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Swan Lake & Wizard of Oz Tickets On Sale Now!

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.”

Beth Fowler Dance Company - Wizard of Oz & 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.

Purchase tickets online now at the links below!

Wizard of Oz & Swan Lake – 3/13/20 – 7:00pm

7:00 PM

Egyptian Theatre DeKalb, IL  Buy Tickets

Wizard of Oz & Swan Lake – 3/14/20 – 2:00pm
2:00 PM

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Wizard of Oz & Swan Lake – 3/14/20 – 7:00pm
7:00 PM

Egyptian Theatre DeKalb, IL   Buy Tickets

Wizard of Oz & Swan Lake – 3/15/20 – 2:00pm
2:00 PM

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Wizard of Oz/Swan Lake Cast 2020

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

Open Audition Dates for Next Season are Set!

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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.

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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.”

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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.