Master Classes & Workshops

Artists presented by Omaha Performing Arts lead hands-on training sessions for students and educators. Topics vary but often focus on the creative process, artistic philosophy or performance techniques. These special, limited-enrollment sessions are offered in the areas of dance, music and theater, according to the availability of the artist.

More information on upcoming classes will be available soon.

Upcoming classes

The Story of Afro-Colombians Through Dance with Sankofa Danzafro

Sankofa Danzafro Dance WorkshopMarch 2nd 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Highlander Accelerator venue - 2112 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111 and March 3rd 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Bancroft Street Market - 2702 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Salsa Choque – Afro-Colombian urban dance form based on Salsa dance in dialogue with the hip hop universe. It’s so popular that even the Colombian soccer team celebrates dancing it after scoring a goal. For all ages and a wide range of abilities.

Led by Sankofa Danzafro instructors – Yndira Perea, Camilo Perlaza, Feliciano Blandón. Learn more and register here. 

A People’s History of Music in the United States with Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras WorkshopMarch 29 | 6:30 PM | Workshop: “A People’s History of Music in the United States”
Benson Theatre, 6054 Maple St. 
Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes that deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.


Racism: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! with Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras WorkshopMarch 30 | 10:00 AM | Workshop: "Racism: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!"
Creighton University 2500 California Plaza - Harper Center Ballroom

Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes that deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

 

Digital Workshops

Wednesday Warmups with Aaron Derell

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Free Wednesday Warmups with Disney Musicals In Schools Teaching Artist and Community Engagement Specialist, Aaron Derell. These 10-minute virtual warmups will offer the opportunity for you to get up and move your bodies in a fun and educational way. 

Past warmups:

WARMUP 1

WARMUP 2

WARMUP 3

WARMUP 4

WARMUP 5

WARMUP 6

WARMUP 7

WARMUP 8

WeBop Living Room Sessions

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Join WeBop teacher Ms. Kim as she teaches modified versions of our favorite classes from the ABCs of Jazz andMeet the Jazz Band. These band weeks go over the concepts and music with a full rhythm section to help and 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.

Past sessions:

THE ABC'S OF JAZZ

MEET THE JAZZ BAND