Class FAQ

What can I expect from CYT classes?
Every session, CYT Tri-Valley offers 10-week theater arts classes to children ages 4 – 18. These two-hour after-school classes are held once a week in the Tri-Valley area of the East Bay. On the final week of classes, students will display a portion of what they've learned by participating in a showcase for family and friends.  At the showcase, students will present a brief performance to highlight what they mastered throughout the session.
Do I need to have prior theatrical experience?
No.  We can teach you everything you need to know! However, we sometimes offer classes that require prerequisites, so make sure to check our class listing for more details.

Who receives e-mail communication through the website?
The primary e-mail contact listed in your family account will receive the e-mails if necessary. 

Does taking a class automatically guarantee my student a spot in a show?
No. CYT holds open auditions for students ages 8-18 who are registered in a current CYT class.  Once enrolled, you may audition for a show.

What if my child doesn’t know anyone?
Many of our students are new to CYT. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends.

What should my child wear to class?
We encourage comfortable dance and play friendly clothing each day. Please encourage your child to wear closed-toed shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops or open-toed shoes). Your teacher will have more specifics depending on the specialty of your class.

What does my child need to bring to class?
Students can bring a snack and water bottle to class. However, we do sell snack items during our
10-minute break time.

How do you handle allergies?
Please let us know of any allergies when you register on-line. Our staff will be alerted to the allergy and maintain a high level of awareness.

Is there a nurse on staff?
We do not have a nurse on staff. However, each location has a Chapter Coordinator who oversees the administration of the class and will take care of any first aid needs.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?
Class/ Camp Registration:
  • Registration fees for classes and camps are non-refundable.  There are no exceptions to the registration fee refund policy.
  • Show production fees are also non-refundable for any reason.
  • If for some reason the class is cancelled by CYT Tri-Valley, Inc., you will be contacted by a staff member to discuss your options.  Options may include (but are not limited to) enrollment in an open class, credit to your CYT account, donation to CYT, or a possible refund.

Can I sign up on the first day of class?
Yes, if space permits. Please check our website for availability. Many of our classes fill up quickly so we encourage early on-line registration. 

Is there a sibling discount?
Yes! The discount is $10 off of the cost of tuition for up to three siblings. 

What is your pick up / drop off policy?
We would like for children to be dropped off no earlier than 15 minutes before class starts and picked up promptly at dismissal time.  All students need to sign in, and parents of guardians of students under 12 need to sign out their students.  Students 12 and older may sign out themselves.