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Youth Classes

For Children of All Needs & Abilities

Fall Semester: Q1

Week of September 19 – Week of November 21

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Our 14Y Youth Classes engage heads, hands, and hearts.

Fall Semester 2022

Week of September 19 – Week of November 21

Our signature Youth Classes, taught by professional teaching artists, give your child the opportunity to hone their skills and express their creativity in a focused, supportive setting.

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Each 14Y Youth Class is $400 per semester. Scroll below to learn more about available discounts. 


Fall Semester Classes: Quarter 1

Super Soccer Stars

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Mondays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
3rd Grade – 5th Grade: Monday | 4:50 – 5:35 PM
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Get the ball rolling! Join Super Soccer Stars, NYC’s most popular soccer development program, right here at the 14Y.

Dynamic international coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve their soccer skills through engaging warm-ups, activities, and games—all while having endless fun!

The goal of the program at this stage is to improve children’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities. Emphasis is placed on awareness of teammates constantly so that these skills can be easily transferred into the soccer game.

Every K-2 Soccer Stars class includes ball activities with high repetitions to promote muscle memory that builds confidence and ball control skills.

For players in grades 3-5, we’ll focus on improving their creative capacity through technical skill development and competition.

Chickenshed NYC

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
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Children, ages 5-7, will dive into all aspects of theatre making through playful games and activities that fuel their imagination and help them explore the magical world of performance. Under the guidance and support of professional Theatrical Practitioners young Players have fun with games, singing, dancing, puppetry, storytelling, and basic American Sign Language in these dynamic workshops.

The children will only perform in front of their families and carers, allowing them time to prepare for a wider audience when they move up to the next level.

3rd Grade – 5th Grade: Tuesdays | 4:50 – 6:00 PM
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Unlike other theatre companies, our high Theatre Practitioner to Player ratio allows us to facilitate small groups, establishing foundations for strong relationships within our theatrical community. In this setting, children can regularly showcase their theatrical activities in front of each other without having to wait for an end of term performance. This in turn builds their confidence so that they are ready to perform to a wider audience at show time.

In addition, we invite, at least once or twice per semester, guest scientists to workshop with the Players on themes related to the upcoming show which inspires and fuels the children to add their creativity and ideas as part of the rehearsal process.

TGA Premier Tennis

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Wednesdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
3rd Grade – 5th Grade: Wednesdays | 4:50 – 5:35 PM
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TGA Premier Sports coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. Tennis is an individualistic sport so each player progresses through our five-level program at their own pace.

Ballet 

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Thursdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM
3rd Grade – 5th Grade: Thursdays | 4:50 – 5:35 PM
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Welcome to ballet with Shoshanna! Creative movement encourages self-expression. Beginners enjoy stretching, leaping, and improvisational movement while combining dance and theatre techniques. Intermediate dancers develop basic foot, arm, and body placement, and posture. Students work at the bar for balance and development of strength, discipline, and flexibility.

14Y Youth Class Calendar

Chickenshed NYC

Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for children and young people, whose mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre by fostering inclusion and integration that inspires positive change.

Chickenshed’s model of Inclusive Theatre is based in the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included and its members represent the mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, disabilities and identities that make up our world.

Core programs include: Adventures from The Shed, immersive live performances for preschoolers and their families and Chickenshed Players (CP), no-audition theatrical workshops for kids and teens where the participants are led by professional theatre practitioners to create and devise the productions they perform.

Fall Semester: September 17 – December 20

Saturdays | 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:45 PM

CP 1 | Ages 5 – 7

Children dive into all aspects of theatre making through playful games and activities that fuel their imagination and help them explore the magical world of performance. Under the guidance and support of professional Theatrical Practitioners young Players have fun with games, singing, dancing, puppetry, storytelling, and basic American Sign Language in these dynamic workshops.

The children will only perform in front of their families and carers, allowing them time to prepare for a wider audience when they move up to the next level.

Saturdays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday | 4:50 PM – 6:00 PM
CP 2: Ages 7-10 

Working in small groups children can regularly showcase their theatrical activities in front of each other without having to wait for an end of term performance. This in turn builds their confidence so that they are ready to perform to a wider audience at show time.

In addition, we invite, at least once or twice per semester, guest scientists to workshop with the Players on themes related to the upcoming show which inspires and fuels the children to add their creativity and ideas as part of the rehearsal process.

Saturdays
CP 3: Ages 10-13 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
CP 4: Ages 13-17+ | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Our no audition policy coupled with the belief that all kids have a great or needed story to tell is delivered via the program using our inclusive methodology that encourages everyone to add their thoughts, ideas and creativity to the stories being told.

Older Players begin to have the opportunity to act as group leaders and mentors as well as continuing to create and devise theatre within their own program, layering on and deepening our theatrical community.

This fall kids will be rehearsing for a new musical, Ever After, based on some of Grimms’ famous fairytales set against the beautiful backdrop of Central Park. Unlike other theatre companies, our high Theatre Practitioner to Player ratio allows us to facilitate small groups, establishing foundations for strong relationships within our theatrical community. In this setting, children can regularly showcase their theatrical activities in front of each other without having to wait for the end of term performance.

Chickenshed Registration
Classes are rolling admission and prorated.

14Y Members receive a 14% discount on class registration with coupon code 14Y.

Anyone signing up with a friend can bring them for FREE or split the one program fee between them. Anyone can sign up with a sibling for one program fee too.

Available Discounts

Each 14Y Youth Class is $400 per semester. 

Families can save 50% on 14Y Youth Classes when they register for 14Y After School, which offers more than 25 additional enrichment classes at no extra cost. That’s right! When you register for 3, 4, or 5 days of 14Y After School each week, 14Y Youth Classes are half off.
Learn more and register for 14Y After School here. 

For those just interested in 14Y Youth Classes, we offer the following discounts:

  • 14% off for 14Y and MCC Members
  • 14% off for After School and 14Y Preschool families
  • 10% off Sibling Discount (That’s one free class!) 

To redeem these discounts and any other questions, please email YouthPrograms@14streety.org or call 646-395-4356.

Class Inclusivity

Classes are open to children of all needs and abilities.

All classes are disability-inclusive and overseen by Support Manager with the support of social work interns to ensure the children’s success.

For any questions about disability inclusion, please email Mallory Stehle, LMSW, 14Y Youth Programs Director, at MStehle@14streety.org.

Vaccine Policy for 14Y Youth Classes

The 14Y requires all children aged 5+ to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine to attend 14Y Youth Classes.

Please email a photo of your child’s vaccine card to youthprograms@14streety.org.

Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in cancellation of your child’s class enrollment.

*If your child is not yet 5 years old, you must submit proof of their first dose within 14 days of their fifth birthday to continue to participate in 14Y programming. 

We thank you for your continued support of our community safety.
—Youth Programs Team

Youth Flag Football

For Children Ages 7–13

Get ready for an exciting fall season of Flag Football with the 14Y and HuddleUp NYC! In this co-ed developmental league, players will be placed in appropriate competition groups and taught proper techniques in catching, throwing, running, and defending. 

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14Y After School

For Children in K–5th Grade

Rest easy knowing your child’s afternoon is full, festive, and active until 6:00 PM—all in a safe and supportive environment. After School is open to all needs and abilities.

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