Winter 2021 Class Registration opens Tuesday, October 20!

 Check out our class options at the bottom of this page or on your local chapter page!

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, 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:
All About Improv 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 7:45pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Character Development 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Character Development 10-14 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Character Development 13–18 (Online) 13-18 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
ONLINE Tue 6:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Comedy for Kids 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Comedy: Charlie Brown Classics 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Comprehensive Dance Technique 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Dances for Musical Theater 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Disney Sidekicks 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Drama Intensive 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 01 Mar 02
Drama Intensive 12-18 Kane
(Winter 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Drama Intensive 12-18 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Drama: Disney Sidekicks 10-14 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Drama: Film and Media 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Drama: The Screwtape Letters 12-18 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Improv 12-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Improv for Young Artists 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Improv for Young Artists (Online) 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
ONLINE Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Improv Skill Building 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Improv Skill Building - 5pm 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Improv Skill Building - 7pm 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Intro to Improv Comedy 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Makeup 10-14 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Musical Theater & Jazz Dance 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 7:45pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Musical Theater: Be Our Guest 13–18 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Musical Theater: Be Our Guest 8–12 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Musical Theater: Fiddler on the Roof 13-18 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Musical Theater: Jungle Book 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Musical Theater: Just Can't Wait to be King 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Musical Theater: Schoolhouse Rock 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Musical Theater: Seussical 13–18 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Musical Theater: Seussical 8–12 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Musical Theater: Tarzan 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Musical Theater: Tarzan 10-15 Kane
(Winter 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Project Dance 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Project Dance 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Project Dance 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 7:45pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Project Dance 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Project Dance 13-18 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Project Dance 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Project Dance 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Project Dance 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Project Dance 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Project Dance Jr 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Dec 01 Feb 23
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Project Voice 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Project Voice 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Project Voice 12-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 7:45pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Project Voice 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Nov 12 Feb 04
Project Voice 12-18 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Sketch Comedy 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2021)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 05 Jan 28
Sketch Comedy: Scenes from The Importance of Being Earnest 12-18 Aurora
(Winter 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Jan 04
Tune Town 6-7 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 30 Feb 22
Tune Town 6-7 McHenry
(Winter 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Nov 17 Feb 09
TV Sitcoms 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Worship Arts 12-18 Rockford
(Winter 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Nov 30 Feb 22

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.
  • For Winter 2021 session, students may audition for any of the offered production as long as they are enrolled in CYT classes in one of our 9 areas.
  • 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-audtion 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

  • No early bird registration during the Winter 2021 session due to pandemic and financial constraints.
  • Standard Registration - $210 
  • Audition Classes may have higher costs (i.e. Drama Intensive is a 3 hour course for one session and 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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