Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Dance is the hidden langauge of the soul, of the body.
Let us read, and let us dance — these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance 'till you drop.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Ballet is not technique, not a way of doing things, but a means of expression that comes perhaps more closely to the inner language of man than any other.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like it’s heaven on earth.
Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.
I think most dancers would agree that the art of ballet chooses the dancer, not the other way around.
Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.
A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet, that the two disciplines were totally separate, and if you did one, you couldn’t do the other. I’m beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
On dancing on pointe: Why don't they just get taller girls?
I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls.
Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.
The physical language of the body is so much more powerful than words.
If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts.
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater. I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
Dance every performance as if it were your last.
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