About CYT Classes

CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for nine to ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session.

Most of the classes are small to insure personal attention and growth. At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis as well as a sense of being part of the community. 

Showcase Performance

During the last week of class, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned. Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which each class makes a 10-15 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session.

Parents, friends, relatives, and community members are invited to attend CYT Seattle's Showcase Performances on the last day of classes, free of charge!

CYT 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.

CYT Student Guidelines

All students who participate are required to sign a behavior contract as part of their participation in the CYT Seattle Program, highlights below.
  • Respect for other students, parents, teachers, directors, artistic teams, coordinators and facilities is expected.
  • Honoring and appropriate language will be used; no name calling, insults, bullying gossip or profanity is allowed.
  • CYT Students are expected to attend all classes and showcases during the session they are enrolled. This especially applies to students cast in the show. 
  • CYT expects purity of self in relationships with others & one's own body; therefore, drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited.
  • Overt physical contact between students is inappropriate at CYT Activities. 

CYT Dress Code

  • CYT expects students to dress modestly and appropriately, in a way that promotes a healthy & wholesome environment for all participants.
  • Overly tight or revealing clothing is not acceptable, regardless of gender.
  • Midriffs must be covered, even when arms are raised or when seated, regardless of gender.
  • Undergarments are not to be visible or exposed by any student, regardless of gender.
  • As a general rule, closed toe shoes are best needed for rehearsals and classes.