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Dance Should Be An Olympic Sport

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The Olympics are huge games that bring our countries together – a way for athletes of all sports to connect. However, dancers all over the world have been saying something’s missing – there’s no dance! Dance is one of the most athletic things you can do, and still it’s not fully acknowledged as a sport. Are you skeptic? Hopefully this article will change your mind.

I mean, we all know dancers work really hard, right? I’ve danced for ten years, and it’s so much more than spinning wildly with your arms held aloft (which is, unbelievably, what many people picture when they think of ballet). It is a combination of strength and flexibility, physical and emotional, body and soul.

Anyways, why are gymnastics and ice dancing Olympic sports when dance isn’t? People have even applied for yoga to be in the Olympics! As Terri Dysart says, “Dancers train their whole life for their sport. It requires crazy talent, commitment, focus, and determination to succeed in dance… just like any other Olympic sport.”

Now, some may say that dance is an art form and shouldn’t be judged. But the judges would only grade you on the physical aspect. While that is only a small part of dance, it’s also only a small part of ice dancing, gymnastics and yoga. Plus, you can be artistic and athletic at the same time.

I hope you can now see how important to the Olympics dance is. Here’s what you can do:

1. Spread the word! People need to realize that dance has to get to the Olympics.

2. Help on getting dance administered to The International Federation.

3. Make sure dance meets the criteria produced by the IOC.

With everybody working toward it, I’m sure dance will be an Olympic sport in no time!

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