Top 60 Dance Quotes

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good." - Edwin Denby

60 Dance Quotes

Dancing is feeling free, you are able to let go for a moment that you earn, it's all yours. It has been proved that there are many benefits associated with dancing. Apart from keeping you physically fit, it can also boost your mood, your self-esteem and even improve your social skills. 

Are you a dancer? Do you want to become one? Inspiration and encouragement is what you need! These dance quotes by famous people who love dancing or who feel inspired by it will motivate you to enjoy this type of art. 

1“Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.”

Edward Lear

2"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."

Hopi Saying

3"I did everything he did, but backwards and in high heels."

Ginger Rogers

4“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

5“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.”

Charles Baudelaire

6"Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment."

Erol Ozan

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

8“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”


9“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

Martha Graham

10“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

George Bernard Shaw

11"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

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

Shirley MacLaine

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

Edwin Denby

14"Dancing allows me to explore myself in so many ways, to learn about my limitations and strengths, my ability to cope with adversity and to go farther than I thought I could. You find out what you’re made of."

Andrew Asnes

15"Dance is meditation in movement, a walking into silence where every movement becomes prayer."

Bernhard Wosien

16"A fine picture is but the image of nature; a finished ballet is nature herself."

J.G. Noverre

17"First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you’re very lucky and have said your prayers."

George Balanchine

18"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."

Alan Watts

19"Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order."

Samuel Beckett

20“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

21“She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.”

Monique Duval

22"When you are on stage you are having an affair with three thousand people."

Gelsey Kirkland

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

Shanna LaFleur

24"Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion."

Martha Graham

25"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."

Vicki Baum

26"Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."

Jackson Browne

27“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”

Oprah Winfrey

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

Mikhail Baryshnikov

29"Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn."

Sweetpea Tyler

30"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

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

Mata Hari

32"Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music."

Pierce Brosnan

33"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet."


34"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."

Maya Angelou

35"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."

Eckhart Tolle

36"They don't choose to dance. Dance has chosen them."

Jordan Matter

37"He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor."

Hindu Proverb

38"Sing with the showers and dance with the flowers."


39"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

40"When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you."

Paulo Coelho

41“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.”

James Howe

42“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music”

William Stafford

43“If you look at a dancer in silence, his or her body will be the music. If you turn the music on, that body will become an extension of what you're hearing.”

Judith Jamison

44“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man - the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.”

Martha Graham

45“Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.”

Normani Kordei

46“Some of my happiest moments have been dancing.”

Claire Danes

47“Dance every performance as if it were your last.”

Erik Bruhn

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

Kurt Vonnegut

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

Martha Graham

50“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.”

Lynda Barr

51“Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.”

Alarmel Valli

52“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.”

John Travolta

53“Dancing is silent poetry.”


54“Dance is like life, it exists as you’re flitting through it, and when it’s over, it’s done.”

Jerome Robbins

55“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.”

Kamand Kojouri

56“Dance is the timeless interpretation of life.”

Shah Asad Rizvi

57“I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.”

George Balanchine

58“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”

Amit Ray

59“When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.”

Katherine Jenkins

60“I’m going to dance in all the galaxies.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross