Dancing Sayings and Quotes

Dancing is art in motion, performance art if you prefer. It doesn’t require any equipment, just yourself and tune of choice. Cut a rug with the collection of insightful and humorous dancing quotes below.

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.     

Martha Graham

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.     

Ted Shawn

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

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.     

Terri Guillemets

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

Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.     

Isadora Duncan

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.     


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

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.     

Robert Frost

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

You don't enter a dance studio and say "I can't do that." If you do, then why are you in the studio in the first place?     

Judith Jamison

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

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.     

Vicki Baum

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.     

Charles Baudelaire

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.     

John Dryden

Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life.     

Robert Brault

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.     

Mata Hari

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.     

Peter Saint James

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.     

Indian Proverb

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


Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.     

Paige Arden

Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.     

Alarmel Valli

Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.     

Martha Graham

The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations     

Maurice Bjart

Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.     

Scott Nilsson

Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.     

Jerome Robbins

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

Fred Astaire

The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.     

La Meri

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.     

Hindu Proverb

Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.     

George Carlin

To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.     

Eugene Louis Faccuito

I'm not so interested in how they move as in what moves them.     

Pina Bausch

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

Marcia Hayde

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.     

Albert Einstein

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

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.     

Henry Fielding

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

Jane Austen

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.     

Edwin Denby

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.     

W.H. Auden

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.     

Kurt Vonnegut

Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.     

Twyla Tharp

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.     

Dave Barry

How can we know the dancer from the dance?     

William Butler Yeats

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


Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor.     

Kristy Nilsson

Dancing is silent poetry.     


Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.     

Samuel Beckett

Dance every performance as if it were your last.     

Erik Bruhn