On May 20 Arc School of Ballet (ASB) showcases more than 125 of its students in its year-end performance of Jungle Law. The dancers range in age from three years old to pre-professional, young adults, with special guest appearances by the professional dancers of ARC Dance Company. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this two-act performance at the Shorewood Performing Arts Center in Shorewood High School.
Jungle Law is based on the original Rudyard Kipling story, The Jungle Book, and has been adapted to the stage by ARC Artistic Director, Marie Chong. The student dancers will enjoy performing in this entertaining, original production with choreography by Ms. Chong. She intertwines her dance choreography with fun music and characters that highlight the maturity and skill progression of the students.
The biennial, year-end showcase offers all students of Arc School of Ballet another performance experience in addition to the annual Nutcracker Sweets. Ms. Chong carefully crafts the roles of each dancer within the story. The student performers receive an education in the creation of a ballet: rehearsal focus and etiquette, time management, familiarity with different job roles such as costumers and ballet masters, and the sheer time involved to bring a production to performance. ASB students relish the opportunity to be part of the creation of an original story ballet and the performances inspire their dance training and heighten their appreciation for dance as an art form. Please join us as we celebrate our thirteenth year of turning out dancers.