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Fairytales come to life at the Egyptian

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From The Northern Star
Haley Galvin | Entertainment Writer Mar 22, 2018

Becky Baert poses as Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as she danced her story at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St

The Beth Fowler Dance Company, 3720 Illinois Ave. St. Charles, presented a magical performance of “A Storybook Ballet” at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., Sunday night, performed with grace and beauty from each of the dancers.

The performance included elegant dancing to weave together the adapted stories of “Snow White,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The larger story was depicted entirely through ballet dances pieced together to tell the miniature fairytales as the dreamland a young girl finds herself in.

Each of the characters fit their roles perfectly such as faculty company dancer Lydia Carpenter who played The Evil Queen from “Snow White.” Carpenter enhanced her role with devilish facial expressions and sharp delivery of her lines.

“The ballet was a magical piece and created a true once upon a time experience.”

Haley Galvin
Entertainment Writer

The entire company used clean techniques in each aspect of their dancing such as the pad de deux, a duet of two dancers which often includes pirouettes, or turns on one leg with the other raised to the knee.

The dance also included stellar fouettes which are turns involving a quick whipping motion of one leg to pull the dancer into a pirouette. These are just a few examples of the marvelously executed skills which elevated the level of the performance, making it more captivating and believable.

Even the small children who played the forest animals in “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast” had remarkable talent in the execution of their jumps and turns, as well as uniformity among each small group of dancers.

Out of all the stories, “The Little Mermaid” stood out above the rest because of the flow of the story and the chemistry of the dancers. Since the story was a shortened version, parts from the original were left out such as Ariel’s time on land with Eric and Ursula stealing her voice. Despite this, the story was still as beautiful and timeless as the original version.

The chemistry between Ariel, played by company dancer Becky Baert, and Prince Eric, played by dancer Wade Tischhauser, was evident on stage and showed in their dancing. They fed off one another’s passion and danced together effortlessly, the connection between the two made their dancing entrancing to watch.

Choreographers Beth Fowler, Sam Gaul, Miranda Cordes and Hannah Bohn created an intricate piece, displaying their skill at their craft which was highlighted through the dancers’ portrayal of the work. They put together remarkable dances ranging from intimate partner work to large stage numbers. Each piece flowed together with ease, and the dancers’ execution made the stories come to life.

The Beth Fowler Dance Company brought the storybooks to the stage with excellent ballet dancers and choreographers, making the audience feel like a kid again. The ballet was a magical piece and created a true once upon a time experience.

Time to Order Spirit Wear!

 Our long awaited Beth Fowler School of Dance Spirit Wear Order Form is attached on this email and will be on our website also by late tonight!  Check out our fun new items and designs!
The deadline is quickly approaching this year since GTM is extremely busy!  Just the Ultra Fuse items that you want in time for Christmas must be ordered and paid for by this Friday, November 17th by closing time!  The St. Charles office closes at 8pm and the Genoa location office closes at 9pm.  All other items will be in by Christmas if you get your orders in with payment by Wednesday, November 22nd at closing time (which is the day before Thanksgiving, next week.) Next Wednesday closing in both locations is 9pm.  You can order the Ultra Fuse items next Wednesday Nov. 22nd with the other items if you like, but the Ultra Fuse items won’t be in until the 1st or 2nd week of January.  This is why it is important to order the Ultra Fuse items by this Friday if you want them by Christmas!
     We are excited to announce that we have updated our warm-up suits!  They are a very nice form-fitting design.  Since this new style warm-up does not come in Male sizes, we still have our original warm-up on the flyer for our gentleman dancers!  We thought this year would be a good year to update our warm-up suits since we have many new dancers, and the dancers that are out growing their old ones can re-order the new design.
     Please remember that the items do not include sales tax.  We are using the 6.25% sales tax rate (which is the lower sales tax rate for the Genoa area.)  Please add the 6.25% sales tax to your order.  We also prefer that you pay by check or cash if possible.



Beth Fowler Spirit wear 2017-2018

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.”


Beth Fowler School of Dance Celebrates 35 Amazing Years of Business

hug450The staff at Beth Fowler School of Dance is excited to be celebrating 35 years of bringing Dance into the hearts of students and their families in 2017.  There will be many exciting events happening throughout the year in celebration so check back often to not miss out.

If 35 years of business is not exciting enough this year also marks the 24th 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 1-3 and at the St Charles North High School on the 9th and 10th.    Ticket information will be available at www.egyptiantheatre.org  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.


Dance Programs

kids250The Beth Fowler School of Dance is known for developing dancers to professional level and offers structured dance programs from beginning levels (starting at age 3) through professional. Most of these company-level dancers started out in an entry level program Fowler developed more than 20 years ago. This class, titled “Creative Dance,” is for children from the ages of 3-6. In this specialized program Beth strives to capture the full attention of each child as she educates and entertains at the same time. The Creative Dance program teaches young dancers an impressive amount of quality dance and technique quickly, with everything presented in an exciting and creative way. Poor technique is habit forming and can be difficult to change. So a good start with good habits is important right at the very beginning.

Fowler believes that children progress best when a class does not have mixed ages. For that reason, each Creative Dance class has only one age present. Dancers starting at age seven experience Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop, Tap and Lyrical. The studio also has a large all-boys program.

Discounts are given to dancers taking multiple dance classes so they can benefit from taking a full class in each dance form. Family discounts are also available. These programs are offered to beginning through professional level for boys and girls. All dancers have performing opportunities in our dance productions. Costumes are provided.

Proper Start … Successful Future


Beautiful 8,000 square foot facility!

About Beth Fowler

Beth FowlerIn 1983 Beth established the Beth Fowler School of Dance at the age of 15. Beth has danced professionally as a principle dancer with area dance companies and studied with the Milwaukee Ballet. In 1994 Beth established the Beth Fowler Dance Company which is a pre-professional group of dancers. She has developed dancers that were accepted with the Joffrey Ballet of New York City, Milwaukee Ballet,  Chicago Bulls Luvabulls, to name a few, plus many that received college scholarships for dance. She has a great love for children which shows in her teaching. Students are eager to learn in programs that are both enjoyable and self-rewarding.

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