My daughter Catherine is a dancer.  I’ve never taken one dance class, which is no surprise to you if you’ve spent any time with me.  I don’t have a gazelle-like running stride, and my Steady Form post reveals how often I eat pavement on runs.  Catherine’s been dancing for ten years, but it wasn’t until recently that I considered dance a “sport” and dancers “athletes”.  I had previously labeled them “fine arts”.  However, I’ve learned dance demands commitment, frequent practice, endurance, rhythm, mental focus, balance, physical strength, agility, flexibility, and more “uniforms” and footwear than you can imagine … sounds like a “sport” to me.  What’s more, dancers must appear polished and poised, despite the sweat and intense, physical effort they embrace.  While their…