Spring into Dance for Summer!!!!!!

 

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Beth Fowler School of Dance is now accepting open registration of Summer Dance Camps.  There is a significant discount on paid registrations before June 1st.  The 60 hour camps for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers will have a savings of 160.00.  So why not Spring into Dance and register now for summer.  Dancers who wish to progress quickly or even are trying to catch up and focus on technique will find that summer dance camp in its intensive format will help considerably.  The dancers attend based on levels but all attend Monday – Friday for 2 weeks straight (Beginning- Advanced levels) or 1 week (Creative Dance Levels).  All areas of dance are studied the Beginning workshops are for 30 hours the Intermediate and Advanced workshops are for 60 hours.

Summer Schedules and fees appear under the Summer Dance page of this website.  Hope to see everyone very soon!!!!!

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New Programs for 2013-2014

The staff at Beth Fowler School of Dance is excited to announce the addition of three new program/classes at the studios.

Turns and Tricks Class- this class will concentrate on jumps, turns and special tricks that will add to the dancers ability to perform difficult choreography.  It is a great preparation of dance team and college auditions.  This class is in addition to their jazz and ballet classes.  It is a technique class no choreography or show performance for this class.

Adult Program in both locations.

Adult Ballet Stretch and Strength – will be offered at the St Charles Studio on Wed. Nights.  Flexibility and strength diminish over the years  this class will help  to maintain movement and strength along with a great relaxing and social time for adults.

Adult Zumba/Salsa – this fitness based class is bound to be a big hit.  We will have class on Wed. Night following Ballet in St. Charles and on Thursday night at the Genoa Studio.  So lets get ready to ZZZZumba.!!!  Enroll now and join the fun.

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BETH FOWLER SCHOOL OF DANCE CELEBRATES 30 AMAZING YEARS OF BUSINESS

The staff at Beth Fowler School of Dance is excited to be celebrating 30 years of bringing Dance into the hearts of students and their families.  There will be many exciting events happening throughout the year in celebration so check back often to not miss out.

If 30 years of business is not exciting enough this year also marks the 20th annual presentation by the Beth Fowler Dance Company of the  ”Nutcracker Ballet”.  Don’t miss out on this special presentation taking place at the Historic Egyptian Theater on December  6,7,8.  Ticket information will be available at www.egyptiantheatre.org  very soon.

Do you want to be part of the cast?  Every year the Beth Fowler Dance Company fills the student roles in “The Nutcracker” with the students  of the Beth Fowler Dance School.  All students enrolled in the ballet program at the school are invited to perform with their class.  NO Rehearsal Fees or production Fees are charged.  A small costume Rental Fee is required.

Registration and Schedule for fall classes will be available soon.

 

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Miss Illinois Pageant 2013 Beth Fowler Dance Company performs Cirque du soleil

 

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Dancers of the Beth Fowler Dance Company were asked to perform their Cirque Du Soleil Dance at the Miss Illinois Pageant in Marion, Il. in June.  The girls were beautiful and a big hit.  Choreographed by Miss Hannah Smith.

Click here to view more pictures.

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New Performing Jazz Program Announced!! Auditions held August 10 in both locations!!!!

The Beth Fowler School of dance is happy to announce the addition of a New Performing Jazz Group.  This program will be open to All students from the Int. I level and up.  Please follow the attached link for more information.  The second audition will be held on August 10 for all interested students who are new to the studio or missed the first audition in June or would like to re-audition to improve their score. The auditions will be held at the Genoa Studio from 10am-12pm then at the St Charles studio from 1-3.   All students who audition will be placed in one of the three levels explained in the attached letter.  Any student in the Int I level and up is welcome to enroll in the Tricks and Turns class whether they audition or not.

Performing Jazz Group Explanation Letter

Performing Jazz Group Evaluation Requirements

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Watch Our Video!

Welcome to Beth Fowler School of Dance!
Please watch our video below.

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Watch Our Resource Bank Television Commercial!

Beth Fowler School of Dance was featured in a TV ad for Resource Bank! Check it out!


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Sign up now for classes in our Genoa or St. Charles Studio

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Beth Fowler School of Dance of Genoa and St. Charles

Beth Fowler’s Background- Beth Fowler Dance Company est. 1994

Beth Fowler studied with the Milwaukee Ballet and was a principle dancer with Rockford Dance Company and the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre of Crystal Lake. She established her school of dance in Genoa in 1983 at the age of 15. As her school grew and established its excellent reputation, she developed the Beth Fowler Dance Company in 1994. This pre-professional dance company requires dancers to execute difficult tasks at a professional level in an audition.

Beth Fowler’s Students Accomplishments

She has developed dancers who have danced with professional dance companies, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and with the Chicago Bulls Luvabulls. Her students have received scholarships to study with the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The Milwaukee Ballet and college dance programs.

Performing Opportunities- “The Nutcracker”

The Beth Fowler Dance Company presents annual performances each December of “The Nutcracker.” Children from the Beth Fowler School of Dance perform the children’s roles. All students age 4 and up that wish to perform are accepted into “The Nutcracker” productions. All students age 3 and up have opportunities to perform in the annual Spring/Summer productions. The Beth Fowler School of Dance and Dance Company is unique in that it owns and provides all costumes and props and never charges for extra rehearsals outside of class.

Performing Opportunities- Spring/Summer

The School has a repertoire of alternating Spring/Summer productions. Ballet productions include “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake,” etc. Jazz productions include “Grease,” “Fame,” “Dancing Thru The Decades,” etc. Lyrical productions include “West Side Story,” “The Wizard Of Oz,” etc.

Dance School Structure

Beth Fowler teaches at least one class in each level, beginning through professional (ages 3 through adult). For the dancers this creates a consistency from level to level, accomplishes progressive goals and sets a strong foundation. Once the dancers reach advanced levels, they work with Mrs. Fowler and guest teachers, many who are college professors of dance. This is the time for diversity.

Beth Fowler School of Dance Faculty

The dance faculty at the school have excellent backgrounds in dance training, performing and teaching experience. The teachers themselves started their dance training as young children with Beth Fowler and progressed through the school’s programs. This supports the need for consistency in the staff from level to level focusing on continuous progression. Additionally, teachers are chosen for their ability to connect and relate to the typical needs of the students.

Hip Hop Program

Leading the Hip Hop program is Robert Lewis, who recently performed and competed on the popular MTV series America’s Best Dance Crew with the Xtreme Dance Force crew. As a child, Robert trained in ballet and jazz with Beth Fowler.

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Dance Programs

kids250The Beth Fowler School of Dance is known for developing dancers to professional level and offers structured dance programs from beginning levels (starting at age 3) through professional. Most of these company-level dancers started out in an entry level program Fowler developed more than 20 years ago. This class, titled “Creative Dance,” is for children from the ages of 3-6. In this specialized program Beth strives to capture the full attention of each child as she educates and entertains at the same time. The Creative Dance program teaches young dancers an impressive amount of quality dance and technique quickly, with everything presented in an exciting and creative way. Poor technique is habit forming and can be difficult to change. So a good start with good habits is important right at the very beginning.

Fowler believes that children progress best when a class does not have mixed ages. For that reason, each Creative Dance class has only one age present. Dancers starting at age seven experience Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop, Tap and Lyrical. The studio also has a large all-boys program.

Discounts are given to dancers taking multiple dance classes so they can benefit from taking a full class in each dance form. Family discounts are also available. These programs are offered to beginning through professional level for boys and girls. All dancers have performing opportunities in our dance productions. Costumes are provided.

Proper Start … Successful Future

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Beautiful 8,000 square foot facility!

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