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Class registration is open for Fall 2019.

CYT offers classes for children ages 6-18 throughout the school year. Classes are held for two hours once a week 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.

Cost - $195.00 ($175 with the early bird discount - ends 8/20/19)

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 or to students who audition for the sessions show.

Scholarships Available (up to 50% off until 8/20/19) Please email application to

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Bandstand The Musical 13-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 10 Nov 26
Broadway Dance 8-13 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 12 Nov 26
CORE - Dance 8-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 11 Nov 26
CORE - Drama 8-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 11 Nov 26
CORE - Voice 8-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 12 Nov 26
Improv 101 10-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 12 Nov 26
Our Gang 6-7 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 10 Nov 26
Stunts and Combat 8-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 11 Nov 26
The Importance of Being Earnest 10-18 CDA
(Fall 2019)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Sep 10 Nov 26


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. 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.


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.
CYT@school brings the same energy and education from our regular classes straight into your school! CYT North Idaho partners with public and private schools throughout Kootenai County to bring the arts to their students.

The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students perform in an end-of-session Showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. Our teachers are enthusiastic positive role models who lead and inspire.

You can currently register for the CYT@school program for North Idaho Christian School by clicking register here button below. However, only students attending NICS may sign up for the program at this time. Other schools will be added soon. 


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!

Current Teachers:

Bonnie Throckmorton

Programs Coordinator
Bonnie has a Degree in Vocal Performance and Communication. As a Vocal Performer her most memorable performance was by far her two trips to Carnegie Hall. Bonnie has acted for over 17 years in many community theater company's including Magenta Community Theater in Vancouver WA, Grace Community in Houston TX, CCT, Coeur d' Alene. She has over 20 years of dance; her favorite form of dance is Hip Hop, and Ballroom. She has also worked with children in many capacities including teaching, directing, and coaching. Her love for the Lord and kids is why she is here. "God gave us these talents, let's use them for His Glory. It's all His stage."

Christopher Tortora

Chris Tortora began his career in the entertainment industry as a stuntman for numerous stunt shows at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and was personally hand selected by George Lucas to portray Han Solo for Disney Hollywood Studios. While working stunt shows in Florida, he met Cinderella at Walt Disney World and they were soon married. He has also worked on many television shows like SeaQuest w. Roy Scheider, Mortal Kombat the series and From Earth to the Moon with Tom Hanks and Mark Harmon. Working as a Stuntman, Director and Stunt Coordinator has also allowed him to travel the globe, and in 1999, King Solomon’s Mines, (a stunt show he Stunt Coordinated and Directed), became the #1 Show in Europe. Locally he is known as Marshal Jack in the train stunt show out at Silverwood Theme Park. In addition to writing, casting, directing, stunt coordinating and creating shows for Silverwood, he has also stunt coordinated shows for Christian Youth Theater and local High schools. In 2015, he became a published author (under pen name Jack Castle) with Edge Sci-fi and Fantasy Publishing. His novels have been consistently ranked as the Top 100 Bestselling books on Amazon and are available worldwide in e-book and print. For more information on his books, visit:

David Eldridge

David Eldridge recently graduated with his AA in Theatre and is stoked to be Co teaching for the first time at CYT. You might remember him from CYT's Schoolhouse Rock Live, or Snow White and the prince (Mirror). He plans to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre. When he's doing rehearsing he has a side business taking headshots, and also enjoys swimming and exploring new places”--

Erin Allsup

Erin Allsup is a CYTNI alumni. She was introduced to this organization back in 2011 and performed in over a dozen shows. Behind the scenes, Erin studied various styles of dance at Northern Dance Academy. Under the direction of Nicola Hanson, she learned tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, etc. Dance has always been a passion for Erin. She loves having the opportunity to teach others. She hopes to eventually go on to choreograph shows on the big stage.

Jessica Belisle

Artistic Director
Jessica Belisle is ecstatic to be the new Artistic Director of CYT North Idaho! 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 and has been working with CYT since 2011 as a Production Intern, Intern Artistic Director, HYPE Adviser, Camp Director, Teacher, and Director. 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 feel, included, uplifted and inspired. She hopes that the vibrant CYT culture will build each student’s skills and provide opportunities for those skills to be grown.

Kynzie Washington

Kynzie Washington is thrilled to be returning to CYT. From ages 10 to 18, she participated in camps, classes, and shows at CYT and loved every minute. Since graduating from CYT, Kynzie has been primarily involved in local community theater. In the past couple years, she has taught camps with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and has directed Seussical and Willy Wonka at Dalton Elementary. Kynzie will be graduating from North Idaho College this spring and will pursue a career in children’s theatre and education. Theatre has taught her more than she ever thought it could and she hopes to share her joy for the performing arts with all of her students.

Laurel Vanderhoof

Laurel Vanderhoof has been a part of CYT North Idaho for the last 12 years performing in about 20 shows, as well as teacher assisting, and is excited to share her experiences with the new generation of upcoming artists. She is currently working her way into traveling and seeing the world. Her love for the arts and teaching exudes in great amounts. She would love to be teaching primary education in her future. CYT has been her whole life, and Laurel is thrilled and passionate about being a kick starter for some of the next stars of the stage.

Paisley DuPuis

Paisley DuPuis 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 five years. She recently graduated from North Idaho College with an AA in music. Paisley has loved being involved over the years in many different aspects of CYT including being a CYT camp counselor and choreographer , teaching classes and choreographing for both CYT and CCT productions. She is very excited to be teaching for CYT this session and to be able to be a part of a new generation of CYT students experience in the program.

River Hopkins

River Hopkins has years of experience in stage management and technical theatre. She started working in greenroom years ago when her daughter auditioned for and was in her first show. She then moved from greenroom to house to tech. Since then she has worked with CYT Spokane, North Idaho, ACT, LCP, LLT, and CST. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with the wonderful kids here in North Idaho.