Looking for the best quotes on dancing? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 dance quotes and sayings.

Top 100 Dance Quotes


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


99

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


98

“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


97

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


96

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


95

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


94

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


93

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


92

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


91

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


90

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

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89

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


88

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


87

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


86

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


85

“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


84

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


83

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


82

“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


81

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


80

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

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79

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


78

“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


77

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


76

“Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides


75

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


74

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


73

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


72

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


71

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


70

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

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69

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


68

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


67

“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


66

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


65

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


64

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


63

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


62

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


61

“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


60

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

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59

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


58

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


57

“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


56

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


55

“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


54

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


53

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


52

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


51

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


50

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

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49

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


48

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


47

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


46

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


45

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


44

“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


43

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


42

“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


41

“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


40

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

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39

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


38

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


37

“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


36

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


35

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


34

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


33

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


32

“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


31

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


30

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

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29

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


28

“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


27

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


26

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


25

“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


24

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


23

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


22

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


21

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


20

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

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19

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


18

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


17

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


16

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


15

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


14

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


13

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


12

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


11

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


10

“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

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9

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


8

“Every savage can dance.” – Jane Austen


7

“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


6

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


5

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


4

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


3

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


2

“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


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