The Westchester Theatre of Dance, resident company of the JCC of Mid-Westchester Dance School, will present “Beauty and the Beast” as the centerpiece ballet in its annual concert, with music by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Mimi Wallace, and New York City guest artist Joel Levy as the Beast. Three performances will be held at the JCC’s Bendheim Performing Arts Center, 999 Wilmot Road, in Scarsdale, on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 pm, and on Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The concert will feature additional dance selections in hip-hop, tap, and classical ballet to showcase JCC Dance School students, as well as faculty guest artists.
The JCC Dance School, one of Westchester’s most respected dance programs for more than 40 years, provides all levels of training for pre-school through adult dancers, taught by professional faculty. Classes include ballet, pointe, hip-hop, tap, Argentine tango, Zumba and Israeli folk. Ballet classes feature live piano accompaniment. Many JCC Dance School students have pursued careers with professional dance companies, such as American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and the Norwegian National Ballet.
Tickets are $28 for the Saturday night performance, which includes a dessert reception after the show; and $23 for the Sunday matinees. A $5.00 discount applies for students and senior citizens. Buy tickets online at www.jccmw.org or in person at the JCC Front Desk, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. For more information, contact: Jayne Santoro, Director, JCC Dance School (914) 472-3300, x320.