About CYT Classes - Where the fun begins!

Every session (Fall, Winter and Spring) CYT Baton Rouge offers 10-week theater arts classes to children & youth ages 5 – 18. These two hour after-school classes are held once a week. 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.

Enrolled students, ages 8 – 18, have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical!

Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 14 and up may work on a backstage crew. You must be enrolled in a CYT class in order to be eligible to audition for a show.

*NOTE If the class your child wants to take is full, please email classes@cytbatonrouge.org. We have waiting lists; also we can potentially create a new class if there are enough students who are interested.

Details about this Class session


NOTE: Classes are on Monday nights.

Registration for FALL Classes opens Monday, July 18 at 8:00pm!

FALL CLASSES start on Monday, August 8, 2022 and run for 10 weeks. Showcase is held on Monday, October 3, 2022. 


LOCATION:  Bethany Church: South Campus, 11107 Honore Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

TIMES: We offer two time slots:
Act 1: 4:15-6:30 pm
Act 2: 6:15-8:30 pm

COST:  $210

The Baton Rouge Class Coordinator is Allison Barraco: classes@cytbatonrouge.org

PLEASE NOTE: The enrollment age is the child's age as of the class start date. Special considerations will be made on an individual basis for students who have birthdays soon after the session starts.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
COMEDY: Beginning Improv for Teens (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
COMEDY: Intermediate Improv (6:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
CYT @ School - Agape School of Baton Rouge 6-10 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Agape School of Baton Rouge Tue 3:30pm - 5:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
CYT @School - Amite Christian Academy 6-10 Denham Springs
(Fall 2022)
Amite Christian Academy Wed 3:05pm - 4:35pm Sep 14 Nov 16
CYT @School - Gardere Community Christian School 6-10 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Gardere Community Christian School Tue 3:30pm - 5:00pm Sep 13 Nov 15
CYT @School - Magnolia Woods Elementary 6-10 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Magnolia Woods Elementary Wed 3:45pm - 5:15pm Sep 14 Nov 16
CYT@school - Victory Christian Academy (Thursday) 6-9 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Victory Christian Academy Thu 3:15pm - 4:45pm Sep 15 Nov 03
CYT@school - Victory Christian Academy (Tuesday) 10-13 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Victory Christian Academy Tue 3:15pm - 4:45pm Sep 13 Nov 01
DANCE: Ball Room Dance for Teens (4:15) BOYS 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DANCE: Ball Room Dance for Teens (GIRLS) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DANCE: Beginning Tap (4:15) 10-15 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DANCE: Musical Theater Dance for Teens (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DRAMA: Acting 101 for Teens (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DRAMA: Acting 101 for youth (6:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DRAMA: Acting for Musical Theater for Teens: Hadestown (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
DRAMA: Auditions & Monologues Ages 10-18 (6:15) 10-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
MUSICAL THEATER: Our Gang 5-7 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
MUSICAL THEATER: Triple Threat for Youth (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
SPECIALTY: Stompin' and Storytellin' (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
VOICE: Duets and Trios for Teens (6:15) BOYS 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
VOICE: Duets and Trios for Teens (6:15) GIRLS 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03
VOICE: Vocals for Youth (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Fall 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Aug 08 Oct 03

How to Register for Classes


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:

Register for Classes
  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
If you need more information about auditioning and show requirements, please see our "Info Hub" page.

Refund & Late Fee Policy


Refund Policy

  $25    Processing fee on all refunds prior to first day of class or camp.
 
  $20    Additional fee for refunds requested within two weeks of first day of class or camp.
(Please note that we hire our teachers based on enrollment, and if students withdraw within two weeks before classes start CYT still has to pay the teachers that were hired.)
 
  No refunds after the first day of class.
 
  No class tuition refunds for students who audition for a show.
 
Late Fees

  $25    Late registration fee is applied one week before classes start, so please register as early as possible.


 

Current Teachers:

Bekah Branton

Bekah has been a part of CYT for the past 4 years. She has served on many different production teams for previous shows and had her directing debut last session directing Frozen Jr. She will earn her 5 show stage manager stripes for stage managing Matilda. She loves to be the organizer of chaos. She has been in many stage productions herself and holds a degree in education. Bekah can also be found teaching fantastic classes at CYT. She adores homeschooling her children, playing board games with her friends and family, and all things Disney.


Donna Iverstine

Donna serves as a CYT instructor teaching Dance, Drama, Improv, ASL, Stunts/Combat, and Acting for Adults. She has also been Improv Team coach at CYT BR. She’s directed CYT’s Lion King, Jr., Tuck Everlasting, Tarzan, Peter Pan, Shrek The Musical, Mary Poppins, and Beauty & the Beast. Donna has performed with various theater groups and companies, and she currently serves as director for Timbrel Dance Company. She enjoys seeing actors and dancers, young and old, grow in their God-given talents and giftings.


Jeff Elliott

As a CYT Dad, I've been designing and painting sets for years. I danced and sang as Harold Hill in my high school production of The Music Man. I have been in choirs, quartets, ensembles, and band. I've danced in jazz ensembles and on clogging teams. i truly enjoy that CYT allows us to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with our talents through the Arts.


Joanna Gill

Greetings! My name is Joanna Gill and I am super excited to be a part of the CYT family. Kids have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember! Not only do I have a Master's Degree in Education, but I have also been a children's pastor, as well as, an elementary school teacher. The Lord called me to help shape young kids lives and I look forward to doing just that, at CYT!


Leigh Ann Landon


Melissa Beatty


Miriam Rogge


Rebekah Rainey

A former CYT student, Rebekah holds a B.A. in Theatre from Louisiana State University. Rebekah is a passionate storyteller and energetic acting coach, seeking to bring out the best in people through the performing arts. She is delighted to be part of the CYT Baton Rouge community.


SHELLY CHOPPIN


Stephanie McCandless

Mom to Emery (12) & Charlie (14). Married to Andy. Dog mom to Biskit (4). Some of my credits include Radio City Rockette, LSU Golden Girl, Equity Theater musicals in several U.S. cities, dance school owner & teacher.


Teresa Whitaker


Traci Stein