Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

Attire

The style of dance wear varies according to the different dance types. It is important that the garments are made with lightweight, breathable, stretchy fabrics which provide dancers with comfort and freedom of movement. Below you will find the required attire for each of our dance classes.

T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts or baggy warm up gear are not allowed. Hair must be kept neatly away from face and neck either in a bun or a pony tail, short hair should be clipped back or held back with a cloth headband. No gum chewing allowed. No jewelry should be worn.

Music & Movement / Pre-Ballet

Music & Movement:

Girls – Pink leotard, pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers, or bare legs and bare feet.

Boys – White t-shirt, dark shorts, white socks & black ballet shoes, or bare feet.

Pre-Ballet I / II / III:

Girls – Plain ballet pink leotard, pink tights and pink leather ballet shoes with elastics sewn on. Hair must be in a ponytail or a bun, bun’s preferred. Short hair must be pulled back out of the face. No leotards with skirts attached and no skirts.

Boys – White t-shirt, black or navy shorts, sweatpants, or tights, black ballet shoes with elastics sewn on.

* Pre-Ballet II & III: also need black tap shoes

Ballet I - VII

Boys – White t-shirt or leotard. Black sweatpants, dance pants, or tights. Black Ballet shoes with elastics sewn on.
Girls – Pink tights, pink ballet shoes with elastics sewn on, leather or canvas. Hair MUST be in a ponytail or bun (preferred). Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Girls leotards are as follows:
Ballet IA & Ballet IB: Pink leotard
Ballet IIA & IIB: Red leotard
Ballet III & III/IV: Blue leotard
Ballet IV & V/VI: Green leotard
Ballet VII: Any solid color leotard

Modern

Girls – Leotard as per ballet class or black, black or pink tights or jazz pants, bare feet. Hair MUST be in a ponytail or bun (preferred). Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Boys – White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants, bare feet.

Jazz

Girls – Leotard as per ballet class or black, black tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Hair MUST be in a ponytail or bun (preferred). Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Boys – White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants or dance pants, black jazz or ballet shoes.

Tap

Girls – Leotard as per ballet class or black, black or pink tights or jazz pants, black tap shoes. Hair MUST be in a ponytail or bun (preferred). Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Boys – White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants, tap shoes.

Hip Hop

Girls – Black tank leotard, jazz pants or pants you can move in, black jazz sneakers suggested, you may wear regular sneakers but they may not be what you wore in off the street. Hair MUST be in a ponytail or bun (preferred). Short hair must be pulled back out of the face.

Boys – White t-shirt, black or navy sweatpants or dance pants, black jazz sneakers suggested, you may wear sneakers but they may not be what you wore in off the street.

Adult

Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely during class, for ballet you need ballet slippers and for tap you need tap shoes. Modern is done with bare feet.

Dance Wear Purchase & Exchange

Dance wear purchase: Dance attire can be purchased at Bobby’s Dance Wear – 13471 West Center Road, (402) 334-1225
Exchange: Please bring any outgrown, wearable dancewear and shoes in ANYTIME and put them in our bins in the Dance Studio.

Dance Department Policies

The following policies are to be followed by all students of the JCC Dance program. If you have questions, please contact Esther Katz at (402) 334-6406 or ekatz@jccomaha.org.

Dance Department Policies

Dance Department Policies

NEW STUDENTS

  • All students must be registered prior to the first day of class.
  • Students must be a minimum of 3 years years of age by September 1st and potty trained.
  • All new students, with the exception of Music & Movement and Pre-Ballet, must contact the dance director for proper class placement. Placement will be determined by the director and instructors.
  • Me and My Shadow class requires your child to be accompanied by an adult.

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ALL STUDENTS

  • T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts or baggy warm up gear are not allowed.
  • Hair must be kept neatly away from face and neck either in a bun or a pony tail, short hair should be clipped back or held back with a cloth headband.
  • No gum chewing allowed
  • No jewelry should be worn.

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ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance is required in all classes and is essential to the progress of the student. Students are expected to come and watch class if they are injured or not contagious. In case of absence, the parent needs to notify the Dance Department by calling (402) 334-6406. Classes missed may be made up during the current semester by consulting the instructor or director. Students should arrive with sufficient time to dress and warm up prior to class.

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REFUNDS
Refunds will be given only in cases of prolonged illness, with medical verification. There are no refunds for voluntary withdrawal or missed classes.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER
In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message on the Dance Departments outgoing voice mail (334-6406). You are to check 1 hour prior to the start time of your class to find out if class is canceled or continuing as normal. We DO NOT follow suit with the School Closings, so please call. You may also call the Front Desk (334-6406) or Member Services (334-6426) to get the latest information.

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PARENT OBSERVATIONS
Fall Semester parent observations will be held during the month of November. Classes will be held on stage. You will receive notice as to which day to attend. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend. Parents may arrange to observe classes at other times by contacting the instructor or dance director. You may always come and observe classes in the ballet studio on our TV monitors in the hallway. Parents are not to sit in unless they have permission by the teacher.

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FIELD TRIPS
Special field trips are offered for various dance performances in the area. We meet beforehand, discuss what we are going to see, then go and enjoy. As events draw near, information will be made available and sign-up sheets will be posted. Field trips are open to students, parents and friends.

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WORKSHOPS & FILMS
Various workshops are offered in areas of interest for our dance students, including master classes with guest teachers, special lectures, stage make-up, injury prevention, etc. Information will be made available as events draw near.

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PERFORMANCES
As dance is a performing art, performance experience is an important element in dance training. Students will be informed of different performing opportunities available to them. Each year there is a culminating performance in May, every other year we do a Grande Story Ballet and on the off year we will do a Themed performance.

You Belong Here

The Jewish Community Center has been a big part of Omaha for more than eight decades! We opened our doors in 1925 and still, today continue to serve everyone in the community with our state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding programs, and dedicated staff. We’ve been here in the past, we’re here today and we’ll be here tomorrow.