I live by the philosophy that we are the sum of the people we surround ourselves with, and so I make a conscious effort to surround myself only with positive, uplifting people. But I think eventually we are all just drawn to one another.
I am so very grateful that you found your way into our lives. Your love of dance and children is so enormous, but I think the love for the children comes first. You have such patience, kindness and generosity for those little girls (and boy!) and they all adore you. And so do we parents!!!
I feel so good knowing Lucy is learning to dance and learning leadership skills... We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you do and we look forward to many more years in your dance classes!!! Lucy loves you so much!
Claire, Marc and Lucy B.
Dear Ms. Debbora,
Our families will never forget how dance helped our kids survive the pandemic. The parents, too! We are forever grateful and thank you for going above and beyond to make this crazy year so special, memorable, and fun. We love you, and have a great summer!
your dancers and families
Dear Ms. Debbora,
Thank you so much for everything you do! And thank you for putting up with my shenanigans for almost 10 whole years!
I can't believe how long it's been. Thanks a million for not just being a dance teacher, but really caring for all of us!
- Kate and Adriana
Thank you Ms. Kellie and Ms. Debbora for a wonderful ballet year and performance week. You both are so wonderful! Ben and Josie had a great time. All the kids danced so well. Enjoy your summer and the kids will be back in the fall.
I am always excited to go to dance because I am going to learn something new, have fun, and never be embarrassed. I love Mrs. Debbora's classes.
—Breeze (age 7)
There are always supportive comments from both Ms. Kellie and Mrs. Debbora for all dancers. The recitals are a great way for the little and big dancers to show what they have learned in a non threatening environment. And the production classes make every single dancer feel very special. All dancers of all shapes, colors and family backgrounds are respected and encouraged to be their best, while they have a great amount of fun. Love this program for my grandchildren.
—Debby (grandmother of three dancers)
I love to go to dance.
—Raedyn (age 3)
Ms. Kellie and Ms. Debbora are so nice and teach me how to dance really good. I love going to dance class!
—Madi and Makena (dancers)
My daughters began taking their first jazz class with Ms. Kellie last year. They were nervous at first because they had never been in a dance class before but Ms. Kellie made them feel so welcome. Needless to say, my girls absolutely loved her class!! They would leave her class with a smile every single time and a cool hand stamp too. The girls learned so much over the year. I watched my girl's blossom into beautiful dancers thanks to Ms. Kellie. Ms. Kellie is an exceptional teacher who is kind, encouraging, and fun. She really helps each of her students shine. Thank you Ms. Kellie for all that you do!!
My daughter loves taking Ms. Debbora's tap/ballet class. Ms. Debbora is extremely patient and so kind to every dancer. She really makes each of her dancers feel special. You can tell that she really cares about building confidence as well as the different dance techniques. Thank you Ms. Debbora!!
Ms. Debbora and Ms. Kellie are amazing teachers who put so much time, effort, and passion into their dance studio. You can really tell that they love what they do. We look forward to dancing with these exceptional teachers/dancers for many years to come!!
The annual dance recital is amazing!. It has to be so much work getting all of the routines, dancers, costumes, and schedules to flow properly. Ms. Debbora and Ms. Kellie do an exceptional job at making it work out beautifully. The group dances are perfectly choreographed and the entire recital was such a great experience for my girls.
—Christine (mother of two dancers)
If you're looking for a "Dance Moms" type of dance teacher, then Ms. Debbora is NOT for you! If you're looking for a kind and caring teacher who will help your child develop a love of dance in a safe and supportive environment, then we HIGHLY recommend Ms. Debbora's Dance Company for Children.!!! Our 12 year old daughter has been taking tap & ballet with Ms. Debbora since she was 7 years old! We have watched her transform from a shy little girl who we had to practically shove through the dance door into a competent and confident dancer.
—Shari (mother of a dancer)
Ms Debbora's Tap and Ballet Program was an awesome experience for my two girls. They both started in preschool in Dance for Children and continued all though middle school......they learned how to tap, and so much more!!! The end of the year Show and Production is awesome and a great way to showcase all of the years hard work while giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience in the Poway Performing Art Center. Ms. Debbora truly cares about the girls and they are very important to her... and this shows in how she treats and trains them each and every week....
—Sue (mother of a dancer)
My 12-year-old daughter has been taking tap and ballet from Ms. Debbora since she was six years old. She has also taken Ms Kellie's jazz class and has performed in the yearly dance production performances. We both love this program because it is fun and challenging in a no-pressure environment. Ms. Debbora and Ms. Kellie are always smiling, kind and loving with the girls because they truly love what they do. I always look forward to the end of the year performances because all the dancers really seem to enjoy the spotlight and the production is always amazing!
—Barbara (mother of a dancer)
I really enjoyed Pinocchio (the backdrops and props were amazing); and the Dance Showcase afterwards was incredible, especially the final dance — what a fun way to highlight everyone on stage (I couldn't help but start dancing in my seat). As I left the theatre and walked to my car it was fun listening to all the parents share positive comments about your dance classes, the showcase, and chance for their kids to perform at the PCPA. You truly run exceptional dance programs!!!!!
—Emily Fox, Supervisor of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts
My daughter has been dancing with Ms. Kellie since she was three years old. Over the years she has learned to dance with grace and confidence. She loves this program and looks forward to the wonderful recital every year!
—Marlo (mother of a dancer)
Hello Debbora! I wanted to send you an update on Megan. She started dancing with you in January 2001 when she was two. You nurtured in her a love of dance that is still going strong! She was on the dance team for four years at UW, graduated in 2020 with a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and is currently an engineer at Boeing and a Seahawks Dancer. She worked for several years at USA Dance and still choreographs for high school dance teams. Dance is her passion!