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Dancing Quotes


These are some of the best 'Dancing' quotations and sayings.

A ballroom is nothing more or less than a great market place of beauty.-For my part, were I a buyer, I should like making my purchases in a less public mart.

A merry, dancing, drinking, laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.

All the gestures of children are graceful ; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master.

Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastic toe.

Dancing is an amusement which has been discouraged in our country by many of the best people, and not without some reason. - It is associated in their mind with balls; and this is one of the worst forms of social pleasure. - The time consumed in preparing for a ball, the waste of thought upon it, the extravagance of dress, the late hours, the exhaustion of strength, the exposure of health, and the languor of the succeeding day - these and other evils connected with this amusement, are strong reasons for banishing it from the community. - But dancing ought not, therefore, to be proscribed. - On the contrary, balls should be discouraged for this among other reasons, that dancing, instead of being a rare pleasure, requiring elaborate preparation, may become an everyday amusement, and mix with our common intercourse. - This exercise is among the most healthful. - The body as well as the mind feels its gladdening influence. - No amusement seems more to have a foundation in our nature. - The animation of youth overflows spontaneously in harmonious movements. - The true idea of dancing entitles it to favor. - Its end is to realize perfect grace in motion; and who does not know that a sense of the graceful is one of the higher faculties of our nature.

Learn to dance, not so much for the sake of dancing, as for coming into a room and presenting yourself genteelly and gracefully. - Women, whom you ought to endeavor to please, cannot forgive a vulgar and awkward air and gestures.

No man in his senses will dance.

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfin'd; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet.

The chief benefit of dancing is to learn one how to sit still.

The gymnasium of running, walking on stilts, climbing, etc., steels and makes hardy single powers and muscles, but dancing, like a corporeal poesy, embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.

They who love dancing too much seem to have more brains in their feet than their head, and think to play the fool with reason.

Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.

Well was it said, by a man of sagacity, that dancing was a sort of privileged and reputable folly, and that the best way to be convinced of this was to close the ears and judge of it by the eyes alone.

Where wildness and disorder are visible in the dance, there Satan, death, and all kinds of mischief are likewise on the floor.

You may be invited to a ball or dinner because you dance or tell a good story; but no one since the time of Queen Elizabeth has been made a cabinet minister or a lord chancellor for such reasons.