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 Spring Classes are now open for enrollment!  Check out our offering below!

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 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Advanced Dance Technique - Jitterbug Jive! 13-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Advanced Harmonies 12-18 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Allen Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Allen Elementary Fri 1:50pm - 3:30pm Apr 12 May 31
ASL on Broadway Beg. & Int. 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Ballroom Dancing 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Beginning Improv 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Beginning Voice - Spongebob the Musical! 8-12 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Beginning/Intermediate Tap 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Boulder Oaks Elementary 6-11 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Boulder Oaks Tue 3:15pm - 4:45pm Apr 02 Jun 04
Cajon Park School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Cajon Park Mon 1:45pm - 3:20pm Apr 01 Jun 10
Chet F. Harritt School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Chet F Harritt Elementary Tue 1:45pm - 3:20pm Apr 02 Jun 04
Conquering Auditions & Callbacks 8-14 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Fuerte Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Fuerte Elementary Mon 1:10pm - 2:40pm Apr 01 Jun 10
Hearst Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Hearst Elementary Mon 2:25pm - 3:55pm Apr 01 May 20
Hickman Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Hickman Elementary Mon 2:30pm - 4:00pm Apr 01 May 20
Hill Creek School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Hill Creek Thu 1:45pm - 3:30pm Apr 04 Jun 06
Hip Hop 10-18 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Hip Hop & Jazz 8-18 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Holmes School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Holmes Elementary Wed 12:40pm - 2:10pm Apr 10 May 29
Improv 12-18 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Improv Basics 10-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Improv Basics 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Spring 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 28 Jun 06
Improv Team 13-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Intermediate Body Percussion / Rhythm Tap 12-18 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Intermediate Leaps & Turns 8-18 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Intermediate Tap & Body Percussion 11-18 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Intermediate Tap/Jazz Combo 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Spring 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 28 Jun 06
Jamacha Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Jamacha Elementary Tue 2:10pm - 3:40pm Apr 02 Jun 04
Jamul School 7-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Jamul Elementary Thu 3:00pm - 4:30pm Apr 04 Jun 05
Jitterbug! 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Lakeview Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Lakeview Elementary Wed 1:10pm - 2:40pm Apr 03 May 29
Longfellow School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Longfellow Elementary Fri 3:40pm - 5:10pm Apr 05 May 31
Marvin Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Marvin Elementary Thu 2:20pm - 3:50pm Apr 04 May 23
Mater Dei Juan Deigo Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Mater Dei Juan Diego Fri 1:10pm - 2:40pm Mar 15 May 31
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Musical Theater 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Spring 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 28 Jun 06
Musical Theater 8-14 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Olympic View Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Olympic View Elementary Thu 2:40pm - 4:20pm Apr 11 May 30
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 7:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Our Gang - Dr. Seuss 6-7 San Diego North County Coastal
(Spring 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 28 Jun 06
Our Gang - Going Buggy! 6-7 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Our Gang - Peter Pan 6-7 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Our Lady of Grace School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Our Lady of Grace Thu 3:05pm - 4:35pm Mar 28 May 30
Poinsettia Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Poinsettia Elementary Wed 2:45pm - 4:15pm Mar 20 May 08
Raise Your Voice 8-12 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
School of the Madeleine 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
School of the Madeleine Wed 2:55pm - 4:40pm Mar 20 May 15
Show Choir 12-18 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Spreckels Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Spreckels Elementary Wed 12:30pm - 2:00pm Apr 10 May 29
St. Gregory the Great 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
St. Gregory the Great Tue 2:40pm - 4:10pm Mar 19 May 14
St. Martin of Tours- Thursday 9-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
St. Martin of Tours Academy - Thursdays Thu 2:40pm - 4:10pm Apr 04 May 16
St. Martin of Tours- Tuesdays 6-10 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
St. Martin of Tours Academy- Tuesdays Tue 2:40pm - 4:10pm Apr 02 May 16
St. Therese School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
St. Therese Academy Tue 3:20pm - 4:50pm Apr 02 May 28
St. Vincent School 6-14 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
St. Vincent Tue 2:55pm - 4:25pm Apr 02 May 28
Standley Middle School 11-15 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Standley Middle Wed 1:50pm - 3:20pm Apr 03 May 22
Stunts and Stage Combat 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Sycamore Canyon Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Sycamore Canyon Elementary Thu 1:15pm - 2:45pm Mar 21 May 30
Theater Dance! 8-14 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Theatrical Makeup 10-18 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Theatrical Makeup 10-18 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Tierra Bonita Elementary 6-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Tierra Bonita Elementary Mon 2:15pm - 3:45pm Mar 25 May 20
Turtleback Elementary 7-12 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Turtleback Elementary Fri 1:00pm - 2:30pm Apr 05 May 31
Twin Peaks Middle 11-15 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Twin Peaks Middle School Wed 3:20pm - 4:50pm Mar 20 May 15
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego East County
(Spring 2019)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Mar 05 May 21
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Inland
(Spring 2019)
Rancho Bernardo Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Mar 21 May 23
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Coastal
(Spring 2019)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Mar 28 Jun 06
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego Central
(Spring 2019)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 5:30pm Mar 06 May 22
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego South County
(Spring 2019)
Sweetwater Community Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 14 May 28
Wiggles - Moana 4-5 San Diego Tri-City
(Spring 2019)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 5:00pm Mar 19 Jun 04
Winter Gardens Elementary 5-7 CYT@school
(Spring 2019)
Winter Gardens Elementary Wed 1:00pm - 2:15pm Apr 03 May 29

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.