Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting Mastery: Theater Acting for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Advanced Musical Theater - Bridge 12-15 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Audition Prep 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Behind the Scenes: Exploring Technical Theater 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Broadway Fusion: Musical Theater and Jazz Dance for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Broadway Voices 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 19 Oct 14
CYT Players 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Digital Art Basics - Bridge 12-14 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 19 Oct 14
From Page to Stage 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 19 Oct 14
From Page to Stage 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Mini Movers 6-8 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Musical Theater and Jazz: Dance for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Musical Theater for Kids - Monday 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Musical Theater for Kids - Thursday 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Our Gang - Frozen Adventure 4-7 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 19 Oct 14
Take the Stage: Acting for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Theater Sewing Basics for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Vocal Versatility 13-18 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 22 Oct 14
Voices in Harmony 8-12 New Braunfels
(Fall 2024)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:00pm Aug 19 Oct 14

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:

Anna Murphy

Anna is a Junior at Boerne High School that loves to dance and sing!!


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'm so glad to be back teaching at CYT and to have my son and daughters 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 have been the musical director for Aladdin Jr., Annie Jr. and Frozen Jr. and have also been the Director for The Little Mermaid!! My whole family was involved with CCT's Beauty and the Beast! We love CYT!


Gabriel Landes


HannahBelle Taylor

HannahBelle Taylor 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!


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 is passionate about her work with adults and youth, 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 and CCT. She and her husband have been married 19 wonderful years and they have two sons, Tim and Eli. 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.”


Jeremiah Jordon

For the past 10 years, Jeremiah has performed and choreographed all around the state of Texas. As well as in New York and New Jersey. He is proud to say for the past 7 years he has choreographed and instructed students in the art of dance at CYT San Antonio and also CYT Austin. Most recently was nominated for an ATAC award for choreographing The Color Purple, Texas premiere, Jeremiah has set out to make this one a show that will keep the whole family in awe. Based in the greater Austin area, he has been blessed to be around family and friends that drive him and his work to grow in ways he never thought possible. Equipping those with the talents and skills he has acquired over the years is one of his many passions.


MelRae Ambs

MelRae is excited to take on a new role at CYT/CCT in teaching sewing and technical theatre classes. Bringing excellence to these supporting elements is rewarding and essential to telling the story! A mom of 8, former speech & debate director, with a tech background (lights, sound, computer), MelRae and her family have been a part of several CYT shows and have served in many capacities, including costuming, specialty prop building, lighting, and LED Panel design.


Montana Hewitt

Montana recently moved from New Orleans to attend college at Texas State University! She is working on her theater education degree and has about a year left of school. She is so excited to be teaching her first theater class at CYT for the first time after assisting with classes in the Winter session.


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.