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 WINTER Classes opens Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00pm!

WINTER CLASSES start on Monday, November 14, 2022 and run for 10 weeks. Showcase is held on Monday, February 6, 2023. 


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: Acting 101 for Teens (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
ACTING: Acting 101 for youth (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
ACTING: Acting 101 for youth (6:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
ACTING: Character Development (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
ACTING: Musical Theater for Teens (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
CYT @ Agape School of Baton Rouge Grd 1
Grd 2
Grd 3
Grd 4
Grd 5
CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Agape School of Baton Rouge Tue 3:30pm - 5:00pm Jan 10 Mar 07
CYT @ Central Private Grd 2
Grd 3
Grd 4
Grd 5
CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Central Private Tue 2:45pm - 4:15pm Jan 10 Mar 07
CYT @ Gardere Community Christian School Grd 2
Grd 3
Grd 4
Grd 5
CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Gardere Community Christian School Tue 3:30pm - 5:00pm Jan 10 Mar 07
CYT @ Live Oak Elementary Grd 2
Grd 3
Grd 4
Grd 5
CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Live Oak Elementary School Wed 3:00pm - 4:30pm Jan 11 Mar 15
CYT @ Trinity Episcopal Day School Grd 2
Grd 3
Grd 4
Grd 5
CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Trinity Episcopal Day School Thu 3:30pm - 5:00pm Jan 12 Mar 02
IMPROV: Improv for All Levels (6:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
MUSICAL THEATER: Triple Threat for Youth (4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
MUSICAL THEATER: Triple Threat for youth (6:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
SPECIALTY: Stunts and Combat for Teens (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
VOICE: Vocal Master class (6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
VOICE: Voice for Teens: BOYS (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06
VOICE: Voice for Teens: GIRLS (4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2023)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 14 Feb 06

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 6 CYT seasons. She has served on many different production teams for previous shows and had her directing debut last season directing Frozen Jr. She loves to be the organizer of chaos and has had the most fun Stage Managing many past CYT shows. 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. She was overjoyed to be with all these amazing kids, bringing this beautiful story to stage!


Donna Iverstine

Donna serves as a CYT instructor teaching Dance, Improv, ASL, and Stunts/Combat. She has also served as the Improv Team coach. She’s directed CCT's Godspell, as well as 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.


Jean Paul delaHoussaye

JP holds a Master's degree in Theater from Louisiana State University. He has 20 years experience in teaching theater to kids of all ages, and LOVES working with CYT!


Melissa Beatty


Miriam Rogge


Nikki Elliott

“Matilda” is the 4th CYT production of which Nikki has had the privilege of being a part. Through the fantastic music and the hard work of each actor, director, behind-the-scenes person, and parent, we hope to bring you a show that reinforces how important it is to be a light in the darkness. As always it has been a pleasure to work with these kids. Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoy the show! Soli Deo Gloria


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.


Taylor Meng


Tonja Rainey

Tonja's love for the arts began at a young age and grew as she studied dance and theater in college. In 2013, she and her husband, David, founded CYT Baton Rouge so their three daughters could also grow in their love for the arts. She continues to be inspired by CYT kids as they grow in their gifts and talents. Tonja plans to continue working with CYT as long as the Lord will allow. She's grateful and honored to be part of what God is doing at CYT Baton Rouge.