Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dance Quotes and Truisms

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion." -Unknown

"Plie is the first thing you learn and the last thing you master." - Suzanne Farrell

"Dancer's are athletes of god"- Albert Einstein

"I danced form the moment I could stand." - Anna Pavlova

"If you want to dance seriously, do. You must think about it day and night, dream about it,--desire it." -Christa Justus

"People tend to look at dancers like we are these little jewels, little cardboard cut-outs, and yet we have blood and guts and go through hell." - Susan Jaffe

"Learning to walk set you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are." - Melissa Hayden

"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

"Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, then no matter. Go right on doing what you love." - Lois Hurst

"Beginner dancer; knows nothing. Intermediate dancer; knows everything and is too good to dance with beginners. Hotshot dancer; too good to dance with anyone. Advanced dancer; dances with everyone - especially beginners." - Unknown

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit." - Judith Jamison

"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, backwards and in high heels." - Unknown

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