Category: General Information

Nutcracker Cast 2017 Announced







Christmas Fairy: Taryn Sarto Understudy: Jen Flatland
Clara: Becky Baert Understudy: Lindsey Haugen
Fritz: Brady McCue Understudy: Jacob Bliujus
Jester Doll: Anne Fritsch Understudy: Alyssa Vicary
Ballerina Doll: Emily Fox (I/II/III), Kamryn King (IV/V)
Russian Doll: Lydia Jacobson (I/II/III), Brooke Bend (IV/V)
Jack-in-the-Box: Brandon Fowler
Tumbling Clowns:
(I/II/III): Jacob Bliujus and Ellie Books
(IV/V): Brooke Baurer and Hannah Fugiel
Drosselmyer: Phil Masterton
Cousins En Pointe:
(I/II/III): Brooke Bend, Tallory Wendell, Jill Thomas, Kamryn King, Clara Coran, Katie Jerbi
(IV/V): Gina Misitano, Abby Lewis, Amanda Curatti, Emily Fox, Lexi Crossen, Misty Villagomez
Clara’s Parents: Matt Skorupski, Linda Sietsema (I,II,III) Candi Jackman (IV,V)
Governess: Shana Flatland
Maid: Misty Villagomez (I,II,III) Kaitlyn Rollo (IV,V)
Party Scene Parents: Hannah Whitten & Charles Gatbunton, Jessica Flatland & Kurt Milan,
Allix Sester & Mike Reines, Brooke Fowler & Mike McDonagh
Nutcracker Prince: Taylor Maurchie-Banks
Rat King: Misty Villagomez Understudy: Kaitlyn Rollo
Snow Queen: Lindsey Haugen Understudy: Hannah Whitten
Snow King: Matt Skorupski
Snow Flakes: Jennifer Flatland, Taryn Sarto, Alyssa Vicary, Kaitlyn Rollo, Clara Coran, Anne
Fritsch, Lydia Jacobson, Abby Lewis Understudies: Emily Fox, Kamryn King, Brooke Bend
Angel Fairy: Clara Coran Understudy: Jennifer Flatland
Spanish Soloist: Jen Flatland Understudy: Sonia Gaytan
Spanish Couples: Taryn Sarto/Jacob Bliujus, Alyssa Vicary/Matt Skorupski
Understudy: Anne Fritsch
Russian Dance: Lindsey Haugen, Jen Flatland, Alyssa Vicary, Taryn Sarto
Understudy: Abby Lewis
Arabian Couple: Brooke Fowler & Matt Skorupski
Arabian Carriers: Mike McDonagh, Mike Reines, Brandon Fowler, TBA
Arabian Dancers: Anne Fritsch, Clara Coran, Gina Misitano, Tallory Wendell
Understudy: Kamryn King, Brooke Bend
Candy Cane Queen: Jill Thomas (I/II/III), Kaitlyn Rollo (IV/V)
Chinese Soloist: Abby Lewis Understudy: Emily Fox
Rose Queen: Alyssa Vicary Understudy: Hannah Whitten
Mother Ginger: Allix Sester
Waltz Demi Soloists: Lindsey Haugen, Jennifer Flatland, Taryn Sarto, Anne Fritsch
Waltz Corps: Kaitlyn Rollo, Clara Coran, Abby Lewis, Lydia Jacobson, Brooke Bend, Emily Fox,
Kamryn King, (All 5 Casts) Jill Thomas (I/II/III), Tallory Wendell (IV/V)
Understudy: Misty Villagomez, Gina Misitano
Sugar Plum Fairy: Lydia Carpenter Understudy: Hannah Whitten
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Taylor Maurchie-Banks Understudy: TBA

Princess Parties Return in Dec 2017

Plan to come to our FREE Princess Dance Party!

Genoa location party – Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 1pm-3pm Click Here to Register
St. Charles location party – Monday, December 18th, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Click Here to Register

princessdancepartyJoin us at the Beth Fowler School of Dance Princess Dance Party where you can meet all your favorite Princesses!

  • Learn Fun Dances & Games with your Favorite Princesses!
  • Dress Up! Our Costume closets are open!
  • Do our Fun Obstacle Course!
  • Free Pizza & Drinks!
  • Bring a friend!
  • Bring your camera!

Sign up today! Call 815-784-5658
or drop us a note on our Contact page!

Click on an image below for a larger view
of last year’s party!


Bring a Friend Month!!!

We are holding a “Bring a Friend” month, the entire month of September 2017!  Please find attached an invitation that our dancers can give to a friend.  If you would like to bring more than one friend, please feel free to make as many copies as you need, see the receptionist as more invitations are available in the office, or print one from our website.  Help us to share the gift of music and dance with more children!

     We are also having fun with a Giant Stuffed Animal give away to the dancer that brings in the most friends!  The Giant Stuffed Animal that is displayed at the studio will be given to the winning dancer the week of Monday, October 2nd which is the week after “Bring a Friend Month.”  If there is a tie, those dancer’s names will be in a drawing to determine the winner of the Giant Stuffed Animal.

     The friends must fill out the back of the invitation and give it to the teacher in order for the current dancer to receive credit for bringing them in.  Friends can attend classes in whatever dance attire they may have.  If they don’t have any, they are welcome to try classes in whatever they can move in.

Genoa Bring a Friend Invitation

St Charles Bring a Friend Invitation


YMCA Group Exercise is coming to the Beth Fowler School of Dance in Genoa!

YMCA Group Exercise is coming to the Beth Fowler School of Dance located in downtown Genoa!

You’re invited to attend their
Open House/ Pre-Sale Event!

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 10am-12pm & 5pm-7pm
Location: Beth Fowler School of Dance

Benefits of Genoa Program Site:

  1. Certified group exercise instructors. Our instructors are trained to lead you through the workouts providing you effective, fun and
    easy-to-follow steps.
  2. Affordable monthly rates! We offer convenient and affordable group fitness classes. Give your workout a boost with one of our fun and motivating fitness classes.
  3. Classes for all ages and ability levels. Our class offerings will provide a variety of exercise options and intensities.
  4. Program Membership at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. A Program Membership entitles you to discounted program fees at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA. (This excludes DCST and Red Cross Certification Courses)

Follow our events on Facebook for updates!
See Facebook event pages here:

Genoa Program Site 10am-12pm

Genoa Program Site 5pm-7:00pm

Visit the YMCA’s website now to register!!

Fall Registration NOW OPEN!!

Registration is now open for the Fall 2017-2018 Season!

Early Bird Enrollment starts today Monday July 31st and continues until Saturday August 5th.  

We have limited spots available for each class, so don’t wait too long to reserve a spot for your child.
Save money on your registration fee by enrolling before August 5th only  25.00 individual and 50.00 family registration fee will be charged if enrollment WITH payment are made by August 5th. (if you wish to use the card on file to pay you must process the payment through your portal OR email me directly and let me know to process your payment for you).

The regular registration fees of 35.00 per student and 70.00 per family will be charged beginning August 6th. Any account with an enrolled student before August 5th will need to make the first payment (or installment if paying every 4 weeks) by August 5th to receive the discounted rate.

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.)

The productions this year include the annual Nutcracker performance held in both DeKalb and St Charles in December.

Then in March we are excited to perform for the second time our original ballet “A Storybook Ballet”  which is a compilation of 4 short Disney Classics come to life.  Watch as a bedtime story book becomes a gigantic larger than life book and all of our favorite characters from Snow White, Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast come right out of the pages to tell us their stories.  Performances at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb.

The season will finish up with the production of “Fame & More” a 1980’s classic which takes place in a performing arts high school.  You will love the upbeat music and classic jazz dance styles in this show. This show also will be held at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb<

Click here to view our class listings and availability.

If you have any further questions please let us know.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Sign Up Now for new Summer Master Classes!

This Summer the Beth Fowler School of Dance is welcoming 10 Master Class Teachers to the Summer Dance Camp Schedule!  Sign up now, classes will fill fast!

These professionals currently working in the industry have choreographed for such projects as The Toronto Film Festival as well as scenes in the movies; Honey, Universal Pictures and Save The Last Dance 2 MTV. They have performed in music videos, on stage and on TV shows such as the VMA’s, Billboard Awards, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Best Dance Crew to name a few. Our students can learn about their experiences dancing with artists such as Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, Snoop Dogg and many more!

Click here for more information about each class and to register!

Now Accepting New Dancers!

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!

Time to Order Spirit Wear!

spiritwear2At this time of year we always order warm up suits and other Beth Fowler gear to be in by Christmas. This is the only time we order for the year so don’t miss out!

This year we have a full line of gear along with the warm ups (we even have men’s this time) and backpacks.

There are two items- the Ultra Fuse Shorts and the Ultra Fuse Leggings that need to be ordered by November 11th to be here by Christmas but all other items need to be ordered by November 25th to be here by Christmas.

They can be worn for several of the fun events we have going on throughout the year!
A great opportunity for our dancers and their parents to wear their BFSD attire will be for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Arcada Theatre Performance in St. Charles on Saturday March 11th.

In addition to the clothing we also have magnets and decals which can be ordered with or without your dancers name on them. The deadline for these will be November 25th as well.

We will also have order forms available at both studios for your convenience. When ordering please let us know if it is a gift.

Click here to order now!

Enroll NOW for Fall Dance Classes in our Genoa or St. Charles Studio!

properstart400It’s time to get your child signed up for fall classes at the Beth Fowler School of Dance!

The new year brings a new session of dance and performance opportunities! Our season runs like the school year, August – June (with a Summer DANCEcamp). Classes start Monday August 22nd so get your registration in now!

We offer online registration for your convenience:


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