WINTER 2022/2023 CLASSES VIEWABLE 10/10 AND REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 9AM 10/12! 
See 2022/2023 Calendar under the PDFs tab above for class dates.
CYT Sacramento offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.  A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes each session. Most of the classes are small to ensure personal attention and growth. At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. 

Classes may include but are not limited to:
  • Our Gang (Ages 5-7) 
  • Dance/Movement
  • Drama 
  • Voice
  • Musical Theater
  • Auditions and Callbacks 
  • Comedy and Improv 
  • Technical Theater; such as Makeup, Set Design, etc.
  • Stunts and Combat.
Classes are held once a week for two hours over a period of eight to ten weeks. The session culminates with a showcase in which each class performs a brief prepared presentation, showcasing what they have learned over the session. Every CYT student participates in the Class Showcase!  

Students aged 8 – 18 who are enrolled in a class have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 14 and up may work on a backstage crew. Visit the Shows page for more information on auditions. 

CLASSES/CAMPS REFUND POLICY-
NO REFUNDS OF ANY KIND OR CHANGES 2 weeks before the first day camp/class begins. Prior to 2 weeks a $25.00 cancellation fee per class is applied to refunds. Refunds are returned to the original form of payment. Camp/class changes are subject to availability. Tuition must be paid in full in order to register online for camp/class.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please submit your application to ensure it is reviewed before registration opens.  Scholarship Information and Application  

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 5­-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

How to Register

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. 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
  6. You will now have an option to sign up for audition times. Auditions are not required.
  7. If you don't sign up now, you will have that option later in your family account.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Act I: All Shook Up - Teen Musical Theater Dance 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act I: Line Please? Improv Basics Kids 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 17
ACT I: Musical Theater Winter Workshop Series 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:30pm - 6:45pm Nov 14 Jan 02
Act I: Signs of a Singer - Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act I: Stagestruck - Our Gang 5-7 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act I: Triumphant Tryouts - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act I: We're Makin' Music, Man! - Teen Voice 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 02 Feb 17
ACT I: Workshop - Caroling We Go (Voice) 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:30pm - 6:45pm Dec 05 Dec 05
ACT I: Workshop - Prop til You Drop (Specialty) 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:30pm - 6:45pm Jan 02 Jan 02
ACT I: Workshop - Step in Time (Dance) 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:30pm - 6:45pm Nov 28 Nov 28
ACT I: Workshop - What's My Line (Improv) 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:30pm - 6:45pm Dec 12 Dec 12
Act II: CCT Choir Practice 18-79 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act II: Orphans on Broadway - Kids Dance Edition 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act II: Perfect Harmony - Advanced Teen Voice 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act II: The Actor's Perspective & Beyond - Teen Drama 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17
Act II: Uta Hagen's Advanced Acting - Teen Drama 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 02 Feb 17

Current Teachers:

Alex Keyes

Alex is a student at American River College pursuing a degree in theatre arts. Alex is a CYT alumni and is thrilled to be back as a teacher! Working with kids has always been a source of joy throughout her life as she has grown up volunteering in nurseries at church and surrounded by a small army of cousins. Alex has loved theatre since she was 8 years old, and has since performed with a myriad of companies from her hometown of Auburn and in the greater Sacramento area. Alex spent two years on the CYT improv team and has now ventured out into the improv community at American River College. She is so pleased to share her love of improv and be immersed in the CYT community once again to share the wonders of Yes, and!


Amber Camacho

Amber Camacho is overjoyed to be teaching at CYT Sacramento this session. Amber is a CYT alumni who had the opportunity to be in over 20 productions, including CYT Sacramento’s first show Annie. As a student, she had the privilege of learning from the exceptional CYT Teaching Artists and is excited to come back to CYT in this new role. From a young age, Amber has had a passion for dance, and has been trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. In her time as a CYT student, she had the pleasure of being Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer of multiple productions, her favorite being Godspell. Amber’s love for students lead her to work for Lifeway Christian Ministry Fuge Camps this past summer, leading students in worship around the Southeast. She can’t wait to work with CYT students as she shares her love for dance this session.


Andrea Smit

Andrea Smit brings to CYT her years of experience as an event planner, set dresser, set designer, and props master. While getting her BA in Interior Design, she interned with CBS studios working on the sets of television shows and commercials. During the years she spent with the Foothills Theatre Company, she worked in various positions as a set dresser, set designer, props master, and assisted with costume design. She is currently the Props Committee Chair for CYT Sacramento’s Roseville productions. Her two biggest passions are creativity and kids, and she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to share her experience with the students at CYT.


Austin Nunn

Austin Mark Nunn loves being a part of the CYT Sacramento family. He graduated with his BA in Performance and Directing from Vanguard University of Southern California. A few of Austin’s favorite productions as the director and/or choreographer include, Peter Pan, Kiss Me Kate, Metamorphosis, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Addams Family. Austin is the resident choreographer for Reality Youth show choir which has performed all over the United States. Austin has performed professionally throughout Southern California and in the greater Sacramento area. Favorite roles include the Baker in Into the Woods, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Elton John in The Beat Goes On (a role he originated) Joe Cable in South Pacific and Captain Phoebus de Martin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For his performance of First Gangster in Kiss Me Kate, Austin was nominated for the Irene Ryan Outstanding Performance Award by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is grateful for the opportunity to share his love for the arts with the students at CYT Sacramento and looks forward to all that God has in store.


Denise Bueno

Denise has worked in musical theater (member Actor’s Equity Association) and as a member of Actor’s Co-op (Hollywood Presbyterian Church). Her leading roles include MOST HAPPY FELLA, INTO THE WOODS, SPITFIRE GRILL, 1776, WEST SIDE STORY, BRIGADOON, and the final cast of GLORY OF EASTER (Mother Mary) at the Crystal Cathedral. She has traveled the world performing on cruise lines. Prior to that, she taught and directed theater at an LA Christian high school, and was a four-time Southern California Educational Theater Award recipient. Currently, she co-owns Ocean Avenue Entertainment, a boutique film distribution company, with her husband Chris, and is mom and teacher to their son.


Gillian Smit

Gillian Smit is excited to bring her passion for theatre and experience in theatrical design to CYT Sacramento. While studying English and journalism at Long Beach State, she took a step back from performance and poured her creativity into designing and creating sets, props, and costumes. A former CYT student, Gillian has assisted with “backstage” classes and continues to work on the sets and props team in Roseville. If you can’t find her at rehearsal, she is probably off somewhere tinkering with tricky props, faux painting boxes, or climbing a fake tree to dress the set.


Jeanette Hall

Jeanette Hall has been a CYT Mom since 2016. She has been on many different parent teams and driven countless miles to and from rehearsals and performances. With a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from CSUS and a teaching credential from Simpson University, God has led her to join the Teaching Staff at CYT. Jeanette has performed in many musicals over the years both at CSUS and in the community. Some of her favorite roles include Newsboy in Working, Elsie Darling in Very Good Eddie, and Peter in Peter Pan. She currently works for a local construction company in Labor Compliance. CYT gives her the opportunity to use her education and experience to help students learn to glorify God through the arts.


Kaytlin McIntosh

Kaytlin McIntosh is so excited for the opportunity to be a part of the CYT Sacramento family as an instructor. She began taking American Sign Language classes in 2011 at Sierra College. This was where she fell in love with Deaf culture and sparked her passion for the Deaf community. After finishing Sierra College, she transferred to California State University Northridge, where she graduated with her BA in Deaf Studies in 2017. Currently Kaytlin works as a teacher's aid in an elementary school classroom with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Kaytlin was added to the CYT Sacramento family for the 2018-2019 season when she had the opportunity to stage manage Dear Edwina, Jr. She is delighted to both teach and stage manage this season with CYT Sacramento and see what God has for this season.


Samantha Odens

Samantha is an incoming sophomore at Sierra College majoring in Theatre Arts, with a concentration in directing. Since participating in CYT since 2017, Sami has performed in 8 shows, her favorite roles being the Day by Day soloist in Godspell, and Sally Jackson in The Lightning Thief, and is so excited to now be teaching alongside some of her mentors as an alumni. She has worked with kids since she was a kid herself, volunteering for Sunday school, working summer camps, and more. In addition to being a full time student, Sami is a barista at Dutch Bros. In her spare time, you will find Sami spending time with her friends, studying, or listening to music.


Thais Doyle

Thais Doyle is a native Californian and was raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Music Performance and Music Education with an emphasis in voice, piano and choral music. She went on to receive her Masters degree from Hope University in Southern California in Worship Ministry administration and leadership. Thais has spent almost thirty years teaching piano and voice lessons and working with bands and choirs of all ages in church, school and theater settings. She is currently serving as a Worship Arts Director at First Baptist Church in Fairfield, CA. Thais has most recently served on the board of directors for Tracy Repertory Theater and had the privilege of serving as the musical and vocal director for their 2014 to 2020 seasons. Thais is excited to join the teaching and directing staff at CYT.


Wendy Hoover

Wendy Hoover has worked professionally as a singer, actor, and violinist for more than 20 years. A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association, Wendy’s love for the theater was sparked when she first took to the stage as one of the original students in the founding years of CYT San Diego. She co-founded CYT Sacramento in 2012 and has enjoyed directing, music directing, teaching classes and choreographing in CYT’s Roseville and Auburn Chapters. Beyond CYT, Wendy studied at the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in Music with an emphasis in voice. After gaining experience in dinner theater, cabaret, musical theater and opera, Wendy returned to Southern California and went on to play lead and supporting roles in theater, television, and film. Some highlights of Wendy's career include roles in the Hallmark Movie, Santa Jr., the world premiere of Current Nobody at the La Jolla Playhouse, Alice in Alice in Modernland at Sledgehammer Theater and Christine in The Phantom in Concert, at the Santa Fe Music Hall. She starred in the one woman show, Marilyn...Sleepless Nights, playing Marilyn Monroe, at the American Theater in Kansas City. She has also worked as a principal actor in a number of national, regional, and local commercials. As a violinist, Wendy played for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for productions at San Diego Repertory Theatre and Starlight, and also for several productions of A Christmas Carol at The Rep. Wendy moved to the Sacramento area in 2010 and is excited to bring her love of the stage and passion for developing character to a new generation of aspiring actors.