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Fall 2017 Classes

REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASS.

CYT offers three class sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring) per school year for students age 6-18. Each session includes ten weekly classes of drama, dance, voice, and other theater specialties. For the final week of class, students display a portion of what they have learned by participating in a high-energy Showcase for family and friends. Students develop their skills by learning from experienced teachers, performers, and technicians while having fun and making lifelong friends! Showcase for the Fall 2017 session will be 7 pm, Tuesday, November 14th, location TBD. This is a free performance.

Enrolled students, age 8-18, also are eligible to audition for this session's CYT Broadway-style musical. Students may also serve as ushers, work on a backstage crew, assist with props, makeup, costumes, or special activities (raffles and souvenir table). Families who become part of the cast will incur some additional expenses such as a production fee ($100 per student) and, if needed, makeup, shoes, tights, etc. Many of the show fees are optional and can be purchased online.

Current tution fee: $195 per student.
Discounts: (May not combine Early Bird with other discounts.)
Early Bird Discount: save $20 when you register by: August 25, 2017
Sibling Discount: save $20 per additional child
Multiple Class Discount: save $20 on the 2nd+ class.

REFUND POLICY - REFUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO A $25 PROCESSING FEE, AND A PRO-RATED FEE FOR CLASSES ATTENDED. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASS OR TO STUDENTS WHO AUDITION FOR THE SESSION'S SHOW.

Scholarship assistance is available. (Applications must be received before the Early Bird deadline, August 25, 2017.)

Classes are held at Canvas Church (formerly Coeur d'Alene Assembly Church) , 2200 N. 7th Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Tuesday Classes
begins September 12
from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Our Gang (Little Annie's Orphans)
(ages 6-7)

Come learn the fundamentals of musical theater with a focus on our fall show, the Broadway smash hit, Annie. This high-energy class will include songs, dance, drama games, skits, and other theater fun. It is designed to build self-confidence and stimulate imagination. All "Little Girls" and Boys ages 6-7 are invited!
* Please note that Our Gang students are NOT eligible to audition for this session's production.


Core Dance  *   This class is full
(ages 8-18)
Learn the basic techniques of one of the most exciting elements of theater: DANCE! Both jazz and tap are used throughout many musicals in American theater. They are exciting styles which require discipline and practice. Class teaches beginning forms of movement, including tap and jazz.

Core Drama  *
(ages 8-18)
This class will cover acting fundamentals, staging, movement and character interpretation. We will also go over audition basics, terminology, theater etiquette, and an overview of backstage functions. Perfect for anyone just starting out in theater!

Harmonies and A Capella
(ages 12-18)
Core Voice
This class will have fun working with intermediate students on small group pieces (duets/trios) as well as larger choral pieces. You will learn how to sing parts & harmonies in different styles including barbershop and modern a capella; how to recognize and pick out parts; hold your part and blend with others to make a beautiful group performance. Learn skills that will make you a valuable cast or ensemble member, while preparing a seasonal performance for Showcase!"

Matilda the Musical   
(ages 9-13)                          **AGE CHANGE**
All Cores Complete
Do you love all aspects of musical theater? Come join the class that is for the student who loves to sing, dance, and tell a story through music. Improve your singing, dancing, and acting skills by taking it to the next level. This course will explore the art of storytelling through songs from the Broadway musical Matilda. Capture your audience’s attention from the moment you walk onstage. Learn how to create stage presence whether you are the lead or an ensemble member. Every student will get the opportunity to shine in a musical number and perform in showcase!

Improv 101 
(ages 12-18)

This class teaches basic improvisational skills as well as perfecting students’ abilities to think on their feet! Students will learn how to create a scene, character, and conflict in a matter of seconds as they master the rules of improvisational acting. Upon completion of this course, students will have experience in the following areas:

  • The basic tenets of Improv
  • Thinking creatively and quickly as a team
  • Effectively initiating and navigating the necessary steps involved in creating an Improv. scene

Thursday Classes
Begins September 14
from 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Core Drama  *
(ages 8-18)
This class will cover acting fundamentals, staging, movement and character interpretation. We will also go over audition basics, terminology, theater etiquette, and an overview of backstage functions. Perfect for anyone just starting out in theater!

Core Voice  *
(ages 8-18)
Come learn to share your vocal abilities with an audience. Class teaches the basic ways to sound good and look good while you’re performing great music. Students will be taught the basics of good singing technique, receive training in how to use their voices correctly, and how to have a confident audition.

Advanced Acting for TV  This class is full
(ages 10-18)
All Cores Complete
In this advanced acting class learn to hone your acting skills to suit the various types of on-camera acting, from commercials to TV to film. Using scripts from current projects for Film and TV learn the basics of shining in front of a camera. Get ready for your close-up!

Act Like You're Dancing
(ages 8-18)
Core Drama & Core Dance
Learn to dance while developing and staying in character. In this exciting class you will explore the use of fundamental musical theater dance in combination with your acting skills.

All Things Annie!    This class has been cancelled
(ages 12-18)
All Cores Complete
This class will focus on some of Broadway's most famous characters named Annie! Students will learn, rehearse and work on scenes from Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Anne of Avonlee and Oklahoma (Annie Ado). Come sharpen your acting, dancing and singing skills and have fun!

*  Our Core Classes are foundational courses designed to prepare our young performers to be excellent actors and excellent learners. Core Classes provide the basic understanding of many different facets of musical theater that is required to take on more challenging Specialty Classes also offered each session. These classes are noted by their prerequesites.