Schedule A Visit

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the School of Theatre and Dance for a tour, during our Open House or attend a Discover Theatre and Dance Day to become familiar with the School's offerings and meet with faculty and current students.


Open House

Fall 2023 Open House:


Join the School of Theatre and Dance for an afternoon to learn about majors in Musical Theatre, Design Technology, Theatre Studies, Dance and Dance Studies. This event will feature a campus tour, information on listed majors, and a tour of the Center for the Performing Arts. 

Dance @KentState

Free High School Master Class Day

January 28, 2024 | 12 - 5 p.m.

Calling all high school dancers at the intermediate/advanced level! Spend the day taking two master classes led by KSU faculty.

Your day will include:

  • Exploring multiple styles of dance in classes
  • Attending a Q&A with KSU dance faculty and students
  • Visiting our studios and touring our facilities
  • Discovering degree options of KSU’s dance program

Join our dance faculty and learn about opportunities that await you at Kent State! Bring appropriate dance clothes and shoes, footless tights/leggings, socks, water and snacks. Please download and fill out the Physical Event Waiver below. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara A. Verlezza at

Download Physical Event Waiver

Register for Dance @Kent State

Discover Theatre and Dance Days

Fall 2023 Discover Theatre and Dance Days:

September 13, 2023
October 18, 2023  

To register for a Discover Theatre and Dance Day click the link for the date you would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you!  



Discover Theatre and Dance Day Schedule

10 – 10:15 a.m.: Check-In  (Roe Green Lobby)
10:15 – 11 a.m.: School Tour with Student Ambassadors (Roe Green Lobby)
11 – 11:50 a.m.: Theatre: Script Analysis (Room D022/D305)
11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Dance: Ballet 4A (Room D123)
11 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Dance: Ballet 5A (Room D122)
12:05 – 12:55 p.m.: Making of Theatre (Room D022)
12:30 – 1 p.m.: 30 Minute Lunch Break
Afternoon Options
1 – 1:50 p.m.: Fundamentals of Production I (D303)
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.:  Musical Theatre Performance I (D205)
1:10 – 2:50 p.m.: Jazz Styles III (Room D125)
2 – 2:30 p.m.: Faculty/Ambassador Q and A (Wright Curtis Theatre)

Additional Instructions

  • Plan to arrive on time to allow time for obtaining a parking pass and check in with Student Ambassadors and Faculty in the Roe Green Lobby.
  • Parking instructions: Park in the C [commuter] Lot on the south side of the Center for Performing Arts, then obtain a parking pass being held for you in the lobby.
  • This program is designed for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students.  Attendees will observe selected classes.  Parents are also welcomed to observe however, space is limited.
  • Students may attend a 1:00 pm class or take additional time for lunch.  Bring a bag lunch or money for lunch. Eastway Cafeteria is near the building.
  • The program ends at 2:30 p.m.; however, students may leave the program earlier. Kent State offers a 90-minute campus tour at 2:00 p.m.  This needs to be scheduled in advance and separately here:

For More Information

Tony Hardin
School Director