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babyballet® license
Frequently Asked Questions

We know you must have lots of questions relating to the babyballet® license. We’ve featured some of the most common ones below. But please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more. We are always happy to talk through any of your queries or concerns.

What does a licensee do?

Taking over a license means you develop and mange your own exclusive babyballet® zone. Licensees (the owners of the business) hold babyballet® classes, host babyballet® parties and sell uniform and merchandise. It’s an exciting and rewarding experience!

Do I need experience to run a licensed dance school?

It does help to have a background in business – determination, motivation and being well organised are all crucial to the role. But don’t let the lack of business experience put you off. If you’re a trained dancer or dance teacher with qualifications, then you can learn about the business side of things. Training and support will be provided by babyballet® New Zealand Head Office.

Can I run a license and not teach dance myself?

Yes you can! You can employ your own freelance dance teachers to deliver the classes, while you run the business side of things.

How does babyballet® choose who gets to run a license?

We are passionate about recruiting only the highest calibre of dancers/teachers/business managers to own a babyballet® license. As our license network grows, we will continue to maintain the high standards associated with the babyballet® brand.

Can two people share a license?

Yes! You can partner up with a friend, family member or business colleague to run your babyballet® license. We already have several babyballet® zones that are run by more than one person. In fact, this can be a great way to run things with one person leading on the dance side and the other taking care of the business.

I already have my own dance school. How can a babyballet license work for me?

If you already have a dance school then babyballet® can provide a fantastic preschool feeder programme for your existing classes and give your school a huge boost. And because our syllabus, music and lesson plans are already written, you’re ready to start teaching younger children from 6 months to 6 years as soon as you join the family. You’ll be amazed how quick and easy it is to implement the babyballet® syllabus into your own school and increase your numbers and profits. Once children have completed the babyballet® syllabus, you can simply integrate them into your own chosen syllabus, for example, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

How are the current babyballet® licensees getting on?

The licensees that are already up and running are thoroughly enjoying their new business venture. Once you’ve made your initial enquiry to run a license, we can put you in touch with one of our current licensees so they can tell you how things are going for them. Read some of their reviews here.

How much does a babyballet® license cost?

A full babyballet® license costs NZ$2,200 (+ GST), for your exclusive zone and a monthly license fee of NZ$250 (+ GST).

If you would like to purchase more than one zone, each additional zone is $1,100 (+ GST), plus an additional monthly fee of $250 (+ GST).

See the full list of what you receive here!

Can I get finance to help me fund the license?

Yes you can! Many of the leading banks offer business loans for license start-ups but this will depend on your financial circumstances.

How do I apply?

To apply please go to our license application form. It’s an easy process and our License Sales Manager, Emma, will be happy to answer all your questions.

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“Lily has totally fallen in love with babyballet. She’s only 2 but already I can see the classes are bringing her on with her development. Her motor skills are getting better every week and she’s making lots of new friends. We both look forward to babyballet. It’s our favourite day of the week!”

Hayley Johnson, babyballet mummy