Dance Quotes Page 2

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. *Martha Graham*
The audiences' ears hear the music & their eyes see you being that music. Dance is the music made visible. You are the music! *unknown*
When I dance I am really meditating rather then performing for an audience. I am completely absorbed by the music and the steps I choose to respond to the music. *Agnes de Mille*
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. *Agnes de Mille*
The choreographic process is exhausting. It happens on one's feet after hours of work, and the energy required is roughly the equivalent of writing a novel and winning a tennis match simultaneously. *Agnes de Mille*
Dance 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 are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. *Vicki Baum*
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. *W. H. Auden*
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. *George Balanchine*
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. *Mikhail Baryshnikov*
Dance can give the inarticulate a voice. *Pamela Brown*
On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. *Lord Byron*
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. *unknown*
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythym of your life. Its 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*
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. *Edwin Denby*
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. *John Dryden*
Its what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun the joy of dance. *Martha Graham*
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. *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*
For though man has sorrow and grief in his soul, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. *unknown*
He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor. *Hindu proverb*
Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you. *Louis Horst*
Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit. *Judith Jamison*
All dancing girls are nineteen years old. *Japanese proverb*
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence. *Samuel Johnson*
Technique--bodily control--must be mastered only because the body must not stand in the way of the soul's expression. *La Meri*
Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do. *Shirley Maclaine*
Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance. *Shirley Maclaine*
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. *Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche*
To sing well and to dance is to be well educated. *Plato*
The Ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time. *unknown*
It's not the turning that hard in pirouettes, it's that you gotta keep on doin' it. *unknown*
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, backwards and on high heels. *unknown*
Socrates learned to dance when he was 70 because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. *unknown*
You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. *unknown*
Bleeding feet will bond us. *Liza Minelli*
Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming. *Agnes deMille*
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. *John Dryden*
Dance isn't just about fancy footwork. It requires grace, discipline, and major muscles. *unknown*


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