Can dance be considered 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.
With such an atypical style, dance can be found in various forms. Dance can be entertainment, tradition, recreation, a competitive event, or even a simple act of joy. So should dance be classified as a sport….or what? Many people believe that dance is a “cute” activity that is “fun” but shouldn’t be taken seriously. Why is this? Dance has been around for generations, but, as it seems, dance is still a thing of the past, that hasn’t caught up with modern trends. Although dance may be considered old-fashioned – should dance be excluded from being classified a sport?
After surveying a group of fifty of my peers on their perception of dance as a sport, I found the following results. Forty-seven out of the Fifty people surveyed have been involved in a dance of some type. Most of those who had danced at school for educational purposes. The debate of whether dance should be an Olympic sport or not was a fairly even split between Agree and Disagree. Thirty-seven of the people surveyed agreed that dance is classified as a sport. These responses are close to what I had expected. I knew that most people would have been involved in dance because of school Heath & Physical Education. However, I thought that there would be far more people who believed dance is NOT a sport.