also you can consider it a sport because you compete against other studios or dancing schools.
Plus I've been dancing for 7 years!!!!!!!!!!
        (you think I'd know?????)

 

Answer by danserchic27
Submitted on 10/10/2006
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To T-bone and other ppl who don't think dance is a sport,
let me ask u a question....is lacrosse in the olympics? is football? so your saying that their not sports either...right??
and ppl who say dance sux is probably not because dance sux but u suck at dance ;-) im also doing a persuasive essay on dancing is a sport...and according to the dictionary...its a sport.

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 10/11/2006
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Hey I've been dancing for years. I love it and we do really work hard. I think it would best be described as as Athletic Art. Don't you think so? I do think it could be categorized as a sport because we do compete against other teams who are all working towards the same goal.  I believe probably work even harder than some sports.

 

Answer by dancingcutie31
Submitted on 10/17/2006
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I am also writing about dance as a sport and would like some more thoughts...dancingcutie31@hotmail.com...yes i am a dancer as it is quite obvious.  Dance is a sport! I have competed in dance as well and seen its art form.  I agree it is both a sport and an art which makes it more challenging than most sports out there. And the definition for a "sport" is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often a competitive nature. I looked it up for my paper. And for us dancers we have all those things and more, so why wouldn't dance be considered a sport?

 

Answer by BAllerina23
Submitted on 10/18/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT ppl who don't agree then you guys SUCK!!! Dance is a sport and i am in dance so i should know you guys just don't know the meaning of dance and never been to a competiton so y don't you guys go in dance try it out and see what me and other ppl who agree mean so SHUT UP DANCE IS A SPORT GET A LIFE AND DEAL WIT IT if you don't agree email me at www.starfire456@msn.com and i'll talk to you trust.

 

Answer by Steph
Submitted on 10/19/2006
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DANCI IS SOOOO A SPORT, MISS/MISTER I KNOW ALL!!!! How dare u call us airheads!!! Have u danced, nooo! So when u try it, you'll be allowed to give your imput! Do you know how much we sweat? Do you know how much we build muscle and flexibility? NO! How can you call cheerleading, golf, bowling, and pool a sport but not dance?!?  Gymnastics so to the basics of dance and put it into that. By the way, if the definition of SPORT is GAME, then why is Ice Skating a sport?

 

Answer by molls
Submitted on 10/19/2006
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k, I KNOW ALL needs to take a hike the def of "sport" is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical ability. scratching your but takes no skill... ur a creep

 

Answer by Dancer
Submitted on 10/22/2006
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I can see the problem all those who think dance is not  sport havnt tried it, or have tried and cant. so thats all there is to it

 

Answer by I dance
Submitted on 10/23/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT!! dance is a sport because you use all your muscles just like in baseball or basketball you not only have to use your body but your brain you have to know what move comes next. if you think dance is not a sport than you probably don't take dance and haven't seen it

 

Answer by maggie
Submitted on 10/23/2006
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dance is most definatley a sport!
i have been dancing for 10 years.
we go into competitions, and work are butts of to get there.
we have recitals, and we work our butts off to do a good job in them.
dance is a sport, so just face the facts

 

Answer by Goldenchild
Submitted on 10/24/2006
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You are all pandas

 

Answer by katylyn
Submitted on 10/25/2006
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Just to tell you football players do dance to play football.  I do dance and agree that it is a sport.

 

Answer by mags mags
Submitted on 10/25/2006
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dance is so a sport! the "I know all" chick is so wrong!
i have been dancing for almost all of my life, and it is so hard!
you have to be super flexible to do the splits, leaps, russians....
you have to have good balance and everything!
yeah its hard!

 

Answer by Good Looking
Submitted on 10/29/2006
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Dance.  It is a sport.  I feel stupid having to argue about something that should be so clear to everyone.  I don't understand why obstinate bigots will not accept it as a sport.  Are they jealous?  Harsh?  No.  My friend is a dancer and she is in better shape than I am.  Our dance team competes every year.  

Golf-is a sport
Dance-scoring at the end is determined just as it is in golf, thus it is a sport.

Basketball-every knows this is a sport.
Dance-takes physical endurance and strength just like Basketball, thus it is a sport.  

Some say dance is an art?

Can you say that what you do is both an art and a COMPETITIVE sport?  Only if you're a dancer.

Some say that basketball players could transfer to dance more easily than dancers can to basketball.  I doubt that.  Ask a random basketball player to perform a switch leap in unison with 20 other athletes.  She couldn't.

People need to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges.

Thanks and have a lovely evening.

 

Answer by Anonomiss
Submitted on 10/30/2006
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just because people says danceing isn't a sport doesn't mean people don't think it's hard. Personally I think dance is more of an art but I do think it takes a lot of hard work.  

 

Answer by Robert
Submitted on 10/31/2006
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Dance is a sport because it requires inner and outter strength. I am a male dancer and if you compare dance to its fellow brother sports it is indeed the most difficult of all sports. According to what we know and what the dictionairy says, sport is something that is competitive. Well I see it as your competing against your own self. When you go on to the game field(stage)your inner strength puts a demand on your outter strength. Which one will win?

 

Answer by Jim
Submitted on 11/1/2006
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Yes, dancing is in the olympics as a "dance sport" and along with bowling they classify fishing as a sport. I could weigh 500 pounds and sit there with a rod and try to get a fish to bite my bait, but I sure as heck wouldn't be able to execute grande jetes, fouette turns or flips at such a weight - get real haters!

 

Answer by I'm Correct, You're Wrong
Submitted on 11/1/2006
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Dance is not a sport.  A sport is anything that a male can do better than a female.  Men can't dance as well as women, therefore dancing is not a sport.

 

Answer by abby
Submitted on 11/3/2006
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ok, dance IS a sport! and to that tard who said since it's not in the Olympics it's not a sport, umm...is football in the Olympics? that's right! also, if you've never dance on a team competitively than you wouldn't know, and "dance sucks" is not an answer or an argument, thank you and good day

 

Answer by becky
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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okay um .. i am a competitive dancer . and obv dance is a sport because 1st of all yu try doing like 5 pirrouettes and making it look easy.. or try kicking yur leg up to yur face without moving yur hips ..or sumthing like that.. and actually us dancers that compete .. go in to practices overtime b4 competitions and we go angainst other studios and do multiple dances and that is just as much of a sport as a traveling soccer team in a tournemeant.. so not to be mean or anything but if yu think dancing is not a sport. .then seriously. come to a competitive dance studio or take a class in new york city.. then try to tell me its not a sport. dancing is also and art because you are expressing yuor feeelings thru movement. so its much better than running around a feild chasing a ball and looking like a fool .. okay thanks bye =]

 

Answer by iamsoocool
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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dance is like totally my passion. its definitely a sport cuz like u have to work ur butt off like seriously it gets me so aggravated sometimes!! GEEZERS!  its like so cool, but so am i. like one time i went to target and got cheese its and like i ate the whole box by myself. but the next day when i went to dance my coach called me a fatty and like i dont appreciate that at all and im like u know what??? apology not accepted! what a brat! so then i went home and  i barfed and like so ya dance can like give u self esteem issues and that just ain't my thanng!

 

Answer by manly
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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dance is totally a sport! I am a dancer and have been dancing for 10 years and i think i would know. We work our butts off and we compete all the time, so there is definetly defense...whoever says dance isn't a sport needs to try it. After you try it, I think you will have the same thoughts as me.

 

Answer by xxcherryboexx
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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How dare you "I KNOW ALL" for you to say that dancers are all airheads then you are what u say . At my high school our dance team has the highest grade-point average out of all the teams. We work very hard for competitions as well as still stay focused on school most of us are in all honors classes or AP classes. Don't ever judge anyone or anything you don't know enough about

 

Answer by manly
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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Dance is a sport

 

Answer by Dance_is_me
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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Dance is MOSDEF a sport
dancers work just as hard as cheerleaders
and schools qualify that as a sport.
Dancers work just as hard as people in sport clubs. Dancers have to Try out and practice and go to competitions just like other sports

 

Answer by Claire
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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get a life people who say it isnt a sport. you are jealous because you cant dance. i am a dancer and it is hard. so get over it. its just as hard as any other sport. if you wanna say its not a sport come join my dance team then you can say that cheerworld of indiana try it. i dare you.

 

Answer by Gab
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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Excuse all the people here who think dance is not a sport because it is. I have been dancing for almost 8 years and we dancers work as hard as football players. We compete with people as well as gymnast and swimmers. Sometimes you may think dance may look easy but it is not. You get up their and try to under stand that language and see how you feel when everyone is staring at you laughing because you dont know what your doing.Well i will be bk to see what you people think about my entree so.bye.

P.S. GOO DANCERS

 

Answer by jazzpimp05
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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well you can argue this both ways....but the definition of a sport constitutes rules and dance from my viewing and participation has no rules...it may have choreography but you are no penalized for missing a step where in a sport of any kind there are rules and if you break them there are penalties accessed. i am not in anyway saying that dance is not hard..i have done it and it is quite a workout...and i have the utt-most respect for anyone who does dance and works hard to be the best...to be fair i don't consider bowling, golf, and many other things sports...my idiot friends have said if its on ESPN its a sport...but thats assinine.....to all who have posted responses...you are entitled to your own opinion...as am i. thank for your time

 

Answer by hannah:]
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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dance may not be acknowlegded as a sport but the dance we do is a sport (hip hop) and there are dancers on ESPN and isnt ESPN the sports channel?  thats what i thought.

 

Answer by manda
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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YES dance is a sport! if you ask a dancer to shoot a basketball they can do it, if you ask a dancer to dribble a basketball they can do it, but if you turn around and ask a basketball player to do a Arabesque or to do a attitude they will look at you like your insane. The truth is a dancer works just as hard as any other sports player, they compete just like any sport and their is a winner and loser. A sport is defined as an athletic activity requiring skill or physical powers and often of a competitive nature, this is defined in dance. A dancer must be physical in shape, and must require skill to be able to do the routines, and be flexible. Dance is a competing event also. Overall a dancer works just as hard as any sports player works and can get hurt just as bad, dance is a sport!

 

Answer by pinky
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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i agree that dance is a sport and wanted to add that football players often take ballet to help them be more agil and built lean muscle. To all of you simply saying "dance sucks" please show me some evidence that it does, because i'venever seen it do that!

 

Answer by DANCE.IS.A.FREAKIN.SPORT
Submitted on 11/18/2006
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Hello world and my 8-1 class. I am here to inform you that dance is by far the most athletic sport there is. More athletic than golf. Seriously, a kid in my class thinks GOLF is more athletic. Judge for yourself. Swing a golf club? Or dance for two hours. THINK ABOUT IT.

 

Answer by pb
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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no dance is not a sport ... even though you guys do work very hard and it is very difficult to do doesnt mean its a sport ... a sport is something you can play like if you say im going to play baseball or im going to play football you cant say im going to do baseball or im going to do football just like you cant say lets play dance its lets dance or lets go do dance

 

Answer by Dancer
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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DANCING IS DEFINITELY A SPORT! JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DANCE DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT A SPORT, IT JUST MEANS THAT YOUR BAD AT IT! YOU GUYS ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BUST A MOVE LIKE A DANCER CAN! AND BY THE WAY "I KNOW ALL" I'M A DANCER AND I'M DEFINITELY NOT AN AIR HEAD! I HAVE NINETIES IN ALL MY CLASSES!

DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by The Fisherman
Submitted on 11/27/2006
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Firstly the word sport is so loosely defined that stoning people with rocks and seeing who can hit the person's head first can be declared a sport. Secondly i will go as far as to stick my foot in the water and say dance is a mediocre art.  And as a sport however in the Olympics i just put in this link to the Olympics site where it states the sports it recognizes as sports...dancing is not there and this is accurate on the date of  11-27-06
http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/index_uk.asp
Thirdly...dance is not even half as involved in exercise and running and such as  football, soccer, cross country, track, tennis, and just about any other sport i can think of, so to say dance is even comparable to other sports is just preaching biased opinions. And as for dancing in the olympics... that would be closer to prancing around to get to their next "move or trick" or whatnot.

 

Answer by brooklyn
Submitted on 11/27/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT. want to bet? im a dancer and i sweat just as much as a baseball person. i don't know how to make a touch down but ask me to leap across the feild and i'dbe at the other side before most football players can run to the other end.

 

Answer by Em
Submitted on 11/30/2006
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Dancing is a sport! Im a dancer and were not airheads! In fact, to be on my dance team, you have to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in school or else you will not be allowed to participate in anything! The only airheads out there are the ones who think that they could dance and compete, and still not say it is hard. Also, to all people who think dance is easy... its just because GOOD dancers make dance LOOK easy! Dancers are very athletic. I have been playing volleyball, and competitive basketball since i was 9 years old until i was 16 and when i started doing dance,to my suprise, it was just as challenging and physically demanding, if not more. Do you still think dance is just spinning around and acting like idiots? Thats typical for someone who cant and dosent dance. Put it this way, dance is like running hard-core for up to 4 minutes straight (like track, which, last time i checked, was considered a sport) but you also have to look good, dance in sync with your team, work your arm and abdomen muscles hard, demonstrate proper technique, and impress judges and fans. Im not saying anything bad about track, but how is it that just running and jumping is a sport when it is on a track, but not when on a dance floor? Anyways, on top of that, dancers have to put up with being put down constantly, but we get through it, which is what also makes us GOOD ATHLETES. If you THINK you can dance, and you SAY it is easy, that is probably because you look stupid doing it. That is because anyone who dances knows that it takes time, work and commitment to make it look good. So maybe some types of dance arent a sport, but if you know so much,  why dont you try proving to *ANYONE* that dance isnt athletic!!!!!

 

Answer by elizabeth
Submitted on 12/1/2006
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i think that dancing is definetly a sport because it works everything in your body and you really have to think and not just play....and it keeps u in shape too

 

Answer by re3ce
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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karlynn are u retarded??...if ur definition of sport is works the muscles that could make anything at all a sport. i play drums and going by ur stupid statement that makes it a sport cause it works your muscles.

 

Answer by re3ce
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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Karlyn are you retarded??...if your definition of sport is works the muscles that could make anything at all a sport. i play drums and going by your stupid statement that makes it a sport cause it works your muscles.

 

Answer by JadeyBug
Submitted on 12/3/2006
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S:
DANCE IS NOT A SPORT GET USED 2 IT! IT HAS NEVER OR NEVER WILL BE ITS WORKING OUT YES. BUT A SPORT???? NO WAY!! I READ ALL THE  COMMENTS ON THIS. DANCERS ARE ARTISTS NOT ATHLETES IT IS NOT CONSIDERED AN OLYMPIC GAME. AND IF UR A GUY DANCER UR A REAL LOSER. K THANKS BYE. JADE

 

Answer by Yall Dance IS a sport
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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Come on Dance  is  better than any sport there is because u get flexability, strengthining, talent, gracefulnes, balence, cordination and soooooo much more!!!! I am a dancer and we DON'T just prance around the stage with pretty tu tu s on!!! it is a very challenging and if u don't believe me u should try it. i take 11 classes at a GREAT studio!! we have fun but we are also a family who learns things from each other.  i truly LOVE dance!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Lateisha
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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Hey, Goldechild, DAMN RIGHT! Y'all think dance aint a sport?! Whatcha'all smokin?! DAAAYYYUUMMM! Dance is DEFINITELY a sport! It works every single muscle in yo body!! and i shud noe cuz i dance hip-hop, and it COMPETITIVE like CRAZZZZZZZZZy!! So all y'all hu think dat dance aint a sport, why dont u try it first, then say what u gotta say, aiight?! you can talk the talk, but can u walk the walk?? HOLLA

 

Answer by Lyss
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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Oh my gosh! Of course dance is a sport...anyone who says its not probably has never taken the time to see how much work and dedication it takes in order for you to be committed to dance. People who commit themselves to dance, can dance up to more then 24 hours a week...I'm pretty sure a professional football doesn't even practice half as much! So YES, dance is a sport and if you say its not then you obviously don't know what your talking about!

Thanks,
Lyss

 

Answer by dancer27
Submitted on 12/9/2006
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dance is a sport...and for everyone who is saying "dance sucks" most likely its not dance that sucks its you that sucks at dance. by the way we're not some "airheads" and sure u can say that scratching your butt is a sport because obviously u enjoy it so keep on being a freak! :-D And you do that while us dancers work our butt off!

 

Answer by YEPTHATSRIGHT
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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If its a sport how can one win nationals with only 3 teams to compete with its most definetly an activity, activities can get you in shape to

 

Answer by lou
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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huh... dance is a sport!!! " some of the best athletes perform at half time" we compete and work just has hard a every other sport if not harder, you need a lot more abitity with dance than with other sports!!!

 

Answer by Princess Rebe
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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I think dancing is a sport because people have to work hard to get all those dance steps together  and because dancing is harder than it looks.

 

Answer by stardustgirl
Submitted on 12/11/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT!!! I'd like to ask all you "athletes" who don't think dance is a sport to do a sashay, pirouette, and a couple of fan kicks. First of all, you probably don't even know what that is, and even if you did, there is no way you could do it gracefully. People all around the world compete in dance competitions and get extremely out of breath from doing strenuous routines.If you don't think dance is a sport, you are so wrong!!!

 

Answer by me so sad
Submitted on 12/13/2006
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i can not dance. for i am third legged. this girl next to me brags about how she does not get food until she has danced for 5 hours. poor her. this kid behind me is deaf. yet he has herd his name. hallayyouyah.

 

Answer by Diana!*
Submitted on 12/13/2006
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umm..DANCE IS A SPORT! you have no right to say dance isn't a sport unless you've done it! you might say soccer hurts because people kick you, but COME ON! try going up on your toes and staying there and moving, and smiling and remembering your steps and all that! its no easy job! Dance is a sport, whether you like it--OR NOT!

 

Answer by miaclackateia
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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many people say dancing is not a sport but have these people tried it? i would like one person hu has tried it and succeeded in it to contact me an then tell me that it aint a sport
seriuosly, i was realy offended wen at the age of 14 and dancing for 11 years my english teacher told me that dancing was not a sport
people say that a sport is a game but there are competitions for dancing, also i looked in the dictionary and it said that sport was a copmetiting excercise which involves physical exertion(sweating) i invite anyone who says dance is not a sport to one of my many classes during the week and to withstand the week without collapsing

finally if sport is a game surly chess must be a sport computer games but a sport involves work no wonder all the darts people are fat!!!

nehow write back to me if u ave other opinions or add me on msn
miaclackateia@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Jarlicious
Submitted on 12/19/2006
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No way! sex is more of a sport!!! JUST DUMBASSES DO DANCE!!!

hehe jk. i wove dance. my bff shanda is in it and i wove her

 

Answer by dancer
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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dance is a sport as much as soccer OK Greg so don't you even say a thing about OK it is a sport as much as any sport at all I'll tell the whole world it is a sport i agree with Jenna OK

 

Answer by greg
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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it is not a sport because its not in the olympics or anything big

 

Answer by GREG
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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I DONT THINK DACE IS A SPORT BECAUSE ITS NIT IN THE OLYMPICS OR ANYTHING BIG

 

Answer by lil' dancer
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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Dance is definatly a sport. It happens to be one the top hardest sports. I'm pretty sure Ballet is just below football.

 

Answer by KRISTA
Submitted on 12/21/2006
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DANCE IS A SPORT PEOPLE IN MY SCHOOL OK GREG I DO NOT NO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by laxman
Submitted on 12/31/2006
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I won't deny dance isn't highly phyical, if just isn't a sport

 

Answer by Nartov
Submitted on 1/1/2007
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Those angry people that scream that dancing is not a sport did not say anything of dancing being any form of art.  Those people who just said "dancing sucks" are imbeciles, because they obviously have no argument to support their stupid argument.  Now to the question.  I think that the question itself is a little vague and has no answer.  First: What kind of dancing are we talking about?  ballroom could be considered both but leaning towards the sport(It's called DanceSport sometimes)  Ballet could be considered more of an art, however if you notice how muscular those dancers are, you would be amazed. Breakdancing at the top level is so similar to gymnastics that I sometimes see no difference.  Second:  The answer to the question obviously depends on interpretation so don't please don't just randomly offend people.  I play tennis and do ballroom dancing at a high level and I would say that these activities helped each other, however I do think that tennis would require more training just based on my experience.

 

Answer by i'm a dancer too
Submitted on 1/2/2007
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I've danced for 11 years and let me tell you it is just as much a sport as football. football players even have to sometimes take ballet to be light on their toes. I'm doing a persuasive report on weither dance is a sport and let me tell you from experience it's a sport. if you don't believe me you put on some dancing shoes and go to the nationals down to Las Vegas or California. those really become more a competion than football all the way around.

 

Answer by aldnsjsmn
Submitted on 1/4/2007
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wtf is wrong w/u ppl....? dance is an ART... not a freaking sport! its a lmaos when u major in dance in college u get a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree... All the great dancers must be turning in there graves hearing people say dance is a sport. You can call it a physical activity. Dance was never created to go to a competition and compete. Thats something that has developed recently compared to the time dance started. Its definitely an art. Check any arts listing and dance is one of them. Arts are done for the enjoyment of creating either for yourself or for others. It wasn't created to compete. If you wanted to be a true dancer in the professional world you should have known this already.If you don't then you will have a rude awakening.

 

Answer by dANCE iS liFE
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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dance is most definetely a sport because we work harder then most people do. dance works ever part of your body and not only is it a physical activity, it is the most entertaing performing art to create and watch. You can not say dance is not a sport until you have actually been dancing for as long as most serious dancers.

 

Answer by laura
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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actually, no one but a true dancer can answer that. if you want to say that dance isnt a sport, then i'm guessing you've never even gone through what we have. i've threw up at practice and STILL had to keep dancing, i've cried coming home from practice because it was too much, i've fought back tears in the bathroom at a competition because i didnt nail something, i''ve been unable to walk the next day from practice. oh yeah, and dance doesnt suck...you actually have to be pretty low to say that, you sound like your 6 years old. why dont you all grow up and actually go through the pain EVERYDAY of being a dancer because not everyone can do it and when you say its not a sport,well, you're just saying that YOU could never do it....too bad ;-)  too bad youre not strong enough.  

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 1/7/2007
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Well dance is a Sport i dance for my high school and i am the colonel and this is a big big deabte at my school you probally heard of it shoemaker high school!!! but any ways us dancers work very very hard for what we do and i mean i think sometimes we do work harder than football players they have no idea what a contact sport it until they have danced and alot of football players take ballet to get better at football same with basketball players because dance is used in alot of diffrent types of sport which makes dance a sport itself!!!

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 1/7/2007
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Well dance is a Sport i dance for my high school and i am the colonel and this is a big big deabte at my school you probally heard of it shoemaker high school!!! but any ways us dancers work very very hard for what we do and i mean i think sometimes we do work harder than football players they have no idea what a contact sport it until they have danced and alot of football players take ballet to get better at football same with basketball players because dance is used in alot of diffrent types of sport which makes dance a sport itself!!!

 

Answer by Grant
Submitted on 1/8/2007
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Isn't dancing more of an art then a sport? Sure it is very demanding physically and takes great skill, but I wouldn't call it a sport. Yes, there are dance competitions, but that doesn't make it a sport. There are drawing contests. Is drawing a sport? No, it's an art. I'm not trying to undermine dancers. You're all very skilled at your craft. I'd just consider it more of an art then a sport

 

Answer by hmmm...
Submitted on 1/9/2007
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if you really think that dance is just for air heads that don't play a real sport then you have NO idea what you're talking about .. in fact.. i'm a dancer and i play volleyball, run cross country and track. so those aren't sports? .. EXACLTY .. dance is a sport as well as art! it's just like any other sport where techniques have to be mastered and practice is mandatory. it is also competitive in nature..we also have a time limit to compete in, just like football games or basketball games.. i could go on for days about this, so don't even try to say dance isn't a sport until you've tried it at a competitive level.. you couldn't do it for a second... :)

 

Answer by lexington
Submitted on 1/9/2007
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dance is most definately a sport. i am writing an editorial on it and i have found evidence left and right that it is a sport!

 

Answer by Sadie
Submitted on 1/10/2007
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Dance is a sport because you work your butts off! A kid in my class says it is a activity but it is not! If anyone thinks dance is not a sport you can go compete against other teams and you will be wrong about it being a activity!!!!

 

Answer by Dex
Submitted on 1/10/2007
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I’m professional dancer. Dancing is the hardest sport!!! Why? It combine dance body movement with music, gymnastic, strength, rhythmic, balance, speed, emotions, reflex, synchronization, stretching, strengthening the core muscles and a good breathing technique. It's an athletic sport. If you don't know here you some information that Germans scientists discover: One dance couple burn in dancing for one sport dance of 2 minutes same energy as athletes runner runs 800m for Olympic record!!!!!! And we in sport dance have 5 dance in one group such as Latin and the same in Standard plus each round started from 1/16 round to the finale, multiply with 2 minutes and you will see it!!!. Only for one round it's 10 minutes!! There is no such a sport as dancing. Plus we are training 6-8 hours per day. I don't know any football (soccer) players who train as much as we are. Similar or “the same” sport as Sport Dancing is Ice Skating (difference is only the floor) and that’s Olympic sport since I know for myself. Sport Dancing should become Olympic sport long time ago.

 

Answer by j-rod
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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dance is not a sport just live with it you dancers...your not atheletes...i'll give you guys props for being in wicked awesome shape but your not athelets...you don't' have to be in the Olympics to be a sport..they are called disciplines dance is an art form a very beautiful one at that..but not a sport

 

Answer by j-rod
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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OH and to add to that...i have danced before..competitivly i still don't think its a sport

 

Answer by YOU KNOW NOTHING
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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ok guess what.... all you people who think dance is not a sport.... well that just goes to show that YOU are an airhead... not us... i am a dancer and i play a lot of other sports too... basketball, soccer, even the occasional game of hockey.... DANCING IS JUST AS HARD IF NOT HARDER THEN THOSE SPORTS.... if you really stand upon your opinion that dance is not a sport...you knock yourself out in the world of wrong!!!... its your opinion and your entitled to it...but don't automatically think that you are right!!!!

 

Answer by vern
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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aright golden child if your that smart... tell me this... why is there a debate on if dance is a sport or not???? a real sport does not have to be debated over.... but we all know that bowling.... i mean.. bowling??? come on bowling is not a sport!!!! i play football. thats a real sport!!!!

 

Answer by kass
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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dance is a sport! it takes a lot of flexibility and muscle control. if you don't believe me you go to one of my dance team practices and see what you think.

 

Answer by SV
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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Based on the definition of sport on the Dictionary.com site, dance would qualify as a sport.

 

Answer by naters
Submitted on 1/13/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT!! There are so many different physical aspects of dancing but I’m only naming A FEW... you must hold your head right always smile shoulders back and down chest up stay pulled up and in while flexing your abs your arms must stay strong to stay put while moving your hips must always stay centered your legs must be turned out and flexed your feet must always be pointed when not touching the ground...and you have to be REALLY FLEXIBLE. Do you bleed EVERY basketball practice or baseball practice? Nope didn’t think so my feet bleed every dance class from Pointe...do you have to remember more than 8 5-16 minute routines to do your sport correctly? I didn’t think so...do you have to stay on a beat and be exactly the same as everyone else in your sport some people say dancing isn’t a team sport...yeah right if you don’t work all together the dance would stink! So I think dance is definitely a sport!

 

Answer by Kendar
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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hey t-bone, is figure skating a sport to you? because both dance and figure skating are olympic sports that require strength, flexibility, coordination, space awareness and grace, in both sports you wear costumes and are ranked. and i would just LOVE to see miss know it all try to go on point. i dance and could kick your ass in a lot of other sports simply because my body is fit and strong from dance. i have to say though, CHOREOGRAPHY is dance as an art because it is self expression.

 

Answer by *not telling*
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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Yes dance is a sport and it is an art. If it's not a sport let me see you do everything in it.. it takes practise and team work!!!!!! and tecnique

 

Answer by Tia
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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it is a sport if it wasnt then why would you do like push ups and all the stuff they do for practise in ball sports!! its a art and it takes lots more practise then like soccer..... dance is has lots of movements that need to be perfected... so next time you think about saying its not then think twice!!! oh another thing, the reason dance is not in the olimpics is because rythmic gynastics are close to the same thing and they are not going to put to of almost the thing in there.. so HA!!!

 

Answer by the best dancer in the world!!
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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dancing is sooooo a sport because i say so! <3

 

Answer by the best dancer in the world!!
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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dancing is sooooo a sport because i say so! <3

 

Answer by mike
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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in no way is dance a sport, all they do is flail their arms around and stomp the floor because i think they lack brain cells. of course ur gonna get a workout from moving around a lot, u can gain muscles by walking up stairs, its not a sport just because u gain muscle, a sport is something that requires physical endurance, SKILL (dance is not skill, they do one thing with their feet or arms and call it something to make it seem like its hard, and the only reason it would be hard to do is cuz the ppl who know it, cant teach it cuz its so rediculously stupid). also, i hope many of u dancers realize, ppl watching in the audience r in no way interested in wats going on, they r probably only ppl there cuz its family members or bf's getting dragged in to go watch it. it is so boring. look at hockey, everyone is into the game, the crowd cheers, the players actually have fun and its broadcasted on the tv cuz ppl actually CARE about it. also, hockey has way more fans than dance does, the only fans dance has is the ppl who actually dance. i'd guess that over 90% of the world likes hockey. and i hate when ppl say "if dance were easy, they'd call it hockey" how is hockey easy, u think all they do is put a puck in the net, no it requires a lot of endurance and energy just to even be out there for 45 seconds, let alone like 15-20 minutes a game. the only reason ppl say u need strength and endurance for dance is becuase of course it takes energy to flail around and jump in the air and pound the floor, if i wanted to dance, id make myself have a seizure, then id be getting an equivalent workout as i would if i were dancing.  so u wanna see a sport, look at hockey, and see that in no way, does dance even come close to being the same. have fun with ur ACTIVITY or art as u call it (pfffffff!)

 

Answer by Christine
Submitted on 1/16/2007
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Dance is DEFINITELY a sport! Whoever says it's not a sport is so wrong; those people who say dance is not a sport listen up: get over it because it's a sport. Let's see you dance yourself if you think you're so smart. I have been dancing for 9 years, ever since I was 3. We work very hard, just as hard as ANY other sport. Plus, some football players even take ballet to maintain balance and strengthen the muscles. I love everyone out there who dances because it's my all-time favorite sport! (plus I love soccer) :)

 

Answer by Renee Wilson
Submitted on 1/18/2007
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Dance is not a sport!

 

Answer by nicklebak69
Submitted on 1/18/2007
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My daughter is a competitive dancer and believe me, if some of you who were so close minded could see how many hours a week she actually spends in class maybe you would get how hard these girls work!  My daughter is 10 and she already spends 11 1/2 hrs a week in class to try and perfect her skill, which is what dance is a skill it is not learned overnight it takes many years to perfect so either way sport or art form these girls are top athetes and to put them down just proves the stature of those making the comments, if you have nothing nice to say keep your mouth closed, at least those who have manners would.  Show respect and that is how you recieve it.  way to go all you dancers it never ceases to amaze me how hard you work, through injuries, tirdness and grueling schedules...you are the tops in my books!!

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT! BECAUSE U R ALWAYS COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER AND U HAVE THE DANCE REGIONALS, NATIONAL FINALS, AND WORLD TITLES! GAME IS COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER IS IT NOT!? AND SORRY T-BONE BUT DANCE IS IN THE OLYMPICS!!! SOO DOES THAT SOLVE UR PROBLEM! U WORKING OUT ALL OF UR MUSCLES JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SPORT AND U GET INJURIES JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SPORT! DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Jacks
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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i do think dancing is a sport because while dancing you work all the muscles in your body and it increases your flexibility also it makes you feel good giving you a social, physical and mental state of well being.

 

Answer by super know it all
Submitted on 1/23/2007
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dance is not a sport and golden child i have tried dance and still say it is not. so....  BURN! i am sure dance is not a sport!

 

Answer by jo
Submitted on 1/24/2007
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dance is most definitely a sport!competitive dancers work for hours a day in their hope of winning national and world championships WHERE THERE IS A WINNER ITS A SPORT! anyone who this its easy is mistaken its one of the most demanding sports out there and besides it has numerous governing bodies and anything with a governing body is considered a sport!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Dancer Chick
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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I think you are totally right they should stop looking in the dictionary! And dance is a totally awesome S-P-O-R-T, THATS RIGHT SPORT!!!!!!!!!! I also am doing a persusive essay and i am trying to prove to people that dance is a sport, because it is a sport.

 

Answer by ally
Submitted on 1/26/2007
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dance is a sport because it is a way of excersising. it doesn't have to be a 'game' to be a sport and it definitely doesn't have to be in the Olympics to be a sport!!!

 

Answer by sd
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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I play video games just as much as sports teams.  Does that make playing video games a sport?  I read everyday.  Does that make reading  sport?  Dance is not a sport and should never be considered a sport.  It is an art.

 

Answer by ruby
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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umm.. dance may not be consider a sport. it is more of an art actually. but we train as hard as any other sport does. i would say harder. so you dont have to say its a sport. but i have a feeling if you came and took one of my jazz classes you would be crying..

 

Answer by Carly
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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Dance is definately a sport because you have to work and keep in shape to do it....everyone in school say that dance is not a sport becuase judges give us scores. well i am sorry but i looked up a list of sports and it included dance in an entertainment sport and guess what PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING is in it too so. Dance is a Sport!!

 

Answer by Kelsdogg
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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Everybody says dance is not a sport. I am writing paper stating otherwise and could use some help on reason why DANCE is a sport.

 

Answer by kljkl
Submitted on 1/29/2007
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Dance is definetly a sport. I am a dancer and i do compete. dancers work so hard and are in great shape.they do warm ups just as hard as football or any other sport. you know what they say, if dance were any easier it would be called football!

 

Answer by Dancer Chick
Submitted on 1/30/2007
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Dance is definatly a sport!! And golf isn't in the olimpics and it's a sport. Niether is football or basketball.

 

Answer by Dancechick
Submitted on 1/31/2007
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Dance is most definitely a sport.  Anyone like that "I KNOW ALL" guy who says dance isn't a sport, is too afraid too try it. I play volleyball and football too, so don't tell me I'm a wimp. Obviously "I KNOW ALL" is too busy on the computer to try an actual sport. He probably thought up scratching his butt to defend his fat self...got to go, "I KNOW ALL"...i'm on my way 2 dance (Ballet and Hip-Hop) for the next 3 1/2 hours!!!

 

Answer by princess
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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most defiitly it is active you get rewards for it and plus the definition of sport does not have to play a game.

 

Answer by dance angel
Submitted on 2/2/2007
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i am doing a persuasive essay on if dance is a sport or not. dance is as much of a sport as any other sport. i think that if anyone disagrees with me then try going on pionte like i am, with blood rushing through your toes and calesses everywhere. but i need more information on peoples opinions please contact me if u would like to help at prdanceangel94@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Homies from Vermont
Submitted on 2/4/2007
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Yo Yo Yo, dance is soo a sport and an art. But it is DEFINATELY a sport, because we work our big batooties off just like any other sport, more than ping pong, bowling, or golf, or any of those big macho manly man sports like football. The Colts suck by the way and I like the Bears, but really I like the Cincinatti Bengals.

 

Answer by POPSTAR
Submitted on 2/6/2007
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i LIKE BELLY- BUTTONS AND EARWAX! fROM bEN

 

Answer by stef
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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Dance is most definitly a sport. I'd like to see anyone who has not danced before, do what us dancers do. The definition of sport is : "1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature."

So there you go, dance is all of that. It realllly makes me mad when people say that dance is not a sport because it clearly is. I'm writing a persuasive essay on this too.

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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dancing is a sport..i used to play softball and i feel like i work out more as a dancer than a softball player...i have been a dancer for many years and it is one of the hardest things to do..a sport is a physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively...dance has rules..there are certain moves you cannot do if you don't do them right...for example, you cannot do a move on the ground if your hands do not touch the ground before your knees do...so if you think dancing is not a sport then go take a dance class...see what you learn..you will change your mind

 

Answer by a TRUE ATHLETE
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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DANCERS ARE CALLED DANCERS NOT ATHLETES. ATHLETES PLAY SPORTS. I KNOW IT TAKES A LOT OF SKILL TIME AND PRACTICE TO LEARN DANCE AND CERTAIN DANCE MOVES NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. BUT NO IT IS NOT A SPORT.

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT! for all of u "dance is not a sport" people have u ever danced before besides when u were like 5? yea didn't think so so yea go shove it if u don't think dance is a sport

 

Answer by HOTT Stuff
Submitted on 2/9/2007
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I am in dance and i work my butt off if you think dance  a sport(which it is)  then you need to get your head out of your butt and go try it yourself and if you still think it  a sport then your really dumb.

 

Answer by Sam
Submitted on 2/9/2007
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Look buddies...dance is a sport.  This is coming from a girl whos played basketball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, AND dance.  SO suck it up you losers just cuz you have NO rythum and NO hand eye cordination, doesnt mean you gotta diss our sport.  We work hard, compete, and hey....you can get SCHOLARSHIPS for it.  so yea...shut up.

 

Answer by dancerK
Submitted on 2/11/2007
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dance requires just as much endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination..if not more than any other sport!

 

Answer by soccerrox
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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dance is NOT a sport. it is an athletic art. it's like running around crazily to music.for those of you who consider dance to be a sport, you are wrong. there are people i know who had a petition going and only got 8 signitures, 7 of which were from her dance class, and the last 1 was a girl who wanted her to go away. so there!

 

Answer by austin
Submitted on 2/12/2007
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dancing is most definentley NOT a sport dancing is for fags who are afriand of getting

 

Answer by Roj
Submitted on 2/13/2007
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you work out in yoga & pilates. Are they sports? No ... neither is dance!

if you can do it better when your drunk ... its not a sport!

 

Answer by Class Spain
Submitted on 2/14/2007
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I dont like american answers. but dancing (we all agreed) is A SILLY GAME. heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee!

 

Answer by Tifer nicker
Submitted on 2/14/2007
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I would just like to say that, at my school, I did about every sport possible and I ended up being an all-state dancer, through winning, what?  a competition.  So, my focus was on dancing and then I did other sports on the side.  I was able to out-condition everyone on the sports teams such as volleyball basketball and went to state in individual track events too.  It definitly trains your body to be controlled and you have to focus on basic strength and fitness so much along with synchrynization and performance quality.  Dance is very hard when you get to an alete level, it really depends how devoted you are to it.  No other sport demands such bare physical ability and tone and beauty so shut up to those who think it bull.  You just don't know.

 

Answer by Frankie
Submitted on 2/16/2007
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Dance is a sport beacause there are championships and earn money for it, as well as a hobbie. Street Dancing UK championships every year. Espically in amercia it's massive!  

 

Answer by Diva
Submitted on 2/16/2007
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Hay Hay Hay if you think dance sucks you obviously don't know what youre talkn about ok.Some of yall never even tried to do dance so if you just mind  your own business we won't have a problem! Thanks

 

Answer by are you kidding me
Submitted on 2/17/2007
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Dance is not a sport just because its hard to do doesn't make it a sport chopping down a tree is hard but its not a sport

 

Answer by Butterfly
Submitted on 2/20/2007
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Dance is both. A combination. You can't say much til you actually dance. It's harder than alot of sports I've done and invovles way more practice. It always has to be that 'perfect'.

 

Answer by Goofy
Submitted on 2/21/2007
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Dancing is a sport. I am tired of people putting dancers down because they haven't tried it themselves. It is just like ice skating...it looks easy, but then they can't stay off your butt. I think that all the athletes should take a class and see how they like dancing.  

 

Answer by palmer
Submitted on 2/21/2007
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dance is a sport. im in 3 classes. hip hop is probably the hardest. you sweat just at much as any. plus it help your flexabitity and remembering counts and the steps. you can use it other places too unlike baseball or football. you cant really just do it in public.

 

Answer by brayle ballin
Submitted on 2/22/2007
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dancers are hot but it isnt a sport yall cant hang wit us ball players you hoe

 

Answer by Dancer Chick
Submitted on 2/22/2007
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Peace people peace. We do not want an online fight. I think i will settle this for you. DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by charli
Submitted on 2/22/2007
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ob dance is a sport Nathan!!!

 

Answer by hello.
Submitted on 2/23/2007
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dance is most defiantly a sport. it works every muscle in your body! and it is one the hardest things you can do. lets see a few of you people try doing a pirouette or a second turn? how about the splits? maybe then you would realize just how hard it is?! I've been dancing for 10 years and let me tell you its no walk in the park

who ever said that a sport had to be a game or has to be in the Olympics to be a sport didn't consider that there are many sports in the Olympics that aren't games such as equestrian events, swimming/diving, ice skating, track and field, etc. (nice try buddy)

 

Answer by xxcjxx
Submitted on 2/24/2007
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i totally think dance is a sport because you have to have a skill in a sport a.k.a footy =kick a ball dance flexable!!!so all you others you have it all wrong and need to get your facts rite!!!

 

Answer by Variety
Submitted on 2/25/2007
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hey yeah i dance and we work just as hard as people who play say hockey , lacross, soccer exc, maybe even harder most people that don't do dance think that you just spin around and wear tutus NOOO!! we work so hard to move up levels  and comp ! like you dont even know! i did a persaisive essay and i got everyone to know that dance is a sport and people should treat it that was @!!!! so just try dance for a day and then you can say if it is or isent a sport !!!..

 

Answer by luv tooo Dance!!!
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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Dance is totally a sport!! I am a competive dancer so I would know.  Most people think dance is not a sport, because they say it is not very active or hard, and you are never out of breath!  But they are wrong!  You have to be fit, and be able to go all out and perform a routine, to the best of your ability.  I like to compare dance to running a short distance, after running you are tiered and out of breath, which is what is feels like to dance!  You have to have a lot of self-esteem and potential to go out on stage and be marked.  It also takes a lot more than a couple twirles with your arms above your head.  There has also been studies performed to show that Dancers and actually stronger than football players!

 

Answer by UMM think agian
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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Dance is a sport. i dance everyday, i think i would know. and you people who say it isn't your gay and can't dance so your just mad at the people who can lift their leg to their heads like me and probably most of the people who say it is! so go sit on the couch and become fat!

 

Answer by dancegirl2000
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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I think dance is a sport because first of all you meet as many times as any sort of team and sometimes u meet more than that.second your teacher works you till your dead!!! then u have to get up and work some more!! for all u people who answered it wasn't a sport as if!! cause I bet if u have ever  danced before you will think it's a sport!!!and it is.it is definitely deffffffffinitely a sport so there!!!!!  

 

Answer by jil
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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im doing a persuasive essay too. Dance is so totally a sport. Those who think that it isn't, well lets see u go up on TOE SHOES!!!!

 

Answer by Devon
Submitted on 2/27/2007
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I am as well doing a persuasive speech on dance, and i think it is a sport, you work just as hard as any other sport and if you are argueing that you can't play dance so its not a sport then neither is track, swimming, boxing, etc. you cant play track, you cant play swimming and you cant play boxing! so for all of you that say dance is not a sport, try it sometime and tell me how that goes for ya

 

Answer by STEPHANiE =]
Submitted on 2/28/2007
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DANCE iS A SP0RT<3333
WE W0K JUST AS HARD iF N0T EVEN HARDER THAN OTHER SP0RTS  WE D0 C0MPETE T0.. JUSS LiKE EVERB0DY ELSE AND iF Y0U D0NT THiNK DANCE iS A SP0RT Y0U 0BVi0SLY D0NT DANCE 0R D0NT KN0W H0W T00.. SO YEA DANCE iS A SP0RT AND i KNOW WHAT iM TALKiN AB0UT CUZ i DANCE 6 DAYS A WEEK.

 

Answer by tim27
Submitted on 3/1/2007
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dancing sux

 

Answer by Dancer
Submitted on 3/2/2007
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I think dance is a sport totally and so do my other friends because they are dancers too and scratching your butt is not a sport because that is a stupid thing to do. Dance is something you work hard at evryday to get better just like a soccer player or hockey player or any other type of sport player. You have to work really hard so it IS a sport. so........ HAHA!!!!

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 3/4/2007
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i agree that dance i totally a sport. All the dancers i know work just as hard as other athletes i am also giving a speech on dance as a sport so if anyone has anything that can help please send it to jaggbabe127@hotmail.com Thanks

 

Answer by DANCE IS A SPORT<3
Submitted on 3/5/2007
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Dancing is definitly a sport and is just as competative as any other sport. If you've never danced before then you can't say anyting. Besides Chats RULE!

 

Answer by dancebabexoxo
Submitted on 3/5/2007
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Go Goldenchick!! dance is a real sport. I've been a dancer for forever. and u just cant say dance is not a sport after knowing that football players take ballet classes to strengthen their bodies...so there!

 

Answer by cullip
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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dance is not a sport your stupid if you think it is....if you look up dance in the dictionary it is classified as a art NOT A SPORT... im sorry but im sure all dancers do work out but my girlfriend who is on the dance team at my school agrees with me

 

Answer by dance=not a sport
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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dance is for a bunch of people with low self esteem and no time on their hands so they dance lol

 

Answer by Kimiko
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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dance is so a sport because it has been here before any other sport invented! It is also competetev sport! If it were any eayer it would be football! Dance is a lot harder!

 

Answer by freaker
Submitted on 3/11/2007
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DANCING IS A SPORT EVERYONE WHO THINKS ITS NOT NEEDS TO GET OVER THEMSELVES SERIOUSLY.!!

 

Answer by Itsaura
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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Dance is most definitely a sport.  Dancers are much better conditioned than any other athlete.  

 

Answer by Hello Kitty
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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DANCE IS TOTALLY A SPORT JUST TO LET ALL OF U UNSIFISTICATED PEOPLE OUT THERE!

 

Answer by BigWhite
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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Wow, i hate how ignorant girls can be by saying that Dance is a sport! The first reason is because you are judged on how well the judges think you did, so the outcome of the competition is on who the JUDGES think is better. In a sport the players decide the outcome directly by doing a task that can't be decided by a judged, such as putting a basketball in the hoop, crossing the finish line first in a race, throwing a javlin the furthest, and who jumps the farthest. Girls need to know the facts before they speak ignorantly, i guess it in their DNA o well. No wonder they are only good at cooking cleaning, and making babies.

 

Answer by ThreeSportAthlete
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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i have been dancing since i was three years old and have not worked harder for any other sport.  I have participated as a varsity athlete at the high school level in basketball and track and dance is just as challenging.  Dance takes more than talent to be good, you also have to have passion which doesn't come easy to most...

 

Answer by WootWoot.
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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Helll Yea Dance IS IS IS a SPORT!

 

Answer by loves to dance
Submitted on 3/14/2007
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i think dancing is a sport if you compete. you go against another team and whoever gets more points wins.

 

Answer by steveo
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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dance is not a sport, it's more of an art-form or a means of self expression, more like painting than a sport realy... just because dancers work hard at what they do and have to stay physically in shape and train dose not make it a sport... people go to the gym and work out hard, is gym considered a sport? not last time a checked. i think dancers insist dancing is a sport so they can actually say "i do a sport" because in many cases dancing is all some people do. sorry guys...

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 3/18/2007
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Trampolining is in the the olympics...for the record
but i dont think that any activity that is based on peoples opinions about who wins or loses should be a sport, dance is the most beautiful and rigorous thing in the world but i dont think it is a sport

 

Answer by tj
Submitted on 3/18/2007
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dance is not a sport,it's an art because it's one way of expressing ourself.

 

Answer by dance is not a sport
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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dancing is not a sport it has no competative anything and is boring to watch and also boring to do you have to do exactly as the routine says you cant ad lib at all so i think it sucks and should go die no offense to you dancers but it sucks

 

Answer by dancechicken
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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Dance sucks, it is not a sport only losers except savina do dance it takes no skill to dance. any fat chuncky monkey can dance  LOSERS LOSERS

 

Answer by Nicka
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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Dance is NOT a sport. all it is is moving except you do it with rythym. dance is a hobbie. plus, a well respected dance teacher who is a former prima ballerina said dance is an art, not a sport. beat that all you dancers out there who have no life!

 

Answer by princessbear09
Submitted on 3/21/2007
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dancing requires flexibility, strength, stamina, and many many more things that a football player or soccer player could even thing about doing just b/c we dont chase a ball or hit people for a ball doesnt mean we dont work. over 70% of high school dance teams have succeeded in participating in state district or even nationals and won something. now can you say the same about the football or soccer teams (thats is if they even have them)? i think not.
kthanks

 

Answer by Allyson
Submitted on 3/21/2007
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Dancing is in fact a sport. It involves movement and a LOT of hard work. Even if it's not an olympic sport, there are dancing competitions and they require preparation. It also gives excercise. So therefore it is a sport

 

Answer by becca
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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i think its a sport because u lose energy when you do it..

 

Answer by Gymnast
Submitted on 3/23/2007
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I'm a gymnast in a pretty high level but before i became a gymnast i was a competitive dancer.  And guess what i quit dance because it was too easy. Gymnastics is sooooooooooo much harder and it works your muscles more.  Oh ya and goldenchild before you talk about gymnastics you try doing a standing double backflip on the beam without dying!!! Gymnast out!!! And DONT say in stupid because to compete in gymnastics my coach makes us have atleast a B+ average, and I have an A in all of my classes and i'm taking AP corses!!!  

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 3/23/2007
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I dance, (for fun) and I know that dance IS NOT A SPORT. I have never broken a sweat at dance class, and that is probably because I'm very fit from playing volleyball. There are two girls at my school who take dance 5-7 hours a week, and they are obese. One of them always brags about her dancer muscles, yet in PE she can hardly do a push-up. ALSO, all of the dancers in the elite group where I dance smoke and drink a lot, and they are still in high school. Dancers are not good role-models for young girls. DANCE IS A DISCRACE.

 

Answer by coolcat
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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dance is not a sport because dance is a hobbie you dont call video games a sport so why should you call a hobbie a sport

 

Answer by dane
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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dance is not a sport because it is a hobbie you dont call video games a hobbie and dance is a compition not a sport sports play games not play compitions.

 

Answer by bekah
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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I think that dance is a sport, because all you non-dancers/people who think its not a sport come to one of my dance classes and work your butt off then tell me that its not a sport.>:(

 

Answer by 4life
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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LOOK OK DANCE IS AN ART BUT IS ALSO A SPORT AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO THINK DANCE IS NOT A SPORT YOU HAVE NO IDEA I AM A DANCER AND HAVE BEEN DANCING FOR 7 YEARS AND I HAVE COMPEATED MANY TIMES IT IS A SPORT!!!!!!!! TO ALL YOU "ATHLETES" DANCE REQUIERS JUST AS MUCH PHYSICAL FITNESS IF NOT  MORE THEN IN ANY "SPORT" SO I THINK YOU SHOULD TRY REALLY DANCING SOME TIME BEFORE YOU EVEN ARGUE THIS TOPPIC!

 

Answer by I like pie
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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Dancing is so a sport.You can compete and have to work really hard. It's like saying cheer is not a sport.

 

Answer by lo
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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dance is a sport. end of discussion.

 

Answer by i dance
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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yes i am going to say it is. i'vebeen dancing for 14 years and it DEFINENTLY takes lotsss of hard work. so for all u jocks that only do basketball and football baseball etc. and think YOU have it bad?? try taking ballet! omg soo many atheletes like YOU TAKE BALLET TO GET BETTER AT THEIR SPORT!! wow and dancers aren't airheads.


... so dance is a sport. golf??? bowling? sheesh.

 

Answer by Rachel Miller
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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Dance is a sport because if it wasn't then it would be called football!

 

Answer by RAYYCHELL
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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RACHELL IS COOOLLLLL

 

Answer by Cant stop dancin
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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I understand why you would think us dancers aren't dancers but let's see you you go on pointe for an hour or tap for two, maybe you could even do 20 foettes while your at it,or have you teach a class room full of little girls to do a piroutte. Let's see you perform in front of hundreds. Do that, then we'll talk.

 

Answer by hi
Submitted on 3/30/2007
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dance is an art because it is graceful and has alot of concentration!!!!!!!!!!11

 

Answer by gymnast24/7
Submitted on 3/30/2007
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Dance is sooo NOT a sport!

 

Answer by gymnast
Submitted on 4/1/2007
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every single dancer i talk to says dance is a sport and the people who arnt dancers say that its not a sport, wellllllllllllll, i dont think dance is a sport just because they do it doesnt mean that people should think its a sport.  And for a fact dance is not a sport feel free to think what ever you want, but if you think dance is a sport you are TOTALLY rong.

 

Answer by Lexi
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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Dance is a sport. And for all those noobs out there, Dance takes just as much skill as football or baseball. Get A LIFE

 

Answer by stickguy
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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hey,goldenchild,theres no way dace is a sport!!!!!!and nobody said bowling was a sport!!! dance is not a sport!!!!!!!!!cant any1 play normal sports like soccer,baseball,or football!!!!!!!!!!1

 

Answer by Mica
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT! Before you debate on that, you need to come up with your own definition of the word "sport". If you think a sport is when you sweat, work your muscles, get nervous before big competitions,and wake up sore the next day... then dance is a sport. I dance and I play varsity soccer, and you know what? I get the same workout and rush in both!

 

Answer by AIDAN
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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DANCE IS NOT A SPORT a sport is when two teams clash together in a physical game to win

 

Answer by dancergirl07
Submitted on 4/9/2007
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okay dance is totally a sport, i don't think that writing a speech on it will do anything. for all those who think it is not a sport, you can be as dumb as you'd like, i pity you who think it's not. please get over yourselves, i don't care if it is a sport or not, you still work harder in dance than in football!!!!!

 

Answer by [D]ancin[D]iva[L]auz
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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I just wanna say that dancing is a sport. As a dancer i should know, we are not all airheads who cant play other sport because in fact i also participate in Netball, Athletics, Running, Tennis and swimming. As a dancer you do just as many crunchees and sit ups as any other sports man/woman. Each day i personally have to do: 200 sit-up's
                             200 crunchees
                             100 press-ups
                             100m sprint
and at least 2 hours of barre work on pointe. and that does not include any of the lessons. (by the way i am only thirteen it goes up as you get older) And hello- can i just mention Darcey Bussell- The worlds premiere ballerina! Dance is soooo a sport!  Also dance gets you in the most amazing shape ever and thanks to it i am incredibly flexible. End of.

 

Answer by PAGINAAAAA
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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of coursem dance is a sport..i dont just waste nine months prancing around:]]we work.

 

Answer by CINDERELLA
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT. ANYONE WHO THINKS OTHERWISE IS A COMPLETLY RETARDED, NON-EDUCATED, SON OF A GUN! I PERSONALLY DANCE 6 DAYS A WEEK AND I COMPETE. AT THOSE COMPETIONS THE GIRLS AND BOYS GET VERY COMPETIVE. WE WORK VERY HARD TO GET TO WHERE WE ARE IN OUR DANCING CAREERS. TO ME THE DEFINITION OF HARD WORK IS BACK-BREAKING EXCERSISE THAT CASUES SWEAT. IF YOU THINK THAT DANCE IS NOT A SPORT I THINK YOU SHOULD GO TAKE A DANCE CLASS. IT HAS ITS OWN SECTION IN THE PHONE BOOK, THAT MEANS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT AND LOTS OF PEOPLE LIKE TO DO IT. DANCE IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by kaitybaby
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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yea im in dance and im doing a speech over why dance should be a sport in kansas and it really really irritates me when people say its not.  We have to have grace, poise, and dedication.  All you do in basketball is run up and down a court. Big Whoop! that must take a lot of talent. also we are risk for a ton of injuries just like every other sport!

 

Answer by lauren
Submitted on 4/11/2007
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dance is without a doubt a sport. ive been dancing for nine years and you work harder than most other sports teams. you compete and train just like every other sport. people say its not a sport because its not in the olympics, well actually ball room dancing is in the olympics so maybe you should change your thoughts and opinions

 

Answer by dancegl
Submitted on 4/11/2007
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all you people who say that dance isnt a sport because its not in the olympics your dumb because football isnt in the olympics either but that considered a sport...

 

Answer by Lil Hails
Submitted on 4/11/2007
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Of course dance is a sport!!!!!!!!!!! We work just as hard as any football or basketball player!!!! WE sweat just as hard too!!!!!!!I think that dance should be in the olympics!!!!:):)

 

Answer by coolcmc
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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dance isn't a sport. Sports involve teamwork. In a dance class you dance to your own beat.

 

Answer by Savannah
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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DANCE is a sport ok because u have 2 b athletic to do it. i do it and im the best at it in my dance company and if u dont think it is then eff you ok

 

Answer by Hanban
Submitted on 4/12/2007
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Hey everyone dance is so a sport. I have to a persuasion essay on it and on every site it says "DANCE IS A SPORT" All you dancers out there... dance like no ones watchinG!!!

 

Answer by TINE AND GARY
Submitted on 4/14/2007
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DANCE IS A SPORT. AND YOU GET MAD SKINNY DOING IT TOO.IT CAUSES FLEXIBILITY. AND IT IS A SPORT. GET USED TO IT. ITS NOT AN ART EITHER. BECAUSE YOU COMPETE IN IT.

DANCING IS A SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by sportster
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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dancing is a sport. In fact it lasts longer than any other school sport there is. it never ends. we are all always working and conditioning. there isn't any breaks in our sport. we are true athletes.

 

Answer by Killboy
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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