Dance Quotes

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


The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.- Pearl Primus


Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.- Lord Chesterfield


He, perfect dancer, climbs the rope, and balances your fear and hope- Matthew Prior


Some people march to a different drummer-and some people polka.- Los Angeles Times Syndicate


Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life.- Benjamin Disraeli


Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.- Havelock Ellis


Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only the dance.- Eliot


I just put my feet in the air and move them around.- Fred Astair


It is sweet to dance to violins when Love and Life are fair; to dance to flutes, to dance to lutes is delicate and rare: but it is not sweet with nimble feet to dance upon the air!- Oscar Wilde

The practice mirror is to be used for the corrections of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.- Agnes de Mille


We must never forget that the dance is the cradle of Negro music.- Alain Locke


A toe shoe is as eccentric as the ballerina who wears it: their marriage is a commitment.- Toni Bentley


Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight, and dance by the light of the moon?- Unknown


Dancing, the child of Music and of Love.- Sir John Davies


Fine dancing, I believe, like virtue, must be its own reward. Those who are standing by are usually thinking of something very different.- Jane Austen


He who cannot dance will say: the Drum is bad.- Africa


I could have danced all night!- Alan Jay Lerner


The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.- Polish Proverb


Learn to dance, otherwise the angels in heaven won't know what to do with you.- St. Augustine

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point dancing it.- Isadora Duncan


Dance light, for my heart it lies under your feet, love.- John Francis Waller


Dancing is the body made poetic.- Ernst Bacon


Always the question for dancers is: Can we fly?- Jean-Christophe Mailo


For you and I are past our dancing days.- Shakespeare


He dances well to whom Fortune pipes.- John Ray


Muse of the many twinkling feet, whose charms are now extending up from legs to arms.- Byron


Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.- Alexander Pope


Some dance floors are so crowded you can't tell who your partner is.- Unknown


Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance.- Wordsworth

Each time a dancer moves devoutly or a composer faithfully searches the silence for the veiled melodies, eternity is engaged.- Maya Angelou


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


Dancing is like bank robbery, it takes split-second timing.- Twyla Tharp


In life as in the dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.- Alice Abrams


But when you do dance, I wish you a wave o' the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that.- Shakespeare


Dancing is being trusted with other people's guts; choreographing is trusting other people with yours. When I choreograph I'm giving a dancer something to do and trusting the dancer to do it and build on it.- Judith Jamison


Not to go back, is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.- Alexander Pope


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


Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart- Martha Graham


I don't think much of a dance step where the girl looks like she was being carried out of a burning building.- Frank Hubbard