Dancing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dancing quotes, dancing sayings, and dancing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Dave Barry

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

Robert Frost

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

Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.     

Louis Horst

You don't enter a dance studio and say "I can't do that." If you do, then why are you in the studio in the first place?

Judith Jamison

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.

Martha Graham

How can we know the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats

Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.     

Christopher Morley

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

Ted Shawn

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.     

Vicki Baum

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


Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

Charles Baudelaire

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

John Dryden

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

Havelock Ellis

Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life.

Robert Brault

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

Mata Hari

Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor.

Kristy Nilsson

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.

Peter Saint James

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.

Indian Proverb

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than in their head.


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

Paige Arden

Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.     

Alarmel Valli

Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.

Terri Guillemets

Dancing is silent poetry.


Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.

Samuel Beckett

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

Martha Graham

The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations     

Maurice Bjart

Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.

Scott Nilsson

Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.

Jerome Robbins