Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting 101 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 08
CYT Players 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 9:00pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Don't Touch My Prop! Technical Class 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 08
Musical Theater Dance Combo 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 08
Musical Theater for Kids! 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Off the Top of Your Head - Improv 12-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Our Gang! 6-7 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Sell a Song 12-16 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Theatrical Street Jazz 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Tue 6:45pm - 8:45pm Aug 13 Oct 08
Voice for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10
Wiggles and Giggles 4-5 New Braunfels
(Fall 2019)
The CYT Studio Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 15 Oct 10

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.

The CYT registration fee is for the whole session, not a monthly fee. We think that's pretty cool! Sibling discounts are also applied on multi-sibling registrations.

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!

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.

Current Teachers:

Adam Bell

Adam is thrilled to return to CYT! Both a vocal performer and instructor, Adam recently played the lead role of Curly McClain in a local production of “Oklahoma!” and Joseph in “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat”. He can hardly wait to get back in the CYT classroom and continue his passion for investing in the lives of aspiring artists! Along with teaching at CYT, Adam runs the New Braunfels Voice Academy, serves as the Song Leader at Christ Presbyterian Church here in New Braunfels and loves spending time with his wife and 4 daughters, affectionately referred to as his 'Little Women'.


Alliyah Campbell


Amy Busse

I am so excited to return to CYT after a break of a few sessions. I will teach Wiggles and Giggles again this session. I have been an early childhood teacher for over 20 years. I have also been in high school and community theater, so CYT mixes two of my favorite things. I am homeschooling my 5th grader and my kindergartner this year and I am excited to be back!


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 Aladdin, Jr., Honk!, Bye, Bye Birdie, Willie Wonka, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, and Shrek the Musical, her skills have really grown. She has also stepped behind the curtain as the stage manager for Godspell, Addams Family, Tarzan and ASM for Fame, Jr, Elf Jr, Annie Jr, Alice In Wonderland Jr, Legally Bonde Jr, and Peter Pan. She previously worked as a counselor for Hermann Sons Youth Camps as well as CYT. She is looking forward to continuing her growth in the musical theater industry. She thanks God for 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 performing at the Magik Theater in San Antonio and has also been seen at the The Public Theater in San Antonio (Newsies as 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


Claudia Martinez

Claudia is so excited to be here at CYT as an assistant teacher this session! Having a passion for theatre, she’s been performing since she was 13. As a student, Claudia was apart of CYT for 4 years before recently graduating and closing out her unforgettable time as a student. This fall, she is attending Northeast Lakeview to pursue an associate of arts in teaching. 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 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!


Emily Evans

Soprano Emily Evans earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from DePaul University and her Bachelor of Music degree fromMoody Bible Institute. In Chicago she worked with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, The Floating Opera Company, and The DePaul Opera Theater, where she was seen most notably as the Queen of the Night in "The Magic Flute." In Dayton, Ohio she was an adjunct vocal professor at the University of Dayton, and performed with the Dayton Opera, and La Comedia Dinner most recently in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Emily can be seen at the Public Theater of San Antonio as Sibella in the upcoming performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". She is excited to have recently relocated her passions and teaching to San Antonio, and is looking forward to helping young singers glorify God through their music in the theater world and at CYT.


Ginger Gamble Martel

Ginger is thrilled to be a part of CYT! She became a part of the CYT family in 2014 as a teacher, and has been involved in growing capacities ever since. Ginger has been acting, singing, and dancing on stages across the country for more than 20 years. She is active onstage at the Public Theater and the Magik Theater in San Antonio. She has also performed across the country in shows such as Into the Woods (Cinderella), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Hedy), Cats (Jellylorum), Disney's Aida (Amneris), and more! She is passionate about seeing students grow in the gifts God has given them, and teaches private voice lessons in addition to her full schedule of performing and working with CYT.


Heather Stamper

Heather Stamper has a B.A. in Theatre, and has performed over the last 30 years on stages and screens in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and a few spots in between. She has worked with adults, youth and children, creating honest and dynamic performances, and bringing out the very best in actors, regardless of their experience level. She directs with passion, leads with vision, and fosters an environment that encourages the exploration of talent, building on their strengths, and adjusting for their weaknesses all while developing characters with depth, humor and raw sincerity. A huge proponent of how theater benefits people with greater confidence and superior communication abilities, Heather also believes in the power of community and connectedness that theater offers, especially at CYT. She and her husband have been married 15 wonderful years and they have two sons, Tim and Eli. In her spare time, Heather serves as the co-lead for a Ministry of Mothers at Community Bible Church. On stage some of her favorite experiences have been Eliza in My Fair Lady, Maria in Sound of Music (twice!), and leads in both The Mikado and The Threepenny Opera. Psalm 104:33: “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”


Jackie Parma

Jackie is excited to be back at CYT! Jackie has served as the choreographer for Godspell and Junie B. Jones, and assistant choreographer for Shrek. She has also taught several CYT classes in dance, musical theater, and puppetry. She can’t wait to continue her CYT journey! She's been a performer since the age of 2, singing in church and school choirs; and she has been dancing since she was 6, doing everything from tap, ballet and jazz to competitive cheer for 8 years. In recent years she has been able to further grow her love of theatre, having performed in nearly 30 productions in the San Antonio area and been involved on the tech crew for roughly 15 others. She is so excited and blessed to be a part of this CYT family and can't wait for another awesome session!


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.


Kaitlyn Zoeller

Theatre has always been central to Kaitlyn Zoeller’s life. Even during her studies at Rice University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English, she focused specifically on dramaturgical analysis. Before Rice University, Kaitlyn discovered the joys of improv at age twelve through her education with CYT Houston. Kaitlyn performed as an improviser for CYT Houston’s competitive team for two consecutive years at CYT's National Improvathon. After leaving CYT for college, Kaitlyn performed with Rice University’s improv troupe Spontaneous Combustion for four years, during which she performed at various improv houses, including the Upright Citizens’ Brigade’s New York location during the Del Close Marathon. Aside from her collegiate experience, Kaitlyn has worked as an improviser for Station Theatre, as well as for the experimental longform improv troupe Magical Lying Hour, with whom she has performed in various improv festivals nation-wide. Most importantly, Kaitlyn is thrilled to work with the students at CYT San Antonio-New Braunfels and help foster a love for improvisation in all interested students.


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.


Raye Zahn

Raye Zahn grew up dancing from a very early age. In college, she was a member of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes where she had many opportunities to perform in places such as the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Cotton Bowl Halftime Classic, as well as the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Spectacular with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. In 2005, Raye married her high school sweetheart, Matthew. They now have two amazing little boys, Maddix, 7 yrs, and Paxton, 5 yrs, and a sweet little girl Jovie Lucille, 1 yr. Raye was the proud owner of The Element New Braunfels Dance Center for over seven and a half years where she had the privilege of instructing students ranging in age from 2-18. She began working for CYT in 2012 and has choreographed CYT shows including The Little Mermaid, Freckleface Strawberry, and Honk! Raye has not only judged CYT’s “Dancing with the Stars of New Braunfels” for several years, but has also choreographed many numbers for the show. Raye cannot wait to work with students and share with them her love of the performing arts!


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

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!