40 Amazing Dance Quotes To Inspire Your Moves

40 Amazing Dance Quotes To Inspire Your Moves

Last updated on January 2nd, 2024 at 11:43 am

Surrey Celebration Dance Team“, by Brendan, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Dancing is an art that unites people from all walks of life, and that’s why dance and music are commonly referred to as the universal language. This art not only complements music but also expresses emotions. Other than having fun, dancing can improve your physical and mental health. According to researchers from Colorado State University, dancing improves cognitive functions and slows down memory loss in older adults. 

The good thing is you don’t have to be a professional dancer to enjoy or even participate in dancing. Some babies learn to dance even before crawling or walking. So if you are a shy dancer in need of some inspiration, these amazing dance quotes will help you find your sparkle and build your confidence. Be sure to get your dancing shoes ready and think of yourself as the greatest dancer ever!

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


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

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.”

H. Jackson Brown

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

Paulo Coelho

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

Martha Graham

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

Chuck Berry

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”

Xiaolu Guo

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

“You’ve gotta 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.”


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Vivian Greene

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”


“Daily dance uplifts the soul to spiritual realms.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“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

“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.”

Louis Horst

“Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.”

Simon Fowler

“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.”

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Martha Graham

“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.”


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


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

James Howe

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”

Susan Polis Schutz

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”

Agnes de Mille

“One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.”

Shah Asad Rizvi

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

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”

Michael Jackson

“Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”

Steve Maraboli

“The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”

Amit Kalantri

“Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.”

Sweetpea Tyler

“Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer. Feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.”

Marcia Hayde

“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”

Vicki Baum

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”

Japanese Proverb

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

“Dance from your heart and let your passion shine through.”


“Every dance you make belongs to you. It is part of your collection. When you think of it like that, you’ll want to make your next routine the best you’ve ever made!”

Torron-Lee Dewar

“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.”

Kamand Kojouri

“When in doubt, dance it out.”


“Dancing is the most basic and relevant form of expression.”


“Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.”

Mason Cooley

“Dancers don’t need wings to fly.”


“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”

We hope that these quotes about dance have inspired your moves and boosted your confidence. So, with your dancing shoes still on, check out these Michael Jackson quotes to inspire your moves even further and develop a different perspective on life and music. After all, nothing beats learning from one of the greatest dancers in the history of music!

Nitesh Kuchhal, an IIM Calcutta graduate, is more than an educator—he's a mentor. With a passion for leadership and entrepreneurship, and travel. He has explored over 20 countries. Beyond teaching, he dives into psychology and discusses social issues. Though he is not a history expert, he enjoys learning about it through books, adding a historical touch to his many interests.

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