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: Fractured Fairytale 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Advanced Acting: Seussification of Romeo and Juliet 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Beginning Acting: Fairytale Throw Down 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Comedy: Advanced Improv 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Comedy: Beginning Improv 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Comedy: Improv Basics 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Comedy: Improv Basics 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Comedy: Intro to Improv 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Dance: Ballet and Jazz 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Dance: Beginning Tap Dance 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Dance: Broadway Dance 13-18 McHenry
(Fall 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 16 Oct 18
Dance: Hip Hop 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Dance: Intro to Choreography 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Dance: Intro to Musical Theater Dance 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Dance: Intro to Musical Theater Dance 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Dance: Jazz 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Dance: Tap Dance 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Dance: Tap Dance 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Drama: Acting 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Drama: Advanced Acting 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Drama: Comedy/Scenes 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Drama: Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Drama: Defying Gravity 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Drama: Dramatic Voice and Diction 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Drama: Going Against your Type 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Drama: Just Keep Swimming 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Drama: Monologues and Scenes 10-14 McHenry
(Fall 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 16 Oct 18
Drama: Narnia 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Drama: Robin Hood 10-14 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Musical Theater: All In This Together 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Musical Theater: Hard-Knock Life 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Musical Theater: How Far I'll Go 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Musical Theater: One Day More 14-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Musical Theater: Seize the Day 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Musical Theater: The Family Madrigal 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Musical Theater: The Family Madrigal 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 16 Oct 18
Musical Theater: The Family Madrigal 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Musical Theater: The Greatest Show 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Musical Theater: Under the Sea 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Musical Theater: Under the Sea 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Specialty: Accents and Dialects 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Specialty: American Sign Language in Song 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Specialty: Props for a Production 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Specialty: Props for a Production 10-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Specialty: The Greatest Show 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 Kenosha
(Fall 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 Lake
(Fall 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 Rockford
(Fall 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 07
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 McHenry
(Fall 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 16 Oct 18
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 15 Oct 24
Tune Town: Time Machine 5-7 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Voice: Alan Menken Vocals 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Voice: Choral Harmonies on Broadway 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 01 Nov 03
Voice: Disney's Princes and Princesses 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 08 Nov 10
Voice: Foundations of Voice 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 16 Oct 18
Voice: Mind-Body Singing 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2022)
Grace Pointe Church Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Voice: Solos and Duets - Golden Age 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 22 Nov 14
Voice: Vocal Ensemble 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2022)
Christ Community Church, Aurora Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 24

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

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