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The Academy of Danse Libre
Dedicated to the lively exhibition of vintage social dances from the 19th and early 20th centuries in authentic period costume.
Photo by RJ Muna

The Academy of Danse Libre is one of the nation's premier vintage dance groups. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and touring around the world, we perform a variety of breathtaking pieces from the 19th and early 20th centuries in authentic period attire. Each of our dances brings a bygone era back to life, complete with the music, footwork, dress, and mannerisms of the time. Through the accurate recreation of these historical periods, we introduce our audience to a rich and evolving culture of dance.

Upcoming Events

1 Feb 2020 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA

Past Events

23 Nov 2019 West Coast Ragtime Festival
Marriott Rancho Cordova
Sacramento, CA
16 Nov 2019 SF Waltzing Society Viennese Ball
Ascension Greek Orthodox Ballroom
Oakland, CA
1 Nov 2019 Stanford Fall Ball
Roble Studio
Stanford, CA
14 Oct 2019 Auditions for New Members of Danse Libre
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
10 May 2019 Big Dance
Roble Gym, Stanford Universtiry
Stanford, CA
27 April 2019 Dancing in the Park
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA