The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.”

Dancers are artists, musicians, and athletes. Dancing takes a tremendous amount of flexibility, strength, coordination, precision, and grace.

Dancers can also compete in competitions against other teams. This is similar to how a sports team would compete in a game or tournament. Whether dancers win or lose, they practice even harder.

When a dancer falls on stage they get back and pretend like nothing ever happened. But when a football player falls on the field their coach runs to them.

Dancers are tougher and stronger than you think. They have lots of determination and they strive to be the very best dancer that they can be.

Dancers must also have an exceptional amount of musicality. They must know what the next dance step is before they have to do it. Dancing takes hours and hours of practice every week. Devoted dancers will practice several hours a day to perfect their dance skills.

Dancers must drink lots of water to avoid dehydration and fatigue while dancing. The average dancer burns 443 calories per hour. That is almost equivalent to a full meal.

Dancers should eat healthy foods to nourish their bodies. Dancers can take small snacks to dance practice like apple slices or nuts. Gatorade is also a great option to help replenish electrolytes lost during dancing.

Most dancers will tell you that dance is a sport. You burn calories, stretch your muscles, and sweat a lot. Dance is also an art form because of the visual aspect that is associated with it. Dancers are musicians because they must stay with the music, and some sty;es of dance like tap and clogging are their own music in itself.

Dancers tell a story for the audience or paint a picture of a scene or event. They want the audience to feel and see their emotions. Dance in itself is a language. You can understand dance no matter what language you speak or where you are from.

I think that dance should be a part of the Olympics. If gymnastics and cheer leading are considered a sport why isn’t dance considered a sport? Dance is done competitively and non-competitively. Either way, I believe it should that dance should be universally recognized as a sport no matter the circumstances.

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