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Dance Quotes
"It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers." -Marcia Haydee

"Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music." -Pierce Brosnon

"When you are on stage you are having an affair with three thousand people." -Gelsey Kirkland

"I don't want dancers who want to dance. I want dancers who have to dance." -George Balanchine

"Dance- an art form. The body- an instrument. Learn to play the instrument and master the art form." -Debbie Dee

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

"No artist is ahead of his time. He is time; the others are just behind the times." -Martha Graham

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion." -Unknown

"If I can not dance, I shall die!" -Anna Pavlova

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

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

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." -Fred Sero

"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

"Dancer's are atgletes of god"-Albert Einstein

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

"Dance is the song of the body." -Martha Graham

"Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts. For it is no mere translation or abstraction of life. It is life itself." -Henry Havelock Ellis

"To dance is to be yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power on earth and it is yours for the taking." -Agnes DeMille

"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of a dancer." -Sylvie Guillium

"We should consider everyday lost in which we don't dance." -Neitzsche

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

"Where ever a dancer stands is holy ground." -Martha Graham

"Life is what we make it, it always has been, always will be." -Grandma Moses

"Either you do the pirouette or you shoot yourself. One or the other, but something must happen." -Monet Robier

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

"I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art." -Carrie Fisher

"I'm dancing to the music of the madness inside me." -George C. Wolfe

"It's the easiest things that cause the most problems." -Monet Robier

"I danced form the moment I could stand." -Anna Pavlova

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

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

Ballet technique is arbitrary and very difficult. It never becomes easy--it becomes possible. The effort involved in making a dancer's body is so long and relentless, in many instances painful, the effort to maintain the technique so grueling that unless a certain satisfaction is derived from the disciplining and the punishing, the pace could not be maintained. -Agnes de Mille

The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion, the steadfast and willing devotion to the labor that makes the classwork not a gymnastic hour and a half, or at the lowest level, a daily drudgery, but a devotion that allows the classroom discipline to become moments of dancing too... -Merce Cunningham

The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle. -Martha Graham

Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. -Martha Graham

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

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it. -Martha Graham

Dance is the only art in which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. -Ted Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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