quote by Vicki Baum

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

— Vicki Baum

Eye-opening Tap Dance quotations

Tap dance quote If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

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Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.

Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.

Tap dance quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

When people say you're doing something radical in rock or dance music, I'm not sure how special that is. What we do is so old-fashioned. It's like trying to do something innovative in tap-dancing.

Tap dance quote Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry les

Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry less; Dance more; Love often.

I still get very excited when people say they fall in love.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, falling in love is a beautiful thing. And I still act like I did when I was a teenager. I get fluttery and tap dance around. I’m never afraid of making funny faces or being completely goofy.

On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the films. And I would do a tap dance, a little military tap.

I don't tap dance, and I don't think you can learn to tap dance in three weeks at my ripe old age.

Tap dance quote Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance with

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance with the rain

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Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression,we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world.

Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. You know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn't it? But we can't do that because the media would be on me about that.

Tap dance quote Trust me, You can dance.

Trust me, You can dance.

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Once you're on stage you can't go back, even when things go wrong people expect you to stay there and entertain them. When all else fails, you've got to try tap dancing.

My mother told me I was dancing before I was born.

She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.

Though I soon became typecast in Hollywood as a gangster and hoodlum, I was originally a dancer, an Irish hoofer, trained in vaudeville tap dance. I always leapt at the opportunity to dance in films later on.

Tap dance quote Optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward

Optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it's more like a cha-cha.

We were tap-dancers but we put more style into it, more bodywork, instead of just footwork.

Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion.

I felt that I didn't want to be in show business anymore.

I felt that I wanted to be a farmer. I was milking cows and shoveling terrible stuff and working all day. By the end of the day, all I wanted was my tap shoes - I thought, 'What am I doing? I better get back where I belong on the stage where we work at night and can sleep late!

Tap dance quote Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Sometimes I feel like tap-dancing, screeching, unscrewing light bulbs, pulling curtains, combing hair, doing knee bends, handstands and turning somersaults out there.

I`m basically a hoofer, a tap dancer.

I was always very good from the waist down, moving with the feet... I became what`s known as a total dancer, using the entire body in order to express what you want to express in tap dancing and line.

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythym of your life.

Tap dance quote Take more chances, dance more dances.

Take more chances, dance more dances.

I'm looking for something that gives me a chance to stretch.

Because I have my own work, and I can do anything I want in my own work - juggle, tap dance, anything I want.

Dancing is so wonderful. Once they start the music, your whole day, if it's been rotten, seems to melt away. You get carried away in the tune that you're moving to. It's a marvelous catharsis, to be able to get on top and tap dance.

When I dance, it's incredible. I can't describe it, there's no words. You just tap into your mojo and you just go.

Tap dance quote The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

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...all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.

My dream role would be anything where I get to tap-dance.

Revitalizing General Motors is like teaching an elephant to tap dance.

You find the sensitive spot and start poking.

Tap dance quote No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had.

No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had.

A lot of time we don't get into politics because we don't believe anything you're saying and we can't understand what you're saying because we ask you question and you tap dance around the issue so much that we forget what we asked.

When I was a little kid, I took tap and ballet. I've always loved to dance. I'm a rhythm machine.

You’re just jealous of me because I’m a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian!

Tap dance quote And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz.

They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.

Black people playing tennis, next white people will be tap dancing!

I tap danced for ten years before I began to understand people don't make musicals anymore. All I wanted to do was be at MGM working for Arthur Freed or Gene Kelly or Vincent Minelli. Historical and geographical constraints made this impossible. Slowly but surely the pen became mightier than the double pick-up time step with shuffle.

If a dishonest creep wants to tap dance, give them the spotlight and a mirror.

Better a consultant who tap dances, than a consultant who does the moonwalk.

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