About CYT Classes

 

 


Fall class registration is open! The Early Bird Discount of $10 off each class is good through August 5th!
Our Classes are $200 for a ten-week session consisting of a two hour class each week. Classes begin September 6, 2022. 
We offer sibling discounts too!!  $15 off the second student in a family, $30 off the third, $45 off the fourth, etc
Limited scholarships may be available.  


CYT Colorado Springs 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. 

If the class you are interested in is full, please register for your second choice class, then contact Kyla Kay at kyla@cytcoloradosprings.org to be put on the wait list

Class offerings change each session.
Past class offerings have included classes in...
Our Gang: Musical Theater for ages 5-7
Musical theater
Voice
Dance- Musical Theater Jazz, Tap, Hiphop, Swing 
Stage combat
Shakespeare
Improv
Theatrical Makeup & effects
Actor's Toolbox
Auditions & Callbacks
Film & Audio Production



 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Conquering Auditions & Callbacks- ages 10-13 10-13 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Exploring the Voice- ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Musical Theater Dance!- ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Our Gang: CYT at the Rodeo!- ages 5-7 5-7 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Shall We Dance?- ages 13-18 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08
Teen Improv- ages 13-18 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 06 Nov 08

Current Teachers:

Anna Mesward

Hello friends! I started with CYT when I was 9 years old in San Diego. Since then it has become a second home to me here in Colorado Springs! As a student in San Diego I participated in 20 shows, attended and worked for numerous CYT summer camps, and was a part of two improv teams that competed at the CYT nathional improvathon at CYT Expo! As a teacher in CYT I have taught classes, summer camps, and co-choreographed for CYT COS's first show ever You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, as well as The Little Mermaid! When I'm not at CYT, I'm a nurse at St. Francis Hospital who also loves paddleboarding and being outside! I feel so lucky to get to be a part of CYT here in the Springs and watching the CYT family grow.


Annie Sutton

“I live in a musical!” Is how Annie describes her life as a homeschooling mom with young, theatrical daughters! Seeing firsthand the benefits of performing arts in building confidence and social skills, she and her husband Matt, are thankful for CYT! Annie taught first grade for 5 years at The Classical Academy and volunteers at their church preschool and homeschool co-op. She is ready to use her teaching experiences to love and encourage kids in CYT!


Becca Bishop

Becca Bishop is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She is trained in various types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. She primarily trained at Birmingham Dance Theater in her youth, traveling and performing with their competition team. Becca was also involved in her high school and college theater programs, where she performed in numerous musicals. She taught dance, Pilates and Barre classes for many years before taking a break in 2013 to become a mom. Becca is excited to join the CYT family and get back to the stage! She is always thrilled for the chance to instruct other performers on how to grow in their movement, technique and performance, and to help them learn what God has called them to do with their gifts and talents. Becca has three children and has been married to her husband for 13 years.


Derek Greaves

Musician, songwriter, producer, instructor infused with creative production are some of the strengths that comes with this Creative. The diversity of experience in his expression reaches from the classical era, worship, jazz, blues, pop, theater, and much more. He believes through Christ, all things are possible.


Jewel Magoon

I’m a professional actor with 20 years experience in TV, film, and theater. I have taught acting for 14 years and directed 15+ youth productions, including eight years with CYT Chicago. I love the beach, ice cream, and cheering my daughter on at her volleyball matches; despite it not being good for my blood pressure.


Kerry Ferguson

Kerry Ferguson is a native of San Diego, CA. She began taking lessons in dance and gymnastics at the age of 4. Always enjoying acting, she began participating in theatrical productions in Summerstock with the Granite Hills Acting Workshop. At 16 she auditioned for Disney, and began a seven year adventure working in the Entertainment Dept. After college, she taught gymnastics and dance before returning to school to become a teacher. From CA to OR and finally settling in CO, Kerry has enjoyed directing Youth theatre for students from K-High School, and is thrilled to join the CYT Colorado Springs team.


How To Register


Set up a Family Account before you register for classes

  1. Click on the "person" icon at top right corner of our website (to 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 are already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Register for Classes- 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

Class Policies


Refund Policy

If you withdraw your child from class prior to the start of that class, your tuition will be refunded less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after classes have started.  There are no refunds for students who have auditioned for the current season's show.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes/rehearsals may be canceled for the safety of our students. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on our website: cytcoloradosprings.org Many times the weather may be dangerous in the mornings, but by class/rehearsal time, road conditions are fine. A decision will be made by 3pm regarding any cancellation of evening activities. If class/rehearsal is canceled for any reason, an email will be sent to all participants. Updates can also be found on CYT’s website: www.coloradosprings.org, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 
PLEASE NOTE: CYT Colorado Springs does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes canceled due to inclement weather.


Registration Information
Classes and teachers are subject to change. A class must have at least 6 students registered, or it may be cancelled. If a class fills, waiting lists will be kept and students enrolled in the order that a registration was received if an opening becomes available. 

Attendance Policy
If your student will be missing class please email kyla@cytcoloradosprings.org or call or text 619 964-2785. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Absences for illness will not count against students. There will not be refunds for missed classes.  

Auditioning for a Musical Production/Play
Students who are ages 8-18 and enrolled in a class during the current session are eligible to audition for the production in that session. Depending on the needs of the show, so who audition may not be cast in the production.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are cast in a production are required to attend their CYT classes for the entire session. All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting kyla@cytcoloradosprings.org Absences for illness will not count against students.

COVID Guidelines: We are currently following federal, state (CO) and local (El Paso County) guidelines. As these guidelines change, we will update our policies. This may include a change in instruction method. If this change of method should be needed, there will be no credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition given.

 

Curriculum

CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends!

There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!
 

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.

Showcase

Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!