Fall Registration is here!

Register for our Fall session with the Early Bird rate until August 2nd!

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!

Fall 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. 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Ace the Audition 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Acting for Teens 12-15 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance for Kids 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Our Gang: Trolls 5-7 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Painting 101 - Scenic Skills 12-79 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Readers Theater 13-18 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Vocal Masters: Les Misérables 13-18 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Workshop: Family Improv (Beginner) 12-79 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Workshop: Family Tap (Beginner) 8-79 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Workshop: Intermediate/Advanced Jazz 12-18 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Workshop: Theatrical Arguments: Pursuing Objectives, Communication, and Conflict 12-18 Denton County
(Fall 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25

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:

Anjuli Watanabe

Anjuli has been teaching for many years in different capacities and has her master’s in education. Her 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.


Kate Gesch

Kate Gesch holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and Musical Theatre from Eastern Michigan University, where she also stage managed for the theatre and dance departments. Her resume includes Studio Manager for Dance Gallery Studio/Peter Sparling Dance Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Stage Manager for the Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Texas; and Box Office and Promotions Manager for the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. Since joining CYT Dallas in 2016, Kate has served at various times as Managing Director, Production Stage Manager, MainStage Director, Teaching Artist, and Camp Director.


Larry Miller

Larry B. Miller – Larry has worked on numerous projects over the past 45 years and most recently served as Music Director for the CYT production of Tuck Everlasting. In recent years, he was involved with Dallas Summer Musicals – High School Musical Theatre Awards and Casa Manana Studio Classes. Memorable career moments include playing keyboard for WHITE CHRISTMAS at Dallas Summer Musicals, Music Director- Joseph…..Dreamcoat starring Bryan Lane Green of Broadway fame, presented at the Royal George Theater in Chicago. Music Director for GREASE, Associate Music Director for PARADE and CAMELOT for Casa Manana as well as playing in the orchestra for MISS SAIGON and 42nd STREET. Pianist for Forbidden Broadway in Kansas City, produced by Mark Edelman. Other great moments while serving as Associate Musical Director at Dallas Summer Musicals include Brigadoon, starring Sherry Mathis, The Ann-Margaret Show starring Ann-Margaret, Hello Dolly starring Carol Channing; Pal Joey starring Joel Grey; High Button Shoes starring Gavin McLeod; Unsinkable Molly Brown with Karen Morrow, original 2nd National Touring Company of Evita with John Leslie Wolf and Florence Lacy in Dallas, 3rd National Tour of Annie in Dallas. He also enjoyed coaching the children for The King and I starring Yul Bryner. He has served as Music Director for numerous years for Garland Summer Musicals. Larry is currently a full time realtor with Ebby Halliday Realtors with 17 years experience under his belt. He’s also a part-time substitute teacher in the Birdville ISD due to the Covid pandemic virtually eliminating the need for his work as a professional pianist, voice & piano teacher and music director/pianist for local DFW performing arts groups and schools. SIX FLAGS, INC. Most recently, Larry directed a light and cheerful Christmas show for Six Flags Over Texas’ “Holiday In The Park” season. Larry was Associate Music Director for several SFOT Saloon Shows as well as the Astroworld shows at 2 theatres. He accompanied the saloon casts as they were flown out to LA to perform for corporate as well as Pittsburgh to perform for parent company boards. Pianist at Six Flags Over Texas “Crazy Horse Saloon” 1976-1978 and the Southern Palace shows 1975 & 1979. He was busy in the off season and spring traveling the country as “audition pianist” on the audition tours, scouting performers for the spring and summer shows. He was instrumental in conducting countless hours of professional studio vocalists, producing show tracks for Astroworld, SF Great Adventure in New Jersey, and SFOG. Larry graduated from the University of North Texas, Bachelor Degree in Music Education. He encourages everyone to follow your dreams!


Marisa Angeli

After teaching art courses at the Southlake Art House, Marisa Angeli earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She then began her career as a Video Game Character Artist with EA Sports where she created characters and props. Today, Marisa continues her work as the Lead Artist for a Military Simulation Company. While she focuses on digital and 3D art, Marisa also continues her traditional art career and sell paintings on commission. Mastering and practicing traditional painting is a necessity for excelling in any art medium. Together, we’ll approach many different art styles and open your mind to what artistic skills you want to develop.


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.


Rebekah Williford

Rebekah is a Dallas, Texas, native whose early love for the stage brought her to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City where she graduated as the valedictorian for the class of 2019 with a degree in Film & Television Performance. She began performing from a young age, dancing from age 5 to 18 in a variety of styles: ballet, tap, jazz, modern, & contemporary. In 2016, she attended an acting workshop that lit a match to pursue theatre. By 2017, Rebekah had earned a scholarship to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since then, she has worked on both film and stage projects. Short films include: “Mr. String”, "The Door", "Dream Catcher" and "Eve Was Star". Stage credits include "Towards Zero" with Richardson Theatre Center. When she isn’t spending time on her own projects, Rebekah is leading and teaching others how to take ownership of the stage. She currently resides in Dallas, TX. When Rebekah has time off, she can be found next to a pool with a good book or spending time with her husband and fur baby, Hazel


Sara Price

Sara Price is originally form North Carolina and just recently moved to Texas. This is Sara's third semster as a teaching artist at CYT and is excited to be a part of this team and mission. Sara graduated from Liberty University with her Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance and a Minor in Music Vocal Performance. While at Liberty she 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 of Sara's faith in Christ she felt God’s calling on her life to redeem the arts for His glory. Sara believes that we are created to be creative and that God has given each of us unique gifts and talents to reflect Him. In addition, 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. Sara believes 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, click the link!

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.