300 Inspirational Dance Quotes
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300 Inspirational Dance Quotes

Dance allows you to express a wide variety of emotions. The way you dance can express happiness, joy and passion but also aggression and anger. Dancing provides not only fun but also can be good exercise! We can go with the flow, relax and enjoy. We feel a sense of freedom when we move our body, hands, and feet in all directions.

To help you with igniting that initial spark that gets you dancing, we’ve compiled the following selection of inspirational dance quotes. Hopefully, these dance quotes will keep you on dancing not only to the beat of the music but to the beat of life too!

300 Inspirational Dance Quotes to Get You Dancing

Top 10 Dance Quotes

“Dance has always been the center of who I am. It has given me the inspiration to help other people find a hobby, passion, and activity that fulfills them. It also taught me some of the many skills I need as an entrepreneur: a hard work ethic that takes practice to master and the confidence to persevere through any challenges.” – Payal Kadakia

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” – Agnes de Mille

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“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” – Mata Hari

“Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.” – Peter Saint James

“Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.” – Martha Graham

“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’Ambroise

“Dance is the timeless interpretation of life.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

“Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.” – Scott Nilsson

“Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.” – Ted Shawn

“Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” – Isadora Duncan

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” – Martha Graham

“Dance is one of the most revealing art forms.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Dance is not endangered – it will always find a way to express itself.” – Judith Jamison

“Dance is like life, it exists as you’re flitting through it, and when it’s over, it’s done.” – Jerome Robbins

“Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” – Alvin Ailey

“Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they’re also artists.” – Neve Campbell

“Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.” – Martha Graham

“Dance is a great way to express yourself.” – Darcey Bussell

“Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.”

“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

“Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor.” – Kristy Nilsson

“Dancing is the poetry of the foot.” – John Dryden

“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

“Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience.” – Lyall Watson

“Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides

“Dancing is my obsession. My life.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone’s toes, pretty much the same as life.” – Robert Brault

“Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.” – Normani Kordei

“Dancing is like riding a bike.” – Jamie Bell

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.” – Constanze

“Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.” – Twyla Tharp

“Dancing is like – it’s another way of communicating, no?” – Mauricio Macri

“Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.” – Martha Graham

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” – Erol Ozan

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I think dancing is a man’s game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.” – Gene Kelly

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire

“Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man – the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.” – Martha Graham

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” – Ruth St. Denis

“The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations.” – Maurice Bjart

Short Dance Quotes

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“When in doubt, dance it out.”

“When you feel sad, dance.”

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

“You live as long as you dance.” – Rudolf Nureyev

“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” – Lynda Barr

“Daily dance uplifts the soul to spiritual realms.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.”

“Dance from your heart and let your passion shine through.” – The Dance Mum

“Dancers are the messengers of the gods.” – Martha Graham

“Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.” – George Balanchine

“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.”

“Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way to God.” – Kamand Kojouri

“Every savage can dance.” – Jane Austen

“Every time I dance, I’m trying to prove myself to myself.” – Misty Copeland

“Hard times require furious dancing.” – Alice Walker

“How can we know the dancer from the dance.” – William Butler Yeats

“I dance to the beat of a different drummer.” – RuPaul

“I could believe only in a God who would know how to dance.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.” – George Balanchine

“I just like to hop up on the dance floor and do my thing.” – Kyle Massey

“I was told that when I’m dancing, I give off the feeling of a rainy day.” – Rain

“I would like to dance. Not professionally, just when everyone else does.” – Stephen Fry

“I’m going to dance in all the galaxies.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” – Emma Goldman

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”

“In my dreams, I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.” – Louise Brooks

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”

“Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.” – Mr. Miyagi

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” – Dave Barry

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” – Hopi Indian

“What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.” – Twyla Tharp

“When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.” – Katherine Jenkins

“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho

“Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.” – John Wain

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum

Best Dance Quotes

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“If you believe that your best years are behind you, you’ve guaranteed they are; I’m going to dance into that good night, with the oldies turned up loud.” – Gina Barreca

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“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

“Live like you’ll die tomorrow, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.” – Bob Fosse

“People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life.” – Martha Graham

“Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.”

“Sometimes in life confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

“The eternal and uneasy relationship between ballet and modern dance endures, but radically altered in tone and intensity.” – Robert Gottlieb

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

“The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they’re dancing and singing. As long as you’re having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they’re gonna feel that.” – Heath Ledger

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Through synergy of intellect, artistry and grace came into existence the blessing of a dancer.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

“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

Famous Dance Quotes

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“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” – Confucius

“An action choreographer is kind of like a dance choreographer. You choreograph the moves and you let the director, cinematographer take into positioning their cameras.” – Donnie Yen

“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.” – Michael Jackson

“Dance does not reconcile body and soul because, for Bakhtin and the spiritual tradition he represents, body and soul are on the same plane in terms of value and never in conflict anyway.” – Susan M. Felch and Paul J. Contino

“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

“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

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

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” – 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

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I learned to appreciate repetition. That’s why I can dance. It’s how I learned to act. I have a high tolerance for repetition.” – Channing Tatum

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

“Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn’t seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance.” – Whitney Scott

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” – Japanese Proverb

“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

Dance And Music Quotes

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“Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.” – Ezra Pound

“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire

“Dance music is an emotional journey. It’s how well you can make people feel something that they haven’t felt.” – Steve Aoki

“Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.” – Thomas Carlyle

“I skipped between the dancers, twirling my skirts. The seated, masked musicians didn’t look up at me as I leaped before them, dancing in place. No chains, no boundaries — just me and the music, dancing, and dancing.” – Sarah J. Maas

“I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world it pushed me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.” – George Carlin

“Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music.” – Michael Jackson

“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” – Martin Luther

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” – Sarah Dessen

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” – Frederick Delius

“Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don’t want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that’s when I started to dance.” – Austin Mahone

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

“My debut album, ‘Forget the World,’ is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.” – Afrojack

“Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life. I live for my fans and take my art very seriously.” – Steve Aoki

“Jazz in the 1920s and ’30s was dance music, teenage music for parties, for being wild and young. There’s this punk feeling I really love. It was something so radical and different and new and not codified. People didn’t have a definition of what they were doing.” – Cecile McLorin Salvant

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

“There was still no likelihood that we could make a living from dance. We were doing it because we loved it… We realized how full we felt; we were surrounded by music and dancing and joy.” – Alvin Ailey

“I’m definitely influenced by the music. We dance to music, and you have to listen to it and phrase your dancing and movement in a certain way to compliment the music. We have to work hand in hand, the dancer, and the music.” – Misty Copeland

“The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.” – Chelsea Leyland

“The gym was my only refuge. I could put music on and dance around with my girlfriends and be silly.” – Khloe Kardashian

“Disco music in the ’70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.” – Martha Reeves

“Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli

“I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.” – Gael Garcia Bernal

“My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts, people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.” – Carlos Santana

“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

“Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long tim. – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language.” – Will.I.Am

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

“The music is at this weird intersection of dance music and indie music. It’s not quite dancey enough to do a full-blown DJ set, and it wasn’t quite rock enough for a rock band. But I guess it’s what makes us uniqu.” – drawing from a lot of different influences.” – Washed Out

“If you look at a dancer in silence, his or her body will be the music. If you turn the music on, that body will become an extension of what you’re hearing.” –

Judith Jamison

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.” – Deepak Chopra

“Opera is the most complete art form. It includes drama, acting, technology (lighting), art (the sets), dance, and the epitome of the human voices. But mostly, go for the glorious music. The arts are crucial to the life of every community.” – Karen DeCrow

“The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.” – James Gates Percival

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” – William Stafford

“Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.” – Heather Watts

Inspirational Dance Quotes

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“Without dance, I can’t feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams.”

“Before dance came into my life, I don’t really remember having any major goals or dreams of wanting to be anything.” – Misty Copeland

“Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

“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

“Dancers have a very hard job. We must take our ugly, callused, blistered, and bruised feet and present them in a way so that they are mistaken as the most beautiful things on Earth.”

“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.” – John Travolta

“Every dance you make belongs to you. It is part of your collection. When you think of it like that, you’ll want to make your next routine the best you’ve ever made.” – Torron-Lee Dewar

“Everyone should dance. And everyone should sing. People say, ‘Well, I can’t sing.’ Everybody can sing. That you do it badly is no reason not to sing.” – Dick Van Dyke

“For I have trained myself and am training myself always to be able to dance lightly in the service of thought.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.” – Simon Fowler

“I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.” – Inga Muscio

“I praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community. I praise the dance, which demands everything: health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul. Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people, who are in constant danger of becoming all brain, will, or feeling. Dancing demands a whole person, one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life, who is not obsessed by lust for people and things and the demon of isolation in his own ego. Dancing demands a freed person, one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers. I praise the dance. O man, learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.”

“If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.” – Chuck Berry

“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

“Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” – Arna Bontemps

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not eas.” – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

“On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meetTo chase the glowing hours with flying feet.” – George Gordon

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran

“Our feet are planted in the real world, but we dance with angels and ghosts.” – John Cameron Mitchell

“Passion drove her deeper, into the abyss beneath his skin where she mapped his soul to the dance of his heartbeat.” – Virginia Alison

“Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer? Feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.” – Marcia Hayde

“The first dance is the worst dance; the last dance is the best dance! All the roads of persistent practice lead to the Land of Perfection.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.” – Barbara De Angelis

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

“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 dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.” – Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

“We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive… and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.” – D.H. Lawrence

“When I’m dancing, I’m not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.” – Paulo Coelho

“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

“The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop.” – Rudolf Nureyev

“You’re terrified that nothing will ever give you the fulfillment that dancing has given you.” – Karen Kain

Funny Dance Quotes

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“He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.” – Hindu Proverb

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.” – W.H. Auden

“Disco’s are tricky. You look a total wally if you dance too early but after one crucial song tips the disco over, you look a sad saddo if you don’t.” – David Mitchell

“For me, writing a novel is like solving a puzzle. But I don’t intend my novels as puzzles. I intend them as invitations to dance.” – Mohsin Hamid

“From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh.” – Issey Miyake

“I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.” – E. E. Cummings

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” – Melody Carstairs

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.” – Dan Pearce

“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.” – James Howe

“Not many skeletons left in my closet because I invite them to dance all over the front room.” – John Schneider

“When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.” – Blake Lively

“When people start dancing, they dance like they don’t know they are doing it.” – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“Wives are people who feel they don’t dance enough.” – Groucho Marx

“The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” – Amit Kalantri

“Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy.” – John Northbrooke

Cute Dance Quotes

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“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.” – William Butler Yeats

“Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.” – Edward Lear

“I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it.” – Paula Abdul

“I don’t want to hide. I want to slow dance with you again. I want to dance with you forever.” – Sarah Black

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz

“Sure, the first light snowfall may be a chance to dance giddily, leaving squeaky footprints through the neighborhood, marking the runner’s right to the domain. But later drubbings of snow merely complicate running. Snow turns to ice, to slush, to ice again. Tire ruts twist ankles. New snow hides the hazards.” – Don Kardong

Dance Fitness Quotes

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“Dancing – however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara

“Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.” – Mason Cooley

Classical Dance Quotes

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“Dance every performance as if it were your last.” – Erik Bruhn

“People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.” – Judith Jamison

“I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Indian classical dance is sustained by a profound philosophy. Form seeks to merge with the formless, motions seek to become a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the cosmos.” – Nita Ambani

“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. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” – Martha Graham

“Dance.. enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer

“Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire

“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.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I enjoy the freedom of modern dance as well as the constraints of classical dance.” – Deborah Bull

“Dance is the hidden langauge of the soul, of the body.” – Martha Graham

“Let us read, and let us dance — these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

“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 Teacher Quotes

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“Surround yourself with great mentors and friends who will help you grow and achieve—but let your inner voice speak louder than all the well-intentioned voices of those who surround you.” – Rhee Gold

“The woman represents ballet. She is most important, powerful and vital to it. Therefore, she is not “less than” a man. If anything she is “more than” in this field.” – Misty Copeland

“I call my students my kids because in our time together they aren’t just kids on my class list, they become a part of my heart.”

“Simple We have an obligation to help to build self-esteem, while we encourage all children to be the best they can be.” – Rhee Gold

“Two hours on the phone gossiping, or looking for inspiration to become the best teacher and choreographer you can be. It’s a choice.” – Rhee Gold

“We’re the same all dance teachers, no matter where in the world they are from, feel the same respect for their calling. We all have “dance blood” flowing through our veins; we’ve all experienced the same joys and hardships.” – Rhee Gold

“Teachers create their class atmosphere; if they aren’t excited, then neither will their students be. This occurs with teachers who would rather be somewhere else—and often that somewhere else is with the most advanced dancers.” – Rhee Gold

“Teaching dance It’s more about being a positive role model who mentors, leads and teaches young people to be the best that they can be in dance and in life.” – Rhee Gold

“Let us not forget that we all started as beginner students.” – Rhee Gold

Dance Love Quotes

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“Girls love guys who dance, and I’m definitely going to be the first one on the dance floor. Usually, you just see guys sitting around, but I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to dancing.” – Jacob Artist

“They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.” – Terence

“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man.” – Gene Kelly

“It’s definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands. You’d love them to come to every big dance and every big game, but sometimes that’s not possible.” – Gabby Douglas

“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.” – Kamand Kojouri

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Khalil Gibran

“Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” – Margaret Mead

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt,

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

The moon rose above the canopy and a dreamy mist swirled around our knees as we danced, fingers entwined and hearts in sync with the universe; just a prince and his princess, a boy and a girl, learning to love in a beautiful world.” – Aishabella Sheikh

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” – Satchel Paige

“If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it.” – Craig Ferguson

“Dare, dream, dance, smile, and sing loudly! And have faith that love is an unstoppable force.” – Suzanne Brockmann

“This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endures – symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.” – Alexandra Katehakis

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” – Merce Cunningham

“When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.” – Vera Wang

“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” – Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Dance In The Rain Quotes

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“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.”

“Dancing implies action marked by skill and grace. You may be feeling bad because of the rain in your life, but you can still take action that makes you come alive.” – Jerome T. Murphy

“Dancing in the rain is a way of being, a way of flourishing as a leader— and as a human being— in a world brimming with sunny skies and gloomy storms, a buoyant and constructive way of living and leading, which you can learn and put into practice, at least some of the time.” – Jerome T. Murphy

“A recognition that sometimes— often — we’ll encounter setbacks because heavy downpours will divert us from our priorities.” – Jerome T. Murphy

“Instead of seeking shelter from the cloudbursts of stress and strain, consider an alternative approach that allows you to flourish in a stormy weather— indeed, to dance in the rain.” – Jerome T. Murphy

“Today I resolve to keep in step with the Lord as He shows me how to still sing and dance in the rain— by eliminating the past baggage of insecurities and to simply love.” – Joyce Erwing-Chow

“Life and relationship brings heartache but as long as there is pulse, the eternal beat of love that drives us toward purposeful living, all is well with the world.” – Kurt Byron Huggins

“Look forward to when the storm is over. Stay close to God. Find a way to dance in the rain.” – Kyle Jessen

“I wanted it to be about how to cope with the pink, with depression, with loss or whatever the storm may be. It’s just not about the storm, it’s about finding your own way of coping.” – Kyle Jessen

“Let’s all march on and plow through our struggles together. Let’s all choose faith and roll with the ‘bumps in our road’.” – Kyle Jessen

“That’s what it’s about, finding a way to get through it, finding the good in the bad, finding the light in the dark.” – Kyle Jessen

“Like turtles, carrying our homes on our backs / We move through this all-too-short span of life / Burdened by the flotsam and jetsam of our past / Seeing things not as they are but as we are.” – Marie Trotignon

“I have not been where you have been / Nor have you walked the paths I’ve known. / Yet in this special time that is ours / We can learn to dance in the rain.” – Marie Trotignon

“Being optimistic encourages the fact that I have a clear choice about how to respond to or think about events in my life.” – Christola Deloris Witherspoon-Brayboy

“The experiences that inflicted the most pain in turn also brought out the most strength and the most profound life lessons; lessons that could only be taught through the endurance of true pain.” – Sierra Rainge

“It wasn’t until the rain cleared that I realized that there was a purpose even in my pain, I know now that I had to endure certain things in order to shift my perspective, although painful I have learned to embrace the rain; in its presence parts of me have been nourished and in its passing it has brought growth.” – Sierra Rainge

“There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Some people dance with singing rain; some people get wet with misery and pain.” – Debashis Mridha

“When the rain falls you just let it fall and you grin like a madman and you dance with it, because if you can make yourself happy in the rain then you’re doing pretty alright in life. ” – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” – unknown

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“Life isn’t how you survive the thunderstorm, but how you dance in the rain.” – Adam Young

“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.” – sraelmore Ayivor

“Life is just learning to dance in the rain – enjoy every drop and enjoy every pain!” – Mary Rose Magnaye

“Learn to dance in the storm so when life hands you a stormy weather, you just glide through it.” – Ikechukwu Izuakor

“When the rain falls you just let it fall and you grin like a madman and you dance with it, because if you can make yourself happy in the rain then you’re doing pretty alright in life” – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

“It is better to dance in the rain than to sit under a leaking roof.” – Vikrant Parsai

“Individuals who have learned to endure and persevere through the storms of hardships are those who can dance in the rain during a storm.” – Ellen J. Barrier

“You are totally wet because, you are dancing in the rain.” – Edward Kofi Louis

Dance Performance Quotes

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“Bono told me how to dance in high heels and he also told me about U2’s Glastonbury performance and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong went wrong, including him ripping his trousers on stage. I think he was lunging and his trousers ripped! He was telling me how he had to find a new way of performing that didn’t involve moving.” – Florence Welch

“Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.”

“Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.” – Alarmel Valli

“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

“I performed in public for the first time at three years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was on a big stage. There were probably three or four hundred people in the audience. We were doing this dance, this Kermit the Frog routine, all of us in our little green leotards.” – Jaime Pressly

“I think my first experience of art, or the joy in making art, was playing the horn at some high-school dance or bar mitzvah or wedding, looking at a roomful of people moving their bodies around in time to what I was doing. There was a piano player, a bass player, a drummer, and my breath making the melody.” – Robert Pinsky

“Stars are always dancing. Sometimes they dance twinkling away with the rhythm of your joyful heart and sometimes they dance without movement to embrace your heartache as if frozen sculptures of open-armed sadness.” – Munia Khan

“They twirled and rocked, intertwined and separated, nearly leaning onto one another but barely touching, their movements sometimes tender, sometimes almost violent…Moments passed while the dancers held tight to each other, as though their bodies were melting together. The expression on their features as they lifted their faces to the sky was one of unimaginable joy.” – Hannah Fielding

Dance Partner Quotes

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“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire” – George Bernard Shaw

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love” – Jane Austen

“When you dance with a partner you are close and the dance is very suggestive, but it is not personal … “Close is what the music inspire you to become. The embrace looks personal, but what we are actually embracing is the music” – Carlos Gavito

“Dancing is the poetry of the foot” – John Dryden

“The one unbreakable rule of couples dancing is that the partners must move inter dependently, as a unit” – Gerald Jonas

“Dancing is a 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

“Fear is the politicians dance partner” – Penn Jillette

“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing” – Moliere

“…all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing” – Moliere

“If you decide to become a dancer on Broadway, never say who your favorite dance partner is, because members of the media will presume you never want to dance with anybody else” – Bill Nye

“Take faith, for example. For many people in our world, the opposite of faith is doubt. The goal, then, within this understanding, is to eliminate doubt. But faith and doubt aren’t opposites. Doubt is often a sign that your faith has a pulse, that it’s alive and well and exploring and searching. Faith and doubt aren’t opposites, they are, it turns out, excellent dance partners” – Rob Bell

“It’s absurd and quite tragic the way people have managed to pit science against faith. They aren’t in conflict at all – they’re long lost dance partners. I don’t divide the world up into Christians and other people – we are all human beings, brothers and sisters, and we embrace truth wherever we find it, whether that’s in a lab, a field or a cathedral. Because sometimes you need a scientist and sometimes you need a poet” – Rob Bell

Originally published October 6, 2019, updated October 26, 2021

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