Birches After School offers a warm, fun, and relaxing experience for our students. Students relish the chance to nurture friendships across the grades while playing on the playground, doing various creative arts projects, reading, walking in the woods, or taking walking trips to the Lincoln Library.  After School is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:45 to 5:15pm and Wednesdays from 12 to 5pm, on a drop-in basis.

I truly appreciate the after-school program and the safety net that it provides. It is a relief to know that the program is there! Plus, the program is wonderful and the kids love it. We at Birches are so lucky to have Paula running the program. She is so very amazing— I often just want to hang with everyone after school to do all the fun things.
— Birches Parent

 

Sevillanas with stephanie

Come join Stephanie, accomplished flamenco dancer and teacher, as she teaches Sevillanas, one of the most popular flamenco dances. This class is appropriate for any student who attends Birches.

More on Flamenco:
Flamenco is a dramatic and passionate form of folk singing, music and dance that originated in Andalusia in southern Spain. Flamenco is often associated with the gypsies of Spain (gitanos), although it actually evolved from a blending of many kinds of music including Indian Punjabi singing, Jewish synagogue chants and the music of West Africa. It is a combination of rhythmic handclaps (palmas), singing (cante), guitar playing (toque), and the familiar dance (baile). Castanets, a percussion instrument often used in flamenco, produce a series of clicks and rattles to accompany the dance, music and song.

Try flamenco and you will not able to stop! Olé!