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Winter 2017-18 Classes

REGISTRATION OPENS:  October 2nd, 8:00 am.
Thursdays, November 16 - January 18
and the following Mondays (November 20,
January 8 &15)

First Presbyterian Church
525 N. Broadway ( map )

Online registration in Christian Youth Theater is available up to the day before classes begin in each area. If you wish to register on the first day of class, you must do so at the class site. To register after that, please call the CYT office. Registrations after the second class will be discounted by $20.00.

Children of all levels of ability are welcome in CYT classes. No previous performance experience is required. We welcome children with disabilities or learning differences. If your child has a special need, please indicate by filling in details in the space provided on the registration form.

Multiple students can be registered per online application. All registrations must be paid in full before they can be processed; students will be placed on a waiting list until payment is made. Online debit or credit card payments can be made at time of registration, or at a later time. There is no additional fee for online payments!

Fees and Payment Information

EARLY REGISTRATION: (through Nov. 2, 2017)
Our Gang: Ages 5-7 $160
Act 1: Ages 8-12 $170
Act 2: Ages 13-18 $180

Our Gang: Ages 5-7 $170
Act 1: Ages 8-12 $180
Act 2: Ages 13-18 $190

Any family that enrolls more than one child in CYT will receive $10 off the second, $20 off the third, and $30 off the forth and up child.

Preferred method is to pay online with a VISA or MC card.

CYT Wichita
P.O. Box 26
Wichita, KS 67201

Requirements & Restrictions

All published staff, dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Students must meet age requirements by the first class day of the session.

Since some classes fill quickly, be sure to indicate a second choice.

Students need to fill out and bring Authorization Form to first class.

Students need to read CYT Behaviorial Guidelines before attending class.

Students need to dress according to CYT Dress Code at all CYT functions.

There is a $25.00 service charge for cancellations.

No Refunds will be given after the first class.
Students who audition for a production are NOT eligible for a refund.

Confirmation information will be emailed to you unless we are specifically requested to mail it.
Payment can be made online, by mail or in person.

CYT Wichita Classes

First Presbyterian Church - 525 N. Broadway, Wichita
Thursdays, November 16th - January 18th
and the following Mondays (November 20th, January 8th & 15th)
Ages 5-12       5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Ages 13-18     7:00 pm - 9:00pm

REGISTRATION OPENS October 2, 2017 @ 8:00AM!!

Act 1 : Ages 5-12
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Music Theater

Once Upon a time

Ages 8-12

Instructor: Erin Conry
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime as we go "Into the Woods" to tell the stories of the world's most beloved fairy tale characters as their stories unfold a little differently than we might remember. This class will center around making students well-rounded in the three main areas of musical theater - dance, voice, and drama. Students will learn a full range of music theater vocabulary and techniques in this class. *Note we will be utilizing the JR. version of this musical 


Core Dance


Ages 8-12

Instructor: Caroline Nordberg

Take the spotlight in this beginner level dance class and learn to tell your own story through the medium of dance. Use your movement and the music to tell a story and ignite inspiration within the audience and yourself! This class will focus on basic dance technique with a broad range of dance vocabulary and styles portrayed.


Advanced Dance (Core Dance Required)

stories in motion

Ages 8-12

Instructor: Nicole Cox

Learn to utilize the movement of the collective group to emote and energize! This class will teach you how to be aware of others on the dance floor, to sink up with your fellow dancers to create a visual image that moves us and encourage us, and to be better aware of how to use your dance space on stage. More advanced vocabulary, styles, and techniques will be employed.


Core Drama

rags to riches

Ages 8-12

Instructor: Jessica Thomas

Stories of redemption, stories of "rags to riches", and stories where the under dog wins are some of the most heart-felt narratives that warm our hearts, and uplift our spirits! Core Drama students will learn basic vocabulary, techniques, skills, and movements using scenes and monologues from familiar shows that provide these infamous stories, such as, "Oliver!", "Anastasia", "Cinderella", and more! 


Act 2: Ages 13-18
7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Spoken Word (Core Drama required)

Who tells your story?

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Dean Owens

Using the power of prose and poetry, this class will delve into word play, intonation, and voice inflection to create a monologue that is uniquely you. Learn about different styles of spoken word, and how they can be used to evoke raw emotion both from the poet and the people.


Core Drama: Character Development

story within a story

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Chelsey Ehresman

This beginner level drama class will explore the unique ways we can develop characters we play on stage by finding out how each character would tell a story. The "story wihin a story" is that every character from literature to the stage has a past, a present, and a future that shape they way they think and act. As an actor it's your job to know their background and use that to motivate the telling of the story. This class will also cover vocal projection, diction, stage movement, and memorization. 


Music Theater (Core)

Les Miserables  

(Class is full)

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Ryan Ehresman & Donna Mally

Join us as we travel back in time to the French Revolution and learn what ignited this historical event with the stories, the drama, and the beautiful music of the timeless classic "Les Miserables". This class will focus on all three main elements of music theater - drama, dance, and dialogue. Students will get the chance to work with two teachers, a vocal/drama coach and a choreographer, to bring this tale to life!


 Music Theater: Advanced (Core dance & voice required)

West side story

(Class is full)

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Ryan Ehresman & Donna Mally

Never has there been a better story teller than Shakespeare himself, and this take off of his classic "Romeo and Juliet" is the perfect marriage of rhythmic rhymes, dazzling dance steps, and fierce dramatization. In this class you will get the chance to work with two amazing teachers - vocal/drama and choreography - to create a creative display of this iconic Tony award winning musical by utilizing more advanced skills in the areas of dance, singing, and drama.


Stage Combat

famous fights

Ages 13-18

Instructor: Robert Thomas

Fights in movies and on the stage may look real, but making them look that way is no easy task! Using famous fight scenes from movies and shows this class will teach you how to combat on-stage safely and effectively. Students will learn the vocabulary behind stage combat, the techniques that make it look so effortless, and the timing that is incorporated to ensure it always looks real.