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CYT NYC offers theater arts training classes for ages 5-18 in New York City and Northern New Jersey!

Winter registration is now open!
Click on FULL LIST OF CLASSES to the right.

Winter Workshops begin Saturday, January 7 in NYC!

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CYT Class Overview

Children ages 5 -18 may select one theater class per session (fall, winter and spring sessions).  A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, and movement, plus specialty classes, including technical theater training, which vary from session to session.  Students will foster mutual respect, develop confidence and create lasting friendships.  

Each CYT class lasts for two-hours and runs for 9 consecutive weeks.  CYT@school after-school class schedules are coordinated with each school.

During the last class week, a high-energy "SHOWCASE" is presented by each class for the other students as well as family and friends. Every CYT student participates in the showcase.

CYT NYC teachers are professionally trained NYC-based artists who will inspire students to achieve their God-given artistic potential and pursue excellence. CYT NYC teachers also seek to be positive role models, placing an emphasis on demonstrating godly character traits in their own lives as well as in the lives of their students.


CYT NYC Quotes and Testimonials

Why join the CYT Family?  What's it like?

See below for feedback from current CYT NYC parents and students representing both New Jersey and New York City:

  • The CYT staff members are an incredible group of people with so much passion for what they do. They also have wonderful leadership skills and amazing personalities along with a love of Christ. They are what makes CYT so much fun.
  • What a wonderful experience to be led by such amazingly talented, sweet, and encouraging directors! My son will never forget it!
  • They loooooved their directors!!! Warm Christ like personalities, ridiculous amount of patience, loving, and caring towards the cast. They went above and beyond the call of duty. Organization is very well run with superb communication and planning. Many thanks.
  • My daughter received encouragement and was challenged in an uplifting way to do all things with excellence.
  • It is great to have a higher quality Christian musical theater group in the city.
  • Unlike school productions or other venues, CYT has a heart for Christ in pursuing excellence. The professional edge at CYT is like none other.
  • CYT NYC surpasses expectations in every way.
  • The girls just loved CYT and all of the teachers and students!! Wonderful job! Good role models!! They did not want the class to end. We appreciated all of the joyful and positive energy. Your staff makes learning fun.
  • Everyone was wonderful and soooo supportive.
  • They always looked forward to and prepared their work for class, something they'd not happily do for just anyone! They had fun talking about what they'd done or be doing in the next class.
  • I looked for something like CYT 10 years or so ago for my oldest daughter, and found nothing even close. ; ( Having had some experience in musical theater, I can honestly say that CYT meets and exceeds my expectations. CYT provides an excellent training environment for theater arts and character-development/discipleship. The (very well-trained and professional) coordinators and teachers understand and care about the particular needs of youth and demonstrate in words and actions that their students' artistic, social and spiritual growth are always high among their class goals. And it's FUN!
  • CYT exceeded expectations. Not only did my child learn skills in a supportive atmosphere, but he felt a sense of camaraderie and "belonging" which was so beneficial for him.
  • 3 things CYT does well: 1) Having high expectations (professional) in theater,dance, and singing where other "Kids" theater does not. 2) Allowing the family members to be a part of the "Theater experience" and building family in the process. 3) Having vision to bring encouragement and reward to the actors in an always Christian atmosphere.
  • I was hoping for a Christ-centered, caring, safe environment in which my children would learn real skills, develop their talents, have fun, meet and work with others, be mentored by experienced, skilled professionals, and do it all unto God. That's what you provided.
  • My daughter was very shy and reserved. I was really encouraged to see her so excited and working hard every week. She came out of her shell and is con-fi-dent! 
  • A Christian based theater group is an answer to prayer!
  • The whole CYT team is very loving, caring, and very Christ-like in general. The kids that are part of CYT are respectful, caring, and accepting. You can tell that we all love each other a lot.
  • CYT has helped me find my voice and get over my stage fright. They challenged me and showed me the amazing things I could do.
  • CYT is a fantastic acting/musical theater program! I love the way we're able to perform actual full-scale shows rather than just scenes or songs. I also love how the teachers are more dedicated, more encouraging, and more on top of things than in any other program I know.
  • I expected to meet new people while glorifying God's name through musical theater - that is exactly what happened.
  • CYT has taught me how to take acting and musical theater seriously. I have learned how to keep my energy-level up even when I’m exhausted, pay much better attention in classes, and also just have fun doing musical theater.
  • CYT is not just about classes and productions, it's also about becoming family.
  • CYT has helped me become more confident.
  • When I'm at CYT, I feel special.
  • In everyone you encounter, the staff, the students, and even the parents, you can see Jesus in their hearts. You can tell by the way they speak to one another, and by the way they treat each other, that everyone there has a passion for Christ. Everybody treats everybody with kindness, respect, and the brotherly love that God tells us to have.
  • CYT has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zones. Singing and acting in front of friends and strangers can be intimidating, but I've learned much about God and myself through the program. I also have made many good friends.
  • At CYT...I'm one of the oldest kids. A few others and I played a leadership role. This role involved even more responsibility than line memorizing, because we were not only in charge of our own actions, but the actions of pretty much anyone ages 5-12.
  • I really enjoy the friendships I've developed over the years in CYT. Spending time with them and working with them on the production is both challenging and fulfilling. It is a highlight of my year!
  • Normally in theatre groups, or any groups of kids really, you have cliques. At CYT...they allow new people into their circle come lunch time...They do this regardless of age or gender. In fact, more times than not, we as a cast sit in one or two giant circles.

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