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:
Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Character Singing 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Clowning 101 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Comedy 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Conquering Auditions & Callbacks 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Contemporary Dance 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Creative Dynamics 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Dance Intensive: Ballet, Modern, & Contemporary 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Dance with Disney 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Dance: Auditions & Callbacks 10-14 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Dance: Lyrical & Jazz 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Dance: Partnering 13-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Drama 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Drama 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Drama 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Drama: Character Development 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Drama: Character Development 10-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Drama: Charlie Brown 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Drama: From the Page to the Stage 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Drama: Fundamentals of Acting 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Drama: Lord of the Rings 13-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Drama: Scenes from Pixar 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Drama: The Princess Bride 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Hip Hop Dance 8-13 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Improv 10-14 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Improv & Comedy Basics 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Improv Skills 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Lyrical Dance 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Musical Theater: Beauty and the Beast 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Musical Theater: Contemporary Broadway 13-18 Rockford
(Fall 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Musical Theater: Dorothy & Oz 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Musical Theater: Ever After 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Musical Theater: Hard Knock Life 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Musical Theater: Hercules 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Musical Theater: Hercules 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Musical Theater: Jungle Book 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Musical Theater: Kids on Broadway 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 13 Nov 15
Musical Theater: Lion King 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Musical Theater: Percy Jackson 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Musical Theater: Tale As Old As Time 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Prop Design 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Radio Personalities 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Specialty: Sign Language 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Specialty: Stage Combat Unarmed 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Tap Dance 10–14 10-14 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Tap Dance 8–12 8-12 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Vocal Harmonizing 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
Grace Pointe Naperville Mon 5:30pm - 7:15pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Voice: '80s Prom Night 15-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Voice: Auditions & Callbacks 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Voice: Broadway Tunes 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Voice: Duets & Harmonies 10-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Voice: Intro to Music Theory & Vocal Technique 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Voice: Phantom of the Opera 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Voice: Rodgers & Hammerstein 13-18 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Voice: Sight Singing & Advanced Vocal Technique 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Voice: Sock Hop 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Voice: Solo & Duets 13-18 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Voice: Solos and Duets 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 8:45pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Aurora
(Fall 2021)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 09 Oct 25
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Dupage
(Fall 2021)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 19 Nov 04
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Kane
(Fall 2021)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 16 Nov 01
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Kenosha
(Fall 2021)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 5:00pm - 6:45pm Sep 07 Nov 16
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Lake
(Fall 2021)
Gurnee Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:45pm Aug 12 Oct 22
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 McHenry
(Fall 2021)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 17 Nov 02
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Milwaukee
(Fall 2021)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Oct 28
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 NW Cook
(Fall 2021)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 26 Nov 04
Welcome to Tune Town 5-7 Rockford
(Fall 2021)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Sep 13 Nov 15

Have Questions?

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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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