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 2018 Term "Meet the Jazz Band" and "Jazz Family"
March 5, 2018, through April 28, 2018, at the Holland Performing Arts Center

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

 NEW! Jazz Family Curriculum

Week 1 (3/5-3/10): Louis Armstrong
Week 2 (3/12-3/17): Ella Fitzgerald
Week 3 (3/19-3/24): Duke Ellington
Week 4 (3/26-3/31) Band Week!  A review of weeks 1-3
Week 5 (4/2-4/7): Charles Mingus
Week 6 (4/9-4/14): John Coltrane
Week 7 (4/16-4/21): Thelonious Monk
Week 8 (4/23-4/28): Band Week! A review of weeks 5-7

Meet the Jazz Band Curriculum
Week 1 (3/5-3/10): Piano
Week 2 (3/12-3/17): Bass
Week 3 (3/19-3/24): Drums
Week 4 (3/26-3/31): Band Week! A review of weeks 1-3
Week 5 (4/2-4/7): Trumpet
Week 6 (4/9-4/14): Saxophone
Week 7 (4/16-4/21): Trombone
Week 8 (4/23-4/28): Band Week! 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


Tuesday Classes with Ms. Kim
Jazz Family
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00 PM-6:45 PM Syncopators (4-5 years)

Saturday Classes with Ms. Amanda
Jazz Family
March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 17, 21, 28
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Stompers (2-3 years)

Saturday Classes with Ms. Amanda
Meet the Jazz Band
March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 17, 21, 28
10:00 AM-10:45 AM 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

We offer free community WeBop® classes through our partnerships with 75 North and Gomez Heritage Elementary School. Classes are open only to students and families of these organizations. Questions? Contact Dominic Green at DGreen@omahaperformingarts.org or 402.661.8425.

75 North
Class taught by Ms. Kim 

Gomez Heritage Elementary School
Bilingual class taught by Ms. Alma

Flexible payment plan now available!

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Meet the teachers!

WeBop teachers

Matthew Amandus, jazz pianist
Kim Lomax, teacher
Amanda Stevenson, teacher
Alma Ramos, teacher

This program is sponsored by the Hamann Family Fund, Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, Parker Family Foundation, Dixon Family Foundation, Lori & David Scott Foundation,The Presenters, Holland Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.