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:
Accents & Dialects 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Accents & Dialects 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Acting Animals: Scenes from Disney 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Acting Animals: Scenes From Disney 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Actors' Workshop 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Actors' Workshop 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Actors’ Workshop 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Actors’ Workshop 10-14 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Actors’ Workshop: Accents 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Advanced Acting: Scene Study 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Advanced Drama: Sorcerer's Apprentice 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Advanced Musical Theater 11-16 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Advanced Musical Theater: Dream Coat 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Advanced Musical Theater: Somewhere a Place 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Advanced Voice: Jazz Singing 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Auditions and Callbacks 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Ballet and Lyrical 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Beginning Improv 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Beginning Musical Theater 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Beginning Musical Theater 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Beginning Musical Theater: Oliver & Co. 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Beginning Voice 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Broadway/Swing Dance 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Comedic Characters 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Dance: Hip Hop 10-14 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Dance: Human Video 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Dance: Partnering 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Drama: Best of the Tony Awards 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Drama: Famous Villains 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Drama: Kings, Queens, and Knights 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Drama: Scenes from Hollywood 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Duets and Harmonies 10-14 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Foundations of Voice 12-18 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Fundamentals of Voice 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Improving in Improv 10-14 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Improving Your Improv Skills 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Intermediate Musical Theater 10-14 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Intermediate Musical Theater 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Intermediate Musical Theater: We Love You, Conrad! 10-14 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Intermediate Tap Dance 10-14 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Intermediate Voice 10-14 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Intro to Improv Skills 12-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Lyrical & Ballet 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Lyrical & Contemporary 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Lyrical and Jazz Dance 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Make Me Laugh: Comedic Characters 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Mixed Dance 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Mixed Dance for Ages 13–18 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Musical Theater 10–14 10-14 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Musical Theater 8–12 8-12 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Musical Theater Ages 8–12 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Musical Theater Audition Prep 10-14 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Musical Theater: Best of Disney 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Musical Theater: Broadway Hits 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Musical Theater: Christmastime 10-14 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Musical Theater: Cut Loose 10-14 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Musical Theater: Getta Loada Toad 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Musical Theater: How Far I'll Go 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Musical Theater: Oliver Twist 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Musical Theater: Waving Through a Window 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Musical Theater: We Love You, Conrad! 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Musical Theater: We Love You, Conrad! 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Musical Theater: When I Grow Up 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Picture Book Drama 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Project Dance 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Project Dance 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Project Dance 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Project Dance 13-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Project Dance 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project Dance 13-18 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Project Dance 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Project Dance 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Project Dance 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Project Dance 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Project Voice 13-18 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Project Voice 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 13
Project Voice 13-18 Kane
(Winter 2020)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Nov 11 Feb 10
Project Voice 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Project Voice 13-18 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Project Voice 13-18 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Project Voice 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Scenes from Pixar 10-14 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Specialty: Combats & Stunts 13-18 Dupage
(Winter 2020)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 5:30pm - 7:30pm Nov 18 Feb 10
Specialty: Stage Combat 8-12 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Stage Make-Up 12-18 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Teen Tap Dance 13-18 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 Aurora
(Winter 2020)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 Kenosha
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Dec 10 Mar 03
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 McHenry
(Winter 2020)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 19 Feb 18
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 Rockford
(Winter 2020)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 11 Jan 27
Tune Town: High Seas 6-7 NW Cook
(Winter 2020)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 21 Feb 20
Vocal Ensemble 13-18 Milwaukee
(Winter 2020)
Highlands Church, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 21 Feb 06
Voice: Disney Courage and Character Songs 8-12 Lake
(Winter 2020)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 07 Feb 06
Voice: Somewhere a Place 13-18 Central Cook / Oak Park
(Winter 2020)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Dec 03 Feb 18

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. 

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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