Weekly Events at Thataways
| Thataways Afterschool Program
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Full and Part Time available)
The Burlington Recreation and Parks Department offers a pick up and drop off Afterschool program at Thataways for the following school sites: Smith, Clover Garden School, River Mill Academy, & Turrentine Middle School. This pick-up program is held on site from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. Full-time, part-time, and drop in 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
1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
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 Theatre
7:00 pm - 8:45pm
Teen to Teen Theatre explores difficult issues that affect adolescents through the creation and presentation of dramatic skits and workshops. Teens perform original and 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 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) 570-6516 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen.
Hoop Dance Fitness Class
6pm – 7pm
Ages: 13 & up
Cost: $10 per class
Thataways Youth Center • 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27217
Come out to Thataways and try something new, Hoop Dance. Improve flexibility, be creative, boost your mood, socialize, practice balance, shed pounds, dance, and have fun! Classes will be taught by Memory Robbins. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (336) 222-5134.
Special Population’s Dances
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For All Ages (recommended for 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.
Bingo Night for Special Populations
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We will be offering Bingo to any age person with developmental disabilities. 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. 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: $3 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.
Positive Youth Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm · 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: $2 per person
For: Youth Groups & Organizations only
Bring your youth group or organization to the Burlington Recreation & Parks Thataways Youth Center for a night of fun! Reservation includes personalized music playlist for your group, cool dance floor lights, yummy concessions available for purchase, arcade games, pool tables, & foosball (available for a small fee)! Plus, private use of facility for 2 hours! Reservations MUST be made 48 hours in advance. For more information or to reserve your group, please call (336) 222-5134.
Preteen Friday Night Dance
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: 3rd through 5th grade only
Admission: $4 per person
Preteens can come out to have a great time dancing to the latest music and meeting other preteens. Concessions are open with pizza and cold drinks. Video games and billiards are always available for play. Parents, we provide curbside drop off and pick up. We also provide a competent staff working to offer your kids a safe night of fun.
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Ages: 13 & Up
Cost: $40 for 10 classes or $5 per class
Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to Thataways for Zumba Fitness. Classes will be taught by certified AFAA group exercise instructor and licensed Zumba and Zumbatomic instructor, LaShaunda Gunter. To reserve your spot, please call (336) 222-5134.
Hoop Dance Fitness Class
11am – 12:30pm
Ages: 13 & Up
Cost: $60 for 6 week session
Come take part in the newest fitness trend with hoops! Classes will be taught by Memory Robbins. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (336) 222-5134.
Hunter Education Online Class - Field Days*
Sundays (Dates: call 222-5134 for upcoming Field Days)
2pm - 5pm
For All Ages
Course Fee: Free
Thataways Youth Center
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Burlington Recreation & Parks presents the Hunter Education Program. This program is designed to promote the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment, teach responsible, ethical conduct by hunters, educate sportsmen in the various methods and the proper use id equipment harvesting game, and endorse the importance of wildlife management laws and regulations. Participants will receive their Hunter's Safety Certification and badge after passing a written exam. For more information or to register, please visit www.ncwildlife.org. *MUST BE REGISTERED IN AN ONLINE CLASS TO PARTICIPATE.
Upcoming Events at Thataways
For a listing of special upcoming events, please visit Upcoming Events.
Thataways Youth Center
Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office