"The Dancer looks both ways, and holds the keys
That show the rising, falling vortices.
Her dance expands within the world, and takes
The world within; in her the world awakes.
Unreal divisions yield to unities!"
This comes from Description of Ta Rat by John Opsopaus.
I came across this quote a few months back and it was part of what spurred me to pick up this blog again, as it set me to thinking in more depth about what it is to be a sacred dancer and how to express that to others. It's really not the same as dancing normally at non-sacred functions, there's a whole other feeling and dimension to it.