About

CYT offers weekly classes over the course of three separate sessions during the school year. Each 2-hour class runs for 9-10 weeks and the variety of topics offered include drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes. Most of the classes are small to ensure personal attention and growth. 
 
At the end of each CYT session, students come away with improved skills in their area of emphasis and present a high-energy showcase 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:
Acting: Intro to Film 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Acting: Shakespeare Shorts 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Advanced Improv 12-18 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Advanced Musical Theater: Seussical the Musical 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Dance: Ballet & Contemporary 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Dance: Hip Hop 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Dance: Lyrical Dance 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Drama: Accents and Dialects 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Drama: Acting for the Camera 10-14 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Drama: Acting for the Camera 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Drama: Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2023)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 01 Feb 16
Drama: Charlie Brown 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Drama: Charlie Brown 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2023)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 21
Drama: Fairytale Throw Down 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2023)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 01 Feb 16
Drama: Fundamentals of Acting 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Drama: Peter Pan 10-14 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Drama: Toy Story 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Drama: You Can't Take it With You 12-18 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Improv 12-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Improv Skills 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Improv: Creating Scenes 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Improv: Prepping for Auditions 12-18 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Intermediate Improv 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Intro to Improv 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Musical Theater 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Musical Theater: Beauty and the Beast 10-14 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Musical Theater: Charlie Brown 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Musical Theater: For Teens 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Musical Theater: Frozen 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Musical Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Musical Theater: Matilda 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2023)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 21
Musical Theater: Newsies 12-18 Lake
(Winter 2023)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 01 Feb 16
Musical Theater: The Sound of Music 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Musical Theater: Welcome to the 60's 12-18 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Dance 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2023)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 01 Feb 16
Project 150: Dance 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project 150: Dance 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Dance 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Dance 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Project 150: Dance Jr. 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project 150: Dance Jr. 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Project 150: Dance Jr. 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Dance Jr. 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Voice 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project 150: Voice 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2023)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Project 150: Voice 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Voice 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Project 150: Voice 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Specialty: Intro to Improv 12-18 Kane
(Winter 2023)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Specialty: Stage Combat 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Specialty: Stage Make-Up 10-14 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Specialty: STOMP 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 Lake
(Winter 2023)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 01 Feb 16
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 Rockford
(Winter 2023)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Feb 20
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 McHenry
(Winter 2023)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 21
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 Dupage
(Winter 2023)
Wellspring Alliance Church, Wheaton Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 21
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 5-7 Kenosha
(Winter 2023)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Vocal Musicality 10-14 McHenry
(Winter 2023)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 21
Voice: Harmonies and Melodies 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2023)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06

Inquiring About Financial Aid?

CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs.

Class Registration Policies

Please read our various policies before registering!

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