Winter Registration is LIVE!

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 2022 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: Hadestown 13-18 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Character Lab: Bring Your Own Role! 13-18 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
CYGlee 8-12 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Dance Combo for Musical Theater 11-15 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Made Up! Make Up! 13-79 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
More Than Words Can Say 8-12 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Our Gang: Goin' Buggy 5-8 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Nov 30 Feb 15
Workshop: Intermediate/Advanced Jazz 13-18 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Workshop: Lyrical Dance 10-18 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 6:45pm - 8:00pm Nov 29 Feb 07
Workshop: Scene Study 13-18 Denton County
(Winter 2022)
Lamb of God Lutheran Church Mon 5:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 07

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. She 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.


Christian R. Black

Man of God. Husband. Son. Brother. Actor. Director. Teacher.


Christina Alft

Christina is a Dallas, TX native and studied studio arts and fine painting at SMU while pursuing her English and Creative Writing degree. She soon found that she could apply some of the techniques learned in painting to makeup application. She joined the hair and makeup committee for the first production of CYT Dallas, Into the Woods, when her son was cast in the show. She found a new passion and became chair of that committee for the following eight shows before making the Production Team as CYT Dallas Hair and Makeup Designer. She sang in choir and show choir throughout middle and high school and loved being in that creative musical space again, developing looks that help bring characters to life! When she’s not creating the next CYT Dallas production looks, she’s the HR and Payroll Manager for her family’s restaurants and a full-time mom of three.


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


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.


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!


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.