Sometimes, dance students come bounding into the studio full of life and enthusiasm. Other days, they drag in, tired from school or worried about homework. On those days, it’s helpful to have a kind thought, an inspiring message, or a positive encouragement prepared just for them. 

Use these 10 Inspirational Dance Quotes on those days you want to remind your students how much they love to dance. (They might be a little pick-me-up for the instructors, too!)


Inspirational Dance Quote 1:

“Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.” – Normani Kordei

On the good days or on the bad days, dance can be a healthy way to express feelings. Teaching students to channel their thoughts into artistic movement will give them a healthy habit for the rest of their lives.


Inspirational Dance Quote 2:

“I just try to approach every opportunity on stage, as if it’s my first time and my last time.” – Misty Copeland

Ask your students about the first time they danced. Were they nervous? Excited? They can use that anxiety to fuel their performance in the same way they can use their hard work to perform as if it were the last time.


Inspirational Dance Quote 3:

“A star danced, and under that was I born.” – William Shakespeare

What child doesn’t love looking at the stars? They are magical, fueling our imagination. Can you channel a little magic in your class today? Can we each experience the wonder that drives us?


Inspirational Dance Quote 4:

“Dance every performance as if it were your last.” – Erik Bruhn

This is a good habit for your students to develop early. Even if they dance for years to come, each time they dance, it will be the end of something great and the start of something new. Keeping that perspective honors our efforts.


Inspirational Dance Quote 5:

“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” – Maya Angelou

Encourage mindfulness in your students. Ask them to find the rhythms and dances in the world around them. How can they be inspired to move by their everyday lives?


Inspirational Dance Quote 6:

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”

Learning to succeed is important. But learning to fail is a harder, and perhaps more important, life skill. Give your students permission to be learners, to roll with the failures and keep on dancing! 


Inspirational Dance Quote 7:

“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” – Paulo Coelho

You hope every student learns to love and appreciate themselves–their body, their creativity, their personality. Dance gives them the opportunity to enjoy being themselves. 


Inspirational Dance Quote 8:

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

Dance is about communicating deep, meaningful messages. Remind your students today how much power they have in their movement to create conversations and communicate, even when they lack the words.


Inspirational Dance Quote 9:

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” – Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes, dance must be a conscious choice. There are days we feel like practicing, and other days we don’t. But every time your students walk into the studio, they have the unique chance to choose to dance!


Inspirational Dance Quote 10:

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov

This is an essential reminder for dancers of all ages–we dance for ourselves, to grow, to improve, to express, and to challenge ourselves. It’s not about everyone else; this dance time is for us!


At StudioWorks, we are inspired by dance. That’s why we designed our registration software specifically for dance studios. Dancers are unique artists, and your studios are representations of your hopes and hard work. We see that and can customize your registration platform to your specific needs. 

Need a little inspiration in your registration process? Contact us for a free demonstration of StudioWorks.