We can’t all be world-class dancers; but we can sure as heck feel like one! The serene and regal setting of the state-of-the-art Swyer Dance studios, housed inside the School of the Arts, inspires both budding and seasoned dancers even before they enter the jaw-dropping facility. Nestled behind the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, the National Museum of Dance School of the Arts offers classes to all ages in disciplines ranging from Ballet, Jazz, and Modern to Zumba and Hip-Hop, with Bellydancing, Tap, Irish Step in-between! The facility is a gem of the upstate New York region and continues it’s mission to become the premier dance facility in the area. My dancer companion was beyond delighted and felt like we had discovered gold!
The National Museum of Dance is host to many galas and fundraisers, and the School of the Arts is quite active in assisting the mission. Headed by Director and Dance Master Raul Martinez and boasting full roster of highly credentialed instructors, professional instruction is provided in a low-pressure environment, as well as preparative training for formal instruction at university or conservatory.
It’s students have many opportunites to interact with the community and professional dance world as an extension of the not-for-profit National Museum of Dance.
A true gem in the tranquil setting of Saratoga National Historic Park, flanked by the Lincoln Baths to one side, The School of the Arts allows amateurs and professional dancers alike to reach out and touch the Arts in a personal way, and that’s so very special; find them on facebook as well!