Talk:Proposed features/Dancing school

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As mentioned on the tagging list, there are other types of specialized schools that need tagging as well. I support amenity=school + school_type={dance|martial_arts|nursing|engineering|etc.|}. AM909 20:31, 16 August 2010 (BST)


what is the difference between this proposal and the already active dance:teaching=yes?Pauluzz 11:02, 17 August 2010 (BST)

The difference is that people come to dance school to study dancing, not to dance. If there is no dance hall here, but only dance school, use this tag.

'dancing school' vs 'dance school'

Just to note, in addition to other problems raised here... it's nicer shorter tag, and more common english to call this thing a "dance school" -- Harry Wood (talk) 19:44, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Google hits agree with you 10:1, but it probably shouldn't. Ngrams shows "dancing school" in the lead, but decreasing over time to dead even in 2002 and then in the lead again, but not by much. Limited to British publications, it looks similar except they cross over to put "dance school" in a slight lead. In American English, the "dancing" lead is continuous.
Here are some examples that come to mind where the verb form doesn't sound right:
  • sing school
  • drive school
  • cook school
  • bake school
  • plumb school
  • [|civil|electrical|etc.] engineer school
  • fly school (if only because of the homonym :-) )
—[AM909 (talk)]— 21:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

"school" is bad term

It is better to leave "school" tag for general-education schools. Let's move dancing, driving, sewing, aviation, ... schools to the "training" category. Please look at the Talk:Proposed features/driving school. I suggest amenity=training combined with training=your_type_of_school. So dancing school will be amenity=training + training=dance. -- Surly 16:11, 17 August 2010 (BST)

I second that. It would be very helpfull if we can push this feature. --Guerda 07:35, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
I created a Proposal for amenity=training. Feel free to edit and comment this proposal!