Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting 101 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Acting for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 18 Oct 20
CYT’s Acapella Project 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Dance for Teens: West Side Story 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Improv for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Improv for Teens! 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Mini Movers - Dance for 6-7 Year Olds 6-7 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Monologues & Character Development for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Musical Theater for Kids! - MONDAYS! 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Musical Theater for Kids! - THURSDAY! 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Musical Theater for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Our Gang! 4-7 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Prop Design 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Sell a Song 10-13 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 15 Oct 17
Stage Make-up for Kids 8-10 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Tap for Kids - Level 1 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Tap for Teens - Level 1 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Voice for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 18 Oct 20
Wiggles and Giggles 4-5 New Braunfels
(Fall 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 18 Oct 20

About

CYT offers classes for students ages 4-18 throughout the school year. Classes include drama, voice, dance, and behind-the-scenes training in makeup, costumes, tech, and more. Classes are held for one and a half to two hours once a week and run for ten 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 that they've learned.

CYT registration fees cover the whole session. We think that's pretty cool! Sibling discounts are also applied on multi-sibling registrations. The session calendar can be found as a pdf at the top of this page. 

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 5-8 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

Curriculum

CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make friends! Our curriculums are developed by teachers, directors, and performers both at our local branch and from CYT Inc. These classes vary per session and are modified depending on the class.

Some of our classes include:
Wiggles and Giggles - An Introduction to the arts (4-5)
Our Gang - Theater Basics for Kids (6-7)
Acting 101 (8-12)
Voice for Kids (8-12)
Musical Theater for Kids (8-12)
Tap for Kids (8-12)
Hip Hop for Kids (8-12)
Voice for Teens (13-18)
Theatrical Street Jazz (13-18)
Shakespeare for Teens (13-18)
Off the Top of Your Head - Improv (13-18)
CYT Players - A One Act style acting class (13-18)
Set the Stage - an introduction to theatrical design (13-18)

Teachers

A CYT Teacher (or as we call them, Teaching Artist) has a mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. Teaching Artists  are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. Many of them actively performing and working in the performing arts industry, or working as educators outside of CYT either in the education system or in dance studios, private studios, and more. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals. All our Teaching Artists at CYT have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our Teaching Artists truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn!

We strive to not just teach theater arts skills in our classes, but life skills through the arts. All of our instruction is tailored to the students in our classes, and each instructor brings something different to the classes we offer. No two CYT classes will ever look the exactly the same!

FAQ's for Classes

How do I register for a class?
Set up a Family Account before you register for classes!
  1. Click on the "person" icon at top right corner of our website (to right of "DONATE" on any page).
  2. Click on "NEW ACCOUNT" in the pop up window.
  3. Fill out the information required, with the parent's info first.
  4. To add a child to the account, click on the +Family Member button.
If you are already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Register for Classes- Go to the "Classes" page
  2. First select your "Student's Age"
  3. Click on the Class Name of your choice
  4. Click on the "Register Now" button
  5. Select the family member that will be in the class.
Are parents allowed to sit in during classes?
While we love to have parents involved at CYT, classes are closed. This is for several reasons. Some students do not perform well with parental supervision, and other students sometimes get nervous when another related parent is in the room. We also want the Showcase performance to be an awesome surprise for you and your family! If you feel like you need to sit in on a class for any reason, please contact our Class Coordinator.

What should we expect on the first day of class?
When you arrive, you'll be greeted by our staff and our HYPE team! We'll make sure we have you registered in the right class, then all parents and students will head into our Main Studio Room for a brief welcome meeting before the students head to class. If it is you first time in a CYT Class, one of our HYPE Students will be available to answer any questions and help your student feel at home! Our Class Coordinator will send out an email with specific instructions for the first night of class, so be on the lookout for that!

What does my child need to bring to class?
A water bottle, a pencil, closed toe shoes, and good attitude are all good things to have! If your child needs anything specific to their class (especially for dance classes) you should receive an email from your instructor detailing what you need.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds are not issued once classes begin. Classes cancelled two weeks before start date are subject to a $25 cancellation/processing fee. For any questions, please contact our Managing Director at md@cytsanantonio.org

I've already registered for a class, but I want to switch to a different class. Is that ok?
We are totally fine with students moving to another class. HOWEVER, any requests to move to another class must be submitted and approved two weeks before the class begins. If you need to switch classes in that two week time period, a $25 fee will apply.

Current Teachers:

Bailey Garner

Bailey Garner is excited to be working with your kids this session! Her love of music started when she joined the Texas Children's Choir. As a four year member, she had the incredible opportunity to perform at both the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York City. With CYT she developed her skills in musical theater and found her calling. With performances in 7 CYT shows, her skills have really grown. She has also stepped behind the curtain as the stage manager for many of our shows as well. She has a passion for working with the little one both at CYT and First Baptist Kids Academy where she is the teaching assistant for the kindergarten class. She thanks God for for second family here at CYT and the opportunity to share her love of theater with others.


Bobby Tschoepe

A native Texan, Bobby Tschoepe is recent graduate of Texas Lutheran University receiving his Music Education degree with Vocal Emphasis. Bobby has performed in many environments, including church dramas, choirs, and several worship teams, including his home church, Northpoint. Bobby is currently an active performer at the Magik Theater in San Antonio and has also been seen at the The Public Theater of San Antonio (Newsies as Crutchie) and has also recently performed at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin in The Little Mermaid (Jetsam) & Shrek the Musical (Pinocchio). As a CYT alumni, Bobby has been in shows including Peter Pan Jr. and Seussical the Musical, and he has assisted with several seasons of CYT shows in multiple capacities, including directing, choreography, music, green room, tech and backstage crew. He enjoys helping kids develop the gifts and abilities God has given them. Bobby looks forward to working further with our awesome CYT students and parents this year, and looks forward to an awesome season of classes and shows! Psalms 92 and 103


Claudia Martinez

Claudia is so excited to be teaching this session here at CYT! Having a passion for theatre and dance, she’s been performing since she was 13. Claudia is an alumnus of CYT, with four years of classes, shows, and wonderful memories she holds dear to her heart. Claudia recently earned her Associate of Arts in Teaching and is attending the University of the Incarnate Word to pursue a degree in elementary education. Claudia has been teaching and assisting dance classes for over 5 years in the Schertz area. She is so honored and very excited to help kids here at CYT find their true character on and off stage, and to show them you can bring glory to God in everything you do!


Devon Zukowski

I'm a mother of 3 and wife to Joe! I have a vocal performance degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and LOVE jazz and blues and musical theatre! I sing on the praise team at FBCNB. I'm so glad to be back teaching at CYT and to have my son and daughter try out for shows! We love our CYT family and think this is a very special safe place for kids to learn theater skills, music and dance. I was recently the musical director for Aladdin Jr. and the Director for The Little Mermaid! I'm the Musical Director for Annie Jr. and I'm teaching two voice classes for CYT this session! We love CYT!


HannahBelle Gamble

HannahBelle Gamble has always had a love for storytelling. Her theatre journey began at the age of fourteen, when she wrote her first play and produced it at a private school. Since then, HannahBelle has written, directed, acted in, costumed and worked tech for many shows, including Lincoln’s Little Jewly, Narnia, Pride and Prejudice, Steel Magnolias, The Brothers Grimm: Out of Order, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, and Little Women. She is thrilled to be the director of CYT’s current production of Annie Jr. and CCT’s summer production of Seussical the Musical! HannahBelle’s life passion is to bring God’s light to the entertainment industry through theatre and film. She recently founded her own theatre/film production company, Fire Mountain Studios. She is honored to have the opportunity to work with CYT and share her love of theatre with students!


Jeremiah Jordon

Jeremiah is so excited to be teaching at CYT again this session! He has taught at CYT the past three sessions, has aided the choreographer for CYT's production of Shrek, and most recently choreographed Fame Jr., CYT's Summer Intensive Production. Jeremiah has taught dance all over the state of Texas and has a passion to help students grow.


Karlina Hindman

Karlina joined CYT when she was fifteen and continued to pursue her love for the arts after graduating from high school in 2019. She is currently studying art and design at Texas state. She hopes to use her passion for theatre and the arts to cultivate Christ-centered relationships at CYT.


Kayla Lynch

A graduate from Texas State University, Kayla holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Performance and Production and has been performing in the central Texas area for 13 years. She also operates KL Voice, where she coaches private voice lessons for performers of all ages. Musical theatre is her passion and she is thrilled to bring the joy of performing to students at CYT!


Kyleigh Madden

Kyleigh is a performer and teacher who loves to share her passion for the arts with others. She joined CYT as a student at 14, and participated in classes and shows every session until graduating in 2021. She is so grateful to be teaching at a theatre with a Christ-centered focus, which is something she prioritizes in both her personal and professional life. Kyleigh is so thankful for the opportunity to teach this session, and cannot wait to work with your kids!


Mary Tschoepe

Mary is blessed to be the wife of Steve and the mother of Bobby and Tim and the mother-in-love of McKenna. She has been teaching in some capacity for 37 years. She became a part of the CYT family in 2013 when Bobby joined Encore as a performer and has been a behind the scenes partner ever since, supporting the endeavors of Bobby leading and Steve performing. Mary is thrilled and honored to join the team as an instructor this session. Mary began her teaching career in the inner city of San Antonio until Bobby was born and then homeschooled until both sons graduated. She currently teaches at a 1 day homeschool academy called Kaleo, tutors several students, and ministers to the littles of Northpoint Church. She is excited to sow into the kids of CYT the truth that God has created them with talents and abilities and a calling to glorify Him. Ephesians 2:10


Robyn Werner

Robyn is so excited to be teaching at CYT for the first time. She has been married for 15 years and is the mama to five amazing kids. She first started studying musical theatre in high school at North East School of the Arts in San Antonio and went on to study musical theatre at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. In recent years, she was Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast in Midland, TX and Sister Berthe in CCT’s Sound of Music last summer. She enjoys working with children and is currently a MDO preschool teacher at First Baptist New Braunfels. She has loved being apart of the warm, welcoming community here at CYT and loves that her children are apart of it too. Ephesians 3:20


Saundra Decker

Saundra Decker began her dance and performance journey (a long time ago) at the age of 6. She was a competitive dancer, twirler and singer throughout her childhood accumulating over 100 national titles as well as over 1,000 awards for her performances. She graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Theater Arts and a minor in dance. She was crowned Miss West Virginia in 1987 and competed at the 1988 Miss America Pageant where she received a non-finalist talent award and the Cavalier Talent Scholarship award. She was co-owner and instructor of Performer's Academy in San Antonio, Texas, a studio providing ballet, jazz, tap and baton twirling for all ages for over 10 years. As a choreographer, Mrs. Decker has also coached numerous State Champion colorguards for high schools in Texas and surrounding states. She homeschooled her daughter, Cassidy Decker for 9 years and has loved giving her the opportunities to grow and blossom with her God given gifts and talents. CYT has been a second home to Saundra and her family and she is more than excited to help her CYT students to learn, grow and become proficient and expressive in their dance skills.


Sydney Frank

Sydney Frank is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater. Jumping into performance at a young age Sydney has had the chance to perform in some uniqe spaces including TedTalks, the Oscar G. Brockett Theater with Broadway legends Ramin Karimloo and Barbara Cook as well as several local theater productions. Some of her favorite roles include Penny (Hairspray), Pamela (39 Steps) and Jasmin (Aladdin). With post-college opportunity to pursue Broadway, with representation backing, she responded to God's calling on her life to serve in worship and girl’s ministry. God has opened up doors for Sydney to lead and write with some amazing people including Jacob Sooter (the Blessing, Run to the Father), Vertical Worship and Meredith Andrews (Open up the Heavens, Faith and Wonder). Sydney has a heart to use her time, knowledge and love for Jesus to pour into the next generations of kids and she cannot wait to spend time with her CYT class and get to be a part of the CYT family!


Valerie Lietz

An Illinois transplant, Valerie, Marty, her husband of 27 years, and her four children have made their home in New Braunfels since 2010. With a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Valerie has been teaching instrumental and vocal music for over 30 years. Valerie directs the three choirs at Grace Preparatory Academy, teaches privately, and sings on the worship team at her church. At CYT, Valerie has musically directed numerous main stage productions and summer camps and directed the 2021 production of Shrek. She loves investing in the lives of the young men and women at CYT, encouraging them to develop their God-g0iven gifts. Valerie would like to thank her family for supporting her on this journey, and the almighty God for His hand of grace and mercy!