Tuition & Terms

2024 Terms

Term 1

Monday 12th February to Saturday 13th April 

Studio Holidays:  

Good Friday 29 March through and including Easter Tuesday 2 April

Term 2

Monday 29th April to Monday 1st July

Studio Holidays:  

King’s Birthday Monday 3 June (Monday 1st July in lieu)

Matariki – Friday 28 June (Teams & Crews extra rehearsal in lieu)

Term 3

Monday 22nd July to Sunday 22nd September, followed by exam and medal award week

Term 4

Monday 14th October to Sunday 8th December (depending on year-end events) 

Studio Holidays: 

Labour Monday 28th October (replaced with extra workshops prior to the term finishing)


Please note:

2024 tuition fees are based on an 8-week minimum term.  Some terms may be longer but are not charged extra.  Students who miss classes due to public holidays will be offered the chance to attend a catch-up class on another day or an extra workshop.  


2024 Tuition Fees and Discounts

Registration Fee:

A one-off registration fee of $25 per new student or $40 per new family.  


Tuition Term Packages:

2024 terms are a minimum of 8 weeks, some terms are longer (9 or 10 weeks) but there is no extra cost.

Term tuition packages include:

    • Weekly class
    • Student access to WDA Practice page (dance at home class videos, exam dances & exercises)
    • Preschoolers:  Annual Certificate Presentation Class 
    • Juniors, Grades & Seniors:  Annual opportunity to enter for medal awards or exams, with the Royal Academy of Dance or New Zealand Association of Modern Dance.
    • Opportunity to shine on stage!  We do a theatre show once every two years and a relaxed studio demonstration in the alternate year -  a nice balance of low key and high excitement!
    • All required performance rehearsals.
    • Catch up class/es in another class of your level, by appointment & space permitting, in cases of vacation/illness.
    • Satisfaction guarantee - we will work with you to find a great class fit, or refund any tuition paid.
    • Plus lots of fun social events & studio surprises throughout the year!

30-Min Classes (1x/week)

$148 per term
  • 1 class per week
  • Eg. Any Preschool Classes, Ballet Junior & Jazz Junior

30-Min Classes (2x+/week)

$144 per class, per term
  • 2 or more classes per week
  • Eg. Ballet & Jazz Junior

45-Min Classes (1x/week)

$188 per term
  • 1 class per week
  • Eg. Pre-Grades

45-Min Classes (2x+/week)

$184 per class, per term
  • 2 or more classes per week
  • Eg. Pre Grades

1-Hour Classes (1x/week)

$198 per term
  • 1 class per week
  • Eg. Ballet Grades, Jazz Grades

1-Hour Classes (2x+/week)

$194 per class, per term
  • 2 or more classes per week
  • Eg. Ballet Grades, Jazz Grades

Extras:  Exam practices, pianist rehearsals and competition team rehearsals.


Family discount = 5%

Annual payment discount = 5%


Dance private lesson 30 mins – $48

Dance private lesson 60 mins – $96


Upon registration, you must supply a credit card as we do our tuition fees by term by automatic payment by credit card. We send an invoice in advance of the term start date, and you can pay by this date by internet banking or cheque if you prefer. Unpaid balances will be charged to your credit card on the first day of term. There is also an option to be invoiced for the full year with a 5% discount. Students may stop classes with two weeks advance notice to enable us to offer the space to another student and adjust accounts.  Tuition must be paid during the two week notice period.


Time For Dancing Ltd (trading as Wellington Dance) is a New Zealand owned business. All tuition fees will be charged in NZD. The name that will appear on your statement will be Wellington Dance. See above for a full list of tuition fees. Click here for studio policies, terms and conditions.


Exam fees will be advised in advance of sign-up and charged on a nominated date.


When costumes are required for performances we source and/or make for you – no sewing required.  2024 is a demonstration year, so no costumes are required.  Fee amounts will be emailed and handed out in class and you will have the option at that point to not participate.


Tuition fees will be charged to your nominated credit card on the following dates. If you would prefer to pay by internet banking or cheque you can pay before these dates, and your credit card will therefore not be charged.

Term 1 payment date:  Wednesday 14th February

Term 2 payment date:  Wednesday 1st May

Term 3 payment date:  Wednesday 24th July

Term 4 payment date:  Wednesday 16th October