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CYT offers classes for children ages 6-18 throughout the school year. Classes are two hours in length with the option of a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday class. They 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 - $199.00 ($179 with the early bird discount - ends November 15th )

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 11/15/19 ) Please email application to

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Accents & Dialects 10-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 04 Mar 05
CORE - Dance 8-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Mar 05
CORE - Drama 8-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Mar 05
CORE - Voice 8-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 05 Mar 05
Finding Neverland 8-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Mar 05
Lyrical Dance 12-18 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 05 Mar 05
Our Gang - Pirates & Pixies! 6-7 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Mar 05
Tumbling 8-12 CDA
(Winter 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 05 Mar 05


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. 


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 companies 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."

Christina Baretto

Christina Barreto is a theater enthusiast! She has first fell in love with theater when she was enlisted to play in the band of CCT Spokane's Hairspray in 2013! She has played in countless pits since then and sees as many musicals in the area as she possible can!

David Eldridge

David Eldridge recently graduated with his AA in Theatre and is excited to be teaching Core Drama 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 done 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.

Kira Lambas

As former CYT student, and USAG certified gymnastics coach, Kira Lambas is excited to bring together her 7 years of coaching experience and love of theatre! Kira started doing theatre with CYTNI in 2010, and was so excited to jump back in this summer by stage managing Singing in the Rain for CCT. After graduating, she has worked with many local theatre companies and has found her passion in the performing arts! Kira found her love of coaching gymnastics by accident while doing a middle school job shadowing program, and the rest is history! She has coached from preschoolers all the way up to teens, competitive men's and women's artistic gymnastics, and is now the Program Director for Recreational Gymnastics at Avant Coeur Gymnastics right here in CDA! Kira is excited to share her knowledge and passion with the CYTNI Family.

Kynzie Washington

Kynzie Washington is thrilled to be teaching at 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 year and plans to 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.

Lily Winde

Lily Winde has had seven years of acting experience in various theaters around the Inland Northwest. She loves all the aspects of theater arts but her real passion lies in storytelling. She loves to write and share morals through the power of stage play. Theater is a great way to teach people lessons about friendship and loyalty through simple stories like Toy Story and The Lion King. Every story has a heart and Lily is excited to share the heart of storytelling with every student she meets this coming year.

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.