Quotes About Dancers
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.
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.
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.
Dancers are athletes of God.
Dancers aren’t pompous; they’re too tired.
Dancers are the messengers of the gods.
As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate.
You have not seen a real workout until you've watched a dancer practice.
The really great dancer is perhaps a rarer phenomenon than great musicians, painters or sculptors. This is because dance is a consummation of all these arts. The dancer, in addition to the qualities that pure dance demands, must be sensitive to and have an uncanny ear for music, must have a painter’s sensibility to the significant line, a sculptor’s approach to form, an architect’s vision of space and a trained actor’s responses to dramatic situations.
Some people seem to feel that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I know have been taught or trained.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we should have all been in another business.
So many dancers leave me untouched, unmoved. A dancer should be able to raise an arm and make someone cry, in the way Isadora Duncan did. It is a necessity for any art to move you.
Good dancers awaken the joy in our hearts, we have seen them ablaze on stage, videos, on our streets, in the theaters, in our homes, schools and they have successfully ignited the love of dancing in our soul. At least, this is the major reason why dancers are born and made.
Dancers are a great breed of people. And they really want to do is dance so you don’t have to beg them to work. However, dancers sometimes build walls around themselves because they are presenting themselves all the time: dancing is very much a confession.
And when they ask you, ‘what is your church?’ you say, ‘I dance.
Dancers are made, not born.
The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing... there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer's justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art.
You get obsessed by dancing because there seems to be no choice. Sometimes you are miserable, sometimes you are floating in elation. But you can’t leave it alone until the passion is spun out. If you are lucky you try not to hate it when you leave.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.
Dancers dream with their feet.
Dancers offer us our only earthly chance to catch a glimpse of the angelic host.
Dancing is an art. The floor is my canvas and I am the brush. And whatever I create comes from the heart.
We do not always dance because we are happy, but we dance and cannot help but become happy.
Awesome dancers have discovered the inner passion that transforms their movement into art.
Dancers are among the most passionate and dedicated of artists and rarely take their work for granted.
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.