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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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125 years history of the tango

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Clifton Park, New York
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Clifton Park, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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51 reviews 51 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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22 reviews 22 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
86 helpful votes 86 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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West New York, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best source of dance with changing exhibits. I always love everything about this museum. Its revolving exhibits are as interesting as the permanent ones

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
26 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

And if you are with someone who is passionate about dance you will still find this museum interesting because of the nicely done presentation related to cultural history in the US. The museum is housed in one of the old natural spring spas at Saratoga. The fee is minimal - $6.50 for adults, $5.00 for seniors. I didn't catch the... More 

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