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.

Fall 2018 Term "ABCs of Jazz"
September 24, 2018, through November 17, 2018, at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 75 North, Gomez Heritage Elementary 

Registration now open!

If you have questions about registering, please contact Dominic Green at dgreen@omahaperformingarts.org or 402.661.8425.


ABCs of Jazz Curriculum

Week 1 (9/24-9/29): Swing
Week 2 (10/1-10/6): Blues
Week 3 (10/8-10/13): Improvisation
Week 4 (10/15-10/20): Band Week 1! A review of weeks 1-3
Week 5 (10/22-10/27): Scat
Week 6 (10/29-11/3): Call and Response
Week 7 (11/5-11/10): Form
Week 8 (11/12-11/17): 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


Monday Classes at Gomez Heritage Elementary - Bilingual Class * Open to families of Gomez Heritage Elementary
ABCs of Jazz
September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12
5:30 PM-6:15 PM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

Tuesday Classes at the Holland Center
ABCs of Jazz
September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13
6:00 PM-6:45 PM Gumbo (3-5 years)

Saturday Classes at the Holland Center - CLASS FULL
ABCs of Jazz
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Stompers (2-3 years)

Saturday Classes at the Holland Center
ABCs of Jazz
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
10:00 AM-10:45 AM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

Saturday Classes at 75 North
ABCs of Jazz
September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
11:30 AM-12:15 PM Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

*If the age designated class time does not work for you, please contact Dominic Green at DGreen@OmahaPerformingArts.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%. 

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


Flexible payment plan now available!

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Scholarship opportunities now available!

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Meet the teachers!

WeBop teachers

Matthew Amandus, jazz pianist
Kim Lomax, teacher
Amanda Stevenson, teacher
Alma Ramos, 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, The Presenters, Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, Lori & David Scott Foundation