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 Acting: Shakespeare 14-18 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 13
Advanced Audition Workshop 12-18 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Mar 11 May 20
Advanced Improv 10-16 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 May 07
Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Feb 19 Apr 30
Beginning Ballet and Jazz 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 13
Beginning Improv 10-16 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 06
Comedy: Classic Comedy Sketches 10-14 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 13
Dance: (Lyrical) Dancing to Disney's Coco 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Dance: Contemporary & Ballet 10-16 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 May 07
Dance: Intro to Ballet 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 14 May 09
Dance: Lyrical & Hip Hop 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 19 May 07
Dance: Modern & Ballet 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 21 May 30
Dance: Partnering 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 19 May 07
Drama: Accents and Dialects 10-14 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Mar 11 May 20
Drama: Acting Auditions 12-18 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 06
Drama: Advanced Acting 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 18 Jun 03
Drama: Advanced Scene Study 12-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Feb 19 Apr 30
Drama: Character Development 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 26 May 07
Drama: Character Development 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 21 May 30
Drama: Character Development 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 11 May 20
Drama: Conquering Auditions & Callbacks for Kids 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Drama: Conquering Auditions & Callbacks for Teens 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Drama: Disney Villains 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Feb 19 Apr 30
Drama: Great Stage Villains 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Drama: Intermediate Acting 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 21 May 30
Drama: Monologues & Scenes 10-14 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Drama: Scenes from Wizard of Oz 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 14 May 09
Drama: Stage Villains & Character Development 10-14 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 19 May 07
Improv 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Improv & Monologues 10-14 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 07
Improv Basics 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 18 Jun 03
Improv: Creating Scenes 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 21 May 30
Improv: Setting a Scene 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Intro to Improv 10-16 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 13
Intro to Improv 12-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 19 May 07
Intro to Improv 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 14 May 09
Jazz Dance 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Lyrical and Jazz 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 14 May 09
Musical Theater: Annie 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 14 May 09
Musical Theater: Annie 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Musical Theater: Beauty & the Beast 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 26 May 07
Musical Theater: Camp Rock 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 11 May 20
Musical Theater: Grease 13-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Musical Theater: High School Musical 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 10-14 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 14 May 09
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Musical Theater: James & the Giant Peach 10-14 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Musical Theater: James and the Giant Peach 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 21 May 30
Musical Theater: James and the Giant Peach 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Musical Theater: Little Shop of Horrors 12-18 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Mar 11 May 20
Musical Theater: Mary Poppins 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 13
Musical Theater: Mary Poppins 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 21 May 30
Musical Theater: Matilda 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 11 May 20
Musical Theater: Music Man 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 21 May 30
Musical Theater: Peter Pan 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 19 May 07
Musical Theater: Singin' in the Rain 12-18 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 06
Musical Theater: Singin' in the Rain 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 13
Musical Theater: SpongeBob the Musical 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 07
Musical Theater: The Lion King 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 19 May 07
Musical Theater: West Side Story 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 18 Jun 03
Musical Theater: Wicked 12-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 19 May 07
Musical Theater: Wizard of Oz 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 18 Jun 03
Musical Theater: Wizard of Oz 8-12 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 06
Specialty: Costume & Production Design 13-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Specialty: Props 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 13
Specialty: Stage Combat 10-16 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 06
Specialty: Stomp 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 13
Specialty: Total Character Costuming 10-16 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 06
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Kenosha
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 19 May 07
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 14 May 09
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 06
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 26 May 07
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 21 May 30
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Kane
(Spring 2019)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 11 May 20
Tune Town: Rock Band 6-7 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 13
Voice and Rhythm 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 18 Jun 03
Voice: Broadway for Kids 8-12 NW Cook
(Spring 2019)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Voice: Broadway Through the Years 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 07
Voice: Dear Evan Hansen 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2019)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Voice: Duets and Harmonies 12-18 Rockford
(Spring 2019)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 04 May 06
Voice: Harmonies and Melodies 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2019)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 04 May 13
Voice: Les Miserables 12-18 McHenry
(Spring 2019)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 May 07
Voice: Songs of Lin Manuel Miranda 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2019)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 14 May 09
Voice: The Best of Broadway 10-14 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Spring 2019)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Feb 19 Apr 30
Voice: Vocal Musicality 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2019)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 21 May 30

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. 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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