The Beth Fowler School of Dance is excited to welcome Valery Lantratov to the St Charles Studio on Tuesday March 19th. Valery will be conducting a Master Ballet Class for all BFSD dancers at no additional fee levels Adv I through Company.
The Beth Fowler School is opening this opportunity to the community and will welcome all dancers at the Advanced Ballet Level to join us for this 2 hour (including 1/2 hour warm up) master class at the St Charles Studio from 7-9pm. St Charles Studio address is 3720 Illinois Ave, St Charles Il
Dancers should be at least 12 years old and at an Advanced Ballet level. The fee for dancers who are NOT Current Beth Fowler School of Dance Students is $40.00 for the 2 hour class.
Dancers not currently enrolled in the studio please enroll here for this class. Click here to enroll click on March 19th on the calendar.
Current Beth Fowler School of Dance Students Level Adv I and Up are welcome to attend this class you do not need to enroll at the above link however please let Ms Madlyn know you intend to attend if this is not your normal class or location.
All Dancers attending are expected to be in classic ballet attire including leotard, tights, shoes and hair pinned back in a neat bun.
Join Us For This Year of Anniversaries Starting With
“The Nutcracker Ballet”
A Beth Fowler Dance Company 30yr Holiday Tradition
With a wave of her magic wand, the Christmas Fairy brings to life the Stahlbaum family scene on Christmas Eve in 19th century Germany. The children Clara and Fritz and other household members open gifts and prepare the house for a family party. As guests arrive, the evening’s activities include the lighting of the tree, entertainment, and traditional dancing. Activities are interrupted by the mysterious arrival of a surprise guest, Herr Drosselmeyer, the godfather of Clara and Fritz. A magician and toymaker, Drosselmeyer has brought mechanical dolls to perform for the guests. He also distributes gifts to all children, leaving Clara for last. To her, he presents a special present, a toy Nutcracker dressed as a soldier. The jealous Fritz taunts Clara and her Nutcracker is accidentally broken.
Drosselmeyer repairs the Nutcracker, and the party resumes. Soon the guests bid farewell to the family. Clara and Fritz are put to bed, but Clara cannot sleep. She quietly steals back into the parlor to rejoin her Nutcracker. Here, she falls asleep to dream in a chair.
When the clock strikes twelve, Clara’s nightmare begins. The little mice are scared away by the bigger rats. Clara awakens, feeling threatened by the rats. Drosselmeyer comes to her aid. He casts a magic spell, which causes the tree to grow and brings the Nutcracker to life. Rats and toy soldiers battle with a final dual between the Rat King and the Nutcracker. Just as the Rat King is about to conquer the Nutcracker, Clara forgets her fear and throws her slipper at the Rat King, diverting him long enough for the Nutcracker to lunge once with the sword and become victorious.
The Nutcracker is transformed into a Prince, who rewards Clara by taking her through a snow-covered Enchanted Forest and journey toward the Land of the Sweets. In the forest, the snowflakes, led by the Snow King and Queen, dance about them.
The Christmas Fairy guides Clara and the Nutcracker Prince around the world and through a cloud-like angelic realm to the Land of the Sweets. They are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and dancers from many countries. The prince presents Clara as the girl who saved his life. The dancers perform in her honor, ending with the grand pas de deux performed by the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince. The Sugar Plum Fairy guides Clara home. Clara awakens and wonders if it was all a dream.
Tickets! ON SALE NOW!!!!
Tickets go on sale to the public at the regular rates on October 25th , 2023 and can be purchased online at www.egyptiantheatre.org or call the Box Office at (815) 758-1225. The box office at the Egyptian Theatre is open for walk-up sales on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 3-6. Regular Seating tickets are $21.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Children from 10/25-11/26; Premium Seating Tickets for Adults $26.00 and Children $20.00 from 10/25-11/26. Tickets for Adults regular seating after 11/26 are $24.00 children are still $15.00 and for Premium seating after 11/26 Adults are $29.00 and children are still $20.00. Please visit www.egyptiantheatre.org for office hours. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door 1 hour prior to each performance.
On Friday March 24th at the Genoa Studio we are holding a special trial day for all boys ages 4 and up in both the Genoa and St. Charles areas. Any boys interested in possibly performing in our production of “West Side Story” can do so for free!
This Trial Day will be an opportunity for boys to watch a video of what they will be doing, and to learn some of the choreography. The boys can let us know at the end of the evening if they would be interested. We always have many boys interested in performing these “boy friendly” productions. They will also be taught and trained to stretch as well as learn choreography. In the past high school coaches have noticed a great improvement in these boys after they started this program with us. This program is FREE! Rehearsals are required once per week. Many of the scenes are clever choreographed fight scenes through dance to the dramatic West Side Story music from the motion picture starring Natalie Wood. The story opens with a flashback to when the boys and girls were younger. This opens the opportunity for boys (and girls) of all ages. Please sign up HERE if you are interested in coming to the trial day.
For more information or to Call to get signed up
Genoa Location (815)784-5658 303 W. Main St. Genoa
St. Charles Location (630)945-3344 3720 Illinois Ave
St Charles Location – Sunday March 5th
1. Boys age 4 thru 8………………………………………………….6-7pm Upstairs
2. Boys age 9 thru 13……………………………………………..6-7pm Downstairs
3. Boys age 14 and up……………………………………………….7-8:30pm Downstairs
Genoa Location- Friday, March 24th 2023 Schedule
1. Boys age 4 thru 8………………………………………………….5:00-6pm Downstairs
2. Boys age 9 thru 13……………………………………………..5-6pm Upstairs
3. Boys age 14 and up……………………………………………….6-7:30pm Upstairs
Beth Fowler School of Dance “Boy Friendly” Productions “West Side Story” June 2023
The Beth Fowler Dance Company is excited to take the stage with their presentation of “Grease and More”. The Dance Company Members joined by all the class dancers are so excited to share this upbeat
50’s classic. Also presented in this show are dances from the many genres offered at the studio and the Beth Fowler Competition team will be showcasing this years competition dances.
Tickets are on sale now for Pre show package purchase and will be available to the public starting on Wednesday April 27 Purchase yours before they sell out www.Egyptiantheatre.org or clickhere to be redirected.
The Beth Fowler Dance Company looks forward to performing for you.
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