We will be sharing 3 WeBop Classes every month beginning April 16th. Join Ms. Kim as she teaches modified versions of our favorite classes from the ABCs of Jazz, Meet the Jazz Band, and Jazz Styles. These band weeks go over the concepts and music with a full rhythm section to help. These WeBop Living Room Sessions are open to both families who have experienced WeBop before or families who want check it out for the first time. It's a great activity to help get the family up and moving together. They are geared for kids ages 2-5.

The videos will be available on the Omaha Performing Arts YouTube page.

WeBop

WeBop® is an early childhood education program inviting families to stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz as they learn about its core concepts, instruments and great performers. These 45-minute classes developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center in conjunction with Columbia University include child and adult participation, offering a creative outlet to explore jazz together through movement, songs, storytelling and play. 

For children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians.

Spring 2020 Term "Jazz Family" - CANCELED
March 16, 2020 through May 9, 2020, at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 75 North, Gomez Heritage Elementary 

If you have questions about registering, please contact:
Bill Grennen at education@o-pa.org.

 

The spring term has been canceled.

Family Jazz Curriculum

Week 1 (3/16-3/21): Louis Armstrong
Week 2 (3/23-3/28): Ella Fitzgerald
Week 3 (3/30-4/4): Duke Ellington
Week 4 (4/6-4/11): Band Week 1! A review of weeks 1-3 
Week 5 (4/13-4/18): Charles Mingus
Week 6 (4/20-4/25): John Coltrane
Week 7 (4/27-5/2): Thelonious Monk 
Week 8 (5/4-5/9): Band Week 2! A review of weeks 5-7

WeBop® Age Groups
Stompers: 2-3 years old
Gumbo Group: 3-5 years old
Syncopators: 4-5 years old

Available Class Times
Monday Classes at Gomez Heritage Elementary - Bilingual Class *
Jazz Family with Ms. Amanda
March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4
6:00 PM-6:45 PM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

Tuesday Classes at the Holland Center
Jazz Family with Ms. Kim
March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
6:00 PM-6:45 PM Syncopaters (4-5 years)

Saturday Classes at the Holland Center
Jazz Family with Ms. Amanda
March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Stompers (2-3 years)

Saturday Classes at the Holland Center
Jazz Family with Ms. Kim
March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
10:00 AM-10:45 AM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)
*This will be a high sensory-friendly class

Saturday Classes at the Highlander Accelerator in partnership with Seventy Five North - FULL 
Jazz Family with Mr. Kevin
March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
12:00 PM-12:45 PM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

 

Directions:

Gomez-Heritage Elementary

Holland Center

Highlander Accelerator

*If the age designated class time does not work for you, please contact Dominic Green at DGreen@o-pa.org or 402-661-8425.

Cost: $200/child (includes up to 2 parents or guardians). 
Registration fee for the second child of same parent/family will be discounted 10%. 
You can choose to split the total into four easy payments during checkout.


Note: WeBop® is not a child drop-off program


 
 
register for a drop in rate 
 
register for a scholarship 

 

Meet the teachers!

WeBop teachers

Matthew Amandus, jazz pianist
Kim Lomax, teacher
Amanda Stevenson, teacher
D. Kevin Williams, teacher

 

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This program is sponsored by the Dixon Family Foundation, Hamann Family Fund, Holland Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Parker Family Foundation, Presenter's Circle, Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund, Lori & David Scott Foundation