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.

Check out our "Year-At-A- Glance" calendar that lists all of our dates for the whole year. You can find it at the top of this web page using the PDF drop down menu.

Details about this Class session

Registration for Winter 2020 classes will open in late October! Classes will begin on Tuesday, November 19th.

CLASS LOCATION: Jefferson Baptist Church

COST: Class fees for this session are $210 per student per class.

TIMES: We offer two time slots:
Act 1: 4:00-6:15 pm
Act 2: 6:00-8:15 pm

We will have an assembly for all students (from both time slots) from 6:00-6:15 pm. This is a highlight of our night, a time where we join together for praise and worship, a devotional and announcements. Please don't miss out on this part of the night.

PARENT MEETINGS:
Mandatory Parent Orientation will be held on the first night of classes @ 4:00pm (for Act 1 classes) and 6:00 pm (for Act 2 classes). Returning students MUST sign a Behavior Contract each session, and turn in on the first week of class. You can find this form under the PDF drop-down menu on the "classes" page.

WAITING LISTS - A few of our classes will likely fill up prior to the session starting. If the class you would like to take is already full, we would be happy to put you on a waiting list. You will need to register for another class prior to being put on a waiting list for the class you are wanting to take. The only way to be put on a waiting list is to contact the Class Coordinator directly. *****PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST.

The Baton Rouge Class Coordinator is Donna Lewis: donna@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 youth (4:00 class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Acting 101 for youth (6:00 class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Acting 101:Beginning Acting for Teens (4:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Acting 202: Scene Development (6:00) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Adult Beginner Sewing 19-79 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
ASL on Broadway for Teens 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Auditions & Monologues for youth (4:00 class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Beginner Sewing for all ages 12-79 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Improv Team 2020 (6:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Musical Theater for Teens (4:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Prop Design (4:00 class) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Set Design for Teens (6:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Stage Makeup:Special FX for All Ages 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Voice 101 for Teens (4:00 Class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Voice 201 for Teens: Intermediate (6:00 Class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Youth Voice 101 (4:00 Class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11
Youth Voice 101 (6:00 class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2020)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Nov 19 Feb 11

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 "Parent 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:

Angela Pitts


Bekah Branton


Brian Breen

Brian is a musician/theatre artist and homeschool dad. Before relocating to Louisiana, he ran the performing arts department at Collier School, an alternative school in New Jersey & produced original musicals in New York. Locally, he has worked at Swine Palace, Theatre Baton Rouge & LSU.


Donna Iverstine


Gabrielle Barraco


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!


Kathy Rumfellow

Kathy has been around musical theater most of her life and is currently the resident accompanist for CYT. She has been involved with all but two of CYT's productions since its beginning in 2013. Kathy is excited to bring her profession as a musician and her love of all things music into every area of her life. Kathy has recently completed 20+ years of homeschooling her four children. She also sings in the choir and serves on the worship team playing violin at her church. In addition to her theater activities, Kathy enjoys bird watching !


Kendall Berry


Mackenzie Byrd

Born in Baton Rouge, Mackenzie has been performing in musical theatre for thirteen years. She has worked in theatre at the community, collegiate, and professional level. She is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelors in Theatre concentrating in Performance and Directing and is currently a 5th grade teacher at Victory Christian Academy. Her theatre journey has led to wonderful opportunities with organizations such as The International Performing Arts Institute, Broadway Theatre Connection, iTheatrics, and more. When not performing, you can find her backstage behind the scenes directing, choreographing, or stage managing. With a true love for all things theatre, she feels so blessed to be able to teach and share her craft with young aspiring artists.


Michele Nichols


CYT Baton Rouge

Mailing Address:
9111 Baker Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-938-1438

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