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Dance Poetry for dancers

15 Dance Poems For Beautiful Feet

Inside : 15 beautiful dance poems 

Movement is one of the most beautiful things in the world. It can express so much without saying a word. Famous American modern dancer Martha Graham is even popularly quoted as saying, “The body says what words cannot.”

Indeed, dance is a form of movement that can be incredibly expressive, and it’s also beautiful to watch. Around the world, dance has been used as a form of expression. It can tell stories, convey emotion, and bring people together. Dance is also a way to stay fit and healthy.

And because it is such a popular activity, it has been used in poetry for centuries. These poems tell us about the power and beauty of dance, almost like saying that “to dance is to be human.”

Dance Poems

Slow Dance Poems

One, two, and three. Read these well-versed poems that are brimming with the beauty of dance. Take some time to slow down and immerse yourself in the imagery.

1. Dance Of Dances

Dance in the moonlight with all the stars in sight

Dance with all of this power and might

Dance with danger every night

Dance up and down twirling around

Dance with sweat dripping down the neck

Then dance with fire every dark hour

Dance with thrust if you must

But dance on the hour every hour

That’s when to explain in steps the dance of dances

—Nick Tragger


2. Dance Freely

Move to your own drum,

create your own rhythm

Step left it you want to, even if it’s not right

Follow the hidden song only you can hear,

begging you to dance – each move

weaving together the lines of your life,

the love of your heart, and

the light of your soul.

—Nina Heyen


3. Dance Variations

To fling my arms wide

In some place of the sun,

To whirl and to dance

Till the white day is done.

Then rest at cool evening

Beneath a tall tree

While night comes on gently,

Dark like me-

That is my dream!

—Langston Hughes


4. Slow Dance

When the day is done,

Do you lie in your bed


With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?


You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

—David L. Weatherford


5. The Baby’s Dance

DANCE little baby, dance up high,

Never mind baby, mother is by ;

Crow and caper, caper and crow,

There little baby, there you go ;

Up to the ceiling, down to the ground,

Backwards and forwards, round and round ;

Dance little baby, and mother shall sing,

With the merry coral, ding, ding, ding.

—Ann Taylor

Romantic Dance Poems

When words put you under a spell that makes your heart dance, the body follows. Let these poems make your heart leap and your body move.

6. The Dance

On that dim-lit periphery

where time is always out

we had our own eternity

to get it right and found

in our two tuneless hearts

a common beat

—Neal Bowers


7. The Dancer

I met an artist

now my days

are painted in lavender

every hour a different hue.

Dance in blurred tones

with each stroke I glide

moved by inspiration.

I am his vision, his dancer,

his impression of beauty
This canvas my stage

as I perform for you.

—Christine Ann Martine


8. Juke Box Love Song

I could take the Harlem night

and wrap around you,

Take the neon lights and make a crown,

Take the Lenox Avenue busses,

Taxis, subways,

And for your love song tone their rumble down.

Take Harlem’s heartbeat,

Make a drumbeat,

Put it on a record, let it whirl,

And while we listen to it play,

Dance with you till day–

Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

—Langston Hughes


9. The Children Dancing

The children dancing, dancing,

Light upon happy feet,

Both eye and heart entrancing

Mingle, escape, and meet;

Come joyous-eyed and advancing

Or floatingly retreat.

Now slow, now swifter treading

Their paces timed and true,

An instant poised, then threading

A maze of printless clue,

Their motions smoothly wedding

To melody anew,

They sway in chime, and scatter

In looping circles; they

Are Music’s airy matter,

And their feet move, the way

The raindrops shine and patter

On tossing flowers in May.

—Robert Laurence Binyon


10. The Belle of the Ball

I smile at him, then I coyly avert my eyes

I find him so handsome; that I cannot disguise

He reaches tenderly for my awaiting hand

We move to the dance floor; oh it is so grand


His arm wrapped around my tiny waist

We dance to the music, there is no haste

So full of excitement at the hope of romance

I float round the room at my very first dance

—Jan Allison

Dance Poetry for dancers

Creative Poems About Dance

Isn’t it amazing how words can move us and how they somehow tell our minds to also make a move? These poems tell us what it’s like to be a dance and how movement shapes every fiber of our being.

11. Anatomy of a Dancer

A dancer’s heart beats in eight-count

A dancer’s eyes always shine

A dancer’s soul is filled with music

So their feet always fall in time

A dancer feels like no other

The vibrant rhythm of life

And it all goes into the performance

All the joy and all the strife

So remember that with dancers

A little patience is what you need

Because their minds are otherwise engaged

Dancers are truly a different breed

—Jessica Boudreaux


12. Everybody is Doing It

In Hawaii they Hula

They Tango in Argentina

They Reggae in Jamaica

And they Rumba down in Cuba,

In Trinidad and Tobago

They do the Calypso

And in Spain the Spanish

They really do Flamenco.

—Benjamin Zephaniah



13. The Cat and The Moon

Minnaloushe runs in the grass

Lifting his delicate feet.

Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?

When two close kindred meet,

What better than call a dance?

Maybe the moon may learn,

Tired of that courtly fashion,

A new dance turn.

—W. B. Yeats


14. Come Dance, Come Dance With Me

Don’t tell me where the angels fly

Just tell me where they dance

And I’ll put on my dancing shoes

And of course my dancing pants

—C.J. Krieger


15. Skyline Ballroom

O to dance upon the star-struck infinity of the heavens!

To be lost in that crystalline sea

past the death of stoney faced cliffs

that the pen can only dream to find


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