Argumentative Essay: Why Dance Is Not A Sport?

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Turning Around the Topic: Sport or Not? When you hear the word ‘sport’, you probably think of many things in your mind like soccer, football, softball, and even cheerleading but do you think of dance? One of the most common debates among dancers is whether or not dance should be considered a sport. If we’re being honest, dance doesn't even get close to the amount of credit it deserves. By definition, sport means an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another for others’ entertainment (Athlete | Define Athlete at People should not view dance as a sport because it is a performance, instead of a game, that is scored, it is not always competitive, and it mostly involves emotion, passion, and artistry. Although you can go to dance competitions, and there are dancers who compete, not all…show more content…
Dance is not a sport because it is much more than that. Dancing is art, which requires emotion and passion. According to, art is something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. Based on this definition, dance might as well be the definition of art. I don’t think there is a common sport that could hold up to this meaning the way dance does. There are definitely a lot of things that require skill and imagination, or that some students may have a passion for, but this does not make them art. Art is a beautiful thing. Dancers can still be considered athletes, even though dance should not be considered a sport. An athlete is a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength (Athlete | Definition of athlete by Merriam-Webster). It is not an insult to say that dance is an art. Nor is it an insult to say that sports
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