Question:

Hello. I've danced since I was young. I mean artful dance like ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and such. I've been a Christian since the age of 12. I am not in college, but I wanted to ask would a major in dance be bad? Is it a sin?


Answer:

See: "What does the Bible say about dancing?" to lay a foundation for answering your question.

The questions you have to ask yourself are:

  1. Can you participate in this industry and dress decently?
  2. Are the movements done respectable or do they imply sensuality?

From what I've seen and heard, I think the honest answer to those questions is "only sometimes." The dancer doesn't control the costuming or choreography, and a dancer who insists on standards usually finds herself without work. The pressure then is high to compromise principles in order to put food on the table. It is not a situation I would recommend.