Keeping Everyone Safe

Since opening the CYT Dallas Branch, we have worked to develop character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator. Our purpose continues even stronger in 2020. CYT is taking measures, both operationally and medically, to conduct our summer activities safely amid COVID-19.

First and foremost, we will rely on expert guidance for COVID-19 provided by the state government and health professionals, including the CDC, to provide a safe and fun environment for students and staff.  We will be following all guidelines released on May 18th by the Texas Governor’s appointed strike-force for youth camp operators. As a parent, know what is best for your child. In our desire to serve you well, our cancellation policy for summer 2020 is waived. The decision to send your child to camp in 2020 is yours. 

Let's Prevent It

  • All staff, artistic team members, and camp counselors will be screened for prior exposure before attending CYT.
  • We will perform daily thermal scans and log them for each camper and staff member.
  • Staff and students will be screened with a health questionnaire before camp. The screening will be assessed by our teams on their potential for risk while at CYT.
  • Students will always have the option to opt-out of an activity if they are not comfortable.
  • Partner with your family: We understand that every family is being impacted differently by this pandemic and that you, as a parent, know what is best for your child. Our cancellation policy for summer 2020 is waived, and the decision is yours whether or not to send your child to CYT.

Face Coverings

Students and staff will wear a face mask or face shield at all times. Face shields are a little challenging when you are singing and dancing the day away. If wearing a face shield, we recommend every student having a mask and wearing it when in high energy games and activities where a shield might not be useful. 
  • When outside, face coverings are not needed unless in very close, sustained contact.
  • All food handlers will wear their face covering while handling food.
  • We encourage families to check out the information provided by the CDC regarding Cloth Face Mask. 

Social Distancing

• Large group, indoor interactions will be held in accordance with government guidelines for the number of people who can safely be together in an indoor space. These events may be moved outdoors and coordinated to have smaller groups as well as appropriate social distancing between groups. 
• Students and staff will have face coverings as needed.
• Students will provide their own meals for CYT Summer camps and Rehearsals. 

Clean House

  • Staff will be trained on how to properly sanitize, wash hands, and how to monitor campers to prevent behaviors that spread illness.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in every classroom and rehearsal room. 
  • All props will be disinfected after every rehearsal to ensure safety. 
  • Public restrooms inspected, restocked, disinfected two times each day by volunteer staff.
Listen. Hand washing is a big deal. Hopefully, you knew this before COVID-19. The CDC says to “wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.” Not sure how long 20 seconds is while standing at the bathroom sink? Never fear! Here are 15 broadway tunes to help you out.
“A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins
Listen here: 00:21-00:41
That…a…spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way

“It’s the Hard Knock Life” from Annie
Listen here: 00:01-00:32
It’s the hard knock life for us
’Stead o’ treated
We get tricked
’Stead o’ kisses
We get kicked
It’s the hard knock life
Got no folsk to speak of so
It’s the hard knock row we hoe
Cotton blankets
’Stead o wool
Empty bellies
’Stead o full
It’s the hard knock life

“My Shot” from Hamilton
Listen here: 00:00-00:21
I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
And I'm not throwing away my shot
I'mma get scholarship to King's College
I probably shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish
The problem is I got a lot of brains, but no polish
I gotta holler just to be heard
With every word I drop knowledge

“You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen
Listen here: 3:36-4:01
Even when the dark comes crashing through
When you need a friend to carry you
When you’re broken on the ground
You will be found
So let the sun come streaming in
’Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again
If you only look around
You will be foooooound
You will be foooooound

“Popular” from Wicked
Listen here: 1:01-1:19
You’re gonna be popular
I’ll teach you the proper ploys
When you talk to boys
Little ways to flirt and flounce
Oh! I’ll show you what shoes to wear
How to fix your hair
Everything that really counts to be
I’ll help you be popular

“Circle of Life” from The Lion King
Listen here: 2:08-2:30
It’s the circle of life
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
And it moves us all
bheki 'ngonyami akale!
Through despair and hope
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Through faith and love
bheki 'ngonyami akale!

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Misérables
Listen here: 00:05-00:30
Do you hear the people sing
Singing the song of angry men
It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start when tomorrow comes
“Tomorrow” from Annie
Listen here 00:09-00:31
The sun’ll come out
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There’ll be sun
Just thinkin’ about
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
’Til there’s none

“Seasons of Love” from Rent
Listen here 00:11-00:31
525,600 minutes
525,000 moments so dear
525,600 minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

“My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music
Listen here 00:00-00:30
Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite thingsCream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells
And schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

“Do Re Mi” from The Sound of Music
Listen here 00:41-1:11
Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

“Moses” from Singin’ in the Rain
Listen here 00:22-00:42
Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously.
But Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be.
MOSES! (Moses supposes his toeses are roses)
MOSES! (But Moses supposes erroneously)
MOSES! (Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses)
As Moses supposes his toeses to be!

“What’s Inside” from Waitress
Listen here 00:18-00:48
My hands pluck the things I know that I'll need
I take the sugar and butter from the pantry
I add the flour to begin what I am hoping to start
And then it's down with the recipe
And bake from the heartSugar
And butter
And flour

“Breathe” from In The Heights
Listen here 1:00-1:30
Sigue andando el camino
Por toda su vida
Just breathe—
(Y si pierdes mis huellas
Que Dios te bendiga
As the radio plays
Old forgotten boleros,
I think of the days
When the city was mine
I remember the praise
Ay, the adoro, te quiero

“The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera
Listen here 00:00-00:30
Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently, the senses
Abandon their defenses

Training For All

As you know, CYT is all about training. Training our staff and our students on healthy protocols is super important to us. We train our staff on how to sanitize, wash hands properly, and how to monitor students to prevent behaviors that spread illness. For our students, we emphasize covering mouths when sneezing or coughing, avoiding unnecessary physical contact, and not sharing personal products. We'll also be posting signage around CYT rehearsals and summer camps. We'll use signage to serve as a reminder for staff and students to promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs such as by properly washing hands and properly wearing a cloth face covering