Fall is well underway at CYT Kansas City and we are so excited about our Fall Shows, classes and general happenings! So settle in and check out what's happening this month!
Parent Production Meetings!
To put on a successful production, we need all parents to help by being involved on a parent team! Your first step is attending the Parent Production Meetings! This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow CYT parents and learn how YOU can help make the production a great success!

Upcoming Parent Production Meetings:
TARZAN - Tuesday, Sept. 4th 6pm @ Legacy Church Lee's Summit
NEWSIES - Tuesday, Sept. 4th 6pm @ Hillcrest Covenant Church
BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - Friday, Sept. 7th 6pm @ Hillside Church
A GREAT Way to Support Our Productions:
Performance Opportunity in Partnership with The Overland Park Orchestra!
We are looking for boys ages 8-11 with good, expressive physical movement to participate in this unique opportunity!

Be a forest creature that transforms into a monster as current CYT Students & Alumni join The Overland Park Orchestra to present this free performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird on Sat., Oct. 27th.

Contact Gina Milbourn no later than Sept. 5th for more information and rehearsal schedule!
Fall Registration is closed and classes are well underway! Remember: your attendance at class is important to the success of the class! If you are unable to attend, please notify your Class Coordinator as soon as possible.

REMINDER:
Master Class is coming up! Saturday, Sept. 15th 9am -2pm
Saturday, Sept. 22nd 9am -2pm
CYT Studios - 6800 W. 153rd St., Overland Park

**BOTH classes are mandatory for the duration of the class!
Bring water bottle and sack lunch - please, no peanut products.
Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

It's not "the fruit of us trying" that creates these characteristics in us. It's the fruit of the Holy Spirit. You can't pick the fruit if you don't go near the tree. So let’s move closer! 

God, Your presence is our goal. We long to be with You and to be more like you. As we seek you and open ourselves to Your presence, refine us so that Your character becomes our character. Amen
Worship Workshop
Interested in learning more about worship? What's the key to leading worship? Join CYT Worship Coordinator, Rana Weber in this uplifting and informative workshop!

Email Rana to let her know you're coming!
Fall Worship Night
The best part of CYT is the community we build when we work together, but even better when we WORSHIP together!

Join us for this fun night of fellowship & worship in a wonderful creative space! And bring a new or used book for South HYPE's book drive!

All are welcome!
Project Dance Auditions
Saturday, September 15
3-5pm at the studio

Dancers will need to come ready to perform a 30-60 sec routine they have choreographed. This dance should highlight their strengths. Dancers will also be taught a jazz dance combination. Those dancers wanting to be in the tap dance will stay and learn a tap combination.
Project Dance 2019
NYC April 25-28
Project Dance® is a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity. Our desire is to see every dancer nurtured to their fullest human potential for their own well-being and their contribution to the world. We offer training, education, and performance opportunities for dancers worldwide who desire to dance with integrity to inspire.
CYT Dance would like to take a group of dancers to participate in this amazing event. We will be performing our dances in Times Square and have to opportunity to share the love of Jesus through dance. We will also be taking dance classes, participate in worship and hear from speakers in the dance industry.

There will be a mandatory meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 5:30pm for the dancers asked to be a part of Project Dance. Each dancer must have at least one parent present at the meeting. We will discuss expectations, fundraising, etc.

Requirements:
Dancers must be 12 years old by September 1, 2018
Dancers must be enrolled in at least one class at CYT Dance Studio
Dancers should be at an intermediate/advanced level
Dancers may only miss 2 excused rehearsals

Rehearsals:
Saturdays as a Spring Semester Dance Class you must enroll in. Times TBD
Jazz Dance will be a 1 hour class. Tap Dance will be a 1 hour class
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, January 5. There will be no break during Spring Break.

Fees:
Spring Semester Project Dance Class - $270
Project Dance participation fee – approx $250
Costumes, dance shoes, tights, etc., airfare, hotel, food, Broadway show, site seeing

Each family will be in charge of coming up with a fundraiser. All fees will need to be fundraised or paid for by the dancer. Parents are welcome to come and need to pay for all their expenses individually.

We look forward to having you as a part of this amazing experience.
April Okken, Amy Carson, Liz Watkins

Saturday, Sept. 22nd
2:30-5:30pm @CYT Studios
It’s that time again, folks! We are assembling a team to once again defend our dominance at the CYT Improvathon! We will be studying short form, long form, as well as dramatic improv scenes. We want to see you all come out. Remember, the goal is to build a good scene first, a funny scene second.

2017-2018 Improv Team
Theater Inclusion
Theater is full of opportunities for students. CYT is a gift and it is a true privilege to be part of a cast of where children of all abilities are encouraged to learn and grow together. The journey will inspire and share hope to all involved.
 
As we begin each new session we offer a new beginning where every participant finds their place to fit in and feel a sense of belonging. They learn to make a friend and become a friend. Lasting memories are created and we feel at home with our CYT families. 
 
For students with developmental disabilities this experience can help strengthen their abilities as they:
 
ACT -
Character development promotes positive interactions with peers. Students become more expressive as they develop their true personality. 
 
SING -
Music encourages learning and students in the Heart program show improvement in their speech, communication and articulation skills.
 
DANCE -
Healthy and fun exercise to improve strength, coordination and flexibility. Confidence and self esteem shine in a healthy body.
 
LIVE -
An Inclusion program in Theater benefits our children, our families, our schools and our community. Accommodations and support throughout CYT shows make the HEART Inclusion program successful and possible.

For more information on the HEART Program, Contact Heart Coordinator, Josie Strickler
HEART Production Committee Support
Backstage: awareness of students/peer buddy for safe on & off stage transitions.
Costumes: awareness of student’s needs to ensure student has comfortable/safe clothing.
Accommodations offered as needed to encourage independence for costume changes.
Green Room: awareness of student for safe transitions on/off stage. Peer assistance will encourage successful social interactions.
House: awareness of students that is assigned to pass out programs with peer.
Makeup: awareness of student accommodations for makeup application based on individual
needs for comfort, allergies. etc.
Opportunity Baskets: awareness of student paired with buddy to sell tickets at intermission. Supervision provided for safe return to the Green Room.
Programs: awareness of student on bio picture day.
Props: awareness that labels/pictures may benefit students to encourage independence.
Public Relations: Students will be encouraged to distribute posters, fliers and participate in ticket
contest.
Refreshments: awareness of food allergies if taken to the Green Room.
Sets: awareness of students to make needed accommodations as needed for physical disabilities.
Souvenirs: awareness of student for delivery of brag button, photos, gifts, etc.
Tech: awareness of students to communicate use of bright lights, loud sounds, etc. for individuals
with developmental/physical disabilities in cast or patrons attending shows.
Totally 80's Gala Fundraiser!
Mark your calendar NOW for the 12th Annual CYT Gala Fundraiser and Go Back to the 80's!

March 30, 2019
The Uptown Theater
Kansas City, MO
CYT Kansas City | (913) 681-3318 |  cytkc.org
6800 W. 153rd St., Overland Park, KS 66223
CYT KC is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization  An official branch of CYT, Inc.