Ballet Academy

Homeschool Ballet with Debbie de Beer Dance Academy

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What: Ballet lessons for home educated students, toddlers to teens

Who: Debbie de Beer Dance Academy provides these classes

Where: Thursday HASCA Hub, YMCA (upstairs studio), 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

About the classes: Debbie de Beer is offers home educated children and teens the opportunity to participate in daytime ballet classes of various levels: toddlers to teens. Classes are for boys & girls.

Debbie’s approach is to inspire children to love ballet and musical expression rather than to meet grading requirements or sit exams. Therefore, the focus of these class is on teaching beginner level ballet skills and techniques, musicality, co-ordination and performance in a fun and non-pressure way.

As well as learning the fundamentals of ballet through fun and relaxed dance exercises, children will also work towards a performance for the end of the year, to show family and friends all that they have learned.

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The following classes run at the HASCA Hub on Thursdays:
Class 1: 11:30am – 12:15pm     Level 1, ages 5 – 6
Class 2: 12:15pm – 1:00pm       Level 2, ages 7 – 8
Class 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm         Level 3/4, ages 9 – 12
Class 4: 1:45pm – 2:30pm         Teen Ballet, age 13yrs+

In term 4, the Thursday Homeschool Ballet classes will run for 10-weeks commencing 15/10, this is due to the many weeks lost to lockdowns in 2020.

In addition to Debbie’s Thursday classes at the Hub, she also runs other Homeschool Ballet classes on other weekdays at her studio in Torbay.

About the Programme: Ballet with Debbie can be just for fun and to learn some great techniques or those interested can work towards Performance Awards as part of the American Academy of Ballet syllabus.

American Performance Awards are a classical ballet syllabus taught over 12 levels from age 5 upwards. Debbie co-ordinates the American Performance Awards in New Zealand and Australia. Please feel free to talk more with Debbie about this.

Contact & Registration: Please use the CONTACT FORM below or call Debbie on 021-994079. She would love to discuss your needs.

Term Fees: Debbie offers excellent pricing. Please contact Debbie for term fees. (A $5.00 term discount is available for HASCA member families.)

Dress Code: No formal uniform required however a pink leotard would be ideal but any color leotard or swimming costume is fine.
Alternatively leggings with a fitted t-shirt will suffice. Ballet skirts optional. F
ootwear: Tights or socks with ballet shoes

REFERENCE: My 7 year old daughter started ballet with Deborah in term 3 last year age 6.5. She absolutely loves it and thinks Mrs. de Beer is really nice. She had desperately wanted to learn ballet but our previous investigations had only found classes for beginners aged  3 – 5 years. As a mother I was looking for informal, affordable and no pressure ballet classes so that my daughter could have fun learning all the same core ballet techniques with girls her own age,  without the pressure of grading exams and without the cost of a new uniform every 6  – 12 months. Deborah’s classes have met our needs perfectly. N. Lawgun


You are welcome to complete the form below. Then press the ‘Submit my Enquiry / Registration’ button to send directly to Debbie.

HASCA does not directly run this activity but is very happy to recommend, promote, and support the Homeschool Ballet Programme. Deborah (or Debbie) de Beer is a homeschooling parent, a kind and lovely lady, and a passionate dance instructor. Please support these wonderful classes through your participation! 

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