Virtual ballet lessons with New York City Ballet company members are available now on the SPAC Learning Library.  Engage your students in our Virtual Dance Lab!  Lessons are available for all experience levels.


The Ballet in Fifth program brings New York City Ballet dancers to the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs where fifth grade students join them for an interactive ballet class and tour of the museum.  This program introduces students to the classical art form, teaches them about an upcoming ballet performance at SPAC, and offers each student a free ticket to the selected performance during SPAC’s classical season. All students that attend the ticketed performance and complete the Ballet in Fifth program will receive a free Student Lawn Pass.


A Student Lawn Pass grants the student, and an accompanying adult, free lawn admission to all ballet and orchestra performances at SPAC until their projected year of graduation from High School (excluding the annual Ballet Gala fundraiser). Please check our classical season calendar for scheduled dates and performance times.

When using your pass, there is no need to visit the SPAC box office. Simply walk right up to an entry gate before a ballet or orchestra performance (specified above), show the gate attendants your pass, and they will admit you onto the SPAC grounds.


What steps do I need to take in order to earn a Student Lawn Pass?

I participated in the in Ballet in Fifth and attended the summer performance at SPAC with my school. When and how do I receive my Student Lawn Pass?

My school does not participate in the Ballet in Fifth program. Can I still participate?

I completed a permission slip and signed up for tickets to one of the SPAC performances. How do I receive my tickets for the performance?

I am a parent of a child participating in the Ballet in Fifth program. Can I attend the SPAC performance with my child?


If you are a school teacher, principal, or administrator, and you’re interested in the Ballet in Fifth program, please contact SPAC’s Education department at, by phone 518-584-9330, or fill out the form below.

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