Community Engagement

Over 200 students at eight Omaha Public Schools now have the opportunity to gallop and leap, stretch and soar with instructors from Omaha Academy of Ballet! In collaboration with Collective for Youth and several generous donors, OAB provides Dance Away Your Afternoons to Omaha Public Schools elementary students free of charge. This program offers students facing socio-economic barriers the opportunity to take beginning ballet classes in a safe, educational, and enriching environment at their home school.

During the 2019-2020 school year, we are thrilled to bring the same high-quality ballet instruction that OAB students receive in our studios to students at Indian Hill Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Highland Elementary, Hartman Elementary, Gomez Heritage Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Howard Kennedy Elementary, and Central Park Elementary.


 This project is generously supported by:

The Jetton Fund through the Omaha Community Foundation 
The Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation 
Additional thanks to Bobby’s Dancewear for their support.