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The School of the Arts was founded in 2008 and this season celebrates its tenth anniversary. Housed in the Lewis A. Swyer Studios, located directly behind the Museum, the School offers a full range of dance classes for students age three to adult and for all levels from beginner to pre-professional. Classes include Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Irish Step, Modern, Creative Movement, Middle Eastern Dance, Zumba, and Kung Fu for Dancers. The School also offers daily yoga classes, including aerial yoga, and Dance Through Parkinson’s.

For more information call (518) 584-2225 ext 3008 or email

Native American Festival

Sunday, September 16 • 10 am - 7 pm
The popular Saratoga Native American Festival is returning to the Saratoga State Park at the National Museum of Dance on September 16th 2018. Activities will be held indoors with the exception of an outdoor food vendor tent, rain or shine! The festival offers authentic northeastern Native American drumming and dance, storytelling, music, crafts, art and native food. This is a kid friendly event!!! The Saratoga Native American Festival is part of a regional effort to educate people about the history, cultural traditions and continued active presence of the Native peoples of the northeast. Brought to you by the Ndakinna Education Center. Click here for more information.

Taylor 2 Master Class

Wednesday, September 19 • 6:15 - 7:15 pm
The National Museum of Dance is thrilled to welcome Taylor 2 for a Master Class in the Lewis A. Swyer School of the Arts. The class is open to intermediate and advanced dancers, the cost is $25 per student. Advance registration is suggested as space is limited.

Taylor 2 Performance

Friday, September 21 • 7 pm
Taylor 2 will return to the National Museum of Dance for a site-specific performance in the foyer. The company will perform four early works choreographed by founder Paul Taylor including Junction, 3 Epitaphs, Tracer, and sections of Aureole. This special event, made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and underwritten by Witt Construction, is free and open to the public.

Ongoing Events

Aerial Yoga Classes

Monday & Tuesday evenings  • 6:00 pm
Private group classes available by appointment

Aerial Yoga Level 1 will guide you through the basics of aerial yoga and introduce you to inversions. Aerial yoga is designed to increase, strength, improve flexibility, lengthen the spine and build core strength. $20/class, pre-registration required, class size limited to 11. Click here to register online.

Ballroom Classes

6:30pm • All Levels • Rumba
7:30pm • Beginner & Intermediate • West Coast Swing
8:30pm • All Levels • Swing Performance Class
Tango Fusion Dance Company offers classes at the Museum on Tuesday nights. New students may try one class for free. Classes will take place in the Museum foyer and southeast gallery. Classes offered include rumba, west coast swing, and Argentine tango. For more information visit Tango Fusion online.

Country Line Dancing

Wednesday evenings • 7:15 - 9:00 pm
The National Museum of Dance welcomes Country Music Association (CMA) Broadcast Award-winning DJ Kevin Richards who will lead weekly Beginner Line Dance Classes in the Lewis A. Swyer Studios. Starting on March 21, classes will be held on . The cost is $10 per dancer at the door. All ages and abilities are welcome to join.

Dance Through Parkinson’s

Thursdays • 1:30 am - 2:30 pm
Inspired by the internationally-acclaimed program Dance for PD®, founded in 2001 by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group, this class explores movement through different types of rhythmic music in ways that are joyful, safe, and stimulating. Dance Through Parkinson’s will be taught by Rachelle Smith-Stallman, a Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.

Classes are free of charge and no experience is necessary for participation. For more information please contact the Museum at 518-584-2225 ext. 3001.










Museum Summer Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday noon - 4:00 pm

Admission is free every Tuesday.

Docent-guided tours

Docent-led tours of the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 am in the Museum foyer. For those interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the National Museum of Dance, contact or call the Museum for more information.

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National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame: Celebrating 30 Years?
Purchase a copy in our gift shop or online.

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