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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.

Past Events

11 Nov 2022 Stanford Fall Ball
Roble Gym
Stanford University, CA
24 Apr 2022 Stanford Viennese Ball
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
9 Apr 2022 Beethoven Ball
San José Woman’s Club
San Jose, CA
1 Mar 2022 Carnivale 2022
Grace Gathedral
San Francisco, CA
1 Feb 2020 Stanford Viennese Ball
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
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