Welcome to Big Dance 2023.

Look to the skies!

Big Dance 2023 is soaring to you from above the clouds.

You are invited to a night of dancing and performances in the stratosphere. We encourage you to dress in theme! Costume ideas include: bird, butterfly, pilot, cloud, constellation, flight attendant, Superman, astronaut, your favorite satellite, rainbow, Mary Poppins, angel, dragon, fairy, griffin, Dracula, and anything that takes to the sky.

Please note that street shoes are not allowed in the dance studio. Dance shoes, socks, or bare feet are all acceptable. Masks are strongly recommended. We also look forward to recognizing the most creative costumes at the costume contest. Quite literally, the sky's the limit!

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 2023 is your chance to come enjoy...

  • Live Music!
  • 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 12th to Saturday, May 13th
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM

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

Costume Contest

In addition to dancing contests, we will be judging a costume contest at Big Dance. Come in your most creative themed attire if you'd like to vie for the prize!