Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

JCC Dance Training Company & Jr. Company

The JCC Dance Training Company is for ages 12-18 and gives dancers the opportunity to perform and gain experience in settings other than class, recital, or competition groups. It allows dancers to refine their technique while gaining experience learning choreography and participating in the choreography process. Through performances, participants also get to share the true art and love of dance with the elderly, disabled, and the general Omaha population. We also offer a Junior Dance Training Company, for  members and non memners, ages 9+. Audtions are only held once a year, in the Fall. See below for full details.

Annual Concert: Coalescent

JCC Dance Training Company 13th Annual Concert: Coalescent. Performance will be held at the Alan J. Levine Theater at the J.

Sunday, March 24
4:00 p.m.

Students (Ages 3-8)…$10
Adults…………………. $15
Patron Tickets………..$25
UPCOMING AUDITIONS

JCC Dance Training Company

Auditions are held once a year in the fall. Auditions are open to members and non members, ages 13-18, who meet the requirements listed below.  If you have any questions, please contact Esther Katz at (402) 334-6406 or email ekatz@jccomaha.org. 

If selected, rehearsals will be Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fridays added in beginning in October.

Dancers should arrive at least 15 minutes early to the audition

Next Auditions: August 2024

Auditions are held at the Staenberg Omaha JCC each fall. 2023 audtions have already been held. Please check back for information on the next round of auditions to be held in August 2024.   Contact Esther Katz for more information.

Requirements

JCC Dancers
At least 13 years of age, going into 8th (+) grade and taking at least 4 technique classes per week not including Pointe or Conditioning.
At least Ballet IV.

Non JCC Dancers
At least 13 years of age, going into 8th (+) grade and taking at least 4 technique classes per week not including Pointe or Conditioning.
Advanced with 5+ years of serious Ballet training.

 

Audition Attire

  • Black leotard and white or black dance shirt
  • Black leotard with pink convertible tights
  • Pink or black ballet slippers
  • Pointe shoes (if on pointe)
  • Black jazz shoes (optional)
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or if short, out of the face.
  • No jewelry

JCC Dance Training Co.

2023 Audition Fee

All audition participants should bring exact change or a check made out to the JCC
JCC Members: $10
Non Member: $15

 

2023 Participation Fee

The participation fee will only be charged if the audition is passed and you are selected to participate. This fee includes everything for the year. There will be no additional cost to participate.
JCC Members: $203 / year
Non Member: $274 / year

Junior Dance Training Company

Auditions are open to members and non members, ages 9 and up, who meet the requirements listed below. Auditions will take place once a year, in the Fall.

If selected, the Junior Training Co. will meet Fridays from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Esther Katz at (402) 334-6406 or email ekatz@jccomaha.org. 

Dancers should arrive at least 15 minutes early to the audition.

Next Audition Date: September 2024

All auditions take place at the Staenberg Omaha JCC. 2023 auditions have already been held. Please check back for information on the next round of auditions to be held in the fall of 2024. Contact Esther Katz for more information.

Class will be Ballet, Jazz and Modern.

Requirements

At least 9 years of age
Taking Level II Ballet & Jazz or higher, or have a minimum of 2+ years serious Ballet training.

Audition Attire

  • Black leotard with pink convertible tights
  • Black leotard and white or black dance shirt
  • Pink or black ballet slippers
  • Black jazz shoes
  • Hair must be worn in a bun or if short, out of the face.
  • No jewelry

 

Junior Dance Training Co.

2023 Audition Fee

All audition participants should bring exact change or a check made out to the JCC
JCC Members: $10
Non Member: $15

 

2023 Participation Fee

The participation fee will only be charged if the audition is passed and you are selected to participate. This fee includes everything for the year. There will be no additional cost to participate.
JCC Members: $203 / year
Non Member: $274 / year

Past Events & News

JCC Dance Training Company is More Than Just Dancing

by: Rachel Kricsfeld
This is my second year as a member of the Training Company. When I first auditioned, I was terrified. I felt extremely intimidated due to the fact that I was performing right next to the older dancers who I had been looking up to for such a long time. It’s insane to think that I’m close friends with the same dancers now. The Company gave me a chance to open up to new friends, even some that are years older than me. Right away, the fabulous director and leader of the Training Company, Esther Katz, had us do some icebreaking activities and bonding exercises. From the very start, I felt like I was important to the Company.

The Training Company is more than just another weekly dance class. It’s a chance for me to work on my dancing and my friendships in a nurturing environment with the best people around me. As the “rip•ple ef•fect” performance is approaching, we’ve had more time to bond like sisters rather than friends. We even had the opportunity to see the Moscow Festival Ballet perform “Cinderella,” at the Orpheum together as a group. I’m honored to be a part of the JCC Dance Training Company and look forward to performing “rip•ple ef•fect” for the community on March 18th.

JCC Dance Training Company Keeps Busy

by Esther Katz

The JCC Dance Training Company had a busy and exciting summer! As soon as the JCC Dance Recital was over, we began rehearsing diligently for their next show that was at an Indian Wedding. Five members wowed the audience with a Bollywood performance choreographed by me. The members who participated said it was an amazing experience.

The Dance Training Co. has also spent the summer learning more pieces, including cultural dances. One of the graduating members, Moira Delaney, not only has been trained in Ballet, Jazz and Modern at the JCC, but also has been classically trained in Japanese Fan Dancing. She shared her knowledge and although she is graduating, Moira leaves behind a piece that we will share at venues throughout the city.

The Dance Training Co. has also learned 2 new pieces for the 45 Degrees Celsius 2.0 show that is being held at Aksarben Village on Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 pm. (It is free!) After our performance last year, they specifically asked us to dance again!

Come Fall, after auditions for new members, we will be working on a piece that will be performed at the Orpheum Theater during the Omaha Performing Arts celebration of the Rite of Spring. Originally choreographed by Nijinsky, Rite of Spring has been recreated by the Joffrey Ballet and is touring this year in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Omaha Performing Arts invited the JCC Dance Training Co. to be a part of their celebration by performing on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm. Once again, it is a FREE performance and we want YOU to attend!

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