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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 2017 Term “ABC’s of Jazz” and "Meet the Jazz Band"
September 25-November 18, 2017, at the Holland Performing Arts Center

Registration is now open! If you have questions about registering, please contact Taylor Wyatt at TWyatt@omahaperformingarts.org or 402.661.8426.

ABC’s of Jazz Curriculum
Week 1 (9/25-9/30): Swing
Week 2 (10/2-10/7): Blues
Week 3 (10/9-10/14): Improvisation
Week 4 (10/16-10/21): Band Week! A review of weeks 1-3
Week 5 (10/23-10/28): Scat
Week 6 (10/30-11/4): Call and Response
Week 7 (11/6-11/11): Form
Week 8 (11/13-11/18): Band Week! A review of weeks 5-7

NEW! Meet the Jazz Band Curriculum
Week 1 (9/25-9/30): Piano
Week 2 (10/2-10/7): Bass
Week 3 (10/9-10/14): Drums
Week 4 (10/16-10/21): Band Week! A review of weeks 1-3
Week 5 (10/23-10/28): Trumpet
Week 6 (10/30-11/4): Saxophone
Week 7 (11/6-11/11): Trombone
Week 8 (11/13-11/18): 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

AVAILABLE CLASS TIMES 

Tuesday Classes with Ms. Kim
Meet the Jazz Band
Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7 & 14
6:00pm-6:45pm Syncopators (4-5 years)

Saturday Classes with Ms. Amanda
Meet the Jazz Band
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, & 18
10:15am-11:00am Stompers (2-3 years)

Saturday Classes with Ms. Amanda
ABC’s of Jazz
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, & 18
11:15am-12:00pm 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/Howard Kennedy Elementary School and Gomez Heritage Elementary School. Classes are open only to students and families of these schools. Questions? Contact Dominic Green at DGreen@omahaperformingarts.org or 402-661-8425.

75 North/Howard Kennedy Elementary School
Class taught by Ms. Kim 

Gomez Heritage Elementary School
Bilingual class taught by Ms. Alma

 

This program is sponsored by the Hamann Family Fund.

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Meet the teachers!

WeBop teachers

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

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