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Inspiration for Dancers

Updated on December 6, 2010

Welcome to Inspiration For Dancers

Page Contents:

==>Inspirational Dance Quotes

==>List of Some Famous Dancers

==>Pictures of Famous Dancers

==>The Dance- A Poem by Friedrich von Schiller

Inspirational Dance Quotes

Here's a collection of inspirational and famous dance quotes.

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

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


The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time;

painting and architecture in space.But the dance lives at once in time and space."

~Curt Sachs

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

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

~Ruth St. Denis

Dancers are the athletes of God.

~Albert Einstein

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!


Dancers are an admirable bunch of people. The way they work. The stress is extraordinary. It's a difficult career. I think it's hellish; the fact that they are over the hill as they're emotionally maturing. That calls for a terrific strength of character.

~Lady D. MacMillan

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

~Dave Barry

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

~Ted Shawn

Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.

~George Balanchine

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

~Agnes De Mille

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters

Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.

~W.H. Auden

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.

~Shanna LaFleur

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

~John Dryden

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

~Mata Hari

What makes a great dancer is not technique. What makes a great dancer is passion.

~Martha Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

~Martha Graham

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

~Martha Graham

We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor,

the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.

This is the function of the American dance.

~Martha Graham

You don't pick dance. Dance picks you.

~Martha Graham

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

~Kurt Vonnegut

Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.

~Author Unknown

The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.

~Isadora Duncan

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it,

~Isadora Duncan

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

~Isadora Duncan

I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.

~Fred Astaire

When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.

~Fred Astaire

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

Life's a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow

~John Michael Montgomery

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did,

but she did it backwards and in high heels.

~Faith Whittlesey

People come to see beauty, and I dance to give it to them.

~Judith Jamison

Relationships are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth between partners...

~Colette Dowling

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

~Mikhail Baryshnikov

There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows

he has to bring something to the stage from within himself.

He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.

~Mikhail Baryshnikov

Every dancer lives on the threshold of chucking it.

~Judith Jamison

Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.

~Anna Pavlova

List of some famous dancers

Dance Poems

The Dance- A Poem by Friedrich von Schiller

See how, like lightest waves at play, the airy dancers fleet;

And scarcely feels the floor the wings of those harmonious feet.

Ob, are they flying shadows from their native forms set free?

Or phantoms in the fairy ring that summer moonbeams see?

As, by the gentle zephyr blown, some light mist flees in air,

As skiffs that skim adown the tide, when silver waves are fair,

So sports the docile footstep to the heave of that sweet measure,

As music wafts the form aloft at its melodious pleasure,

Now breaking through the woven chain of the entangled dance,

From where the ranks the thickest press, a bolder pair advance,

The path they leave behind them lost--wide open the path beyond,

The way unfolds or closes up as by a magic wand.

See now, they vanish from the gaze in wild confusion blended;

All, in sweet chaos whirled again, that gentle world is ended!

No!--disentangled glides the knot, the gay disorder ranges--

The only system ruling here, a grace that ever changes.

For ay destroyed--for ay renewed, whirls on that fair creation;

And yet one peaceful law can still pervade in each mutation.

And what can to the reeling maze breathe harmony and vigor,

And give an order and repose to every gliding figure?

That each a ruler to himself doth but himself obey,

Yet through the hurrying course still keeps his own appointed way.

What, would'st thou know? It is in truth the mighty power of tune,

A power that every step obeys, as tides obey the moon;

That threadeth with a golden clue the intricate employment,

Curbs bounding strength to tranquil grace, and tames the wild enjoyment.

And comes the world's wide harmony in vain upon thine ears?

The stream of music borne aloft from yonder choral spheres?

And feel'st thou not the measure which eternal Nature keeps?

The whirling dance forever held in yonder azure deeps?

The suns that wheel in varying maze?--That music thou discernest?

No! Thou canst honor that in sport which thou forgettest in earnest.

Some movies on dancing


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