Winter Registration is here!

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!  

Introducing CYT Workshops

CYT workshops are for students seeking an experience focused on training & technique with no showcase. CYT workshops are weekly, one hour and 15-minute, high-intensity classes for students wanting additional focused time. Students may participate in a workshop for additional training OR participate in two workshops and be eligible to audition for a CYT production. We are excited about offering more workshops in the future!

Winter 2021 Workshops
Monday | 5:15 - 6:30 PM Monday | 6:45-8:00 PM NOTE: Workshops are not mandatory for show participation, however, participating in two (2) workshops will make a student eligible if they are not registered for a class. 
This Master Class will explore every aspect of performance in one night! Our friends from CYT San Diego are coming to Dallas to explore all of the elements of the actor’s craft! We'll be jumping into some of the best contemporary Broadway hits! You'll learn vocals, acting, STOMP, and Tap combinations all in one night! This is a practical class that will yield extraordinary results and one that you can return to again and again to further deepen your craft. Register today, bring your tap shoes, and we'll see you there! 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Drama 2 for Kids 10-12 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Drama 2 for Teens: Monologues & Scenes 12-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Kids Drama: Tony Award Moments 8-10 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Triple Threat: Thoroughly Modern Millie 12-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Voice 1: The Disney Renaissance 8-12 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 17 Feb 09
Workshop: Improv 2 10-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Workshop: Jazz 1 10-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:35pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Workshop: Tap 1 10-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Nov 16 Feb 08
Workshop: Tap 2 10-18 Denton County
(Winter 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:35pm Nov 16 Feb 08

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 contactus@cytdallas.org  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:

Becca Mighell

Becca is a performer and teaching artist who is passionate about seeing kids’ lives transformed by this art form. Becca began performing at theatres around Dallas in high school and eventually pursued her BFA in Acting at the University of Oklahoma. She has taught musical theatre to hundreds of kids, written and choreographed children’s musicals, and developed teaching curriculum. Becca has worked as an education director, dialect coach, stage combat choreographer, tap choreographer, costumer, prop manager, acting coach, dance choreographer, vocal coach, production manager, and stage manager for children’s shows in Oklahoma, Idaho, Colorado, and Texas. Since graduating, Becca has performed at theatres across the nation, including Creede Repertory Theatre, Starlight Mountain Theatre, Peach State Summer Theatre, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, Garland Summer Musicals, Oklahoma Shakespeare, Dallas Children’s Theater, and Sooner Theater. Becca is so excited to be a part of the CYT family and teach kids how to use the gifts God has given them to glorify Him! Beccamighell.com


Grace Ramsey

Grace is 25 and lives in Justin, TX. She is in her last year of the Music Therapy program at Texas Woman's University. Grace believes in the healing power of music but also that music is fun and brings people together. She has six siblings that grew up playing music and putting on plays together. Grace loves to sing and dance and all things Disney. Her dream is to one day be a voice actress for Disney but until then, she enjoys being a nanny to two children and hopes to be a role model to those around her.


Jacob Sellers

Jacob Taylor Sellers is a local musical director, actor, dancer, and teaching artist from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in Dance from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Jacob most recently music directed Ghost Quartet with the Basement Theatre and The Wild Party with Lakeside Community Theatre. He has performed in many productions, both locally and in college, and has choreographed for and performed in numerous dance concerts at Lindenwood University. Jacob has a passion for connecting people to the art of theatre and is very excited to be on the team at CYT.


Rebekah Williford

Rebekah Williford has been performing since the age of four. She has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hiphop, and contemporary. After high school, Rebekah began performing with Gateway Performing Arts where she fell in love with acting. She moved to New York City to attend The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She graduated as the valedictorian for the class of 2019 with a degree in Film & Television Performance. She returned to Dallas post graduation and her credits include short films "Eve Was Star" and "Dream Catcher"; Agatha Christie's "Towards Zero" with Richardson Theatre Center.


Sara Huneycutt

A little about Sara: I am originally form North Carolina and just recently moved to Texas. I am new to CYT but am so excited to be a part of this team and mission. I graduated from Liberty University with my Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance and a Minor in Music Vocal Performance. While at Liberty I had the privilege of performing in both academic as well as professional shows and was a participant in several theatrical competitions including NATS & KCACTF. Because I am a follower of Christ and an actress I felt God’s calling on my life to redeem the arts for His glory. I believe that we are created to be creative and that God has given each of us unique gifts and talents to reflect Him. I believe that when theatre is done with excellence and the actor’s focus is on Christ rather than self, that’s when God is most glorified in our creativity. I believe that teaching children and showing them at an early age how to use their gifts for God’s glory is vital in this craft.


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.