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WeBop teaches jazz to toddlers at the Holland Center

Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:01:45-04

For the second year, WeBop, a popular program through Omaha Performing Arts, will teach children ages 2-5 (and their parents/guardians) jazz music.  

 

Classes begin Monday, Sept. 25, at the Holland Performing Arts Center, with a special kick off Saturday, Sept. 16. 

 

Omaha Performing Arts introduced the program last year. This year, they are expanding lessons to include "Meet the Jazz Band." The new curriculum teaches children and families about different jazz instruments. The classes will also be accompanied by a special guest musician. The popular "ABC's of Jazz" also returns in 2017. Classes are 45 minutes, held once each week for eight weeks at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

 

WeBop® Classes and Schedule:

ABC'S of Jazz

Mondays (new class) | 6-6:45 p.m. | Syncopators (4-5 years)

 

Meet the Jazz Band

Tuesdays 6-6:45 p.m. | Syncopators (4-5 years)

 

Meet the Jazz Band

Saturdays (new time), 10:15 a.m.-11 p.m. | Stompers (2-3 years)

 

ABCs of Jazz

Saturday Morning (new time), 11:15 a.m.-noon | Gumbo Group (3-5 years)

 

WeBop is an early childhood education program that invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the rhythms of jazz as they learn about its core concepts, instruments and great performers.

These 45-minute interactive classes for children and their parents were developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center in conjunction with Columbia University, offering a creative outlet to explore jazz together through movement, songs, storytelling and play. 

 

Registration is $200 per child, including up to two parents or guardians. Registration is now open at OmahaPerformingArts.org.