A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 01, 2017
“If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance”

"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown.

“If you’re treading on thin ice, you might as well dance” was cited in print in 1974. “If You’re Skating on Thin Ice, You Might As Well Dance” was found on a bumper sticker in 1986.


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1 December 1974, Educational Theatre Journal “Theatre in Review” by Gordon M. Wickstrom, pg. 526:
“If you’re treading on thin ice, you might as well dance.”

1 March 1984, Childhood Education, “Promoting Thinking in Your Classroom II: Inconsistencies Between Means and Ends” by Selma Wassermann, pg. 232:
To list them may be to court professional excommunication but, if you’re skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.

2 March 1986, Albuquerque (NM) Journal, “State Lines,” pg. C1, col. 1:
STICKING POINTS : Two bumper stickers seen recently: “Go Ahead and Hit Me...I Need the Money” and “If You’re Skating on Thin Ice, You Might As Well Dance.”

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Leadville, U.S.A.
By Edward B Larsh and Robert Nichols
Boulder, CO: Johnson Books
1993
Pg. 268:
If the wheel is fixed
I would still take a chance.
If you have to walk on thin ice,
you might as well dance.
— Found on a restroom wall in Leadville

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By John Bradley Jackson
Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing
2010
Pg. 56:
“If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance!”
Anonymous

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$500,000* Worth of Inspiring Quotations for Our Times
By Web Augustine
Zinfandel Publishing
2011
Pg. 294:
“If you are going to walk on thin ice you might as well dance.”

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By Devin Metzger
Pronoun
2016
Pg. ?:
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance. -Unknown Author

Posted by Barry Popik
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