The influence of sports within dance

The belief that dance is a sport will continue to be a debate for years to come. Despite its artistic essence, the athleticism and training required for many styles make dance as—or perhaps even more—physically demanding than some of the toughest professional sports. Dance competitions such as Dance Masters of America and the Youth America Grand Prix as well as television shows like So You Think You Can Dance have capitalized on the notion that dancers can be judged and scored based on categories such as technical execution, artistic virtuosity, and overall performance quality…READ MORE

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