Why is using dans le to indicate one’s in an actual dance class wrong?

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why is using dans le to indicate one’s in an actual dance class wrong?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Liz,

Where was this marked wrong Liz?

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Cécile. On one of the lessons dealing with using dans vs en: I’m in dance class. I took this to be a specific location requiring dans vs en. 

Thanks for your help. 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Liz, 

If you are taking part in the dance class it will be -

Je suis en classe de danse 

 

 

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Great. Thanks so much.  

JeffA1Kwiziq community member

Hi, I had the same question on a quiz.  The question was:

Je suis ________ cours de danse. Je te rappelle.

I put "dans le" as my answer and it was marked wrong.  The correct answer is "en".  Given the explanation from @Cécile, I can see how "en" could be an appropriate answer, e.g. "I am currently taking part in a class".  But from what I can tell, the answer "dans le" could also be a valid answer, e.g. "I am currently in that place".  

Why is using dans le to indicate one’s in an actual dance class wrong?

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