quote by Vicki Baum

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

— Vicki Baum

Uplifting Tap Dancers quotations

Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.

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

I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.

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.

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.

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

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.

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.

A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer.

I am an expressionist and by that I mean that I'm not a photographer or a writer or a painter or a tap dancer, but rather someone who expresses himself according to his needs.

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.

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.

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

I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer.

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

I feel like people used to leave their homes and go to their local theatre, and they used to watch ballet dancers and musical theatre performers and tap dancers and orchestras and dog acts. You had to leave your home, be in the presence of other people, know how to behave, and enjoy the human being whose beating heart was in front of you.

You get good at being by yourself and you're condemned to a life sentence of solitude. You think, "Wait a minute! I should have been a tap dancer or something". But in my life, I feel like I take my stories to people orally.

I grew up in a very musical household.

There was music and dance. My great-grandma was a famous tap dancer in the '40s, my mom was a dancer, she met my dad on the road when he was on tour in the '60s. Music is my heart and soul, it's my love.

I grew up as a dancer. I did tap, classical ballet, all of that. I did Indian dancing, or Bharata Natyam, classic temple dancing from Madras, originally. My mother always had the great idea that I should learn it.

I started as a tap dancer in Durban, which is on the coast.

That was an important part of growing up, turning on the radio in the morning and hearing Zulu singing or the news in Zulu.

I was a tap dancer as a child, so I understand precision and repetition.

When I was a child I wanted to be Pope.

My greatest disappointment is missing out on that. I also wanted to be a tap dancer but I never fulfilled that ambition either.

In the high school classroom you are a drill sergent, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw.

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