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"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

 

 

“God respects you when you work,

but he loves you when you dance.”


- Sufi Saying

 

 

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


- Shanna LaFleur

 

 

“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!”


- Constanze

 

 

“Dancing is silent poetry.”


- Simonides

 

 

“Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.”


- Author Unknown

 

 

“To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,

To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,

To feel the meaning of a moment in time.”


- Beth Jones

 

 

"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

 

 

"Technical perfection is insufficient.

It is an orphan without the true soul of a dancer."


- Sylvie Guillium

 

 

"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

 

 

"Dance isn't something that can be explained in words.

It has to be danced."


- Paige Arden

 

 

"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

 

 

"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

 

 

"How can we know the dancer from the dance?"


- William Butler Yeats

 

 

"A dancer's body is her temple"


- Paulette Rees-Denis

 

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