Dance Quotes


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


“To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance” – Aubrey Lynch


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


"While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate,I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance."
 - Hans Bos


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


“To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,To sing the heart song of a thousand generations, To feel the meaning of a moment in time.” 
- Beth Jones


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


“You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled,then something has been lost.” 
- Martha Graham


“We either make ourselves miserable,or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” 
- Carlos Castaneda  


“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are.”- Author Unknown


"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."- Hopi Indian Saying


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


"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'Amboise  


"Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it." - Steven Thompson


“The body says what words cannot.” 
- Martha Graham


“There are times when the simple dignity of movementcan fulfill the function of a volume of words.”
- Doris Humphrey


“Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all:to express with your whole self the person you are.” - Melissa Hayden


“Music is the language of the soul,dance is the language of the body. Body and soul, music and dance conceive an instrument of expression through which the spirit communicates.” 
- Maestro Hector Zaraspe


“Your dance identifies who you are.”- Author Unknown


“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


“Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer,or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.” 
- Agnes de Mille


“Practice means to perform, over and over againin the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” 
- Martha Graham


“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: you're dancing spirit.” 
- Judith Jamison


“Master techniqueand then forget about it and be natural.” 
- Anna Pavlova


“Dancers keep looking for the perfect teacherwithout realizing that it's all there within themselves. You teach yourself; your teacher is a guide. If you do not hear the advice, corrections and words of your guide, it makes no difference how great the teacher. You will never dance.”
 - Author Unknown