Dance Quotes

Here are all the quotes about dancing that I’ve gathered. They may or may not be accurately attributed…the internets, y’know.

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
— W.H. Auden

I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around. — Fred Astaire

Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order. — Samuel Beckett

When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole, that is why I dance. — Hans Bos

A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks, music is with us from the beginning. — Pamela Brown

Dance can give the inarticulate a voice — Pamela Brown

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.
— Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgramage

The further off from England the nearer is to France–
Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
— Lewis Carroll

La danse, c’est le mouvement, et le mouvement, c’est la vie.
(“Dance is movement, and movement is life.”)
— Ludmilla Chiriaeff

You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money,
Love like you’ll never get hurt.
You’ve got to dance like no one is watching,
It’s gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work.
— Susannah Clark

Dancing is at once rational & healthful: it gives animal spirits; it is the natural amusement of young people, & such it has been from the days of Moses. — William Cobbett

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! — Costanze

1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.
2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners.
— Dick Crum

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’Amboise

To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more powerful, more beautiful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. — Agnes de Mille

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

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. — Edwin Denby

Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself. — Jean Dubuffet

Dancing’s just a conversation between two people. Talk to me. — Hope Floats

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? — Herman Hesse

Oh, ’tis jesting, dancing, drinking
   Spins the heavy world around.
— A.E. Housman

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon.
— Edward Lear

Come & trip it as ye go
On the light fantastic toe.
— John Milton

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I should not believe in a God who does not dance. — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

When the music and dance create with accord…their magic captivates both the heart and the mind. — Jean Georges Noverre

To sing well and to dance is to be well educated. — Plato

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance. — Ezra Pound

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. — Peter Saint James

There was never a merry world since the fairies left off dancing. — John Selden

There was an old clerk of Columbus
Who wearied of totalling numbus,
    So he moved to East Lansing
    And spent his time dancing
Maxixes, merengues, and rhumbus.
— Col. G. L. Sicherman

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

If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance. — African proverb

Dance is not an answer. Dance is a question. “Yes!” is the answer. — Unknown

When the going gets tough, the tough go dancing! — Unknown

You don’t stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance. — Unknown

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

When someone blunders, we say that he makes a misstep. Is it then not clear that All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill our history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing. — Moliere

Swing your partner, dosey-do, now clap your hands… uh-oh, that’s all the square dance moves I know… I’ll bluff the rest. Slap your partner in the face, Write bad checks all over the place, Flirt with strangers, annoy your spouse, Get a divorce and lose your house, …uh… dosey-do. — Scott Adams, writing as Dogbert

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances — Maya Angelou

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. — Japanese proverb

When in doubt……dance! — Unknown

Live a balanced life – Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. — Robert Fulghum

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

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. — David Byrne

To dance is to live….to live is to dance. — Heidi Groskreutz

No move is too tricky, no spin too excessive. For my partner — John Hayes

Lesser dancers stumble, better dancers syncopate — Unknown

I could have danced all night,
I could have danced all night,
And still have begged for more.
— Lerner and Loewe, from My Fair Lady

I have lived so long because in those moments when I am dancing
I am beyond time and space.
— Ruth St. Denis

If you put your foot in it, be sure it’s your best foot. — Mae West

Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are. — Melissa Hayden

Life is a dance, from one stage to the next. — Unknown

To tap or not to tap…silly question!! — Unknown

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

It’s a beautiful sight to see good dancers doing simple steps. It’s a painful sight to see beginners doing complicated patterns — Dodie Smith

Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, will you join the dance? — Lewis Carroll

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

See them dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat; some dance to remember, some dance to forget. — Eagles (Hotel California)

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. — Henry Havelock Ellis

Dance: Keep your life in motion — Unknown

It’s more fun dancing than just tapping your toes — Mary Dickieson

There are shortcuts to happiness,
and dancing is one of them.
— Vicki Baum

There are only two places where indiscriminate hugging is tolerated the brothel and the ballroom. — M. A. Hamm

Do the steps that you’ve been shown,
by everyone you’ve ever known,
until the dance becomes your very own.
— Jackson Brown

Try square dancing–at least long enough to no longer feel silly and begin to have fun. — Marilyn vos Savant

Midnight shout and revelry,
Tipsy dance and jollity.
— John Milton

Dance then wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be
And I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.
— Sydney Carter

Dance until the earth dance. — Hilda Doolittle

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

I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do “fancy dancing” or “showoff” steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo’s visions dance and as the music of Bach dances. — Jose Limon

Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness. — Mason Cooley

We have dancing … from soon after sundown until a few minutes after nine o’clock…. Occasionally the boys who play the female partners in the dances exercise their ingenuity in dressing to look as girlish as possible. In the absence of lady duds they use leaves, and the leaf-clad beauties often look very pretty and always odd enough. — Rutherford B. Hayes

Interpreting the dance: young women in white dancing in a ring can only be virgins; old women in black dancing in a ring can only be witches; but middle-aged women in colors, square dancing…? — Mason Cooley

He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth; he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May. — William Shakespeare

The Gods have meant
That I should dance
And by the Gods
I will!
— Ruth St. Denis

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. — Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancers aren’t pompous; they’re too tired. — Jose Limon

… in general, the Anglo-Irish do not make good dancers; they are too spritely and conscious; they are incapable of one kind of trance or of being seemingly impersonal. And, for the formal, pure dance they lack the formality: about their stylishness (for they have stylishness) there is something impromptu, slightly disorderly. — Elizabeth Bowen

Tough guys don’t dance. You had better believe it. — Norman Mailer

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

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

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

What if the Hokey Pokey is what it’s all about? — Unknown

“I don’t like dancing,” he said. “I’d rather sit still!”
But all the while he was longing to dance, for a funny new tickly feeling ran through him, and he felt he would give anything in the world to be able to jump about like these rabbits did.
— Margery Williams (The Velveteen Rabbit)

He who is unable to dance says the yard is stony. — Kenyan proverb

It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backward alI their lives — Jill Ruckelshaus

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance — Amanda McBroom (The Rose)

They did the locomotion and the hurdy-gurdy too, I couldn’t name a single dance the Martians couldn’t do. — Ran-dells (The Martian Hop)

Give faith a fighting chance, and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. — Lee Ann Womack (I Hope You Dance)

We can leave your friends behind, cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance, well they’re are no friends of mine. — Men without Hats (Safety Dance)

You broke my heart cause I couldn’t dance
you didn’t even want me around.
And now, I’m back to let you know
I can really shake ‘em down.
— Contours (Do You Love Me)

My Grandpa, he’s 95 and he keeps on dancing he’s still alive. — Steve Miller Band (Dance, Dance, Dance)

Tonight I feel like all of creation is asking us to dance. — Kathy Mattea (Asking Us To Dance)

A contra dance is a cross between a church social without the religion and an orgy without the hard sex. — Unknown

Prance with the horses, skitter with the mice.
Swing with your partner once or twice.
— Sandra Boynton (Barnyard Dance)

Thank your partners,
Don’t you holler.
Pay the fiddler,
And kiss the caller.
— Unknown

Eat, Drink, Sleep, Dance — T-Shirt

Dance is communication.  And the great desire is to speak clearly, and beautifully, and with inevitability. — Martha Graham

The way people move is their autobiography in motion. — Gerry Spence

That which cannot be spoken can be sung,
That which cannot be sung can be danced.
— Old French Saying

I know nothing, except what everyone knows -
if there when Grace dances, I should dance.
— W. H. Auden

To do the therapy boogie, come on and take a chance
Let your body heal your mind with a little bit of song and dance
— The Therapy Sisters

When you’re feeling the effects of a nuclear psychodrama
Tell the siblings and the ‘rents you’d prefer a family dancearama
You could do the hokey pokey if you think that’s what it’s all about
You’ll be feeling okey dokey when you finally learn to twist and shout
— The Therapy Sisters

[Dance] combines utilization of the body, mind and, most essentially, the spirit. If you are looking for it all, dance is where you can find it. — Joy of Motion Dance Studio

Some days you gotta dance
Live it up when you get the chance
‘Cause when the world doesn’t make no sense
And you’re feeling just a little to tense
Gotta loosen up those chains and dance
— Dixie Chicks

Dancing is a relatively safe form of intoxication — Quoted in Copeland & Cohen, “What is Dance”

As our life becomes more and more artificial and we live more and more at second hand, we feel a growing need for that direct contact with life which is felt in dance. — Quoted in Copeland & Cohen, “What is Dance”

To dance is to take part in the cosmic control of the world. — Quoted in Copeland & Cohen, “What is Dance”

One need not be an anthropologist or a cultural historian to remark that social dancing these days seems to isolate the individual in a trance-like self-absorption which virtually disconnects him from the world and even from his partner. — Quoted in Copeland & Cohen, “What is Dance”

The adult who puts his arm around his companion in the ballroom, and the child in the roadway, skipping in a round dance — they forget themselve, they dissolve the weight of earthly contact and the rigidity of daily existence. — Curt Sachs

The English dance unites the guests of an evening by the spell of rhythmical movement into a chance casual community. — Curt Sachs

The new kind of dancing meant liberation not only from the rules of leading and following but from rules of any kind. — Gerald Jonas

Dancing makes us Kinder & Happier more likely
To Love & Be Loved less likely
to go out & hang ourselves
— Unknown

Dancing is imperatively needed to give poise to the nerves, schooling to the emotions, strength to the will, and to harmonize the feelings and the intellect with the body that supports them — Stanley Hall

You know they’s some sense to square dancin’. Why I rather see younguns dance that way then to try to do that crazy jitterbug stuff. Ain’t no sense to it at all. Jumpin round like crazy loons or monkeys trying to climb a tree, that ain’t dancin’. They aint no sense to it. — Sammy Spring

A day I don’t dance is a day I don’t live. — Wendy Buonaventura

There are two types of people in this world: dancers, and those who wish they were — Unknown

7 days witout dance makes one weak — Unknown

Dance is your pulse,your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s what keeps me alive. — Unknown

*You say dancing isn’t a sport…and golf is? — Unknown

Never criticize your dance partner. — Brave Combo

Don’t tell me that I’m crazy
Don’t tell me I’m nowhere
Take it from me
It’s hip to be square
— Huey Lewis and the News

Square Dancing: An exercise in interpersonal relationships, set in a matrix, rhythmic, environment. — Mike Jacobs

Contra Dancing: for the women, it is flirting without intent; for the men, it is handling without commitment. — Merri Rudd, http://www.merridancing.com

O, Life’s but a dance, where time plays the fiddle,
See the couples advance, O Life’s but a dance,
A whisper, a glance, shall we dance down the middle,
O, Life’s but a dance, where time plays the fiddle.
— Henry Dobson

Nothing appears to me to give the children so much becoming confidence and behavior, and so to raise them to the conversation of those above their age, as dancing. I think they should be taught to dance as soon as they are capable of learning it, for, though it consist only of outward gracefullness of motion, yet I know not how, it gives children manly thoughts and carriage more than any thing. — John Locke

We need not move to the tatoo
of the accepted societal drums,
nor march to a different drummer
but dance a singular dream
with no rhythm.
Nor is life a square dance
with an omniscient caller
foreshadowing our moves,
nor must we forever measure
our steps by another\’s whims
— Daniel (from the Eclectic Blue Kazoo weblog)

One great advantage of the dance is the aid it gives in correcting defects of deportment. It is a most effective cure for shyness and self-distrust in public. It is a valuable antidote to awkwardness and hesitancy. It develops self-possession and an easy, competent carriage. And it accomplishes these benefits without expense to natural modesty, for modesty of deportment is one of the prime requirements of the ball room. — Henry Ford

When we dance, the spirits dance. — Native American saying

Get up and get moving,
Grab hold of the chance.
When Life asks again,
Just- GET UP AND DANCE!
— Lynn Durham

Under the full moon
light we dance, spirits
dance we dance, joining
hands, we dance, joining
souls rejoice!
— Karen Beth

When the song is perfect and the call is perfect and the square is perfect, life doesn’t get any better. — Eddie Careri (Times Squares)

[Contra dancing]’s ecstatic spiritual practice masquerading as recreation. — Doug Plummer

Square dancing is life, the rest is just details. — West Mabou Sports Club T-Shirt

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

Man needs nothing so much as the dance.. a man who does not dance is good for nothing…All human unhappiness, all blows of fortunes, which history reports to us, all mistakes of politics, all defeats of the great commanders result solely from the fact that the dance is not understood. — Moliere

Man needs nothing so much as the dance.. a man who does not dance is good for nothing…All human unhappiness, all blows of fortunes, which history reports to us, all mistakes of politics, all defeats of the great commanders result solely from the fact that the dance is not understood. — G.H. Chesterton

Dance is the most intimate art, the most unbrainy art, because it is done wholly with the body, which is so limited in its ability to speak anything but the truth. — Joan Acocella

MY BELIEVING BONES

Swung by the rhythms of a Yes and No,
Between the living and the dead I go.
The dance is in my bones; and though I see
That every dancing bone will cease to be,
I will believe my bones and learn to trust
My living and my dying… for I must.
Coming and going by the dance, I see
That what I am not is part of me.
Dancing is all that I can ever trust;
The dance is all I am, the rest is dust.
I will believe my bones and live by what
Will go on dancing when my bones are not. — Sydney Carter

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health – it rusts your spirit and your hips. — Adabella Radici

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair… — Susan Polis Shutz

Dancing is the poetry of the foot. — John Dryden

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

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

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it. — Martha Graham

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. — Martha Graham

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

Next time you’re mad, try dancing out your anger. — Sweetpea Tyler

Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor. — Kristy Nilsson

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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,
Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav’n.
— Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to “Y.M.C.A.”? — Dave Sokolowski

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

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

Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. — John Wain

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

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. — 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

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

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

Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance. — Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid, 1994

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. — Sweetpea Tyler

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

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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. — Ted Shawn, Time Magazine (25 July 1955)

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another. — Unknown

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. — Charles Baudelaire

The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space. — Curt Sachs

Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion. The dancing is the Dionysian ecstasy which carries away all. — Isadora Duncan

All dancing girls are nineteen years old. — Japanese Proverb

Bleeding feet will bond us. — Liza Minelli

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

He who cannot dance will say: The drum is bad. — African proverb

The mother of the dance is the melody because she gives you everything, tells you everything you need to know, like a mother.
The father of the dance is the rhythm and he is the strong one, the leader, the authority − as a father should be!
— Tayyar Akdeniz

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

There is such a difference when you’re dancing to music you really love, when there is this meeting of music and dancer that fuses into one. Those are the experiences we live for. — Aisha Ali

When you are ecstatic and in love, you feel buoyant, you feel life, you feel like you’re dancing in the sky. — Margo Anand

Dance is a life, everyday. Don’t miss it. You’re in bodies, you can move…. Where is your joy? — Mary Anthony

Do it big, do it right, and do it with style. — Fred Astaire

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.
— Saint Augustine

When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different. — Bill Austin

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

It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many,
many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made – when the felicities of rapid motion have been once, though slightly felt – it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.
— Jane Austen

Dance is music made visible. — George Balanchine

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don’t dance at all. — Jose Bergamin

Let’s face the music and dance. — Irving Berlin

God respects us when we work, but he loves us when we dance — Les Blanc (also attributed as a Sufi saying)

Nothing happens in the body without happening in the brain first…dancing is 95% mental. — Bobby Boling, A Dancers’ Manual

All dance is about sensual expression. It is about energy and vitality, and it is one of the most liberating activities available to us. — Wendy Bounaventura

Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music. — Pierce Brosnan

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing. — James Brown

The call to dance is a response to a primitive urge to rhythmic motion. It is an unavoidable internal rhythm of life. — Dorothy Buck

If their feet aren’t in the right place, at least their hearts are. — Christian M. Chensvold, on novices

One may judge a king by the state of dancing during his reign. — Chinese proverb

Hardly any man dances when sober, unless he is insane. Nor does he dance while alone, nor at a respectable and moderate party. Dancing is the final phase of a wild party with fancy decorations and a multitude of delights.
{Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi insanit, neque in solitudine neque in convivio moderato et honesto. Tempestivi convivi, amoeni loci, multarum deliciarum comes est extrema saltatio.}
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Pro Murena

To dance is to affirm. — Bayard Coll

The dance is the mother of all languages. — R. G. Collingwood

The most important thing about folk dance in its original setting is that it gives the dancer an opportunity to express both the identity with a society and the dancer’s place within that society. — Dick Crum

To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people. — Chuck Davis

Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you’ve got an audience. — Diogenes

Life isn’t choreographed. That’s why I fall down a lot. — Sacha Duncan

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

After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was above the ground and did not touch it when I walked. — Black Elk

Dancing is very important to people who play music with a beat. I think that people who don’t dance, or who never did dance, don’t really understand the beat… I know musicians who don’t and never did dance, and they have difficulty communicating. — Duke Ellington

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

They’re not particular about whether you’re playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it. — Dizzy Gillespie

May our dance always be a bridge to understanding.
May our dance always be a celebration of diversity.
May our dance always be an instrument for peace.
— Laurel Victoria Gray

If life is a dance, then friends are the music. — Eva Gregory

For though man has sorrow and grief in his soul, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of Terpsichore. — Hesiod

I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. — Hillel

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom. — Bob Hope

Scientists are complaining that the new dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs, who didn’t evolve for another million years. They’re afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression. What about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing? — Jay Leno

Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance. — Abraham Lincoln

Dancing is as old as love. — Lucian

When you are dancing with your partner, for that two and a half minutes, you are in love with each other. You’re corresponding with each other by the moves that you make. It’s a love affair, between you and your partner and the music. You feel the music, you feel your partner, she feels you and she feels the music. So there the three of you are together. You’ve got a triangle, you know. Which one do you love best? — Frankie Manning

Poetry is like dancing. Not all of us can be ballet dancers, but all of us dance. Everyone has a poet inside of him struggling to get out. — Marks and Spencer

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

If you hear a different drummer – dreamer, take a chance…
The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance.
— Daniel Morgan

The Dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of God. — Plato

Dancing serves no necessary use, no profitable, laudable, or pious end at all. It is only from the inbred pravity, vanity, wantonness, incontinency, pride, profaneness, or madness of man’s depraved nature. — William Prynne

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

Draw a crazy picture
Write a nutty poem
Sing a mumble-gumble song
Whistle through your comb
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.
— Shel Silverstein

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. — Kay Teague

All night have the roses heard
The flute, violin, bassoon;
All night has the casement jessamine stirr’d
To the dancers dancing in tune;
Till a silence fell with the waking bird,
And a hush with the setting moon.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I had longed to be a butterfly, and I was one at last. I attended private parties in sumptuous evening dress, simpered and aired my graces like a born beau, and polkaed and schoisched with a step peculiar to myself – and the kangaroo. — Mark Twain, Roughing It

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

And the merry love the fiddle,
and the merry love to dance.
— William Butler Yeats

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
— William Butler Yeats

If you’re not dancing, you’re wasting your feet. — Unknown

There are never mistakes, just unexpected solos. — Unknown

Those hours spent dancing are not deducted from one’s life span. — Unknown

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

You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing. — Sir Arnold Bax

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

Dancing is, in itself, a very trifling and silly thing: but it is one of those established follies to which people of sense are sometimes obliged to conform; and then they should be able to do it well. And though I would not have you a dancer, yet, when you do dance, I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything you do well. — Lord Chesterfield, letters to his son

THIS IS OUR FUTURE. OPEN YOUR HEART … FREE YOUR MIND … FACE YOUR FEARS… LIVE YOUR SOUL … DANCE! — Dr. Motte, Founder of Loveparade, Berlin