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How can we know the dancer from the dance?
-W.B. Yeats

I couldn't avoid putting some quotes up about my greatest love. Enjoy :).

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Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

I should not believe in a God who does not dance.
Friedric Wilhelm Nietzsche

You don't stop dancing from growing old, you grow old from stopping to dance.
Unknown

"Is it how she moves, or how she looks?"
I say it's loneliness suspended to our own like grappling hooks,
And as long as she's got noise, she's fine.
But I could teach her how I learned to dance when the music's ended.
Dar Williams

Fine dancing, I believe like virtue, must be its own reward. Those who are standing by are usually thinking of something very different.
Jane Austen

Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express your whole self, the person you are.
Melissa Hayden

Do the steps that you've been shown,
by everyone you've ever known,
until the dance becomes your very own.
Jackson Brown

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden

To sing well and to dance is to be well educated.
Plato

Let us read and let us dance: two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire

I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who *have* to dance.
George Balanchine

Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman: always alert, always tense; but see, policeman don't have to be beautiful at the same time.
George Balanchine

Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good.
Edward Demby

I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music.
Frankie Manning

The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
Yiddish Proverb

Lindy Hop is an eternally evolving dance driven by the unspoken culture of improvization
Unknown

Beginning dancer: knows nothing.
Intermediate dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners.
Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with anyone.
Advanced dancer: ances everything. Especially with beginners.
Attributed to Dick Crum, a folk dance teacher

Dance just gets more exciting the more you know about it, which is why you have to do it well at school so you can spend the rest of your life supporting your habit. Just don't plan to marry anyone who dislikes dancing; it'll probably win in the end!
Kay Teague

To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.
Jack Handey

Do you know why Baptists refuse to make love standing up?
They're afraid it will lead to dancing!
Unknown

Dance: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire
George Bernard Shaw


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