Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by Shiva diva, Aug 18, 2004.
Dance Quotes - More from 2nilssons.com
Thanks for all the great quotes! Thought you might enjoy these dance quotes…
Dancing is the world's
~ Kristy Nilsson
Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.
~ Scott Nilsson
Dance - no translation needed.
~ Kristy Nilsson
It is not the movements
that make a dance beautiful,
it is the emotions that inspired the movements
that make it beautiful.
~ Kristy Nilsson
Musicality is when the dancers' movements
appear to create the music -
and not the other way around.
~ Kristy Nilsson
Life is better with a little drama in it.
~ Scott Nilsson
Found them with others at 2nilssons - dot - com.
So many of you have great quotes and sayings on your signature. I would love to see a thread of just dance quotes and sayings. I love them all and I would love a list of them.
we do have a thread on this...if you do an advanced search or go back far enough in funstuff and inspiration
I did the search and didn't find a lot in one place... maybe I missed it. Anyway, I found these on a search and thought I would share with anyone else that felt the need to be inspired...
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford
How can we know the dancer from the dance? ~William Butler Yeats
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby
Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance. ~Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid, 1994
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille
Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it. ~Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle
You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown
Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. ~Author Unknown
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. ~Ted Shawn, Time, 25 July 1955
Dancers are the athletes of God. ~Albert Einstein
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. ~George Balanchine
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey
Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another. ~Author Unknown
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. ~Shanna LaFleur
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ~George Balanchine
Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips. ~Adabella Radici
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. ~Charles Baudelaire
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order. ~Samuel Beckett
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ~John Dryden
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. ~Havelock Ellis
Dance is the hidden language of the soul. ~Martha Graham
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. ~Martha Graham
Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy. ~John Northbrooke
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather. ~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
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. ~D.H. Lawrence
Dancing is the world's favorite ****phor. ~ Kristy Nilsson
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,
Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n.
~Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to "Y.M.C.A."? ~Dave Sokolowski
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance. ~Ezra Pound
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. ~Ruth St. Denis
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. ~Peter Saint James
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~Kurt Vonnegut
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. ~John Wain
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. ~Hopi Indian Saying
They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head. ~Terence
Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. ~Author Unknown
Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. ~Source Unknown
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James
thank you...let me be more specific...type in: dance quotes....in the search box...you will come up with many toward the middle of the first page
Our Studio is having its yearly showcase in March and I thought it would be nice to get a little present for all the teachers and the owner.
I was thinking of customized license plate frames that have little sayings on them about ballroom dance. original thought was to put the studio name and phone number as well for advertising but I dont think it will all fit on most of them.
It seems that on average you can fit apx 20 spaces on 1 side and 35 spaces on the opposite side.
so a few "quips" that i had thought of or seen were:
"Ballroom dancers do it on hardwood"
"Ballroom dancing-its better than prozac"
"real men (fill in favorite dance)"- this one would probably fit the phone#
"dance is life- life is a dance"
I knew you guys would all be a great source of fun and humerous ideas. Anybody willing to share?
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When someone challenges you to dance you have to dance back. Or else they'll think you're weak.
- South Park
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.
- H. P. Lovecraft
I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
all great quotes SK but unfortunately they will not fit on a license plate frame.
we also have several past threads (help TC)...on this
Hope you find what you need, latervet1.
TC you are positively brilliant...major kudos
"Music makes us want to dance, to register rhythm on and with our bodies. The drummer and the conductor are the luckiest of all musicians, because they are closest to dancing."
James Wood, "The Fun Stuff", The New Yorker Magazine, Nov. 29, 2010
Perhaps more of a quote about life than about dance, and not exactly remembered word for word by me. But I think it was CBS television commentator Charles Osgood that I once heard say:
"Life is a dance in the dark. On wondering why we're here. And then it's suddenly over and done..."
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