Updated March 5, 2021
Covid-19 Updates will post here.  Please check back regularly as guidelines change.

We have missed your wonderful faces! We are excited to be together in person for spring under the current Day Camps guidance. Because we are an after-school enrichment program and not an accredited school nor a licensed child-care facility there is no specific guidance that fits our program precisely. Therefore, we have been advised to follow the Day Camps Guidance.  

We have designed our spring session to have smaller class sizes or larger spaces to allow more room, masks (unless you are exempt per CDPH guidelines), enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures, among other modifications designed with your safety in mind. 

Regarding performances, we have a hybrid plan in place for in-person outdoor audiences and live streamed performances. The show must go on!

We hope that restrictions will ease as the session gets in swing, and we will adjust accordingly. However, by now we know that the one constant throughout this pandemic is that things change! We ask that you only enroll if you would like to participate regardless of what the guidelines will be at the time of classes and shows; masks or not. The same applies to parent volunteers for shows. What we do know is this: we can navigate this time together, creating a wonderful and safe community for our families!
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:
  • Wiggles (Ages 4-5)
  • Our Gang (Ages 6-7) 
  • 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.

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--Jumps, Turns & Ballet, Oh My!: Kid's Dance 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT I--Line Please?: Teen Improv (FULL) 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT I--Step by Step: Creating Choreography: Teen Dance (FULL) 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT I--There's No Place Like Munchkinland: Our Gang (FULL) 6-7 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT I--There's No Place Like Munchkinland: Wiggles (FULL) 4-5 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT I--Unmasking Characters: Kid's Drama (FULL) 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 3:15pm - 5:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT II--All Good Vocals: Teen Voice (FULL) 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 5:15pm - 7:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT II--Ballet & Jazz for Theater: Teen Dance 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 5:15pm - 7:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT II--If I Only Had a Script: Kids Improv (FULL) 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 5:15pm - 7:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT II--Learn Your (Acting) Lessons Well: Teen Drama (FULL) 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 5:15pm - 7:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT II: The Merry Ol’ Land of Props: Kids Specialty 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 5:15pm - 7:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT III--Directing FUNdamentals (Online Option): Teen Specialty 13-19 Sacramento Online
(Spring 2021)
ONLINE Fri 7:15pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT III--Directing FUNdamentals: Teen Specialty 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 7:15pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT III--Optimistic Voices: Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 7:15pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT III--We Can Build; Set Design & Construction: Teen Specialty 13-19 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 7:15pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23
ACT III--What’s So Funny?: Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2021)
Valley Springs Church Fri 7:15pm - 9:00pm Feb 26 Apr 23

Current Teachers:

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.


Aubrey Muffett

An English major at William Jessup University, Aubrey Muffett was blessed to be a former CYT student. Performing in two shows, her favorite role was Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. In 2014, Aubrey was honored with 1st place in the National ‘My CYT Story’ contest at Expo in Houston. She has written several scripts for CYT showcases, taught a script writing class and CYT summer camp, and assisted taught drama and Improv. Aubrey was thrilled to lead Improv Team to 2015 CYT Expo! She has a music background in piano, cello, and some voice. Aubrey served as peer writing coach in Sacramento’s 916 Ink classes culminating in 3 collaborative published books. The 4th child in her own Von Trapp size family, Aubrey enjoys hiking, reading, and naturally – writing.


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.


Bianca Christiansen

Bianca, a CYT Sacramento alumni, is currently a student at William Jessup University majoring in Musical Theater and Graphic Design. She performed in thirteen CYT productions and several other productions outside of CYT. Some of her favorite roles include Marian Paroo in Music Man, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Olive in 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee and most recently Martha, a bride, in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at William Jessup University. Bianca is also part of the UCO choir at William Jessup University and is part of the worship team at her church. She is passionate about her relationship with Christ and would like to bring that passion to the performing arts community some day. She loves CYT and the family she has built there. She is excited about giving back where she discovered her love of the performing arts.


Caitlyn Camacho

Born in San Jose, Caitlyn started dance at the young age of four. After moving to Northern California, she immediately continued her dance classes at a local studio, which ignited a passion and unleashed a gift. She began with ballet and jazz classes. Soon after, she expanded to tap, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and eventually pointe. Caitlyn joined the studio’s dance company, including musical theater and began competing at dance competitions. She was invited to perform alongside the Auburn Symphony at local school events to promote the arts, as well as choreograph for a local theater. Among the various dance awards, she was humbled when she was chosen by Stacey Tookey as her Die Hard dancer for the weekend at a convention, out of 500 other dancers. Caitlyn furthered her discipline by training at a private dance studio with dance teachers/choreographers, Keone and Mari Madrid (currently on NBC World of Dance), at Building Block Dance Studio in Carlsbad. She added stage manager to her resume, when she joined the CYT Sacramento family for the production of Little Mermaid Jr in 2015. In the Winter of that same year, Caitlyn had the pleasure of performing in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Being no stranger to the stage, she has since performed in Tarzan, Fiddler on the Roof, Crazy For You and Disney’s Aladdin Jr. One of Caitlyn’s greatest pleasures is to teach others the joy of movement through dance. She is thrilled to be a part of CYT Sacramento, where she can impart her knowledge and love of dance.


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.


Kathryn Peperkorn

Kathryn Peperkorn has had music as part of her life from the beginning. Starting at a young age with singing in church choir and taking piano lessons. In high school it was musical theatre, to graduating with a undergraduate degree in Music Education and on to Masters Degree in Vocal performance. Her musical experiences have crossed from band and choir to musicals to opera, and to teaching directing and conducting. Her favorite roles have been The narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anna in Anna Bolena, Norma in the opera Norma, Marguerite in the opera Faust and Mimi in La Boheme. She loves teaching in her home studio, Peperkorn studios, whether it is singing or piano. Mrs. Peperkorn also enjoys teaching at Natomas Charter School everything from choir to guitar and violin. She is thrilled to be a part of training young voices to reach their potential and explore new horizons. When not making music Mrs. Peperkorn loves to do English Country dance, go camping, lift weights, read books, and play board games.


Katie Toussaint

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Katie has been participating in the arts all of her life. Katie has a BA in Music, vocal performance from California Polytechnic State University. After graduation, Katie became a technical intern at California Musical Theatre's Music Circus for their 2011 season. There she worked for both the music production team, and wardrobe and fell truly head over heels for professional musical theatre. In 2012 Katie moved to southern California where she performed in numerous styles and performing venues such as Disney's California Adventures and Knott's Berry Farm, among others. Katie has taught voice, piano and music theory for several years, and has music directed several musical theatre productions. Katie moved back up to northern California in 2016 to be closer to extended family. She is loving life with her husband (Eric), daughters (Ellie & Addie) and 2 dogs, and pursuing life as a performer and teacher of the arts. Soli Deo Gloria.


Staci Potter

Staci Potter has worked with kids her entire life; from preschools to Sunday schools she has a passion for seeing kids learn. She graduated with a BA from San Jose State in 2017 and moved back to the area soon after. Since moving back she has been part of the arts ministry at First Baptist Church where she has used her skills in many productions through set design, prop making, and teaching. After volunteering at and seeing many productions, she knew she wanted to join the CYT staff and was thrilled when the opportunity arose.


Trey Quinn

Trey is a former professional dancer that used to be based in Pittsburgh and New York City before he started his career in ministry. Trey grew up in the Roseville area and received his dance training from NCDC (Northern California Dance Conservatory). Through NCDC, Trey had the opportunity to work with many East Coast companies such as Joffrey Ballet, Complexions Ballet, and New York City Ballet. Trey attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh to complete his BFA in Dance while simultaneously performing as a Vacation Swing on Broadway in ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Trey was then called by God to pursue a career in Youth Ministry and now attends William Jessup University, finishing up his Bachelors in Youth Ministry. Trey still incorporates his artistic talents into his work in ministry as a teacher at CYT. Trey also passionately serves as the youth events coordinator at Creekside Church in Rocklin. Trey’s desire as a disciple of God is to foster the talents in youth, instill passion in them, and help them grow through their talents in the way that God is calling them to.