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High school Youth Pursuing Excellence

The goal of HYPE is to challenge and grow the advanced students of CYT to be leaders in and outside of CYT, and get involved by serving the community around them. To look at all aspects of theater, not just from the actor’s point of view. And to continue to grow as an individual, committing themselves to excellence in all they do.

Each September, HYPE welcomes new High School applicants (ages 14-18) for the current year. Students involved in HYPE will participate in on-going service projects like drama workshops with at-risk kids at Youth Life Foundation, international missions fundraising, CYT mentoring, ... READ MORE

Improv Team

Acting without a script? That’s Improv! This class teaches basic improvisational skills as well as perfecting students’ abilities to think on their feet! Students will learn how to create a scene, character, and conflict in a matter of seconds as they master the rules of improvisational acting. If you are 13-18 in this class, you are eligible to audition for the Competitive Improv team on the first day of class. The Competitive Improv team will rehearse during class time while our non-competitive team will continue to develop their skills and build their confidence.

Encore! A CYT Tour Group

Mission Statement: We are the ambassadors of CYT San Antonio to the community - building relationships, inspiring, and connecting with others through professional quality performances.

Encore! A CYT Tour Group is a perforance troupe of students from CYT San Antonio dedicated to spreading the ministry of CYT to the community. Each August Encore! holds auditions (ages 13-18) for a one year committment to the tour group. Students involved in Encore! will rehearse weekly to prepare shorter showcases which will be presented to the community and a musical revue which will be performed at the end of the year for the CYT San Antonio affiliate. Students in the Tour ... READ MORE

The CYT Decathalon  —  A National CYT Award

The CYT Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character that is consistent with CYT values. The Decathlon Award will be awarded to students, aged 16-18, who have met the following requirements, within the past five years:


1. Completion of 2 Music Classes*
2. Completion of 2 Dance Classes (must be different styles)*
3. Completion of 2 Drama Classes*
4. Completion of 2 Specialty Classes (Improv, makeup, technical, costume design, audition workshop, etc.)* One week of CYT Middle School/High School Camp may be substituted ... READ MORE

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