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National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York, was established in 1986. It contains photographs, videos, artifacts, costumes and biographies. The museum is located in the former Washington Bath House and was founded by Marylou Whitney. It is related to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and also provides dance classes and master classes through the Lewis A. Swyer School for the Arts, which hosts the New York State Summer School of the Arts during July and August.[3][4][5]

National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
Logo of National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
The front entrance of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame.
The front entrance of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame.
Established1986 (1986)
LocationSaratoga Springs, New York, United States
Coordinates43°03′58″N 73°47′25″W / 43.0660904°N 73.7902644°W / 43.0660904; -73.7902644Coordinates: 43°03′58″N 73°47′25″W / 43.0660904°N 73.7902644°W / 43.0660904; -73.7902644
FounderMarylou Whitney,
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney,
Lewis A. Swyer[1]
DirectorMichele Riggi[2]
PresidentMichele Riggi[1]
Websitewww.dancemuseum.org

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame purposed a mission from its very foundation. It was "to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor, and develop among its members and the community at large, the appreciation, understanding, taste, and love of the Musical Arts, especially the Dance; to create a National Hall of Fame for the advancement of such purposes; to secure the interest of the patrons of these Arts, and to promote and encourage the means for popular instruction and enjoyment thereof."[6]

Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of FameEdit

The Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame collection was provided to the Museum in 1987. The Hall of Fame annually inducts individuals from the dance world.

InducteesEdit

List of the inductees into the Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame of the National Museum of Dance (United States).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Board of Directors". National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame. Retrieved on December 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "[http://www.dancemuseum.org/about/meet-the-staff/.
  3. ^ NYTimes Travel Guide for Saratoga Springs
  4. ^ "National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | New York Path Through History". Path Through History. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "The National Museum of Dance". Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  6. ^ The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame : celebrating 30 years (PDF). August 2017. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-4384-6745-0. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame". Hudson River Valley Institute. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Mark Morris and Rudolf Nureyev: Hall of Fame Inductees at National Museum of Dance". Great Performances. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "National Museum of Dance Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees". The Daily Planet Arthur. March 23, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dance Hall of Fame". The National Museum of Dance. Retrieved May 3, 2019.

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