Welcome to Big Dance 2019.

Calling all dancers and dreamers!

Big Dance 2019 is coming soon to a studio near you.

Ever dream you're a dragon, the wind crisp on your wings as you rise and swirl across the sky, then dip suddenlly into a secret utopia of dance? Or how about a panda, clumsy at first but soon nimble and quick-footed, joining an age-old tradition of grace and honor? Or perhaps you can relate more to a donkey, loyally trotting alongside an unlikely hero Ogre, ready to spring into action together and face any twists and turns that come your way.

Make your dreams come alive at DanceWorks Animation Studios, where great dances inspire great possibilities.

Please explore this website to learn more about this epic all-night Stanford dance tradition, and join the Big Dance event on Facebook to stay up to date!


Big Dance features a mix of popular dances such as swing, Latin, waltz, and polka, as well as favorites such as the Cross-step Waltz Mixer and the Dawn Mazurka!

Big Dance 2019 is your chance to come enjoy...

  • Live Music!
  • Traditional Big Dance DJ Richard Powers!
  • Performances by your favorite dance troupes!
  • Dance contests and a costume contest!
  • Age-old traditions and brand-new surprises!

When & Where

9 hours of fun!

Friday, May 10th to Saturday, May 11th
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Big Dance will be held in Stanford's Roble Gym.


Friday Night Waltz

Viennese Ball