Forty Quotes To Get You Dancing

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Learning to dance is a long journey. From those early beginnings in the classroom as a child, there can be times when it is a hard slog. Long hours and repetition are the only way to improve technique and it can be disappointing when skills aren’t mastered quickly.

Building your dance skills is all worth it in the end but sometimes you need a little push to get you out of bed and into your dancing shoes.

Here is some inspiration from some amazing people who all knew the value of dancing.

Quotes to get you dancing

“If you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl under it, or dance on top of it.” – Unknown

“Forget your troubles and dance.” – Bob Marley

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

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” – Lynda Barr

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.” – Dan Pearce

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

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

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

“If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it!” – Craig Ferguson

“Live like you’ll die tomorrow, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.” – Bob Fosse

“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

“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” – James Brown

“Some of my happiest moments have been dancing.” – Claire Danes

“Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.” – Scott Nilsson

“Dancing – however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.” – Ciara

“Dance is a great way to express yourself.” – Darcey Bussell

“The main thing is dancing, and before it withers away from my body, I will keep dancing till the last moment, the last drop.” – Rudolf Nureyev

“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” – Fred Astaire

“You live as long as you dance.” – Rudolf Nureyev

“I try to dress classy and dance cheesy.” – Psy

“I dance. A lot. I work grief and sadness out of my body when I dance, and I bring in joy and rhythm.” – Inga Muscio

“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

“When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.” – Katherine Jenkins

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” – Erol Ozan

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Jane Austen

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

“To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.” – Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

“Dancing is silent poetry.” – Simonides

“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.” – John Travolta

“There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.” – Edwin Denby

“The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” – Amit Kalantri

“I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I’ll dance.” – Gael Garcia Bernal

“When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.” – Blake Lively

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham

“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man.” – Gene Kelly

“If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.” – Chuck Berry

If these quotes don’t make you want to get up and moving, nothing will! And these can also be helpful if you’re having an off day and need some extra motivation to make it to the studio.

Go on, get dancing!

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