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International Dance Day: 10 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Dancers
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International Dance Day: 10 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Dancers

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To all the dancers out there that need that little extra drive, it's International Dance Day tomorrow, and so here are 10 awesome quotes from famous figures to give you that little extra inspiration.

1. "Dancers are the athletes of God." - Albert Einstein

2. "There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." - Vicki Baum

3. "The truest expression of a people is in its dance and its music. Bodies never lie." - Agnes de Mille

4. "When the music changes, so does the dance." - African proverb

5. "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche 

6. "Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy." - Jacques D'Amboise

7. "Do a loony-goony dance, 'cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain't been there before." —Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

8. "If you look at a dancer in silence, his or her body will be the music. If you turn the music on, that body will become an extension of what you're hearing." —Judith Jamison

9. "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

10. "The problem is not making up the steps, but deciding which ones to keep." —Mikhail Baryshnikov

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