CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. 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.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Day: Time: Start: End: Area: Location:
Descendants: How to Play a Villain 8-12 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church
Introduction to Ballet and Lyrical Dance 8-12 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church
Magic If Vocal Class 14-18 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church
Our Gang: You've Got a Friend In Me! 4-7 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church
The Triple Threat Technique 11-18 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church
[i] Sketch Comedy 11-18 Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Aug 07 Oct 09 Williamson County
(Fall 2018)
Christ Community Church

Curriculum

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. For a complete listing click here. 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:

Breana Hall

Bre is a Chicago native and former CYT Chicago teacher, choreographer and director. She has been performing most of her life and has appeared in such shows as Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, Chicago, RENT, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, and, along with various film and television, Bre recently toured with VeggieTales Live! She has also worked under the direction of Wicked’s mastermind, Stephan Schwartz, and dance captain of Broadway’s In The Heights. Being no stranger to the stage and screen has given Bre the determination and enthusiasm to share her experiences and passion of performing with children and students of all ages. Glorifying God through the arts has always been an important factor in Bre's life and she hopes that through CYT she can help students feel the same satisfaction of exploring their God-given talents to shine on stage!


Elise Horecka

Elise Horecka grew up in Nashville and began her dance training at the age of 4. Her theatre training started a few years later, and she eventually found a true passion in creating and teaching. After working as a choreographer and dance teacher in various theatre and dance programs since she was 16, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies and Theatre at Belmont University. She loves her CYT family, and is so happy God led her here.


Jessie Rodriguez

Jessie Rodriguez graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013 with degrees in Elementary Education and Theatre. While at Vanderbilt, she found her passion for theatre, acting in multiple productions with Vanderbilt Off-Broadway and Vanderbilt University Theatre. When not working with CYT, she teaches 3rd grade with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. She has been involved with 5 CYT productions, having served as Vocal Director for Annie Jr., Shrek the Musical, Oliver! and a member of the directing team for two Winter Galas. She is glad to have found CYT, a perfect melding of her passion for faith, education, and theatre.


Juan Alban

Juan Alban


Peter Horecka

A 2017 graduate of the Lutheran affiliated Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), I am currently a freelance Audio Engineer in the greater Nashville area. Growing up in Franklin with current CYT Leadership Team member Elise Horecka, I spent my childhood performing with the Starbright and Pulltight community theatre programs, developing a passion for musical theatre and performance. After a quick, two-year stint playing junior hockey in central Canada, I spent the next four years at Gustavus, earning a degree in Communication Studies while also studying vocal performance and performing with the premier concert choir. Joining CYT Nashville is an exciting opportunity as I get to rekindle my passion for musical theatre and performance with the bright, talented young performers here in my hometown. Looking forward to a fun ride!


Taylor Ruscitti

Taylor is a student at Belmont University in Nashville and is originally from Chicago. She grew up doing CYT Chicago and did 19 productions with them before graduating. As well as participating in the program, Taylor also spent several summers as a camp counselor teaching dance. Outside of CYT, she took tap, ballet, jazz, and pointe classes in a studio back at home. She is now studying biochemistry as well as dance with the intentions of teaching in a high school post graduation. She is so excited to now be a part of CYT Nashville and bring what she has learned to a new group of students!