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    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.

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    Latin guys dance. American guys don't dance. That's a big difference.

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    Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

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    Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.

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    Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child.

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    Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.

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    Life is like an eternal dance. The movements of the dance are choreographed through your awareness.

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    Life's a dance you learn as you go.

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    Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.

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

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    Let's face the music and dance.

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    Like most fans of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' I wouldn't know a pasodoble if it beat me with a rake.

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    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.

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    Long experience has taught me that the crux of my fortunes is whether I can radiate good will toward my audience. There is only one way to do it and that is to feel it. You can fool the eyes and minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts.

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    Listen, sister. I don't dance and I can't take time out now to learn.

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    Lose yourself in the music, the moment - you own it.

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    Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.

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    Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

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    Mannerism is not character, and affectation is the avowed enemy of grace. Every dancer ought to regard his laborious art as a link in the chain of beauty, as a useful ornament for the stage, and this, in turn, as an important element in the spiritual development of nations.

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    Love like you'll never be hurt.

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    Lust is easy. Love is hard. Life is most important.

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    Many a maiden, With white feet glancing light as air, Made happy music through the gloom.

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    Many a girl who can't dance well makes up for it during intermission.

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    Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.

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    Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.

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    Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack.

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    Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion. The dancing is the Dionysian ecstasy which carries away all.

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    Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the first time.

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    Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.

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    Making dances is an act of progress; it is an act of growth, an act of music, an act of teaching, an act of celebration, an act of joy.

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    Meeting up with Paris and Paris was such a highlight in Greece. Dancing at the clubs was a blast. There are just certain people you know you'll always have fun with, and Paris Hilton is definitely one of those people.

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    More and more, I am pulled reluctantly towards a strong horizontal current, which is a place where time is moving at such high velocity, that even our breath is forced to accelerate just in order for us humans to survive. And I have always believed, that it is in our slow exhalation, where the sense of this deep spiritual energy resides. In a world moving so fast, with the growth of technology and information, I am somehow inclined to move against this current, in search of what it might mean to be connected not just spiritually, but also vertically.

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    Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.

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    Mother loved dance so much that she thought (ballerina) Margot Fonteyn should be the president.

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    Movement has the capacity to take us to the home of the soul, the world within for which we have no name. Movement reaches our deepest nature, and dance creatively expresses it. Through dance, we gain new insights into the mystery of our lives. When brought forth from the inside and forged by the desire to create personal change, dance has the profound power to heal the body, psyche and soul.

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    Movement should be approached like life - with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude - for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it.

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    Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

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    Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.

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    Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.

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    My art is just an effort to express the truth of my being in gesture and movement. It has taken me long years to find even one absolutely true movement.

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    My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that.

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    My dance is a sacred poem in which each movement is a word and whose every word is underlined by music. The temple in which I dance can be vague or faithfully reproduced, for I am the temple.

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    My dancing is not an attempt to interpret life in the literary sense. It is an affirmation of life through movement.

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    Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.

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    My dancers must be able to do anything, and I don't care if they are black or white or purple or green. I want to help show my people how beautiful they are. I want to hold up the mirror to my audience that says this is the way people can be, this is how open people can be.

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    My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.

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    My first dance ever on 'Dancing With the Stars' was to 'Let's Hear it for the Boy.'

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    My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.

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    My goal now is to dance all the dances as long as I can, and then to sit down contented after the last elegant tango some sweet night and pass on because there wasn't another dance left in me.

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    My hope is to shed light, provoke thought, entertain, and move through dance.