All the gestures of children are graceful; the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences with the introduction of the dancing master.
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
English painter
The gymnasium of running, walking on stilts, climbing, etc. stells and makes hardy single powers and muscles, but dancing, like a corporeal poesy, embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)
German writer (Stell: to place firmly in position.)
Dancing is an amazing activity. You can go up to a gorgeous woman that you've never met before, spend three minutes touching her virtually anywhere on her body, and she thanks you for it afterwards!
Mario Robau, Jr. (1945-)
USA swing dance instructor at a workshop, 1991
Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.
Jerome Robbins (1918-1998)
USA choreographer
Women have to do everything that a man does, but backwards and in high heels!
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995)
USA actress, dancer and singer
I was a ballerina. I had to quit after I injured a groin muscle. It wasn't mine.
Rita Rudner (1953-)
USA writer and actress