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Forbes Center

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.
 


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 2015-2016 academic year:

To register for one of the visit dates, please email THEATREDANCE@jmu.edu AFTER August 31.  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 confirmation email from the School of Theatre & Dance verifying your reservation.
 
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 2015

September 21, 28
October 19, 26
November 2, 16
December 7

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 10 and November 14. To attend either of these dates register through the admissions office: http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/  The Theatre & Dance information sessions and tours will follow the schedule published by the admissions office for the day. 

SPRING 2016 

January 18 (no classes due to MLK Day), 25
February 1, 15, 22, 29
March 14, 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25

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 13, Friday, April 8, and Monday, April 11, 2016.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.
 
Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Dance major, 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 2015-2016 academic year:
 

To register for one of the Friday visit dates, please email THEATREDANCE@jmu.edu AFTER August 31.  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 confirmation email from the School of Theatre & Dance verifying your reservation.

*October 10, and November 14 are James Madison University Admissions Open House events.  The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre & Dance will be participating in these events.  To attend either of these dates register through the admissions office: http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/  The Theatre & Dance information session and tours will follow the schedule published by the admissions office for the day.
 

FALL 2015

September 18
October 2, 10*, 30
November 6, 14*

SPRING 2016

February 26
April 29

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 Saturday, February 13, Friday, April 8, and Monday, April 11, 2016.  Go to http://www.jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.
 

On the following visitation dates Mainstage and Studio Theatre theatrical performances are running:
9/18 – The Aliens (student directed)
10/2 – Anton in Show Business (faculty directed)
10/10* – First Lady Suite (faculty directed)
10/30 – The Pillowman (student directed)
11/6 - Shakuntala  (guest directed)
11/14* – Dogfight (student directed)
2/26– Wild Party (faculty directed)
4/29 – Pretty Theft (faculty directed)

Additional spring 2016 visitation days may be added 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 majors, 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