Funny Dance Quotes and Dancing Giggles

"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."
- Bob Hope

“Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”  (Evaluation of Fred Astaire's very first screen test)

"A good dancer has the posture that can say 'I have presence, and you are dirt'; especially when they forget to smile."
- Author Unknown

"Lesser dancers stumble; better dancers syncopate."
- Author Unknown

"Beginning dancer: knows nothing. Intermediate dancer: knows everything; too good to dance with beginners. Hotshot dancer: too good to dance with anyone. Advanced dancer: dances everything… especially with beginners. "
- Author Unknown

"Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it."
- Christopher Morley

"Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply, 'In my mother's womb, probably as a result of the oysters and champagne.' "
- Isadora Duncan

"No move is too tricky; no spin too excessive… for my partner."
- John Hayes

"It ain't no sin, to take off your skin and dance around in your bones."
- Tom Waits

"I don't make love by kissing, I make love by dancing."
- Fred Astaire

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing."
- James Brown

"If their feet aren't in the right place, at least their hearts are."
- Christian M. Chensvold (on novice swingers)

"If no one offers me epilepsy medication after I'm done on the dance floor, then I consider it a victory."
- Chocolate Moose ‏@moose_chocolate 

"There are only two places where indiscriminate hugging is tolerated; the brothel and the ballroom." 
- M.A. Ham

“I would believe only in a god that knows how to dance.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Dancers and musicians have always counted music differently. There is a cute anecdote about Stravinsky yelling at Nijinsky, "There is no 27 in my music!"
- Author Unknown

"I was a ballerina. I had to quit after I injured a groin muscle. It wasn't mine."
- Rita Rudner

15 Best Quotes on Dance to Inspire You!

"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
―Vicki Baum

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” 
― Martha Graham

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
― William W. Purkey

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."
― Edwin Denby

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

“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” 
― Martha Graham

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking."
― Agnes de Mille

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

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

"Do it big, do it right, and do it with style."
 ― Fred Astaire

"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor."
― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance."
― Hans Bos

"When a dancer comes on stage, he is not just a blank slate… Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life… You are looking at the person he is, the person who, at this point, he cannot help but be… Exceptional dancers, in my experience, are also exceptional people… people with an attitude toward life, a kind of quest… They know who they are and they show this to you, willingly."
― Mikhail Baryshnikov

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
― Hopi Indian Saying

"Dancers are the athletes of God."
― Albert Einstein

5 Tips to a Great Salsa Dance in Singapore

Dance Classes Singapore: How to be a Great Salsa Dancer

Salsa Classes Singapore - 5 Tips to Dancing Greatness

If you are looking for exciting dance classes in Singapore, try Salsa dance!  It's probably the most fun and popular Latin dance Singapore has enjoyed in the last 10 years, and from the beginner Salsa classes to the performance Salsa classes and Salsa dance certifications, Actfa Dance School Singapore offers a wide variety of solutions for your adventure in the Singapore Salsa dance scene.  In fact, many top dancers and teachers in the Singapore Salsa dance scene were trained from this Salsa school.  Here's how they did it, and here's how you can do it too:

1) Take Your Salsa Basic and Intermediate Dance Class Seriously

Learn the proper lead and follow techniques in Actfa's beginner Salsa classes in Singapore.  A dancer without proper Salsa dance technique cannot execute advance moves with flair.  Actfa's Beginner Salsa Syllabus has 50 pointers which is covered in a minimum of 5 dance classes.

Our intermediate Salsa classes in Singapore consists of 20 Salsa dance techniques that are the building blocks to master those advance moves we love to see on the Singapore Salsa dance floor.  Each Salsa class covers 1 Salsa dance technique and some of its variations that students can learn and master.

As teachers, we encourage our students to repeat their Salsa classes until they master each Salsa dance technique and its variations.  Mastery of the move is when the dancer can lead or follow the technique 90% of the time, even with weaker Salsa students who are new to that Salsa dance technique.

After all, "Technique is how you remove the body's obstructions to the heart's expression."

2) The 3S: Salsa Shines, Salsa Styling and Salcaa to add Spice to your Salsa Dance

Shines, Styling and Salcaa are vital to achieving a great Salsa dance in Singapore.  Learning to lead and follow equips the Salsa dancer to dance; learning to shine, style and spin elevates the dancer to the level of looking good while executing those Salsa dance moves!  

Ladies Shines Dance Classes Singapore with Actfa

Actfa provides Salcaa dance classes for Salsa dancers looking to improve their fundamental body movements and spins. Salcaa is essential to every Salsa dancer, new or experienced. It aims to push a dancer's body to new limits, allowing the dancer to achieve sharper and larger body movements, spin more confidently and become more flexible. The new found body control is fundamental to every dance, including Salsa dance, and is immensely helpful when a dancer decides to advance in their dancing.

Salsa Styling and Shines teaches real-time application of body movements, hand styling, fancy footwork into the Salsa social dancing.  It is great for beginner Salsa dancers who are new to body movement techniques, and also useful for advanced Salsa dancers who want to improve their style.  Actfa Dance School Singapore offers weekly Salsa Styling classes and Shines performance classes for beginner Salsa and advanced dancers alike to improve their body movements and showmanship.

3) Salsa Practica:  When You've Learned the Salsa Dance Moves but They Don't Work

Have you taken all the Salsa classes Singapore has but still can't nail those Salsa dance moves on the floor? Do you have problems on the Salsa dance floor but can't figure out what's wrong? Have you wanted to dance like those super cool Salsa dancers you see but don't know how to get there?

Private 1-1 Salsa classes are the way to correct those trouble spots and fast!  But if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, try Salsa Practica.  Practica is like a short private Salsa class session where your problem areas are identified and solutions are put forth to rectify the errors.  This is great for people who want specialized coaching.

4) Singapore Salsa Dance Certification: The Structured Way to Progress

Actfa, in collaboration with AC Dance, provides social level certification as a pathway for students to chart their progress.  Students taking Actfa's Salsa classes in Singapore can choose to complete their Salsa Dance examination up to 10 levels in the social category and 10 more in the professional category.  Beginner Salsa dancers can take as The AC Dance Salsa examination syllabus consists of fundamental techniques, variations, spins, styling, shines that are used extensively in the Singapore Salsa dance arena and around the world.  Students are encouraged to clear their certification up to level 5 for a comprehensive understanding of Salsa dance of the beginner to intermediate category, and up to level 10 for a more in-depth understanding of Salsa as a Latin dance in Singapore and worldwide.

5) A Quick Way to Improving your Salsa Dance: Performance

Last but not the least, performance training is a great shortcut to honing your Salsa dancing skills, as you are taught a sequence of steps and then drilled to execute them precisely and beautifully.  Actfa's Salsa performance dance classes in Singapore performs at it's school recital every 6 months and also at various events in Singapore.  We have beginner Salsa performance classes to advanced Latin dance classes.
Actfa Student Performance Singapore

While the first 2 points covers the basic elements of Singapore Salsa dance and dance classes, the last 3 points gives you pathways to choose how to progress from beyond your normal intermediate and beginner Salsa classes to dancing like a season pro!  It is recommended to go through all and pick up the benefits that each has to offer.

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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more

Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 

 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more

manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more

maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.

rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.

 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.

tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.

brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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