Le Cirque Center's pro dance theater, one of several youth companies at the center, will premiere its original take on a classic story, "Romeo and Juliet."

Le Cirque Center's pro dance theater, one of several youth companies at the center, will premiere its original take on a classic story, "Romeo and Juliet," on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Choreographed and directed by Lorenzo SantaBarbara, the production is a fusion of contemporary and classical dance styles, from hip hop to ballet, that helps to articulate a passionate and powerful tale written by William Shakespeare, according to event organizers.

The costumes in the classic tale will blend both contemporary and period fashion. The dancers have influenced the outcome of this show with ideas and creative costume design.

Le Cirque Centre is located at 280 E. Hersey St. No. 12. Tickets, available at Music Coop and Le Cirque Centre, are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations are available by calling 301-6804 or e-mailing circusacademy@yahoo.com.