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“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

Fuerteventura 1997

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

Side, Turkey, 1999

“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Paphos, Cyprus, 2006

“One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.”
Shah Asad Rizvi

Tunisia 2008

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” Erol Ozan

Loz & Ben, South Shields UK 2012

“Take his hands, take her hands and dance! There’s a wide and free world calling on you to make it your dance floor.” Ayokunle Falomo, 

Danielle & Cal, Sunderland UK 2013

“This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endures – symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.”Alexandra Katehakis

Nashville, USA, 2014

“The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.” Agnes de Mille

Sunderland Diwali Festival, UK 2017

“Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance ’till you drop.” W.H.Auden

Stotfold Mill Fair, UK 2018

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

St.Albans, UK 2018

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.”
― Dan Pearce, 

Pelaw Inn, Gateshead, UK 2019

“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK 2019

Stay tooned for whatever comes next. 🙂

46 comments on “Dance

  1. I have two left feet unfortunately….

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    1. You can sway to the slow ones 😊

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    I’m missing some pictures of dancing while ironing😢😢
    Lol…joking of course! These are wonderful. I can’t dance at all…don’t have any skills for it whatsoever! I love these posts: the pictures combined with the quotes are amazing!😀

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  3. April Munday says:

    Even in a still, those girls from the Diwali event look like amazing dancers.

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    1. They were! Cheers April.

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  4. beetleypete says:

    Another great entry in an epic series. Top stuff, FR!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Mary Smith says:

    Another great set of photos and quote. The last photo is fabulous and goes so well with the Mark Twain quote.

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  6. Jennie says:

    This is absolutely wonderful, FR! Love the Mark Twain quote.

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    1. One of my favourites too, thanks Jennie.

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome!

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful quotes and photos. I don’t have a good relation with ‘dance’. My family never danced, and always made fun of people dancing, so I grew up thinking that it was a wrong form of expression.

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    1. Aw that’s not good. I love jigging about when I’m cooking though I wouldn’t call it dancing 🤣

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  8. -N- says:

    The joy of dance is the joy of living.

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  9. Pit says:

    Talking of dancing: it was in your area, actually in Durham, that I saw my first Morris Dancers.

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    1. Hah they’re still about I expect. Cheers Pit.

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  10. Mae Clair says:

    Absolutely stunning photos as always, I especially love the last one.
    I’m an introvert in most areas of my life, but not when it comes to dance. I’ve loved to do it from a young age 🙂

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    1. Good stuff Mae like N says, dancing is life!


  11. Tom says:

    lol BIG fan of that Dan Pearce quote. That’s me totally

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    1. Haha good, I feel the same way!

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  12. Sue says:

    Some happy people!

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    1. Yes and happy memories for me! Thanks Sue.


  13. Beck says:

    Love ❤️ this! Keep dancing.
    That last pic… be still my heart. Beautiful

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  14. You make my heart sing! Love the pics and the joy they bring, great quotes! C


  15. Eddy Winko says:

    I cant dance, but whenever I do I’m happy 🙂
    Great shots, love the last one.

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  16. Wonderful Fraggle! I especially love that last picture and the Twain quote.👏

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    1. Yes it’s the winner this week. Cheers Kim 😘

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  17. Don Ostertag says:

    Wonderful post, Fraggle. I love dance, to watch, to work, to dance. But, sadly now my dancing is a slow, very slow sway.

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    1. Good enough Don 😊

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  18. M.B. Henry says:

    A secret – I’m clumsy. I’ve never been good or graceful on my feet, and therefore I’m a terrible dancer. But you know what? I still flop around on the dance floor whenever the mood is right! 🙂 🙂 A very fun post that brought a smile.

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    1. Keep flopping, and smiling 😊

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  19. That’s a great quote from Nietzsche, I take it he was some kind of DJ?

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      1. That’s right, he was in the Wu Tang Clan, I remember now…

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  20. Fiery says:

    Fraggly…these are gorgeous, but may I say something?
    (Because I am actually from Cyprus, so it’s okay 🤣) …it’s Paphos, not Pathos
    Still luv me?!!!

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    1. Of COURSE it’s Paphos!!! What a twonk I am. Sorry hun, going to rememdy that right now!

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      1. Fiery says:

        But on the funny side, Pathos means passion in Greek, so…works for me!

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        1. Haha there ya go, a win win! Sorted now. XX

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  21. steviegill says:

    The Nietzsche quote makes me think of the silent disco groups that I used to occasionally see meandering through the streets of Brighton! Cool shots.

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