Winter Registration is LIVE!

CYT Dallas Fort-Worth 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 ensure personal attention and growth. At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the 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.

Enrolled students, ages 8 – 18, have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 13 and up may work on a backstage crew.

Classes may include but are not limited to:
  • Wiggles (Ages 4-5)
  • Our Gang (Ages 6-7) 
  • Dance/Movement
  • Drama 
  • Voice
  • Musical Theater
  • Auditions and Callbacks 
  • Comedy and Improv 
  • Technical Theater; such as Makeup, Set Design, etc.
  • Stunts and Combat.
Classes are held once a week for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. During the tenth class week, a showcase is presented in which each class performs a brief prepared presentation, showcasing what they have learned over the session. Every CYT student participates in the Class Showcase!  

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Advanced Voice: Hairspray 11-18 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Made Up! Make Up! 13-79 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Musical Theater Dance 11-18 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Our Gang: Out of This World 5-7 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Technical Production 14-18 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Teen Drama: Exploring Viewpoints 11-18 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Youth Drama: Adventures in Acting 8-11 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Youth Voice: Into the Woods 8-11 Denton County
(Winter 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07

The Class I Want is Full!

Our CYT classes can fill up quickly and we want to make sure you're on the waiting list for the class you want. Students will be added to a class in the order in which the class waiting list form is filled out.
We highly suggest signing up for your second class choice class while you remain on the waiting list.
You will only be notified if you are being moved off of the waiting list and into the class. Please submit a form for each student wanting to be added to the waiting list.

CYT’s Triple Threat

Each class will be infused with character development and arts training for each student. Our goal is that every student leaves our classes feeling more confident in who they were created to be as well as their performing arts skills. CYT is recognized for excellence in theater arts training. Our uniqueness, however, goes beyond our programming and instead lies in our dedication to CYT’s Character, Culture, and Craft. These three elements comprise CYT’s Triple Threat.

CYT Character

CYT believes in building character on and off the stage, and that character is rooted in CHRISTIAN values such as love, joy, peace, kindness, perseverance, and dedication. Every instruction is rooted in these values.

CYT Culture

CYT’s culture is one of inclusiveness. We welcome all and remain committed to providing a vibrant and fun atmosphere with our focus on YOUTH. With this commitment comes a promise of providing family-friendly productions that are appropriate for young audiences.

CYT Craft

CYT is committed to providing excellent training in our THEATER craft by staying informed of National VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) standards. CYT hires qualified Teaching Artists and Artistic Teams who consistently elevate our students’ knowledge of theater arts.

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  and we will get back to you promptly!

Inquiring about scholarships?

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.  

I cannot even begin to describe the impact that CYT has had on my life. There I was, welcomed with open arms, despite all of the flaws I thought made me so undesirable.

Alexandra Gandy, CYT Student

Current Teachers:

Anjuli Watanabe

Anjuli has been teaching for many years in different capacities and has her master’s in education. She and her husband just moved here from California with their three kids; an 18-year-old son, 15-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. She started dancing at the age of 4 and fell in love with rhythm and music. She was on a competitive dance team in high school, and cheer team in college. Over the years she has coached cheer squads, choreographed musicals for a small theater group, and taught jazz and ballet classes to kids of all ages.

Anthony McClure

Anthony McClure is a founding member and resident Technical Theatre Director for CYT Dallas. Anthony has a Masters's Degree in Entertainment Business with experience as an Artist and Tour Manager. Working in theatre for the last 7 years he has experience in developing technical programs, team building, and lesson planning for students (8-18) to find an interest in technical theatre elements such as lighting design, scenic construction, and sound design. His heart's calling is to use his gifts and talents to expand the knowledge and love of God in everything he does.

Christina Alft

Christina is a Dallas, TX native and studied studio arts and fine painting at SMU while pursuing her English and Creative Writing degree. She soon found that she could apply some of the techniques learned in painting to makeup application. She joined the hair and makeup committee for the first production of CYT Dallas, Into the Woods, when her son was cast in the show. She found a new passion and became chair of that committee for the following eight shows before making the Production Team as CYT Dallas Hair and Makeup Designer. She sang in choir and show choir throughout middle and high school and loved being in that creative musical space again, developing looks that help bring characters to life! When she’s not creating the next CYT Dallas production looks, she’s the HR and Payroll Manager for her family’s restaurants and a full-time mom of three.

Deborah Ivey

Haley Lent

Haley grew up in Denton, TX. She has danced for 16 years and is in her 3rd year of teaching. She teaches a variety of classes such as ballet, acro, jazz, and modern at A Time to Dance, located in Corinth, TX. Teaching has allowed her to help dancers grow in their movement but also in their walk with the lord. She has worked on the artist team on 3 CYT production, and they have been an exciting adventure!

Je'Lisa Brown

Je'Lisa Brown grew up in the DFW area. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a bachelor's degree in Family Studies. Je'Lisa has a passion for the non-profit industry, dedicating several years serving children and families in a variety of settings. Je'Lisa is excited to serve CYT families by providing a safe place for children to explore the arts while glorifying Jesus!