Youth Classes

The 14th Street Y’s Youth Classes engages heads, hands, and hearts.

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.

Youth Classes are open to children ages 3 to 12 of all needs and abilities* – your child does not have to be enrolled in any other 14Y programs to participate. 14Y Members or participants receive 14% off class rates!

*All classes are disability-inclusive and will provide staffing support and accommodations for all children to be successful. If you have any questions about disability inclusion, please email Mallory Stehle, Associate Director of Youth Programs, at Mstehle@14StreetY.org.


Winter In-Person Youth Classes

We are excited to bring your family new Youth Classes to keep your child active and engaged after school. All classes will be held in person at the 14Y facilities and are inclusive of all needs and abilities. Our safety measures for in-person youth programming are listed below.

Ballet

Mondays | January 25 – March 22 | No class February 15
Ages 3 – 4 | 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Grades K – 2 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
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$30/class, $240/session
Welcome back 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, all while practicing social distancing and safety protocols!

Super Soccer Stars

Saturdays | January 30 – March 27 | No class February 20
Ages 3 – 4 | 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Grades K – 2 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Grades 3 – 5 | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
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$50/class, $400/session
Super Soccer Stars is the classic youth soccer program that teaches the fundamentals of the sport in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our unique curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to make sure each child feels supported and confident in his or her own abilities, allowing kids to improve at their own rate. All Super Soccer Stars classes are based on an age-specific curriculum created by a combination of early childhood, soccer, and behavioral specialists to guarantee that each child is learning and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows.

Super-Duper Tennis: Mini Aces

For Children Ages 3 – 4
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:00 PM | January 26 – March 23 | No class February 16
Saturdays, 11:30 AM–12:15 PM | January 30 – March 27 | No class February 20
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$50/class, $400/session
This is a “get ready for tennis” class where the focus is on developing motor skills, athletic skills, tracking, and hand-eye coordination. Children learn to trap, hit off the roll and volleys through interactive games. More importantly, it’s about having FUN!

Super-Duper Tennis: Little Aces

For Students Grades K–2
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 PM | January 26 – March 23 | No class February 16
Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM | January 30 – March 27 | No class February 20
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$50/class, $400/session
Players develop athletic skills that help them be better tennis players. In addition, players learn fundamental tennis skills including the basic strokes – groundstrokes and volleys, as well as overheads and drop-hit/feed. Classes focus on swing path fundamentals with each stroke through fun and interactive methods of teaching. Players also get introduced to scoring in a fun, cooperative, and competitive environment.

Super-Duper Tennis: Big Aces

For Students Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM |January 26 – March 23 | No class February 16
Saturdays 1:45 – 2:45 PM | January 30 – March 27 | No class February 20
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$50/class, $400/session
Players learn technical and tactical tennis skills, while continuously building athletic skills. Classes focus on swing path fundamentals, classic grip and stroke development for the basic strokes learned in Little Aces and get to learn a new stroke – the serve. Players also learn how to keep score and rally in a fun, competitive environment.

Watercolor

For Students Grades K – 2
Tuesdays | January 26 – March 23 | 3:15 – 4:15 PM | No Class February 16
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$30/class, $240/session
Come learn basic techniques for watercolor masterpieces! Students will experiment with washes, watercolor resist, salt paintings, accordion books, homemade watercolor paints, and more! Each class we will engage with a story, game, or artist to inspire our experiments for the day! These classes will be student-driven and curriculums will be altered to reflect the students’ interests and excitement.

Comic Book Making

For Students Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays | January 28 – March 25 | 3:15 – 4:15 PM | No Class February 18
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$30/class, $240/session
Come create your comic book world! Over the course of the class, students will develop characters, visual narratives, and worlds through their own illustrated comics. We will explore a variety of cartooning and comic book styles, as well as practice a variety of drawing techniques throughout the class! These classes will be student-driven and curriculums will be altered to reflect the students’ interests and excitement.

10% Deposit required for all classes; flexible payment plans available. 14Y Members receive a 14% discount on Youth Classes!


14Y Youth Center
For Students K – 5

Mondays – Fridays | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Extended Day 3:00 – 5:00 PM

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Registration is open, but spots are limited. Secure your child’s spot today.

14Y Youth Programs is excited to announce the 14Y Youth Center, an all-day, in-person program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 to attend on the days when they are participating in virtual learning.

Our 14Y Youth Center will offer learning support for virtual learning, plus engaging in-person activities for students during periods when they don’t have class. Activities include art, movement, and sports.

Since the Department of Education has students’ in-person learning schedules rotating on a two-week basis, we are offering daily enrollment. However, in order to increase safety and minimize contact, families will be required to register their children for at least 8 days in a month in order to be eligible for the program. We are starting registration for October, and will extend registration month by month.

Hours and Rates
  • Full Day (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM): $90 per day per child
  • Extended Day (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)*: $30 per day per child

Sibling discounts available. First sibling receives a 10% discount, 2nd sibling receives a 15% discount

*Registration for the “Extended Day” is by request only. You will be asked to fill out a form during your enrollment to select the days you would like the extended day option.

Safety Measures

Your child’s safety is our first priority. In addition to the scheduling considerations listed above, we are taking many precautions to reduce your child’s risk, including:

  • Keeping class sizes small to facilitate social distancing
  • Requiring students and staff to wear masks
  • Sanitizing surfaces in classrooms and in high-traffic areas
  • Deep cleaning the 14Y facilities each night

Please note: We will do everything we can to keep your child’s classroom assignments as stagnant and consistent as possible throughout each week; however, due to multiple different school schedules we cannot guarantee 100% consistency day-to-day. Children will not mix with other groups on any given day.

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14Y Partner Private Lessons and Tutoring
with Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts 
Private Music Lessons

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 9 or 18 lesson packages available

Anselmo Academy of Music and Arts will be offering online private lessons for Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre, Violin, Guitar, and more to all students. Sign your child up for 9-lesson or 18-lesson packages this fall semester at a time that’s convenient for your family.

Please note that Private lessons can be held in person if parent and teacher are comfortable.

Cost: starting at $565 for 9 30-minute lessons and $1060 for 18 30-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

To arrange lesson day and times, please contact Senior Manhattan and the Bronx Manager for the Anselmo Academy, Aleksandra Kocheva at akocheva@gmail.com.

Private Theatre and Acting Lessons

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 9 or 18 lesson packages available

Anselmo Academy of Music and Arts will be offering online private lessons for theatre and acting to all students. Drama classes offer students with fundamental stage learning in performance, sound, and improvisation techniques. Children of all ages will transform themselves on stage and sharpen acting skills with fun theater games, costume play and storytelling. Students will express their own original ideas and collaborate with others in
a fun and creative way.

Sign your child up for 9-lesson or 18-lesson packages this fall semester at a time that’s convenient for your family.

Please note that Private lessons can be held in person if parent and teacher are comfortable.

Cost: Starting at $565 for 9 30-minute lessons and $1060 for 18 30-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

To arrange lesson day and times, please contact Senior Manhattan and the Bronx Manager for the Anselmo Academy, Aleksandra Kocheva at akocheva@gmail.com.

Private Tutoring

Beginning week of September 7, 2020
Fall semester: 6 lesson packages available

The Anselmo Academy provides one-on-one tutoring for Grade K to 6, in person or online. Our subjects include Math, English Reading and Writing, Science, and general homework assignments. Students will receive academic assistance in their coursework and focus on their organizational skills.

Cost: Package of 6 Tutoring lessons $55 for 30-minute lessons, or $75 plus a fundraising fee for 45-minute lessons. When you sign up, a portion of your tuition for private lessons will benefit the 14Y.

How To Register: Visit anselmoacademy.org and fill out the registration form.