South Broadway leads out of downtown past the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to professional American dance (99 S. Broadway/Rte. 9, 518/584-2225, www.dancemuseum.org , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sun. June–Oct., adults $6.50, seniors and students $5, children under 12 $3)—including ballet, modern dance, vaudeville, and tap.
Housed in a low-slung building, the museum spreads out over four spacious halls filled with blown-up photographs and plaques. Temporary exhibits hang near the entrance, while TV monitors screening famous performances are featured throughout.
Overall, however, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame is a surprisingly static affair that will appeal primarily to dance aficionados.