CYT Portland SUMMER INTENSIVE FOR TEENS!


This Summer CYT Portland Teens will have an incredible audition intensive training opportunity! 

Bright and early on Saturday,  August 17th, CYT Portland will hold a day long Intensive to cover all the ins and outs of Auditioning. From Cold Reads to Vocal performance to Dance tryouts students will learn all they need to know about perfecting their auditioning techniques. This Intensive  is for 11-18 year olds

Fall 2024 Classes Coming Soon!

CYT Portland will be offering 8 week classes on Monday's and Thursday's this Fall.
Class times will be 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM. Please note that this is 15 minutes earlier than previous sessions.
Also note that due to Labor Day out 1st Monday class will be held on Tuesday September 3rd.

Our session theme and class offerings will be listed soon!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
CYT Summer Audition Intensive 11-18 Portland
(Summer 2024)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Sat 8:15am - 4:35pm Aug 17 Aug 17

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!  

Snack Cards

Parents,
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:

Lisa Allison

Lisa has been dancing and performing since she was very young. She received a BA in theatre performance and theatre administration from Whitworth University. She has studied numerous styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, swing, ballroom, and latin. Since graduating, she has been active working with professional and community theaters in the Portland and Salem area stage managing and choreographing. She believes we were all made with the ability to dance, and with a little practice and instruction, we can create something very beautiful through movement. For Lisa, dance is a joyful expression of the soul, and she is excited to share that joy with others. When not working on a production, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Kyle, and their children Lexie, Marcus, Jinora, and Ezra.


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


Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​

Curriculum

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!

Showcase

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.