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Lynn Swan studied dance (ballet, tap, jazz, etc) from 4yo until his senior year in hs). Bruce Lee was cha cha dancing champion of Hong Kong. There is definitely something to be said for studying dance. Oh yeah, Ali also studied ballet.I agree on the ballet (not so much on the break dancing, although break dancing should be easier after ballet). I have watched some ballet. Ballet dancers the precise definition of "athlete". They have a mix of strength, power, and most notably control that any LB, RB, DB, and WR could use to improve their game. I don't know how much it would improve OL play, but it definitely couldn't hurt, especially with flexibility and quickness. Might also help to cut down on some injuries.
I remember from the early to mid 1980s, a wide receiver named Jason Gamble. Jason was being favorably compared to the great Lynn Swan from the Pittsburgh Steelers. One broadcaster mentioned that his leaps to catch footballs looked like something a ballet dancer would do. A couple of weeks later it was leaked out that Jason had been doing ballet. He eventually quit football to concentrate strictly on ballet. (That's how I remember the story, anyway.)
Poor guy! He went from catching footballs to catching athletic, beautiful ballerinas. Wish I could have done that!