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12 Inspiring Quotes for Folklorico Dancers

Have you ever needed a little inspiration before hitting the dance studio for rehearsal?

I know I have!  Below I've gathered 12 Inspiring Quotes for Folklorico Dancers that'll make you want to hit the dance studio.  Enjoy!


"Folkloric dance is a vital form of communication, art is it dance, painting, culture, an expression of our sentiments..."Rafael Zamarripa, Danza Folklórica Escénica, 2011


"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong


"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." -Anonymous 


"Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.  Practice is the means of inviting the perfection desired." - Martha Graham


"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their PASSION." -Martha Graham


"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." -Mikhail Baryshnikov


"Listen to the music." -Hossam Ramzy


"You have to think big to be big." -Claude M. Bristol


"Don’t be afraid to be amazing." -Andy Offutt Irwin


"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." - Frank Devito


"Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live in."

-Jim Rohn


"Trust me, you can dance..." -Tequila


I hope you feel excited and inspired to attend you next rehearsal and to continue dancing. Please let me know which quote was your favorite.

Always think positive thoughts and push yourself to the limit!  Only compete against yourself so that you can continue to improve day by day.  I hope that you can agree with me when I say that dancing folklorico shouldn't be about competing with other dancers.  

Dancing folklorico is an art form, a way of life, and for most of us, OUR PASSION.  To succeed we must continue to support and inspire one another. 

Love <3,

Maestra Kareli

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