"Just as the dancer, the athlete does not exist who doesn't move with a certain rhythm. His timing i based on the same elements as the dancer's. Now, Mickey Mantle throwing a ball is dancing. And even though he is not doing it to music, it's still a beautiful rhythmic thing to watch." - Gene Kelly in 'Omnibus: Dancing - A Man's Game'.
'Omnibus: Dancing - A Man's Game' (1958) is an episode of the 1950s television series 'Omnibus'. This particular episode features a guest appearance from Gene Kelly, as he appeared dancing on television for the first time.
Gene Kelly talks about his theory of movement and sport - that dance was a form of athletics. With the assistance of several well known athletes of the time, he attempts to prove dancing is "a man's game".
Watch a clip of Gene Kelly dancing on 'Omnibus':