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Ballet and Dance Quotes

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" -Martha Graham
"Striving for connection with the audience is essential because you are in the moment; it is a give and take relationship. Catching someone's eye during a performance makes it more special" -Aubrey Lynch
"Dancers are not great because of their talent...they are great because of their passion" -Unknown
"I don't want dancers who want to dance, I want dancers who need to dance" -George Balanchine
"My hope is to shed light, provoke thought, entertain, and move through dance." -Dwight Rhoden
"We should consider everyday lost in which we don't dance" -Neitzshe
"The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words." -Bill Irwin
"Many other women kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion." -Agnes de Mille
"Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are." -Melissa Hayden
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's looking." -Unknown
"I just know that when I go onstage, I give everything I have, not only my feet, not only my legs, not only my body. I try to tell a story. Sometimes I am able to cry because I feel like it. Sometimes I am able to love because I feel like it." -Sylvie Guillam
"Dance is an hourly and daily discipline, but it is also a lifelong happiness."
"It takes an athlete to dance, but it takes an artist to be a dancer." -Shanna LaFleur
"It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers" -Marcia Haydee
"Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music." -Pierce Brosnan
"When you are onstage you are having an affair with three thousand people" -Gelsey Kirkland
"I don't want dancers who want to dance. I want dancers who have to dance." -George Balanchine
"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance." -Aubrey Lynch
"No artist is ahead of his time. He is time; the others are just behind the times." -Martha Graham
"If I cannot dance, I shall die!" -Anna Pavlova
"Plie is the first thing you learn and the last thing you master." -Suzanna Farrell
"While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot seperate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance." -Hans Bos
"Dancers are athletes of God." -Albert Einstein
"Dance is the song of the body" -Martha Graham
"Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts. For it is no mere translation or abstraction of life. It is life itself." -Henry Havelock Ellis
"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of a dancer." -Sylvie Guillam ---***More to Come***---