INSPIRATIONAL DANCE QUOTE
An inspirational dance quote can capture the intensity, the passion of the need to move—beautifully and with rhythm.
Words can capture the joy, the sweep and the romance of dance, whether it's a tango or a folk dance, hip hop or ballet, or any of the hundreds of ways people have moved to music (or to none) since time began.
The names on the world's dance roster don't need an great dance quotations to define them: Balanchine, Martha Graham, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Baryshnikov, Alvin Ailey. From the day I took my first ballet class, these were the names that inspired me.
There are fewer inspirational dance quotes than there are for, say, baseball or fishing. That's probably because dancers prefer to do what they do best—communicate with movement instead of words. But I've found some great choices for our inspirational dance quote selection. Let them inspire YOU to move!
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The body says what words
Dancing is the body made
If you can walk, you can
The choreographer and
the dancer must remember that they reach the audience through the eye.
It's the illusion created which convinces the audience, much as it is
with the work of a magician
I don't want people who
want to dance; I want people who have to dance.
The dance is a poem of
which each movement is a word.
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.
Dance, even if you have
nowhere to do it but your living room.
A perpendicular expression of a
I wish I could shimmy like my
To watch us dance is to
hear our hearts speak
Zorba, teach me to
you dance, you dance because you have to. Every dancer hurts, you know.
is about never-ending aspiration.
is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that
it should always be delivered back to the people.
sit and open your eyes and open your heart. It's dance theater.
brought me to the theater, no matter you're a Jew or a Russian or
Armenian or Latvian, are suddenly eliminated by stage light and one
beautiful image of dance.
is dance? I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of
every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the
acting-none of it would be the way it is if I weren't a dancer.
I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was
originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I
always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.
give a sword to a man who can't dance.
only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman
think it was important that I learned to love to dance eventually for
its own sake, as opposed to wanting to be a ballerina.
not particular about whether you're playing a flatted fifth or a
ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it.
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 schottisched with a step peculiar to myself—and the
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
always, somehow, knew that I was going to dance.
Finally, here's an inspirational dance quote you've probably heard. It speaks to all of us about the best way to live life:
Dance as if no one were
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