Class Information

Hopefully you have read all about our teaching philosophy. The following sections have been developed to enable existing and prospective students and their families to have a greater understanding of the important aspects that contribute to a happy environment for all at Dance West.


Class Fees – RAD Ballet/NZAMD Contemporary and Jazz

It has always been my intention that class fees are kept to a minimum. The reason for this is to ensure that all children no matter their background have an opportunity to attend ballet lessons. The fees are reviewed annually and are available at enrollment day held in January/February each year.

The fee structure is based on the actual times of each class. It would be appreciated if fees are paid within the first three weeks of each term. This can either be as cash or internet banking. If you wish to pay fees in installments this can also be arranged. A late penalty of $25 will now be added to those who have not paid within this first three weeks.

There is a 10% discount for two or more siblings attending Dance West.
There is also a discount for current students who refer a friend who then joins Dance West. This applies to one friend per year.

2024 Dance West Fees:

2024 Fees exclusive of GST

Class Fee
Beginners $85 + gst
Pre Primary $99 + gst
Primary $99 + gst
Grade 1

1 Class per week
2 classes per week

$99 + gst
$145 + gst
Grade 2 (2  compulsory classes per week) $145 + gst
Grade 3 &4&5&6 (2  compulsory classes per week) $150 + gst
All Majors (3 compulsory classes per week) $205 + gst
PBT Stretch  –
Per term for enrolled students
$50 + gst
Contemporary (not enrolled in classical class) $120 + gst
Contemporary (enrolled in a classical class) $95 + gst
Junior Jazz $100 + gst
Open Jazz and Lyrical  $125 + gst
Adults Ballet $100 + gst
Discounts Available (conditions apply) 
Refer a friend who enrolls (Term 1 only)  10%
Ballet and Jazz Combo *  10%
Siblings Discount 10%
Early Payment Discount (Must pay in full on or before enrollment Day – Term 1 only. Cannot be invoiced) *  10%

*Please note: The Ballet/Jazz Combo and the Early Payment discount cannot be combined. If you are eligible for both, you will receive the Early Payment Discount for Term 1 and then the combo from Term 2 onwards. 

Class Times 2024:

Beginners – Grade One will still remain on Saturdays.
Please Note – Grade 1 will have an additional optional class from Term 2.

Grades Two – Five will have an additional class on Thursdays. These are a requirement for these grades.

All Vocational classes will have 3 classes a week and will need to attend stretch class in order to do their vocational exam

All Jazz and Contemp classes will have 1 syllabus class a week with additional classes in the lead up to the exams.

Private Lessons for Competitions:

Privates are by invitation only. These are for competition dances and are $25 per 30 minutes plus $50-$80  for each costume (hired from Dance West). These times will be sent out to all current and invited students in January 2024.

Studio hire for current students:

All current Dance West students have the opportunity to hire the studios for private practice on Sundays and weekdays if available.
Please contact Yasmin direct to book this.