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Upcoming Events

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for Dance Classes

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

Night of the Living Dead

Oct 28, 30, 31 & Nov 2 & 3 • 8:30 pm
Paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking movie, iTheatre Saratoga presents Night of the Living Dead, featuring live drama fused with multi-media production. Racism, mobocracy, and collective panic are still infectious, though transmuted, half a century later and there’s been an outbreak. The enemy is not only among us, it may consume or convert us. Following an upcoming SFX makeup workshop at the Dance Museum on Sept 30th, zombies will roam in October in the National Museum of Dance courtyard. Halloween there... if you dare. (Cue evil laughter.) For more info visit or email

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Only the Best
10th Annual Bridal Show

Sunday, November 4 • 12 - 3 pm
Every year the museum hosts an exquisite bridal show providing our guests with superior resources to enhance their special day with a highly specialized group of area wedding professionals. Admission to our bridal show is free and we welcome all to visit our fantastic group of vendors—bakeries, caterers, florists, photographers, musicians, and more!

Brides pre-register here.

Holiday Art Fair

Saturday, November 10 • 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, November 11 • 10 am - 4 pm
Come get inspired for the Holidays and Celebrate the Arts in Saratoga. There will be a selection of juried artists exhibiting handmade and very Gift-able Works of Art. The exhibitors presented are some of New England's top artists and craftspeople working in a variety of media. Handmade jewelry, fine woven garments, hand crafted wood vessels and utensils, sculpture, functional stoneware and raku pottery, hand made quilts, mixed media, paintings, photography and much more will be available for show and sale.
Admission is FREE and refreshments are served.

For more information visit
or call 518 852-6478

Ongoing Events

Jason Samuels Smith
Tap Classes

Advanced Beginner • 6 - 7 pm
Intermediate/Advanced • 7 - 8 pm

The National Museum of Dance is thrilled to announce that Jason Samuels Smith has joined the Lewis A. Swyer School of the Arts as the first ever Director of Tap Dance Programming. Along with weekly programming taught by an amazing roster of rotating instructors, his vision for the program includes special events such as film screenings, jam sessions and performances. Classes will be held in the Riggi Theater. Class size is limited, register today!

Cick here to register for Advanced Beginner
Cick here to register for Intermediate/Advanced

Aerial Yoga Classes

Monday • 4:30 pm & Tuesday • 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.

The Museum will be closed on
Sunday, October 21 for a private event.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 11:00 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.

Have you seen our newly-released book,
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame: Celebrating 30 Years?
Purchase a copy in our gift shop or online.

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