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 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 class, a high-energy Showcase is presented by each class to show other students, family, and friends all they've learned.

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.

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!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting 101 8-12 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Nov 27 Feb 12
CCT Acting Foundations 19-79 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 26 Feb 11
CYT Players 13-18 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 9:00pm Nov 29 Feb 21
CYT Players - Bulverde 7-18 Boerne/Bulverde
(Winter 2019)
Gloria Deo Christian Academy/Riverside Community Church Tue 3:45pm - 5:45pm Nov 27 Mar 05
Knock Out! Stage Combat 13-18 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Nov 27 Feb 12
Musical Theater Boot Camp 10-14 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 26 Feb 11
Musical Theater for Kids! 8-12 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Our Gang! 4-7 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Say What? Improv for Teens 12-18 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Show Choir for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Nov 27 Feb 12
Stage Stew 8-12 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Those Tappin' Feet - Tap for Kids! 8-12 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Who are You Wearing? Costuming for the Stage! 13-18 New Braunfels
(Winter 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14

It is wonderful that there is a local organization that includes children of all races and religions, fosters their self- confidence in a nurturing environment and even finds ways to involve those young people who may not be interested in appearing on stage, but can fulfill a vital role, and gain much needed self-esteem, by being involved behind the scenes.


Elementary Educator

FAQ's for Classes

Are parents allowed to sit in during classes?
While we love to have parents involved at CYT, we do ask that parents not be in the room once instruction begins. This is for several reasons. Some students do not perform well with parental supervision, and other students sometimes get nervous when another in-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 will turn in your Medical/Photo Release Form and your Behavior Contract form. After that, 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.

Is there a break during class?
Yes! After an hour of class time, your student's class will break for a 10 minute water and snack break. We have water cooler in our studio and we also sell small snack items for 50 cents. We encourage all students to bring a water bottle!

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

Current Teachers:

Allison Williamson

As a CYT parent and CYT's Costumer, Alli is so excited to be sharing her knowledge and skills with students! Alli has three kids involved in CYT in various ways, with one who is frequently on stage. She is so excited to be teaching and class, and can't wait to get to work with you this session!


Beth Riddle

My name is Beth Riddle and I am 25 years old. I have been in theatre my whole life, the last 10 years of which I have also written and directed theatre in New Braunfels. Theatre is my absolute passion and I am excited to be working with CYT SA this Winter Season!


Bobby Tschoepe

A native Texan, Bobby Tschoepe is currently a Senior studying at Texas Lutheran University receiving a 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 was last seen in Newsies at The Public Theater in San Antonio (Crutchie) and has also recently performed at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin in 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 choreography, music, green room, tech and backstage crew. He most recently directed and choreographed CYT's production of Shrek the Musical and choreographed Alice In Wonderland Jr. 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


Charles (Chip) Reynolds

Chip Reynolds has been performing and directing theatre for many years, and is excited to put his experience to work for the students at CYT. As a high school theatre director, he especially enjoyed preparing performers and tech crews to compete in the annual UIL One Act Play competition, and two of his casts made it all the way to the State finals. Now a pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church here in New Braunfels, Chip continues to enjoy acting, singing, and directing whenever possible. As one of CYT’s new teachers, he will focus on building essential technical theatre and performance skills that will prepare students to find success as they pursue theatre.


Devon Zukowski

I'm a homeschooling 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'm so glad to be back teaching at CYT and to have my son try out for his FIRST show!


Heather Stamper

Heather Stamper resides in Schertz, TX with her husband (Eddie) of 15 years, and her two boys, now in 2nd and 6th grades. Eddie and Heather met in a Charlotte, NC church, and after a few moves, the military brought them to the San Antonio area in 2014 where they are enjoying raising their family. Heather studied Music Education and Theatre in college, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University in NY. Career has offered much opportunity for personal and professional growth because of its eclectic nature, which has ranged from Executive Director of a community theatre to Innovation Consultant for a large bank, with a private vocal coaching studio along the way. Through every relocation, she’s been fortunate to be involved in worship arts ministries including praise teams, drama, and children’s choir, as well as stay involved in local theatre, both on and off stage. Recently, she played Mrs. Mayor at Circle Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. As much as she enjoys being on stage, Heather’s spiritual gifting and passion is teaching, so she is thrilled to share the gift of theatre in such a supportive, nurturing environment. Psalm 104:33: “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”


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.


Joshua Scott

Josh was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri and is a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He’s been married to his high school sweetheart, Gina, for 21 years, and the Scotts have three children: Kiersten (18, Texas Lutheran University), Isaiah (16, Canyon H.S.), and Elijah (13, Canyon M.S.). Josh taught in the North Carolina public school system for twelve years. Along the journey, he picked up professional acting, directing, and stage manager experience in New York, Virginia Beach, the mountains of North Carolina, and San Antonio. His favorite plays are Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Hamlet. Other favorites include: The Diviners, Noises Off, and the Broadway musical, Ragtime. This is Josh’s third year as artistic director of CYT SA-New Braunfels and loves to teach and direct at the studio. His actor training is rooted in Meisner and Practical Aesthetics. B. S. - Appalachian State University M. Ed. - University of North Carolina at Greensboro MFA - Regent University


Kiersten Scott

As a CYT alumni, Kiersten is so excited to be working at a place she called home! Kiersten has been performing all her life which is explainable since she has two theater educators for parents! Some notable roles include JoJo in Seussical the Musical, Marmee in Little Women, and Jesus in Godspell. Kiersten is thrilled to work with students and help them develop their God-given talents and grow as performers!


Megan Gullion

Megan is blessed to be a part of CYT! Her family has been involved with CYT for over 4 years. During that time, Megan has worked on Props and Costume committees, has taught classes, taught summer camps, and is now on the Board! She loves being a part of CYT with her family, and her daughter is an active CYT'er.


Perry Dean

Perry recently retired from teaching in the public school system after 32 years of teaching choir and is thrilled to work with CYT! He was Musical Director on the productions of Godspell, Fame Jr., Elf Jr, Legally Blonde Jr., and most recently The Addams Family! He is excited to work with students and develop the skills they have!


Thank you to our scholarship sponsor!

"For over 30 years, H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas, and we continue to support our community as strongly as ever. H-E-B’s Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust is a special fund that receives its money from an annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B’s vendor community. This golf tournament provides the funds for charitable projects and programs that have a positive impact on our communities within the areas of youth, children, education and health."

Thank you H-E-B for allowing us to offer scholarships for our 2017-2018 class season!