Why learn to dance? 2017-01-05T21:27:55+00:00

Why Dance? Quotes to Inspire You

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

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

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

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

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

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying

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, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

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

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze

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

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

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

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

Dancers are the athletes of God. ~Albert Einstein

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey

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

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

It is of course possible to dance a prayer. ~Glade Byron Addams

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

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

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

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

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

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. ~Martha Graham

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather. ~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

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

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

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

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

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm 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 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

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

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

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

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

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