An audition is required for admission to the Dance Major in the School of Theatre and Dance.  To do so, students must apply to both JMU and the School of Theatre and Dance separately and register for an on-campus audition.  Please review our Audition/Gateway Requirements below for how to best prepare your Dance Major application and visit.

Audition dates are:

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 On-campus
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 On-campus
  • Sunday, December 9, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 On-campus
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 On-campus
VA Rep Performance

So, what is the goal of our audition process? Showing proficiency and potential in dance technique and improvisation is certainly important, but we are just as interested in getting to know you as a person.

Each student will begin by participating in a 90-minute audition class where you will be observed in a ballet barre, modern phrases, and a directed improvisation. This is an opportunity to see where you currently are as a dancer, but just as importantly, we are looking for potential and what we believe you can become as an artist over the next four years.

Next, you and your families will have an opportunity to meet all of the dance faculty, hear about what our program offers, and ask us any questions.

The audition day ends with a short, one-on-one interview.  Be prepared to discuss your experience in dance with a faculty member. For us, your interview is just as important as your dancing. We are seeking applicants with a variety of skills and interests both in and outside of the arts.  

Click here to review the Audition/Gateway Requirements!

How to Apply

  1. First, submit your Undergraduate Admissions Application via the JMU Admissions Office.
  2. Second, review the Gateway Requirements
  3. Next, register for an on-campus audition.  
  4. Finally, submit your School of Theatre and Dance Application on Slideroom prior to your on-capmus audition
  5. Contact Dance Program Area Coordinator, Suzanne Miller-Corso if you have any questions.
VA Rep Performance

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