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National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

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Address: 99 South Broadway (Rte. 9), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-2225
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Description: Museum solely dedicated to American professional dance featuring the...
Museum solely dedicated to American professional dance featuring the permanent exhibition of Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame, which recognizes those who have influenced America's dance heritage.
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A beautiful small museum

This is a beautiful facility - we know one couple who held there wedding reception there. The museum is fairly small with a few exhibits of magnificent photographs and costumes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Philadelphia, PA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

They get new exhibits year-round. On my most recent visit, there was an exhibit of Gene Kelly movies, posters, artifacts and memorabilia, plus a TV screen showing a continuous loop of clips from his movies. There was also an exhibit of Saratoga ballet shoe statues and a collection of ballet costumes and clips from interviews with choreographers. Finally, there was... More 

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Cumming, GA
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84 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was a bit bored and didn't find the exhibits (except for some of the art) very interesting. To be fair, I'm not a dancer. My daughter is however, and she wasn't thrilled, either. She's a bit young though, ten. The day we were there, it was free to get in. The facility itself is beautiful - pristine, in fact.

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Clifton Park, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The new exhibit that opened March 21, 2015 is a don't miss opportunity. The Museum has prepared a very professional showing of costumes, photos, videos and other items relating to this beautiful dance. The special event for the opening was gorgeous with two tango dancing couples, refreshments and music. It drew far more people than they had anticipated and I... More 

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scarsdale
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you love dance...a very special place. Changing exhibits, classes, and presentations. Again you are asking too much.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I recently spent a few enjoyable hours at this gem of a museum right inside the state park. On one side of this restored bathhouse are changing exhibits and on the other side homage to dance hall of famers. We learned a lot and especially enjoyed the exhibit on dance in the movies. Also, be sure to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Go! Nice walk near a fabulous park. Very well presented. History of American dance. Tommy Tune's shoes. History of tutus. The BEST hands on area for kids. The museum is a wonder. Go!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a beautiful facility - we know one couple who held there wedding reception there. The museum is fairly small with a few exhibits of magnificent photographs and costumes. The current Hollywood film exhibit was fun, with the video clips of great dancers such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and we found the exhibit of costumes and musical... More 

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Highlands, New Jersey
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63 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been in Saratoga many times and never visited this national gold mine until now. I was stunned when in walked in to view the exhibit on the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The exhibit is Spellbinding; It explodes in visual fantasy with costumes, art work, and film. This is a must see for art and history lovers of all... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was totally taken with the physical space, the staff and the exhibits. The current tribute to the Dance Theater of Harlem is of particular interest with its focus on several of the masterworks of the company, especially A Streetcar Named Desire. The permanent exhibits should be of interest to dance enthusiasts. I am not a dancer, but I found... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum was more than expected! The grounds were beautiful and the exhibits were amazing! From the Dance Theatre of Harlem to the ancient Mayan dance rituals, there was definitely lots to see! They even had a super cute area for children to explore as well. A must see if you are a passionate dancer, or like myself just love... More 

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