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.

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Our Mission

The SPAC School of the Arts guides students towards self-empowerment through artistic discovery and arts education in an inclusive and joyful environment.

Dedicated to the integration of multiple art forms taught by professional artists and teachers, SOTA is committed to arts equity and values itself on expanding students’ local and global views.



The faculty at the SPAC School of the Arts is led by SPAC’s Vice President of Education, two program directors, and a team of teaching artists who are accomplished professionals and qualified educators in the fields of theatre, music, and dance.

Studio Rentals

The Lewis A. Swyer Studios consists of three large rehearsals studios separated by retractable walls, allowing the studios to combine into one large space measuring 40 feet x 120 feet. Each studio is outfitted with sprung marley floors, a mirrored wall, and a sound system. Music stands, chairs, and ballet barres are available upon request.