Quotes About Dancing

Beautiful quotes about the art and nature of dance

Dancing is silent poetry.

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.
Author Unknown

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

Without dance I cannot feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams.

You have to love dancing to stick to it.  It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.
Merce Cunningham

Dance is something that you do, not something you talk about.  It’s abstract and emotional.  Art comes from a private, hidden, never fully understood place.  You lose yourself in it.  You become one with the music; it’s godlike; it’s spiritual.  To talk about it is to trespass in a restricted zone.
Donna McKenzie

I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad.  There’s no better way to take care of health through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.
Patrick Swayze

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer

Dance has to unfold with the grace of a tree giving out leaves, flowers and then tiny fruit.  Nothing so beautiful can be done in haste.
Pandit Birju Maharaj

The dance, more than any other art, lives through the genius of its interpreters.
Lillian Moore

It is shameful that dancing should renounce the empire it might assert over the mind and only endeavor to please the sight.
Jean Geroge Noverre

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.
Author Unknown

There is a bit of insanity in dancing, that does everybody a great deal of good.
Edwin Denby

You don't stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing.
Author Unknown

Dancing is like breathing...once you start you can never stop, your heart won't let you.
Dolly Schumacher James

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
James Brown

I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man, the landscape of his soul.  I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.
Martha Graham

Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.
Author Unknown

Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone’s toes, pretty much the same as life.
Robert Brault

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Mata Hari

Dancing: the highest intelligence in the freest body.
Isadora Duncan

Dancing is like breathing – missing a day doing either is very bad.
Vera Ellen

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Dance is nature. Listen to your heart, it dances with its own rhythm. The biggest thing that classical dance and music does to you is help attain balance between your mind and soul.
Pandit Birju Maharaj

In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred, it is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire

Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement.
Twyla Tharp

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words.
Ruth St Denis

Dance helps us dream bigger dreams and understand our connectedness.  When we close our eyes and dream, we are all brothers.
Russell Clark

People dance because dance can change things. One move can bring people together. One move can make you believe like there's something more. One move can set a whole generation free...
from “Step Up”

It is not the movements that make a dance beautiful, it is the emotions that inspired the movement that make it beautiful.
Kristy Nilsson

Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.
Steven Thompson

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
Agnes De Mille

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
Ted Shawn

If I have to explain dancing to you, you won’t get it. 
Author Unknown

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
Martha Graham

Dance is life. Stillness is love. Together, they are everything.
Debbie Nargi-Brown

Dance is music made visible.
George Balanchine

Dancing is like life: it’s good to have a plan, but be prepared to improvise.
Author Unknown

Dance is an art that imprints on the soul.  It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do.
Shirley MacLaine

Dance is the song of the body.
Martha Graham

Dancing gets on your brain and makes you crazy, but it’s a good crazy, like love.
Author Unknown

The dance goes on forever. So shall I. So shall we.
Gelsey Kirkland

Dance can give the inarticulate a voice.
Pamela Brown

Dancing is as old as love.

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Our profession creates illusions.  It is not a matter of having a perfect body, but of dancing in such a way as to look perfect.
Wilheim Burmann

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.
Martha Graham

Dancing's not work. You can't call it work. A day I don't dance is a day I don't live.
From “Serpent of the Nile”

The better dancers get, the crazier they are.  Or free, if you don’t like crazy.
James Waring

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.
Martha Graham

Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.
Paige Arden

There’s just something about dance, … It’s like a primal thing in all of us.
Patrick Swayze

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

The Dance – it is the rhythm of all that dies in order to live again; it is the eternal rising of the sun.
Isadora Duncan

The Dance instills in you something that sets you apart.  Something heroic and remote.
Edgar Degas

If you look at a dancer in silence, his or her body will be the music. If you turn the music on, that body will become an extension of what you’re hearing.
Judith Jamison

Dance involves every possible feeling (as potential), because it is of the body, which is lived (inescapably) as a body of feeling.  Some of these feelings we can name, and some we cannot, since we associate feelings with language only when we name them.  The body lives sentience on a preverbal level.  Dance exists first on this primordial level, not on an intellectual plane (even though it requires skill and intelligence).  Its inmost substance cannot be reasoned, only experienced.
Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Dancing is a feeling expressed from the inside out.
Mia Michaels