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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

Feb 25, 2023 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hilton Union Square
San Francisco, CA
May 21, 2023
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Danse Libre Spring Showcase
Lucie Stern Community Theatre
Palo Alto, CA

Past Events

Nov 12-27, 2022
California Theatre
San Jose, CA
Nov 11, 2022 Stanford Fall Ball
Roble Gym
Stanford University, CA
Apr 24, 2022 Stanford Viennese Ball
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
Apr 9, 2022 Beethoven Ball
San José Woman’s Club
San Jose, CA
Mar 1, 2022 Carnivale 2022
Grace Gathedral
San Francisco, CA