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.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Audition Master Class 8-18 Tucson
(Winter 2022)
Christ Church United Methodist Thu 6:00pm - 9:00pm Jan 20 Jan 20
Introduction to Improv! - Master Class 8-12 Tucson
(Winter 2022)
Christ Church United Methodist Sun 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jan 09 Jan 09
Newsies-inspired Tap Master Class 8-18 Tucson
(Winter 2022)
Christ Church United Methodist Fri 6:00pm - 8:00pm Dec 10 Dec 10
Our Gang 5-7 Tucson
(Spring 2022)
Christ Church United Methodist Tue 6:00pm - 7:30pm Jan 17 Mar 29

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 2021
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and          
Mini-Audition Workshop:  August 2nd, 2021
Bring A Friend Night: August 9th, 2021
Holiday (No Classes):  NONE
Class Showcase:  October 4th, 2021

Winter 2021
Master Classes Only This Session
See Central Location for Dates
 
Spring 2022
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and
Audition Mini-Workshop:
  January 17th,2022
Bring A Friend Night:  January 24th, 2022
Holiday (No Classes):
 March 13th, 2022 - March 20th, 2022 (Spring Break)
Class Showcase:  March 28th, 2022

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 2021
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  August 3rd, 2021
Bring A Friend Night: August 10th, 2021
Holiday (No Classes):  NONE
Class Showcase:  October 5th, 2021

Winter 2021
Master Classes Only This Session
Location: CCUM 

December 10th, 2021
January 6th, 2022
January 9th, 2022
January 20th, 2022


Spring 2022
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  January 18th, 2022
Bring A Friend Night: January 25th, 2022
Holiday (No Classes):  
March 13th - March 20th, 2022 (Spring Break)
Class Showcase:  March 29th, 2022

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:

Katie Mason

Katie is a graduate of the CYT program. She's continued involvement with CYT as an Our Gang teacher and choreographer for our recent productions of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "James and the Giant Peach." She has also choreographed musical theater productions, performing arts camps, and show choirs with several schools and organizations. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education.


Thea Hinojosa

Thea Hinojosa is a Tucson native. She began her own performing journey at age 5, when she discovered and joined Kids Unlimited. When Thea aged out of the program as a teenager, she began teaching classes. She teaches many different levels of jazz, as well as the performing group classes at KU. In 2016 Thea joined the Tucson community theater scene. Her first experience was as a member of the ensemble and co-dance caption for AZ OnStage’s production of Producers. Thea was cast as Donna Sheridan in PCC’s Mamma Mia in the spring of 2019. Early 2020, she co-directed/co-choreographed SAPAC’s production of Hot Mikado. Co-choreographing Matilda, alongside Kelli Workman, was an absolute blast, working with the students and families at CYT was an unforgettable experience. Thea has a wonderful husband, Allen, and a beautiful toddler, Adilene, whom she loves very much. Allen, thank you for supporting me in my endeavors and holding it down at home for our family.