The SPAC School of the Arts (SOTA) is a multidisciplinary arts school that was founded in 2021 to further SPAC’s longstanding mission to ensure that students of all ages have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of the arts. SOTA operates out of the Lewis A. Swyer Studios – a state-of-the-art facility located behind the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY.
The SPAC School of the Arts guides all students towards self-empowerment through artistic discovery and arts education in a welcoming and joyful environment.
Dedicated to changing the face of arts education in our region by valuing the creative process and the enrichment of each individual artist, classes are taught by qualified teaching artists who challenge students to explore diverse topics and cultures, connect with others, learn new perspectives, and discover passion, confidence, and a deeper sense of self.
SOTA is committed to continually researching current best practices for providing inclusive arts learning, and to advancing arts equity by overcoming barriers that often prevent access.