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that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment
important, vital and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed
you perform, you are out of yourself - larger, more potent, more
beautiful. You are for minutes, heroic. This is power. This is
glory on earth. And it is yours nightly."
is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment -
even after you give it up. It is with you every moment of your day and
night. It is an art that expresses itself in how you walk, how you eat,
how you make love, and how you do NOTHING. It is the art of the
body, and as long as a dancer possesses a body, he or she feels the call
of expression in dancers' terms."
artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.
Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike."
dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because
of their passion."
"I do not try to dance
better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."
don't want people who WANT to dance, I want people who HAVE to
real reason I dance is because I want to explode."
"Hard Work beats Talent
when Talent doesn't work hard."
"Remember why it is you started doing this dance in the first place.
It has never been nor will it ever be about hitting a break, doing that
certain step everyone else is doing, syncopating, or spinning faster and
harder than anyone else. The reason we all got into this was to have fun, meet new friends and have a
wonderful tactile 'conversation' on the dance floor. Have a good time out there. Don't take it so
"You must sacrifice, train, do everything
possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider
second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you."
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