About CYT Classes

CYT offers theatrical classes for children ages 4-18 over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. CYT classes meet once a week for 10 weeks, and run for 2 hours (1 hour for ages 4-5). Classes are available for students of any level of experience, with offerings ranging from drama, dance, vocal, and improv, to specialty classes like makeup design, puppetry, and so much more. 

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.
View Showcase Information Here.

CYT Master Classes

An opportunity for advanced students to fine-tune and expand their skills in a specific focus of the arts. In an effort to serve experienced students who strive to become more well-rounded in their craft, CYT’s Master Classes offer a more in-depth and fast-paced journey of arts education. Master Classes are offered in a variety of exciting advanced skill sets that are not as commonly seen in our 10 week sessions. Due to the intensive nature of these classes, they may be offered in a different timeline than our traditional classes (example: a 3 hour class that meets each week for 5 weeks). Master Classes do not have a showcase at the end of the class, but students may be asked to demonstrate a sample of their learning at the chapters showcase on week 10.
*Participating in a CYT Master Class makes you eligible to audition for a CYT production in the same session.
Winter Master Classes Include: 
Prep for Success  •  Storytelling Thru Song  •  Choreography Bootcamp

CYT Workshops

CYT workshops are an incredible way to gain quick experience in a variety of skills and trades. Workshops come in all shapes and sizes, and range from single-day intensives in the arts, to week-long trainings in leadership and college prep. Learn from special guest educators who are experts in their field, and gain knowledge from working professionals from San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and more. Workshops are offered throughout San Diego County all year long. Make sure you hear about them! Be sure to follow us (CYT San Diego) on Facebook and Instagram to hear about our upcoming Workshops.

*Note: Enrollment in a CYT Workshop does not make you eligible to audition for a CYT production.
Workshops coming soon!

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.

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:
Accents and Dialects 10-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Advanced Character Study 13-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Advanced Tap Techniques 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Auditions A-Z 8-14 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Auditions A-Z 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Broadway Solos through the Ages 8-12 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Broadway Tap 8-15 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Character Acting 13-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Comedy and Drama 8-14 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Comedy and Drama 8-14 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Elevating The Voice 8-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Fundamentals of Improv 10-14 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Improvathon Teams PLUS 12-18 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Improvathon Teams PLUS 12-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Intermediate Broadway Tap 10-18 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Intermediate Broadway Tap 10-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
MASTER CLASS Choreography Bootcamp 13-18 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 08 Feb 05
MASTER CLASS Prep for Success 13-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 7:30pm Jan 07 Feb 04
MASTER CLASS Story-Telling Thru Music 13-18 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 8:00pm Jan 06 Feb 10
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Musical Theater 8-12 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Musical Theater ACT 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2020)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 09 Mar 12
Musical Theater DANCE 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2020)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 09 Mar 12
Musical Theater Jazz 8-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Musical Theater SING 8-18 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2020)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 09 Mar 12
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2020)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 09 Mar 12
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Our Gang 6-7 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Our Gang - Aladdin 6-7 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:00pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Theatrical Stage Makeup 12-18 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Tuesday Night Live 12-18 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Wednesday Night Live! 13-18 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 6:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego East County
(Winter 2020)
San Diego Performing Arts Center Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Dec 03 Mar 03
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Coastal
(Winter 2020)
Horizon Prep Christian Schools Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jan 09 Mar 12
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego Central
(Winter 2020)
Correia Middle School Wed 4:30pm - 5:30pm Dec 04 Feb 26
Wiggles 4-5 San Diego North County Inland
(Winter 2020)
Existence Church Tue 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Wiggles - Heroes and Villains 4-5 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24
Wiggles - Mulan 4-5 San Diego Tri-City
(Winter 2020)
Carlsbad Community Church Tue 4:00pm - 5:00pm Jan 07 Mar 10
Wiggles Circus 4-5 San Diego South County
(Winter 2020)
Sweetwater Community Church Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm Dec 09 Feb 24

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. Please review our qualification levels here.  If you qualify, click below for our scholarship application.  E-mail Managing Director, Laura Bertagnolli, at laura@cytsandiego.org with any questions.