Homeschool Ballet with Debbie de Beer

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

Who: Debbie de Beer Dance Academy provides these classes

When: Thursdays in term time

Where: HASCA Hub, YMCA (upstairs dance 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.

ballet slippers

The following classes run Thursdays at the HASCA Hub:

Class 1: 11:30am – 12:15pm     Level 1, ages 5 – 6 (starts 23/07
Class 2: 12:15pm – 1:00pm       Level 2, ages 7 – 8 (starts 23/07)
Class 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm         Level 3/4, ages 9 – 12 (starts 23/07)
Class 4: 1:45pm – 2:30pm         Teen Ballet, age 13yrs+ (starts 23/07)

Debbie also runs other Homeschool Ballet classes on Mondays 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 email Debbie to register for a class or to make enquiries,, or call 021-994079. Deb would love to hear from you and discuss your needs.

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

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.
Footwear: 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


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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