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, January 4, 2021 and run for 10 weeks. Showcase is held on Monday, March 15, 2021. 

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

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 (4:15 pm) 12-14 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Acting 101 for youth (4:15 pm) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Auditions & Monologues (6:15 pm) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Character Development (4:15) 14-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Dancing For Dudes (4:15 pm) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Improve your Improv (6:15 pm) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Musical Theater Dance - Teens (6:15 pm) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Musical Theater Dance for Youth (6:15 pm) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Our Gang (4:45 pm) 5-7 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:45pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Tap Dance (4:15 pm) 10-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15
Youth Voice 101 (6:15 pm) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2021)
Bethany South Mon 6:15pm - 8:30pm Jan 04 Mar 15

Mask and Safety Policy

  • We will be following White House Phase two guidelines and Governor Edwards' state mandate issued in Proclamation Number 96 (COVID-19 renewal of Phase 2) to help keep our kids safe.
  • Masks will be required for everyone over the age of 8, except in Dance classes or unless you have a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering.
  • Moderate social distancing will be practiced.
  • Sanitizing stations will be available.
  • CYT will have limited class enrollment, depending on the size of the classrooms.
  • Waiting areas will be closed.
 
  • Kids and adults (including teachers) will stay home if they have any fever or COVID-19 symptoms. They can return to class after 7 days (from start of symptoms) as long as they no longer have any fever or symptoms. 
  • If teacher or student gets sick (including coronavirus/COVID-19), they must follow the CYT safety policy (no refunds for missed classes)
  • If any classmates of your child get coronavirus, then the class will not be cancelled. You may choose to withdraw your child for one or more classes but there will be no refunds. 
  • As usual, if students skip class, get sick, or resign, then there will be no refunds.

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:

Bekah Branton


Donna Iverstine


Grayson Barraco


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!


Rachel Harper

I am so excited to be a part of CYT! I have been teaching dance for nearly 14 years. My training started in Baton Rouge at The Dancer's Workshop at 3 years old and continued to Northwestern State University where I received a Dance degree.


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


Tonja Rainey


CYT Baton Rouge

Mailing Address:
9111 Baker Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-938-1438

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