I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.
I get enough sleep. I take very good care of myself. Growing up as a dancer, you know your body so well, you know what to do to overcome something.
You have to be a little crazy to be a dancer.
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I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did.
I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.
For me, as an actress, being a dancer has helped me. I've done it with my feet bloody.
No one can hand you anything as a dancer. You have to earn it.
The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing.
I went away when I was 9 to a ballet school.
I thought I wanted to be a dancer, but eight years of ballet cured me of that.
I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not.
One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, 'This is really good, you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.
I am not the first straight dancer or the last.
The real American type can never be a ballet dancer.
The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his divine service.
In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer.
That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial.
She could give herself up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left with a feeling at once hollow and uncomfortably full. Exactly like indigestion.
The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
I've been very physical my whole life.
I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest, and when I trained at drama school for three years, we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques. And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it.
It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there.
I am not a natural dancer.
I can actually feel the interior body of a dancer.
I have the ability to capture a split second... I want you to be hit with whatever the essence is of this sculpture.
In the states we all have this idea, everyone who wants to be the next best singer, next best dancer. Those same wants and desires are in India, too.
I was a dancer from a young age. My parents were dancers; we were taken to a lot of ballet as children. It occurred to me that what I liked more than dancing the steps was acting the story of whatever particular performance I was taking part in.
We are a very typical Spanish family - a bullfighter, an actress, a flamenco dancer and singer!
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave.
In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress.
For me, it's all just one thing.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer.
I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics.
For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.
He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising;
a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.
It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.
I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good combination of dance and acting.
I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer.
I liked to read but, being a dancer, I didn't have a lot of time to read.
I also loved musicals because I was a dancer.
By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.
It's not that I wanted to be an actor;
it's that I didn't want to be a dancer! I was trained in traditional Chinese dance, and after working so hard it seemed unfair to just disappear into a group.
A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people, no matter of race, creed or color, because they were a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer.
People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers.
and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses - that's what it's about.