About us


 What is the Society of Dance


Why I chose the Society of Dance

The Società di Danza Bolognese, founded in 2008 as a cultural association, adheres to Federation of Dance Company, recognizing in Poster, in the system and in the Courseware.

The Company of Dance Bolognese is registered to the List of Free Associative Forms of the City of Bologna in Section Culture with the n. 2041.

From 2019 the Company of Dance Bolognese becomes an Association of Social Promotion and enrolled in the Regional Register of APS with n. 5964.

The Federation of Dance Company from 2007 is the natural evolution of the Society of Dance, cultural association founded and directed by Dr.. Fabio Mòllica in Bologna in 1991. The association study, the spread and practice of social dance of nineteenth-century tradition.

Our system consists of dance group dances and couple dances; belong to the first set and Quadrille contredanses, according to Waltz, Polke, Mazurke, Galop and dances derived from them. The two sets are not rigidly separated, but live interrelated and form the universe of our system of choreographic Dance Company of European tradition.

The dances of our system are designed as a small project social and artistic. The dance activities that we practice falls within the field of social dance or company. It is a practice different from that which forms part of the so-called historical dance. The dance is the product of historical research of the "Rebuilders" of ancient dances. These scholars, using different methods of study, through comparative analyzes, reconstruct individual dances belonging to specific historical moments. The Dance Company of nineteenth-century tradition, that is the system that we practice, is a different experience.

Ours is a summary of what the 800 hundred dancing masters produced. The diversity that we have come to homogeneity. On dozens of variants of a dance, we operated a synthesis and produced a single sample. From the wide variety in the description of steps and figures we have extracted all the basic elements and had them placed at the foundation of a "language" only, on which to base the further development of the system. In our idea of ​​dance company analysis manuals 800 leads to the synthesis establishing precise rules, clear and shared, so that a reality of the past may return to being dance alive, reproducible and developable in the future. With this purpose, the Company of Dance organizes Grand Ballroom and costumed shows, publishes books on the study of dance and organizes courses in Italy and abroad in order to spread its system.

The Dance Company is an affiliate of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society di Edinburgo.

The Dance Company Federation aims to coordinate the activities of national and international dance Companies associations.


From 1991 the Company of Dance has made:

  • Courses
  • Grand Ballroom. Reconstruction of the nineteenth century dances in period costume in squares and historic buildings
  • Summer School (from 1993)
  • Seminar Pasquale (from 1992)
  • Seminars Historical Dance (from 1994)
  • Training Seminar for Teachers of Dance Ottocentesca (from 1993)
  • International Stage Dance Ottocentesca
  • Great Ball of the European Union
  • International conference 2000 , 1999
  • Project Gran Balli Risorgimentali
  • Publication of books Dance
  • Cinema
  • A library fund created in the library of the Department of Music and Entertainment of 'University of Bologna, containing documents and materials from different countries on the social dances of the nineteenth century
  • Projects in collaboration with universities, Museums, Cultural institutions and local authorities of many Italian cities
  • The project "The dance and the city" in Bologna 1996 to the 2000
  • Season of Dance of the eighteenth century


From 2007 the Società di Danza continued, developed and expanded these attvità study, search, training, practice and dissemination of dance of nineteenth century European society, and also:

  • developed projects of national and international
  • made numerous training activities (courses, workshops and seminars) and events in Italy and Europe
  • developed the project Gran Balli Risorgimentali
  • aimed at the celebration of the unification of Italy and the founding values ​​of the Risorgimento
  • implemented the project 'Grand Ballroom of the European Union',
  • aimed at the celebration of the common historical and cultural identity of European countries
  • developed projects for training and dissemination of the culture of the nineteenth-century dance addressed to high school students.
  • product and made a film 'An Idea of ​​Dance' to present the work of study and dissemination, the ideas and motivations, the dances and the Grand Ball Ottocentesco.


Curriculum Dance Company


Atto Costitutivo and Statuto della Società di Danza Bolognese - APS