Spring Registration is here!

Register for our Spring session with the Early Bird rate until February 15th!

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!

Spring 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:
Advanced Voice 12-18 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Broadway Vocals 8-12 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Comic Timing and Vocal Variations 12-18 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Competitive Improv 12-18 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Mar 08 May 10
Duloc Designs - Costuming 12-79 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Family Tap!!! (Beginner) 8-79 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 08 May 10
Kids Drama: Improv 10-12 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Musical Theatre Dance 8-12 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Our Gang: Trolls 6-7 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 08 May 10
Tools of Scene Work 12-18 Denton County
(Spring 2021)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Mar 08 May 10

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:

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!


Molly Akin

Costume Design is so much more to me than putting clothes on bodies; it is my art of storytelling. Through it I consider character and movement, mood and setting to bring concept to life, convey resonating truths, and create understanding. We can often forget about the beauty of this life - costumes remind us. We get so busy we forget to laugh - costumes stimulate us. We all want to feel alive - costumes pull at our heartstrings. There is joy to be possessed, laughter to be had, empathy to be embraced. My goal in life is to tell a meaningful story filled with Truth, time and time again. Paint and fabrics are my words. A love of humanity is my storyline. Costuming with a Purpose is my title.


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, 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.