International Dance Day falls on April 29th and brings dancers together to celebrate different forms of dancing across the globe.

The day marks the birth anniversary of ballet dancer Jean-Georges Noverre and was first celebrated by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute.

Here are 27 quotes and captions you can use on Instagram to mark International Dance Day.

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27 International Dance Day quotes and captions

  • “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” — George Carlin
  • “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi
  • “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair.” – Susan Polis Schutz
  • “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham
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  • “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett
  • “Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement.” — Twyla Tharp
  • “Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.” – Charles Baudelaire
  • “Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” – Louis Horst
  • “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire
  • “There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” — Vicki Baum
  • “Dancing is the poetry of the foot.”  — John Dryden
  •  “To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” — Indian Proverb
  • “Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” — Fred Astaire
  • “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” — Jane Austen
  • “Dancing is silent poetry.” — Simonides
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  • “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” — Paulo Coelho
  • “Dance every performance as if it were your last.” — Erik Bruhn
  • “Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter.” — Louis Horst
  • “He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor.” — Hindu Proverb
  • “The truest expression of a people is in its dance and its music. Bodies never lie.”  — Agnes de Mille
  • “Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.” — Michael Jackson
  • “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”  — Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • “I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.”  — Misty Copeland
  • “Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.”  Judith Jamison
  • “To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”  Anna Pavlova
  • “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” — Martha Graham
  • “I have no desire to prove anything by dancing…I just dance.” — Fred Astaire

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