About CYT Classes

 

Spring class registration OPEN NOW!


Classes will be Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Colorado Springs Christian Schools. Classes begin January 11.


***** 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:
Artistic Makeup Techniques & Cosmetic Tricks- Ages 12-18 12-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Musical Theater- Peter Pan for ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Newsies: Acting & Acro for ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Our Gang: Trolls! Ages 5-7 5-7 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Shake it up, Shakespeare! Ages 12-18 12-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Teen Voice: Worship & Harmonies for ages 13-18 13-18 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
Vocal Vibes for ages 8-12 8-12 Colorado Springs
(Spring 2022)
Colorado Springs Christian Schools Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15

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.


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!


Chloe Welton

My name is Chloe Welton, I have been a performing artist since 2008. I have experience in working with schools, theaters, tour companies, retail shops and professional productions as well. 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 several jobs that required me to teach makeup skills to others. I can also teach you about wigs and how to style or care for them. I've built an array of quick techniques that can help any new performer to feel powerful and beautiful! Shangri-La Aerial Arts is my performance company and is located in Colorado Springs. At Shangri-La we often employ these techniques for our live shows and event entertainment galas. Always trying to better our makeup knowledge and costuming skills along the way! Our performers can all attest to the simplicity and grandness of our looks that dazzle the crowds we perform for.


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.


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.


Nancy Holaday

Nancy has taught theater for years, with an emphasis in Shakespeare. She has produced and directed over 100 shows, ranging from student productions to adult cast shows, winning both local and national awards for her work. She currently teaches at The Classical Academy, and is on the board of directors for Village Arts of Colorado Springs, a faith-based community theater program.


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!