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    back/backing/backup dancers

    Which of these combinations is/are correct?

    1. backup dancers
    2. backing dancers
    3. back dancers

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    Re: back/backing/backup dancers

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Which of these combinations is/are correct?

    1. backup dancers
    2. backing dancers
    3. back dancers
    What is the context?

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    Re: back/backing/backup dancers

    There is a test made up from a picture on which we can see 3 or 4 guys are dancing behind of a girl. The test is :

    In this image of Katy Perry singing, she looks like she's having lots of fun with her ........... .
    1. front dancers
    2. back dancers
    3. backup dancers
    4. frontend dancers

    I'd personally go for "backup" dancers. However, some English teachers say we have "back" or even "backing" dancers in this sense in English as well.

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    Re: back/backing/backup dancers

    You can call them either "backing dancers" or "backup dancers".
    Both terms are used extensively on the 'net on authoritative-looking sites. I wouldn't call them "back dancers".

    How Do You Become a Backing Dancer?
    Backup dancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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