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.

SCROLL DOWN BELOW "CURRENT CLASSES" LISTING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BATON ROUGE CLASSES.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL NOT HAVE CLASSES IN DENHAM SPRINGS THIS YEAR.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting 101 for Teens (4:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Acting 101 Youth (4:00 Class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Auditions & Monologues (6:00 class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Dreams! - Acting with Special Needs (4:00 class) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Improv for all levels (4:00 Class) 13-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Mulan, Jr: Mastering your Role 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Musical Theater (6:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Our Gang 5-7 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Props for Teens (6:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
re:Made - Sewing & Repurposing (6:00 class) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Shakespeare for Teens (4:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Stage Makeup (6:00 Class) 8-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Stage Stunts and Combat (6:00 class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Voice for Teens (4:00 Class) 12-18 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19
Voice for Youth (4:00 Class) 8-11 Baton Rouge
(Winter 2019)
Jefferson Baptist Church Tue 4:00pm - 6:15pm Dec 11 Feb 19

Baton Rouge Classes - Acting, Singing, Dancing & Theater Tech


Winter Session classes in Baton Rouge will begin on DECEMBER 11.


CLASS LOCATION: Classes are held at Jefferson Baptist Church (9135 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809).

COST: Class fees for this session are $200 per student per class.

TIMES: This session we are offering 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) in the sanctuary of Jefferson Baptist Church. 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.

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:

Allison Barraco

Born and raised in New Orleans, Allison's love of the arts started early in life. She began formal dancing at age three. The stage soon called for her and at age 7 began theater. Her involvement in the arts continued until high school where she had the opportunity to do high school plays and her Senior Year was asked to be a part of National Art Honor Society. She is a mother of 4 and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 23 years. They reside in Denham Springs.


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


Mackenzie Byrd

Born in Baton Rouge, Mackenzie has been performing in musical theatre for 12 years. She has working in theatre at the community, collegiate, and professional level. She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Theatre concentrating in Performance and Directing where she had the opportunity to receive special training in Shakespearian acting and Film Acting. Her career has lead to wonderful opportunities with organizations such as The International Performing Arts Institute, Broadway Theatre Connection, iTheatrics, and more. She has a true love for all things theatre and feels so very blessed to add CYT to that list. As much as she adores performing, she has a passion for teaching her craft as well. With 7 years teaching already under her belt she can not wait to begin teaching your students and watching them grow.


Michele Nichols


Ms. Linda Allor


Rebekah Rainey

A CYT alumnus, Rebekah is currently earning her B.A. in Theatre from Louisiana State University. Her training includes acting for the stage, vocal performance, directing, improv, lights & sound technology, stage management, and costume design. Rebekah loves being part of the CYT community.


Victoria Manning


CYT Baton Rouge

Mailing Address:
9111 Baker Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-938-1438

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