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

"I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown."~Margaret Atwood

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop."~W. H. Auden

"Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward. Those who are standing by are usually thinking of something very different."~Jane Austen

"A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech."~Francis Bacon

"Dance is music made visible"~George Balanchine

"I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who has to dance"-George Balanchine

"Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policemen, always alert, always tense, but see policemen don't have to be beautiful at the same time."-George Balanchine

"The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself."~George Balanchine

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

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."~Mihkail Baryshnikov

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."~Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals."~Charles Baudelaire

"Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."~Samuel Beckett

"Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other."~George Borodin

"While I dance I cannot judge. I cannot hate. I cannot seperate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance."~Hans Bos

"Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing."-James Brown

"Dance can give the inarticulate a voice."~Pamela Brown

"On with the dance! Let joy be unconfind!"~Lord Byron

"Kind are her answers, But her performance keeps no day; Breaks time, as dancers. From their own Music when they stray."~Thomas Campion

"Just remember when you're not practicing that someone somewhere is and when you meet them, they will win."-Jaques D'Amboise

"So, I think I would say, enjoy the process of learning to dance. The process of our profession, and not its final achievement, is the heart and soul of dance."~Jacques d'Amboise

"Dance, an art form; the body, an intrument. Learn to play the instrument so you can master the art form."-Debbie Dee

"Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good." -Edward Demby

"You don't have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it."~Edwin Denby

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

"When you dance, you don't sweat: you glow."~Didi

"Dancing is the poetry of the foot."-John Dryden

"Dancing is the last word in life. In dancing one draws nearer to oneself."~Jean Dubuffet

"Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body."~Isadora Duncan

"There are likewise three kinds of dancers: first, those who consider dancing as a sort of gymnastic drill, made up of impersonal and graceful arabesques; second, those who, by concentrating their minds, lead the body into the rhythm of a desired emotion, expressing a remembered feeling or experience. And finally, there are those who convert the body into a luminous fluidity, surrendering it to the inspiration of the soul."~Isadora Duncan

"If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it."-Isadora Duncan

"Plie is the first thing you learn and the last thing you master." -Suzanne Farrell

"There are three steps you have to complete to become a professional dancer: learn to dance, learn to perform, and learn how to cope with injuries".-D. Gere

"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer."~Sylvie Guillem

"Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to paradise of the achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration, there are daily small deaths."-Martha Graham

"Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain."-Martha Graham

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul".-Martha Graham

"Dance is the loftiest, most moving, most beautiful of the arts, because it is not a mere translation or abstraction of life; it is life itself!"~Martha Grahm

"Dancers today can do anything; the technique is phenomenal. The passion and the meaning to their movement can be another thing."~Martha Graham

"Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery."~Martha Graham

"It takes ten years, usually, to make a dancer. It takes ten years of handling the instrument, handling the material with which you are dealing, for you to know it completely."~Martha Graham

"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather."~Martha Graham

"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings."-Martha Graham

"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word."-Mata Hari

"Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express your whole self, the person you are."~Melissa Hayden

"He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor."-Hindu proverb

"Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you."-Louis Horst

"The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words."-Bill Irwin

"People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels, little cardboard cut-outs, and yet we have blood and guts and go through Hell."~Susan Jaffe

"Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance."~Peter Saint James

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit."-Judith Jamison

"The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance, but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler, the balance of a tight-rope walker and panther-like strength and agility."-Camilla Jessel

"If you want to dance seriously, do. You must think about it day and night, dream about it,-desire it."~Christa Justus

"It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer".-Shanna LaFleur

"Dance gave me a focus so I could survive, and energy so I could have confidence in myself."~Edward Liang

"Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance".-Abraham Lincony

"Striving for connection with the audience is essential because you are in the moment; it is a give and take relationship. Catching someone's eye during a performance makes it more special"~Aubrey Lynch

"To touch, to move, to inspire-this is the true gift of dance."-Aubrey Lynch

"Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do."-Shirley MacLaine

"Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance."~Shirley MacLaine

"Even the ears must dance."~Natalie Makarova

"...I loved to dance in studios, but not necessarily on stage. What I loved was to sweat and to feel every single pore open up"~Peter Martins

"The Marquesan girls dance all over; not only do their feet dance, but their arms, hands, fingers, ay, their very eyes seem to dance in their heads."~Herman Melville

"Technique--bodily control--must be mastered only because the body must not stand in the way of the soul's expression."~La Meri

"Ballet technique never becomes easy, it becomes possible"-Agnes de Mille

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

"Many other women kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion."~Agnes de Mille

"To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more powerful, more beautiful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking."-Agnes de Mille

"Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming."-Agnes de Mille

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

"Master technique and then forget about it and be natural."~Anna Pavlova

"Those move easiest who have learned to dance."~Alexander Pope

"If you enjoy dancing, believe it. If you like dancing, show it. If you love dancing, live it."~*Princess*~(screen name)

"Everyday there must be something I can't do, otherwise it's boring."-Maret Robier

"Dancing is silent poetry."~Simonides