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.

SPRING CLASSES start on Monday, March 7, 2022 and run for 10 weeks. Showcase is held on Monday, May 16, 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:
Acting 101 for Teens (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Dear Evan Hansen // Character Development for Musical Theatre 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Our Gang (4:45) 5-7 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Scenic and Prop Design for theater 10-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen American Sign Language for Broadway (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen Improv (6:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen Musical Theater Dance (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen Script Writing (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen Voice (6:15) MALE 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Teen voice (6:15) GIRLS 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Theatrical Make up (6:15) 10-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Time to Tap (teens, 4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Youth Acting 101 (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Youth Acting 101 (6:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Youth Contemporary Ballet (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16
Youth Theater Gymnastics (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Spring 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Mar 07 May 16

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:

Alyssa Rainey


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.


Desirea Campbell

I am a Jesus Lover, Hospice Care Coordinator and a mother of 5, striving to be a better follower Christ, wife, and mother each day! I have a degree in construction management and along with my husband have re-designed, re-painted, and sold 4 homes in the last 10 years. I’m told there isn’t much I can’t do! I enjoy reimagining old things for new purposes and seeing what fresh paint can do to make old things look new again!


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.


Emily Carmouche

Hi!! I’m a 20 year old esthetician and cosmetologist who was in CYT for 3 years as a student, then I met my husband during a CYT show and we’ve been married since March 2021! :) I’ve made many life long friends though CYT and I’m so thankful! The community here is awesome! This season of life God is showing me how important love is! I pray that His love shines through me as I teach!


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!


Katy Willson

As a former CYT student, I'm excited to be returning as a teacher in this season of life. I lived in Washington D.C. for a few years, but my heart is happy to be back in my hometown of Baton Rouge again. I work full time in the event industry now, but after all these years my love for the theater arts is still there! I look forward to spending the Spring with CYT!


Kerry McKnight


Leigh Ann Landon


Melissa Beatty


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.


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