About

CYT offers classes for children ages 4-18 over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes for students ages 6 and up last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks at $235 for the session. For students ages 4-5, weekly classes last for 1 hour and run for 10 consecutive weeks at $130 for the session. 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.

Check out our Fall 2019 class listing here!

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. CYT San Diego offers classes in acting, dancing, and singing, as well as specialty classes. Specialty classes include curriculum such as special effects makeup, prop making, theater tech, and more! Please note these classes vary per session.
 

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!

CYT@school

CYT@school brings the same energy and education from our regular classes straight into your school! CYT San Diego partners with public and private schools throughout San Diego County to bring the arts to their students.

The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students perform in an end-of-session Showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. Our teachers are enthusiastic positive role models who lead and inspire.

CYT@school programs are listed below with the rest of our classes. However, only students attending that school may sign up for the program.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Advanced Acting Techniques 14-18 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
ASL On Broadway 12-18 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Audition Workshop - Be in the Know 8-12 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Auditions A to Z 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Cold Readings - Go Big or Go Home 12-18 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Cold Readings - Go Big or Go Home 12-18 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Elevating the Voice 8-18 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Fundamentals of Improv 10-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Go Out Swingin' - Partner Dance! 12-18 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Hip Hop 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Fall 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 05 Nov 14
Improv - The Next Step 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Fall 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 05 Nov 14
Improv - The Next Step 12-18 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Improv - The Next Step 13-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Intermediate/Advanced Dance 13-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Musical Improv 12-18 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Musical Improv 12-18 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Musical Theater - Broadway Beats 8-12 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Musical Theater - Broadway Beats 8-12 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Musical Theater - Coco! 8-12 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Musical Theater - World of Disney 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Fall 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 05 Nov 14
Our Gang - Disney Pixar's Coco 6-7 San Diego North County Coastal
(Fall 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 05 Nov 14
Our Gang - Disney Pixar's Coco 6-7 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Our Gang - Disney’s Jungle Book 6-7 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Our Gang - Off to Neverland 6-7 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Our Gang - Toy Story! 6-7 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Our Gang - Toy Story! 6-7 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Show Choir 8-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Teen Improv 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Theater Dance - Welcome to the 60's 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Theater Jazz 10-18 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Theater Jazz 8-18 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Theatrical Puppetry 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Theatrical Stage Makeup 8-18 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Training The Voice 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Inland
(Fall 2019)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Aug 27 Oct 29
Wiggles - Disney Magic 4-5 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11
Wiggles - Going to the Zoo 4-5 San Diego East County
(Fall 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Aug 20 Oct 29
Wiggles - Mary Poppins 4-5 San Diego Tri-City
(Fall 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 5:00pm Aug 27 Nov 05
Wiggles - Off to Neverland 4-5 San Diego North County Coastal
(Fall 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Sep 05 Nov 14
Wiggles - Off to Neverland 4-5 San Diego Central
(Fall 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 5:00pm - 6:00pm Aug 21 Oct 30
Wiggles - Tappin' Toes 4-5 San Diego South County
(Fall 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm Aug 26 Nov 11

Have Questions?

Don't worry, we have answers! Just follow the link below to read through our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also send an email to contactus@cytsandiego.org and we will get back to you promptly!

Inquiring about scholarships?

CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click below for our scholarship application.  E-mail Co-Founder, Sheryl Russell, at srussell@cyt.org with any questions.