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43 Inspirational Quotes About Dance

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Dancing is one of the funnest activities ever.

Whether you’re drunk at a wedding, or performing at the highest level, sometimes you need a little inspiration. Some of these quotes are funny, some are serious, but they will all motivate you to be the best dang dancer you can be.

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There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.Vicki Baum

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

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We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. Friedrich Nietzsche

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.Vivian Greene

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.Agnes de Mille

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.Miguel Angel Ruiz

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.William W. Purkey

The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.Barbara de Angelis

Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.Lois Hurst

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.Alan Watts

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.Japanese proverb

Do it big, do it right, and do it with style. Fried Astaire

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.Rumi

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.Friedrich Nietzsche

Those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.Alexander Pope

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.Sweetpea Tyler

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

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.Voltaire

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

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.Satchel Paige

Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn’t seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance.Whitney Scott

The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever.W.M. Tory

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.Judith Jamison

There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.Barbara Lazear Ascher

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.George Bernard Shaw

When the music changes, so does the dance.African proverb

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.Eckhart Tolle

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.Constanze

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.Martha Graham

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.Neil Gaiman

When a dancer comes on stage, he is not just a blank slate… Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life… You are looking at the person he is, the person who, at this point, he cannot help but be… Exceptional dancers, in my experience, are also exceptional people… people with an attitude toward life, a kind of quest… They know who they are and they show this to you, willingly. Mikhail Baryshnikov

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

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.Warren G. Bennis

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.Oprah Winfrey

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement,in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.Jacques D’Amboise

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…Susan Polis Schutz

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

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.Osho

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.Hopi Indian Saying

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

Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.James Howe

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