Dancing Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

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

Finally you get the job, and you think you’ll be dancing on the ceiling, but I just wanted to go take a nap. It was just like a weight had been lifted off or something.
– Josh Duhamel

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.
– Author Unknown

I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.
– Gower Champion

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

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

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

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

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.
– Lord Byron

Compared to dancing films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me.
– Victoria Abril

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

Exactly the same with dancing, you can’t dance until you’ve learnt steps, the things your feet can do.
– Ninette de Valois

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

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

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

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

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

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

But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe.
– Ruth St. Denis

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.
– Jean Baudrillard

Shake it ’til the moon becomes the sun.
– Vada Nobles

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.
– Bette Midler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dancing with Kate Beckinsale made me very excited.
– Richard Roxburgh

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

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

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

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

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

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
– Henry Fielding

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

Around 7 years old, we girls took dancing lessons, joined the Brownies, the Girl Scouts, the 4H Club.
– Ruth Buzzi


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