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 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.
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!
The Beth Fowler School of Dance Performing Group of Genoa and St. Charles recently competed in the Legacy National Dance Competition which completed their 2015 season. The event was held from June 22nd thru June 26th in the Wisconsin Dells and was a National Competition with over 854 routines.
The 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.”
The 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.
The 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.
In 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.