|（School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China）
Abstract: In the traditional Chinese art system, dance is the most undeveloped, yet such a primitive and instinctive way of body movement for expressing thoughts and emotions did not disappear, instead, it sneaked into other cul-tural forms, existing together with them in a complex way, and Wushu routine is one of such forms. This is the most important cultural and historical cause for traditional Wushu to have a routine form and for modern competitive rou-tines to appear. Routine has brought new contents to Wushu, also caused quite a discomfort. In order to avoid such a discomfort and to seek for new development, routine Wushu should break away from Wushu and get close to art to a greater extent, and replace the designation of “Wushu dance” with “Wushu routine” definitely. Wushu dance is spe-cial type of dance of our nation, a great cultural contribution of our nation to the world.
Key words: Wushu routine；art；Chinese dance