Winter Camp Workshops are coming soon!
Our first workshopis an exciting one-day session that will focus on mastering the art of callbacks, a crucial element in the audition process. Catrina and Stephen will guide participants in successfully diving into scenes at a moment's notice, connecting with and embodying the emotions of characters, and honing the essential skills of being a standout actor, not just during callbacks but in all aspects of your craft. Prepare to unlock your full acting potential and leave with the tools to shine in the callback room and beyond.

In January join us for a double-weekend intensive lead by some of your favorite CYT instructors who will guide and empower students to create and/or perform versions of their favorite "remixed" fairytales that will be presented in a main stage final showcase on Saturday, January 13th! This is a great opportunity to step into a larger role, sing a solo or wear a mic as you participate in student-made productions. The Workshops will be broken up into 3 groups with varying opportunities based on age. 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:

CYT COVID 19 Update

Welcome back to CYT Santa Cruz, we look forward to sharing our 2022-23 Season with each one of you. We will continue to protect the health and safety of every participant as we operate under the current Day Camps guidance. Because we are an after-school enrichment program and not an accredited school nor a licensed child-care facility there is no specific guidance that fits our program precisely. Therefore, we have been advised to follow the Day Camps Guidance.  

We have designed our Winter session to have large classrooms, outdoor areas, and/or larger spaces to allow more room for physical distancing, we continue using enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures, among other modifications designed with your safety in mind. We will respond to any changes in the guidelines as it becomes necessary. Current guidance for Covid illness is found here.


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.


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!

How to Register

Set up a Family Account before you register for classes:
  1. Click on the "person" icon at top right corner of our website (to right of "DONATE" on any page).
  2. Click on "NEW ACCOUNT" in the pop up window.
  3. Fill out the information required, with the parent's info first.
  4. To add a child to the account, click on the +Family Member button.
If you are already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Go to the "Classes" page
  2. First select your "Student's Age"
  3. Click on the Class Name of your choice
  4. Click on the "Register Now" button
  5. Select the family member that will be in the class
  6. You will now have an option to sign up for audition times. Auditions are not required.
  7. If you don't sign up now, you will have that option later in your family account

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