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"While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate,

I can not separate myself from life.

I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance."

- Hans Bos



“God respects you when you work,

but he loves you when you dance.”

- Sufi Saying



"It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer."

- Shanna LaFleur



“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!”

- Constanze



“Dancing is silent poetry.”

- Simonides



“Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.”

- Author Unknown



“To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,

To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,

To feel the meaning of a moment in time.”

- Beth Jones



"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 Guillium



"Dance - an art form. The body - an instrument.

Learn to play the instrument and master the art form."

- Debbie Dee



"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance."

- Aubrey Lynch



"Dance isn't something that can be explained in words.

It has to be danced."

- Paige Arden



"The dance is the mother of the arts.

Music and poetry exist in time;

painting and architecture in space.

But the dance lives at once in time and space."

- Curt Sachs



"People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels,

little cardboard cut-outs,

and yet we have blood and guts and go through Hell."

- Susan Jaffe



"The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance,

but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler,

the balance of a tight-rope walker

and panther-like strength and agility."

- Camilla Jessel



"How can we know the dancer from the dance?"

- William Butler Yeats



"A dancer's body is her temple"

- Paulette Rees-Denis


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