Robin Welch Dance Arts closed for Spring Vacation-April 21-27

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Go to the bottom of the menu at the right and press SUMMER. Then just look for level or ages to find the right fit!

Make sure you register for our great classes in a disciplined AND kid-friendly environment. Classes will begin June 9th. Just look at all the great classes we offer!

BALLET       JAZZ       LYRICAL       TAP       PRE-DANCE




    • The Best Professional Training in Omaha
    • Easy Online Registration
    • No Registration Fees
    • Excellent Pricing
    • Great Customer Service
    • Special Sprung Dance Floors
    • Performance Opportunities
    • Easy Online Registration

To see more information and/or register for classes go to and find the menu on the right-hand side. Click on the desired level, camp, or workshop on the menu and class times and information will appear!

Or you may call 402-237-8801 or email 

Two Exciting Auditions Announced

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Heartland Youth Ballet Fall Auditions
(for dance students 7 and up)

Saturday, September 14
1:00-1:45pm audition for ages 7 through 11
2:00-2:45pm audition for ages 12 and up

The Heartland Youth Ballet is a performing ensemble that provides highly-motivated young ballet dancers with the technical training, artistic development and practical performing experience. Performances for the 2013-2014 Season include:

  • Halloween fun with the Omaha Symphony for its Halloween Family Concert on October 27th at The Holland Center. You’ll have a really ghoul time!
  • Winter Wonderland matinee and evening performances will be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Theater on Saturday, December 7. This is an exciting holiday program full of spirited singing and dancing and will feature the Heartland Youth Ballet, area singers and dancers and special guest artists. Humor, beauty and pure fun will herald in the spirit of the holidays with this wonderful production.
  • Regional Dance America Festival – Includes master classes and performances – May 22-25
  • Showcase 2013 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Theater – May 18
There is a fee for Heartland Youth Ballet. Call 402-237-8801 for more information.
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Winter Wonderland Auditions
(for dance students 7 and up)
Saturday, September 14
3:30-4:30pm auditions for dancers ages 7 – 11
4:30-5:30pm auditions for dancers ages 12 and up
Be a part of this exciting production full of holiday spirit! Winter Wonderland heralds in the holiday season with humor, dance and many of your favorite holiday songs!
Performances are at the Scottish Rite Theater on December 7.
$150 Performance Fee Required



Heartland Youth Ballet Auditions

Dance with our fantastic student company!

Audition if you love -

  • personal coaching
  • learning stage craft basics
  • performing in “Winter Wonderland”, our holiday show
  • performing on tour in Sioux City
  • performing with the Omaha Symphony
  • performing in Chicago at the Regional Dance America Festival

When: Tuesday, May 21

Where: Robin Welch Dance Arts Studios

Times: Ages 12 and up – 4:45-5:45pm

    Ages 8-11 – 5:45-6:30pm

There is a membership fee



Snow Closing Information

Clarification regarding Snow Closings:

If the Omaha Public Schools cancel school, or if they cancel after school activities, our studio will also be closed!

Thank you,


2013 Summer Classes and Performance Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for our exciting, dynamic summer program for students of all ages! Just go to and click on SUMMER CLASSES located on the menu on the right-hand side of the page! Browse through the class descriptions and simply add to your cart!



Students in Sumtur performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Students in Sumtur performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream.SUMTUR AMPHITHEATER!

That’s right! Students will not only receive great classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and musical theater but ALSO Ballet II and above will perform at the Sumtur Amphitheater on Monday evening, June 24th!

Register Now!


Students rehearsing for performance of "Mario" with the Omaha Symphony.

Students rehearsing for performance of "Mario" with the Omaha Symphony.

Heartland Youth Ballet Director Rachel Vickrey coaches students during rehearsals.

Heartland Youth Ballet Director Rachel Vickrey coaches students during rehearsals.

WhyArts? Partnerships Flourish


“Like other physical activities, dance provides many health benefits, such as improving heart and lung function, muscle tone, coordination, and flexibility. In addition to these benefits, dance also promotes emotional wellbeing, inspiring confidence, self esteem, individuality and identity” (Marianne Talbot, EP magazine 2012).

Let’s All Dance” program with Robin Welch and Deb Carr through Meyer Foundation for Disabilities

Senior Dance Workshop at Heartland Family Service Center with Robin and Deb.

The Rhythm of LIfe Dance Program was created by Laura Carpenter, a 4th year doctorate of occupational therapy student at Creighton University.Her objective was to develop a community-based dance program for the elderly that aims to improve quality of life as key determinants of health and to appraise the use of dance as a therapeutic activity and procedure, or evaluative tool, by occupational therapists with the elderly. The dance program is now complete and incorporated into a 12 workshop program which utilizes favorite music from a senior’s past, creative group exercises, dance steps and movement into a program based on physical therapy principles. Through WhyArts? professional dancers Robin Welch and Deborah Carr will offer the program to senior centers, community groups, senior residences, churches and other interested parties.

Robin Welch receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Robin Welch, School Owner and Director, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Omaha Entertainment and Arts. Go to Robin Welch Dance Arts on Facebook to see pictures!

Register Now for Our Summer Program

Summer program classes are now available for online registration at!  


Robin Welch Dance Arts faculty features professional, qualified teachers committed to helping each student achieve his or her maximum potential in a supportive, nurturing, and friendly atmosphere. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished veteran, join us for top-notch classes with excellent technical instruction and exciting creative learning experiences!

Robin Welch Dance Opens Online Store!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR NEW ONLINE STORE ! Robin Welch Dance Arts has just opened our a new online store! At the store, you can choose classes, buy showcase tickets, and even order one of our great Tee Shirts that is for sale – a Robin Welch Dance Arts shirt and/or a Commemorative Showcase 2012 Tee Shirt announcing, “You’re the Star”! Just place your items in your cart and pay through PayPal or your favorite credit or debit card. It’s early to navigate through the store and we think you’ll really like it. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

World Herald Heartland Youth Ballet Article

Heartland Youth Ballet, a performance group that is part of Robin Welch Dance Arts in Omaha, has been chosen to be Nebraska’s only member of Regional Dance America.

RDA, a national organization, fosters the education and growth of dance students, choreographers, directors and dance companies.

Students wil have access to master classes, learn dances created by resident and guest choreographers, and meet other dance students students at an annual four-day RDA gathering. This year’s gathering is May 18 – 21 in Pittsburgh.

Local auditions for Heartland Youth Ballet will be held at the Robin Welch Dance Arts studio in April. Information: 402-237-8801 or online at

By Bob Fischbach

Click for YouTube – Regional Dance America Video.