I have a question about dance competition pricing. We are new to all of this and I have paid my competition fees and my daughter is very excited about her first competition coming up. But, as I add all this up, I’m wondering if there is a mistake. How are group dances priced and does it vary by competition?
Welcome to the world of dance competitions. The pricing can be a lot to absorb when you are new to the dance world! For group dances, prices are figured per dancer in the group. So, for instance, a small group (4 – 9 dancers), a large group (10 – 19 dancers), and a line (20 or more dancers) will have a price per dancer. Typically, the price for group dances is about $45 (extended time – longer dances, may be priced a little higher). So each dancer pays $45 to be in that dance. This price applies if it’s 4 dancers or 20. So say the dance is a 3-minute dance – if there are 4 dancers, that dance would cost $180 to compete. If there are 10 dancers in the dance, the studio would pay $450 to enter that dance in the competition. So the total price varies only by the number of dancers. As a parent, your price for your child to compete is based on the number of dances she is in and if it’s a group, solo or duet/trio. For a dancer to compete a solo, it is usually around $110 and for duets/trios, the price is usually $55 per dancer. Prices do vary a bit by competition. Also, if it is a convention (dancers take classes from a variety of dance professionals) and a competition, there will be a price to take those classes as well. It can be a bit confusing, but hopefully, this helps in evaluating what you have paid for your dancer to compete this year. Enjoy your season! You will learn so much.