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The Joy of Dance

Dance to the music of these wonderful quotes

I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. - Dave Barry
To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. - Aubrey Lynch
Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced. - Paige Arden
I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly. - Twyla Tharp
I think Balanchine and Robbins talk to God and when I call, he's out to lunch. - Bob Fosse
The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever. - W.M. Tory
Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance. - Alarmel Valli
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. - George Bernard Shaw
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they are insane. - H.P. Lovecraft
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. - Agnes de Mille
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. - Terri Guillemets
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. - George Bernard Shaw
God match me with a good dancer. - William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other. - George Borodin
When the music changes, so does the dance. - African proverb
On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined. - Lord Byron
To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love. - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Dancing is silent poetry. - Simonides
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! - Constanze
To dance is to reach for a word that doesn't exist,
To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,
To feel the meaning of a moment in time.
- Beth Jones
While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life.  I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance. - Hans Bos
Dancers are the messengers of the gods. - Martha Graham
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance. - Ezra Pound
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words. - Ruth St. Denis
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. - Peter St. James
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. - Mary Schmich (often incorrectly attributed to Kurt Vonnegut)
Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
- William W. Purkey
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. - Mikhail Baryshnikov
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. - Martha Graham
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. - George Balanchine
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. - Agnes De Mille
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. - Faith Whittlesey
You do an electic celebration of a dance! First you do Fosse, Fosse Fosse! You do Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna! But you keep it all inside. - Robin Williams, "The Birdcage"
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford
How can we know the dancer from the dance? - William Butler Yeats
There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. - Edwin Denby
Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. - Japanese Proverb
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. - Agnes de Mille
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. - Terri Guillemets
Dancers are the messengers of the gods. - Martha Graham
Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it. - Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle
Dancing: the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music. - George Bernard Shaw
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. - George Balanchine
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. - Vicki Baum
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. - Agnes De Mille
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. - Faith Whittlesey
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance 'till you drop.
- W.H. Auden
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. - George Balanchine
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire
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
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. - John Dryden
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. - Havelock Ellis
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. - Martha Graham
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it. - Martha Graham
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain. - Martha Graham
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. - Mata Hari
Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham
We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. - D.H. Lawrence
Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor. - Kristy Nilsson
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Even for individuals who struggle to coordinate the most basic movement, dance is still a superb release and learning experience. The degenerative disorder Parkinson’s disease (PD) destroys basal ganglianeurons, causing tremors, stiffness, and halting movements, hardly the hallmarks of a dancer.
 
Yet, Dance for PD, a joint project between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, offers people with Parkinson’s the chance to engage in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance exercises. In sessions, patients learn from movement experts how they can use their senses and brains to control movement.
 
While there is growing interest in understanding how and whether dance could benefit PD patients physiologically, the classes appear to improve mood and concentration. Further insight and advances, however, may yet reveal new treatments for human disorders in different ways, including through dance and rhythm.

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