Most would say yes, some would say no, but I would say you are all right! I believe dancing and painting go hand in hand. A dancer needs to move and music. An artist needs paint and brushes. Now when you are first introduced to painting, you may have used a plastic brush with water color paint, which can create a huge mess. I believe that’s how dancing should feel when you first start off, messy. Now as you continue to practice with newer and better paint brushes, you’ll also be using better paint. With more training and focus on technique, you’ll soon sharpen your skills, and you’ll be using more intricate music. With that said, a dancer should always be open to new things, and be ready to be in uncomfortable situations at times. I know this from experience, I grew up a self-taught hip hop dancer, but soon realized that in order to sharpen moves, I would need a better foundation and technique. So I took 2 years of ballet to figure out the ins and outs of my feet and the lines of my body. So is dance an art? My answer is yes, so I encourage any dancer or someone new to the world of dance to not be afraid of the artist you were made to be.