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95 Dance Quotes to Make You Move & Groove

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Get ready to shake it! These short and sweet dance quotes will inspire you to get off the couch and feel the rhythm.

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Motivational

  •     “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life.” – Jacques d’Amboise
  •     “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
  •     “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance!” – Dave Barry
  •     “If you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl through it, or dance on top of it.” – Unknown
  •     “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

Celebrating Expression

  •     “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” – Martha Graham
  •     “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho
  •     “To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.” – Agnes de Mille
  •     “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears…” – Sting
  •     “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

Lighthearted and Fun

  •     “Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, dance, dance ’til you drop.” – W.H. Auden
  •     “Those who can’t dance say the music is no good.” – Yiddish Proverb
  •     “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  •     “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance. ” – George Bernard Shaw
  •     “If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” – Melody Carstairs

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Focus and Determination

  •     “Don’t think, just dance.” – Jerome Robbins
  •     “The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” – Amit Kalantri
  •     “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey
  •     “The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” – Agnes de Mille
  •     “There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum
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Perspective

  •     “Dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” – Mata Hari
  •     “Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.” – Constanze
  •     “To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.” – Aubrey Lynch
  •     “Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.” – Edward Lear
  •     “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Celebrating the Art Form

  •     “Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.” – Ted Shawn
  •     “Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” – Louis Horst
  •     “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle
  •     “Dance is your own invention, a moving sculpture that lives only in the moment it’s created.” – Unknown
  •     “Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” – Lynda Barr

Whimsical and Playful

  •     “Dance like the world is watching, even if nobody is.” – Unknown
  •     “Let your hair down and shake your groove thing!” – Unknown
  •     “Feeling stressed? Dance it out!” – Unknown
  •     “If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” – African Proverb
  •     “When the music changes, so does the dance.” – African Proverb
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Uplifting and Positive

  •     “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
  •     “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” – Pina Bausch
  •     “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.” – Xiaolu Guo
  •     “Dance is the timeless interpretation of life.” – Shah Asad Rizvi
  •     “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Short and Sweet

  •     “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.” – Susan Polis Schutz
  •     “Keep calm and dance on.” – Unknown
  •     “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” – Satchel Paige
  •     “Dance every performance as if it were your last.” – Erik Bruhn
  •     “Life is short, and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance!” – James Howe

Contemplative

  •     “Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.” – H.P. Lovecraft
  •     “Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” – Erol Ozan
  •     “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” – Maya Angelou
  •     “The dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.” – Martha Graham
  •     “Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” – Fred Astaire
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Emphasizing Technique

  •     “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham
  •     “Feet on the ground. Head in the clouds.” – Unknown
  •     “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono
  •     “Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.” – Michael Jackson
  •     “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

Humorous and Relatable

  •     “I don’t want to dance with anyone who needs a program to tell them what to do.” – Gene Kelly
  •     “Feeling stressed? Dance party for one!” – Unknown
  •     “If dancing were any easier it would be called football.” – Unknown
  •     “The only way I can really dance is if someone else is paying me to.” – Craig Ferguson
  •     “Dancing with a stranger can be a dangerous thing… you never know if they can dance, or if they smell.” – Unknown

About the Power of Dance

  •     “Dance is a conversation between body and soul.” – Unknown
  •     “Great artists are people who find a way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.” – Margot Fonteyn
  •     “To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” – Hopi Indian Saying
  •     “The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion.” – Merce Cunningham
  •     “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins.” – Henry David Thoreau

Celebrating Self-Expression

  •     “Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Angela Monet
  •     “I was born to dance. It’s in my blood, it’s in my soul.” – Unknown
  •     “Dance has always been my refuge. I go into my body. That’s where I feel safe.” – Judith Jamison
  •     “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears … we dance for life.” – Sting
  •     “The dance is strong where the body is weak.” – Joe Goode
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The Joy of Movement

  •     “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  •     “Don’t walk. DANCE!” – Unknown
  •     “Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli
  •     “Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.” – Unknown
  •     “When the spirit dances, the body sings.” – African Proverb

Inspirational and Uplifting

  •     “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham
  •     “Do not try to dance better than anyone else. Only try to dance better than yourself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov
  •     “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting…” – Rumi
  •     “The dance goes on forever. As long as we can hear the music, we will dance.” – George RR Martin
  •     “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

Focused on Passion

  •     “When you feel the passion inside, that’s when you dance.” – Janet Jackson
  •     “You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings… just the fleeting moment when you feel alive.” – Merce Cunningham
  •     “Passion first and everything will fall into place.” – Holly Jackson
  •     “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life.” – Jacques d’Amboise
  •     “Dancers are the athletes of God.” – Albert Einstein

Celebrating the Beauty of Dance

  •     “Those who can’t dance will say the music’s no good.” – Yiddish Proverb
  •     “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” – Pina Bausch
  •     “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham
  •     “Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides of Ceos
  •     “Let them see you. Let them watch their bodies react while yours does nothing.” – Iain Thomas

Focused on Community

  •     “No artist is pleased. [There is] only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” – Martha Graham
  •     “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov
  •     “Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire
  •     “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey
  •     “When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed

Founder & Writer at QuoteGravity.com

I'm Nadeem Ahmed, the founder and writer of QuoteGravity.com, a platform designed to inspire and motivate people through the power of words.

With a background in project management, GIS analysis, and digital marketing, I'm passionate about crafting compelling content that resonates with readers.

Through QuoteGravity.com, I hope to share inspirational quotes and stories that help people find their inner strength and achieve their goals.

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