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Lindsay Guarino Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI Correspondence Lindsay.guarino@salve.edu, MFA. Dance is just as difficult, if not even more difficult in its own way, than any other sport. Like any sport, being a dancer is far from easy. Dance can be entertainment, tradition, recreation, a competitive event, or even a simple act of joy. With such an atypical style, dance can be found in various forms. Based on this definition, dance is considered a sport. : A Twenty-First-Century Debate. "Chinese Tibetan Guozhuang Dance From The Perspective Of Sports." Three Scholarly Articles Qian, Liu, Wang Jianqiang, and Qin Yinan. So dance is a sport. 2,639 Views 3 CrossRef citations to date Altmetric Student Readings Is Dance a Sport? Try to do four turns in a row.
Dance requires a great amount of physical work, and is also an extremely popular form of competition. Pages 77-80 Published online: 28 … Try to do a split or a straddle leap. Even if you are not familiar with the world of competition dance, think of TV shows like “Dance Moms” or “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Journal of Dance Education Volume 15, 2015 - Issue 2. But it's what we love to do—which makes all the blood, sweat, and tears worth it. All while keeping a smile on your face and making everything look effortless. I also think that dancing is a sport because, as in any sport, you need discipline and training to improve or practice for competitions. I have never been in a dance class, but I have danced in several dances and it requires time of training and dedication, from my point of view, dance is both an art and a sport, because dance is a way of expressing and doing exercise at the same time. The Psychology of Competitive Dance: A Study of the Motivations for Adolescent Involvement Samantha Sobash ABSTRACT "Competition is a social process that is so pervasive in Western civilization that no one can escape it" (Robson 2004). Dance is a Sport Dance is a unique sport because it combines the grit and sweat of sporting events, such as track and field, with the style and extravagance of a fashion show (D.Fowler, 2000). Submit an article Journal homepage. Dance training for most people begins at an early age, and thus the art form akin to sports introduces youth to competition. Or just try pointe. Dance like other sports also requires a lot of commitment. I danced for 12-15 hours a week, six out of the seven days. When I was younger it was not as intense, however, as I grew older and dance became a bigger part of my life, my dance studio was my second home. So now, when people ask me what sport(s) I play, I say I dance. I am proud to say that dance, just like football and basketball, requires a …