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.

Dance every performance as if it were your last.     

Erik Bruhn

Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.     

Fred Astaire

The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.

La Meri

He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.     

Hindu Proverb

Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.

George Carlin

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

To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.

Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

I'm not so interested in how they move as in what moves them.     

Pina Bausch

Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer ?feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.     

Marcia Hayde

Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.     

Isadora Duncan

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

Albert Einstein

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

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.     

Henry Fielding

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.


To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.

Jane Austen

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

Edwin Denby

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.

W.H. Auden

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

Kurt Vonnegut

Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing.     

Twyla Tharp

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'Ambroise