Fall 2024 Class Registration!

Advance your SKILLS with our fabulous classes! 

At CYT, we believe in EDUCATION before APPLICATION. Our qualified teachers can help your child grow in all disciplines of musical theater! Voice, Dance, Drama, Tech, and Behind the Scenes specialty classes are our forte'! CYT Classes help students get stronger and they are a great place to grow in relationships with others of like interests as well! Class sizes are limited to ensure individualized instruction and encourage a strong community in our learning environments.

Fall class registration will open 8:00 AM on Monday, July 15th! 
*Early Bird Discount of $25 per class until August 1st!
If you have questions about classes, pre-requisites, or the registration process, please email your Class Coordinator:

East (Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita) area - Jen Shoemake at jen@cythouston.org
Houston (Spring/Klein/Woodlands) area - Kristie Erwin at kristie@cythouston.org
North (Magnolia/Woodlands/Conroe/Montgomery) area - Pam Puente at pam@cythouston.org
West (Sugar Land) area - Mary Ramsower at mary@cythouston.org
Project Plays/Master Classes - Mary Ramsower at mary@cythouston.org

Scholarships for 1/2 tuition on classes are available for those who qualify.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Advanced Voice: A Capella - The Greatest Showman 14-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Beginning Voice: My Son Pinocchio 8-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Finding Neverland 8-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Mario Bros- Hunt for the Missing Stars 8-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Theater Movement 8-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate Voice: Mary Poppins Returns 12-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: MJ The Musical 12-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Movement in Acting 12-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: Bluey Adventures 5-8 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: Scenic Painting 10-18 East
(Fall 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: The Greatest Showman 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Dreaming Big - Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Imagining Dr. Seuss 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Tangled 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Contemporary Dance - Stories Through Movement 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Silver Dreams - Film Acting 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Wicked 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Musical Theater: Go the Distance with Disney's Hercules 10-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Our Gang: 101 Dalmatians 5-8 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Houston (Spring) - Specialty: Stage Management 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 19 Oct 14
North (Magnolia) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance (Tap): Step in Time - Mary Poppins 8-18 North
(Fall 2024)
Legacy Christian Academy Tue 6:00pm - 7:50pm Aug 20 Oct 15
North (Magnolia) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Planet Drool 8-18 North
(Fall 2024)
Legacy Christian Academy Tue 6:00pm - 7:50pm Aug 20 Oct 15
North (Magnolia) - Musical Theater: Little Shop of Horrors 12-18 North
(Fall 2024)
Legacy Christian Academy Tue 6:00pm - 7:50pm Aug 20 Oct 15
North (Magnolia) - Our Gang - Moana 5-8 North
(Fall 2024)
Legacy Christian Academy Tue 6:00pm - 7:50pm Aug 20 Oct 15

I have grown up in CYT. It has been a huge part of my life. My love for CYT runs deep because it has given me a place to belong and create with some of my best friends. I am grateful for all my mentors who have helped me grow in my faith and craft. I have also loved that my whole family has been a part of my CYT journey and served alongside each other. CYT has truly been my family.


Royce Reid

About

CYT Houston 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 enroll their children in CYT Houston classes so that they have the opportunity to learn, and that’s exactly what they do! By the end of the session, students will have gained new or improved theater arts skills in the area of emphasis. During the last class session, students will showcase their skills, and it is always exciting to see what they’ve learned! 

Tuition for most classes is $225.

Project Play classes are $295 which includes extra weeks of rehearsal, production elements and 2 tickets to the Play Festival performance of all Project Play classes.  Project Play classes are not offered in every session.

Refund policyNO REFUNDS will be given after classes are purchased, or if in-person classes move to an online format due to government regulations or safety protocols.

NOTE: Students must be enrolled in a CYT Houston class and be between the ages of 8- 18 yrs old in order to be eligible to audition for a show. If a student auditions and is not cast in the show they try out for,  the student may audition for another show in one of our other areas. It is permissible to enroll in classes in one area and audition for a show in another area. However, if you choose this option, please be aware that there may be some overlapping dates with classes or showcases. A class showcase in one location could be scheduled during the same week as a Tech Rehearsal in another location; therefore, Showcase participation would not be possible. Please be sure to check the online calendar for any conflicts before registering. Unfortunately, there is no way to always avoid these schedule conflicts with multiple areas as we must structure our schedules around open venue dates.

Attendance Policy: It is especially important that your student attend classes regularly and that they do not miss the Showcase performance. Many showcase performances rely on every student being present, and other students are affected if one person is missing. CYT Houston is an Educational 501c3 organization, and the classes, and attendance in those classes, allow CYT to maintain our tax-exempt status. All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting the Class Coordinator. Quality performing arts education and character development are primary goals of CYT. Therefore, students should not plan to miss more than two classes. Special consideration may be granted regarding absences due to illness or a family emergency. In these instances, please make requests to the Class Coordinator in advance and as promptly as possible for consideration. Should your child’s attendance in classes (or rehearsals) exceed the maximum allowed absences, he/she is subject to replacement in the production in which they are currently cast and they may be removed from the class Showcase. If your child has a conflict during Showcase, please notify the Class Coordinator and the Instructor as soon as possible. 
There will be no refunds for classes or production fees if a student is removed due to absences.

***CYT reserves the right to make health policy changes as we see fit to preserve the health of the cast and ensure that our classes and shows have the best possible chance of getting through the entire session or run of the show.

Curriculum

CYT Houston offers a wide variety of classes that will enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends! CYT's goal is for our classes to be Vibrant, Imaginative, Inclusive, and Uplifting! 
 
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!

Showcase

Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend, free of charge, CYT Houston's Showcase performance on the last evening of classes. Showcase is the grand finale of each class session, during which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!
 

Teaching Artists

At CYT Houston, a Teaching Artist's mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT Houston Teaching Artists 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 Houston Teaching Artists 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:

Brendan Peoples

Brendan got his start on the stage in 4th grade as one of the tailors in The Emperor's New Clothes and acted through the rest of school and college. With four children active in CYT, he is happy to have returned to the stage with CCT as the Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins, a member of the Congregation in Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Favorite earlier roles include Tommy Djilas (The Music Man), Chaplain (Mother Courage and her Children), and Ed Carmichael (You Can't Take It With You). He sings Baritone in his church choir, helps with the church children's choir, is a Cub Scout Den Leader, and enjoys seeing his children grow in Christ and in confidence at CYT.


Caitlyn Nordeen

Hello :) My name is Caitlyn and I’m so incredibly excited to be teaching this semester at CYT! I recently graduated with a degree in Dramatic Media where I developed my skills as an actor, stage manager, and film maker. Theatre and Film has been a huge passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and I am so excited to share the things I’ve learned and create alongside these amazing young artists.


Dee Willis

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 10 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 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.


Hannah Cook

Hannah Cook has been teaching for two years. She has been in many shows with Lonestar Montgomery, CCT, and The Players Company. Hannah has been dancing for about ten years at various studios in the DFW and Houston area. She has studied dance at Lonestar Montgomery and is transferring to University of Houston to continue her studies. Whenever she is not on stage or in the dance studio, she enjoys drinking coffee while curled up with a good book.


Julie Broussard

I am blessed to teach Our Gang for CYT Houston East. I am a child of God, mother of three beautiful girls and wife to Aaron. I have spent my childhood singing, dancing and performing in school and church productions. At an early age, I knew that I was called to work with children. I earned a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, a M.A. in Psychology, and am a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). I have also previously worked as an elementary school teacher. It is my goal to teach with a loving heart, inspire creativity and encourage children to reach their full potential.


Leslie Reese

Leslie is in her fourth year at Salem Lutheran Church and School where she teaches the theatre classes, directs the school musical, and also serves as the Worship Coordinator for the church. Leslie's love of theatre began at the age of six when she was asked to play Gretl in The Sound of Music. She has been acting, singing, and dancing ever since. She obtained her BFA in Musical Theatre from Elon University in North Carolina, and has many years of experience both onstage performing and backstage directing, choreographing, stage managing, and teaching. Some of her students have even gone on to careers on Broadway and television. Leslie has worked with many theatre companies including A.D. Players, The Alley Theatre, and Red Mountain Theatre. Some of her favorite credits include A Chorus Line, Children of Eden, I Ought to be in Pictures, Steel Magnolias, Annie, Charley's Aunt, 42nd Street, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and The Little Foxes. Previous productions at Salem include Frozen Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Youth Edition, and Dear Edwina Jr. Outside of theatre, Leslie is a huge Astros fan, and loves to travel. She is also a professional organizer and former gymnastics coach. Her favorite Bible verse is Phil 4:13!


Lisa Woods

Lisa is thrilled to be teaching a Musical Theater class this fall! Growing up in a family of performers, her passion for musical theater began at a very early age, and she considers it a huge blessing to be able to work with talented young people who share that same passion. Two of her favorite childhood roles were Amaryllis (The Music Man) and Brigitta (The Sound of Music). MUCH more recently, she has been part of three CCT productions — The Hunchback of Notre Dame (statue), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts) and Hello Dolly! (Dolly Levi). Lisa has two children who were part of CYT for several years. In the past she has enjoyed serving on numerous costume and mic committees and being a part of six previous CYT artistic teams as a vocal director, assistant director, and director. She has also taught vocal, musical theater, and puppetry/ventriloquism classes for CYT North and East.


Melody Johnson

Melody has been dancing for 25 years. She is classically trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz with Excelsior School of Dance and Performing Arts (Sonshine Curriculum, ABT Curriculum). She has also received training in ballroom, hip hop, acrobatics, fosse, tap, acting, and stage combat. Melody has worked as a professional freelance choreographer for 15 years, partnering with many theater and film companies around the Spring/Houston area. In 2010 Melody founded her professional dance company, ReFine Arts Productions. Since then, she has produced several original productions in the Conroe, Spring, and Houston areas. Melody's original choreography has been seen in many shows and festivals, including RAW Artists, and the Houston Fringe Festival. Melody has won multiple awards for her choreography, including the Broadway World Regional award for Best Choreographer in Houston. Her shows have been included in the top five things to see in Houston by Houston Press.


Morgan Yovanovich [Teacher]

Howdy! I’m Morgan and am thrilled to be teaching classes for CYT! I’ve participated in dance, to include ballet, tap, jazz and partner dancing, since the age of 4 and in musical theater productions since the age of 12. I found my real theater family after moving to Texas my freshman year of high school and joining CYT where I participated in 17 productions throughout high school. My hope is that all students at CYT will be blessed with the same joy, friendships, love of theater and growth in faith that I’ve experienced here!


Paula-Beth Toller

Paula-Beth is so grateful the Lord led her family to CYT! She became involved in the arts as a young child, and being deeply impacted by the teachers in her life, Paula-Beth knew from an early age she wanted to be able to share her love and knowledge of music with others. Before relocating to the Houston area, Paula-Beth served as the Vocal Director for Stars Theater Company in Bedford. She has also directed children’s choirs throughout Texas and Illinois, has over 25 years experience as a private music teacher, and holds a BA in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. Her focus on musical instruction is to encourage students to reach their highest potential in a fun and energetic environment while learning they're never too young to use their gifts for God's glory. While she loves performing on stage, her favorite roles in life are that of wife and mom. She serves alongside her husband in ministry, and all four of their kids are involved in CYT. Paula-Beth is thankful for the outlet that CYT provides her to be able to combine her love for the Lord with her passion for the arts.


Stacy Hamsher

I have an Masters of Arts in Speech Communication and Theatre from Arkansas State University. I have been a part of many theatre productions but my favorite roles were Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest, Babe in Crimes of the Heart and Luciana in Boys from Syracuse. I am excited to share my love of theatre with my four children and all the children in CYT.


Vanessa Pribble

Vanessa Pribble has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Design from Texas State University. She worked in all areas of advertising and graphic design in Austin, Texas before earning a teaching certificate in Art and jumping into the classroom. Vanessa’s favorite mediums are paint and collage and she enjoys anything that lets her get creative. She was a CYT mom for 8 years and enjoys working with students behind the scenes to bring their skills to the stage.