Because hip-hop requires both an extreme amount of physical and emotional ability, many struggle to categorize it as either a sport or performing art. According to Fordham Flava, hip-hop is both an art and a sport. Olivia Caneelierl, a junior Fordham Flava dancer, believes that “hip-hop is an art, but it requires a lot of athleticism and stamina. A dancer needs strength to execute a hip-hop routine to its full capacity”. In short, without the athletic skills needed in a sport, hip-hop could not fully live up to its potential as an art. Pelayo, freshman Flava dancer, stated that dance is not just a sport because dancers need “an ability to show emotion on another level”. This combination of physical, emotional, and mental strength is what categorizes hip-hop dance as both a sport and an art.