News: Five Reasons to Visit the National Museum of Dance

1. The Michael Jackson Tribute Exhibit Check out re-creations of some of the King of Pop’s most memorable moments, including “Billie Jean,” “Black or White” and “Thriller.” Then, use what you’ve seen to inspire your year-end recital (see Performance Planner).

 

2. A “Dancing with the Stars” Exhibit Surprise your students who dream of dancing on TV with a visit to over 50 of the exquisite costumes and shoes worn on “Dancing with the Stars.”
 

 

3. The Alfred Z. Solomon Children’s Wing Your youngest dancers can play dress-up and even perform on a stage built with baby ballerinas in mind. A plethora of books, toys and props will keep them busy for hours.

 

4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ballet teachers and students alike will be mesmerized by photos, costumes and memorabilia from the New York City Ballet archives about this classic Shakespearean ballet. And an enchanted forest built within the museum provides the perfect backdrop.
 

 

5. Postage Paid: Dance Around the World Give your students a history and geography lesson with this archive of international postage stamps featuring traditional national dances. The stamps are accompanied by an array of regional information and cultural artifacts.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the National Dance Museum

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