2021 Spring In Person Classes!

CYT Portland/Vancouver's Spring 2021 IN PERSON classes will be open for registration soon!

Starting March 30th ACT I begins at Hall Boulevard Baptist Church. For 5 weeks on Tuesday & Thursday nights students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of high quality 2 hour classes. Students can sign up for a class on both Tuesday and Thursday if they'd like!

ACT II begins May 11th and will offer classes as a continuation of some ACT I classes as well as new offerings. Tuesday & Thursday night classes will be hosted at Hall Boulevard Baptist Church for 5 weeks as well. 

This is a great opportunity for your student to take anywhere from 1-4 classes over the 10 weeks of ACT I and ACT II! Participation in ACT I classes is not required for ACT II.

We are excited to offer a compounding discount program for each family. After 1 student signs up for 1 class the discounts begin. Each additional class registration is eligible for a discount, up to 4 discounts per family. You get to choose ACT I, ACT II, Tuesday nights or Thursday nights, or all of the above, one student or more, whatever works best for your family.
  • 1 Student Registered for 1 Class = $185. Any additional classes for any students in your family the following discounts apply.
  • 2nd Class - Discount $20 = $165
  • 3rd Class - Discount $40 = $145
  • 4th Class -  Discount $60 = $125
  • 5th Class - Discount $80 = $105
CYT Portland/Vancouver is blesses to be partnering with Hall Boulevard Baptist Church to provide in person classes for your students! We are committed to following mandated safety protocols and providing a safe environment for your students!

Class registration will OPEN SOON for both ACT I & ACT II classes!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
(Act II - Thurs.) Beginning Dance: Teen Beach Party 10-14 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 13 Jun 10
(Act II - Thurs.) Beginning Musical Theater: Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Part Two 6-9 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 13 Jun 10
(Act II - Thurs.) Costuming: Costume Your Character 12-18 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 13 Jun 10
(Act II - Thurs.) Int/Ad Dance: Grease: Part 2 12-18 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 13 Jun 10
(Act II - Thurs.) Intermediate Drama: Duo Scenes with Heroes and Villains: Part 2 12-18 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 13 Jun 10
(Act II - Tues.) Beginning Dance: Beg. Choreography Dance Off! 10-14 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 11 Jun 08
(Act II - Tues.) Beginning Drama 7-12 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 11 Jun 08
(Act II - Tues.) Beginning Musical Theater: Make 'em Laugh: Part Two 6-9 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 11 Jun 08
(Act II - Tues.) Int/Ad Dance: Advanced Choreography Dance Off! 12-18 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 11 Jun 08
(Act II - Tues.) Intermediate Musical Theater: The Court Jester: Part Two 12-18 Portland
(Spring 2021)
Hall Boulevard Baptist Church Tue 5:30pm - 7:30pm May 11 Jun 08

Current Teachers:

Jay Tatco-Nowak

Jay started at CYT in 2017 as both the musical director for Beauty and the Beast Jr. and a vocal teacher. Since then he has been the musical director for Scrooge, Aladdin Jr. (Vancouver), Peter Pan Jr., and Tarzan. Jay has also continued to teach classes in music, acting, and dance. Alongside teaching and directing, Jay is also a performer. He has performed in Persephone at Bedrock Theatre and in Once at Broadway Rose Theatre. Jay’s background is in Music Performance, with a Bachelors of Music degree from BIOLA University. He also serves as a worship leader/musician at his church and also does film and television acting.


Lisa Allison

Lisa has been dancing and preforming since she was very young. She received a BA in theatre performance and theatre administration from Whitworth University. She has studied numerous styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, swing, ballroom, and latin. Since graduating, she has been active working with professional and community theatres in the Portland and Salem area stage managing and choreographing. She believes we were all made with the ability to dance, and with a little practice and instruction, we can create something very beautiful through movement. For Lisa, dance is a joyful expression of the soul, and she is excited to share that joy with others. When not working on a production, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Kyle, and their children Alexandria and Marcus.


Sandy Shaner

Sandy Shaner has been involved with the performing arts for 40 years. She studied both Dance and Early Childhood education at PSU, in addition to her training through multiple dance academies, including The Portland Dance and Northwest Dance Academies. Sandy has been an instructor of both drama and dance and is currently in her 21st year at Lake Oswego Academy of Dance. She also enjoys choreographing musical productions for schools in Portland, but most of all she loves being a part of the CYT family, where her dance background and her love of Jesus come together.


Segie VanWetten

Segie VanWetten has enjoyed being part of CYT since the age of 13. She leveled up to become an alumni in the Fall of 2017 and shortly after became one of CYT's favorite teachers. She has taught Our Gang, jazz, hip-hop dance, has participated on numerous Artistic Teams, Camps, Tech Teams, Stage Management, and has taken on the role of CYT@ School Coordinator. Her love of hair and makeup has allowed her to design for almost every CYT show for the past 8 years. She is currently attending Phagan's School of Hair Design and works for Well and Good Coffee Shop. Her creative, kind, and loving spirit allows her to connect with students, parents, staff, and teachers alike. In her free time Segie enjoys searching Pinterest for makeup and hair design ideas, doodling, and spending time with her family.


Sta'Cee Godard

For Sta'Cee it all began with a small part in a church play as a young kid, and slowly developed into a true excitement for drama and theater. Since then Sta'Cee has had the opportunity to be on the stage and behind the scenes in numerous productions. But her favorite roles in life include being a wife to her husband and mother to her 4 precious kids. She has worked with youth of all ages in church ministry for 25 years and has found that no matter the age group; drama and role playing have served as incredible tools for teaching. She truly delights in helping kids experience and understand God's love in such a fun and creative way.


Theresa VanWetten

Theresa VanWetten is the Artistic Director for CYT Portland. Her passion for the arts began with her first Portland Park and Rec ballet class at the age of 5. She received her dance training through grade school and high school at Eckel's School of Dance in Sherwood and Anita Pienovi's School of Dance in Beaverton. At the University of Oregon Theresa was privileged to study dance under Susan Zadoff and Janet Descutner. She was a Thespian of troop #2833 at Tigard High School and continued acting in college and community theater. She coached and choreographed for various Oregon High Schools including, Tigard, Tualatin, and Clackamas, which gave her a wide range of experience working with students. She was a Blazer Dancer for 3 years and coached and choreographed the Portland Forrest Dragon Cheerleaders for 3 more years. At June Taylor School of Dance Theresa taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced dance for 6 years. She has been married to her best friend Ray for 32 years and they have 9 children and 4 grandchildren. As a follower of Jesus Christ, her greatest desire now is to help promote the arts in a safe, loving, and professional environment so students can develop their own passion for creativity and find their worth from God's perspective at the same time.


“Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.”
 


Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​

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. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!

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.
CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click below for our scholarship application. Once the application is completed, please submit it to mfordice@cytportlandvancouver.org.