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:
A Cappela 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Accents & Dialects 10-14 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 02 May 04
Acting Animals 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Acting Animals 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Feb 24 May 04
Acting Animals 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 25 May 12
Acting for TV & Film 10-14 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 25 May 12
Acting: Viewpoint Challenge 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Actor's Workshop 13-18 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 25 May 12
Actors Focus: The Classics 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21
Actors Studio 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Actors' Studio: Conquering Callbacks 10-14 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Actors' Workshop 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 05 May 14
Actors' Workshop 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Auditions and Callbacks 12-16 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Ballet & Jazz Dance 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 05 May 14
Ballet & Jazz Dance Technique 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Broadway and Contemporary Dance 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 24 May 18
Comedy and Improv Basics 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 27 May 21
Dance Choreography 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 27 May 21
Dance for Dudes (and Dudettes, too!) 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Dance: Disney Musicals 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21
Dance: Partnering and Ensembles 10-14 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Drama: Page to Stage 10-14 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Drama: Peter in Neverland 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Feb 24 May 04
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Drama: Storybook Adventures 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
How to Be Royalty in 10 Easy Steps: Scenes and Songs from Disney 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Improv 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Improv Basics 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 24 May 18
Improv Team: Lake 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Improv Team: NW Cook 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Jazz & Modern Dance 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 25 May 12
Jazz and Contemporary Dance 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 24 May 18
Middles: Oliver Twist 10-14 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Modern & Hip Hop Dance 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Modern & Hip Hop Dance 10-14 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Feb 24 May 04
Modern & Lyrical Dance 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Monologues and Scene Study 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 24 May 18
Musical Theater & Tap Dance: Prepare Ye! 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 02 May 04
Musical Theater: Central Park Zoo 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21
Musical Theater: Classic Musicals 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Feb 24 May 04
Musical Theater: Defying Gravity 11-16 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 25 May 12
Musical Theater: Good Morning Baltimore 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Musical Theater: Good Morning Baltimore 10-14 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Musical Theater: Good Morning Baltimore 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 02 May 04
Musical Theater: Hercules 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Musical Theater: Hercules 13-16 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 02 May 04
Musical Theater: Let It Go! 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Feb 24 May 04
Musical Theater: Oliver Twist 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 25 May 12
Musical Theater: Pinocchio & Gepetto 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Musical Theater: Pinocchio & Gepetto 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 05 May 14
Musical Theater: Prepare Ye! 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Musical Theater: Prepare Ye! 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Musical Theater: Rockin' Summer Camp 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Musical Theater: Scenes from Disney Channel Original Movies 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Musical Theater: Tarzan 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Musical Theater: Top Secret Personal Beeswax 10-14 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Musical Theater: Under the Sea 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 27 May 21
Musical Theater: When I Grow Up 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Feb 24 May 18
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Feb 24 May 04
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 12
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 25 May 12
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Project Dance - Act Two 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 02 May 04
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Feb 24 May 04
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 25 May 12
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Project Dance Jr. - Act Two 8-13 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 02 May 04
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 27 May 21
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Feb 24 May 04
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 05 May 14
Project Voice - Act Two 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 02 May 04
Props 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Specialty: Make-Up 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Specialty: Make-Up 10-14 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Stunts & Combat 10-14 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Stunts & Combat 12-18 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 27 May 21
Stunts & Combat 10-14 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Feb 24 May 04
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 09 May 11
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Mar 03 May 05
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Kane
(Spring 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Feb 24 May 04
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 McHenry
(Spring 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 25 May 12
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 05 May 14
Tune Town: Imagination Zone 6-7 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 02 May 04
Vocal Debut 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Voice: Best Friends Duets 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 13 May 07
Voice: Disney Classics 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 05 May 14
Voice: Disney on Broadway 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 20 May 07
Voice: Into the Land of Oz 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2020)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 20 May 07
Voice: Les Miserables 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 02 May 04
Voice: Phantom of the Opera 13-18 Lake
(Spring 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 13 May 07
Voice: Sharks vs. Jets 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 09 May 11
Voice: Sharks vs. Jets 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2020)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 02 May 04
Voice: Singing and Rocking 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 27 May 21

Have Questions?

Don't worry, we have answers! Just follow the link below to read through our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also send an email to office@cytchicago.org and we will get back to you promptly!

Inquiring About Financial Aid?

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 the day classes begin in each area. After that, call the main office to register. Registration is available at the class site. 

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 - $195
  • Standard Registration - $210

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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