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  • It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made--when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt--it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.
    * Jane Austen


  • On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
    No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
    To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
    * Lord Byron


  • The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
    * Eldridge Cleaver


  • Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
    * Havelock Ellis


  • We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.
    * Martha Graham


  • Dancing is a 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


  • We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
    * Friedrich Nietzsche