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    dance /dancing?

    Hi,
    I'd like to know which sentence is correct

    1) My favourite sport is dancing

    2) My favourite sport is dance


    Thanks. Rip


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    Re: dance /dancing?

    Firstly, dancing is an activity, but not a sport.

    Secondly, either construct is ok, depending on the fuller context.

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    Re: dance /dancing?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to know which sentence is correct

    1) My favourite sport is dancing

    2) My favourite sport is dance


    Thanks. Rip
    There's a growing element of sport in ballroom dancing. In fact there's a big "Dancesport" movement in Australia which involves regular competitive dancing at a lower level than championships, etc. I'm not sure how international it is.
    I would say "dancing" if you mean ballroom dancing or club dancing or folk dancing, and "dance" is you mean ballet or contemporary 'artistic' dance. But you could say either.

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    Re: dance /dancing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Firstly, dancing is an activity, but not a sport.

    Secondly, either construct is ok, depending on the fuller context.

    I am not a native English speaker so I don't know about the grammatical structure, but dancing can be considered both as an art or sport.

    It is obviously an art since it is widely taught in art schools , besides nowadays there is a tendency to accept "dance" as a sport, there is an institution called "international dance sport federation."

    When we look at the dictionaries dancing fits both with the definition of sport and art.


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    Re: dance /dancing?

    How long before we see it as an Olympic sport?

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    #6

    Re: dance /dancing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    How long before we see it as an Olympic sport?
    You can show your support here.
    Include Dancesport in London's 2012 Olympics-Online Petition

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    Re: dance /dancing?

    But he didn't write "My favourite olympic sport is Dancing" , besides dancing always has been the main element of many olympic sports such as ice dancing.

    Moreover, though we haven't seen dancesport in olympic games, it's accepted as an olympic sport by IOC (International Olympic Comittee) see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DanceSport

    So, even if he said dance is my favourite olympic sport, it would be OK.
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