2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Full and Part Time available)
Ages: Elementary & Middle School Students
The Burlington Recreation and Parks Department offers a pick up and drop off Afterschool program at Thataways for the following school sites: Smith & River Mill Academy. This pick-up program is held on site from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. Full-time and part-time participation is available. The program is also offered on certain teacher workdays, holidays, and snow days. Field trips, homework time, and arts and crafts are provided in a safe and fun recreational environment. Registration is currently being accepted for all BRPD After school programs. For more information about Afterschools offered throughout the City of Burlington, please call (336) 222-5030 or visit Youth Programs.
Burlington Youth Council
Mondays (September - May)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages: Middle & High School students only!
The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is a community service organization that meets the needs of the Alamance/Burlington middle and high school students. The BYC is the backbone of Thataways, in which they offer suggestions of programs and activities that are held there. This active group of teens volunteer for various events and assists with local programs in the Alamance County area as well as offering activities for themselves. To become a member of BYC, students must be enrolled in a school in Alamance County and maintain satisfactory grades. Members must also attend BYC meetings and events on a regular basis. www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BYC
Teen to Teen Video & Theatre
7:00 pm - 8:30pm
Teen to Teen Video and Theatre explores difficult issues that affect adolescents through the creation and presentation of dramatic skits and workshops. Teens perform original a
nd scripted works including plays, musicals, and videos. Participants receive training in basic acting skills and character development, plus helpful information about community-based assistance and learning to make healthy life choices. Teen To Teen Video and Theatre is designed to educate, empower and encourage our youth. Presentations can be provided to community, church, scout, youth and special interest groups by special arrangement. For more information, please call (336) 222-5134 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen.
Special Population’s Dances
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ages: 16 & older Cost: Free, small cost for games and concessions
Dances are designed to offer persons with developmental disabilities an opportunity to dance and socialize. We'll also have billiards, foosball, and video arcade games, as well as four televisions for watching pleasure. Concessions are also available, so come out for a fun time and get to know others.
Bingo Night for Special Populations
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We will be offering Bingo to any age person with developmental disabilities. If your club or organization would like to help by donating prizes for Bingo night, please call (336) 222-5134.
Country Line and Couples Dancing Classes
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $4 per person
Classes are offered to individuals of all ages interested in learning to dance from beginners to advanced. A variety of dances are offered from two-step to the newest country line dances. Instructors are on hand to teach the latest dances.
SAturdays & sundays
Reserved for Burlington Recreation & Parks Events or rentals
For a listing of special upcoming events, please see our Upcoming Events.
2020 EVENTS AT THATAWAYS
DANCE BABY DANCE: 50'S THEMED TODDLER DISCO Saturday, January 25th • 3:00-5:00 pm
SPECIAL POPULATIONS VALENTINE'S DANCE Tuesday, February 11th • 6:30-8:30 pm
V. I. P. DANCE Friday, February 21st • 6:30-9:00 pm Ages: All Ages (adults must remain on site with participants) Cost: $4 per participant Dances aren't just for dads and daughters anymore. Children are invited to bring any adult that is special to them to this one of a kind dance. Come dressed to impress! There will be a mix of old school and new school music for everyone to dance to the beat. Arcade games and concessions will be available for purchase. Pre-register here.
JUST DANCE GLOW PARTY Friday, March 20th • 6:30-8:30 pm
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Saturday, April 4th • 8:00-10:00 am
SPECIAL POPULATIONS SPRING PROM Tuesday, April 7th• 6:30-8:30 pm
*Located at Mebane Arts Center*
MOM & ME MORNING Saturday, May 9th • 8:00-10:00 am
SPECIAL POPULATIONS LUAU Tuesday, June 30th • 6:30-8:30 pm
KID CHEF CREATION CONTEST Saturday, October 3rd • 3:00-5:00 pm
THATAWEEN - MIDDLE SCHOOL HALLOWEEN DANCE Saturday, October 17th • 6:00-9:00 pm
SPECIAL POPULATIONS HALLOWEEN DANCE Tuesday, October 27th • 6:30-8:30 pm
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Saturday, November 14th • 6:00-8:00 pm
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Saturday, December 5th • 8:00-10:00 am
Thataways Youth Center
1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington 27215