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Visiting the JMU School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Estes Center portion of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. (Click on the upper-left region, the Bluestone area, of the campus map to find us: (http://www.jmu.edu/map/). For information on how to obtain a visitor parking permit for the day click here.

Click here for driving directions to the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
 
If you are visiting James Madison University, we encourage you to take the general campus tour and participate in the admissions information session. See the Admissions “JMU Visit” page atHTTP://WWW.JMU.EDU/ADMISSIONS/VISIT/INDEX.SHTML.
 
We in the School of Theatre and Dance look forward to seeing you during one of the published school visitation days, and/or at program auditions. Please contact the School of Theatre and Dance at least 24-business hours prior to your visit to place your name on the list for your desired visitation day. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.
 
To schedule a visit, please e-mail THEATREDANCE@JMU.EDU.  Be sure you specify the program or programs (Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance) in which you are interested and the date you want to visit JMU. Please include your full name, address, phone number and email.  You will receive a conformation email from the School of Theatre & Dance verifying your reservation.


DANCE PROGRAM VISITATION DATES

The following schedule has been established for prospective students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2014-2015 academic year:
 
Selected Mondays (please see schedule below), starting at 9:00 am, in the new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (please meet in the Theatre and Dance main office suite on the second floor, room 2211).

The information session is followed by the student watching or taking the Intermediate Modern Dance class from 10:10 – 11:25 am as part of their visit!

FALL 2014

September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 3, 17

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the JMU Admissions Open House events on Saturdays, October 18 and November 15, 2014. Go tohttp://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ for more information.

SPRING 2015 

January 19 (MLK DAY): 10am (Students will not be able to take class)
January 26
February 2, 16, 23
March 2, 16, 23, 30
April 20

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students on Friday, February 14, Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, 2015.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.
 
Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Dance concentration area, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships. Audition dates are posted on our website.

Click here for more information on Dance Program auditions 

THEATRE & MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
VISITATION DATES


The following schedule has been established for prospective students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2014-2015 academic year:
 
Selected Fridays (see schedule below) 1:30 pm, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (please meet in the Theatre and Dance main office suite on the second floor, Estes room 2211).

Visitation days will include an information session and a Forbes Center tour.
 
 

FALL 2014

September 19, 26
October 10, 24, 31

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the JMU Admissions Open House events on Saturdays, October 18 and November 15, 2014. Go tohttp://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ for more information.

SPRING 2015

February 27
May 1

The College of Visual and Performing Arts and The School of Theatre & Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students on Friday, February 14, Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, 2015.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.
 

On the following visitation dates Mainstage and Studio Theatre theatrical performances are running:
9/19 – Other Desert Cities (student directed)
9/26 – How I Learned to Drive (faculty directed)
10/10 – Gone Missing (faculty directed)
10/24 – Stop Kiss (student directed)
10/31 - Machinal (faculty directed)
11/15 – Assassins (student directed)
2/27– Sweet Charity (faculty directed)
5/1 – The Cherry Orchard (faculty directed)

Additional spring 2015 visitation days will be set once we have solidified the student directed spring Studio Theatre Production Schedule.



Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Musical Theatre or the Theatre concentration areas, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships.

Information on program auditions for various concentrations can be found at:

Theatre Admissions

Musical Theatre Admissions


College of Visual and Performing Arts
Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance
Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre