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.


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.


Beth Fowler School of Dance Celebrates 30 Amazing Years of Business

hug450The 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  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.


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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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