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Weight vs Skill

Is proper weight more important than skill?
Only slim/athletic people look good dancing
4%
3%
7%
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
23%
41%
65%
You will never compete if you have extra pounds.
0%
0%
0%
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
11%
17%
28%
193 Votes:
 
Member Comments
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Kind of a silly and leading question. Seriously, is anyone going to say "Only Slim / Athletic people look good dancing"?.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Although I personally prefer dancing with slim/athletic people, dancing should be for everyone regardless of body type.
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
Honestly I think it’s what natural energy you have in your body to move if not being healthy/athletic does help with speed, rhythm, and technique.
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
With that said, slim/athletic people do look better dancing.
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
Dancing is great for everyone.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Dancing is one of THE most healthy, & sharably intimate art forms I've yet run across. (Albert Einstein School of Medicine has studied this against a lot of other kinds of exercise as well, & then there are the psycho-socio-emotional components that maybe someone has measured? Going in for a competition for example, produces the same levels of cortisol stress as your first parachute jump, each and EVERY time! Being judged is rough indeed). If you don't have a friendly place & person(s) to dance with, that can be almost the lonliest experience as well. True, I've never seen national finals comps with obese body types--6 to 10 heats of maximum exertion takes conditioning. My only peeve, is when someone has lost track of their mirror & wants you to do the jitterbug or jive at the same level as someone who still has their core...that's like the big belly guy who wants a bathing beauty on a dating site. There IS such a thing as a MATCHING couple in this & many other aspects of life, after all, that is, if you want the optimal synergy level, don't you think?
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Joy is a birthright.
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
Stupid question.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
You don't need to be a certain size to enjoy the sport! Passion of dance comes in all shapes and sizes!
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
My experience is that most people love to dance with those that love to dance.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
My friend is obese and a bronze D. She always wins in multiple categories. Fantastic dancer.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
If you like moving your body to music. Then dancing is for you regardless of your weight or size.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
I was at a dance party the other day and a hefty guy began dancing and I thought, "Wow. He's a great dancer." On a cruise, I saw a very elderly lady come into the nightclub using a walker. But she and her husband were able to dance together without the walker.

Dancing is fun and size isn't a barrier as long as you're healthy enough to move your body. That means almost everyone can dance.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Dancing is about movement and balance
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
As far as professional competition goes I haven't seen any overweight competitors. I could be wrong. Maybe it has to do with the level of agility to execute multiple spins, splits etc. As far as social dancing goes, I don't think it matters. Just have fun with it.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
oh geeez that was the most arrogant statement i have ever made and i apologise.
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
sad if people are judged by there size, what if the same person you villify due to there size was the surgeon standing over you on operating table, would you say no thanks your to large or to thin. every single person on this planet has a skill, irrelevant of size
Dancing should be for everyone regardless of bodytype
Of course everyone would like to be fit, but that's not reality. Dancing is fun and great exercise.
Rhythm and talent are much more important!
A healthy BMI is more important for functionality and to accomplish highest athletic performance possible.
Poll contributed by Susie1973

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