who's a better dancer, fat or slim?

January 26, 2007 4:23am CST
i saw a 16 year old girl who weighs about 185 lbs. doing a soca ballroom dance last week. she's obviously overweight but she danced gracefully. my friend commented she's a bad dancer, well i just looked at my friend a bit confused. i thought, can fat women or men be great dancers... mind you guys, i'm not fat, in fact i am slim (100 lbs, 5'4 height) and i loooooove dancing.
5 responses
@dncn4u (5)
• United States
29 Jan 07
overweight people can sometimes dance just as good if not better than slim dancers, but usually it is more pleasing to watch a slender person dance... also, they have longer looking lines and extensions. i have been dancing for over 17 years, but have recently taken a break. I have obviously gained weight since then, but I can still dance as gracefully as I did before. I think it's just a matter of opinion.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I agree! :)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I'm 20 years old and I do many styles of dance. My main styles are breaking and glow sticking. Honestly I've seen many breakers that are a little heavy in weight and man let me tell you it doesn't slow them down. All they do is change there style to suit them. Weight doesn't matter when it comes to dancing because it's an expression and if you can break out and through down your style, that is all that matters. Weight only stops lazy people.
@ayushi (224)
• India
11 Feb 07
well being fat or slim has nothing to do do with a good dance as my views are concerned... the best examples being saroj khan and farah khan..the two top choreographers of bollywood industry but are extraordinary in their dancing skill...one will just love saroj khan when she dances...she dances so geacefully....just so praiseworthy
@skydancer (2102)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think dance is a profession - pretty much like all fringes of showbusiness - where the both the industry and audience aesthetically value thin - probably because of tradition and culture associated with most dance forms. I think the ease in movement - or at least a lot of it - comes more from the person's strength-to-weight ratio than from their body type itself. This is part of the reason why some people who are more full-figured can dance just as good or better than some people who are thin. I personally don't have a preference as to who is more pleasing to watch. For me it depends on the individual I am watching. There are some bigger dancers I enjoy and some thin ones I do not for reasons that have nothing to do with body type - presence on stage is also important.
@polachicago (18723)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Good is good regardles, but I like to look at slim people dance. It looks always better.