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:
Acting: Comedy and Drama 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Advanced Dance: Creating Choreography 13-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Auditions: Monologues, Songs, Character Voice, and Callbacks 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Ballet & Jazz Dance 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 20 Nov 15
Ballet and Contemporary Dance 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Ballet and Jazz 10-14 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Ballet and Jazz Basics 11-14 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Becoming a Director 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Comedy 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 20 Nov 15
Conquering Auditions & Callbacks: Monologues/Songs/Voice 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 20 Nov 15
Dance 8-11 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Dance: Ballet & Jazz 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Oct 30
Dance: Ballet & Lyrical 8-12 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Dance: Choreography 13-18 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Dance: Jazz & Broadway 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45am Sep 20 Nov 15
Dance: Jazz & Broadway 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Waukesha Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Dance: Lyrical and Jazz 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Dance: Lyrical and Worship 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Dance: Tap 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Disney: Musical Theater 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Drama Fundamentals: Hollywood Scenes 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Drama Fundamentals: Scenes from Disney 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45am Sep 20 Nov 15
Drama: Character Development 12-18 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Drama: Comedy 8-11 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Drama: Disney's Once Upon a Time 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Drama: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Oct 30
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Waukesha Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Drama: Seuss on the Loose 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Drama: The Princess Bride 13-18 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Dramatic Voice & Diction 8-12 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Fundamentals of Acting 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Fundamentals of Acting: Once Upon a Time 8-11 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Improv Team: Aurora 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Improv Team: DuPage 12-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Improv Team: Kane 12-18 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Improv Team: Kenosha 12-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Improv Team: Lake 12-18 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Improv Team: McHenry 12-18 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Improv Team: Milwaukee 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Improv Team: Oak Park 12-18 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Improv Team: Rockford 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Improv: Creating Scenes 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Waukesha Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 10 Nov 12
Intermediate Musical Theater: Contemporary Broadway 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Intermediate Tap 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Intermediate Vocal Ensemble: Madrigals 13-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Interpretive Sign Language 10-16 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Interpretive Sign Language 13-18 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Intro to Musical Theater Dance 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Intro to Project Dance 8-12 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Intro to Project Dance 12-18 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Intro to Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Lyrical Dance 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Middles: Improv 10-14 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Monologues and Callbacks 12-18 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Music Foundations: Andrew Lloyd Webber 12-18 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Musical Theater 1: The Greatest Showman 10-14 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Musical Theater 2: Contemporary Broadway 13-18 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Musical Theater: Contemporary Broadway 8-12 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Musical Theater: Gershwin 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Musical Theater: Honk 8-12 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Musical Theater: Honk! 8-11 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Musical Theater: Into the Woods 13-18 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Musical Theater: James and the Giant Peach 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Musical Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 12-18 OakPark
(Fall 2018)
Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park Tue 5:45pm - 7:45pm Aug 28 Oct 30
Musical Theater: Jungle Book 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Musical Theater: Madagascar 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Musical Theater: Matilda 10-14 Aurora
(Fall 2018)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 13 Oct 29
Musical Theater: Peter Pan 8-12 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45am Sep 20 Nov 15
Musical Theater: Shrek 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Oct 30
Musical Theater: The Greatest Showman 13-18 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Musical Theater: The Greatest Showman 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Musical Theater: Wicked 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Musical Theater: Willy Wonka 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Partner Dance 13-18 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Partner Dance 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Partner Dance 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 20 Nov 15
Project Dance Prep 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Props for a Production 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Props Making for a Production: Santa's Elves 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Scenes from Disney 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Stage Make-up 11-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
STOMP: Hip Hop Tap 12-18 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Vocal Musicality II 8-12 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Vocal Techniques: The Music of Stephen Schwartz 12-18 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Voice: Contemporary A Capella 13-18 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 20 Nov 15
Voice: Disney Duets & Harmonies 13-18 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Voice: Disney Favorites 10-14 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Voice: Duets and Harmonies 10-14 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 7:15pm - 9:15pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Voice: Frozen 8-12 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Voice: Hits from the 70s & 80s 8-12 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Voice: Jukebox 8-12 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Voice: Once on This Island 10-14 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Voice: Show Tunes 12-18 Rockford
(Fall 2018)
Westminster Church, Rockford Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Sep 10 Nov 19
Voice: Show Tunes 10-14 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Voice: The Greatest Showman 8-12 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Voice: The Greatest Showman 13-18 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
Naperville Presbyterian Church Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 17 Nov 12
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Dupage
(Fall 2018)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45am Sep 20 Nov 15
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Kane
(Fall 2018)
Church on The Rock, Huntley Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 17 Dec 10
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 NWCook
(Fall 2018)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 McHenry
(Fall 2018)
Hope Church, Crystal Lake Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Oct 30
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Milwaukee
(Fall 2018)
West Layton Assembly of God, Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Lake
(Fall 2018)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 23 Nov 01
Welcome to Tune Town 6-7 Kenosha
(Fall 2018)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Aug 21 Oct 23

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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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