Goleta Valley Junior High School

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Welcome to the webpage for Goleta Valley Junior High School 
Theatre, Musical Theatre and Chorus!
Be a part of GVJH's amazing theatre program! E-mail cross@sbunified.org to ask about current or future class offerings.
ADD yourself to GVJH's Theatre e-mail list and receive notices about upcoming performances by filling out THIS FORM.
INCOMING students: If you are new to GVJH or are a future student and are interested in a performing arts class, please e-mail me (Mrs. Ross) at cross@sbunified.org for information. Also, take advantage of the opportunities to see our shows throughout the school year. 
Theatre Arts Combo (7th grade): This is a rigorous, performance-based class for 7th graders with a keen interest in singing, acting, and dance. 7th graders take the class for ONE semester. (For the other semester, they are enrolled in Industrial Technology.) Classes are devoted to developing and refining techniques in the three disciplines of singing, acting, and dance, and preparing for a class performance at the end of the semester. Beginners as well as those with stage experience are welcome and will be challenged. There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. Priority given to those who audition. There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. 
Chorus (7th / 8th): This is a challenging and fun class for those with a passion for singing and a desire to learn more about their voices. It is a year-long class. We study and perform 2, 3, and 4-part music in a variety of styles, including musical theatre, world music, jazz, and popular songs. Class curriculum also includes instruction in music theory and reading written musical notation. This class performs throughout the year at school and in the community, including a holiday performance at the Lobero with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra.
Musical Theatre (7th / 8th) : This is a year-long class musical theatre class for students with a strong interest in performing and often with experience on stage. Students engage in dynamic instruction in vocal technique, dance, and acting, with Ms. Ross as well as with other theatre professionals. Class projects include "got Broadway" in the fall and a class musical in the spring. Class is open to both 7th and 8th graders when space allows. Priority given to those who audition. Sign up for an audition by e-mailing cross@sbunified.org.There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. 
Theatre 1 Beginning (7-8th grade): Newly offered in 2019-20, this class meets 7th period (after the regular school day) and introduces students to theatre arts through games, behind-the-scenes work, and play production. This option is not included on the elective form, but if you are interested, indicate it on your form or contact your counselor. Priority is given to those with Math Support, English support, or AVID, but is open to all if space allows. 
Theatre 1 Advanced (8th grade): This is a year-long class for serious performers who would like to focus on acting. Attention is given to further developing acting technique, building characters through scene work, and mounting dramatic productions. This class is meant to build on the curriculum taught in 7th grade Theatre, though new students are welcome. There are limited spots available for those interested in stage crew. 
Many Theatre and Chorus students are involved in the All-School Musical as either cast or crew, but it is not required. 

Questions? E-mail cross@sbunified.org