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, 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. CYT 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 CYT teachers have been background checked and adhere to our CYT 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:
Advanced Drama 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Advanced Voice: Hunchback of Notre Dame 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Ballet & Jazz 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Ballet and Lyrical Dance 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Ballet and Tap 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Beginning Ballet 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Beginning Ballet & Jazz 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Beginning/Intermediate Dance 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Broadway for Kids 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Character Development 10-14 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Character Development 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Character Development 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Character Development 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Character Development 8–12 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Classic Comedy Sketches 10-14 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Conquering Auditions & Callbacks 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Dance Team Techniques: Modern & Lyrical 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Dance: Ballet and Lyrical 12-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Dance: Broadway Musicals 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Dance: Hip Hop and Modern 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Dance: Lyrical and Jazz 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Dance: Stomp and Modern 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Drama 8–12 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Drama: Accents and Dialects 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Drama: Once Upon a Time 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Drama: Robin Hood 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Drama: Scenes from Hollywood 10-14 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Duets & Harmonies 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Film to Stage 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Foundations of Dance 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Foundations of Voice 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Foundations of Voice: Animated Villains 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Fundamentals of Acting 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Fundamentals of Voice Ages 8–12 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Human Video 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Human Video 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Improv Team: Aurora 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Improv Team: Central Cook 12-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Improv Team: DuPage 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Improv Team: Kane 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Improv Team: Kenosha 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Improv Team: Lake 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Improv Team: McHenry 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Improv Team: Milwaukee 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Improv Team: NW Cook 12-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Improv Team: Rockford 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Intermediate Acting: Character Development 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Intermediate Ballet & Lyrical 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Intermediate Musical Theater 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Intermediate Musical Theater 10-14 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Intermediate Voice: Epic Musicals 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Intermediate Voice: Vocal Musicality 10-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Intermediate/Advanced Dance 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Lyrical and Jazz 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Modern and Hip Hop 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Modern Dance 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Monologues and Scenes 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Musical Theater 1 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Musical Theater 10-14 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Musical Theater 10-14 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Musical Theater 10-14 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Musical Theater 12–18 12-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Musical Theater 13–18 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Musical Theater 13–18 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Musical Theater 13–18 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Musical Theater 8-12 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Musical Theater 8–12: Oliver Twist 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Musical Theater Advanced 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Musical Theater Age 8–12 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Musical Theater for Teens: Hercules 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Musical Theater — Intermediate 10-14 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Musical Theater: Animated Classics 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Musical Theater: Pirates of Penzance 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Musical Theater: Waving Through a Window 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Musical Theatre 8-12 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Recent Broadway Smash Hits 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Scene Study and Techniques 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Set Design 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Sketch Comedy 10-14 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Stunts and Stage Combat 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Stunts and Stage Combat 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Tap for Kids 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Tap for Teens 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Teen Musical Theater 13–18 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Total Costuming 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Fall 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Kane
(Fall 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 McHenry
(Fall 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 NW Cook
(Fall 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Rockford
(Fall 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 19 Oct 28
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Tune Town: Time Machine 6-7 Milwaukee
(Fall 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 29 Oct 31
Vocal Ensemble: Duets/Trios/Quartets 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 24 Nov 26
Vocal Technique 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 12 Oct 28
Vocal Technique: Healthy Belting 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Nov 07
Voice: Glee Club 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 14
Voice: Songs 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Nov 07

Have Questions?

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Class Registration Policies

Online registration at CYT Chicago is available up to the day classes begin in each area. After that, call the main office to register. Registration is available at the class site. Registrations after the second class will be discounted by $20.00. (Cannot be combined with Friend Night Referral Discount.)

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 shoes).
  • There is a $25.00 service charge for cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given after the second week of class.
  • 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 2018 Session (Dance Jr, Dance & Voice)
  • Project Classes are an audition-based class and require a 2-session commitment to the class (winter/spring).
  • 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 Registration - $175
  • Standard Registration - $190

Discounts

  • Applies automatically.
  • Sibling Discount is $25 per additional family member, applied when registering two or more children during the same check-out.
  • 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.
  • Call CYT with any registration questions.
For more information, please contact the local Chapter Coordinator.
Make checks payable to:

Christian Youth Theater
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL  60013


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