About

CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Most of the classes are small to insure personal attention and growth. 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, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.

*NOTE If the class your child wants to take is full, please email patti@cytlafayette.org. We have waiting lists and can potentially create a new class if there are students who are interested. 

Classes (Lafayette and Vermilion)

Classes are held every fall, winter and spring for kids ages 4 to 18. Each session is 10 weeks long with one class a week. Each session ends with a family showcase to see what the kids have learned. In addition, at the beginning of each session kids 8 to 18 can audition for the big shows which if cast would require additional rehearsal days. 

"CYT Lafayette is a great way for your child to explore their creative side in a Christian atmosphere."


CYT Parent

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
All things Hamilton (Musical Theater) 12-18 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
CCT Acting Class 18-79 Lafayette
(Spring 2020)
The Bayou Church Tue 8:00pm - 9:00pm Mar 31 May 05
Dance to Evolve (Teen Dance) 13-18 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Improv-abilities 12-18 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Move your Feet (hiphop or jazz dance class) 8-12 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Our Gang Vermilion (Ages 4-7) 4-7 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Techniques in Acting 8-12 Vermilion
(Spring 2020)
First Baptist Church Abbeville Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18

Current Teachers:

Ainsley Ledet


Joshua McClymont

Joshua P. McClymont is an actor, producer, and Shuler Hensley-nominated director whose current work is in the field of Theatre Education. A native of New Jersey, Joshua has appeared in over 35 university, regional, and summer stock productions, toured nationally with Missoula Children’s Theatre, and directed in schools and communities across the country. Most recently, Joshua has directed CCT’s Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma!, and Singin in the Rain. He currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, with his wife, Allison, and their two children.


Joy Broussard


Michelle Flott


Nicholas LeBlanc

Nicholas LeBlanc is a freshman at South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette. He has been acting for over 10 years and has performed in 26 productions at IPAL, Abbey Players, and CYT Vermilion. Nicholas is a cantor and member of his church choir. He will be serving as Student Director for Tarzan.


Rylie Denais


Trevor Menard

Trevor Menard is a 20 year-old CYT alum who has been a part of CYT for over 7 years! He has performed in 15 CYT shows, 4 CCT shows, and shows with multiple other companies around Acadiana! He has also assistant directed Lion King Jr. with CYT, and most recently directed Into the Woods last winter! He is super excited to be continuing his CYT journey by working as a CYT teacher! He’d like to thank CYT for this wonderful opportunity, but more importantly, God, for putting this organization in his life. He would not be the person he is today without CYT!


Teachers

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.

Showcase

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!