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You know I had to do it...

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No, but getting the dollar bill to land on stage is.  :)

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I'm inclined to think it's an art.

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I'm inclined to think it's an art.

Ya that's how they get by with it in some places because they call it "art" and it's in a supposed "theater"
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More fun than watching tennis, I'll bet...

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It certainly is a popular exercise program here in DC.

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It's a sport because:

They have competitions
People pay to watch it
There is physical exertion and a certain amount of skill involved
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Is classical ballet a sport?

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I'll slap on my heart rate monitor for my 4:15 show ... if I get over 100bpm, then we'll call it a sport.

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It's not a sport, neither is cheer leading nor "team dancing"

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Pole dancing
Depending exactly on what dance but it can be a rather vigorous performance involving set moves executed at high speed, so not that different from several existing Olympic "sports" like floor exercises in gymnastics, synchronised swimming and dressage in equestrian events.

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We report.  You decide.

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Well they are certainly sporty looking in those costumes. And it does look like they may be competing.
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No, but getting the dollar bill to land on stage is. :)

I think you mean 5 dollar bill right?

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No, but getting the dollar bill to land on stage is. :)

I think you mean 5 dollar bill right?

I must be doing it wrong. I only get quarters on my stage...


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No, but getting the dollar bill to land on stage is. :)

I think you mean 5 dollar bill right?

I must be doing it wrong. I only get quarters on my stage...

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These are deep questions that I will sidestep by calling it entertainment, especially if the dancer can pick up those bills without using her hands. That is sure to increase the denominations.
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