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 9-10 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:
Beginning Drama: Animals on Stage 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Building Improv Skills 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Character Development 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Character/Scene Study 12-18 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Comedy Basics 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 09 Feb 08
Comedy/Improv 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Comedy/Improv 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Comedy: Spamalot & Shrek 12-18 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Creative Dynamics 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Dance 12-18 McHenry
(Winter 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 09 Feb 08
Dance: Ballet & Jazz 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Dance: Lyrical & Ballet 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Dance: Lyrical Dance 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Dancing with Disney 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Drama: A Taste of Shakespeare 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Drama: Acting Animals 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Drama: Acting Animals 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Drama: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Drama: From Page to the Stage 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Drama: From Page to the Stage 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 09 Feb 08
Drama: Narnia 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Drama: Peter Pan 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Drama: Princess Bride 12-18 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Drama: Princess Bride 12-18 McHenry
(Winter 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 09 Feb 08
Improv Basics 10-14 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Improv Basics 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Intro to Improv 10-14 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Jazz and Broadway Dance 10-14 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Leaps & Turns 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Mask Improvisation 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Musical Theater Basics 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Musical Theater Dance 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Musical Theater Dance 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Musical Theater Dance 12-18 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Musical Theater: Beauty & the Beast 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Musical Theater: Broadway Hits 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Musical Theater: Joseph 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Musical Theater: Matilda 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Musical Theater: Matilda 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Musical Theater: Moana 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Musical Theater: Newsies 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Musical Theater: Pinocchio 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Musical Theater: Tale as Old as Time 10-14 NW Cook
(Winter 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Partner Dance 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Princess Bride/Accents & Dialects 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Project Voice 12-18 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Project Voice 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Mar 03
Project Voice 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Project Voice 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Specialty: American Sign Language 12-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Specialty: Intro to Shakespeare 12-18 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Star Wars Shakespeare 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Step in Time w/ Emphasis on Tap 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Stomp 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 Aurora
(Winter 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 01 Jan 31
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 Kane
(Winter 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 15 Feb 07
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 28
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 McHenry
(Winter 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 09 Feb 08
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Tune Town: Lions, Tigers, & Bears, OH MY! 5-7 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Feb 03
Voice: A History of Broadway 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 30 Feb 08
Voice: Duets & Harmonies 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 04 Jan 27
Voice: Les Mis Medley 12-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Voice: Off Broadway Hits 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 06 Feb 28
We're Off to See the Wizard 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Feb 03

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 24 hours after the third class meeting. Late registrations are not prorated.

All registrations must be paid in full before students can be enrolled. To ensure prompt enrollment, pay online when registering. The credit card processing fee is included when paying online!

Current Registration Requirements/Restrictions

All published staff/dates/times/locations are subject to change.
  • Students must meet age requirements by the last class day of the session.
  • Since some classes fill quickly, register early!
  • Some classes require additional fees or purchase of supplies (e.g. make-up or tap shoes).
  • If student auditions for a production, no class refund will be issued.
  • No refunds will be given once 24 hours have passed after the second class meeting.
  • There is a $25.00 fee to cover third party processing charges for cancellations and refunds will be prorated.
  • Confirmation of registration payment is e-mailed.
  • Confirmation paperwork, once enrolled, is available from your family summary page.
  • Payment can be made online, by mail or in person. 
  • If we have to cancel the full session of your particular class due to enrollment and there is not another option you are interested in, we will give you a full refund (no third party fee).

Audition Classes

  • Winter & Spring Sessions (Dance Jr, Dance, Voice, Improv & Drama Intensive)
  • Some classes are an audition-based class and may require a longer commitment. For example: Project classes commit to both the Winter and Spring sessions. Or the Drama Intensive class may be a 3 or 4 hour class with a higher cost.
  • Students who wish to audition for this class must complete the audition sign-up for that session.
  • Non-audition classes fill quickly so the student should register for their non-audition class of choice. 
  • Audition class registration will be decided pending audition. A student will be moved to the class if they get selected.
  • Students who do not make the class will be notified via email and given the option to select another class.

Fees and Payment Information

  • Standard Registration - $225
  • Audition Classes may have higher costs (i.e. Drama Intensive is a 3 hour course for one session and might cost is $300)
  • Additional cost for supplies (tap shoes, makeup for makeup class, etc.) may apply.

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.
Make checks payable to:

CYT Chicago
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL  60013


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