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School of Dance

About the School of Dance


National Museum of Dance

99 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Skidmore College

815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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Discover the world of modern dance and learn from inspiring professionals while living on the attractive Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs. This four-week program offers you the unique opportunity to work with 30 other student dancers, participate in rewarding dance experiences, and establish career goals.

Instruction will take place in the dance studios of the National Museum of Dance and the Skidmore Dance Theatre. Program highlights include:

  • Modern Dance Technique
  • Music for Dance 
  • Discussion groups about the field of dance and careers in dance
  • Films and videos shown with faculty commentary
  • Composition
  • Repertory and performance
  • Trips to concerts, the National Museum of Dance, and recreational activities
  • End-of-summer workshop performance

Through a ground-breaking collaboration between the New York State Education Department and the American Dance Legacy Institute, you will be introduced to the works of American dance masters during your four weeks of intensive study. You'll research the artists, explore the exhibits of the National Museum of Dance, learn how to use computers to both retrieve and capture archival materials, and use the dance video guide called Dancing Through the Curriculum to discover links between dance and other disciplines. Faculty members will assist you in designing dance projects that you'll pursue throughout the school year, culminating in video tapes and oral accounts of the impact of their activities on yourself, your family, friends, school and community.

Our Faculty

Founding Artistic Director

Student Profiles

At NYSSSA, you form unbreakable bonds with the other students and you get to know and learn from some of the most amazing and influential people in the dance world. 

I discovered my true passion for modern dance at NYSSSA and it inspired me to continue to study dance at the collegiate level. 

A Sample Day


Check out what a day at the School of Dance is like!