Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Beginning Drama: Ace the Audition 8-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang! Trolls 5-7 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Beginning Dance: Tap 8-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Beginning Musical Theater: All Shook Up 8-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Beginning Voice for Girls: Happily Ever After 8-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Tap 11-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Intermediate/Advanced Drama: CONQUER YOUR CALLBACK 12-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: Hairspray 12-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Specialty Drama: Story Theatre Class 12-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
East (Kingwood) Technical: Bye Bye Birdie Backstage Chaos 12-18 East
(Spring 2020)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:40pm Feb 18 Apr 21
North (Conroe) - Advanced Dance: Samba! 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Acting Success! 8-18 North
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Aladdin! 8-12 North
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Improv for Teens 13-18 North
(Spring 2020)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Musical Theater Dance 8-15 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Sketch Comedy 8-12 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Frozen 2 8-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Aladdin! 8-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Costumes 101 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: The Greatest Showman 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Highlights from Hamilton 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Our Gang! Veggie Tales 5-7 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North (Spring) - Stage Combat: The Art of Faking the Fight 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20
North(Spring) - Radio Theater 12-18 North
(Spring 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 17 Apr 20

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:

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.


Cayse Shirley

I’m a former teacher currently homeschooling my two children, Bekah (16) and Ryan (13). Our family has been blessed for the last 5 years we have participated in CYT. I’m honored to be teaching a class this session!


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!


Drew Schulz

I fell in love with theater as a teen, taking classes and doing shows with CYT Houston. Since then I have earned a Bachelors in History, as well as becoming an instructor of Historical European Martial Arts. I have always loved fantasy and historical dramas, precisely because they feature exciting sword fights and battle sequences. I'm beyond thrilled to finally bring my knowledge and experience back to CYT and help train the next generation of performers.


Emily Curda

A recent graduate of Oak Ridge High School, I am currently attending Lone Star College- NH/CHI Cosmetology. 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. I hope my students will enjoy learning my favorite aspect of musical theater as much as I do!


Emily Bauserman

I love all things dance, but my favorite is tap and ballet. I trained with many dance studios in Louisiana while growing up, and was on pointe by the early age of 9. I was captain of my high school dance line and was on our college dance line at Northwestern State University. I have been a dance instructor for many years. One of the most rewarding parts of being a dance teacher is watching a student go through the process from frustration to delight in learning a new skill. I also hold a certificate in Rhythm Works Integrative Dance that allows me to teach dance skills to children and adults with developmental disabilities. I love to vacation in the mountains of Colorado, and spend time with family. A fun fact about me is that I carried the Olympic torch in 1984 on horseback.


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!


Jessica Lewis

I enjoy homeschooling my three children. I love dance and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the fact that CYT allows me to combine the two. My dance and choreography experience has been primarily in ballet and modern, but I have enjoyed years of tap and jazz also. I have a BA in ballroom dance from Brigham Young University.


Kelly Howard


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.


Rebecca McDowell

Hello. My name is Rebecca McDowell and I have been a parent volunteer, show coordinator, camp coordinator, assistant director, director, and teacher with CYTH since 2012 when my daughter, James, performed in her first CYT production, "The Wizard of Oz". I directed "Elf, Jr., the Musical" in 2018, and had the BEST time with my cast, crew, and families!! YAY! I have loved all of these important roles and I am thankful to be part of CYT Houston! I love Jesus, my kids, my family and friends, my pets, and my students. I also teach English and formal writing to homeschool kids and I volunteer with the Players Theatre Company in Conroe, Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the classes I am teaching this session. Rebecca@CYTHouston.org God is good!


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!


Savannah Bradshaw

CYT was my first exposure to theatre and I have thankfully been involved ever since! Along with theatre, I trained in dance for thirteen years and have been blessed to be the choreographer for two wonderful CYT shows: Charlotte's Web and Seussical the Musical! I attend Houston Baptist University and I am currently working on my Master of Divinity. I am excited to share the love of Christ through theatre.


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!