Dance: A Comparison Of Dance And Football
Topics: Dance, Performance, American football, Difference, Physical strength / Pages: 4 (771 words) / Published: Sep 23rd, 2016

The ongoing debate between dancers and football fanatics: is dance really comparable to football? When asked if one believes dance is considered a sport many jump straight to the conclusion that dance is not, when in reality dance is just as much of a sport when compared to the all American favorite sport football. In comparison to football, dance has many similar aspects, but also has many differences such as their appearance, how each athlete presents themselves, and what they’re catching.
In comparison both dance and football have many alike comparisons. For example both sports require a serious amount of physical strength to endure the training, and performances in each. Dancers are required to complete a series of explosive movements
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When you imagine a ballet dancer you usually picture a long, lean, and poised ballerina, whereas when you picture a football player you picture a stocky, broad, and stout jock. With these two images in mind, trying to picture a dancer in the form of a football player and a football player with the appearance of a dancer seems absolutely ludicrous. Along with the differences of appearances of each athlete, how both athletes present themselves distinguishes them from each other. Dancers whether onstage or off do not make noises while doing complicated combinations. Dancers neither grunt nor land hardly and sound like elephants running through a room. Football players on the other hand grunt and make loud noises the whole time they are on the field or in practice. Another contrasting difference between dance and football is between what they are catching. When dancers must dance in pairs their career is in their partners hands. When performing pas de deux, both partners need to be one hundred percent focused on the other and be precise with each lift. If the male partner especially, is off by just one count that could cause their partner to fall and pull a muscle in their back or if the partner is on pointe they could pull their achilles tendon, which would cause their dance career to be over with. Football players on the other hand only have to catch a ball. They don't have to worry about ending someone else’s career. Football players only need to worry about catching the ball, passing the ball, and not dropping the ball.
When comparing dance to football many can’t think of any comparisons, but between the two sports they have many similarities but their comparisons outweigh them. Although there are differences between dance and football such as their appearance, how each athlete presents themselves, and what they're catching, they are both considered

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