Top 10 Most Artistic Sports

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1Competitive Dance

Dancers spend a lot of their time working on dance to perfect their performance. When the compete, they are scored on pure artistry.

2Figure Skating

Figure skating is a perfect balance between art and athleticism. In order to perfect their performance, a skater will spend hours on the ice, early in the morning before school and until late at night. He or she will perfect their techniques off of the ice to give a crowd-dazzling performance. What's incredible about this sport is the amount of stamina, balance, and flexibility required. Try running a mile with a smile o your face the entire time, and you'll see what I mean.

3Rhythmic Gymnastics

This is a very fun sport to watch. Not only does it take serious skill, but also a love for performing. You have to enjoy being a show off (for the most part) to be any good at rhythmic gymnastics.

4GymnasticsGymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics takes an extreme amount of training in order to develop the skills needed to flip and twist. Though it is not as artistic as some of the other sports on this list, it definitely does deserve credit as gymnasts are performers.

5Ice Dancing

Ice dancing is almost completely judged on artistry. It's truly a performance, though it does have rules that give it the edge that makes it a sport. It's gorgeous to watch, and it takes artistic skill to put on a show with a partner.

6Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized swimming is almost entirely an art form, with a few items that are judged to determine a score. It's interesting to watch. Synchro swimming takes coordination as well as timing.


Diving takes bravery and skill. It takes precision and determination. And it takes practice. Me must develop proper techniques. All in all, it's a fun sport to watch.

8Artistic Gymnastics

This sport takes precision, timing, and a natural ability to put on a show. After all, it's got "artistic" in the name.

9Synchronized Skating

The timing, work, and practice required to make a synchro team efficient and close to perfect is unbelievable. Certain things are worth a certain amount of points. Choreography and timing with music make this sport rather artistic.

10ArcheryArchery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.

In a way, archery is its own form of art. Every archer has different preferences. They all develop their own ways of hitting their target. The amount of focus you see in an archer as they draw back their bow or set their crossbow really shows the artistic side of the sport. The precision needed in archery is what put this sport on the list!

The Contenders

11SkateboardingSkateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.

I would definitely count skateboarding as both an art form as well as a sport. Every skater has their own unique style and interpretation of the sport, and no two are alike. Every new trick or combination is conceived with nothing but sheer creativity, and the sport encourages an endless amount of imagination and progression in coming up with new ideas for tricks all the time. I would say that skateboarding is one of the only athletic activities that encourages more individuality and less uniformity.

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