About CYT Classes

 

Winter Registration Begins December 4th at 8:00am!


We offer siblings discounts!!  $15 off the second student in a family, $30 off the third, $45 off the fourth, etc

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. 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Actor's Combo- Stage Combat & Improv for ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Winter 2020)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 05 Mar 16
Actor's Combo- Stage Combat & Improv for Teens 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Winter 2020)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 05 Mar 16
Our Gang- Cinderella Mini Musical for ages 5-7 5-7 Colorado Springs
(Winter 2020)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 05 Mar 16
Song & Dance Combo for ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Winter 2020)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 05 Mar 16
Song & Dance Combo for Teens 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Winter 2020)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 05 Mar 16

Current Teachers:

Amy Abernathy

Amy first fell in love with theatre at the age of 5. Born extremely shy, her Mom couldn’t believe it when she leaned over and said “Mom someday I’ll be on-stage like that!” Since her introduction to musical theatre, she's never looked back. She's played lead and supporting roles throughout her life and earned her B.S. in Theatre Pedagogy from Eastern Oregon University in 2011. A few of her favorite roles include Meg from Phantom of The Opera, a Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast, Erma in Anything Goes and Elizabeth in The Crucible. Amy has a passion for developing confidence in children through performance. She especially loves musical theater and can’t wait to share her passion.


Carmen Brown

Carmen Renee Brown is a native of Colorado Springs and enjoys the outdoors with her wonderful husband, three precious children, and one ornery dog! Carmen has been passionate about the performing arts since she was in elementary school and decided to continue that pursuit when she earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She has enjoyed sharing her skills and passion as a music director and a private voice teacher for 20 years and as a theater director for the last four years. She has also enjoyed many performance opportunities with Tin Roof Productions, Ballet Society, and The Madrigals at the Glen Eyrie Castle. Her favorite performance opportunity was taking Pride and Prejudice to the Jane Austen festival in Bath, England. She loves working with students and developing their talents and confidence and bringing glory to God through the performing arts!


Dana Kjeldsen

Dana Kjeldsen has worked in theatre and film in Colorado Springs since his senior year in high school. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2013 and has since performed, directed, and choreographed for THEATREWORKS, The Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Springs Ensemble Theatre, Theatre 'd Art, Tin Roof Productions, Village Arts, and more. He also toured nationally with The Thorn for seven seasons, playing both Jesus and Satan, and recently directed his first feature film. Theatre aside, you can find him hiking, screenwriting, snapping pictures, or wrestling with his dog Nova.


Julia Schooley

Julia Rose Schooley has been involved in musical theatre throughout Colorado Springs for over ten years. She currently attends the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs studying Theatre. She has appeared in many roles onstage throughout the community, some of her favorites being Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," Mabel in "The Pirates of Penzance," and Marian in "The Music Man." She has directed several children's and teen's theatre camps, and is excited to continue teaching musical theatre! When she isn't rehearsing, she works at an immersive escape room company, plays flute, and plays with her two dogs and two cats!


Shyanne Howard

Hi! I am Shyanne Howard! Growing up you would always find me in a dance class. I have taken almost every type of dance but mostly ballet. I had my debut as a specialty dancer in Mary Poppins in 2016. It was SO much fun! I am recently married with two fur babies and enjoying life! I am also a photographer and work at an ear, nose, and throat clinic. I love being outside and active! I can't wait to see what this new year has to offer!


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.

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 coloradosprings@cyt.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 at least one class during the current session are eligible to audition for the production in that session for which their age qualifies them for.

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.

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. We always encourage checking our website first for the most up-to-date cancellation information.
PLEASE NOTE: CYT Colorado Springs does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes canceled due to inclement weather.

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!