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 9-10 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 ensure 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:
Dance: Advanced Dance 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 28 May 16
Dance: Contemporary 12-18 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Dance: Hip Hop 10-14 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Dance: Jazz 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Dance: Professional Development 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Dance: Worship Dance 12-18 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Disney on Broadway 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13
Disney Sidekicks - Character Development 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Drama: Character Scene Study 12-18 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 28 May 16
Drama: Comedy/Scenes 10-14 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Drama: Radio Personalities 10-14 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Drama: Reader's Theater 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Drama: Seussification of Romeo and Juliet 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 10 May 05
Drama: Shakespeare 12-18 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Drama: Shakespeare 12-18 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Drama: Toy Story 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 16
Drama: Toy Story 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 10 May 05
Improv Team 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 01 May 03
Improv Team 12-18 Lake
(Spring 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 10 May 05
Improv Team 12-18 McHenry
(Spring 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 15 Apr 26
Improv Team 12-18 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Improv Team 12-18 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Improv Team 12-18 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Lyrical Sign Language 12-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 01 May 03
Musical Theater Dance: Mary Poppins 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 01 May 03
Musical Theater Dance: Mary Poppins 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Musical Theater: Annie 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 01 May 03
Musical Theater: Beauty and the Beast 8-12 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 16
Musical Theater: Behind the Scenes 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Musical Theater: Don't Feed the Plants 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Musical Theater: Frozen 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 15 Apr 26
Musical Theater: Hercules 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 01 May 03
Musical Theater: Jungle Rhythm 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 26
Musical Theater: Newsies 12-18 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Musical Theater: Spongebob 12-18 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Musical Theater: Willy Wonka 8-12 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Musical Theater: Wizard of Oz 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 16
Musical Theater: Wizard of Oz 8-12 McHenry
(Spring 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 15 Apr 26
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 28 May 16
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13
Project Dance Jr. 8-12 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 10 May 26
Project Voice 13-18 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 28 May 16
Project Voice 13-18 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Project Voice 13-18 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Project Voice 13-18 Aurora
(Spring 2022)
Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 16
Schoolhouse Rock! a Mini-Show 14-18 NW Cook
(Spring 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 10 May 21
Schoolhouse Rock! a Mini-Show 8-10 NW Cook
(Spring 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 10 May 21
Schoolhouse Rock! a Mini-Show 11-13 NW Cook
(Spring 2022)
Cardinal Drive Church, Rolling Meadows Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 10 May 21
Special Delivery: Actor as Painter 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13
Specialty Sign Language 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 01 May 03
Specialty: Lyrical Sign Language 10-14 Kane
(Spring 2022)
Church on the Rock, Huntley Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 28 May 16
Specialty: Prop Making 13-18 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 01 May 03
Storybook Characters 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13
Superstar Improv 12-18 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 24 May 13
Tune Town: Rock Band 5-7 McHenry
(Spring 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 15 Apr 26
Tune Town: Rock Band 5-7 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 07 May 23
Tune Town: Rock Band 5-7 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13
Tune Town: Rock Band 5-7 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 01 May 03
Vocal Techniques 10-14 Dupage
(Spring 2022)
St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton Thu 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 10 May 26
Voice 10-14 Rockford
(Spring 2022)
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Mon 7:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 07 May 23
Voice & Rhythm, Solos & Duets 12-18 McHenry
(Spring 2022)
Calvary Church, Crystal Lake Tue 7:00pm - 9:00pm Feb 15 Apr 26
Voice: Broadway Bound 8-12 Kenosha
(Spring 2022)
First Christian Church, Kenosha Tue 4:45pm - 6:45pm Mar 01 May 03
Voice: Time to Smile 8-12 Lake
(Spring 2022)
Gurnee Community Church, Gurnee Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 10 May 05
Wonderland 8-12 Milwaukee
(Spring 2022)
Poplar Creek Greenfield Thu 4:45pm - 6:45pm Feb 24 May 13

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!

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Class Registration Policies

Online registration at CYT Chicago is available up to 24 hours after the second 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!

For more information, please contact the local Chapter Coordinator.
Make checks payable to:

CYT Chicago
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL  60013


DISCOVER, VISA and MC accepted.

Email us at office@cytchicago.org if you have any questions.
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.