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Beth Fowler School of Dance Takes 1st Place in the National Dance Championship!

Open Audition Dates for Next Season are Set!

Its Britney

Its Britney

The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group of Genoa and St. Charles recently competed in the Legacy National Dance Competition which completed their 2015 season. The event was held from June 22nd thru June 26th in the Wisconsin Dells and was a National Competition with over 854 routines.

Beth Fowler’s dancers competed in three different age groups and took 1st Place in all of them. At the end of the week, all three Beth Fowler School of Dance (BFSD) age groups were asked to compete in the National Showdown which is the “Best of the Best Final Competition.” In the Final Showdown the BFSD Seniors (ages 16-19) took 2nd with Lyrical Dance “Forgetting” Choreographed by faculty member Hannah Bohn. The BFSD Teens (ages 13-15) took 2nd with Hip Hop dance “Bad Girls Club” choreographed by faculty member Miguel Villagomez. The Juniors (ages 11-12) took 1st Place in the Showdown with Jazz Dance “It’s Britney” choreographed by Brooke Fowler. This made “it’s Britney” undefeatable all season!

All BFSD Dancers received the highest Platinum Awards at Nationals as follows.

Juniors- Ages 11-12
1st Place Over All Solo- Kylie Ryder “Roar” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler
1st Place Over All Large Group- “It’s Britney” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler
2nd Place Over All Large Group- “Breath of Life” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler
3rd Place Over All Duet- “Take A Hint” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler

Teens- Ages 13-15
1st Place Over All Line- “Bad Girls Club” Choreographed by Miguel Villagomez
2nd Place Over All Solo- Sophia Gapuz “Maneater” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler
2nd Place Over All Trio- “Grown Women” Choreographed by Brooke Fowler
5th Place Over All Small Group- “7 Devils” Choreographed by Hannah Bohn
8th Place Over All Solo- Lindsey Haugen “On My Own” Choreographed by Hannah Bohn

Seniors- Ages 16-19
1st Place Over All Small Group-“Forgetting” Choreographed by Hannah Bohn
4th Place Over All Trio- “Put the Gun Down” Choreographed by Hannah Bohn
10th Place Over All Solo- Haly Young “Maleficent” Choreographed by Hannah Bohn

Beth Fowler said, “Our motto is Proper Start….. Successful Future. Our main focus is not competition but we do well in it because our main focus is getting our dancers off to a great start with a stepping stone progressive dance training program. Our main focus and most rewarding thing is not the awards we win but watching the dancers progress through the different levels putting good technique and performing in the theatre as our first priority. From there, the dancers are prepared to successfully take on any challenge.” Beth Fowler School of Dance has been training dancers from ages 3 thru adult for over 32 years. However; the school just started competing in 2013 and has taken 1st place over all every year. All Beth Fowler competitive dancers have received their dance training from the Beth Fowler School of Dance. The dance school’s program focuses on training dancers for excellent technique and performance artistry. This training has enabled the dancers to secede at a high level of competition in a short time.

All students have the opportunity to learn the skills needed for the competitive style of dance even if they do not wish to compete or perform. This is through a class titled, “Turns & Tricks.” The dance school also added a new class last Fall of Acrobatics which has enhanced the dancer’s abilities to do additional tricks.

The Beth Fowler School of Dance presents 3 dance productions a year at the Egyptian Theatre and has an additional Performing Group for community events and competitions as a bonus performing opportunity.

Auditions for next season’s teams are set for August 1st and 2nd 2015 at both the Genoa and St. Charles BFSD locations. Also the Beth Fowler Dance Company (non-competitive company) is also holding auditions at the end of the summer in Summer Camp Workshop D. The Beth Fowler School of Dance is currently taking enrollment for 1 and 2 week Summer Dance Camps. Summer Camps are strongly recommended, especially if wishing to audition for both or either group. For more information visit www.BethFowlerSchoolOfDance.com or phone the Genoa Location at (815) 784-5658 or the St. Charles Location at (630) 945-3344.

The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group Intermediate group dancers are: Olivia Arias, Becky Baert, Brooke Born, Olivia Burns, Hannah Fugiel, Sophia Gapuz, Cameron Holst, Shannon Jackman, Kylie Ryder, Alyssa Vicory, Kaitlyn Woods, Amanda Veldhuizen, and Katie Woelffer.
The Advanced Group dancers are: Gabby Boone, Taylor Donzelli, Lindsey Haugen, Lauren Hribar, Maddie Karlow, Justine McCormick, Fiona Mcmanus, Rachel Olson, Alexa Orlando, Giuliana Piga, Jen Sauber, Hannah Whitten, and Haly Young.
The Hip Hop Team in “Bad Girl’s Club” are: Haley Anderson, Gabby Boone, Brooke Born, Olivia Burns, Taylor Donzelli, Mary Rose Fair, Jennifer Flatland, Genevieve Franz, Sophia Gapuz, Breanna Hamrick, Lindsey Haugen, Maddie Karlow, Mackenzie Kowalski, Rebecca Mayer, Justine McCormick, Carissa Nazlian, Anna Nolazco, Alexa Orlando, Giuliana Piga, Renee Porter, Anna Raimondi, Kylie Ryder, Jen Sauber, Alyssa Vicary, Misty Villagomez, KatieWoelffer, Kaitllyn Woods.

Legacy National Dance Champions

We Came ! We Danced !  We had a BLAST and We ROCKED!!!!!!

 

 

 

The Beth Fowler Dancers competed all last week in the Legacy National Dance Championships.  The dancers took first place in every level they were entered in as well as all group dances finishing in the top 5 over-alls.  Every entered dance received Platinum and 3 dances competed in the Best of the Best showdown on Friday.   Resulting in a 1st place Jr group Champion dance “Its Britney” and two 2nd place finishes with Teen group “Bad Girls Club” and Senior Group “Forgetting”

Why not join us in all this fun.  We would love to have you.  Click here to get started in Summer Dance Camp.

 

 

Click on the link below to view all the results.

Legacy National Dance Competition 2015 Awards

 

Beth Fowler School of Dance – June Dance Showcase

britney1Beth Fowler School of Dance presented their June Showcase this June 5-7, 2015. The June Showcase is a fast paced, fun-filled summer dance show with a variety of high energy dancing! The Show featured all school dancers in various styles Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Contemporary, along with their award winning dances from the 2015 competition season and this year’s Dance pieces from the Beth Fowler Dance Company. Also featured was all Beth Fowler School of Dance students age 3 and up performing a wide range of entertaining dances to be enjoyed by the entire family.

Visit the Beth Fowler School of Dance website to learn more.

BFSD Dancers earn All Platinum!

BFSD Dancers ALL PLATINUM AT ODYSSEY DANCE COMPETITION LAST WEEKEND IN ROCKFORD.  NEXT UP LEGACY IN DES MOINES  ON APRIL 24-26.  BFSD Dancers earn ALL PLATINUM at Odyssey Dance Competition in Rockford!

Next up..  LEGACY in Des Moines on April 24-26, 2015.

 

St Charles Studio Expansion and moves to new Permanent State of the Art Facility

The wait is over Beth Fowler School of Dance opens in its new location at 3720 Illinois Ave, St. Charles for classes today Friday April 10th.  A new chapter begins! 

new studioWe are very excited to announce that because of our rapid growth in St. Charles, we feel it is time to embed our roots in the St. Charles community permanently with the purchase of a new State of the Art facility!
This new building is located at 3720 Illinois Avenue in St. Charles and is large enough to support the rapid growth we have had in the St. Charles area. The new studio is just blocks away from our current Main street location. Simply turn South onto Kirk Road off of Main Street and take your first left onto Illinois Avenue. Turn left into the driveway at the “St. Charles Commons” and we are in Unit F.
The Beth Fowler School of Dance of Genoa and St. Charles has been in business for 31 years! Five years ago the Beth Fowler School of Dance opened its doors in St. Charles with the dream and strong belief that our staff and dance programs could bring the St. Charles dance community to a whole new level! Thanks to our dance families for putting their trust in us, we have grown to the point we are able to expand into this beautiful new facility! The building is only 15 years old and large enough that we will never have to move again! The school now owns both facilities in both locations!
We are hoping to have the build out done in time to move our classes to our new facility by April 1st!! Our new School of Dance will have the Beth Fowler School of Dance amenities that both Genoa and St. Charles families have been at home with including the following.
1. Family Friendly Atmosphere with 2 Living Room like reception areas where parents are welcome to watch their children dance through large 2-way observation windows!
2. Very clean and professional yet warm and caring atmosphere!
3. Equipped Kitchen with vending machines, tables and chairs!
4. 2 large dance studios with top of the industry Floating Marley Floors!
5. Large Stage Prop Workshop and Storage Room off of studio handy for rehearsing with props that will never be too big to work with in the studio!
6. Girls & Boys Dressing Rooms & Bathrooms equipped with showers!
To show our appreciation we are inviting our dance families and the entire community to an open house on Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th where they will enjoy complimentary classes for all dancers ages 3 and up, as well as refreshments and entertainment provided by our dancers along with the opportunity to tour the new 8,000 square foot facility. Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends and family.
Thank you for your support in the past and the opportunity to work with the dancers for many generations to come!

Beth Fowler Company Members As Live Window Models in Sycamore!!

025The Beth Fowler Dance Company performed as live window displays at the Sycamore Moonlight Madness on November 21 from 6-8:30.  This was our 5th year participating in this fun festive event.  Dancers were clad in beautiful costumes from their upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker” which will be held at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb on December 5 and 6 at 7pm and Dec 8 at 2pm.  The Company will also perform The Nutcracker at St Charles North High School on Dec. 13th at 7 pm and December 14 at 2pm.    Don’t miss out on these fun family evenings and the holiday tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet.

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Performing Group (Competition Group)

What does the Performing Group do?

The Performing Group performs at local community events, competes in competitions as well as performs in our regular dance performances in the theatre that we offer to all students 3 times per year. (December, March and June)

The auditions are in August of each year.

Beth Fowler Dancers Take 1st Place at Dance Competition

dancecompetition5-14The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group recently competed in their 3rd regional dance competition of this 2014 season. This past weekend on May 9th – May 11th they competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Freeport, IL which was a sold out competition with 524 teams. Beth Fowler’s Intermediate group (ages 10-12) and Advanced group (ages 13-15) both took 1st place over all in each of their age divisions. Every Beth Fowler dance that competed this 2014 competition season has scored at a “Platinum” level at every competition entered, including 12 “Double Platinums.”

The Intermediate Group performed “Slow Me Down” and “Girl’s Night” both choreographed by Brooke Fowler. This season “Girl’s Night” took 2nd place overall and “Slow Me Down” has taken 1st place over all at every competition entered this year. It has also received “Best choreography of the weekend” at both Rainbow National Dance Competition and Legacy National Dance Competition, and “Most Entertaining dance of the weekend” at Odyssey National Dance Competition. Ms. Fowler also choreographed a duet, “The Perfect Two” which took 1st place over all at the last two competitions, and 3rd place over all at the 1st competition of the year. BFSD dancer, Sophia Gapuz received the “Best Entertainer” of the weekend award.

The Advanced Group performed “One Night is all We Got” choreographed by Hannah Smith which took 3rd place over all, and “In the Closet” choreographed by Joey Hernandez which took 1st place over all. Ms. Smith also choreographed a trio, “Toxic” which took 2nd place over all. All solos competed this season by the Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group placed in the top 5 taking 1st thru 5th place over all. BFSD dancer, Carly Ruggeri received the scholarship to attend KAR’s Dance Convention Classes for free in Chicago, IL.

The Beth Fowler School of Dance just started competing last year in 2013 when they also took 1st place over all. All Beth Fowler competitive dancers train in the school’s class program, and have only competed with the Beth Fowler School of Dance. The dance school’s program focuses on training dancers for excellent technique as well as performance artistry. This training has enabled the dancers to secede at a high level of competition in a short time.

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