Folsom Class Dates:  Mondays  Nov 13, 27  -   Dec 4, 11, 18  -   Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 (Showcase) 

Rocklin Class Dates: Thursdays   Nov 30  -   Dec 7, 14   -   Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 (Showcase)  

Roseville Class Dates: Fridays  Dec 1, 8, 15   -  Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  -  Feb 1 (Thurs), 2  (Showcase) 


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. 

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  


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.


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: Acting for Dramatic Kids 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act I: APEX Dance Preparation Class - Teen Dance 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act I: Find Your Feet - Kids Dance 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 01 Feb 02
ACT I: Find Your Feet - Kids Dance 8-12 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
ACT I: Monologues & Two Person Scenes - Teen Drama 13-18 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
ACT I: Once Upon a Drama - Kids Drama 8-12 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
Act I: APEX Dance Preparation Class - Teen Dance 13-18 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
Act I: APEX Voice Preparation Class - Teen Voice 13-18 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
Act I: Coolest Voice Class Ever - Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act I: Coolest Voice Class Ever - Kids Voice 8-12 Folsom
(Winter 2024)
Folsom Middle School Mon 5:15pm - 7:30pm Nov 13 Jan 29
Act I: FNL - Friday Night Live! - Teen Drama 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act I: Stagestruck - Our Gang 5-7 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act II: CCT - Anastasia Adult Ensemble 19-79 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act II: APEX Improv Preparation Class - Teen Improv 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act II: APEX Voice Preparation Class - Teen Voice 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 02
Act II: Set the Stage Theatrical Design - Teen Specialty 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2024)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Dec 01 Feb 02

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 Nunn

Amber Nunn 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 has fell in love with teaching. 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 in past summers, leading students in worship. She can’t wait to work with CYT students as she shares her love for dance this session.

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.

Carissa Shrum

Carissa Shrum began acting at a young age in community theatre and her passion for theatre grew both on and off stage. In high school you would often find Carissa onstage at her local community theatre in the Central Valley, singing with her school choir or leading worship onstage at her home church. Her love for theatre remained strong and she now holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Theatre and Communication Studies. In college she experienced stage management and fell in love with being able to support everyone involved in each production. Since graduation she has worked in wonderful community theatres as stage manager, director, actor and so much more. Carissa believes that theatre is a great way to understand oneself and grow God given gifts. She is incredibly excited to be working at CYT and ready to support each student, parent, and CYT teacher in the journey that theatre offers each of us.

Cindy Stanley

Cindy has been choreographing, directing and teaching in the greater Sacramento area for over 35 years. She got her start in church were she directed and choreographed several Christmas and Easter shows. Cindy has worked with several local theatre companies in the past 15 years including, Sacramento Performing Arts, Sacramento Theatre Company, Rocklin Youth Theatre, Lincoln Theatre Company and New Star Children’s Theater. Cindy loves working with children and seeing them learn and grow. She is excited to start a new adventure working with CYT - she is looking forward to new connections and new experiences!

Dani Clayton

Dani has been thrown into the arts since she was four. Her adoration for story telling has driven her through life and has only grown with her. After graduating from CYT, she studied locally at Sierra College, and then continued on to get her Bachelor's in Theatre Arts at CSU Long Beach. Her passion for the arts and her nurturing nature has lead her to teaching. She's grateful for CYT and all the memories she made as a student, and she is looking forward to the new ones that are just around the corner!

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.

Ronni Ernenputsch

Ronni has been a CYT mom for the past 2 years and has loved every minute of it. She has watched her daughter blossom and grow in ways she never anticipated. Ronni is thrilled to be teaching a class this session and sharing her passion for theater arts with young people. Ronni has been in the education field for nearly 20 years. She has a Masters in Secondary Education and holds a teaching credential in English, with an authorization to teach theater. Ronni is a teacher at Clarksville Charter School and has taught drama in previous years. She has a strong musical background and started her own theater journey in high school and went on to perform in college and beyond. She currently sings in her church choir and performed with CCT in Hunchback last Spring. Ronni likes to make learning fun and is confident that all who take her classes will learn while having a good time!

Shelley Crowley

Shelley Crowley took her first ballet class at the age of seven, not knowing it would be the beginning of a lifetime filled with dance. By the time she was fourteen she had already started her professional career as a soloist with Santa Clara Ballet Company. Classically trained, in both Vaganova and Royal Academy styles of ballet, she was an apprentice for San Francisco Ballet, and later became a member of Pacific Dance Theatre and Peninsula Ballet all before graduating from high school. After graduation, she attended UCLA as a Dance major, and continued her dance career, in Southern California as an industry dancer. Years later she decided to return to the Bay Area to continue her education at San Jose State University in the Theater Arts Department. Shelley started teaching dance while attending SJSU, and later moved to the Sacramento area where she founded Roseville School of Dance in the 90s. She was the director and choreographer for Valley Dance Repertoire, a pro/am performance and competition company. Shelley has had the honor of judging for many national dance competitions, including KAR and Starbound, and has taught master classes throughout Northern California. She has taught classical ballet, commercial & musical theater jazz, lyrical, and contemporary for many studios in the Sacramento Valley, including Lines School of Performing Arts, KAST Academy, Dance Elite All-Stars, Aria’s to the Pointe, and most recently, Studio 65 Dance Company, where she was the Musical Theater Director. What seems like a lifetime later, Shelley is a very proud mama of three amazing adults, and feels so blessed to now be a part of the CYT Family.

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.