Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Advanced Musical Theater: Newsies 10-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Beginning Dance: Jazz Basics 8-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Beginning Drama: Villains on the Loose 8-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Beginning Voice: Elf! 8-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Comedy/Improv: Mission: IMPROV-ible 12-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: All About Jazz! 10-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang! The Greatest Showman 5-7 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: Advanced Makeup 12-18 East
(Winter 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Nov 19 Feb 04
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Hairspray! the Musical 8-14 North
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Nov 21 Feb 06
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice - Mary Poppins Returns 8-18 North
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Nov 21 Feb 06
North (Conroe) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Comedy Through the Ages 12-18 North
(Winter 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Nov 21 Feb 06
North (Spring) - Advanced Musical Theater: Shrek the Musical 12-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Contemporary Dance 8-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Monologues 101 8-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: High School Musical 8-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Best of Broadway! 12-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Our Gang! Toy Story 5-7 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) - Specialty: Set Design 12-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03
North (Spring) Beginning/Intermediate Voice - Mary Poppins Returns 8-18 North
(Winter 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 18 Feb 03

About

CYT offers classes for students ages 5-18 throughout the school year. Classes include drama, voice, dance, and behind-the-scenes training in makeup, costumes, tech, and more. Classes are held for two hours once a week and run for nine consecutive weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Class sizes are small and offer supervision both inside and outside the classroom. Each session culminates in a high-energy showcase to demonstrate to family, friends, and fellow students the skills acquired.
 
Parents send their children to CYT classes to learn, and that’s exactly what they will do! At the end of a CYT session, your student will come away with a new or improved skill in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy Showcase is presented by each class to show other students, family, and friends all they’ve learned. 

Tuition for most classes is $200. Multiple discount registrations for families will apply ($10 off second enrollment, third enrollment and all subsequent enrollments) when registering for classes unless there is an early bird discount being offered.

Refund policy - A $25.00 processing fee will applied to class refunds requested at least 2 weeks prior to the first night class. No refunds will be given for requests made closer that 2 weeks to the first night. Being registered in a class is required for auditioning for a show. If a student auditions for a show, there will be no refund given for their class, even if the request is made more than 2 weeks before the first night of class.

NOTE: You must be enrolled in a CYT class and between the ages of 8- 18yrs old in order to be eligible to audition for a show. We try not to cut, but in the case where a student auditions for a show and they are cut from the production, they can go audition for another show in one of our other areas. CYT now has the option to enroll in classes in one area and audition for a show in another area. However, if you decide to choose this option please be aware there may be some overlapping dates, especially in the area of showcase. For example, your class showcase could be scheduled the same week as your tech rehearsal so therefore you would not be able to participate in the showcase. Please be sure to check the online calendar for any conflicts before registering. There is no way to avoid these schedule conflicts with multiple areas as we must structure our schedules around open venue dates.


*Class attendance is mandatory because we are an educational 501(c)3. Students who miss 3 classes in one session will have to be removed from the class and any production they may be cast in for that session. There will be no refunds for classes or production fees if a student is removed due to absences.

If you have additional questions about classes, please email our Class Coordinators:

Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita area - Robyn Flanery at robyn@cythouston.org

Spring/Klein/Woodlands area - Dawn Leal at dawn@cythouston.org

Conroe area - Jeannie Bailey at jeannie@cythouston.org


Scholarships are available.  Apply Now!

CYT was one of the many things that has made me who I am today. Being a part of this organization brought me out of my shell and out into the musical world! Christian Youth Theater is a wonderful organization and one of the best decisions I've ever made!


Kayli Curda

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. 

Current Teachers:

Ariel Flanery

My family has been involved in CYT for 7 years and I have volunteered on makeup committees for several shows. I'm a Professional Makeup Artist and my business is Makeup by Ariel. I have done makeup for seniors, prom/homecoming, weddings, and stage makeup. I'm excited to be teaching makeup classes for CYT Houston!


Ashley Axsom

My name is Ashley Axsom, I have been dancing since the young age of 3 and haven’t stopped since! I grew up dancing at Profusion Performing Arts where I have had training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern/contemporary, tap, and musical theatre! I am currently pursuing a career in Theatre as a dancer/singer, I have been teaching dance for about 4 years and I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience of dance with other aspiring dancers and students!


Beth Spear

I’m a mom of 6 kids and a grandma of 2! My youngest two kids enjoy participating in CYT classes and shows. I am certified to teach theatre for elementary through high school in Texas and have loved performing and directing in high school, college, and communities I have lived in. I love guiding CYT students in developing their talent and passion for theatre with Christian values at the forefront.


Brandon Christian

I'm the Worship Associate/Director at First Baptist Humble! I help lead worship and the volunteer production team every Sunday and during the week. I love all things music from performing to the production side. I've been in musical productions at Atascocita High School along with being in production since I was 12. Also Hamilton is my fav


Caiya Velasco

Caiya began her dance training at the age of 3 . She has studied classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz and lyrical and performed with various ballet schools, CYT, TUTS and ReFine Arts. She is currently a company member of Cirque La Vie, a Houston based circus arts performing company.


Dee Willis

I am so excited for the 2019-2020 season at CYT Houston! I have been a part of CYT since 2010 when my daughter joined this wonderful organization. She is now all grown up with kids of her own and I'm so happy to still be with CYT! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music in Therapy from Sam Houston State University and I LOVE to sing! During the past 9 years I have been honored to serve at CYT in the capacity of Costumer, Teacher, Director, Vocal Director, Tour Group Director, Show Coordinator, and CYT@school Coordinator. I'm so blessed that God has given me the opportunity to work with so many talented individuals and to share His love with others through CYT!


Emily Curda

A recent graduate of Oak Ridge High School, I am currently attending Lone Star College- Montgomery and majoring in Theater Education. I trained in dance at Texas Academy of Dance Arts in ballet, jazz, tap, & hip hop. I can currently be seen performing in professional musical theater productions with Art Factory Houston. After more than 10 years and over 20 productions in CYT Houston since the age of 8 years old, I am thrilled to be able to share the gifts I received growing up in CYT with a whole new generation. Although I have taught and choreographed summer camps, I am excited to be teaching my first class during a full session. I hope my students will enjoy learning my favorite aspect of musical theater as much as I do!


Jenifer Shoemake

Hi! My name is Jen Shoemake, and I am beyond thrilled to be teaching Beginning Drama with CYT this winter. I have been a part of CYT since 2015. I have served as a teacher, camp mom, committee member, Artistic Team intern and most importantly, parent! I grew up loving theater and feel right at home on the stage and behind the scenes. I am looking so forward to working with all of the children God is sending our way, and helping them glorify Christ through the arts!


Liz Curtin

Liz Curtin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Theatre Arts and Secondary Education. Liz has performed in various roles in professional and community theatre in NYC, London and Houston, as well as work in commercials and voice overs. Ms Curtin began her teaching career at Jersey village high school, and has taught English and theatre at Cy Falls high school, Tomball High School, and St Anthony of Padua Catholic School. “My greatest joy is watching my students bloom into confident and passionate performers. In my experience, the kids who fear the spotlight the most are the ones who bask in the pure joy of the it once we work to conquer that fear!”


Reagan Smalley

My name is Reagan Smalley and I am so excited to be teaching at CYT! This organization is where I first developed my passion for theatre and I am so excited to instill that passion in the next generation of CYT students. I have a bachelors degree in Theatre from Biola University in Los Angelas California. Additionally, at my church I lead children ages 2-13 in small groups as well as worship for over five years. My prayer is that I may help develop your child's passion for theatre as well as their relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that our God is a creative God and through the power of theatre we can bring honor and glory to His name.


Sarah Steindl

Sarah has been acting since she knew how to play pretend and began writing her own plays and putting them on with her friends when she was six. Fast forward 15 years to when she graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre Arts. She currently serves as a teaching assistant with the A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy, and her favorite role to date is the goofy, adorable Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto in "Steel Magnolias." She is so pumped to begin this new journey with CYT and can't wait to meet everyone's smiling faces!


Stacey Brednich

Hello! My name is Stacey Brednich and although I am originally from Alabama, I am happy to call Texas my home. I have two degrees in education and spent around 15 years teaching in a mix of public and private schools. I even had the honor of teaching a year in Uganda. I am currently homeschooling my two daughters, Marin and Hollis, and love every minute of it. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of being an assistant director for a few middle school productions like James and Giant Peach and Jungle Book. Theater is a true joy and I am so excited to give your little ones a glimpse into the stage!


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!