Dance Quotes: A Source of Inspiration

Don’t you just love reading ballet and dance quotes? I do! They are a source of inspiration to dancers and non-dancers alike. They lift us up and inspire us in many ways.

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The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille. Image source.

What do I mean by “in many ways”?

Quotes, especially dance quotes bring me back to what is important, not only professionally, but on a deeper level, you might say spiritually. After all, if you’re passionate and fulfilled internally, it shines through, right?

Here are a few refreshing dance quotes to get you started on the right foot today.

  • Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.  ~William Stafford
  • Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.  Just get up and dance.  ~Dave Barry
  • Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!  ~Constanze
  • The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.  Bodies never lie.  ~Agnes de Mille
Dance Quotes Agnes de Mille

Dance Quotes Agnes de Mille. Source:

You’ll find more quotes like these at this lovely site

One of my favorite quotes is the last one, the one by Agnes de Mille. I truly believe you can tell a lot about a person and a culture by the way people move to music, the way they dance.

What do these dance quotes inspire you to do? Are you easily embarrassed to dance in public; at a wedding or a party? Maybe these quotes will get you to let go, a least a bit, of your inhibitions next time you have the opportunity to dance and maybe be more like a kid!

Share these quotes with your friends. Just click the “Share” button at the end of this article. Have a lovely day!


About Romy Macias, Senior Editor

Romy danced with the Ballet Clasico de Queretaro Fernando Jhones for 10 years having reached 1st soloist position. She presently takes on character roles and teaches at the company's junior academy. This site is a testament to her passion for classical ballet. You're invited to be part of our community and join in the joy for this amazing art form.

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