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WeBop kicks off another year of swinging and stomping to the rhythm of jazz

Aug 7, 2019, 15:11 PM by Dara Hogan

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WeBop kicks off another year of swinging 
and stomping to the rhythm of jazz 

WeBop kicks off another year of swinging and stomping to the rhythm of jazz
WeBop® is back at Omaha Performing Arts for another fall term of groovin’, singing and dancing to jazz music! The popular early childhood education curriculum for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians offers jazz through movement, storytelling and play. The classes begin Monday, September 23 through November 16, 2019. Registration is now open at OmahaPerformingArts.org.

To celebrate the upcoming season, families are invited to the WeBop Family Jazz Party to sing, dance, meet the jazz band and learn more about the groovin’ classes. The interactive kick-off session will be held at Omaha Children’s Museum with WeBop instructor Kim Lomax. The WeBop Family Jazz Party is open to children ages 8 months to 8 years and their parents in two sessions Saturday, September 7 at 11 AM and 2 PM. Register for the free jazz party at OmahaPerformingArts.org/WeBop.

For the Fall 2019 term, “Meet the Jazz Band” teaches children and families about different jazz instruments. The classes will be accompanied by a special guest musician. Classes are 45 minutes, held once each week for eight weeks at the Holland Performing Arts Center, Highlander Accelerator in partnership with Seventy Five North and Gomez Heritage Elementary School.

            WeBop® Classes and Schedule:


Meet the Jazz Band – Gomez Heritage Elementary School – Bilingual Class
Mondays 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | Gumbo Group (3-5 years)


Meet the Jazz Band – Holland Center 
Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM | Syncopators (4-5 years)
          

Meet the Jazz Band – Holland Center 
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Stompers (2-3 years)


Meet the Jazz Band – Holland Center 
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM | Gumbo Group (3-5 years)
          

Meet the Jazz Band – Highlander Accelerator in partnership with Seventy Five North 
Saturdays 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Gumbo Group (3-5 years)           
                                 
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 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. A ten percent discount is given to families for a second child and any returning WeBop® participant. Scholarships and payment plans are available on the WeBop website. More information.

The WeBop 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, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund, Lori & David Scott Foundation.