After School Enrichment Program

Willowwind offers a variety of after school enrichment classes throughout year. Classes are offered in the fall and spring, and typically run for about an hour one day each week. Enrollment is open to all PreK-6th grade students in the Iowa City community.

Fall semester classes run September 9* - December 13. 

Register by Friday Sept. 6


MUSIC & MOVEMENT (Preschool)

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:15 PM with Ms. Jessica

*Class runs October 1-December 13

Move and groove in this music filled class with Willowwind’s own music teacher, Ms. Jessica! Explore different ways to move your body to the beat. Preschoolers will sing, play, move, chant, dance, and explore musical instruments. Engage in rhythmic play, self-expression, and working together to make music. Cost: $125; $100 for full-time ASP enrollees

K-6th Grade

DANCE CLUB (Grades K-6)

Mondays, 4:00-4:45 PM with Ms. Alyssa

*Class runs September 16-December 13

Get ready to move! From hip hop to tap to modern dances, students will have fun grooving in this class. Dance enthusiast Ms. Alyssa will lead students through fun, low-pressure exercises highlighting coordination, balance and teamwork. Cost: $150; $125 for full-time ASP enrollees

WRITING ABOUT OUR WORLD (Grades K-2)         

Thursdays, 2:30-3:15 PM with Ms. Dawn

*Class runs September 9-December 13

Geography, exploration, and writing combine in this exciting new class. Students explore the globe to identify foods, populations, celebrations, heroes, and world contributions. Young learners will learn to write creatively and reflectively about these cultural identities as well as how to recite their work. U of I Writing graduate Dawn Thomas will lead students on a tour of our world without leaving Willowwind! Cost: $150; $125 for full-time ASP enrollees.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP (Grades 3-6)       

Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM with IWYP Members

*Class runs September 16-December 13

Willowwind has partnered with The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) to offer this weekly club. IYWP is an arts outreach organization devoted to promoting creativity and imagination among Eastern Iowa’s youth. Students will enjoy innovative writing-related activities and curricula designed by experienced writers and teachers to encourage your child’s creative growth. Students will explore a multitude of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and comics. Student work will be collected in a professionally designed and bound anthology, which will be distributed to students and their families free of charge. Cost:  $150; $125 for full-time ASP enrollees.

GIRLS ON THE RUN (Grades 3-6)

Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 Thursdays 2:15-3:30 with Ms. Katy and Ms. Cassie

*Class runs Sept. 2- Nov. 10

We are excited to once again offer Girls on the Run this fall! Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community service.  This year’s GotR coaches are Willowwind moms with support from a GotR volunteer. Get your girl signed up today at www.girlsontheruniowa.orgCost:  $160 Girls on the Run provides financial assistance for those unable to pay the full registration fee. 


Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 PM with Mr. Shane

*Class runs September 16-December 13

Students will learn how to play the fifth edition of the popular tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons with lifelong player and D&D extraordinaire, Mr. Shane. Players will make their own unique characters and role-play them in an adventure module led by the instructor. Students will exercise their skills in illustration, storytelling, tactics, writing, math, organization, and teamwork. All materials are provided. Cost:  $350; $325 for full-time ASP enrollees


Contact our Programs Director, Jessica Palmer, at