Inspirational Dance Quotes
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290 Inspirational Dance Quotes

Dance allows you to express a wide variety of emotions. The way you dance can express happiness, joy and passion but also aggression and anger. dancing provides not only fun but also can be good exercise! We can go with the flow, relax and enjoy. We feel a sense of freedom when we move our body, hands, and feet in all directions. To help you with igniting that initial spark that gets you dancing, we’ve compiled the following selection of inspirational dance quotes. Hopefully these dance quotes will keep you on dancing not only to the beat of the music but to the beat of life too!

1.) “Girls love guys who dance, and I’m definitely going to be the first one on the dance floor. Usually, you just see guys sitting around, but I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to dancing.” – Jacob Artist

2.) “Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” – George Bernard Shaw

3.) “They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.” – Terence

4.) “Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.”

5.) “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” – Sarah Dessen

6.) “The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” – Mata Hari

7.) “You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man.” – Gene Kelly

8.) “Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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

10.) “Without dance, I can’t feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams.”

11.) “Passion drove her deeper, into the abyss beneath his skin where she mapped his soul to the dance of his heartbeat.” – Virginia Alison

12.) “Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.” – George Balanchine

13.) “It’s definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands. You’d love them to come to every big dance and every big game, but sometimes that’s not possible.” – Gabby Douglas

14.) “Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” – Fred Astaire

15.) “I’m definitely influenced by the music. We dance to music, and you have to listen to it and phrase your dancing and movement in a certain way to compliment the music. We have to work hand in hand, the dancer, and the music.” – Misty Copeland

16.) “Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides

17.) “My debut album, ‘Forget the World,’ is all about not listening to the negativity around you and to continue to do what you love, no matter what people think. I love what I do. Dance music is my passion, my life. There is no greater feeling than being one with my fans, partying to the music we love.” – Afrojack

18.) “The first dance is the worst dance; the last dance is the best dance! All the roads of persistent practice lead to the Land of Perfection.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

19.) “Dance does not reconcile body and soul because, for Bakhtin and the spiritual tradition he represents, body and soul are on the same plane in terms of value and never in conflict anyway.” – Susan M. Felch and Paul J. Contino

20.) “She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” – Janet Fitch

21.) “If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”

22.) “If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” – Melody Carstairs

23.) “It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.” – Shanna LaFleur

24.) “For I have trained myself and am training myself always to be able to dance lightly in the service of thought.” – Søren Kierkegaard

25.) “Dancing is like riding a bike.” – Jamie Bell

26.) “Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

27.) “What’s the most fetching thing that provokes people? A volcano? Fountains that dance? A pirate ship that sinks? Some other animated device or presentation? Is that as strong as mystery? Allure, intrigue, is much more powerful. It taunts you.” – Steve Wynn

28.) “Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

29.) “Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy.” – John Northbrooke

30.) “Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav’n.” – Alexander Pope

31.) “I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.” – E. E. Cummings

32.) “In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.” – Martha Graham

33.) “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

34.) “Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected.” – Source Unknown

35.) “The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” – Amit Kalantri

36.) “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

37.) “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.” – Warren Bennis

38.) “Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.”

39.) “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp

40.) “We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.” – Kamand Kojouri

41.) “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

42.) “When I’m dancing, I’m not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.” – Paulo Coelho

43.) “Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli

44.) “Every time I dance, I’m trying to prove myself to myself.” – Misty Copeland

45.) “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”

46.) “But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Khalil Gibran

47.) “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.” – Faith Whittlesey

48.) “Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” – Lynda Barr

49.) “The musician has the most brothers, and the dancer the most sisters.” – Alexandra Chauran

50.) “I would like to dance. Not professionally, just when everyone else does.” – Stephen Fry

51.) “I skipped between the dancers, twirling my skirts. The seated, masked musicians didn’t look up at me as I leaped before them, dancing in place. No chains, no boundaries — just me and the music, dancing, and dancing.” – Sarah J. Maas

52.) “For me, writing a novel is like solving a puzzle. But I don’t intend my novels as puzzles. I intend them as invitations to dance.” – Mohsin Hamid

53.) “Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.” – Isadora Duncan

54.) “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg

55.) “The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they’re dancing and singing. As long as you’re having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they’re gonna feel that.” – Heath Ledger

56.) “On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meetTo chase the glowing hours with flying feet.” – George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

57.) “The Haisla named this point Obela. Not so long ago, the bay was lined with longhouses and canoes, totem poles and fishing gear. The reserve was once a winter village, a place to celebrate the sacred season, when memories passed in dance and song and stories from one generation to the next with great feasts called potlatches.” – Eden Robinson

58.) “Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life. I live for my fans and take my art very seriously.” – Steve Aoki

59.) “Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.” – Twyla Tharp

60.) “It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.” – Dan Pearce

61.) “Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.”

62.) “Three little, merry little, piggy-wiggy-wigs,Danced three jolly little jiggy-jiggy-jigs.” – Margaret Sidney

63.) “The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations.” – Maurice Bjart

64.) “Every savage can dance.” – Jane Austen

65.) “The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.” – Rabindranath Tagore

66.) “From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh.” – Issey Miyake

67.) “March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a ‘gentleman gambler’ when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely. There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.” – Hunter S. Thompson

68.) “Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” – Margaret Mead

69.) “Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance.” – Mr. Miyagi

70.) “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

71.) “Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran

72.) “Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to “Y.M.C.A.”.” – Dave Sokolowski

73.) “Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.” – Edward Lear

74.) “I praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community. I praise the dance, which demands everything: health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul. Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people, who are in constant danger of becoming all brain, will, or feeling. Dancing demands a whole person, one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life, who is not obsessed by lust for people and things and the demon of isolation in his own ego. Dancing demands a freed person, one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers. I praise the dance. O man, learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.”

75.) “Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they’re also artists.” – Neve Campbell

76.) “Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.” – John Travolta

77.) “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt,

78.) “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.” – Jaques D’Ambroise

79.) “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen

80.) “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

81.) “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

82.) “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” – Ruth St. Denis

83.) “To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” – Hopi Indian Saying

84.) “If you believe that your best years are behind you, you’ve guaranteed they are; I’m going to dance into that good night, with the oldies turned up loud.” – Gina Barreca

85.) “How can we know the dancer from the dance.” – William Butler Yeats

86.) “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Kahlil Gibran

87.) “Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

88.) “The music is at this weird intersection of dance music and indie music. It’s not quite dancey enough to do a full-blown DJ set, and it wasn’t quite rock enough for a rock band. But I guess it’s what makes us uniqu.” – drawing from a lot of different influences.” – Washed Out

89.) “Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.” – W.H. Auden

90.) “Music is an outburst of the soul.” – Frederick Delius

91.) “I don’t want to hide. I want to slow dance with you again. I want to dance with you forever.” – Sarah Black

92.) “Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.” – Constanze

93.) “Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.” – Peter Saint James

94.) “Jazz in the 1920s and ’30s was dance music, teenage music for parties, for being wild and young. There’s this punk feeling I really love. It was something so radical and different and new and not codified. People didn’t have a definition of what they were doing.” – Cecile McLorin Salvant

95.) “If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.” – Chuck Berry

96.) “He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.” – Hindu Proverb

97.) “I’m a DJ who makes dance music who got to play with Sting.” – Afrojack

98.) “Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.” – Martha Graham

99.) “Dance is not endangered – it will always find a way to express itself.” – Judith Jamison

100.) “Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.” – James Howe

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

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

103.) “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” – Martha Graham

104.) “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” – Japanese Proverb

105.) “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

106.) “Dance is the timeless interpretation of life.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

107.) “I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world it pushed me to think of things bigger than life’s daily routines to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

108.) “Hard times require furious dancing.” – Alice Walker

109.) “Why be moody, when you can shake your booty.”

110.) “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

111.) “I dance to the beat of a different drummer.” – RuPaul

112.) The moon rose above the canopy and a dreamy mist swirled around our knees as we danced, fingers entwined and hearts in sync with the universe; just a prince and his princess, a boy and a girl, learning to love in a beautiful world.” – Aishabella Sheikh

113.) “Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.” – Louis Horst

114.) “Stars are always dancing. Sometimes they dance twinkling away with the rhythm of your joyful heart and sometimes they dance without movement to embrace your heartache as if frozen sculptures of open-armed sadness.” – Munia Khan

115.) “Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.” – Martha Graham

116.) “The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop.” – Rudolf Nureyev

117.) “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

118.) “Every song has it’s own heartbeat. […] The pulse in music is what makes it alive.” – J.R. Rim

119.) “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

120.) “Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.” – Normani Kordei

121.) “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

122.) “Dancing with a spinal cord injury is a challenge like no other, but I aspired to prove to myself that I could still be phenomenal dancer even with an SC.” – Sarah Todd Hammer

123.) “Dancers are the messengers of the gods.” – Martha Graham

124.) “I could believe only in a God who would know how to dance.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

125.) “Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire

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

127.) “Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer? Feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.” – Marcia Hayde

128.) “Sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

129.) “Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.” – Simon Fowler

130.) “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

131.) “I think my first experience of art, or the joy in making art, was playing the horn at some high-school dance or bar mitzvah or wedding, looking at a roomful of people moving their bodies around in time to what I was doing. There was a piano player, a bass player, a drummer, and my breath making the melody.” – Robert Pinsky

132.) “Dance from your heart and let your passion shine through.” – The Dance Mum

133.) “Bono told me how to dance in high heels and he also told me about U2’s Glastonbury performance and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong went wrong, including him ripping his trousers on stage. I think he was lunging and his trousers ripped! He was telling me how he had to find a new way of performing that didn’t involve moving.” – Florence Welch

134.) “Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.” – Deepak Chopra

135.) “Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.” – Martha Graham

136.) “If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it.” – Craig Ferguson

137.) “Sure, the first light snowfall may be a chance to dance giddily, leaving squeaky footprints through the neighborhood, marking the runner’s right to the domain. But later drubbings of snow merely complicate running. Snow turns to ice, to slush, to ice again. Tire ruts twist ankles. New snow hides the hazards.” – Don Kardong

138.) “Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.”

139.) “Dancing is the poetry of the foot.” – John Dryden

140.) “Our feet are planted in the real world, but we dance with angels and ghosts.” – John Cameron Mitchell

141.) “I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.” – George Balanchine

142.) “I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.” – Gael Garcia Bernal

143.) “I think dancing is a man’s game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman.” – Gene Kelly

144.) “Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” – Erol Ozan

145.) “An action choreographer is kind of like a dance choreographer. You choreograph the moves and you let the director, cinematographer take into positioning their cameras.” – Donnie Yen

146.) “Music is an expression of individuality; it’s how you see the world. All art is, for that matter. You take how you experience the world, interpret it, and send it out ther.” – express i.” – whether it’s sculpture, dance or singing.” – David Sanborn

147.) “Dance every performance as if it were your last.” – Erik Bruhn

148.) “You’re terrified that nothing will ever give you the fulfillment that dancing has given you.” – Karen Kain

149.) “Years of drought and famine come and years of flood and famine come, and the climate is not changed with dance, libation or prayer.” – John Wesley Powell

150.) “Not many skeletons left in my closet because I invite them to dance all over the front room.” – John Schneider

151.) “We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” – Martha Graham

152.) “Wives are people who feel they don’t dance enough.” – Groucho Marx

153.) “The hype man’s job is to get everybody out of their seats and on the dance floor to have a good time.” – Flavor Flav

154.) “We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive… and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.” – D.H. Lawrence

155.) “You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.”

156.) “I try to dress classy and dance cheesy.” – Psy

157.) “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesse.” – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

158.) “Dare, dream, dance, smile, and sing loudly! And have faith that love is an unstoppable force.” – Suzanne Brockmann

159.) “Dance is like life, it exists as you’re flitting through it, and when it’s over, it’s done.” – Jerome Robbins

160.) “The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness.” – James Gates Percival

161.) “I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.” – Inga Muscio

162.) “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

163.) “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.”

164.) “In my dreams, I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.” – Louise Brooks

165.) “Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.”

166.) “Every dance you make belongs to you. It is part of your collection. When you think of it like that, you’ll want to make your next routine the best you’ve ever made.” – Torron-Lee Dewar

167.) “When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.” – Katherine Jenkins

168.) “Everyone should dance. And everyone should sing. People say, ‘Well, I can’t sing.’ Everybody can sing. That you do it badly is no reason not to sing.” – Dick Van Dyke

169.) “My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts, people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.” – Carlos Santana

170.) “Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.” – Heather Watts

171.) “You live as long as you dance.” – Rudolf Nureyev

172.) “Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor.” – Kristy Nilsson

173.) “When people start dancing, they dance like they don’t know they are doing it.” – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

174.) “Dance has always been the center of who I am. It has given me the inspiration to help other people find a hobby, passion, and activity that fulfills them. It also taught me some of the many skills I need as an entrepreneur: a hard work ethic that takes practice to master and the confidence to persevere through any challenges.” – Payal Kadakia

175.) “People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life.” – Martha Graham

176.) “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

177.) “Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.”

178.) “We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.” – Robert Frost

179.) “My mother-in-law said, ‘One day I will dance on your grave.’ I said ‘I hope you do; I will be buried at sea..” – Les Dawson

180.) “When in doubt, dance it out.”

181.) “I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it.” – Paula Abdul

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

183.) “Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.” – Ted Shawn

184.) “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.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

185.) “This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endures – symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.” – Alexandra Katehakis

186.) “Daily dance uplifts the soul to spiritual realms.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

187.) “Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance.” – Ezra Pound

188.) “Dance is a great way to express yourself.” – Darcey Bussell

189.) “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” – James Brown

190.) “Dancing is like – it’s another way of communicating, no?” – Mauricio Macri

191.) “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho

192.) “Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don’t want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that’s when I started to dance.” – Austin Mahone

193.) “She had to dance — she just had to!… The music seemed to move in her body, moving through her. She leaped high and flung out her arms and oh, how she smiled! As she danced, Clara forgot her sorrow.” – Amy Ehrlich

194.) “Dancers have a very hard job. We must take our ugly, callused, blistered, and bruised feet and present them in a way so that they are mistaken as the most beautiful things on Earth.”

195.) “Dancing is my obsession. My life.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

196.) “Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.” – Michael Jackson

197.) “The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire

198.) “Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.” – Mason Cooley

199.) “I just like to hop up on the dance floor and do my thing.” – Kyle Massey

200.) “Trance is a very emotional and uplifting form of dance music. It appeals to many people in this way having such a strong connection with emotions. It makes people happy and ready to party.” – Tiesto

201.) “I think I can beat Usher on the dance floor.” – Chris Brown

202.) “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” – Emma Goldman

203.) “To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.” – Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

204.) “Dancin.” – that’s really what I do at parties. I dance and I hang out with friends. That’s my partying.” – Rebecca Black

205.) “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” – George Eliot

206.) “There was still no likelihood that we could make a living from dance. We were doing it because we loved it… We realized how full we felt; we were surrounded by music and dancing and joy.” – Alvin Ailey

207.) “Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.” – Thomas Carlyle

208.) “The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call Go.” – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.” – Maya Angelou

209.) “Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” – Alvin Ailey

210.) “Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.” – George Bernard Shaw

211.) “Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.” – George Carlin

212.) “Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

213.) “Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” – William Stafford

214.) “When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

215.) “Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

216.) “Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.” – Alarmel Valli

217.) “Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.” – William Butler Yeats

218.) “Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.” – Scott Nilsson

219.) “They twirled and rocked, intertwined and separated, nearly leaning onto one another but barely touching, their movements sometimes tender, sometimes almost violent…Moments passed while the dancers held tight to each other, as though their bodies were melting together. The expression on their features as they lifted their faces to the sky was one of unimaginable joy.” – Hannah Fielding

220.) “Dance music is an emotional journey. It’s how well you can make people feel something that they haven’t felt.” – Steve Aoki

221.) “Some people buy records just to dance to ’em. Some people buy records to listen to the radio. And there are people that buy records ’cause they listen to every song.” – DMX

222.) Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli

223.) “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

224.) “There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum

225.) “Through synergy of intellect, artistry and grace came into existence the blessing of a dancer.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

226.) “Shake it ’til the moon becomes the sun.” – Vada Nobles

227.) “Dance is one of the most revealing art forms.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

228.) “What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.” – Twyla Tharp

229.) “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

230.) “When you feel sad, dance.”

231.) “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

232.) “Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience.” – Lyall Watson

233.) “Dancing – however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara

234.) “Disco music in the ’70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.” – Martha Reeves

235.) “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

236.) “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

237.) “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

238.) “I was told that when I’m dancing, I give off the feeling of a rainy day.” – Rain

239.) “Disco’s are tricky. You look a total wally if you dance too early but after one crucial song tips the disco over, you look a sad saddo if you don’t.” – David Mitchell

240.) “There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.” – Edwin Denby

241.) “You know you’re a dancer when “and” becomes a number.”

242.) “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” – Dave Barry

243.) “Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.” – Arna Bontemps

244.) “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” – Xiaolu Guo

245.) “Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.” – Kurt Vonnegut

246.) “The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” – Agnes de Mille

247.) “I say over and over again that I am just standing on the shoulders of so many who have set this path for me, and they may not be seen or recognized or have been given an opportunity to have a voice, but I’m here representing all of those dancers. Dance Theatre of Harlem Virginia Johnson, Tai Jimenez, Lauren Anderson.” – Misty Copeland

248.) “We think to dance, and dance in thought. But to hibernate in the mind, is to bring upon us an apocalypse of the Soul.” – Ilyas Kassam

249.) “Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.” – Martha Graham

250.) “Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” – Martha Graham

251.) “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

252.) “Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine

253.) “People strangely revere dance. They see it as another world, and dancers are somehow mysteriou.” – just because they don’t speak.” – Matthew Bourne

254.) “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

255.) “When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.” – Blake Lively

256.) “Some of my happiest moments have been dancing.” – Claire Danes

257.) “Live like you’ll die tomorrow, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.” – Bob Fosse

258.) “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius

259.) “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

260.) “I learned to appreciate repetition. That’s why I can dance. It’s how I learned to act. I have a high tolerance for repetition.” – Channing Tatum

261.) “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle

262.) “I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living…. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” – Martha Graham

263.) “When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.” – Vera Wang

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

265.) “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music.” – Michael Jackson

266.) “I’m attracted to soccer’s capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.” – Eduardo Galeano

267.) “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” – Amit Ray

268.) “Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not eas.” – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz

269.) “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

270.) “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” – Martin Luther

271.) “Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long tim.” – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language.” – Will.I.Am

272.) “Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” – Confucius

273.) “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

274.) “The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.” – Chelsea Leyland

275.) “I enjoy every clim.” – maybe it’s because it’s a literal dance between life and death.” – Alain Robert

276.) “I’m going to dance in all the galaxies.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

277.) “Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.” – Henry Fielding

278.) “Opera is the most complete art form. It includes drama, acting, technology (lighting), art (the sets), dance, and the epitome of the human voices. But mostly, go for the glorious music. The arts are crucial to the life of every community.” – Karen DeCrow

279.) “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz

280.) “Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.” – John Wain

281.) “The gym was my only refuge. I could put music on and dance around with my girlfriends and be silly.” – Khloe Kardashian

282.) “Do not be frightened, friend. Let us dance our way to God.” – Kamand Kojouri

283.) “I performed in public for the first time at three years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was on a big stage. There were probably three or four hundred people in the audience. We were doing this dance, this Kermit the Frog routine, all of us in our little green leotards.” – Jaime Pressly

284.) “Before dance came into my life, I don’t really remember having any major goals or dreams of wanting to be anything.” – Misty Copeland

285.) “One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

286.) “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

287.) “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore

288.) “Sometimes in life confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense.” – Shah Asad Rizvi

289.) “The eternal and uneasy relationship between ballet and modern dance endures, but radically altered in tone and intensity.” – Robert Gottlieb

290.) “String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the univers.” – from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxie.” – are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation.” – Brian Greene

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