About CYT Classes

 

Fall Registration is Now Open!
All Students age 8-18 who are registered for a fall class are eligible to audition for our fall musical, Willy Wonka. 


Classes will be Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Colorado Springs Christian Schools. Classes begin September 7th.


***** If the class you are interested in is full, please email me at kyla@cytcoloradosprings.org and I will add you to our waitlist.  We may also add a class if there is enough interest after our classes fill.*****


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:
All the World's a Stage- an acting class for teens 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09
Intro to Swing Dance! 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09
Musical Mania- Voice and Rhythm Training for Musical Theater 10-14 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09
Musical Theater- School of Rock! 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09
Musical Theater- Wicked! 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09
Our Gang: Storybook Adventure 5-7 Colorado Springs
(Fall 2021)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 07 Nov 09

Current Teachers:

Amy Rockey

Amy has had a passion for vocal music from an early age. She performed in various performances at the local, university and professional levels. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in a music education with an emphasis in vocal performance. She is entering her 19th year of teaching in various schools ranging from public, private, Christian, homeschool enrichment programs as well as private voice and piano lessons. She is currently a choir director at The Classical Academy. She is mom to three amazing kids ranging from 15 to 8, and helps lead worship at her local church.


Brent Kennedy

Brent is a CYT alum from the former KC South program. He has over 15 years of swingdance experience as well as other training in Jazz, Acting, and Vocals. He has a degree in Film and Digital Media from Baylor University. He served as the Vice President of the Baylor Swing Dance Society there, where he taught classes on east coast swing, west coast swing and lindy hop.


Faith Harvey

Faith is a CYT KC alumni, married and living in Colorado Springs. She works at a wedding venue as a Day of Coordinator. She attributes many of her talents and skills to her CYT upbringing and is so excited about the opportunity to be a part of CYT Colorado Springs!


Jessica Alafat

Jessica is excited to teach at CYT! She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a major in Elementary Education and is currently teaching Kindergarten at Monument Academy. She loves her job and enjoys watching the kiddos learn and grow! In her free time, Jessica loves to spend time with others and enjoy all of God’s beautiful creation.


Laura Kennedy

Laura is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in audio engineering. She learned to swingdance in high school, kept with it ever since, and has many years of experience.


Sarah Darnell

With roots in Starz and Colorado Christian University, Sarah is excited to join CYT for a new adventure! Sarah is a mom with a passion for directing who loves anything and everything to do with theatre.


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 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 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!