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

26 September 2016 2016-17 Season Auditions
Mitchell Park Community Center
Palo Alto, CA

Recent Performances

13 May 2016 Rotunda Dance Series
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA
6-7, 13-14 June 2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco, CA
31 January 2015 Viennese Nights: A Waltz Ball
Balboa Park Club
San Diego, CA
17 January 2015 Music & Dance from the Golden Age of Hollywood
with the Peninsula Symphony
Flint Center
Cupertino, CA
16 January 2015 Music & Dance from the Golden Age of Hollywood
with the Peninsula Symphony
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
San Mateo, CA