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.


Our FALL Session is currently underway but we will announcing Winter information soon. 
Please fill out our WINTER interest form so that we can better serve our CYT Families by clicking this link  Interest Form

CYT Classes are back to TUESDAYS!
Registration for WINTER Classes is TBA. 

JANUARY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

LOCATION: Sale Street Baptist Church

TIMES: We offer two time slots:
Act 1: 4:15-6:15 pm for all classes ages 4-11
Act 2: 6:00-8:00 pm for all classes ages 12-18

COST:  $180/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.

WAITLIST: If the class your child wants to take is full, please email classes@cytlakecharles.org

MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS: Our WINTER production will be Fiddler On The Roof, Jr.  Students (ages 8-18) interested in auditioning for Fiddler must be enrolled in a Winter class. The show has a schedule, fee and commitment separate from classes. Stay tuned for more information .
*Enrollment in class does not guarantee a role in Fiddler. 

Refund policy - No refunds will be given after the first day of classes, or if in-person classes move to an online format due to government regulations or safety protocols. Our refund policy is applicable regarding any policy changes due to Covid-19.

If you have questions click the Classes FAQ button below. 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:

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

Classes FAQ

How do I choose what class to take each session?
Each session the students can choose one class to take. We recommend choosing the class that will most benefit the student at that time. If they are having a hard time with their songs during auditions, choose a voice class. Or if they are brand new to theatre, our Intro To Acting Classes are a great place to start. 

What can I expect from our classes?
Every session, CYT Lake Charles offers theater arts classes to children ages 4 – 18. These two-hour after-school classes are held once a week on Tuesdays. 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.  At the showcase, students will present a brief performance to highlight what they mastered throughout the session. (Some classes do not participate in showcase and are listed.)
Do I need to have prior theatrical experience?
No.  We can teach you everything you need to know! However, we sometimes offer classes that require prerequisites, so make sure to check our class listing  for more details.

Who receives e-mail communication through the website?
The primary e-mail contact listed in your family account will receive the e-mails if necessary. 

What if my child doesn’t know anyone?
Many of our students are new to CYT. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends.

What should my child wear to class?
We encourage comfortable to dance and play-friendly clothing each day. Please encourage your child to wear closed-toed shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops or open-toed shoes). Your teacher will have more specifics depending on the specialty of your class.

How do you handle allergies?
Please let us know of any allergies when you register online. Our staff will be alerted to the allergy and maintain a high level of awareness.

Is there a sibling discount?
Yes! The discount is $15 off of the cost of tuition for up to three siblings. 


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


A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT teachers are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals.  All CYT teachers have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn.


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!

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