Dance Studio Request

Varsity Gym Dance Studios

The Department of Theatre and Dance manages three dance studios/performance labs and one Pilates/Gyrotonic studio in the Varsity Gym building. The use of these studios is for academic and co-curricular instruction by the Department of Theatre and Dance, though some use by organizations outside the university is available for a nominal rental fee.

We regret that our studios/performance labs are not available for use by students or organizations not associated with department courses or events. This is to protect expensive flooring and other equipment housed in the studios and purchased by the department. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Priority for use of dance studios/performance labs:

  • App State dance faculty and departmental courses
  • Classes/rehearsals that are directly related to the department curriculum (Appalachian Dance Ensemble, First Year Showcase, etc.)
  • App State students enrolled in a DAN or SSU class or engaged in a co-curricular performance project
  • Student organizations associated with the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Instructions for Requesting Studio Time

Please review these instructions carefully.

Dance faculty, students and associated student organizations:

  • View the studio calendar before submitting your reservation request to ensure that studio space is available.
  • Please submit a dance studio Studio Reservation Request Form.
  • Whenever possible, reservations should be requested at least two weeks prior to the date(s) being requested and are contingent upon approval.
  • Studio time is limited to:
    • 4 hours per week for T&D faculty research and rehearsals
    • 3 hours per week for dance student course-related work
    • 3 hours per week for associated student organization rehearsals
    • The length of dance studio use for performances or public workshops by associated student organizations is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Only academic course-related reservations will be honored the last week of classes and during finals week.
  • If you have any questions or notice any unauthorized use of the studios, please contact the Theatre and Dance Department office by emailing   theatreanddance@appstate.edu, or by calling (828) 262-3028.

Community Organizations:

  • View the studio calendar before submitting your reservation request to ensure that studio space is available.
  • Please submit a dance studio Studio Reservation Request Form and be sure to include as much detail as possible.
  • Whenever possible, reservations should be requested at least two weeks prior to the date(s) being requested and are contingent upon approval by the department chair, Kevin Warner, and the department technical director, Matt Tyson.
  • T&D academic courses and T&D sponsored events always take priority.
  • Only academic course-related reservations will be honored the last week of classes and during finals week.
  • Once a reservation has been approved, the organization and the Department of Theatre and Dance (representing the university) will enter into a contract agreement which outlines the use of the space, fees associated with the use of the space, and the documentation of liability insurance. See "Usage Fees" below.
  • Please note that a reservation is not confirmed until the contract is generated and fully executed, though the studio(s) will be held for the organization as a courtesy for up to two weeks during the contract routing process.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Theatre and Dance Department office by emailing theatreanddance@appstate.edu, or by calling (828) 262-3028.

Usage Fees:

  • Dance studio fees begin at $20.00/hour for use of either of our larger studios, Varsity Gym Studio 208A or Varsity Gym Studio 208B. Fees for Varsity Gym Studio 203 begin at $20.00 hour.