Since this is my first blog post and you have no idea who i even am, i guess i will start there. No i am not some crazy perverted guy talking about dancing nor am i a crazed girl talking about how things should be done, i am just gonna talk about the things i know and from my point of view. I guess then i’ll start at the beginning to let you really get to know me. My name is Miranda Wright.. yes i know i have heard ALL of the jokes my dad named me, he just so happens to be a cop too, so you get the picture. I have lived in Oklahoma all of my life, for those of you that live here also have heard of Union Schools, and that is also where i went to school. I started dancing at the age of 3 and took every dance class that i could take for the next twelve years, whether that be: tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, gymnastics, cheer. Yes, i really did try EVERYTHING, when finally at age 15 i found my niche in life when my mom enrolled me into Pom (the correct name would be Pom-Pon, but since that’s an ugly name to be called i’m gonna keep calling it Pom haha). Wow i loved it, the dancing, the looks you get wearing the uniform, and not to mention missing classes for pep rallies, what MORE could a child ask for? So this all brings me to the bigger picture: Is dancing a sport?
I think personally coming from a person that has oh about 19 years experience on the issue would definitely call dancing on any level a sport. I think the people that are saying it isn’t a sport are the ones that have not went and took an actually dance class, and maybe just sat on the sides and watched. I know all four of my high-school years were devoted to being the best dancer i knew how to be. Not just for me but also for my team. Because once you are in that uniform, and the team stands on that nationals floor it isn’t just one person out there its the whole team. I would go to practice 3 hours before school and practice with my team 5 days a week plus one day a week after school for another 2 hours then sometimes Saturday practice as well. So if that is not called a “sport” i want to know what you call it. I know that there is a lot of controversy on this issue and i really want to know what you readers think?