15 inspirational dance quotes to begin the new season

Words are powerful. So it’s no surprise that inspiring your dancers through appropriate language is one of the best gifts you will ever give them.

If you’re looking for words to ignite that spark in your dancers this season, we’ve compiled our top 15 inspirational dance quotes that are sure to have your students werking it from day one.

The following quotes include favorites from our very own Jackrabbit Dance family. They are sure to impact not only the lives of dancers in your studio, but go on to inspire them at home, school and well into the future.

Using inspirational phrases to motivate and uplift your students will give them the confidence they need to kick off the season on the right foot.

Inspirational dance quotes to use at your dance studio

  1. It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. – Shanna LeFleur
  2. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.
  3. Don’t let people discourage you. Just fluff out your tutu and dance away.
  4. Dance is the hidden language of the soul. – Martha Graham
  5. Take more chances, dance more dances.
  6. Get up off of that thing. Dance and you’ll feel better. – James Brown
  7. If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
  8. When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. – Wayne Dyer
  9. One who expresses one’s self through dance is a dancer. One who expresses one’s self through a dancer is a dance teacher.
  10. Dance is a language beyond words, expressing that for which we have no words. – Jennifer De Leon
  11. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham
  12. To watch us dance is to hear our heart speak.
  13. I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
  14. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance. – Oprah Winfrey
  15. Dancing is surely the most basic of relevant of all forms of expression. Nothing else can so effectively give outward form to an inner experience. – Lyall Watson


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  1. Cynthia January 13, 2020 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Wow this is very good. Was looking for some good quotes and found this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Layla Lopez April 30, 2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    these are so lovely. as a dancer myself i can say that there are so many things wrong with the dance world but its things like this that make it soooooooo much better

  3. natasha June 30, 2020 at 7:36 am - Reply

    thank you so much

  4. Chappuchalak August 6, 2020 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I read your quotes which you wrote its really very good.Thank you for sharing this kind of inspirational quotes.

  5. Ishana Dance Academy December 6, 2020 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Riya Singh August 2, 2021 at 5:43 am - Reply

    I love dancing and it is one of the most positive way to remove all stress and make joyful our inner soul. Thanks and subscribed your blog.

  8. bella October 4, 2021 at 9:33 am - Reply

    thank you so much! we had to do this assignment for dance and look up dance quotes. thank you! :) it was very helpful.

  9. Dipme January 16, 2022 at 5:04 am - Reply

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  10. Luke Smith January 24, 2022 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Thank you for these quotes. I totally agree with what Martha said about great dancers being great because of their burning passion for the art. Me and my buddies are having a party soon, and we’re looking for entertainers for our program. That being said, we think it’s great if we could hire a great bhangra performer.

  11. Quotesbeam April 16, 2022 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing such a great article with us this is very informative and helpful to us Thanks a lot!

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  13. krish garg October 22, 2023 at 2:08 am - Reply

    THANK you for QUOTES it really helped me for caption on my dance post

  14. Jackie November 8, 2023 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration from the quotes.

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