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Charlotte was born with a passion for teaching, and has taken ballet classes since the age of 3, going on to assistant teach for many years and eventually become a qualified ISTD ballet teacher. She owned Pizazzle, a costume company that designed and created costumes for competitive dancers, and taught swimming for 9 years at local swim school Hilton Brown Swimming. Charlotte also has a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching, as well as her Associate Diploma for ISTD Classical Ballet, and is very excited to share her love of ballet with students at de Vere School of Dance!

“I've known Charlotte for a number of years...She's amazing & has a special approach to kids. My daughter loves her classes.”
-Vanita H


The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is an internationally recognised dance examinations board, which offers many styles of dance, and is popular throughout the world. The aim of the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty is to increase the standard and appreciation of Classical Ballet, both in performance and in teaching.

Classical Ballet Examinations:

These have been devised to provide a worthwhile sense of achievement both for children and young adults who dance for recreation and for children hoping to pursue a career in classical ballet. Exams progressively develop a child's technical ability and understanding, giving him or her a sense of dance, poise and an understanding of its relation to music. Whilst examinations are not compulsory, we highly recommend them, and dVSD students will be learning ISTD set syllabus work.

NEW in 2018: Lyrical Classes & Teen Classes!

We are so excited to be introducing lyrical levels for students aged 6-10, as well as open ballet and jazz classes for any teens aged 13-16 who would like to dance with us! Please get in touch if you would like to know more, we would love to hear from you!

Please register your interest by emailing charlotte.devere@gmail.com, otherwise you can enrol using our enrolment form.

Timetable - 2018

TUESDAY - Albany Jnr High

4.30 - 5.15pm - Preparatory Lyrical (6-8 Years)
5.15 - 6.00pm - Intro 2 Jazz (8-10 Years)
6.00 - 6.45pm - Grade One Lyrical (8-10 Years)
6.45 - 7.30pm - Open Teen Jazz (13-16 Years)

THURSDAY - Albany Hall

3.30 - 4.00pm - Pre-Primary Ballet (4.5-5 Years)
4.00 - 4.45pm - Primary Ballet (5-6 Years)
4.45 - 5.30pm - Pre-Grade Ballet (7 Years)
5.30 - 6.15pm - Grade One Ballet (8-9 Years)
6.15 - 7.00pm - Grade Two Ballet (9-10 Years)
7.00 - 7.45pm - Open Teen Ballet (15-17 Years)
7.45 - 8.45pm - Open Adults Jazz (18+ Years)

Find & Contact




021 124 9346


Albany Junior High School
19 Appleby Rd
Albany, Auckland 0632

Albany Hall
cnr Albany Highway and Library Lane
Albany, Auckland 0632


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As of 2018 we will start phasing in uniform items at dVSD. 

Ballet students in Pre-Primary may continue to wear pink leotards and fitted clothing of their own choice.

Ballet students Primary - Grade 1 will be phased into pale purple leotards, students may choose their own style. We will have some for purchase through the school, otherwise through our uniform supplier. Primary and Pre-Grade students must also have a skirt. Ballet shoes must be worn, with either socks or ballet stockings.

Ballet students Grade 2-4 will be phased into bright purple leotards, students may choose their own style. We will have some available for purchase through the school. Student must wear ballet shoes with socks or ballet stockings.

Ballet shoes are available for purchase through our uniform supplier.

Jazz students Intro 1 and 2 will be wearing biketards available for purchase through our uniform supplier from 2018. Students may purchase black jazz shoes through the school or our supplier, to be worn with socks (preferably ankle height).

Lyrical students Preparatory and Grade One will be in the same pale purple leotards as our ballet students, with the addition of a long skirt. Students may wear bare feet or foot undies (can be purchased through dance wear stores). Skirts TBC for purchase, we are looking into this.

Open classes are free to wear any suitable tight fitting attire. 

Our uniform supplier is Lyrical Dancewear - if you would like to purchase any items you can find them in the 'de Vere School of Dance' shop on their website: http://www.lyrical.co.nz/page/devere/ . They are based in Albany, and happy to arrange fitting appointments if necessary.

Hair must be tied up for all classes. Please speak to Miss Charlotte if you have any queries about uniform.


Fees 2018

Pre-Primary Ballet: $95 per term (30 min)
Primary Ballet: $110 per term
Pre-Grade Ballet: $110 per term
Grade One Ballet: $110 per term (one lesson per week)
Grade Two Ballet: $110 per term (one lesson per week)
Open Teen Ballet: $100 per term

Intro 1 Jazz: $110 per term
Intro 2 Jazz: $110 per term
Preparatory Lyrical: $110 per term
Grade One Lyrical: $110 per term
Open Teen Jazz: $100 per term
Open Adults Jazz/Lyrical: $110 per term (1 hour)

Private Lessons: $25 per half hour

Fees cover a 9-10 week term and are invoiced before each term commences, fees are due two weeks from date of invoice.