If your child is taking dance and music lessons at OSMD, what further encouragement will help them improvement in their chosen art? Exposing your child to as much art as possible via Omaha’s art scene can only serve to further inspire them. Omaha is a great city for arts and culture, home to many museums, galleries, theaters and concert productions.
In fact, the Omaha School of Music and Dance is proud of their instructors’ contributors to city’s art scene. Teachers perform at the Rose Theater, with the Madrigali Et Al choir, regional symphonies, and popular local bands like Tiny Monsters. When a student watches their teacher “practice what they preach,” it provides the student with goals and inspiration. If your child’s instructor is performing in a concert, play, or dance troupe, make a point of going to see their performance—encourage your child to take notes about what they see and hear. Below are some suggestions for your family’s enjoyment.
- Ballet Nebraska calls Omaha home, and the company is well known for the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” Two more performances are staged throughout the year: a classical ballet juxtaposed by a mixed repertory program—perfect for aspiring young dancers.
- The Omaha Symphony has a busy concert season with multiple performances nearly every weekend. With multiple series geared towards family concerts, movie music, and masterworks, boundless inspiration can be found in an evening at the Symphony’s home, the Holland Performing Arts Center.
- The Rose Theater particularly gears their programming to the family as a whole, with child-appropriate plays like “Peter Pan,” “Huck Finn” and “Thumbelina.” Such productions are bound to please a budding musical-theater enthusiast.
- Omaha’s Orpheum Theater is the home of many excellent presentations through the Omaha Performing Arts. There you and your family can watch plays and concerts ranging from musical theater, ballet, opera, jazz, and hip hop.
Indeed, inspiration can come from anywhere, and Omaha is home to many more sources than those related to dance and music. Additional venues to explore the arts include The Joslyn Art Museum and the Durham Museum in Old Market. Organizations like the Omaha Chamber Music Society present small intimate concerts easily accessible to audiences of all ages. Your local church is likely a regular venue for recitals and concerts, too!
The Omaha School of Music and Dance aims to create a well-rounded and enthusiastic student. Participation in the arts can take a person very far in life, with public speaking skills, discipline, and self-confidence. Our dance and music teachers live their art, perform here in Omaha, and are here at your service. Make the most of your child’s journey and enable experiences that help grow your little artist. A walk through the Joslyn or a Saturday at the Symphony might just light a fire in your child’s heart they will carry for a lifetime!