Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Dance Classes & Programming

Member & Non Member, Ages 2 – Adult

Welcome! The Performing Arts Department at the Jewish Community Center of Omaha imparts the joy and discipline of dance, theater, and music through a well-rounded catalogue of programming. For over 40 years we’ve provided dance programming to the community. We offer high caliber instruction in pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip hop, leaps & turns, lyrical and pom. Classes are offered at a variety of levels, with all classes providing emphasis on technique, musicality, body awareness and the development of self-expression through movement.

All programs are taught in a caring and positive atmosphere by our qualified and experienced staff. Limited class size ensures students receive greater personalized instruction and the ability to social distance. Attention to detail, such as providing live piano accompaniment for ballet classes, is what sets our program apart from the rest. We also house one of the finest facilities in the metro area. We have gorgeous dance studios that are newly renovated and fully equipped, a beautiful 330-seat theater and new musical training studios.

We also offer a variety of special programs. Choreographic workshops, music lessons, theater and acting classes, performance opportunities with recognized artists, and field trips to area dance events, are just some of the exciting opportunities that await! Performing Arts programming at the J is open to Members and Non-Members, ages 2 through adult. Members receive discounted rates and other benefits. If you are interested in joining the J, contact Member Services at (402) 334-6426.

Class Listings

Our wide range of programming caters to individuals ages 2 years through adult. View our current class listings to see a current listing of classes and times.

Summer 2024

Summer Semester: June 10 – July 26

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Want some extra one on one time with a dance instructor? Have that itch to get pushed a little bit further? Private lessons will help you reach your goals.

Dance Attire & Policies

Required attire is based on class level.

Saturday Night Dance Parties

Join our fabulous dance staff for a Saturday night filled with dinner, fun activities, and entertainment.


Each year there is a culminating recital in May. Performances alternate each year between a grande story ballet and a themed show.

For More Information Contact:

Esther Katz
Performing Arts Director
(402) 334-6406 I