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Music and dancing, a page devoted to music in general and obviously to videos and dancing, with some quotes, history texts and links to the most popular artists.

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

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
William Shakespeare

Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.
Keith Richards

The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.
W.H. Auden

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Ludwig van Beethoven

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
Albert Einstein

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Play it fuckin’ loud!
Bob Dylan

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Drive and listen
Drive and listen

Listen to local radio stations while driving through the cities around the world. Drive & Listen.

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell

Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
Thomas Carlyle

I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
Ludwig van Beethoven

If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.
Emma Goldman

Many people today are better equipped than ever before to deal with life’s challenges and difficulties. We live longer, enjoy more leisure time, and have access to the world’s knowledge at the touch of a button. Through dance, we can develop spatial awareness, become less clumsy and pay more attention to others sharing our space. We all naturally love music! Whether it’s soft and soothing or a lively tune, we feel it both physically and emotionally.

It has been said about Music that, “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” (Leo Tolstoy) and “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” (Confucius). Similarly, about Dance it has been said that “Dancers are the messengers of the gods.” (Martha Graham) and “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” (Maya Angelou).

This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.
Michael Jackson

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Music and dancing
Music and dancing

Dancing is a uniquely human activity. People dance for fun, to express themselves, to foster romance, and as part of religious ceremonies. Dance is both a high art form and a cultural experience that everyone from children to the elderly can enjoy. This type of universal appeal may explain why dance has inspired so many people, musicians, dancers, and artists.

Music and Dance are the essential nature of mankind. So, for the benefit of such persons here are a few benefits of these splendid activities. Music and dance increase intelligence and they are great stress removers. Music also improves the ability of higher-level thinking, so the discipline of music and dance brings discipline to life. They can give us great self-satisfaction and self confidence, what’s more they have social, emotional, and spiritual benefits and give happiness to life.

Music develops abstract reasoning necessary for academic success and mathematics and science. Music and Dance can transport their practitioners and audience to a state of bliss akin to Union with God or Nirvana. Dance has great health benefits. Dance builds endurance and stamina, releases toxins through sweating, may lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels and reduce heart rate and also help in weight loss.

Dance could be better than Gym Exercise because, gym exercises and other physical fitness routines are monotonous and, therefore, boring. They are like playing football without a ball! While dance moves are interesting and creative. What’s more dance gives happiness, reduces stress and teaches us a new art of living. Furthermore dance routines help build strong and flexible muscles with graceful body and movements. In fact, some forms of dance, like Zumba, burn more calories than Gym routines.

Last but not least dance is a great way of socializing. It gives feeling of brotherhood/sisterhood. In dance one has to synchronize with other participants and it thus gives understanding of each other. Some dances like Waltz and Tango are great for socializing. While Gym routines build specific body parts, dance is good for the whole body. Final observation, for the most lucky people and artists music and dance can also bring name, fame and riches, that is success in life.

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
Joseph Addison

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

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I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel

Music is the strongest form of magic.
Marilyn Manson

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.
H.P. Lovecraft

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.
Lady Gaga

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it.
John Lennon

Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Jane Austen

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…
Susan Polis Schutz

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Oprah Winfrey

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