Spring 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.

Spring class registration will open 8:00 AM on Saturday, January 20th! 
*Early Bird Discount of $25 per class for Spring, Conroe and Kingwood locations has concluded. 
*Early Bird for Sugar Land classes available THROUGH FEBRUARY 10th!
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 (Conroe/Willis/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) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Annie 8-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Superhero Slapstick 8-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Seussical 8-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Wicked 12-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Musical Theater: Newsies 10-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: Star Wars 5-7 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: Audition Toolkit 8-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: From the Director's Chair 12-18 East
(Spring 2024)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Jazz 101 8-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Newsies 8-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Leave it all on the Stage! 8-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Scooby-Doo and Zombie Camp 8-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: The Sound of Music 8-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate Voice: Down in New Orleans! 10-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Dancer's Choice 12-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Exploring Acting Styles and Techniques 12-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Our Gang: The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea 5-7 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
Houston (Spring) - Specialty: Scenic Painting Techniques 12-18 Houston
(Spring 2024)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 19 Apr 22
North (Conroe) - Beginner/Intermediate Dance: Taylor Swift Dance! 8-18 North
(Spring 2024)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Beginner/Intermediate Drama: Land of Lost Stories 8-18 North
(Spring 2024)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Beginner/Intermediate Voice: The Little Mermaid 8-18 North
(Spring 2024)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Our Gang: Little Mermaid - Under the Sea 5-7 North
(Spring 2024)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
North (Conroe) - Specialty: Stage Combat 10-18 North
(Spring 2024)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 20 Apr 23
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning Voice: The Greatest Show-This is Me! 8-13 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: The Greatest Show Musical Theater Moves 8-18 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Circus-y Sketch Comedy 10-18 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Life is a Circus! 8-18 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Intermediate Voice: The Greatest Show Comes Alive! 12-18 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Our Gang: Under the Big Top 5-7 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 21 May 16
West (Sugar Land) - Specialty: The Craft of Costuming 12-18 West
(Spring 2024)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 21 May 16

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.

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 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:

Ashlie Driver

I hold two choral music degrees (UT Austin, UH Moores School of Music) and I love my jobs as Executive Director of CYT and Church Music Director. I have been involved as a CYT parent, director and teacher since the fall of 2013. My husband Steve, and children; Maddie, Travis, and Elise, feel incredibly blessed to have found CYT and become so involved...it is our second faith-family! I pray that everyone who becomes part of CYT will experience the joy and love that we have encountered here. To God be the Glory!


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 three children active in CYT, he is happy to have returned to the stage as the Bank Chairman in CCT's Mary Poppins and a member of Congregation in CCT's Hunchback of Notre Dame. 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.


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 Harris

Hello hello! My name is Emily Harris and I am very honored to be teaching at CYT Houston! I found my love for theater early when I participated in my first school play at 9 years old. I started taking theater classes in 7th grade and haven’t looked back since. My CYT journey began in 2016 with the Lion King summer camp, and since then have been in two summer stocks, one CCT show, 18 CYT classes and 12 CYT shows! I am very blessed to come back as an alumni and teach at the place that has taught me so much, and grateful that God has given me the opportunity to teach CYT students.


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.


Hailey Wolfe

Hailey began her theatre journey as a CYT student in 2015, first appearing in the ensemble of Beauty and the Beast Jr. This began a lifelong passion for theatre, and she went on to earn her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma. Hailey now works professionally as an actor and theatre educator in the Houston area, and is so excited to be teaching the next generation of CYT students!


Hannah Yeates

Hannah Yeates has been a part of CYT since 2013 when she began performing and training in voice and acting. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of working as an intern for CCT shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Hello, Dolly!. She is currently studying Music at Abilene Christian University and has been performing as a member of ACU's Opera Workshop and Choirs. Hannah continues to enjoy being involved in community theater, teaching kids, and encouraging them to find passion in the arts and themselves.


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.


Julia Brumfield

Hi, I'm Julia! I'm a CYT alum who loved CYT so much, I had to come back and be a part of this amazing group again! I'm so excited to be teaching drama this semester. Since aging out of CYT I earned my bachelors degree in Visual Development for Film and Animation, and I had a little girl named Jessie who is almost two now! For fun, I love baking, painting, and exploring new parks with Jessie. :)


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.


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!


Nathan Clark

Nate Clark has been involved in theater for most of his life, performing with CYT Houston primarily. He had the opportunity to play roles such as Aladdin, in Aladdin Jr., Baron Bomburst, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Clayton, in Tarzan. In high school, Nate took an additional interest in set work and volunteering backstage. He pursued his undergraduate education at UT, studying drawing, sculpture, and digital media, while coming back to Houston in the summers to teach CYT’s Backstage Ninjas camp. Nate graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, having constructed an 8’ tall interactive steel robot sculpture for his senior thesis project. Since then he attended a semester of welding at TSTC, and currently works full-time in construction.


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.


Savannah Bradshaw

Hi! My name is Savannah Bradshaw, and I am so excited to be one again working with CYT Houston. Over the years I have had the opportunity to act in 11 productions, teach, assistant direct, and choreograph for CYT shows. I have earned my Bachelor's Degree in Ministry and my Master's Degree in Divinity from Houston Christian University, where I am currently working and teaching full-time. I am so excited to be joining the CYT team again!


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.


Tobi White

Tobi is new to CYT but not new to theatre. Finding her love for theatre in middle school, Tobi went on to high school theatre, and majored in Theatre in college earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from William Carey University. Tobi is now a Children's Minister for Sugar Creek Baptist Church and recently completed her Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary. Tobi is excited to get teach theatre again and be part of such a great organization.


Victoria Tonsfeldt

Victoria Tonsfeldt is a vocal performance major at Sam Houston State University, with a deep passion for training young singers to learn a variety of vocal styles, all while maintaining excellent vocal health. She began arts training at a very young age, performing in summer stock musicals, school and church theatrical productions, singing in choirs, and taking voice and piano lessons. Victoria has competed and been awarded in many voice and opera competitions, such as Texoma NATS, Greater Houston NATS, The NOA Robert Hansen Scenes Competition, and SHSU Art Song Festival and Contest. She sang for four years with her University Chorale and Opera Theatre, with which she performed various operas, scenes and musical theatre numbers. She also sings on a worship team and in the church choir. Victoria is thrilled to finally start teaching at CYT, which she has considered a second home since she performed in the CCT Houston production of Beauty and the Beast. She has performed in every CCT Houston production since 2020, and recently began working on CYT artistic teams. She wants every child she teaches to know they were made perfectly by their Creator, and that the best thing they can learn is to praise Him boldly with their own unique voice.


Zoe Marlborough

Zoe has been captivated by live theater since she was a young patron. In 2018, she moved from the audience to performing on stage. Since then she has been a part of over fifteen productions with local theaters including C.Y.T, N.Y.T, and Class Act Productions. Her favorite roles include GUYS & DOLLS (Vernon & Havana Dancer), WHITE CHRISTMAS (Rhoda), ANYTHING GOES (Purity & Featured tapper), and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Gypsy, Soloist, & Citizen of Paris). When she is not on stage performing you can find her teaching kindergarten at Holy House Academy in Houston. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to inspire the next generation of young performers! In all you do give glory to God!