"If you can walk, you
can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."
"Good dancers are made, not born."
"Dance like no one is
watching. Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you've never been hurt and live
like it's heaven on Earth."
"To sing well and to
dance is to be well educated."
"Remember, Ginger Rogers
did everything Fred Astaire did, but
backwards and in high heels."
"All dancing girls are
nineteen years old."
"A man who dances has
his choice of romances"
"There is nothing more
notable in Socrates than that he found time,
when he was an old man, to learn music and
dancing, and thought it time well spent."
"Freedom to a dancer means
discipline. That is what technique is
"We should consider every
day lost on which we have not danced at
"Anyone who thinks
sunshine is happiness has never danced in
"Life may not be the
party we hoped for, but while we're here
we should dance."
"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."
"Dance for yourself,
if someone understands good. If not then
no matter, go right on doing what you
"Dance, even if you have
nowhere to do it but your living room."
"You don't stop dancing
from growing old, you grow old from
stopping to dance."
"The truest expression
of a people is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie."
"Let us read and let
us dance - two amusements that will never
do any harm to the world."
"We're fools whether
we dance or not, so we might as well
"Dancing is wonderful
training for girls, it's the first way
you learn to guess what a man is going
to do before he does it."
"I do not know what
the spirit of a philosopher could more
wish to be than a good dancer. For the
dance is his ideal."
"I do not try to
dance better than anyone else. I only
try to dance better than myself."
"The good Lord gave
you a body that can stand most anything.
It's your mind you have to convince."
"You haven't got
anything to dance about until you're over
"I intend to work for
this dance of the future. I do not know
whether I have the necessary qualities; I
may have neither genius nor talent nor
temperament. But I know that I have a
Will; and will and energy sometimes prove
greater than either genius or talent or
"Do the steps that
you've been shown, by everyone you've
ever known, until the dance becomes your
- "Beginning dancer:
- Intermediate dancer: knows everything;
too good to dance with beginners.
- Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with
- Advanced dancer: Dances everything.
Especially with beginners."
"Dance just gets more
exciting the more you know about it,
which is why you have to do it well at
school so you can spend the rest of your
life supporting your habit. Just don't
plan to marry anyone who dislikes
dancing; it'll probably win in the end!"
"Dance: the vertical
expression of a horizontal desire."
"Every day brings a
chance for you to draw in a breath, kick
off your shoes, and dance."
"Dance is the hidden
language of the soul of the body."
"Basic dance--and I
should qualify the word basic--is primarily
concerned with motion. So immediately you
will say but the basketball player is
concerned with motion. That is so--but he
is not concerned with it primarily. His
action is a means towards an end beyond
motion. In basic dance the motion is its
own end--that is, it is concerned with
nothing beyond itself."
"All dance has
expression. If there is no expression, I
prefer the circus. The performers do more
dangerous, more difficult technical things
than we do. But we are dancers. We have to
express and we have to project."
"Dancing should look
easy; like an optical illusion. It should
seem effortless. When you do a difficult
variation, the audience is aware that it
is demanding and that you have the power
and strength to do it. But in the end,
when you take your bow, you should look
as if you were saying, 'Oh, it was
nothing. I could do it again.'"
"Dance is bigger than
the physical body. Think bigger than that.
When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop
at the end of your fingers, because you're
dancing bigger than that: your dancing