How To Set Up A New Family Account

All families will need a family account to register for classes.
Need a tutorial to walk you through it?  Click below. 
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ADD ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN AND CLICK 'SAVE'.
Questions? Contact cytjnny@gmail.com.

About

CYT offers classes for children ages 6-18 throughout the school year. They are two hours in length and run for ten consecutive weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. 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. 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.

Spring 2022 Session - Registration begins 2/1/22, with classes beginning the week of March 14th. 
Cost - $215 ($195 with early bird discount)
Early Bird discount ends February 22nd.

Scholarships/Payment Plans - Unfortunately, at this time we are very limited with our scholarship assistance. We will be accepting applications we receive on a needs based system. Qualifying applicants will be notified by the end of the February 22nd deadline. If your child is planning on auditioning, a payment of half the remaining balance will need to be made prior to auditions on March 18, 2022.
Please contact Jinny for help with payment plans.  

Refund Policy - Refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee, and a prorated fee for classes attended. No refunds will be issued after the second week of class. No refunds will be issued after your child auditions. 

 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Accents & Dialects 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Thursdays Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 31
CORE - Dance 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Thursdays Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 31
CORE - Dance 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Tuesdays Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 15 May 31
CORE - Drama 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Monday Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 14 May 31
CORE - Drama 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Monday Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 14 May 31
CORE - Voice 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Tuesdays Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 15 May 31
Improv 10-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Thursdays Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 17 May 31
North Idaho Christian School 7-18 CYT@school
(Spring 2022)
North Idaho Christian School Wed 3:30am - 5:30am Apr 13 May 25
Senior Follies 17-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Tuesdays Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 15 May 31
Shaking Up Shakespeare 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2022)
Canvas Church - Monday Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mar 14 May 31

Curriculum


CYT offers a wide variety of classes that 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. CYT North Idaho offers classes in acting, dancing, and singing, as well as specialty classes. Specialty classes include curriculum such as special effects makeup, prop making, theater tech, and more! Please note these classes vary per session.

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!

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.

Current Teachers:

Charlsie Cartier

Charlsie Cartier has been dancing since age three, and her love for it has grown with her. Beginning with ballet and tap, Charlsie has also pursued jazz, lyrical, swing, Latin and modern dance. A CYT-NI alum, she began her adventure with CYT at a summer camp in 2009. Her time in CYT was an instrument God used to grow her as a performer, dancer, friend and individual. Since then, Charlsie has taught multiple classes as well as choreograph for CYT-NI. Her other pursuits include homemaking, writing fiction, helping homeschool her sweet sister, and spending as much time outside with her husband as possible.


Emily James

Emily is a CYT North Idaho Alumni. She currently works at North Idaho Christian School as their music teacher. She also owns a private voice and piano studio. She studied music education at Eastern Washington University. She is excited to be teaching Our Gang this quarter and to be part of the CYT North Idaho family again.


Emma Jillson

My name is Emma Jillson, I am 18 years old. I’ve been trained in all styles of dance for the past 7 years and now I also teach dance and choreograph. I’ve been apart of CYT for two years.


Jaelyn Young

Jaelyn is a recent graduate from CYT North Idaho. She has been a part of this program since she was 10 years old. CYT has always been a super important part of her life and she has made lifelong friends here! She is so excited to be able to introduce the new generation of CYT to the art of theatre. Jaelyn is currently a full time student at North Idaho College studying dental hygiene. She is so thankful for this opportunity and super excited to get started!


Jenny Keough

This will be Jenny’s 4th session teaching at CYT. She has been involved in a few different aspects of CYT throughout the last couple of years. She has been a backstage mom when her son Javin is performing, short play director, core drama teacher, greenroom chair for Shrek the Musical and this is her first summer as a camp councelor “play in a week” director. She also played the role of Queen Constantina in CCT’s production of Cinderella. She has loved theater from a very young age and took acting, singing and dance lessons throughout her childhood. She has performed off and on through the years on TV shows and movie sets and was cast the part of Cinderella and Ariel at Disneyland in her early 20’s. She loves being part of the CYT family and her goal as a teacher is to make every kid know how important, loved, accepted and amazing they are through the experience of theater.


Jessica Belisle

Jessica Belisle has been the Artistic Director at CYT North Idaho for 3 years. Jessica is a CYT Spokane Alumna, her love for theater started when she was 8 years old and she saw her first CYT show (Sleeping Beauty)! Jessica studied History and Theater at Carroll College in Helena Montana, has been working with CYT since 2011 and has worked on 20 CYT productions. Jessica firmly believes that through theater arts education a student can develop greater self awareness, empathy, discipline, teamwork, focus, passion, joy and confidence! Her goal is to cultivate an environment where every class, every production, every interaction, allows each student passing through CYT’s doors to feel, included, uplifted and inspired. Jessica is incredibly excited to be taking on such a delightful classic as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat!


MacKenzie Gandy

Dance teacher at CYT North Idaho!


Paisley Siemens

Paisley Siemens is a CYT North Idaho alumni, her first show with CYT dating back to 2008. As well as being involved in CYT, Paisley is also a trained dancer and has taken classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop and has been teaching dance for the past ten years. Along with her dance training she also has an AA in Music from North Idaho College. Paisley has loved being involved over the years in many different aspects of CYT including being a summer camp counselor and choreographer , teaching dance classes and musical theatre classes, directing shows and choreographing for both CYT and CCT productions. Paisley is also a dance instructor at Northern Dance Academy. She is extremely excited to be teaching for CYT this session and to be able to be part of a new generation of CYT students as they experience the program.


Presley DuPuis

Presley DuPuis is a proud CYT graduate who flipped over to the grown-up side and hasn't looked back since. He has worn many different hats in various CYT leadership roles with his work as a teacher, music director and director, pit musician, HYPE adviser, and improv coach. He has gone from being the kid who would play the piano when he wasn't allowed to, to one of the the accompanists himself, with his involvement in CYT dating back to 2008 at CYT North Idaho's first fully staged production: "Snow White." (where he played the Magic Mirror). Focusing on all aspects of music and theatre in his studies, Presley holds an A.S. in Music from North Idaho College and is currently finishing his degrees in both Collaborative Piano and Vocal Performance at Eastern Washington University. He has musically directed and played piano for many productions with local high schools, college productions, elementary choirs, community theatres, and his all time favorite gigs: CYT North Idaho and CYT Spokane.


Tyler McCabe

Tyler McCabe is a proud CYT North Idaho alumni and is so excited to switch over to the teaching side of things! He joined the program in 2014, and has since been involved in 24 shows with this branch. In his time as a student, Tyler gained experience as a cast member, crew member, and stage manager. He was the HYPE Secretary/Treasurer for 4 years, and worked as a camp and class TA for 5 years. During his senior year he was also given the opportunity to teach CYT @ School for North Idaho Christian School, where he had an absolute blast. Tyler has also performed in various shows at Aspire Community Theatre, Lake City Playhouse, Spokane Civic Theatre, Liberty Lake Community Theatre, and Spokane Valley Summer Theatre. Tyler has an Associates of Arts from North Idaho College, and will start earning his BFA in Acting for Theatre in the fall at Utah Valley University. Tyler thanks CYT and theatre for bringing so much joy and light into his life, and he is excited and grateful to share these gifts with the next generation. The theatre should be a safe space for students to learn and grow, and Tyler is excited to teach at an organization that upholds those values so well!