Get involved in CYT beyond the stage! CYT has many programs in place that foster theater arts in the community and we’d love for you to take part in the various initiatives that CYT has going on.
 

Bel Canto

Bel Canto is CYT's new Vocal Studio. We offer private voice instruction to students of all ages. Whether the student wants to have a vocal career or just want to improve for their own enjoyment, our instructors will help you reach your goal. We are committed to helping every student develop their God given talents to the best of their ability. Bel Canto is not limited to CYT students. We welcome anyone in our community who has the desire to learn.

Our goals include high quality vocal training through private and group lessons as well as ensembles. We also offer the next step by offering Performance Coaching. We believe the singer should not only have a beautiful sound but also have the ability to connect with their audience. Performance coaching is learning how to connect or communicate with your audience through your song. 

We also feel it is important for singers to have basic keyboard skills, sight singing and music theory. These skills are essential in becoming a well rounded vocalist!

Bel Canto also offers a wide variety of classes to help the singer develop their talent. We will offer new classes every semester. Our classes will run on a semester bases which are September-December and January-May. You do not need to be a CYT student to take our classes however, if you need CYT class credit Bel Canto classes will count as your class to audition for shows.

For more information go to our website at belcanto.musicteachershelper.com or contact our Director of Music, Pam King at 540-287-7836.
 

CYT@school

CYT wants to ensure that students everywhere have an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of theater. CYT@school is a low-cost after school program that supports performing arts training in public and private schools. The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students perform in an end-of-session Showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. Our teachers are enthusiastic positive role models who lead and inspire.

CYT@school:academy

Founded on the model of weekly homeschool co-ops, the academy gives driven homeschool and daytime students the chance to focus on the arts wholeheartedly. This performing arts track provides a full day’s access to instruction that will nurture creativity, foster artistry, and prepare students for transition into college-level arts programs with ease. Built upon the diverse talents needed for a performing arts career, students of all ages can focus on all aspects of the performing arts at the technical and style level, to include choreography, creative writing, American Sign Language (ASL), performance, acting, directing and more.

The available training opportunities will be in subjects such as, but not limited to: Ballet, Stretching, Strength and Technique, Choreography and Performance, Creative Writing for Script and Stage, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Audition/warm-up Techniques- vocal and physical, ASL and Performance, Acting and Improv Technique, Etc.
The ultimate goal is to provide two levels (elementary and secondary) of focused artistic instruction in a wide variety of fields. To create dancers and actors that are even better equipped for CYT performance opportunities, as well as their own futures. For high school students, the goal is to also focus on collegiate or post-graduation level opportunities, including audition techniques, resume' building and more.

The per-student fee for each 9-week session is $375 for a whole day, and $200 for a half day. Classes will be held at our CYT Studio in the Westwood Office Park and begin August 22. 13-18 year old students will meet Tuesdays from 10am to 2:40pm and 8-12 year old students will meet Fridays 10am to 2:40pm.

For more information or if you have questions, please email contactus@cytfred.org.

HYPE

High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a leadership training group designed to challenge and guide the advanced students of CYT to be leaders inside and outside of CYT. Getting involved by serving the community around them, continuing to grow as an individual, and committing themselves to excellence in all they do are the core components of this CYT program.

Decathlon

The CYT Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character that is consistent with CYT values.  The Decathlon Award will be awarded to students, aged 16-18, who have met the  following requirements, within the past five years.
1. Completion of 2 Music Classes* 
2. Completion of 2 Dance Classes (must be different styles)* 
3. Completion of 2 Drama Classes* 
4. Completion of 2 Specialty Classes (Improv, makeup, technical, costume design, audition workshop, etc.)* One week of CYT Middle School/High School Camp may be substituted for one class session. 
5. Completion of 2 other Classes, any focus* 
6. Participation in good standing for 2 years membership in HYPE or documented 40 hours of community service through church, school or civic organization 
7. Participation in a minimum of 10 Productions, at least one as a cast member 
8. Participation in a minimum of one Production as a crew member 
9. Participation in a volunteer position during 1 CYT Session (such as hair, makeup, concessions, docent, ushers, strike party volunteer, etc.) 
10. Completion of a written essay on the topic of CYT values and character. See your Area Coordinator for more details on the essay requirements. 
*A completed class means fulfilling the entire 10 weeks session (with one absence allowed). Repeating the same class does not count as two classes.