1. 10

    The English dance unites the guests of an evening by the spell of rhythmical movement into a chance casual community.

  2. 9

    A choral dance: an attempt to impose upon a chance gathering of a few dozen guests a communal feeling.

  3. 8

    Only the tango has continued to enjoy undiminished favor for more than twenty years in spite of polishing and refinement. To be sure, it is no pure Negro dance and owes its best qualities to the unusual dance talents of the Spaniards.

  4. 7

    If you ask an Auin Bushman what realty happens at the puberty ceremonials, he will tell you, "We dance." In the initiation customs of all peoples the dances play an especially important part. The dance is the center of wedding festivities.

  5. 6

    The adult who puts his arm around his companion in the ballroom, and the child in the roadway, skipping in a round dance - they forget themselve, they dissolve the weight of earthly contact and the rigidity of daily existence. The soul slips into a twilight stage.

  6. 5

    Rhythmic motion has become the carrier and creator of almost every ecstatic mood of any significance in human life.

  7. 4

    Music as a whole, in its overwhelming wealth and endlessness, is inaccessible unless we free ourselves from the limitations of our own restricted training.

  8. 3

    In dance, even the weakest can do wonders.

  9. 2

    Wherever there are four walls, consciousness of direction is far keener.

  10. 1

    The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.

  11. Last Update: 4 December 2022

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