Contra dance, English Country and Ritual Dance, Cajun dance, Kerry set dance

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Dance, dance for the figure is easy, the tune is catching and will not stop;
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters;
Dance, dance, dance till you drop.

- W.H. Auden

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
W.B. Yeats

“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ”  Balanchine

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love": Jane Austen

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

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”
 Agnes De Mille


“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt." W. Purkey

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”  Martha Graham

“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams" Gene Kelly

“Down a winding cobbled street from the church trips the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, the most evocative and strangely dramatic of all morris dances, performed for perhaps hundreds of years, conceivably for thousands. They are led by a single fiddler, dressed in a rag coat, playing a tune that is childlike and simple, but also full of sadness and an ethereal, mordant power, like the soundtrack of a dream. Behind him come men carrying antlered fallow deer heads in front of their faces. Behind them, a man-woman, a hunter and a hobbyhorse. They dance in silence, slowly. The hunt turns and turns, casting patterns in the moonlight. You feel its mossy, shadowed meaning beyond understanding. A ghost dance, a silently keening sadness. The things we misplace always bear a heavier loss than the things we choose to grasp with white knuckles. And in the darkness, quite unexpectedly, I feel tears of mourning on my cheek.” ~ A.A.Gill

...Swing and the joy of letting everything rip...


Dancers are the athletes of God ~ Albert Einstein


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