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The more I surf the web and correspond by email, I see people using dance quotes. I have compiled several quotes by belly dancers, plus a few from other dancers.

Quotes are a lot of fun to use and at times really express your feelings. You are probably wondering, where would I use a dance quote. Some uses would be at the end of emails, on letterhead, business cards, fax forms, and voice mail messages; just about anywhere. Be creative and have fun with using quotes.

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another". --Author Unknown

"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.” ~ Wayne Dyer

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion". ~ Martha Graham

“When the music changes, so does the dance.” ~ African Proverb

"Stop talking, start dancing. Soon you will know what you need to know." -Anon

"If you stumble, make it part of the dance ..." ---Author Unknown

"You haven't got anything to dance about until you're over thirty-five anyway." ---Bert Balladine

"If I could explain, I wouldn't need to dance!" ---Isadora Duncan

"Egyptian dancers glisten, Turkish dancers sweat." ---Anonymous

"They who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music." ---Anonymous

"Dancing is the world's favorite metaphor." ---Kristy Nilsson

"Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion. ---Scott Nilsson

"Dance - no translation needed." ---Kristy Nilsson

"It is not the movements that make a dance beautiful, it is the emotions that inspired the movements 
that make it beautiful." ---Kristy Nilsson

"Musicality is when the dancers' movements appear to create the music - and not the other way around." ---Kristy Nilsson

"To dance is to be out of yourself AND IN YOURSELF AT THE SAME TIME. Those whom you encompass need only to look... because they are inside of you when you dance." ---Eva Cernik

"The Gypsy Dancer appears to be free from the societal constraints. The Gypsy as the Wild Woman archetype has magical powers, powers which make her dangerous. She is out-of-control, or at least beyond the control of the patriarchy. She evokes fear, especially in the subconscious where the Wild Woman lurks within us all. We are afraid to let her out because we may loose control." ---Laurel Victoria Gray

"Hold your hands out gently. Ask others to do the same. See how different each person looks. Each person has their own unique and natural beauty. Use this natural beauty when you dance. Respect your individuality." ---Artemis

"Do not deny yourself the opportunity for a spontaneous exchange between the musician and yourself. Let the music come inside of you and dance that music. It is this most intimate musical self and your most intimate dancing self. Feel the music. Fill yourself with it... This is the art of takseem." ---Artemis

"Locked in this dance is a secret language that tells the story of women's lives... their passions and their spirituality, their sacrifices, their joys, their intuitions, their emotional life drama." ---Delilah

"A filmy veil, floating gracefully around a whirling dancer is a special ethereal vision." ---Dahlena

"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

"Is it possible that the first dance ever done by a woman was the belly dance? If we could peer back through the haze of time and secretly watch our cave sister, what kind of a dance do you think she would be doing? The belly dance, of course"! ---Serena Wilson, excerpt from The History of Belly Dance

"Dance is work, hard work, and not just physical, but emotional and intellectual and spiritual. You gotta be fearless, or at least unafraid to face your fears and ride through it, coming out stronger. Challenge yourself to push for the best, not just diddle around. Take it seriously, love it, hate it, fight with it, dance with it. Jump off the dang cliff and GO for it"! ---Baraka

"Art is the communication of ecstasy"! ---Baraka

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion". ---Martha Graham

"Beside the fire, as the wood burns black, A laughing dancer in veils of light, Whose dance transforms the darkness to gold". ---Abu Abd Allah ben Abi-l-Khisal, excerpt from The Serpent of the Nile by Buonaventura

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