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Dance Music Quotes


"Let's face the music and dance." - Irving Berlin

"Dance, like music, is the expression of the human spirit. Dance is 'visual music'." - S. Janaki

"Dance music was on its arse before we came along." - Sergio Pizzorno

"In Dance and Music, Silence swims to reach our soul." - Nelly Mazloum

"Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n." - Alexander Pope

"When the music and dance create with accord...their magic captivates both the heart and the mind." - Jean-Georges Noverre

"Dance is music made visible" - George Balanchine

"I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music." - Frankie Manning

"My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance." - Michael Jackson

"Dance is the music of our body, sound is the rhythm of our feeling, silence is the symphony of our soul." - Nelly Mazloum

"Music and dance are all you need." - Moliere

"Calling all dance music producers! I'm available." - Kristin Chenoweth

"Americans are good at making dance music." - Ed Simons

"A dance to the music of time." - Anthony Powell

"See the music, hear the dance." - George Balanchine

"Gay nightclubs offer better dance music." - Jack Davenport

"Dancing is very important to people who play music with a beat. I think that people who don't dance, or who never did dance, don't really understand the beat... I know musicians who don't and never did dance, and they have difficulty communicating." - Duke Ellington

"I think rap music has made more money on dance music than dance music has made on dance music. Just a thought." - Kaskade

"The music industry isn't converging toward dance music. Dance music is dance music. It's been around since disco - and way before disco. But there's different versions of dance music." - William

"with respect to the distribution of your time the following is what I should approve. from 8. to 10 o'clock practise music. from 10. to 1. dance one day & draw another. from 1. to 2. draw on the day you dance, and write a letter next day. from 3. to 4. read French. from 4. to 5. exercise..." - Thomas Jefferson

"Dance music makes us dance. Let us get off our couch and spin around!" - Yoko Ono

"My favourite dance is the Foxtrot. It's a proper dance with proper music. It has class." - Anton Du Beke

"Dance music will always be around. People around the world love to dance." - Kaskade

"I believe education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts... is part of a well-rounded education and can provide so much joy, now and in the future." - Rudy Giuliani

"Dance, like music, knows no geographical boundaries, no linguistic barriers and no racial divisions. All walls crumble where art is concerned. It is a great unifying and integrating force." - Vempati Chinna Satyam

"Everyone has seen people dancing all night. But take a man and make him dance for a quarter of an hour without music and see if he can bear it." - Maurice de Saxe

"My raps are a decision, rabble rousing, spiritual, like gospel music. I don't want to dance. We have so many things to deal with, we need to talk straight up and down." - Tupac Shakur

"I am love, I am music, she thinks. Let's dance." - Paulo Coelho

"Music touching my soul, the spirit dance was unfolding." - John Lennon

"Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture." - Thelonious Monk

"Dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music" - Charles Baudelaire

"If there is no dance, there is not music." - Tito Puente

"Underground dance music - in the nicest way possible - it's amateur" - Axwell

"Music must be seen, and dance must be heard" - George Balanchine

"Put music to our troubles and we'll dance them away." - Aaron Weiss

"I am love, I am music, she thinks. Let's dance." - Paulo Coelho

"Holland is to dance music what Nashville is to country." - Afrojack

"Disco is just pop music you can dance to." - Sheena Easton

"I love music and I love to dance." - Jami Gertz

"Laughter is music for your heart to dance to" - Unknown

"Don't dance for the audience; dance for yourself." - Bob Fosse

"All music is dance music. But when people think of dance music, they think of techno or just house. Anything you can dance to is dance music. I don't care if it's classical, funk, salsa, reggae, calypso; it's all dance music." - Afrika Bambaataa

"My music is a reflection of what I really love to listen to, pop, dance, mid tempo dance and ballads." - RuPaul

"I always want to make people dance so there'll always be an element of dance in my music." - Dizzee Rascal

"Music has no borders, no race or color, no limits of country, no ethnicity. Music makes the people come together. Dance it,Dance all." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"In our world, love, sex, music, and dance are all integrated into one experience. Love, and the arts of music and dance go together." - Ron Galella

"The thing is, I would need the right producer [for dance-music album ], right? "Calling all dance music producers! I'm available." - Kristin Chenoweth

"Since I was a child, I always loved music that made me want to dance. As a teenager, I used to dance the night away to electronic music." - Nadia Ali

"Dance music-as I keep saying, you can dance to a windshield wiper... a windshield wiper that's fairly steady gives you a beat and all you need is an out-of-tune playing 'Melancholy Baby' and you've got dance music." - Artie Shaw

"You put music in categories because you need to define a sound, but when you don't play it on your so-called radio stations that claim to be R&B or jazz or whatever... All music is dance music. But when people think of dance music, they think of techno or just house. Anything you can dance to is dance music. I don't care if it's classical, funk, salsa, reggae, calypso; it's all dance music." - Afrika Bambaataa

"Music is good when it makes you dance. Music is great when it makes you who you are" - Tom Delonge

"Music is the metre of this poetic movement, and is an invisible dance, as dancing is a silent music." - Jean Paul

"I believe honesty comes across in music because for [most] people music isn't just something to dance to." - Willa Ford

"Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music." - Ezra Pound

"Most music that comes out of Holland is basically the harder part of dance music - hip-hop, drum'n'bass." - Afrojack

"I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music." - Carmen Electra

"When I was sixteen, I danced before an audience without music. At the end someone suddenly cried 'its Death and the Maiden'. But that was not my intention; I was only endeavoring to express my first knowledge of the underlying tragedy in all seemingly joyous manifestation. The dance according with my comprehension, should have been called 'Life and the Maiden'." - Isadora Duncan

"I wanted to invent some kind of American dance that was danced to the music that I grew up on: Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart and Irving Berlin. So I evolved a style that certainly didn't catch on right away - but I had some good mentors in New York who encouraged me." - Gene Kelly

"Dance, v.i. To leap about to the sound of tittering music, preferably with arms about your neighbor's wife or daughter. There are many kinds of dances, but all those requiring the participation of the two sexes have two characteristics in common: they are conspicuously innocent, and warmly loved by the vicious." - Ambrose Bierce

"We all can dance when we find music that we love." - Giles Andreae

"Opera is everything rolled into one - music, theater, the dance, color and voices and theatrical illusions." - Sarah Caldwell

"Music doesn't solve your problems..but allows you to dance all over them" - Chad Smith

"DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music." - Richard Dawkins

"Dance music is like a virus, it has affected so many different genres" - Avicii

"Charlie Parker lifted jazz music off the dance floor and into the stratosphere!" - Joe Lovano

"Bright light put me in a trance, but it ain't house music makes me wanna dance." - Bradley Nowell

"I'm a sucker for a catchy song, and dance music. That's my sweet spot." - Hilary Duff

"Bop is at the end of the road. Now everybody wants dance music." - Dizzy Gillespie

"Hope is hearing the music of the future. Faith is to dance to it." - Rubem Alves

"We must never forget that the dance is the cradle of Negro music." - Alain LeRoy Locke

"It's gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me." - Chuck Berry

"Devoid of all romance, the music plays and everyone must dance. I'm bowing out." - Don Mclean

"That's crudely put, but If we're not supposed to dance, Why all this music?" - Gregory Orr

"Dance music is great, but it's not a time to be reflective or particularly wistful." - Sophie Ellis Bextor

"The multiple choices of possibilities of daily life are the music we dance to." - Stephen King

"Listen to the Music of the Moment, people....Dance and Sing!" - Jason Mraz

"Dance music is one of the biggest export products in the Dutch economy these days." - Eddy de Clercq

"My dad taught me about music. He used to tap dance." - Ray Davies

"Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n." - Alexander Pope

"Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?" - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"Those who dance are thought mad by those who do not hear the music." - Anonymous

"Music makes me want to dance but I'm not sure that's something anybody wants to observe." - Gotye

"Whatever music you beat on your drum there is somebody who can dance to it." - Chinua Achebe

"but it's so hard to dance that way when it's cold and there's no music." - Tom Waits

"I'm a DJ who makes dance music who got to play with Sting." - Afrojack

"The producers and writers of dance music are becoming the stars, not so much the DJs." - Kaskade

"I like music and I like ladies. I like to see them dance." - Joe Namath

"Dance music has pushed its way into the mainstream. Which is good for me." - Jessie Ware

"Dance music is like a virus: it has affected so many different genres." - Avicii

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard." - Warren Bennis

"There's only so much you can do with a male voice in dance music." - Calvin Harris

"Dance music is great, but it's not a time to be reflective or particularly wistful." - Sophie Ellisbextor

"I love grooves and dance music, but I like the feeling behind songs too." - Michael Kiwanuka

"My heart has always been in more up-tempo music you can dance to." - Jordan Knight

"I go with the flow. Whatever music you play for me, I'll dance." - Gael Garcia Bernal

"I love that way dance music can put you in a trance." - Chet Faker

"I'd like to be able to recall every J. Lo music video dance routine ever, naturally." - Suki Waterhouse

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard." - Warren G. Bennis

"I can teach you to dance, but you have to hear the music." - Wilford W. Andersen

"There's always been anger in the making of music or literature or dance." - Michael Ondaatje

"I do dance music, and I can be pretty camp myself from time to time." - Kylie Minogue

"When Talking Heads started, we called ourselves Thinking Man's Dance Music." - Tina Weymouth

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." - William Stafford

"I think hip hop is a dance music that's rebellious by nature." - Talib Kweli

"I dance around my living room to cheesy '80s aerobics music until I'm sweating really hard!" - Evangeline Lilly

"Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance." - Giorgio Moroder

"I also dance to music that makes me feel sexy in front of a mirror." - Alannah Myles

"Change is the only constant, whether it's in music, culture, dance or fashion." - Sonu Nigam

"From the beginning, I wanted to make dance music with a human element to it." - Beth Orton

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." - George Carlin

"Dance on the edge of mystery." - Alan Cohen

"Dance is the mathematics of the Soul" - Nelly Mazloum

"Dance is movement, and movement is life." - Ludmilla Chiriaeff

"So dance music is now pop music. So now, as a dance producer, what do I have to do? So I'm starting to do alien music, because pop is not pop anymore; we need to go alien to be independent." - David Guetta

"A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union.Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music." - Rumi

"Dance has always been a really important thing for me, so being able to physically express the characters through music and dance is like another layer to things." - Tatiana Maslany

"I grew up walking out with no music. I wish I had the bottle to dance on but I can't dance." - John Higgins

"I couldn't live without music. I experienced things through music in different countries where you cannot speak the same language, but the music and the dance relates everything." - Marion Cotillard

"[David] Bowie went on to make best-selling music - funk, dance music, electronic music, while also being influenced by cabaret and jazz." - David Bowie

"You know a photo session is really a dance and making sure that they're comfortable and for me it's the music, the music, the music. That is everything." - Carol Friedman

"Yeah, I always listen to both classic and newer folk-influenced music. Singer-songwriter, alternative music. I also listen to more experimental dance music." - Brad Delson

"When I get on the dance floor, my purpose in being on the dance floor is not to end up at another spot when the music stops. The purpose of the dance is to enjoy every step along the way." - Wayne Dyer

"The Heavenly Spheres make music for us, The Holy Twelve dance with us, All things join in the dance! Ye who dance not, know not what we are knowing." - Gustav Holst

"I really think music and movement - dance, you know - and literature inform my visuals. I think film is also based in dance. The relationship between me, the camera and the actor is always a dance." - Christopher Doyle

"One day, the dance charts will be the biggest chart in the music world. Because we all need to dance. This planet will be a fun planet when the judges in court will end the day with a dance!" - Yoko Ono

"When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance." - Lee Ann Womack

"I enjoy the freedom of modern dance as well as the constraints of classical dance." - Deborah Bull

"If you dance, you dance because you have to. Every dancer hurts, you know." - Katherine Dunham

"To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people." - Charles Davis

"Forget the dancer, the center of the ego. Become the dance. Then the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Then the dancer is the dance. There is no dancer separate from dance, no dance separate from the dancer." - Rajneesh

"New wave disco was coming to the fore then, and we were at a different point entirely. I like to listen to dance music, but I don't think I'm primarily a dance music writer." - Stan Ridgway

"Disco was like the celebration of music through dance and my God! When you heard the music sometimes it was like, if you don't get up and dance, you aren't human!" - Grace Jones

"Dance music is about having a good time, and a lot of dance music is very serious now. When progressive house and progressive tech came along, it was kind of serious, but it's all context as well." - Chris Lowe

"It is the best of all games for me. It frequently escapes from the pattern of sport and assumes the form of a virile ballet. It is purer than any dance because the actions of the players are not governed by music or crowded into a formula by a director. The movement is natural and unrehearsed and controlled only by the unexpected flight of the ball." - Jimmy Cannon

"Everything that is of authentic value in life has arisen out of meditation. There is no other way. Meditation is the mother of art, music, poetry, dance, sculpture. All that is creative, all that is life-affirmative, is born out of meditation. All that is life-negative - hate, anger, jealousy, violence, war - is born out of the mind. Man has two possibilities: mind and meditation." - Rajneesh

"Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life - music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets." - Eric Carle

"You see all races in music, and in dance and theatre, so why can't we see it in fashion?" - Naomi Campbell

"Taking people on a journey is the fundamental element of underground dance music. I don't sell records." - Seth Troxler

"Colorblind racism is the new racial music most people dance to, the 'new racism' is subtle, institutionalized and seemingly nonracial." - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

"Poetry is a dance music measuring buck-and-wing follies along with the gravest and stateliest dead-marches." - Carl Sandburg

"We were like deaf people trying to dance to a beat we couldn't hear, long after the music actually stopped." - Brandon Sanderson

"If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm and You are the music." - Pink

"Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point." - Alan Watts

"With my ninth mind I resurrect my first and dance slow to the music of my soul made new." - Aberjhani

"I'd just play the music and dance. When I'm dancing, I don't even notice how I'm doing it." - Minzy

"My energy just couldn't stop dancing. I was caught up in the music of struggle, and i wanted to dance." - Assata Shakur

"It's weird - the cab driver is playing very loud dance music and yet it doesn't really feel like a party." - Eugene Mirman

"I"d just play the music and dance. When I'm dancing, I do' even notice how I'm doing it." - Minzy

"My energy just could' stop dancing. I was caught up in the music of struggle, and i wanted to dance." - Assata Shakur



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