About CYT Classes

 

Spring Class registration begins February 15th at noon!

The Early Bird Discount of $10 off each class is good through February 19!
Our Classes are $200 for a ten-week session consisting of a two hour class each week. Classes begin March 14, 2023
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.  Please contact kyla@cytcoloradosprings.org for more information.

Our spring session classes will be held at Austin Bluffs Church- 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
All classes are Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm


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 click on the waitlist button to be added to the waitlist.



 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Age 11-14 Acting: Get in Character 11-14 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 11-14 Musical Theater Voice 11-14 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 5-7 Our Gang: Lion King 5-7 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 8-12 Acrobatic Arts 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 8-12 Dance: Intro to Musical Theater Dance Styles 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 8-12 Musical Theater 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Age 8-12 Radio Theater 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Teen APEX: Improv 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Teen Dance Technique 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23
Teen Script Writing 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2023)
Austin Bluffs Community Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Mar 14 May 23

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.


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.


CHRIS JONES

Chris Jones has been involved in music and performing his whole life. While attending Houston Baptist University he was the student conductor for the university choirs where he discovered the joy he gets when helping people create beautiful music with the talents God has given them. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music and Christianity, he continued in music ministry as a worship pastor. As a leader, he sees his purpose as helping people connect and engage in authentic worship of their Creator. He currently volunteers with the worship ministry at his church. He loves his family and the excitement that comes with four children. He is excited to be part of CYT and looks forward to sharing his passion for singing.


Chloe Welton

My name is Chloe Welton, I have been a professional performing artist since 2008. I have experience in working with schools, theaters, tour companies, retail shops and professional productions as well as owning my own performance and aerial arts instruction company. Some of my personal makeup skills and performance looks were learned from high level industry professionals, performers and fellow business owners. I've always sought to take private lessons, workshops and jobs that required me to teach makeup skills to others. I can also instruct you in the ways of wig wearing, styling and care. I've built an array of quick techniques that help new performers feel powerful and beautiful! Shangri-La Aerial Arts is my performance company and is located in Colorado Springs, CO. At Shangri-La we often employ these techniques for our live shows and event entertainment performances. We're always trying to better our knowledge, networking and costuming skills along the way! Our performers can all attest to the simplicity and grandness of our looks that are sure to dazzle the crowds and venues that we perform for.


Elaine Robertson

Elaine Robertson has been in Colorado for 14 years and is originally from North Carolina. With a Masters in Child Development, Elaine has taught both adults and children for 20 years. She danced as a child and took Modern Dance at East Carolina University. She has been in the church choir and even played in the hand bell choir for a short time. She has led both children’s and middle school choir at church. She has learned a lot about theater having both kids in CYT since 2020. She even gained some experience in acting and makeup while performing in the church’s Christmas Dessert Theater. While she loves to sing, she also enjoys dancing, painting and craft projects. She is excited to join CYT teaching Our Gang and looks forward to a fun time moving, dancing and singing together.


Kaley Miller

Kaley is a homeschooling mom who has spent years teaching not only at home but for various gyms, co-ops, and churches. Encouraging and challenging kids to be the best they can be is a way to build confidence that they will never lose. She thrives on teaching kids in any capacity but especially enjoys spreading a love for gymnastics and acro. Musical theater is also a passion that she enjoys sharing, so when these two are blended it makes a perfect pair! Thanks to CYT for allowing this opportunity.


Kallie Kay

Kallie Kay is an alumni of CYT San Diego, CYT Fredericksburg, and CYT Colorado Springs. She has loved all things musical theater from the time she was little. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to give back to the CYT community through teaching and directing for CYT productions, and now she is excited to combine her love for Jesus and her passion for leading other people to find their God given passions and her love for dance and musical theater. She has trained in various styles of dance since she was young both with CYT and with other companies including studying dance and vocal performance at Colorado Christian University. She enjoys teaching and choregraphing for CYT and is looking forward to another wonderful season at CYT!


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.


Reagan Smalley

My name is Reagan Smalley and I am so excited to be teaching at CYT! This organization is where I first developed my passion for theatre and I am so excited to instill that passion in the next generation of CYT students. I have a bachelors degree in Theatre from Biola University in Los Angeles California. Additionally, at my church I lead children ages 2-13 in small groups as well as worship for over five years. My prayer is that I may help develop your child's passion for theatre as well as their relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that our God is a creative God and through the power of theatre we can bring honor and glory to His name.


Sarah Carder

Sarah is a CYT alumni who grew up in San Diego participating in CYT productions, camps, and improv teams. She has choreographed four shows for CYT Colorado Springs, co-directed one, and has been involved in camps over the summer as well. She is passionate about the community that CYT strives to create and is grateful to be a part of it!


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!