Dancing is for everyone! It is one of the easiest ways of improving your overall mood – it’s basically free therapy.

Not only it is an excellent exercise for your entire body, but through dance, you can also release feelings of anger, stress or frustration. We know, it may be hard to think about dancing when you rather feel like hitting a punching bag, but give it a try. You only a need a few minutes of dancing to your favorite music to get rid of the intensity of all those negative emotions, feel better and make wiser decisions afterwards.

If you’re looking for a way to stay fit, but you’re not a fan of sports or exercising, then dance is your friend. You don’t have to pay for classes, you don’t need any special equipment and you won’t depend on a strict schedule. We honestly can’t think of a better way to burn some calories and also feel great while doing it.

To help you reignite your passion for dance, we’ve compiled a list of beautiful dance quotes. Enjoy!

Inspirational dance quotes

Dancing is so much more than moving to the sound of music. When you dance and you really let loose, you step into another world — a world of your own, where daily worries stop existing.

If you think about it, you instantly feel joy just by watching other people dance — that’s how powerful dance is. So why not multiply that feeling by joining them? Dance whenever there is an occasion and if there isn’t an occasion, create one.

Dance to enhance your mood and to express yourself. You don’t need to learn moves, you’ve already got your own. Just dance!

Here are the best inspirational dance quotes to celebrate the joy of dancing:

Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (more Friedrich Nietzsche quotes)

The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.

AMIT KALANTRI

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. […] Dance when you’re perfectly free.

JALALUDDIN RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

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

OPRAH WINFREY

Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.

EDWARD LEAR

Life is the dancer and you are the dance.

ECKHART TOLLE (more Eckhart Tolle quotes)

How can we know the dancer from the dance?

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

JOHN DRYDEN

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

CONSTANZE

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

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.

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

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

AGNES DE MILLE

For, truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen…

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.

TED SHAWN

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

VICKI BAUM

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

Dance floor quotes

Even the shy ones love to dance, and if they won’t do it on an actual dance floor, they will create their own at home or wherever they feel comfortable — somewhere where no one can see or judge them.

Regardless of how daring you are when it comes to dancing, we’ve prepared a few dance quotes that will make you want to get on the dance floor.

This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endures — symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.

ALEXANDRA KATEHAKIS

Do a loony goony dance Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.

SHEL SILVERSTEIN

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

MARTHA GRAHAM

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health — it rusts your spirit and your hips.

TERRI GUILLEMETS

We’re fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance.

UNKNOWN

Dance quotes for kids

Kids naturally respond to the sound of music. Basically, we’re all born to dance. Sadly, children get discouraged when they become too self-conscious about their dance moves.

They lose their confidence when they compare themselves to other children or when others tell them that they’re not good dancers. That’s why it’s crucial to teach our children that they should keep on dancing regardless of what others say. That we don’t dance to impress people around us, we do it because it makes us feel good, both physically and emotionally. Dance is a competition for the pros. For the rest of us, it’s pure joy.

Here are a few dance quotes for kids to encourage them to never stop dancing:

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.

WILLIAM STAFFORD

When I was young, my mom realized I could dance and hold a beat, and I really danced just for fun. It was good exercise.

TOM HOLLAND

She had to dance — she just had to!… The music seemed to move in her body, moving through her. She leaped high and flung out her arms and oh, how she smiled!

AMY EHRLICH

If life is good, don’t just sit there — dance! If life’s not so good — dance even more.

TERRI GUILLEMETS

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

KURT VONNEGUT (more Kurt Vonnegut quotes)

Three little, merry little, piggy-wiggy-wigs,/ Danced three jolly little jiggy-jiggy-jigs…

MARGARET SIDNEY

Dance, to be beautiful forever.

TERRI GUILLEMETS

Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.

BERNARD F. ASUNCION

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

Love dancing quotes

When we feel the rhythm of the music, our bodies start to move naturally. That’s why we all love dancing — it’s that easy and it makes us feel so good.

Here are some dance quotes that will make you love dancing even more.

You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.

MERCE CUNNINGHAM

In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.

AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES

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

On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.

MICHAEL JACKSON

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.  

UNKNOWN

Funny dance quotes

Dancing is fun, no matter how or when you do it. That’s the best thing about it — you don’t have to be a professional. You simply let your body move to the groove however it wants to. When you don’t care about controlling your every move, that’s when dancing does its magic.

Have you ever been shy on a dancefloor, yet when you’re home alone you feel like a performer? Well, the next time someone is there to “witness” your performance, let them! It doesn’t matter what they think, all that matters is for you to have a great time. However, if you don’t feel ready for this, at least don’t give up doing it.

Check out our list of funny dance quotes then turn up your favorite music and start moving those feet!

If people stand in a circle long enough, they’ll eventually begin to dance. 

GEORGE CARLIN (more George Carlin quotes)

When I dance, people think I’m looking for my keys. 

RAY ROMANO

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

SAMUEL BECKETT

Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming. 

AGNES DE MILLE

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can’t talk and dance at the same time. 

GINGER ROGERS

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. 

EDWIN DENBY

You can teach an elephant to dance, but the likelihood of its stepping on your toes is very high. 

GARY MOSS

Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A.?

DAVE SOKOLOWSKI

Dance like no one is watching… Because they are not… They are checking their phone. 

UNKNOWN

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

He who cannot dance says the stage is not ready. 

TAMIL PROVERB

Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way faster than your partner can step on them. 

UNKNOWN

Dancing is like a shower: one wrong turn and you’re in hot water! 

MAD MAGAZINE

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

LOUIS HORST

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance. 

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom. 

BOB HOPE

Quotes about dancing

You may have your own definition on what dancing means. However, below you will find a few dance quotes that define the joy of dancing in a beautiful and meaningful way. Enjoy!

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

MARTHA GRAHAM

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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

Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.

EROL OZAN

Dancing is surely the most basic and relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience.

LYALL WATSON