Who's Invited?

All CYT students, ages 12-18, are invited to come to EXPO. There is a main STUDENT TRACK, as well as tracks designed for students who are also participating in HYPE or IMPROVATHON. Due to the nature of these events (Improv rounds, HYPE meetings, etc.), some activities overlap. However, when possible, the schedule allows for ALL students to be together for certain events.


Detailed schedules will be released soon!

Opening Night Dance Party

Nothing says "bonding" more than dancing with people you've just met! On the first day after you've checked in and enjoyed the Welcome Dinner and Bonfire, there's a dance party for all EXPO students! There will be tons of dancing, fun icebreakers, and all of the excitement of being back together at EXPO.

Master Classes: Act, Sing, Dance, Live

These four little words sum up CYT. We’ll be focusing on these themes all throughout our time at EXPO with workshops, activities, special guest speakers, interviews, and more! Each year we bring different instructors to teach on their specialties and to engage with students. Stay tuned to find out more about who will be teaching this year’s classes!


HYPE workshops at EXPO are an exciting time where HYPE members and advisors from all over the country get to meet, collaborate, grow as leaders, and have FUN! You will get the chance to collaborate with other students and advisors and share how your HYPE group thrives! You won’t want to miss out on all that EXPO has to offer for HYPE!


Welcome to the Annual CYT Improvathon, a two day celebration of Improv! This year promises to be the best one yet, with more opportunity for teams to interact, show off, and improve their improv skills. Check out our Improvathon page!

Decathlon Award

The Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character consistent with CYT values. The deadline to submit is April 1! For more information on the Decathlon Award, a list of requirements, and an application to submit, follow the link below.

My CYT Story Competition

If you are a CYT Student between the ages of 12-18, YOU can enter the My CYT Story Competition! One winner will be selected from each Branch by their local board. The Branch winners will receive a certificate of recognition at EXPO. From the Branch winners, one National Winner will be selected and announced at EXPO! The deadline to submit is April 1! Want to submit your story? Follow the link below!

EXPO Rules for Students

Branch Leaders may choose to implement additional rules, but we ask that these be recognized by all students at EXPO.
  • 11pm nightly curfew. For safety reasons and as a courtesy to other hotel guests, we ask that students be in their hotel rooms by 11pm.
  • No boys and girls in hotel rooms without adult present.
  • Must follow the EXPO schedule and attend all events. If students are not going to be attending a scheduled EXPO event, they must be with their parent chaperone (there is plenty of free time at this year’s EXPO, so please do not plan your “pool time” during scheduled events).
  • Be respectful of all Hotel guests, abide by all Hotel rules, and refrain from any and all illegal activity. 
  • We are requiring ALL students and leaders to agree to a CYT EXPO Code of Conduct upon registration. We ask that leaders and parent/chaperones help implement these standards for the safety and fun of the group. Be sure to review the code of conduct prior to arriving at EXPO.