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.    NOTE: You must be enrolled in a CYT class in order to be eligible to audition for a show.
 

Details about this Class session


NOTE: Classes are now on Monday nights.

WINTER CLASSES start on Monday, November 29, 2021 and run for 10 weeks. Showcase is held on Monday, February 7, 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:
Acing your Acting (Youth Acting 4:15 ) 8-12 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Contemporary Ballet for Youth (Youth, 4:15) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Croonin' the Classics: Voice (Teens, 6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Dancing through the Decades: Musical Theater Dance (Teen, 6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Diving Deeper into Drama: Character Developement (Teens, 6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Dynamic Duos: (Ages 8-18, 6:15) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Human Video (Teen Boys, 4:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Human Video (Teen Girls, 4:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Improv for all levels (Teen, 6:15) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Singing through the Years: Voice 101 (Youth, 4:15) 8-12 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Solving the Mystery of Stage Management (Teen, 4:15) 14-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
STOMP! (Teen, 6:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Tappin' with the Classics (Teens 4:15) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14
Theatrical Hair & Make up (ages 10-18, 4:15) 10-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2022)
Bethany Church South Campus Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Nov 29 Feb 14

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 apart of CYT for the past 3 years. She has served on many different production teams for past shows. She assisted directed CYT’s production of Cinderella and is proud to be Stage Managing again in Tuck Everlasting; as 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 Auditions and Monologues, along with other classes at CYT. She adores homeschooling her children and playing board games with her friends and family.


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!


Faith Carmouche

I’ve been in a lot of theater productions it’s one of my favorite things to do !! I also lead worship at my church , and I’m a preschool teacher!


Gabrielle Barraco


Grayson Barraco


Jeff Elliott

I have been painting sets for my 3 children involved in CYT for years. I was Harold Hill in my high school production of The Music Man.


Leigh Ann Landon


Melissa Beatty


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