General Dance Discussion > Dance quotes

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by Shiva diva, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. alemana

    alemana New Member







  2. jaedawkins

    jaedawkins New Member

    Dance Quotes - More from

    Thanks for all the great quotes! Thought you might enjoy these dance quotes…
    Dancing is the world's
    favorite ****phor.
    ~ 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.
  3. Mawmaw

    Mawmaw New Member

    Great Quotes

    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.
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    we do have a thread on this...if you do an advanced search or go back far enough in funstuff and inspiration
  5. Mawmaw

    Mawmaw New Member

    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.
    ~W.H. Auden

    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
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    thank you...let me be more specific...type in: dance the search will come up with many toward the middle of the first page
  7. latervet1

    latervet1 Member

    Dancing Quips

    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?
  8. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    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
  9. latervet1

    latervet1 Member

    all great quotes SK but unfortunately they will not fit on a license plate frame.
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    we also have several past threads (help TC)...on this
  11. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    Merged threads

    Hope you find what you need, latervet1. :)
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    TC you are positively brilliant...major kudos
  13. Zhena

    Zhena Well-Known Member

    "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
  14. Ray Sison

    Ray Sison New Member

    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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