Fall Registration is OPEN

Classes start Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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:
Introduction to Stanislavski 14-18 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Dynamic Dance 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Family Voice 13-99 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Let It Sing! - Kids Voice 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Once Upon a Kid's Drama 8-12 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Our Gang: Cars 5-7 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Tools of Scene Work 12-14 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Uh Five, Six, Seven, Eight! - Teen Dance 14-18 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
What Measure? Music Fundamentals 14-18 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Youth Mini-Musical: Seussical 12-14 Denton County
(Fall 2023)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17

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.  

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.

Current Teachers:

Anna Carroll

Anna (ah-nah), pronounced like the princess from Disney’s Frozen, is a singer, actor, vocal coach, songwriter, voice over artist, and all around creative! She passionately inspires others, both on and off the stage, through performance, writing, and individual coaching. Anna received her BFA in musical theatre from Belmont University. She also spent time at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, where she received certificates for acting (Summer Conservatory) and original work (Actor Warrior Program). Some of her favorite roles have been Ellie Blake (Freaky Friday, Southeast Regional Premier), Naomi (Stolen, Original Cast Album), Sister Mary Martin of Tours (Sister Act), and various ensemble roles in Les Mis, Mama Mia, My Fair Lady, and even a washer wench at the Sterling Renaissance Festival! You may have also heard some of her character voices in MTI's recording of Legally Blonde Jr. She has spent additional time on the land and sea, cruising with the American Empress (AQSC), and touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Madcap Puppets, and Epic Assemblies (an original works arts troupe). Anna’s original work has been featured in the Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project’s annual “Women’s Work Festival.” Not only that, Anna has been able to perform many of her original works at a national level, in addition to local events in Nashville and NYC. In addition to performing, Anna teaches private vocal lessons and group classes at Legacy Music Studio, and at her home studio in Addison. Her self-made motto is to, “change culture through art.” She hopes to do this by connecting people to create and share their art, no matter how big or small their platform may be. “I’ve seen the power of creativity heal hearts and change lives. Everyone has a story to tell or a hidden passion they long to express. I seek to provide those safe spaces for people to explore their creativity, vulnerability, identity, and joy!“ @theannacarroll

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.

Colin Wells

Colin has been teaching and directing theatre in Missouri and Texas for over 25 years. He loves laughing and learning with students through games and music. He believes God put inside each one of us a desire to create. It's crucial that we spend time fostering our creativity as actors, designers, singers, dancers, writers and directors! We are all "Little Creators!"

Deborah Ivey

Deborah holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance/Opera from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver and a B.A. in Music/Vocal Performance from Pepperdine University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Award, MTAC’s VOCE competition, the Hollywood Celebrity Awards, and second place at the Los Angeles Liszt Festival.

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!

Karlee Cummings

Karlee Cummings began her musical studies on the piano at age five, and the violin at age eleven. She has performed in masterclasses, concerts, and orchestra pits, including with the UConn Symphony Orchestra, UConn Concert Choir, and various chamber ensembles. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, a B.A. in Music, and a B.S. in Music Education. Formal training includes music theory, ear training, vocal techniques, choral methods, and more. She implements a variety of pedagogical approaches to foster exploration, musical literacy, and artistic choice. Cummings enjoys serving on the worship team as a soprano and pianist at Victory Life Church, as well as practicing guitar, ukulele, and songwriting. She served as music director for School of Rock the Musical and currently teaches general elementary music at Mount Auburn STEAM Academy.

Kathryn Bailey

Kathryn has 23 years dance experience, with training in Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Hip Hop. She trained and performed nationally with Ingredients Dance Company from 2011 to 2012. After graduating from the Ingredients Training Program, she began teaching at A Time To Dance Studio, where she taught jazz and modern classes for 6 years, as well as co-directing their performance company. She is passionate about pulling instruction, choreography and performance together in a way that will enrich the whole life of each student. She believes every moment from stepping into class, to stepping on the stage is a chance to share the genuine joy and inspiration of the Lord, to His glory and our delight.

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

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!

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

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.

How to Register for Classes

Set up a Family Account before you register for classes:
  1. Click on the "person" icon at the top right corner of our website (to the right of "DONATE" on any page).
  2. Click on "NEW ACCOUNT" in the pop-up window.
  3. Fill out the information required, with the parent's info first.
  4. To add a child to the account, click on the +Family Member button.
If you already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Go to the "Classes" page
  2. First, select your "Student's Age."
  3. Click on the Class Name of your choice
  4. Click on the "Register Now" button
  5. Select the family member that will be in the class
  6. You will now have the option to sign up for audition times. Auditions are not required.
  7. If you don't sign up now, you will have that option later in your family account.


Join your loved ones at CYT's Showcase performance on the final day of classes, free of charge. The Showcase is a thrilling conclusion to every session, where each class presents the skills and knowledge they've acquired through the course. Don't miss out on the excitement!

The showcase is a 90-minute event featuring dance, voice, and drama performances by students who have been honing their skills for nine weeks. The event concludes with a dessert reception.