50 Inspirational Dance Quotes & How To Use Them

Words are powerful. Using them to inspire your dancers is one of the best gifts you can give a child. These inspirational dance quotes can impact your students not only in your studio, but overflow into their lives at home, school, and around their world. What you teach them will carry on with them wherever you go. Using inspirational phrases to motivate and uplift your students will give them the confidence they need to master skills and the self-worth that they are good enough.

50 inspirational dance quotes to share with students

Dancers don’t need wings to fly

dancers don't need wings to fly

Don’t forget to be awesome

Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle

don't let anyone dull your sparkle

Mistakes are proof that you are trying

mistakes are proof you're trying

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong

practice until you can't get it wrong

Believe you can and you’re halfway there

believe you can and you're half way there

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain

Nothing is impossible. The world itself says, “I’m possible.”

Dance accepts me

dance accepts me

Dance is music made visible

dance is music made visable

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.

I dance to be better than myself

I dance because there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear.

I dance because

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

there is some good in every day

Dance is the joy of movement and the heart of life.

dance is the heart of life

Dance first. Think later.

dance first think later

When in doubt, turn the music up!

when in doubt turn up the music

And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.

I hope you dance

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

only those who risk going too far can find out how far they have come

Believe in yourself and the world will believe in you too.

believe in yourself and the world will too

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

gratitude turns what we have into enough

Dance, dance wherever you may be.

dance then wherever you may be

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

if you stumble make it part of the dance

Dancing with the feet is one thing. Dancing with the heart is another.

dance with your heart

Great dancers are great because of their passion.

great dancers are great because of their passion

Just because you can’t dance, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.

just because you can't dance doesn't mean you shouldn't

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

hope for tomorrow

You can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.

you can look different and still succeed

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

don't dream of success work for it

You’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.

you've got what it takes but it will take everything you've got

In life as in dance: Grace glides on blistered feet.

grace glides on blistered feet

It never gets easier. It just gets better.

it never gets easier it just gets better

Turn your can’ts into cans and your dreams into plans.

turn your dreams into plans

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

don't stop working toward it

No one is born a dancer.

no one is born a dancer

Practice like you’re in last. Perform like you’ve already won.practice like you in last place

It’s not about the shoes. It’s about what you do in them.

it's not about the shoes it's about what you do in them

Don’t let people discourage you… just fluff out your tutu and dance away.

just fluff out your tutu and dance

Do it with passion or not at all.

do it with passion or not at all

Dance to the beat of your dreams.

dance to the beat of your dreams

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

coming together is a beginning

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears.

let your dreams be bigger than your fears

Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.

find yourself and lose yourself in dance

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

if it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you

Life is like dancing – it’s  not about getting from one place to another. Its’s about enjoying each step.

life is like a dance

Do not count the days; make the days count.

don't count the days, make the days count

Life is better when you dance.

life is better when you dance

It will cost you nothing to dream and everything not to.

it costs nothing to dream it costs everything not to

Never let fear decide your future.

never let fear decide your future

Close your eyes, breathe and just dance.

close your eyes breath and dance

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By |February 19th, 2021|Dance, Teaching|23 Comments

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  1. Joanne July 21, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you!!! Love these especially all in one place!

  2. Marsha May 15, 2020 at 5:49 am - Reply


  3. nkthoughts July 19, 2020 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Really nice quotes. Loved it.

  4. Yasmine August 28, 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    have my first competiton After tommorow and i’m just afraid to dance behind this much of people so i read those quotes and i feel like i just Can Do it i Always have passion to dance and now m’y dream gonna be true thnx god
    Wish me Luck ♥️

  5. Little Graces January 27, 2021 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Kids can be active if they are busy in activities like dancing. Dancing is good in every aspect like they make them active, fit, more social. They also excel in other activities once they starts participating in dancing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  6. RINTU BISWAS March 9, 2021 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Finally got an article after searching for a while, with proper explanation. Thanks for sharing such articles. It’s really helpful to me.

  7. Milka March 17, 2021 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Beautifull. Thanks!!

  8. Cindy Jones March 20, 2021 at 9:19 am - Reply

    What beautiful inspirations!

  9. Rebecca Gardner March 31, 2021 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I like how you said that passion makes a great dancer. My niece wants to start taking a kids’ dance class. I’ll share this info with her parents so they can help her be successful!

  10. Denise April 14, 2021 at 12:45 am - Reply

    This is quite inspiring quotes. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Priya Sharma May 5, 2021 at 6:38 am - Reply

    This is awesome work, Jill. I was looking for something like this & truly feel glad to spend time on your blog and this article is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Arvind Harit May 30, 2021 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Music is one of the main reason to remove all stress and negative vibes, these inspirational quotes are very good to share, thanks for this information.

  13. Riya Singh July 23, 2021 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Great messages to send someone, it is can be used as regular or in some special occasions. Subscribed your blog.

  14. Lifestylesimplify August 20, 2021 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Awesome post. Thanks for share.

  15. Kylie November 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, this helped me through my hard dance disbeliefs.

  16. Dress4Dance December 30, 2021 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this post…Impressive!!

  17. Faruq March 26, 2022 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Hi, thanks for your contribution. Your report has truly assisted. I value your time spent doing the research.

  18. Alina Quintana May 12, 2022 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge post, it’s impressive.

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  20. Lights mazzina January 18, 2023 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I was discouraged but now am going to do my best 👌 in dancing

  21. sophie devine May 16, 2023 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Great Quotes. The quotes are so meaningful that one can put all of them on their walls. Dance indeed is a form that gives happiness, comfort and peace. Along with motivational quotes on the wall, having a dance group can also help you to stay motivated in your dance fitness journey. There are dance groups at cult.fit that can help you to stay motivated for your dance fitness workouts.

  22. olivia rockett July 14, 2023 at 7:57 am - Reply

    people say at my ballet class that am so fat

  23. Manya Jain July 19, 2023 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Great detailed quotes that’s expressing facts and meanings. They are therapeutic to hear and apply in our individual life.

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