The Beth Fowler Dance Company has been presenting the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” at Dekalb’s Egyptian Theatre for 27 years and at the St. Charles North High School for 8 years.
Obviously this 2020 Nutcracker Holiday Season is a challenge since the Live Theatres are not open.
I am very excited to announce that because of our commitment to this community and our talented youth, we are thinking outside the box to guarantee that the community and our dancers have a safe Nutcracker event!
We are converting our 27th Annual Nutcracker into a “Nutcracker Movie” with an extended storyline, dialogue and green-screen effects that will give both our dancers and our community a unique experience!
The Egyptian Movie Theatre is working very closely with the Health Department to hold a safe and enjoyable event complete with Red Carpet Appearances for our local Movie Stars!
With the additional expenses related to the Movie Producers, Camera Crew and Theatre Rental, we have many Sponsorship and Fund Raising options and would greatly appreciate your support!
Below you will see many different levels of advertising on the big screen before the Nutcracker Movie starts. We have a built-in audience of all our dance families as well as a large following from the community.
COVID has created many hurdles for us as we try to bring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our dance families and present a holiday favorite for our community and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Benefits of Sponsoring our Nutcracker Movie for Businesses- Advertising on the Movie Screen
•This is our 27th Annual Nutcracker Season and thousands of families in our community have made this apart of their holiday tradition and attend every year!
•Our built-in audience of dance families and community supports will be seated every 15 minutes (a COVID Procedure) which
has them sitting in front of the movie screen for up to an hour before the Movie starts!
•We will be the only Nutcracker available for people to see because all the other Nutcracker Performances have been canceled!
•The community will be looking for fun things to do to celebrate the holidays! Our event will be one of the few options.
•We will be celebrating our local Movie stars with Special Red Carpet Appearances!
•The Egyptian Theatre is working closely with the Health Department to organize a safe and enjoyable Nutcracker Movie!
•Families can sit together but all audience members will be spread out throughout the theatre with only 50 people in the balcony and 50 people on the main floor.
•Below is many different levels of sponsorships.
All Sponsorship Programs – Thank You!
$100 – Good Luck Wish to our Child/Dancer-Photo and message on the movie screen before movie starts
$250 – “sponsored by” title in credits after movie
$300 – 10-15 second Video Christmas Card from a sponsor family or business on the movie screen before movie starts. See Sample here. https://youtu.be/Mm-ET_ NOz-0
$500 – 5-10 second animated logo reveal video on the movie screen before movie starts, and sponsor owns rights to video file afterward for future advertising use (sponsor must provide logo)
$750 – The venue will play a 15 second ad on the movie screen before movie starts (video ad provided by the sponsor)
$1,000 – The venue will play a 30 second ad on the movie screen before movie starts (video ad provided by the sponsor)
$1,500 – The venue will play a 60 second ad on the movie screen before movie starts (video ad provided by the sponsor)
**Any Donation is greatly appreciated and possible through our new Go-Fund-Me on our Beth Fowler School of Dance Facebook Page! Watch for it as it features a special video of some of our Company dancers!
By October 15th, 2020 Please commit by notifying us, (not by payment) to a level of sponsorship my email to let us know what level you are interested in. Please email Beth Fowler- firstname.lastname@example.org
By October 26th, 2020 Please commit by payment. Filming starts on November 1st, 2020. Please send sponsorship to Beth Fowler Dance Company 303 W. Main St. Genoa, IL 60135
** Also a Popcorn Fundraiser Option- Simple online store that customers can visit to order, pay and have the products sent directly to their home.
This is available on the Beth Fowler School of Dance Facebook Page.
Thank you so much and please don’t hesitate to reach me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Season!
We are adding classes to assure small safe classes for everyone.
Both Masked classes and un masked classes in personal 10 ft apart socially distanced dance squares are being offered.
In addition to personal dance squares we have implemented many safety procedures which include hand sanitizer throughout the studios, enhanced cleaning throughout temperatures taken at entrance & per student individual acro mats have just been purchased to assure we can offer the safest environment possible to our dancers.
Zoom classes are available for all levels as well.
Due to the strict limited capacity spaces are very limited enroll by August 15th to assure your dancers spot.
Enrollment starts today Monday August 10th!!!!
We have limited spots available for each class, so don’t wait too long to reserve a spot for your child.
Every year we publish a sheet with the complete dance programs outlined for each level. This lists all classes available for the students at each level. Please be sure to check the Program Listing to assure your dancer is taking advantage of all the classes offered to them in their program level. This is also a great reference for students moving up to a new level as new classes are available as the dancers progress.
Registration Note: We have some classes that are combined levels when you are looking for them on the computer be sure to look under the combined class tabs. (ex: students in the Adv I,II or III level take a ballet class on Tuesday which includes students in the Int III level this class is listed under the link of Intermediate/Intermediate and Adv Combo classes.)
Click here to view our class listings and availability.
Beth Fowler School of Dance Families have been in quarantine but their camaraderie remains strong as they come together, even while apart, in a special “Pass the Mic” song and dance video to “We Are Family!”
We had tons of fun putting this video together and hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Join our online classes through Zoom, and receive free bonus Master Classes for kids and adults!
To register: Contact us at BethFowlerSchoolOfDance.com
or call the Genoa office at (815)784-5658,
or our St. Charles office at (630) 945-3344!
Beth Fowler Dance Company – The Wizard of Oz and Swan Lake
This March, the stage will leap from black and white into brilliant shades of emerald green and ruby red, as the Beth Fowler Dance Company and School of Dance takes you ove
r the rainbow, for a special double feature of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Swan Lake.”
Dancers from Beth Fowler’s studios in Genoa and St. Charles will dazzle audiences during four high-flying performances at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb, on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m.
The presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” will include flying characters, including the Wicked Witch of the
West and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and more, who will be lofted above the stage with the aid of theatrical effects company Vertigo.
Each child’s ticket includes a Meet and Greet with photo opportunities for your munchkins backstage
with Dorothy and friends following the show.
Lydia Jacobson, of DeKalb, will dance the role of Dorothy. Jacobson, a senior at DeKalb High School, said she feels a connection to the character of Dorothy Gale, that only begins with their heartland roots in a community surrounded by corn. Jacobson, who has danced with the Beth Fowler studio since 2012, said she knew immediately this year that Dorothy was a role she wanted to dance. “It just felt right,” she said.
When asked to select her favorite vacation destination, for instance, Jacobson chose Iowa. “Because I get to see my family,” she said. Jacobson said she and Dorothy are both “helpful and hopeful.” “I know if someone had asked to join me on a road to making their dreams come true, I would definitely help them along,” Jacobson said.
The beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz, has been staged and choreographed by artistic director Beth Fowler, featuring music from the classic 1939 film adaptation of the novel by author L. Frank Baum. Stage effects company Vertigo will allow dancers and crew to feature the flying witches, monkeys and vultures, along with Glinda’s floating bubble and other surprises Dorothy and her friends will encounteron their trip down the Yellow Brick Road to find the wonderful Wizard, send Dorothy home to Kansas and make all their dreams come true.
The role of Glinda will be alternately portrayed by dancers Emily Fox, of West Chicago, and Brooke Bend, of St. Charles.
Dancers Olivia Brown, of West Chicago, and Abby Lewis, of St. Charles, will play The Wicked Witch.
Other featured roles include:
Scarecrow – Tallory Wendell, of Belvidere, and Brooke Baurer, of Geneva
Tin Man – Kamryn King, of St. Charles, and Emily Belzey, of South Elgin
Cowardly Lion – Hannah Fugiel, of Elgin, and Mia Herman, of St. Charles Other flying characters will include a flying monkey and flying vultures. A large cast of other local dancers from the Beth Fowler Dance Company and School will complete the ensemble, dancing the roles of munchkins, creatures of the forest, citizens of Emerald City and other beloved characters from the Merry Old Land of Oz.
The double feature will open with excerpts of Swan Lake, the classical ballet performed to the mesmerizing music of composer Tchaikovsky. Featured Beth Fowler Dance Company dancers Becky Baert, of Genoa, and Anne Fritsch, of St. Charles, will take on the iconic roles of the Black Swan and White Swan, respectively.
Tickets for Swan Lake and Wizard of Oz are now available at BethFowlerDanceCompany.com or by calling the Egyptian Theatre box office at 815-758-1225.
Contact us if you are interested in auditioning for our Ballet Company or if you are interested in learning more about our Ballet Company and all it has to offer including the 3 annual dance productions with provided costumes!
Our own Brad Fowler recently proposed to his high school sweetheart at Adler Planetarium with a Flash Mob brought from Beth Fowler School of Dance! The event was written up in dnainfo.com’s The Block Club – a blog about Suburban Neighborhoods. Watch the video below and Click here to read full story now!