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 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 insure 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.

Our Winter Classes are open for registration NOW!  Find your class and register!

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:
"Show Time" Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
"Show Time" Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
A Cappella Voice 8-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Acting for the Camera 10-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Advanced Improv (Teams +) 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Advanced Tap 8-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
ASL on Broadway! 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
Audition Prep 8-18 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Auditions "Make It There" 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 21
Broadway Lyrical 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
Chet F. Harritt 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Chet F Harritt Elementary Tue 1:45pm - 3:20pm Jan 15 Mar 05
Conquering Auditions and Callbacks 8-12 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
CVLCC (Chula Vista Learning Center Charter) 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter Elementary Fri 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 18 Mar 15
Dance "Show Stoppers" 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 21
Director's Workshop 13-18 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Director's Workshop 13-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Dramatic Improv 13-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Fuerte Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Fuerte Elementary Mon 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 14 Mar 25
Hearst Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hearst Elementary Mon 2:25pm - 3:55pm Jan 14 Mar 18
Hickman Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hickman Elementary Mon 2:30pm - 4:00pm Jan 07 Mar 11
Hill Creek 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Hill Creek Thu 1:45pm - 3:30pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Holmes Elementary 6-13 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Holmes Elementary Wed 12:40pm - 2:10pm Jan 16 Mar 06
Improv* 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
Intermediate Improv 12-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
Intermediate/Advanced Tap - Broadway 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Jamacha Elementary 6-11 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Jamacha Elementary Tue 2:10pm - 3:40pm Jan 15 Mar 05
Jamul School 7-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Jamul Elementary Thu 3:00pm - 4:30pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Jazz 8-14 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Jazz and Broadway 8-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Longfellow Elementary 6-13 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Longfellow Elementary Fri 3:40pm - 5:10pm Jan 18 Mar 15
Marvin Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Marvin Elementary Thu 2:20pm - 3:50pm Jan 17 Mar 07
Mater Dei Juan Diego 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Mater Dei Juan Diego Fri 1:10pm - 2:40pm Jan 11 Mar 08
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
Musical Theater - Matilda 8-12 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Olympic View Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Olympic View Elementary Thu 2:40pm - 4:20pm Jan 17 Mar 07
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Our Gang "Steppin' Out to Broadway" 6-7 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 21
Our Gang - I'll be there for you 6-7 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
Our Gang - Seussical 6-7 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Our Gang NCI 6-7 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
PBE (Pacific Beach Elementary) 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Pacific Beach Elementary Wed 12:25pm - 1:55pm Jan 16 Mar 13
Poinsettia Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Poinsettia Elementary Wed 2:45pm - 4:15pm Jan 30 Mar 13
Raise Your Voice! 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
School of the Madeleine 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
School of the Madeleine Wed 2:55pm - 4:40pm Jan 16 Mar 06
Shadow Hills Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Shadow Hills Elementary Mon 3:15pm - 4:45pm Jan 14 Mar 25
Singing in Harmony 8-14 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Spreckels Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Spreckels Elementary Wed 12:30pm - 2:00pm Jan 23 Mar 13
St Paul's 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Paul's Wed 3:10pm - 4:40pm Jan 09 Feb 27
St. Columba 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Columba Thu 3:10pm - 4:40pm Jan 10 Feb 28
St. Vincent 6-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
St. Vincent Tue 2:55pm - 4:25pm Jan 15 Mar 05
Standley Middle School 12-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Standley Middle Wed 1:50pm - 3:20pm Jan 06 Mar 06
Stomp 10-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
Stunts & Combat 8-12 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Sycamore Canyon Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Sycamore Canyon Elementary Thu 2:30pm - 4:15pm Jan 10 Feb 28
Tierra Bonita Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Tierra Bonita Elementary Mon 2:15pm - 3:45pm Jan 14 Mar 18
Twin Peaks Middle School 11-14 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Twin Peaks Middle School Wed 3:20pm - 4:40pm Jan 16 Mar 13
Voice "Road To Broadway" 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 10 Mar 21
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego Central
(Winter 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 5:30pm Nov 28 Feb 27
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego South County
(Winter 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:00pm Nov 29 Feb 19
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jan 10 Mar 14
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jan 10 Mar 21
Wiggles - 101 Dalmations 4-5 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 5:00pm Jan 08 Mar 12
Wiggles - Seussical! 4-5 San Diego East County
(Winter 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Nov 27 Feb 26
Winter Gardens Elementary 5-7 CYT@school
(Winter 2019)
Winter Gardens Elementary Wed 1:00pm - 2:15pm Jan 09 Feb 27

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.