Ballet Class Quotes

Ballet Class Quotes by Isadora Duncan, John Dryden, Martha Graham, Misty Copeland, Merce Cunningham, W. H. Auden and many others.

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.
My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I’m in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet.
The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion, the steadfast and willing devotion to the labor that makes the classwork not a gymnastic hour and a half, or at the lowest level, a daily drudgery, but a devotion that allows the classroom discipline to become moments of dancing too.
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance ’till you drop.
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Constanze Mozart
I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It’s just beautiful to me.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.
I grew up as a dancer, and music and dance are so closely tied, that in ballet class you’re listening to all this classical music, and in modern class you’re working with a live drummer. It was something that always made me feel really comfortable and I’ve had a connection to since the beginning.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
I give myself a Pilates/yoga hybrid mat class almost every day. I also continue to take ballet classes. Both of these practices help me to be aware of my body, my center, and how I move, both with my physical space and my mental space.
When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different.
Bill Austin
I have ballet class every other day for two hours. And for “Six Feet Under”, last week there was a sequence where I had to do a whole choreographed dance number, so I had four hours of dance practice every day.
Dance is the hidden langauge of the soul, of the body.
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.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
My career came together very quickly. I only trained for four years before I became a professional, so I didn’t have a lot of time to sit back and be inspired before I took my first ballet class.
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.
I don’t want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance.
Dance, dance, dance till you drop.
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
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.
I don’t feel like my life is that of a superstar! Every day I wake up, I take the train, I go to my ballet class. My everyday life is pretty normal.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
The vocabulary and manner of classical ballet express a high order of discipline and restraint, a sense of harmony with forces larger and more lasting than the individual.
Marcia Siegel
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn’t mine.