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National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame

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Address: 99 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4501
Phone Number: 518-584-2225
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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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Not Just for Dance Lovers

I read the reviews before I wrote mine and I was shocked that one reviewer said that they only needed twenty minutes to tour this place. I arrived here with two friends expecting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
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Minerva, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Dance is an excellent stop for anyone who enjoys dance/dance history. We've gone numerous times over the years and the exhibits are always well curated and filled with fascinating visuals and interesting information. The Hall of Fame is our favorite exhibit - we've been lucky enough to attend a couple of the induction ceremonies and they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad we stopped to visit here. The museum was really well done. The building is lovely, and the exhibits are really well done. My daughter is a dancer, and my husband is, well, not. However, they both really enjoyed the exhibits, especially the Dancer as Athlete exhibit that featured famous athletes past and present and their connection to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you or any member of your family is a dancer, this is a MUST stop! The featured exhibit during our visit was correlating dance and athletics. Multiple sports featured as they relate to dance, movement, etc. Tons of work put into that exhibit! Also many, many other exhibits of costumes, former ballets, etc. Also of note, as your tour... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Although Hubby was not particularly thrilled with the decision to go here, as he is not a dance enthusiast, he was pleasantly surprised by the exhibits once we went inside. The large exhibit featuring comparisons between movements involved in sports and dance he found especially exceptional and enlightening and he also enjoyed the Dancers in Film exhibit. Having an interest... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. My daughter who is 12 wanted to go here and I was happy we did. My son is 10 and I was wasn't quite sure what he thought but there were no complaints. The costumes on display are amazing and if you don't know much about dance there is quite a bit you can learn... More 

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Minerva, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I read the reviews before I wrote mine and I was shocked that one reviewer said that they only needed twenty minutes to tour this place. I arrived here with two friends expecting that this would be a small, somewhat interesting venue and BOY, were we surprised. The lobby exhibit was about the many aspects of ballet, then we wandered... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Went in with a small group of four. Tuesdays is free admission. Took about an hour to see everything. They had a Rudolph Nureyev exhibit that was very interesting. They had original costumes he wore during ballets to see first hand without any glass cases. I'm hoping they will do displays on Alvin Ailey and Baryshnikov in the future.

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Brenham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you love Dance this is the place to visit. It's in the Spa State Park. Lots to see, shoes, costumes etc... The room are very spacious. Restroom very nice clean. Parts of the museum were under renovations. A collection of Tommy Tune's shoes on display.

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Haworth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The National Museum of Dance was just wonderful. It isn't a very large museum, but the exhibits they had were so engaging, it was well worth the visit. When we were there they were paying tribute to Dancing in Films, and they had a triple screen presentation of dancing from the beginning of film-making. Additionally, there was a lovely installation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We had a wonderful visit to see this amazing museum. I loved the very large ballet pointe shoe in one of the rooms. Ballet tutus in another section with other theatrical clothing to see with vibrant colors. Upon the side entrance there is a beautiful tutu artistic design in a mauve color. Videos to see with some history of dance... More 

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