The Importance Of Dancing As A Sport

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Why should dancing be classed as a sport? – Persuasive Essay
Whilst dancing a six step highland fling a dancer jumps 192 times on one foot at a time, which is the equivalent of running one mile, except that highland dancers do it in seven to ten pounds of wool, wearing soft shoes and are expected to smile at the end of it. This is a true statement yet most people believe that dancing is only an art and not a sport. I, like many other dancers believe that dancing is more than just an art but a sport too.
Many think that dancing is just an art but I think it should be classed as a sport as well. An art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be $$#Break#$$ If the definition of a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment” and dancing involves “physical exertion and skill” and it’s where “an individual or team competes against each other” surely dancing should then be considered as a sport. Darts is classed as a sport to many however it is a game that requires very little physical exertion, so why do some people consider darts to be a sport but they cannot consider dancing to be a sport? Garden bowls is also considered a sport by many but it does not require nowhere near as much physical exertion as dancing does. Dancing requires cardio respiratory endurance (stamina) to enable them to keep dancing for a whole dance; it also requires strength in order to hold positions for a specific amount of time and finally it requires flexibility so that dancers can turn their legs out, and move their bodies in certain positions. When describing what a dancer needs to become a successful dancer, you see that they are all the attributes that successful athletes/ sports people require to achieve in most other

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