Winter Registration Opens October 8th

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: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Dancing Through the Decades 12-18 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Our Gang: Jungle Boogie 5-7 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Read It and Weep: Reader's Theater 12-18 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Secrets of Songwriting: Finding Your Voice 12-18 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Sing it Out: Matilda 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23
Twisted Tales: Drama for Youth 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2018)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 21 Oct 23

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:

Anthony McClure

Anthony McClure is a Dallas,Texas singer/songwriter. His love for music sprouted when he started playing the cello at the age of ten. He has pushed himself to always advance the gifts that God has given him by teaching himself how to play the piano, guitar and vocals. He has been called to help other artist, musicians and anyone that wants to advance their own career in the entertainment industry. Anthony enjoys traveling, hanging out with family and friends and graphic design. Anthony also works at C3 Trinity Dallas as the Media Director and a Manager for local musicians. He has completed his Masters degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.


Bryson Funk

Bryson had an early start into the acting world when, at a young age, he decided that this was the route he wanted to pursue. He started in theatre, taking lead roles in numerous stage plays such as Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Godspell and the Wizard of Oz. Bryson has trained under Nancy Chartier at REACT Studios, Brad Wilson, Chey Sanders and Ralph Potillo. Bryson made the jump to TV/Film with commercial projects for American Airlines and Taco Bueno and then quickly moved on to more serious projects with several nationally acclaimed short films working with director Marco Bottiglieri. Most recently he has starred in the feature film 8 Days which has secured international distribution and sold out in several venues across the United States. Bryson really has a passion to work on projects that make a difference, wether he brings tears from laughter or tears from sorrow.


Cheryl Ablon

Cheryl Ablon is a creative, energetic, and loving educator. She recently retired after teaching 38 years with Lewisville ISD. She has taught First Grade, Developmental First Grade, Kindergarten, and Early Childhood. She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren, and has lived in Lewisville since 1970. You may have met her as an assistant Den Mother for Cub Scouts, a Girl Scout Leader, a PTO officer, or a Lifetime PTA member. Cheryl feels very blessed to be able to start a new chapter in her life with such an outstanding organization! Sign up today for Jungle Boogie with Miss Cheryl and Our Gang!


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 and an event planner in her free time. Most importantly, she is a Christ-Follower and tries her best to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with her God.


Michele Thrasher

Michele Thrasher has been in love with the theatre since she was a little girl. Being on stage is what makes her feel alive, and she feels her adoration for the stage and gift of performing in front of people is a gift that the Lord has blessed her with. She enjoys making people laugh and excels in comedy and improv. She wants to use her talents to make much of the Lord and loves encouraging students that that they can be strong artists and have strong faith, believing you do not have to compromise what you believe in order to excel. She has traveled nationwide with the Christian company, Clear Vision Drama Company, and has performed with Dare to Share in front of audiences as big as 10,000 as a part of their drama team. She has performed alongside big name Christian artists such as Propaganda and Shane and Shane. She has also been the spokesperson for The Container Store in their Facebook Live Videos. When she is not acting she enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee and exploring nature with her husband.


Tyler Hutchinson

Tyler Hutchinson is originally from Indianapolis, IN where he not only studied musical theater but also performed in community and professional theater. Tyler's CYT story started as a teacher for CYT Indy where he taught a variety of classes. After a number of position within the organization, Tyler became Artistic Director for CYT Indianapolis. He served in this position until God called him to move to Dallas, TX where he founded CYT Dallas-Fort Worth. Tyler is excited to see all that God is doing through CYT DFW!


Teachers

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 dallas@cyt.org.

Showcase

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!

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 is currently teaching over 50 different curriculum in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session.