Dance Quotes

Dance Quotes

Dance Quotes: A unique collection of Quotes About Dance, Dancers, and Dancing.

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When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. -Wayne Dyer


To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. -Aubrey Lynch


On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined. -Mark Twain


We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. -Friedrich Nietzsche


Dancing is the body made poetic. -Ernst Bacon


Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion. -Martha Graham


Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. -Voltaire


While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance. -Hans Bos


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. -Friedrich Nietzsche


Dance is the hidden language of the soul. -Martha Graham


Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are. -Melissa Hayden


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp


Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but it's about how to dance in the rain. -Taylor Swift


Dancers work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience. -M. Louis


Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. -Maya Angelou


People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them. -Judith Jamison


Dancing is an emotion put into motion. -Daniel Swearingen


The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. -Mata Hari


Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you. -Louis Horst


You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.


Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.-Mary Smich


To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.- Agnes De Mille


To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. -Jane Austen


I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. -Martha Graham


I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. -George Balanchine


I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. -Mikhail Baryshnikov


It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. -Shanna LaFleur


To dance is to live. What I want is a school of life. -Isadora Duncan


When life gets you down, improvise as if crawling was part of the choreography. -Iveta Cherneva


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. -Martha Graham


We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. -Angela Monet


Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance. -James Howe


There are three steps you have to complete to become a professional dancer: learn to dance, learn to perform, and learn how to cope with injuries. -D. Gere


Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. - George Balanchine


How can we know the dancer from the dance? -William Butler Yeats


Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy . -Jaques D'Amboise


Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman: always alert, always tense; but see, policeman don't have to be beautiful at the same time. -George Balanchine


Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.


Do the steps that you've been shown, by everyone you've ever known, until the dance becomes your very own. -Jackson Brown


Human life is not based on logic, but on music, on dance, on poetry. -Helen Thomson


Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. -Oprah Winfrey


The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever. -W.M. Tory


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