Best 100 Dance quotes

Peter Townsend compiled a list of favorite dance quotations from dancers around the world. Here they are for your reference.

Via Peter Townsend

Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time
Peter Townsend

Dancers make the music visual
Richard Morrissey

Dancers SHOULD make the music visable
Anthony Hurley

When you watch a dancer, you should see his soul in his movment at the moment
Gus Braun

Christiene M. de Vries: ‎”Of course, Ginger was able to accomplish sex through dance. We told more through our movements instead of the big clinch. We did it all in the dance.”
Fred Astaire

David Alford technique that does NOT serve expression leads to exibitionism.

Realjann Gonzales The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
Agnes de Mille

Peter Townsend Music is the silence between the notes.. So could it be said that dance is the stillness between the steps?
Claude Debussy

David Alford attn peter: i like this one. indeed. the silence around the notes, and above and below them, and behind them…..and i believe you are so right about the dancing being what happens between the steps. difficult to get newer dancers to really understand this. they think if they are not learning a new “step” they aren’t “really” learning anything…

David Alford: ‎”the essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure”
m. barysnikov

Massimo Giorgianni:
-If you are truly trained, you move in a way that convinces.
-We look musical,when we find the musicality in our movement.
-The music is beauty for the ears, movement is beauty for the eyes.
-Progress in dancing is found in the courage to dare, in the courage to express what is dictated from inside.
-The WHY of movement, makes the HOW more significant.

Peter Mueller: Dancing is like having sex ,you don´t have to be good to have fun !
Michael Stylianos

Jakub Drmota: “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.

Karolina Paliwoda: ‎”A dancer, if she is great, can give to the people something that they can carry with them forever. They can never forget it, and it has changed them, though they may never know it..”
Isadora Duncan

Jerry Abrate: dancing is easy … dancing well is not easy !!!!

Sandra Wollin: ‎”We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.”
Friedrich Nietzche (1884 – 1900)

Sandra Wollin: “The follow you just received was a direct result of the lead you just gave.”

Benoit Papineau: ‎”I love to dance”
all of us

Goran Knezevic: “No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant,
there would be no POINT in dancing it.”
Isadora Duncan :)))

Vagelis Patakas: ‎”dancing gets you all the chicks”… me… just joking

Benoit Papineau: not all of them; i did not get the ones you got.

Peter Townsend: “In conversation as in dance, each is the mirror of other.”
Author Unknown

Ng Choon Hwee Leonard: ‎”Dance is the expression of the human soul.”

Denise Latras Bunayog Jaurigue: ‎”Dancers are the athletes of GOD.”
Albert Einstein

Ricardo Duarte: ‎”Dancing is difficult: you have to know, do and feel”

Swan Lake: We are fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
Japanese proverb

Ian de Souza: Dance is the food of life

Ian de Souza: Dance is the vehicle which allows you to “SEE” the music!

Gamze Tuman: ‎”To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.”

Adele Hyland: One for the competitive Dancer to contemplate – ‘A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.’
Ayn Rand

Ian de Souza: Some dance to live, others live to dance, whichever way you see it, what’s the purpose of life without dance!

Ian de Souza: Dance is not a destination, dance is a journey

Sue ‘Pedvin’ Wade: Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

Sue ‘Pedvin’ Wade: 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.

Sue ‘Pedvin’ Wade: Dancing is like bank robbery,it takes split-second timing.

Ian de Souza: If you are alive you need to breath, if you live your life you need to dance.

Sandra Wollin: 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

Sandra Wollin: “Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.”
Anna Pavlova

Dianne Carlson: I could have danced all night; I could have danced all night; and still have danced some more. … …

Sandra Wollin: The Three Styles of Tango:

American tango is when you’ve just started dating, and you’re flirting in an atmosphere of sexual tension.

Argentine tango is when you’ve just started sleeping together and you can’t keep your hands off each other.

International tango is when you’ve been married for seven years and you’re only staying together for the sake of the children.

Gus Braun: Technique shows you the direction, but not a one way street to your own success

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