Sometimes taking your first step out onto the dance floor is the hardest step. Here is a little inspiration to get you off the sidelines and onto the dance floor.

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“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”

Martha Graham

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”

 – Japanese Proverb

 

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

-Vicki Baum

 

“Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.”

James Howe

 

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

Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”

– Samuel Beckett

 

“Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips.”

– Terri Guillemets

 

Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit.

Judith Jamison

 

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

Martha Graham

 

“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

 

Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.

Confucius

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

 

People dance at any age.

Mikhail Baryshnikov

 

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing. Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing.”

 – James Brown

 

“If you can walk you can dance.”

– Zimbabwe proverb

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