Yesterday, I was talking to my college mate at the canteen. She is a fine Jazz Dancer, and however, our talks stuck at a debate on whether Dance is more of an art or sport!? She was on the sports side, while I found it more of an art, but still, I knew both the options are valid. Dance is indeed an art form, on the other hand, it’s the best way to exercise too.
How Dance is no less than a Tough Sport
After a day-long research and readings, I got the answer. Though people consider it as an Art form, in the end, it is equally tiring and challenging like any sport.
Reasons that prove that Dance is no less than any Sport are given as follows:
Stretching is the core part of Dance
Stretching is the warm-up that people do before carrying out any task. But when it comes to dancing, you are not any stretching naturally but also making your body flexible.
A normal dance warm-up comprises of push-ups, crunches for abs, and even plies for legs. This will develop muscles which are compact and also makes the dancer look more fit and pretty!
Injury is also part of this
Now you may have some ideas for dance and sport, Is Dance A Sport or not? The next important factor we have is the Injuries. Even the dancers get injured, get a leg sprain while performing a difficult, challenging task. So, it’s the same as that in sports, isn’t it?
It’s a Competition too!
Dancers compete with each other, where the more graceful and talented person gets the reward. If you have been to any dance competition, you will agree that dance competition is equally serious and intense like any other sports tournament!
What’s your take on this comparison? Dance equal as a Sport or more of an art?