Dance Quotes

Dance Quotes

Quotes about dancing

  • “If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.”
    – Zimbabwean proverb
  • “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”
    – Aristotle
  • “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
    – Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • “You haven’t got anything to dance about until you’re over thirty-five anyway.”
    – Bert Balladine
  • “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 temperament.”
    – Isadora Duncan
  • “If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it!”
    – Craig Ferguson
  • “Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for–liberation.”
    – Martha Graham
  • “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.”
    – Martha Graham
  • “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.”
    – Mark Twain
  • “To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.”
    – Plato
  • “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.”
    – Faith Whittlesey
  • “All dancing girls are nineteen years old.”
    – Japanese proverb
  • “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.”
    – Michel de Montaigne
  • “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
    – Rumi
  • “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
  • “Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.”
    – Lois Hurst
  • “Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.”
    – Mary Schmich
  • “The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.”
    – Agnes De Mille
  • “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”
    – Japanese proverb
  • “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.”
    – Christopher Morley
  • “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”
    – Vincent Lombardi
  • “Do the steps that you’ve been shown, by everyone you’ve ever known, until the dance becomes your very own.”
    – Jackson Brown
    • “Beginning dancer: knows nothing.
    • Intermediate dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.
    • Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with anyone.
    • Advanced dancer: Dances everything. Especially with beginners.”
    – Richard Crum
  • “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!”
    – Kay Teague
  • “Dance: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.”
    – George Bernard Shaw
  • “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.”
    – Alwin Nikolais
  • “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.”
    – Luis Fuente
  • “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.'”
    – Bruce Marks
  • “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 spirit.”
    – Judith Jamison
  • “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”
    – Eckhart Tolle
  • “Good dancers are made, not born.”
    – unknown
  • “Anyone who thinks sunshine is happiness has never danced in the rain.”
    – unknown
  • “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”
    – unknown
  • “A man who dances has his choice of romances”
    – unknown
  • “You don’t stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.”
    – unknown
  • “Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.”
    – Voltaire
  • “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
    – Oprah Winfrey

Quotes about learning

  • “Everyday there must be something I can’t do, otherwise it’s boring.”
    – Monet Robier
  • “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”
    – Samuel Johnson
  • “Some people seem to feel that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I know have been taught or trained.”
    – Fred Astaire
  • “Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”
    – Japanese Proverb
  • “Nobody comes out of their mother’s womb doing cucarachas.”
    – Donnie Burns
  • “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.”
    – unknown
  • “The teacher doesn’t teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry.”
    – unknown

Humorous Quotes

  • “About a year ago I took up line dancing. I got so into it I had to join a Self help group to stop. It’s a TWO STEP program.”
    – Frederick J. Boenig
  • “No move is too tricky, no spin too excessive. For my partner.”
    – John Hayes
  • “To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.”
    – Jack Handey
  • “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.”
    – Bob Hope
  • “Dance like there’s nobody watching. Or filming. Never mind that creepy guy in the corner with the camcorder. Just keep dancing.”
    – Jarod Kintz
  • “Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.”
    – Jerry Seinfeld