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"Every teacher will tell you that you cannot dance classical technique with perfection, there is no such thing, there is no way. So you have to adapt the technique to your abilities or to your deficiencies. Learn to cheat!" - Jiri Kylian

"I worked as a secretary, a waitress and a dance teacher - all in high school." - Jennie Garth

"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." - Robert Breault

"Let Nature be your teacher" - William Wordsworth

"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover." - Matt Groening

"Knowledge passes from dance teacher into the student through the process of mane, which is often translated as imitation, but learning to dance is more a process of total identification than of simple copying. We repeat the movements of our teachers until we can duplicate them exactly, until, in a sense, we have absorbed the teacher's mastery into ourselves. Artistic technique must be fully integrated into the cells of our bodies if we are to use it to express what is in our hearts, and this takes many years of practice." - Mineko Iwasaki

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

"Dance until you shatter yourself." - Rumi

"Physician, heal thyself. Teacher, teach yourself." - John of Kronstadt

"Embrace struggle... It is your greatest teacher." - Russell Simmons

"When I hear my teacher say, 'Line up with your partner,' I run to line up and grab my partner and I tell him to walk faster so we could dance faster. I love to dance." - Stephanie

"Experience is a great teacher, and sometimes a pretty teacher is a great experience." - Evan Esar

"You look ridiculous if you dance You look ridiculous if you don't dance So you might as well dance." - Gertrude Stein

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

"Let those who want to dance, dance. Let those who can awaken, awake." - Rene Barjavel

"I wasn't a ballet baby. My first dance class was in an outdoor pavilion when I was three. It was called 'creative movement.' The teacher gave us chiffon scarves in beautiful colors. She turned on some music and said, 'Now go dance.' So for me, dance has always been about self-expression." - Carrie Ann Inaba

"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

"I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am." - Paulo Freire

"In criticizing, the teacher is hoping to teach. That's all." - Bankei Yotaku

"Every person of learning is finally his own teacher." - Thomas Paine

"She's my teacher, my adviser, my greatest inspiration." - Whitney Houston

"Pain is a teacher from whom we can learn much." - John Powell

"My history teacher was so old, he taught from memory." - Henny Youngman

"A teacher should be sparing of his smile." - William Cowper

"When the student is ready the teacher will appear." - Laozi

"A student who considers everybody and everything as a teacher will eventually be the teacher of the teachers!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Ballet found me. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced, my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me." - Misty Copeland

"Southern people are raised with a work ethic. My son is 5 years old and does chores. My mom was a dance teacher, and the training and discipline it takes to be a dancer I've carried with me in Hollywood." - Jaime Pressly

"On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined." - Mark Twain

"Dance, dance, dance till you drop." - W H Auden

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

"I don't try to dance better than anybody but myself." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Dancers dance through their pain I shrink from mine." - Mason Cooley

"Dance constitutes a true recapturing of... freedom and childish play." - Agnes De Mille

"I always, somehow, knew that I was going to dance." - Twyla Tharp

"And let the winds of the heavens dance between you." - Khalil Gibran

"When you dance, you don't sweat. You glow." - Didi

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

"If you dance with your heart, your body will follow." - Mia Michaels

"Dance to the light that is your soul." - Jendayi Frazer

"When the circumstances are right, everything becomes a dance." - Lynette Fromme

"If we can think, feel, and move, we can dance." - Margaret H'Doubler

"Life's a dance you learn as you go." - John Michael Montgomery

"There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting!" - George Carlin

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

"It is sweet to dance to violins When Love and Life are fair: To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes Is delicate and rare: But it is not sweet with nimble feet To dance upon the air!" - Oscar Wilde

"Yeah, so I'm short. But wait'll you see me dance." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"I learned to act by watching Martha Graham dance, and I learned to dance by watching Charlie Chaplin act." - Louise Brooks

"Dance until the earth dance." - Hilda Doolittle

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham

"The teacher doesn't teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry." - Murray Louis

"There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher." - Pat Conroy

"It's beautiful to dance alone, beautiful to dance with your children, beautiful to dance with your friends, beautiful to dance with your lover, or even collectively. But the ultimate dance is the one we do by ourselves, when we make ourselves known to God." - Gabrielle Roth

"A story must be told in such a way that it constitutes help in itself. My grandfather was lame. Once they asked him to tell a story about his teacher. And he related how his teacher used to hop and dance while he prayed. My grandfather rose as he spoke, and he was so swept away by his story that he began to hop and dance to show how the master had done. From that hour he was cured of his lameness. That's how to tell a story." - Martin Buber

"O, Love's but a dance, Where Time plays the fiddle! See the couples advance - O, Love's but a dance! A whisper, a glance, "Shall we twirl down the middle?" O, Love's but a dance, Where Time plays the fiddle!" - Henry Austin Dobson

"Invitation to Dance- It's a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom. But we'll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark. May I have the pleasure?" - Stephen King

"The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior." - Marva Collins

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"A poor surgeon hurts one person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130." - Ernest L. Boyer

"The best teacher of children, in brief, is one who is essentially childlike." - H L Mencken

"A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils." - Bill Bowerman

"A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher." - Aristotle

"Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others." - Confucius

"When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble." - Mark Twain

"I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility..." - W. Howard Lester

"He who knows what best to omit is the best teacher." - Otto Neurath

"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." - Flannery O'Connor

"I can't believe in Christianity, but I think Jesus was a wonderful teacher." - Billy Connolly

"Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it." - Deepak Chopra

"To know psychology, therefore, is absolutely no guarantee that we shall be good teacher." - William James

"A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever." - Louis L'Amour

"Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is." - Robin S. Sharma

"Experience is the only teacher, and we get his lesson indifferently in any school." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss." - Bill Gates

"No wonder the teacher knows so much; she has the book." - E W Howe

"Wherever you find something extraordinary, you'll find the fingerprints of a great teacher." - Arne Duncan

"It was never shameful to learn from any teacher things that are useful to know." - Leon Battista Alberti

"A poor teacher complains, an average teacher explains, a good teacher teaches, a great teacher inspires." - Hosur Narasimhaiah

"Martin Luther King Jr. was a great teacher and just a great person in general." - Akeem Ayers

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." - Vernon Sanders Law

"Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students." - Robin Williams

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward

"A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions." - Martin H Fischer

"I claim Dickens as a mentor. He's my teacher. He's one of my driving forces." - Anne Rice

"So dance dance dance Teach us to be true Come dance dance dance 'Cause we love you" - Phil Ochs

"You can't lie when you dance. It's so direct. You do what is in you. It is impossible to dance out of the side of your mouth." - Shirley Maclaine

"So if the dance is five minutes long, make yourself run for perhaps eight minutes. That way, you over-train and the dance will seem easier..." - Deborah Bull

"If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it? But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it." - Rajneesh

"When movement becomes ecstatic, then this is dance. When the movement is so total there is no ego, then it is dance." - Rajneesh

"Education in the art of dance is education of the whole man ? his physical, mental and emotional natures are disciplined and nourished simultaneously in dance." - Ted Shawn

"Contrary to conventional wisdom, dance is not a universal 'language' but many languages and dialects. There are close to 6000 verbal languages, and probably that many dance languages." - Judith Lynne Hanna

"Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame." - Eleanor Bergstein

"I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home." - Groucho Marx

"You don't pick dance. Dance picks you." - Martha Graham

"Come Dance with Me , come dance." - Hafez

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost." - Pina Bausch

"Cease, Man, to mourn, to weep, to wail; enjoy thy shining hour of sun; We dance along Death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun?" - Richard Francis Burton

"I was called a bookish child. Mother sent me to a ballet teacher in Cincinnati when I was nine years old. I guess I was an awkward child and the family wanted me to be graceful. When I found out I liked to dance and people seemed to like to watch me, I was determined to go places." - Vera-Ellen

"In the United States, if you ask teachers, "Are there children whom we should call 'gifted?'", many if not most will say 'No.' That's the politically correct answer. But if you then ask the teacher to rank order students in terms of how well they paint or write or dance, they'll have little difficulty in doing so." - Howard Gardner

"My mother worked all of her life, she was a dance teacher and I also noticed, to be honest, that most of the male directors wanted to blow things up so there was like an open area for somebody who wanted to direct women movies, chick flicks, whatever you... I don't call them chick flicks." - Garry Marshall

"I have a sister who is a dancer and dance teacher. We grew up dancing together. I wanted to become a ballerina when I was a kid, so she and I were always at ballet conservatories and going to school with our hair in buns." - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

"I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie, and I'd become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time." - Natasha Calis

"I always knew I wanted to be a performer, and my mother started taking me to dance classes when I was five. My mother is a teacher, my father works at an insurance company. When I said I wanted to be a performer, people went, "Yeah, right." You don't do that where I come from." - Jennifer Lopez

"If you love dance and you have the gift of teaching, teaching is super amazing and important because my teachers planted that seed in me. As a teacher you understand the difference or the definition of a Baryshnikov or a Gregory Hines, so teaching is really important and very necessary." - Laurieann Gibson

"I did tap dancing and stuff like that at drama school. I did ballet as well. My dance teacher and I didn't necessarily get along all that well sometimes. She's brilliant... but it's just because I don't like wearing tights that I put up a bit of a fight there, I think." - Tom Westonjones

"What happened is, when I was doing 'Taxi,' the last year, we did this thing where we had on top hats and tails, and we pretended to tap-dance. And I said to myself, 'You know, I always wanted to know how to do this.' So I got myself a teacher, and I started studying, and I got hooked." - Tony Danza

"The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance, and the human voice." - Earle Birney

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

"Dance has been my medium, my metaphor, my message and my meditation." - Gabrielle Roth

"Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions." - Rumi

"For yesterday and for all tomorrows, we dance the best we know" - Kate Seredy

"Let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I should not believe in a God who does not dance." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The aesthetic pleasure of dance is a secondary reflection of the primary, vital joy of courtship." - Havelock Ellis

"How inimitably graceful children are in general-before they learn to dance." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"When I play on my fiddle in Dooney Folk dance like a wave on the sea." - William Butler Yeats

"You can't dance if you got too much muck in your head." - Yoko Ono

"If the dance is right, there shouldn't be a single superfluous movement." - Fred Astaire

"In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell ... we can't dance synonyms." - George Balanchine

"Just sit and open your eyes and open your heart. It's dance theater." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"You can't dance until you've learnt steps, the things your feet can do." - Ninette De Valois

"If we seek the real source of the dance, if we go to nature, we find that the dance of the future is the dance of the past, the dance of eternity, and has been and always will be the same... The movement of waves, of winds, of the earth is ever the same lasting harmony." - Isadora Duncan

"The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche." - Isadora Duncan

"If I can't dance, I don't care if my dances are ever done again!" - Martha Graham

"Dance is the pure language of the soul - it's been with us from the very beginning." - Patrick Swayze

"Though talent is wonderful, dance is 80% work and 20% talent." - Tad Williams

"And the merry love the fiddle, and the merry love to dance." - William Butler Yeats

"In eroticism as dance: one of the partners is always charged with leading the other." - Milan Kundera

"Do you want - do you want - do you want to dance with me baby?" - Joni Mitchell

"Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room." - Mary Schmich

"The Dance: A minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes - and a maximum of sensations." - Maurice Bejart

"I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance." - Tony Arata

"To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul." - Eugene Louis Faccuito

"Someday without any reason dance in frenzy in total let go." - Anandmurti Gurumaa

"A good leader brins the lady partner dance level to a superior level." - Donnie Burns

"We all got up to dance. Oh, but we never got the chance!" - Don Mclean

"When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance." - Khalil Gibran

"Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Going through a rough break-up? Nothing a little dance party with friends can't ease." - Selena Gomez

"We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?" - George Bernard Shaw

"Earthworms will dance" - Joel Salatin

"A charity ball is like a dance except it's tax deductible." - P. J. O'Rourke



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