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.

Past Events

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
12 April 2019 The Sequoias
The Sequoias
Portola Valley, CA
23 February 2019 Peninsula Symphony Viennese Ball
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Palo Alto, CA
2 February 2019 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
12 January 2019 Pleasanton Library
Pleasanton Library
Pleasanton, CA
12 November 2018 Auditions for New Members of Danse Libre
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
10 November 2018 San Francisco Waltzing Society Viennese Ball
Hotel Whitcomb
San Francisco, CA
10 November 2018 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco, CA
9 November 2018 Stanford Fall Ball
Roble Studio
Stanford, CA