Contra dance, English Country and
Cajun dance, Kerry set dance
Dance, dance for the figure is easy, the tune is catching and will
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.”
“I don't want people who want to
dance, I want people who have to dance. ”
"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
“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."
“Dance is the hidden language of the
“You dance love, and you dance joy,
and you dance dreams"
“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.”
...Swing and the joy of letting everything rip...
Dancers are the athletes of God
~ Albert Einstein
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