Fall 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN!

CYT Portland is excited to announce we will be continuing our classes at Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus! Classes will be offered Mondays and Thursdays.

The Enchantment of Theater is coming to you this Fall! Join us for a term of zany fun and whimsical fantasy as CYT classes explore singing, acting and dancing through some of your favorite fantasy stories. Fun will be had, friends will be made and imaginations will soar. Don't miss out! Students enrolled in classes are eligible to audition for our productions of Beauty and the Beast and Annie Kids. It will be a term to remember!

*Please note that Monday classes begin 9/11/2023 due to Labor Day.

About CYT Classes

CYT Portland 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 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.

There is something for everyone ages 4-18. As our students sing, dance and act they will also work on the “Find Your Character” elements of CYT. This focuses on developing and growing positive character within our students with themes such as endurance and joy. We seek to create a positive environment where every student’s unique personality is embraced and accepted.

At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. 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.

Enrolled students, ages 8 – 18, have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 12 and up may work on a backstage crew.

Classes may include but are not limited to:
  • Wiggles (Ages 4-5)
  • Our Gang (Ages 6-7) 
  • Dance/Movement
  • Drama 
  • Voice
  • Musical Theater I & II
  • Auditions and Callbacks 
  • Comedy and Improv 
  • Technical Theater; such as Makeup, Set Design, etc.
  • Stunts and Combat.
Classes are held once a week for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. During the tenth class week, a showcase is presented in which each class performs a brief prepared presentation, showcasing what they have learned over the session. Every CYT student participates in the Class Showcase!  

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Thur-Core, Balance, and Strength: Be a Beast 12-79 Portland
(Fall 2023)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 4:30pm - 5:15pm Sep 14 Nov 02

Snack Cards

This is where you can purchase a Snack Card for your Student to use for snacks during CYT Classes.
Each Snack Card costs $10.

Current Teachers:

Brenda Carlson

I have been dancing for 30+ years and teaching fitness and dance for the past 10 years. I teach barre, mobility, functional movement, toning and dance at various venues in the Portland metro area. It's such a privilege to combine music, movement and community into one space. It's something that ends up extending beyond the four walls of a workout room. I live in Sherwood with my ever changing amount of adult (and on the verge of adulthood) kids and my husband, Adam who never complains that I'm out teaching or dancing almost every night.

“Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.”

Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends!

There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

Have Questions?

Don't worry, we have answers! Just follow the link below to read through our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also send an email to office@cytportland.org  and we will get back to you promptly!

Inquiring about scholarships?

CYT Portland is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs.  Click below for our scholarship application.