Check Out Our Spring Classes!

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 10 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: Day: Time: Start: End: Area: Location:
Adventures in Acting 8-12 Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 27 May 8 Denton County
(Spring 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Flipping the Switch: How to Turn it On 12-18 Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 27 May 8 Denton County
(Spring 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Illustrated sermon 11-18 Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 27 May 8 Denton County
(Spring 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Sing! Kids Voice! 8-12 Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 27 May 8 Denton County
(Spring 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Teen Voice with Dear Evan Hansen 12-18 Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 27 May 8 Denton County
(Spring 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church

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:

Andrea Ray

Born in small town Silsbee, Texas and raised in Denton, Texas, Andrea has always had big dreams. She graduated a year early from high school after meeting her late manager, to pursue a professional acting career. Aside from acting, Andrea actively fights to help raise awareness about human trafficking. Her children's book, The Feathers of Vaceilia, is just one way she hopes to plant seeds of the pricelessness of freedom and the reality of modern day slavery in our youth. Andrea and her husband were married on St. Patrick's Day in 2012 and now have three children that always keep them laughing. She is a lover of Jesus, chocolate, cheese, watching movies as often as possible, standard poodles, mermaids and Sonic Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks.

Dana Taylor

Dana Taylor holds a degree in vocal music from West Texas A&M University and has worked as a high school and middle school choral director for 30 years. She has also done masters level study in vocal pedagogy – specific to the adolescent voice. Along the way, she has music directed many high school musicals as well as directed and choreographed for show choirs. She has sung professionally in Santa Fe and New York and appeared in DFW theatres such as Lyric Stage in Irving, Garland Summer Musicals in Garland and was thrilled to be in the regional premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Uptown Players. Dana currently is the voice instructor at McKamy Middle School in Flower Mound and also teaches voice and piano in her home studio. She is a judge for UIL choir competitions, a local high school musical awards program and serves as a frequent accompanist for choirs and musical auditions.

Elise Dolan

Elise Dolan is originally from Rockford, Illinois. She has trained in various types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. Prior to moving to Dallas, she danced at Steps to Grace Dance Academy and performed with their ensemble team for 7 years. Elise was involved with CYT Rockford and performed in musicals at her high school and a community theater. She trained and toured the country with Ingredients Dance Company from 2010-2012. She has also been teaching dance for 6 years at A Time to Dance Studio in Hickory Creek, TX. Elise has loved being back with CYT this last year and has had the honor of choreographing their first four shows! She is always thrilled to get the chance to instruct other dancers on how to grow in their movement and technique and to help them learn what God has called them to do with their gifts and talents. And most importantly how to worship God in everything they do! She loves being apart of the CYT family and is excited to continue to watch it grow!

Jennifer Logan

Jen enjoyed growing up in the rural suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her loving parents and 6 younger siblings. In 1999, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Taylor University and also married her best friend. Together, they have raised 4 children in the Chicago area until moving to DFW in 2015. It was one of her greatest joys to teach and direct for CYT Chicago and SYT for 8 years! She taught private voice lessons for 15 years, completed some work towards a Masters Degree in performance and performed with the DuPage Opera Theatre and multiple community theaters while living in IL. Currently, Jen teaches private voice lessons at three Keller ISD schools. She is passionate about teaching children how to sing their best and helping them realize how special they are! In her free time she volunteers for Rescue Her, to help fight human trafficking. She is the Arts in Education Chair for the PGE PTA, the Vice President of the CHS Theatre Boosters and an event planner. Most importantly, she is a Christ-Follower and tries her best to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with her God.

Matthew Giallongo

Matthew Giallongo, baritone, has been hailed as having “a beautiful voice and singing with great depth of feeling” Kile Smith, composer. Favorite roles include: Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Masetto (Don Giovanni), The Baker (Into The Woods), and Mr. Lindquist (A Little Night Music). In addition to singing opera, Matthew is a serious recitalist, performing all over the country with an emphasis on 20th Century American Art Song. In pursuit of his love for art song, he attended SongFest at Colburn where he worked with composers Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, and John Musto, and coaches Margo Garrett, William Sharp, and Martin Katz. Matthew has also attended the Varna International Music Festival in Bulgaria where he sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. A dedicated music educator, Matthew served on the faculties of Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI. In past summers, he has served as the head of the voice/theatre department at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, ME. Matthew holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Gettysburg College, an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Temple University, and an M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy from Colorado State University. He is originally from Beverly, MA and moved to Texas to begin his doctorate at the University of North Texas.


A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote 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.

If you are interested in teaching, please email your cover letter and resume to


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class develops a presentation of the material and skills they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make friends! CYT is currently teaching over 50 different curriculum in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session.