About

CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Most of the classes are small to insure personal attention and growth.

At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in their area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.

Curriculum

CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends! CYT Chicago offers classes in acting, dancing, and singing, as well as specialty classes. Specialty classes include curriculum such as special effects makeup, prop making, and theater tech, and vary per session.

Teachers

A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in a way that promotes the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. Our teachers are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals.  All of our teachers have been background checked and adhere to our Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn.

Showcase

Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5–10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Accents & Dialects 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Accents & Dialects 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Accents and Dialects (Online) 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 7:00pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Acting Animals 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Actor Focus: Spoken Word (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Actor's Intensive 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Actors Focus: Scene Analysis 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
The Compass Church Hobson, Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Ballet & Lyrical Dance 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Classic Comedy 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Comedic Characters 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Comedy 10-14 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Conquering Dance Auditions and Callbacks 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Contemporary Dance 13-18 McHenry
(Fall 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Dance Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Dance Team Techniques 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Dance Workshop (ONLINE) 8-12 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Dance Workshop (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Dance: Hip Hop 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Dancing for Musical Theater 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Digital Tune Town Adventure (ONLINE) 6-7 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 5:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Directing & Stage Management (ONLINE) 14-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Director's Intensive 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Drama 13–18 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Drama Intensive: The Crucible 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Drama: Classic Storybook Scenes 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Drama: Disney Sidekicks 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
The Compass Church Hobson, Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Drama: Disney Sidekicks 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Drama: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Drama: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Drama: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Drama: Rapunzel 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Exploring Vocal Styles (ONLINE) 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Intensive Drama: The Importance of Being Earnest 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Interpretive Sign Language 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Intro to Comedy and Improv 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Intro to Improv 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Jazz & Tap Dance (ONLINE) 8-12 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Jazz and Broadway 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Jazz and Broadway Dance 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Lyrical & Hip Hop Dance (ONLINE) 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 5:45pm - 7:30pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Lyrical and Contemporary Dance 10-15 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Makeup 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Makeup 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Makeup (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Mastering Harmony and A Cappella through Barbershop 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Modern & Hip Hop Dance (ONLINE) 10-13 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Modern & Hip Hop Dance (ONLINE) 14-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Monologues (ONLINE) 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Musical Theater & Jazz Dance 10-14 NW Cook
(Fall 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 03 Nov 05
Musical Theater Dance 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 03 Nov 05
Musical Theater Dance 13-18 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Musical Theater Dance (ONLINE) 8-12 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 6:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Musical Theater Through the Years 14-18 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Musical Theater: Greatest Showman 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Musical Theater: Hercules 13-18 McHenry
(Fall 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Musical Theater: Made for TV (ONLINE) 8-12 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Musical Theater: Modern Musicals 13-18 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Musical Theater: Music Man 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
The Compass Church Hobson, Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Musical Theater: Pinocchio 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Musical Theater: Tarzan 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Musical Theater: Winnie the Pooh 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Playwriting (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Project Dance Prep 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Reader's Theater 13–18 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Reader's Theater 8–12 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Sharpening Your Improv Skills 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 22
Specialty: Character Development 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 24 Nov 02
Specialty: Stage Combat (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 4:45pm - 5:45pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Tap & Jazz Dance 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Tap Dance 10-14 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Tap Dance 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Tap Dance 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 24 Nov 02
The Best of Disney 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: Elementary 8-11 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: Elementary 8-11 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: High School 15-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: High School 15-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: Middle School 12-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Triple Threat: Middle School 12-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2020)
Poplar Creek, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Tune Town 6-7 Dupage
(Fall 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Tune Town 6-7 Kenosha
(Fall 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:30pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Tune Town 6-7 McHenry
(Fall 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Tune Town 6-7 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Voice 13–18 (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Voice: Disney Classics 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Voice: Musicals Written by Women 13-18 Rockford
(Fall 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 31 Nov 09
Voice: Perfecting Your Vocal Solo (ONLINE) 13-18 Online
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Wed 7:15pm - 8:15pm Sep 02 Nov 04
Voice: Rogers & Hammerstein 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 03 Nov 05
Voice: Works by Alan Menken 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 03 Nov 05

Have Questions?

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CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click below for our scholarship application.

Class Registration Policies

Online registration at CYT Chicago is available up to 24 hours after the third class meeting. Late registrations are not prorated.

Multiple students in one family can be registered with one online application. All registrations must be paid in full before students can be enrolled. To ensure prompt enrollment, pay online when registering. There is no additional fee for online payments!

Current Registration Requirements/Restrictions

All published staff/dates/times/locations are subject to change.
  • Students may only audition for the chapter production where they are enrolled in classes.
  • Students must meet age requirements by the last class day of the session.
  • Since some classes fill quickly, be sure to indicate a second choice.
  • Some classes require additional fees or purchase of supplies (e.g. make-up kits or tap shoes).
  • There is a $25.00 service charge for cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given once 24 hours have passed after the second class meeting.
  • If student auditions for a production, no class refund will be issued.
  • Confirmation of registration payment is e-mailed.
  • Confirmation paperwork, once enrolled, is available from your family summary page.
  • Hard Copies of confirmations can be mailed if requested.
  • Payment can be made online, by mail or in person.

Project Classes

  • Winter & Spring Sessions (Dance Jr, Dance & Voice)
  • Project Classes are an audition-based class and require a 2-session commitment to the class for both the Winter and Spring sessions.
  • Students who wish to audition for this class do so by registering for the class.
  • Enrollment will be decided pending audition.
  • Students who do not make the class will be notified via email and given the option to select another class.

Fees and Payment Information

  • Early Bird Registration - $195
  • Standard Registration - $210

Discounts

  • Discounts apply automatically.
  • Sibling Discount is $25 per additional family member, applied when registering two or more children in the same family account.
  • Multiple Registrations Discount: $25 per second class (same semester) the same child enrolls in, regardless of CYT Chapter.
  • Multiple Registrations and Sibling discounts may not combine.
Reach out to your chapter coordinator or the CYT Chicago office with any registration questions.
For more information, please contact the local Chapter Coordinator.
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CYT Chicago
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL  60013


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