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Is Dance an Art or a Sport?

Is Dance an Art or a Sport?

 Is dance considered an art or a sport? Of course, dancing in your living room for just a few minutes doesn’t count. People have argued about this topic for a long time, but it may not be as controversial as you might think. The answer to this question is simple: dance could be considered as both an art and a sport. 

What makes dance an art? The creative expression and emotion shown by dancers make it an art. Dance allows people to express themselves without feeling judged; it also involves performing for an audience and is a form of entertainment. It could also be considered an art form because it is appealing to the eye and sends a message or tells a story to the people watching.  For example, during the winter time, big studios and companies often put on the “Nutcracker” ballet. The show tells a story about a girl named Clara who was gifted a nutcracker for Christmas and how the nutcracker comes to life and takes her on different adventures. Through dance, this classic story is told in beautiful and interesting ways.

What makes dance a sport? Dancers train countless hours, exercise, and stretch just as much as other sports would if not more. Personally, as a competition dancer, I have classes and practice every day for about 2-5 hours. Some dancers train way more than that though. Dancers also have just as high a risk of injuries as other athletes. Athletes play games and compete against other teams to hopefully win and succeed by the season’s end; it is the same thing with most dancers. 

Even though dance is a performing art, it also falls under the sports category as dancers work hard and train. 

 

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Brielle Kim, Contributor
Brielle Kim was born on December 28, 2009, the same year that Miley Cyrus released “Party in the U.S.A” at just sixteen years old. Brielle has been living in Fullerton, California her entire life. She lives with her mom, dad, brother, and dog. Her brother, Lucas is a sophomore at Troy High School. Brielle’s dog’s name is Wonder and she is Maltese. Her all-time favorite activity is dancing. She loves going to her studio every day after school to dance with her teammates, learn new choreography, and have fun. Brielle’s biggest dream is to one day work in the entertainment industry. She would love to spend the rest of her life performing for people. Every weekend, Brielle looks forward to spending time with her friends and family. She loves meeting new people and getting to socialize with others. Her favorite things to do outside of dance and school is to listen to music and write scripts. Every once in a while, she also enjoys making bracelets. She likes putting the perfect colors together to make a cute piece of jewelry. A quote that she lives by every day is “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal.”  

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