COVID-19 and CYT Classes

Even though Covid-19 has affected how we meet in groups, the fun is not ending with CYT! CYT students are sure to develop community, build their character, and grow in their craft!

CYT SA-NB is mask optional. You are welcome to wear a mask if you so desire, but masks are not required at CYT for Staff, Teachers, Volunteers, and Students. The exception would be if we have a performance venue that requires masks for entrance.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting 101 - DAY CLASS 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 2:00pm - 3:45pm Mar 21 May 16
Acting 101 For Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 21 May 16
Advanced Musical Theater for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Broadway Kids! 4-7 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 21 May 16
Broadway Makeup! 10-13 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 24 May 19
CYT Players 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 9:00pm Mar 24 May 19
Dance for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 24 May 19
Do You Want To Build A Costume 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Do-Re-Mi! Voice for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 24 May 19
Hip Hop for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 24 May 19
History of Musical Theater and Dance 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Improv for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 21 May 16
Improv for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 21 May 16
Musical Theater for Kids! -MONDAYS 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 21 May 16
Musical Theater for Kids! -THURSDAYS 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 24 May 19
Our Gang! 6-7 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 24 May 19
Shakespearean Acting 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 24 May 19
Theatrical Painting for Kids 8-12 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Mon 4:30pm - 6:15pm Mar 21 May 16
Voice for Teens 13-18 New Braunfels
(Spring 2022)
The CYT Blackbox Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mar 24 May 19

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 HQ in California. These classes vary per session!

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:

Alliyah Campbell

Alliyah has been teaching with CYT for some time now and after taking a small break she is back and excited to teach again! Alliyah has been a dancer for most of her life! Her favorite dance styles are Hip-Hop, Ballet, and Jazz. She has attended many professional workshops and classes to develop her skills and grow as a dancer/performer. She is passionate about all things dance and loves to share her knowledge with students. CYT is a family affair for Alliyah as her younger sister D’Lani is a current CYT student, her older Brother has directed, and her Mom is a member of the CYT Board. Not only is Alliyah passionate about dance but she is also passionate about kids, she has taught kids since the early age of 8 years old and has no plans on stopping. Alliyah is excited to work with your students!


Annelise Solis

Annelise is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University, where she received a BA in Dramatic Media, with a concentration in acting and directing for theatre. She and her husband serve as Northpoint Church’s Young Adults ministry leaders, and she is a worship leader, and creative team member on Northpoint’s staff. She has loved teaching Shakespeare and Players at CYT, as well as storytelling and technical theater classes. She also had the honor of directing Godspell for CYT in 2021! If you don't know Annelise, you should know that she loves to talk about Jesus and make His name known to all generations through art and evangelism. Her great theatrical love will always be Shakespeare! Her acting credits include: I and You (Caroline), The Crucible (Mrs. Putnam), Othello (Emilia), The Fantasticks (Luisa), The Little Mermaid (Ursula).


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


Chelsea dePaula

Chelsea dePaula is a performer and choreographer whose passion is discovering other people’s strengths and creating opportunities for them to meet their potential. She holds a BFA in Dance and a M.Ed. in Talent Development from Texas State University, and has performed both in the USA and internationally (The Addams Family (Wednesday), RENT (Joanne), WILD (The Predator), Raw Arts Dance Festival (Dance Captain), Showtime Rock Festival, Jazz Nutcracker, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade). Chelsea currently trains with The Broadway Collective, and can often be seen singing in the worship team at Hope Arise UMC. Chelsea is so excited to share her experience and coach musical theatre students with CYT! Jonah 2:10


Cheyenne Welch

Cheyenne is a CYT alumni, performer, cosplayer, and coffee aficionado. She is so excited to be back working with CYT in both teaching and tech areas. Cheyenne is an active actress and cosplayer in the New Braunfels/San Antonio area, where some of her favorite shows include Beauty and The Beast (Belle), The Sound Of Music (Liesl), Peter Pan The Musical (Wendy), and Tribes (Sylvia). Cheyenne lives in New Braunfels and works for 2Rivers Coffee where she serves as a Barista and for My Once Upon A Party where she serves as a character actress.


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!


Emma de Kiewiet

Emma is a CYT alumni who is currently going to school at Northeast Lakeview College. She is passionate about everything theater, and looks forward to sharing that passion with students!


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!


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 Gavigan

Kayla Gavigan is so excited to be joining the CYT team! Her first experience with CYT was in high school in the Chicago area where she performed in Pocahontas, Beauty & The Beast, as well as several other musical theatre showcases. Since then, she has been involved in various community productions in all areas of production and performance, including performance, directing, and design. She and her family of now three live in the New Braunfels area where she owns a character entertainment company which provides high quality live entertainment for families all over!


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


Matthew Howard

Matt has had an appreciation for the fine arts for most of his life and is excited to stage manage for CYT Players after performing recently in several CCT productions. He is a college student studying business and currently works construction. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercise, and being outdoors.


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