Admission to the Dance Program
Admission to the Dance Program is by audition. Students interested in studying dance must first submit a University Admissions Application to the JMU Office of Admissions
DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION
DANCE PROGRAM AUDITION DATES:
Friday, November 11, 2016 (start time 8:30 am)
Saturday, November 12, 2016 (start time 9:00 am)
Friday, February 10, 2017 (start time 8:30 am)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 (start time 9:00 am)
An audition is required only if you intend to be a Dance Major at JMU.
Dance minors do not audition.
A JMU Admission Application should be submitted before auditioning. Each candidate should select DANCE as their major area of interest. In addition, you will need to register for an audition and submit a Slideroom application. By filling out the online form, you will secure your spot for an audition on a specific date. If you need to switch your audition date, you can do so online or we can assist at 540-568-7138. You will be sent a confirmation email, and you will receive notification of your specific audition time prior to your audition.
You will also need to submit supplemental materials and complete an application via Slideroom. These are the materials that will be collected on the Slideroom website:
You should submit your Slideroom application prior to coming to campus to audition. Detailed information for submitting the Slideroom application will be available on the audition registration website when you schedule your audition appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR AUDITION DAY!
The auditions are held in the Estes Center portion of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, located at the corner of Main Street and Warsaw Avenue. Please park in the Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck which is located behind the Forbes Center. As you enter the Forbes Center, please check in at our reception table which will be located in The Interlude Lobby located by the Forbes Center Box Office. The audition schedules are as follows:
TOURS OF THE FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND THE WAYLAND RESIDENCE HALL, THE ARTS LIVING - LEARNING COMMUNITY, WILL BE SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT EACH AUDITION DAY
The Audition Class will consist of:
The auditions are held during JMU Dance Program Concert weekends. Prospective students are invited to attend these evening concerts and will be offered complimentary tickets. Please let us know how many tickets you will need before the audition. Contact the School Office at 540-568-6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE TO THE DANCE PROGRAM
Prospective students who have auditioned will be notified of their acceptance to the Dance Major after they have been notified of their acceptance to JMU. Dance Majors will be encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to this intense course of study by making it their first-major if they plan to double major.
Students who do not receive acceptance to the Dance Major but who do receive admission to JMU can re-audition for the Dance Major during their first year during the scheduled prospective student auditions. These students can also contact the Dance Program Coordinator at the beginning of their fall freshman semester to discuss the possibility of adding dance courses to their schedule depending upon availability of classes.