About CYT Classes- Where the fun begins!

CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and last 10 classes. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session for ages 4-18.  At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, either a high-energy showcase or a parent observation night is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.


Winter Session Information

Winter Session Registration now open!! Limited spots available. 

We are so excited about this session, "From Books To Broadway."


TIME: 4:45-6:45 PM   

November: 1, 8, 15, 29
December:  6, 13
January: 3, 10, 20*

COST: Class fees for this session are $180/student per session.

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.

No refunds will be given after classes are purchased, or if in-person classes move to an online format due to government regulations or safety protocols.

Email Class Coordinator with any questions- Jessica Menard: Classes@cytlakecharles.org  

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Acting/Dance Combo Kids 8-11 8-11 Lake Charles
(Winter 2021)
Trinity Baptist Tk Place Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 01 Jan 20
Acting/Dance Combo Teens 12-18 12-18 Lake Charles
(Winter 2021)
Trinity Baptist Tk Place Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 01 Jan 20
Mini Musicals- Once Upon a Time 4-7 Lake Charles
(Winter 2021)
Trinity Baptist Tk Place Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 01 Jan 20
Singing In the Spotlight 8-18 8-18 Lake Charles
(Winter 2021)
Trinity Baptist Tk Place Mon 4:45pm - 6:45pm Nov 01 Jan 20

It is wonderful that there is a local organization that includes children of all races and religions, fosters their self- confidence in a nurturing environment and even finds ways to involve those young people who may not be interested in appearing on stage, but can fulfill a vital role, and gain much needed self-esteem, by being involved behind the scenes.

Elementary Educator

How To Register

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:
  1. Register for Classes- 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


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make friends!


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

Current Teachers:

Ashley Dickerson

Hey there! My name is Ashley. I am a mom to a wonderful 1 year old boy, Harrison. I have an awesome husband, Alex. I've been involved with theatre for over 10 years now and I am so looking forward to sharing my knowledge! I have experience in acting, directing and stage managing. I am so excited to be a part of CYT!

Christen Ryder

Christen is new to the CYT family, and is excited to share her many years of experience in music and art with the team. Christen attended MSU majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Voice. She currently works as an instructor at Painting with a Twist and was Worship Director at her previous church. Christen’s eldest child has been a student at CYT for three years and she is eager to share in her daughter’s passion for theater!

Kane Todd

Kane is a Junior at McNeese State University majoring in History and minoring in theatre. He has always had a passion for theatre and grew up on the stage. Kane defines his greatest joy in life as “helping someone find love for their craft and themselves on a stage.” He has been a part of the CYT family for over two years now, and has worked on three stage productions and instructed a variety of classes and workshops and is currently the Director for Addams Family The Musical, here at CYT Lake Charles.

Karlie Powers

Karlie was a dancer for 16 years, performed in theatre for 5 years and taught the Fall Musical Theatre Dance Class for CYT. She is currently a hairstylist and enjoys dancing, being creative, and spending time with my friends and family. "I love all things musical theatre and I love being a part of CYT!"

Kelly Rowland

I am a classically trained mezzo-soprano with a passion for theatre. I have a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from McNeese State University. I have performed in 30+ musical/theatrical productions, including the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah, over the past 8 years. I ran a private studio for two semesters and also spent several hours observing and student teaching in the classroom. I am the voice counselor for CYT Woody's Country Round up. I look forward to getting to know your children, and I can't wait to work with them!

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