90+ Best Dance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Inspirational dance quotes will challenge the way you think, fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently.

Most Famous Dance Quotes

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

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

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! Constanze Mozart

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

The body says what words cannot. Martha Graham

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

Dancing is the poetry of the foot. John Dryden

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

The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing. Amit Kalantri

After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. Ann Richards

The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion. Merce Cunningham

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon. Edward Lear

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane. Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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

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

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.

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

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. Jane Austen

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

Dancing is silent poetry. Simonides

A fit, healthy body that is the best fashion statement. Jess C Scott

Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order. Samuel Beckett

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. George Bernard Shaw

When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you. Paulo Coelho

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

Dance every performance as if it were your last. Erik Bruhn

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

Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Louis Horst

If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it! Craig Ferguson

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

I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. George Balanchine

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 fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls. Merce Cunningham

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Dave Barry

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

If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing. Melody Carstairs

Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on. Michael Jackson

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. Martha Graham

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. Mikhail Baryshnikov

She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing yes in the sky. Monique Duval

I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday. Misty Copeland

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you. Judith Jamison

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Margot Fonteyn

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

The moment is everything. Don’t think about tomorrow; don’t think about yesterday think about exactly what you’re doing right now and live it and dance it and breath it and be it. Wendy Whelan

You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment. Israelmore Ayivor

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. Isadora Duncan

What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course. Roman Payne

There’s nothing wrong with fear; the only mistake is to let it stop you in your tracks.  Twyla Tharp

I love zombies. If any monster could Riverdance, it would be zombies. Craig Ferguson

To follow, without halt, one aim There’s the secret of success. Anna Pavlova

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance. Amit Ray

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. Martha Graham

It has taken me years of struggle, hard work, and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. Isadora Duncan

I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I just dance. Fred Astaire

Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment. Erol Ozan

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you’ve never been hurt. Mark Twain

We can’t choose the music that life gives us, but we can choose how to dance to it.

A fine work of art  music, dance, painting, story  has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place. Robert McKee

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

Anyone who’s just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands.  Craig Ferguson

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

Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. Jack Kerouac

Dancers are the athletes of God. Albert Einstein

Never had she danced so beautifully; the sharp knives cut her feet, but she did not feel it, for the pain in her heart was far greater. Hans Christian Andersen

Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon. Edward Lear

A man whose eyes love opens risks his soul His dancing breaks beyond the mind’s control. Attar of Nishapur

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

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp

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

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

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

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

Kids they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music William Stafford

All I ever needed was the music and the mirror. A Chorus Line

She will blaze through you like a gypsy wildfire. Igniting you soul and dancing in its flames. And when she is gone, the smell of her smoke will be the only thing left to soothe you. Nicole Lyons

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.

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

Even today when I rehearse, I give it everything that I’ve got.  If I’m in a performance and the lights go out, I glow in the dark.  When you’re working before an audience, you have to make them feel like they can touch you.  That’s the dancer within, reaching out. Mitzi Gaynor

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

Follow your passion. Find that something that makes you want to work at it. Work hard. Nothing comes without hard work. Tomas Schramek

I often wished that more people understood the invisible side of things. Even the people who seemed to understand, didn’t really. Jennifer Starzec

I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. George Balanchine

I don’t want to hide. I want to slow dance with you again. I want to dance with you forever. Sarah Black

After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. Ann Richards

True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses. Ana Claudia Antunes

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