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Coming this July- The Nutcracker Movie

Wizard of Oz Movie & More” Hits the Big Screen! Plus “Christmas in July” Celebration Brings “The Nutcracker Movie” Back to the Big Screen!

“Wizard of Oz Movie & More” Tickets Available Here!

“Wizard of Oz Movie” Opportunity at Beth Fowler Dance!

New Dance Session Starts March 1st!

Monday, March 1st a new Dance Session of Classes starts at the Beth Fowler School of Dance (BFSD) at both its Genoa and St. Charles Locations.  Classes starting March 1st are open to new students from the ages of 3 and up.  All styles of dance are offered as well as an opportunity to be in a Movie!  Beth Fowler will be working with Movie Producer, Dan Kapper for the 2nd time as plans are set to film “The Wizard of Oz Movie & More!”  New classes start March 1st which will give the dancers 3 months to prepare before filming June 1st through June 6th.  “The Wizard of Oz Movie & More” will have several movie showings on the Egyptian Movie Theatre’s big screen throughout the month of July 2021.  Students are also welcomed to just attend dance classes in-person and/or online.  Movie participation is optional.

Fowler and Kapper collaborated last Fall to convert Fowler’s 27th annual Production of The Nutcracker into “The Nutcracker Movie” which was filmed in early November of 2020.  After movie editing completion, it hit the Egyptian Movie Theatre’s big screen last month.  Dancers received Movie Star treatment with Red Carpet Interviews for all ages (3 and up).  The Beth Fowler Dance Company arrived at their 1st Movie Premiere in a stretch limousine after a joy ride through town, and before stepping onto the Red Carpet at the Theatre to be interviewed.  All Red-Carpet Appearances in the front lobby were lived streamed on the big movie screen that audience members could enjoy from their seats.

It was filmed and shown safely under the Health Department guidelines as The Egyptian Theatre and Beth Fowler worked closely with the Health Department throughout the entire process.  This included filming in small groups over an 8-day period among other safety regulations.  Movie Showings were at less than an 8% capacity rate with staggered entrance and exit schedules in and out of the Theatre.  The Egyptian Movie Theatre and Beth Fowler continue to exceed Health Department guidelines which led this exciting and unique experience to a Zero Covid-19 Case Rate.  After succeeding with a safe and enjoyable Nutcracker Movie, it was decided that BFSD would make a “Wizard of Oz Movie!”

On March 12th, 2020, the Beth Fowler School of Dance had just finished their final dress rehearsal of “The Wizard of Oz” and their flying lessons with Vertigo, a hired rigging company to provide flying effects for the production.  The show was ready for a live audience but just hours before opening night, the show had to be canceled as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic began.  This was devastating for the entire cast as this production was postponed much longer than ever anticipated.  Fowler vowed to come up with a plan, no matter what it took, to guarantee that these dancers would never have the rug pulled out from underneath them ever again.  Hiring a Movie Producer was the answer to see that these young dancers and artists would safely have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that would turn a challenge into a blessing.  We know that this pandemic has been difficult on our young people and we are hoping to bring excitement to as many children as possible as we light their fires again.  We are inviting children ages 3 and over to be apart of this exciting opportunity as we present, “The Wizard of Oz Movie” Take 2!

For more information and registration for the March 1st, 2021 new dance session.  Visit the “Contact Us” page at their website BethFowlerSchoolOfDance.com  Or call the Genoa Office (815) 784-5658, or the St. Charles Office at (630) 945-3344.

For Tickets to see the “Wizard of Oz Movie & More” or “The Nutcracker Movie” which is also being brought back for our “Christmas in July Celebration.” Visit EgyptianTheatre.org

 

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Fall Registration NOW OPEN!!

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.

 

 

Join Our Online Classes thru Zoom!

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!

The 2020 Competition Team!

Come Join Us!
2019-2020 Competition Team Photo
(L-R) Sitting: Gabriella Catozza, Brooke Hall, Olivia Goldie, Sydney Goldie, Grace Funke, Catherine Navarrete, Emelia Bellino, Cora Mascheri, Samantha Jahnke, Veronica Young, Maylin Wang, Reegan DeBarba, Evelyn Marello, Delaney Maloney, Elianna Oleksyn (Kneeling) Abbie Andrews, Ellen Schillinger, Brianna Rust, Alexis Green, Mekdes Lenth, Iris Windsor, Addie Gatza, Tyler Benton, Elizabeth McCollough, Mikenna Gill, Kaitlyn Doyle, Harper Lundeen, Violet Baird, Madelyn Gieseke, Addison Funke (1st Standing) Emily Belzey, Lydia Jacobson, Clara Owen, Michelle Wang, Isabella Marello (holding B) Kamryn King, Brady McCue, Brooke Bend, Olivia Rymarczyk, Emily Fox, Brooke Baurer, Hannah Fugiel, Mia Herman (2nd Standing) Sonali Jain, Brooke Bennett, Madeline Lemp, Olivia Brown, Alexa Johnson, Tallory Wendell, Jacob Bliujus, Samantha Koldenhoven, Mackenzie Goldie, Abigail Lewis, Barbara Johnson, Malena Thryselius ( Not Pictured: Becky Baert, Clara Coran, Anne Fritsch)

The 2020 Beth Fowler Dance Company

2019-2020 BFSD Company Photo
(L-R, On Floor) Abbie Andrews, Hannah Fugiel, Clara Owen (Seated) Addison Funke, Olivia Rymarczyk, Noelle Sharp, Lorraine Robinson, Kamryn King, Olivia Brown, Brooke Bend, Brady McCue, Maggie Shepley, Brooke Baurer, Lydia Jacobson, Emily Fox, Isabella Marello, Michelle Wang, Ella Drage (Standing) Emily Belzey, Madeline Lemp, Sonali Jain, Mia Herman, Malena Thryselius, Alexa Johnson, Tallory Wendell, Kaitlyn Rollo, Jacob Bliujus, Tiffany McKinley, Becky Baert, Mackenzie Goldie, Clara Coran, Gabriella Norman, Brooke Bennett, Samantha Koldenhoven, Abigail Lewis  (Not Pictured Anne Fritsch)

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!

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

nationals16vThe Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group of Genoa and St. Charles recently competed in the Legacy National Dance Competition and are proud to announce winning the National Championship! The event was held from June 20th thru June 24th, 2016 in the Wisconsin Dells and was a National Competition with over 762 routines.

Beth Fowler’s dancers competed in three different age groups and took 1 st Place in all of them.

Juniors- 1 st Place with “Wind It Up” (Large Group) Choreographed by Brooke Fowler

Teens- 1 st Place with “Heroes” (Small Group) Choreographed by Brooke Fowler

Seniors- 1 st Place with “Come Home” (Trio) Choreographed by Hannah Bohn

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.” The Juniors (ages 11-12) took 1 st Place in the Showdown with Jazz Dance “Wind It Up” choreographed by Brooke Fowler. This made “Wind It Up” undefeatable all season! This is the 2 nd year in a row for the BFSD Junior Team to be undefeated all season long! The Teens (ages 13-15) also took 1 st Place in the Showdown with Lyrical dance “Heroes” choreographed by Brooke Fowler.

All BFSD Group Dances that competed received the highest Platinum Awards!

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