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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

Mar 2, 2024 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hyatt Regency SFO
Burlingame, CA

Past Events

Feb 2, 2024 Friday Night Waltz
First United Methodist Church
Palo Alto, CA
Nov 10, 2023 Stanford Fall Ball
Roble Gym
Stanford University, CA
Oct 14, 2023 Glass Suite with Nikolay Khozyainov
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Sep 25, 2023
Danse Libre Auditions 2023-2024
Foster City, CA
May 21, 2023
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Danse Libre Spring Showcase
Lucie Stern Community Theatre
Palo Alto, CA
Feb 25, 2023 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hilton Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Nov 12-27, 2022
California Theatre
San Jose, CA