DeKALB – The Beth Fowler School of Dance will celebrate 35 years of dancing, and everyone is invited to join the party this weekend, as they stage a special presentation of “Dancing Thru the Decades.”
The final of three productions in the 2018-2019 season, “Dancing Thru the Decades” offers viewers a quick step down memory lane. The show will give everyone a high-energy mix of pop hits and dance music, hopping with the early rock ’n’ roll of the 1950s, grooving through the 1960s, getting down with the disco and classic rock of the ’70s and continuing through the pop, rock and urban hip hop hits of the 1980s, ’90s, 2000s and today.
“Dancing Thru the Decades” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.
The show’s setlist will include, among many other hits, a mix of such classic rock and pop legends as Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride”; “Let It Be” by The Beatles; “Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night” by Kiss; Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Another One Bites the Dust”; “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave; “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer; “Mickey” by Toni Basil; “Pop” by ’NSync; “Clocks” by ColdPlay”; a mix of classic rock hits from the ’70s, topped off by a show-stopping rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Costumes will represent the fashions popular in each decade.
The show also will feature award-winning choreography in routines performed by the Beth Fowler School of Dance Competition and Performing Teams.
This year, the “Decades” show will offer yet more, as many of those who have danced with the Beth Fowler School and Dance Company in past decades will put on their dancing shoes and return to the stage for special alumni dance routines choreographed for the occasion.
Founded 35 years ago, the Beth Fowler School of Dance has helped hundreds of young dancers from DeKalb, Kane and Boone counties, and beyond, find their footing and soar in ballet, jazz, hip hop and other dance styles.
Tickets prices range from $24 to $29 for adults and $15 to $20 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org or call 815-758-1225.