I believe dance is a sport

Jessica - Louisville, Kentucky
Entered on May 7, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: sports
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Jessica G

Mrs. G

May 5, 2008

English III

I Believe That Dance is a Sport

A sport is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess

and often of a competitive nature. Well, from this definition, dance

is definitely a sport. In order to dance you have to be athletic, you

have to practice, you have to have coordination, and even be

competitive. I believe that dance is a sport and no one will ever

change my mind about that.

Dance, just like football has rivalries. We go to many competitions

and have teams we want to beat. No, dance competitions are not a

really big deal to anyone besides family and close friends but they

are a ton of fun and there is always a ton of people there cheering

you on. Dance is just as time consuming as any other sport, just like

volleyball, baseball, football, ect. Unlike many sports, dance is a

year round commitment, rather than a season. To be a dancer you must

be extremely physically fit. Dancers work out just as much as any

other sport. We run, do sit ups, push-ups, and use weights, just as

any other sport would. We sweat and work very hard to get our routines

down perfect to a “T”. Also, like basketball players work on the same

shot over and over again, we do the same routine all year. We do it

over and over to get it right. Practice makes perfect. You need to

have coordination in order to dance just like a football player needs

it to catch the ball. Like a high school football team has their great

games, they also have their bad games. The same applies with dance.

There are some competitions you win and some you do not. Everyone has

their off days. You cannot always be perfect and you cannot always


I can see why people think that dance is not a sport. I mean, I know

we make it look easy, but as many people don’t know, it’s really quite

hard. When you really take a look and see how many things football and

dance have in common, you will see that dance truly is a sport.

Dancers work just as hard as any football player in the United States.

To conclude my thought’s my favorite quote in the world, “if dance

were any easier, it would be called football!”