If you must dance for hours you must have the endurance, but also must keep your speed, coordination, and agility at a certain level to perform correctly (BrianMac Sports Coach, 23rd January 2014.). In conclusion, dance is overall very good for your body physically, and mentally. Your body needs to do exercise for many reasons. Your body needs a way to release stress in such a way that is healthy, but at the same time enjoyable. You need strong muscles to prevent everyday injuries.
Although there is never really a way to reach perfection, dancers are always learning from each other and strive to improve, just as other sports players do. It is also stated on Dance is a sport and an art, and dancers are both athletes and artists. Much is expected of those who dance, for they must have precision, strength, dedication and, most importantly, immense love for what they do. In fact, they even do it in tutus with buns on their heads, ribbons on their feet and smiles on their faces. What most people fail to realize is that dancing is not only and can be considered as a competitive sport but it is also a lifestyle something that take a lot of hard work and training to be perfect because dance is perfection.
Most types of dances utilize constant movement in which speeds up the heart rate thus burning the calories. Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...dancing is it or is it not a sport? After being presented with this information do you still feel the same way about the topic? Although people say that dancing is not a sport I believe that it is because like I before, it is extremely competitive, it requires a variety of skills & ability, and on top of that it is a form of cardio. Dancing provides most, if not all of the benefits of being a participant of any traditional sport.
“At its best, this fearless do-it yourself aesthetic, which exists for reasons both artistic and economic, leads to wonderfully rich, unmediated worlds in which artists ideas drive new creations.”( La Rocco). “Dance competitions and competitors are better classified as a sport. Dance competitions have all the elements necessary to be considered a sport. While there are many artistic elements in social dancing it is not considered an art form.”(Wells) According to some people dance is considered a sport, to others it is considered an art. In my opinion, the above quote by Pattie Wells said it best, competitive dance is considered a sport and performing arts such as Broadway and other forms of shows where the dancer is not competing against another dancer would be considered an art.
With these practices the Dionysians also developed a more structures form of ... ... middle of paper ... ... emotionally or physically. Dance is a great way to express yourself when you are happy sad, excited, gloomy, or just to make yourself better. Dance did not start very clean or good, it had a mix of everything and it always will. So people who perform it make the best out of it and it becomes their passion. Always makes the best out of worst by dancing yourself in and out of it.
Albert Einstein once said “Dancers are the athletes of God.” Dancers deserve to have the title of athlete, to start, take a look at the definition of an athlete “a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength.” While dancing requires great artistry, artistry is just one aspect of dance, because it clearly has an athletic side as well. Dancer’s athletic side is not seen by many because of the reality of what people see on stage, but is what is seen on stage all of it? The amount of passion and dedication dancers have leads to countless hours at the studio every week. With the many genres of dance to choose from, each involves athleticism one way or another. The many different options make it easier for a dancer to branch out and explore new ways of fulfilling their dreams.
The words “competitive dance” alone say it all. The whole purpose of dancing at competitions is to compete against other dance teams in order to try and win an award. Without the competition aspect, dance should not be considered a sport. Yes, it is a physical activity that involves a lot of strength and time that needs to be dedicated to it. But without the competitive aspect, it would not be a sport.
This type of cheerleading is very different from the cheerleading on the sidelines and is much more athletic. Competitive cheerleading is often underrated because cheerleaders make it look easier than it is. Society should consider competitive cheerleading a sport because it fits the definition, requires incredible strength and endurance, and considering it a sport would help prevent injuries. Competitive cheerleading is where a team has exactly two minutes and thirty seconds to present a routine that incorporates jumping, stunting, tumbling, and dancing choreographed to music. Teams consist of anywhere from 5-36 boys and girls who compete against other teams that have a similar level of ability as well as number of athletes.
Dance and gymnastics are sports which take a lot of determination and commitment that lead to amazing results. It becomes frustrating because many people think dance and gymnastics are identical sports, but they have many similarities and differences. Dance is more complicated than most people think. A dancer has to meet many requirements in order to wow their audience, whilst performing. A dancer should blend their movements with the music.