Audition dates for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on February 4th. The application deadline is February 6th.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about shadowing a current student, taking a tour, or scheduling an audition.
All auditions will be held in the JCATD Dance Studio. Please come dressed to move.
Performance Audition: Mandatory 60 second monologue
* Optional: 16 bars of song. Bring sheet music or CD
* Optional: 2 minutes of any style dance. Bring CD
* Technician Audition: an interview will be conducted
* 2 letters of recommendation (one from someone in the Arts, one from a guidance counselor)
* Grade of B or higher in Theatre/Dance if applicable, C or higher in academic courses
If you have a current resume and headshot, please bring them, but these are not required.
Technical students are encouraged to bring a portfolio of work as well as a resume, but these are not required.
How is JCATD different from other high school theatre programs?
What will my child learn?
The Jefferson County Academy of Theatre and Dance is the only Jefferson County school that allows students to transfer in from other districts. This means your student is in classes with other students who are as passionate and committed as your child. While a regular theatre class is fun, an Academy class is something special.
JCATD is for students who want to study theatre at a high level with other committed, focused young artists while still having a traditional high school experience. Friday night football, Homecoming week festivities, cheerleaders, and marching bands are all a part of being a JCATD student. Our students typically love participating in other clubs or sports, and enjoy the experience of being a part of a 6A school.
Our dance department is closely integrated with the theatre department. We train dancers who act and actors who dance! At least one main stage production each year is a large musical that allows our dancers and actors to work together on a show.
JCATD offers three tracks: Acting, Dance and Technical Theatre.