Welcome (back) to Big Dance 2017.

Greetings, Earthlings! Our future is whatever we make it, so let's make history together: come travel through time with us at Big Dance's triumphant return #BackToRoble! We're headed back to when things might be heavier, actors could become presidents, and physics pick-up lines are accidentally invented. Whether we're parking or pushing 88mph, we'll be headed off the beaten path and testing the limits of the space-time continuum, but don't worry: where we're going, we don't need roads.

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 2017 is your chance to come enjoy...

  • Live Music!
  • Traditional Big Dance DJ Richard Powers!
  • Performances by your favorite dance troupes!
  • A time machine housed in the stylish Delorean*
  • Dance contests and a costume contest!
  • Age-old traditions and brand-new surprises!

* We do not provide any guarantees for reliable functionality.

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.