CYT’s class sessions are designed to offer students performing arts classes at every skill level in drama, voice, and dance.  Along with those classes, specialty theatrical opportunities such as makeup, film, and stage combat classes may also be available during the year. Enrolled students are not required to audition for a show, and may just participate in a class.

Our Fall and Spring Sessions consist of a 10-week session, with weekly classes offered at two locations. Our Winter term consists of stand-alone Master Classes focusing on various aspects of the performing arts. Students are encouraged to try different classes in each session to broaden their performing arts training.  There may also be pre-requisites needed in order to enroll in certain classes.  

Classes for students ages 8-18 are two hours long.  The Our Gang class for students ages 5-7 runs for 90 minutes.  All classes culminate in a showcase performance where each class presents a mini-performance of what they learned over the previous 9 weeks.

*Note on COVID-19: We are thrilled to resume in-person classes and productions, however, we are mindful of the continued spread of COVID-19. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, we encourage all who are eligible to receive the vaccine and applicable boosters. We will update our mitigation strategies as needed to align with current CDC and local health department recommendations. This may include wearing masks. If your child displays any symptoms of illness, we ask that your child not attend class or rehearsal.*

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
CYT Carolers 2022! 5-79 Tucson
(Winter 2023)
TBD Sat 12:00am - 12:00am Nov 19 Dec 22

Northwest Classes

Monday Evenings
  • Ages 5 - 7:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Ages 8 - 18:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ina Road Christ Church 
2425 W. Ina Road 
Tucson, AZ 85741

Site Coordinator: Charlene De Witt 

 

Session Dates

Fall 2022
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and          
Mini-Audition Workshop:  August 8, 2022
Bring A Friend Night: August 15, 2022
No Class: October 10, 2022
Class Showcase:  October 17, 2022

Winter 2023
Master Classes Only This Session
TBD
 
Spring 2023
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and
Audition Mini-Workshop:
 February 6, 2023
Bring A Friend Night:  February 13, 2023
Class Showcase:  April 10, 2023

Central Classes

Tuesday Evenings
  • Ages 5 - 7:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Ages 8-18:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
Christ Church United Methodist (CCUM)
655 N Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

Site Coordinator: Lisa Foster 

Session Dates

Fall 2022
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  August 9, 2022
Bring A Friend Night: August 16, 2022
No Class: October 11, 2022
Class Showcase:  October 18, 2022


Winter 2023
Master Classes Only This Session
TBD

Spring 2023
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  February 7, 2023
Bring A Friend Night: February 14, 2023
Class Showcase:  April 11, 2023

Financial Assistance

We give consideration for scholarships to help offset the cost of classes and productions for families that meet Title One Full Meal guidelines. Please visit the scholarship page for full details, deadlines for submission, and online application form.

Current Teachers:

Ani Ehramjian

Ani is a CYT Tucson alumna, having performed in over 20 musicals throughout her time in the program. Her favorite performance was as Grandma Addams in The Addams Family. She previously assistant directed Shrek, Freaky Friday, Seussical, and Matilda. Ani received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Arizona and is currently teaching history at Sahuarita High School.


Michael Rhodes

Michael Rhodes has been with CYT Tucson since 2010, when he joined the artistic team as music director for “Annie”. Since then, he has been involved with numerous shows, including Shrek, James and the Giant Peach, Bye Bye Birdie, A Christmas Story, Doctor Dolittle, The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Matilda, and Newsies. Michael holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona; he considers himself well-rounded with a history of collegiate involvement with Astronomy, Physics, and Humanities. Michael also holds an Associates degree in computer science, and works full-time in the field of cybersecurity. Michael considers CYT his extended family, and is excited to join the artistic team once again for this production, marking his involvement in 24 CYT shows.