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Dance sayings

Dance is an art which has been inherent to human activities as an artistic form of nonverbal communication, that is why it cannot be described by a single definition and a variety of artists, scientists, and famous people have different point of views for describing the dance in relation with their careers. Every one of these people recognize the influence and importance of dance in the comprehension of the world, now you can enjoy reading about these dance sayings and you can understand the power of the music in life.

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Alexander Pope
In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.
Louise Brooks – dancer
I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.
Gregory Hines – dancer
When the music changes, so does the dance.
African Proverb
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
Jiddu Krishnamurti - philosopher

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher
So you can't dance? Not at all? Not even one step? . . . How can you say that you've taken any trouble to live when you won't even dance?
Hermann Hesse - poet
Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.
Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid, 1994 – actor
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
Japanese Proverb
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
George Gordon Byron known as Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - poet

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Dave Barry – columnist
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Constanze – wife of Mozart
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille – dancer and choreographer
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.
Terri Guillemets – creator of the Quote Garden
Dancers are the messengers of the gods.
Martha Graham – dancer and choreographer

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 – “Kitty Foyle” - novelist
You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.
Author Unknown
Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Author Unknown
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955 - dancer

Dance is the mother of all languages.
R.G. Collingwood - philosopher
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
George Balanchine - choreographer
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Vicki Baum - writer
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
Agnes de Mille – dancer and choreographer
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey - politician

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.
Author Unknown
Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policemen, always alert, always tense-- but see; policemen don't have to be beautiful at the same time.
George Balanchine - choreographer
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
W.H. Auden – poet
It is of course possible to dance a prayer.
Glade Byron Addams - poet
In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.
Martha Graham – dancer and choreographer

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.
Shanna LaFleur
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
George Balanchine - choreographer
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
Charles Baudelaire - poet
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
Samuel Beckett - novelist
Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips.
Adabella Radici

I am a dancer. 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.... 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.
Martha Graham – dancer and choreographer
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...
Susan Polis Shutz - poet
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden - poet
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis – psychologist and writer
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham – dancer and choreographer

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, and discovery.
Martha Graham - dancer and choreographer
Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy.
John Northbrooke
Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun.
Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and Alisha Brooks - "Pon de Replay," performed by Rihanna
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it.
Martha Graham - dancer and choreographer
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
Martha Graham - dancer and choreographer

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Mata Hari - dancer
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.
Isadora Duncan - dancer
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
D.H. Lawrence – novelist and writer
Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.
Terri Guillemets
Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor.
Kristy Nilsson – teacher and dancer

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher
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 – philosopher
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heaven.
Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."?
Dave Sokolowski
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.
Ezra Pound - poet

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
Ruth St. Denis - dancer
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.
Peter Saint James
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
Mihkail Baryshnikov – dancer and choreographer
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Kurt Vonnegut – writer
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.
John Wain – poet and novelist

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.
Hopi Indian Saying
They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.
Terence - playwright
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.
Author Unknown
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
Author Unknown
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James – psychologist and philosopher

You must have chaos within you to give rise to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche - philosopher
There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words.
Doris Humphrey – dancer and choreographer
The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.
Vincent Lombardi
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Dance is one of the most powerful forms of magical ritual; it is an outer expression of the inner spirit.
Ted Andrews – autor and storyteller

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
Maya Angelou - poet
Life is not about getting through the storms, but about dancing in the rain.
Bunny Armstrong
The stillness shall be the dancing and the darkness the light.
T.S. Eliot - poet
If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.
Zimbabwe Proverb
Dance has always been a way of accessing the other worlds, especially whirling or spinning.
Caitlin Matthews – writer and singer

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.
William Stafford – poet
Dancing is an art because it is subject to rules.
Voltaire – philosopher
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
William Butler Yeats – poet
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
Edwin Denby - poet
Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - writer