Who Uses This Software?

Dance studio owners and operators. Whether you're a large or small studio, DanceBiz can improve and automate all of those admin jobs we hate.


Average Ratings

55 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ThinkSmart Software
  • www.thinksmartsoftware.com
  • Founded 2007
  • Australia

About DanceBiz

DanceBiz holds all of your business admin in one place. Whatever the size of your studio, DanceBiz will improve and automate all of those time consuming admin jobs we hate! Once you try DanceBiz, you'll never want to return to time consuming spreadsheets and generic scheduling software again. DanceBiz provides web based access (login from anywhere), free automatic software updates, affordable monthly subscription, unlimited logins for staff and free/unlimited fanatical support.


DanceBiz Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Class Management
  • Competition Management
  • Instructor Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Recital Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

DanceBiz Reviews Recently Reviewed!


ThinkSmart software changed my business and started MAKING me money

May 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The online enrolment system that then works together with customer profiles to create automated invoices. This saves time and staffing costs that were otherwise being spent on a job that could be automated. People are able to enrol into the chosen class via online website BUT STILL then having personalised human contact immediately from us with a customized email reply. Another fantastic feature is being able to email or text at the click of a button to a filtered/selected audience.

The advantage of being able to integrate across to Xero is another timesaver for the business and makes us money in the long run as we are able to have an up to the minute gauge on where the business is sitting financially and what money is owed. The invoice features are easy to use and the ease of being able to add late fees to overdue invoices or additional items (either to an individual invoice or as a bulk to a group) makes it easy to charge clients fast and simply. The integration of the direct debit systems also means less time on the 'books' for our staff trying to chase money when it's all being done at the back end for us. At concert time, the convenience of being able to plan a concert and it's timings and what children are in each dance thru this program once again is another time saver, allowing our staff to easily input their classes and information for all other staff to be able to see. The value for money with this ever growing and developing program is outstanding!

Cons: There is nothing directly negative about Dancebiz's program within the regulations of Australian systems and law. When there is something that Dancebiz "can't do" it is usually because there is a larger rule in place that stops the program from being able to have it. So I focus on all the positives it has to offer and usually find a way to manage the challenges, knowing even if I was using another program I couldn't have that feature anyway.

Overall: A constant problem for a business owner is time - and Dancebiz gives you so much time back!

A one stop place with enrolments, customer files, attendance histories, multiple access (so each staff member can access roles and mark them individually). Automated invoicing - LIFE changing after spending years manually typing up individual invoices and then not knowing if they were ever even paid - DANCEBIZ helps me MAKE money! The added features eg; texting on birthdays, sending clients direct notifications has taken my business to the next level, making us look sharp, on the ball and professional all the while still staying personal with over 600 students. I LOVE that I talk to an Australian on the phone EVERY time I call and also that the software company is continuously evolving and developing the program so I know my services to my own clients just continue to get better and better thanks to their hard work in developing the best program on the market.

Dance School

Jun 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The enrolment process, both online and face to face, is very streamlined and flows well from step to step.

From creating a customer, enrolling a student, selecting classes and adding a student to the class is easy to follow the sequence.

The details required in the data entry boxes are just what we need to manage enrolments.

For the teachers the class rolls report is easy to organise as the software does it for you as soon as a student is enrolled into a class. Any changes are easy to do through the edit student function, such as changing from one class to another.

At the end of each term, enrolling students into the next term is a breeze as the data rolls over to the next term at the press of a button.

The software is value for money and a real time saver on administration, communicating with customers and invoicing.

The support through phone support is great and a real bonus are the online tutorials for the software and any update. The Help tab and search function directing you to an online manual is a handy tool.

Cons: Nothing about DanceBiz comes to mind as its all good.

Overall: DanceBiz has given us confidence in running the administration and accounting side of a dance school operation.

Having information readily available on desktop and mobile devices gives us flexibility to access data.

Support is great and the regular software updates where ThinkSmart have listened to users and implemented improvements is outstanding.

DanceBiz revolutionised our business!

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: DanceBiz has totally changed the way the way we administer our school and all for the better! Seamless invoicing, totally integrated parent and student records and a fast and efficient class registering system have made this software an integral part of the school. It has allowed us to focus on what we do best, teaching! The online registration and customer portal is a particular highlight allowing prospective parents to register with us online and current parents to log on to their portal to check their account and update their details.

Cons: The only con was that it was a PC based software running through a skin on Mac. However, they have now updated this with a bespoke Mac option. It would be good to see the iOS app have the same full functionality as the Mac and PC app.

Overall: DanceBiz has allowed us to reduce the time we spend on admin. Invoice generating is fast and the online registration system allows prospective parents to input all of their details straight in to the system. It's also a great marketing technique as parents can register without having to go through loads of emails or pick up the phone. The customer service team at DanceBiz are brilliant and are always on hand to answer any questions. The software is regularly updated with new and exciting features. The team regularly introduce features that you never thought would help your business, but they do! Every performing arts school should be using this software - it will change the way you run your business.

Brilliant system

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is so easy to navigate and understand, simple yet comprehensive enough to allow the user to run their business effectively through it. It is a fantastic tool used by all our franchisees throughout our network and has been a Godsend to them in terms of time saved on administration. The online booking platform and the links with Go Cardless mean that payments can be taken quickly and easily with everything linked and automated, the time saved on taking and chasing payments is amazing. The support provided by the Thinksmart team is fantastic and we couldn't ask for more, they are informative, friendly and 100 % efficient.

Cons: I have no negatives, there are features that we can see would improve the system for us as we grow, however the Thinksmart team are always willing to look at ways of introducing new functions where possible. I also have great confidence in the team doing all they could to rectify any negatives which may arise.

Overall: The main benefit for our franchisees is timesaving and efficiency, having a one stop tool that can do so many admin tasks for them. From our Head Office point of view, it is so easy to roll out to our new franchisees, ideal for us to train in house with the Thinksmart team on hand to support, assist and deliver training where necessary.

Couldn't run my business without it!

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I love more than anything about this product is that it saves me so much time. The integration with my website allows my customers to feed straight through to my database saving me the time of manually inputting everyone's personal data. I also love that this integration allows my customers to search my timetable, pick a suitable class and pay for it. Due to recent UK Law changing and the introduction of a much more complex General Data Protection Regulation, the team at ThinkSmart have updated the software including new features to make my life easier in complying with this Law which has been a lifesaver!

Cons: To be honest there is nothing I don't like about DanceBiz. It would be good to have an email notifications feature but I've heard on the grapevine that this feature wil be released early this year.

Overall: My overall experience with DanceBiz is second to none. I could not manage my school without it now. It's an integral part of running my business. I also have to say the customer support is fantastic. There is always someone on hand to talk you through any updates or new features.

Great platform, easy to use and fab customer service!

Jul 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The phone app is really useful and easy for teachers to download. Setting access levels for each teacher is a useful tool and easy to do. When teachers leave it's easy to take them off being able to use the app and system preventing them from having access to data for GDPR purposes. The system is also GDPR compliant so makes life less stressful knowing that we are also complaint.

Cons: It can sometimes take a while to get to grips with how to use elements of it. An example of this for us has been the customer portal element. Sometimes customers struggle with it, but we solved that by providing them with a 'how to' video on our youtube channel. They have also recently made some changes on the portal which have made it a little easier.

Overall: I really like Dancebiz. It has changed the way work in my business and cuts admin time down dramatically. The staff and teachers find it simple to use and the customer portal option for parents proves invaluable for our customers. The customer service has always been spot on and it's excellent value for money!

Dancebiz is constantly improving

May 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - The ability for teachers to mark rolls electronically in class

- Integration with financial software

- Excellent customer support

- Bulk emailing of invoices and other communication with students

- Comprehensive functionality

Cons: - Statistics section is not very useful

- Price quickly grows as you do

- Online portal could be designed better

Overall: I have been using Dancebiz for seven years now to run the administrative side of our company's drama classes. We run 50-60 classes per week for more than 700 students in two cities. The team at Dancebiz give excellent and fast support, and respond to the needs of clients by updating the software regularly.

In particular, we value the ability to take online registrations, automatically send out invoices, integration with our financial software (Xero) and have teachers use the app on their phone to mark rolls or contact parents in an emergency. Occasionally I have looked for other products (with so many students our monthly contract is quite expensive), but I have not been able to find any other software that is so comprehensive and ticks so many of our boxes.

Great!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is fantastic! I am forever forgetting how to do things and the support team are always quick to help and never get frustrated with my questions! The team are always updating it and adding new features and they welcome feedback.

Cons: It can be tricky to use and not easy to remember how to set things up. I think the help manual could be a bit more filled out and possibly with videos to help walk you through things, so that you can avoid bothering the support team so much. I think it would also benefit from a 'test invoice' button or similar feature and maybe some free test profiles in your database so you can practice your systems and pricing more easily. The mobile app is often very temperamental and doesn't work even when I have a strong 4g connection. Parents have also given feedback that the customer portal and the ezipay link is not super user-friendly, so it would be good if it got an update to make it easier to navigate for them.

Overall: DanceBiz has already made my admin and life much easier! And it gets better all the time! I am overall, very happy with it.

Lifesaver!

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dancebiz saves me so much time. It is accessible to all my staff in varying levels of access and the online booking is an absolute lifesaver. We use the autopay as well so now spend very little time chasing up invoices.

Cons: Nothing! I can honestly say I have never had a problem.

Overall: Dancebiz controls almost every aspect of running my business. I have two accounts for my two schools. It's easy to switch between, we use the app for both so we can do our registers and the attendances come straight over to the office. Autopay is brilliant for setting direct debit payments , we rarely have to use invoicing now. I have used Dancebiz for over 5 years now and the customer service is always fantastic - nothing is too much trouble, no question too stupid (well I'm sure it is but they certainly don't make you feel stupid for asking!). The team are always happy to talk you through processes over the phone and will log in remotely to actually show you how to do things if you are stuck. Big thumbs up :-)

Dancebiz has allowed us to take Control of our adminitration and spend time focussing on teaching.

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We really like how everything is integrated into one place - emails, text messaging, invoicing, Income reports, recital planner is amazing and the new notifications feature.

We also like how fabulous the customer support is and how they are contently upgrading and evolving. The online enrolments and customer portals were a total game changer for us.

Cons: We actually had trouble answering this question because when we have had issues or troubles in the past the ThinkSmart team usually listen and help us resolve them.

The unpublished invoice balances showing in Customer Portals.

Overall: Before we started using Dancebiz we were doing everything manually. Our business was growing so fast we struggled to keep up. Once we implemented Dancebiz is really helped gain control of our Administration and we have grown our business using the features of Dancebiz along the way.

Fantastic customer support, a rarity these days

Jul 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The invoicing facility allows me to fully track and monitor payments. The class schedule allows me see at a glance members of the class and is easy to enrol or remove students from classes. I also love the recital planner. All in all this software has allowed me to claim back so precious time. My teachers also love the app, where parent data can be kept safe but yet they have it to hand. I can also keep track of attendances of their classes too.

Cons: I would like to print a weekly timetable for each venue and teacher for notice boards that doesn't have number of students etc on.

Overall: I only have positive things to say about DanceBiz. If I require any help at all the response is immediate and the staff are extremely knowledgeable of their product and can answer my queries straight away.

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One stop shop for your CRM needs!

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use - it's really simple, even if you're not the most technical, it's certainly something for everyone and every business. From reporting, generating invoices and taking payments to keeping my customer database clean, this system does it all.

Cons: Hard to say really - I've not found any fault with it so far. It's improved on a regular basis and it's functionality improved a lot so if you ever find something you're not too happy with, within a few days, it's been updated.

Overall: It's our one stop shop - so much so I actually have 4 accounts. This is for a business cleanse reason as each location requires a different set of information.

I'm setting up another slightly unrelated business too and this software would be perfect for that business as well.

DanceBiz

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software save soooo much time, this is what is best. Invoices take a matter of minutes when they used to take me hours, registers are a few clicks at the computer and you can easily produces them for staff. I also like how easy it is to contact parents of just certain classes if you need to cancel or juts inform them of something.

Cons: I really can't think of anything. Maybe the only thing is you can email customers via the app on your phone or tablet but you can still text them if it is urgent.

Overall: Very helpful and friendly team right from my first phone call to inquire about the service so many years ago. Nothing is ever a problem and it has the feeling that every customer matters and you're not juts another dance teacher on their system.

DanceBiz review

Jul 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: DAncebiz reduces the amount of paper work I am required to do, one click and invoices are done, reminders can be sent out. It also is linked to my bank and accounting software, it makes reconciling easier and less stressful. I spent less time at the computer doing accounting and more time doing other jobs without felling under the pump all the time.

Cons: Sometimes gets confusing when you need to change one thing but it is a three or four step process. Especially when you are first starting out or need to change something and you forget how.

Overall: DAncebiz resolves my accounting issues (of which I hate doing), I can actually enjoy the paperwork side as its easier. Parents can change their paperwork or details any time they like, parents can log in and check their account and money owing whenever they like without having to ask me all the time.

DanceBiz makes my business admin so easy

Jun 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How it easy it is to keep everything about my business all in on program.

I love that I can click onto statistics and see up to date reports and also that it integrates well with XERO which helps with my book keeping systems.

Cons: One tiny feature of the program in amongst many great things is that when clients enrol online, if they enrol in one class, but email separately to enrol in a 2nd class I can't automatically do that in one move, I have to go out of one page and open another.

Overall: As a business, we absolutely love the overall function of DanceBiz, with over 15 staff we can all easily access things we need, and work well as a team to get greater results.

DanceBiz

Jul 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have a very large studio. DanceBiz allows us to keep track of student attendance, easily find customer information, print class rolls and easily generate invoices. DanceBiz works on multiple computers, so we can work from home. The support of the DanceBiz team is invaluable.

Cons: There is no financial component with DanceBiz, so we are required to use an accounting software program. We sometimes have issues marrying up this program with DanceBiz, but in saying this, the team at DanceBiz headquarters are always happy to help solve problems.

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Every Dance Studio needs this!

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dancebiz has changed my life! Invoicing at the touch of a button, emailing or texting classes takes no time at all.

Cons: I'm happy with it all but apparently I have to fill this in, so I would like to be able to print out a birthday list- I'm sure there's a way to do it, but haven't worked it out yet!

Overall: Really pleased with the service I get from Dancebiz, they are always on the end of the phone if I need them, and get any issues sorted out quickly and efficiently. Very happy with the Dance Biz software and it really does make my life easier!!

Great time saver!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: DanceBiz is easy to use, and it makes daily admin tasks much easier and quicker E.g. sending out bulk emails to customers where you can select them in bulk rather than individually selecting them, making it a much quicker process. It's also great for enrolling new students into classes really quickly, and sending out bulk invoices at the stat of a new term, again saving lots of time.

Cons: It occasionally crashes on me but this could be my computer rather than dancebiz.

Best Business Decision

May 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It put together all the different files and lists of things that we needed to run our business.

Cons: Not the software itself, just learning a new system was a challenge.

Overall: For a start the customer service is excellent, considering that to start with we had many, many phone calls with both representatives, they were extremely patient and helpful.

Using DanceBiz has enabled us to systemise virtually our entire administration side of our business from endless charts, paper rolls, lists and so forth. It's easy to find everything we need and has allowed us to improve our customer service and we now have the time to devote to refining our business and expanding our work to the other areas of studio life instead of being bogged down with endless admin tasks.

Game Changer !

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's so easy to use, and has made my school admin so much easier. I know there is probably more it can do that I haven't ventured into yet, but it does what I need it to.

Cons: I wish there was a way of working out what each teacher's revenue for the classes they teach, as it would make my tax calculations a lot easier !

Overall: The staff are excellent and help is never far away. The constant updates and options it offers is fantastic, now if could deal with parents too that would be the icing on the cake !!!

My thoughts

Jul 31, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Linking registers to invoices to Xero

- Incredible customer services

- Great to have everything in one place

- App is amazing

Cons: - I know it's not all about looks but I look at it every day and every day I think I hate the way it looks. It's like looking at an old computer.

- You can't rearrange order of items on the invoices once on

- Despite the amazing customer service, I think the service is very costly and I am exploring cheaper options that provide the same service

- The register print out is also very ugly. Other software products provide a much nicer register layout.

- When invoicing, you can't remove certain people when to a group. For example, resending information about an event but I have to send to everyone including those signed up for it. (You can, but you manually have to go through the email addresses to delete it which is tedious.)

Overall: - I had a huge issue with it not linking properly with Xero when I first set it up which caused great stress. Everything seems resolved now.

- Customer service team is excellent with problems particularly the ladies.

- Sometimes you are sent the instructions to 'figure out yourself' which is annoying after paying so much per month

DanceBiz Review

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that fact that everything is in one place. It's so easy having all my registers, invoicing and student information all in one place. The new GoCardless feature is fantastic.

Cons: Only having the option to use 1 email address. it would benefit my business to be able to send invoices from one email address and send information emails using another.

Overall: Overall my experience with DanceBiz has been great. Their customer service is excellent and it helps me keep everything organised.

Large Performing Arts School

Jul 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We went from almost entirely paperwork to online and the process has made it far easier for multiple office staff to be able to work at the same time and see updated information.

Cons: Sometimes it can freeze for a little while.

Overall: We experience excellent customer service from Rep and the team. If we have a question or query they are always happy to help and are constantly working to improve the software and implement changes that we suggest to help efficiency. The software has saved us a fortune in man hours!

Good Software

Jul 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing is the registers/invoice system. It's great to create invoices from the registers.

Cons: There are so many options and features that I don't know what they all do. The customer services is great if you ask a question but I've found it hard to navigate all the options and therefore I don't use all of them.

Overall: DanceBiz Software makes it much easier to run my school. It creates registers and invoices, makes it easy to email groups and see who has paid/registered for classes.

PERFECT DATABASE FOR OUR CLASSES

Jan 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All the different features and functions, especially creating and sending invoices at a touch of a button!

Cons: No real cons. There are a lot of updates but that's a positive really as it means the software just keeps improving.

Overall: Dancebiz has provided us with 15 years of service. Through expansion, we now have 4 different accounts with them and couldn't run our businesses without them. Their support team are always on hand and we feel confident knowing that our clients details are safely in their hands.

This Software Will Change Your Life!

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seamless integration

Easy invoicing

Outstanding customer service

Cons: Occasional bug issues BUT they are corrected as soon as they are reported

Overall: This software has completely changed our lives for the better! It has saved us hours and hours of admin time. The app has also saved so much time as each teacher can do their attendance through the app and it comes right to us. Also, the customer service is outstanding! Whenever we have had an issue or needed assistance, they have been right there for us.

Makes Life Easier

May 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has made a considerable difference to the running of our Dance School. The customer support is 5 star, always very helpful and prompt to reply.

Cons: One needs to spend time to see how many different ways the software can be used in relation to the pricing structure, this entails a lot of time spent with a customer service representative to learn the details prior to launching.

Dance School

Jul 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like; the invoicing functions, the register, the event planner and the fact that we can link the registration form to our website.

Cons: There is nothing which I don't like. The only thing that would perhaps help us is the opportunity to have a training course.

Overall: The support when you get stuck is fantastic! there is always someone on the end of the phone to help and they resolve things quickly.

Dancebiz for Dream Ent

Jul 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the fact that I can do pretty well everything I need to run the business smoothly on this software

Cons: Nothing comes to mind, I like everything about the program.

Overall: I love this program and my life has become much easier since we purchased it. I love the fact that I can send emails and text messages and generate invoices.

Dancebiz makes life easier

Jun 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use in most cases. All of the staff can use the functions they need, often with no instruction.

Cons: Some of the online applications are difficult to comprehend and implement.

Overall: The sync to Xero application is very difficult. I work at two schools, and both are having huge difficulties with this aspect of Dancebiz.

The administrative side of student records, and concert timetabling are excellent.

Excellent!

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software provides so many features, which help our Head Office business and that of our babyballet franchisees.

Cons: That is wasn't around years ago when I launched my business.

Overall: DanceBiz are a professional and friendly team who go above and beyond with customer service and satisfaction. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their software.

Dancebiz review

May 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the event planning aspects and how it shows how your business is tracking

Cons: I find its a bit back and forwards when you need to do things and being unable to amend invoices once payments have been made when connected to xero is a bit frustrating

Overall: It saves time when sending emails and invoices so that is great

Revolutionalised Dance School Admin

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is specific to dance schools. Further, once we worked with the ThinkSmart team, they bespoked the programme to our franchisees wants and needs.

Cons: Nothing! Reason being, the support and development team are always available to improve the product as per your feedback and suggestions.

Great system

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I absolutely love Dance Biz! We have used for over 7 years and never looked back. Saves me hours and hours of admin

Easy to use. Gives lots of options for class enrolments, payments etc.

Fantastic customer service

Cons: nothing really. The service allows us to run how we need to

DanceBiz with Point Of sale

Jul 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love how the point of sale in the shop can merge with dance biz. Customers can pay invoices while choosing dance wear

Cons: I had difficulty merging with quick books, I just don't bother with this function now

Overall: love it, if I ever have a problem its always easily resolved. Love how its constantly up dating

Making my life a whole lot easier!

Jul 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Reduces admin time considerably and it's being able to contact class members quickly and efficiently via text or email.

Cons: Would be easier if there is a way to group invoices and keep notes on them. It can sometimes be a little slow.

DanceBiz

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cuts admin time down & I love the class email function.

Cons: Medical info does not show up next to pupils on registers.

Overall: DanceBiz are always very quick to respond to any queries & are always updating to make things even easier/better for dance teachers.

Dancebiz User

May 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dancebiz is easy to use and has lots of features that make running a busy dance studio easier. I particularly like the Event planner. This makes planning your concert a lot easier and it shows any possible problems before they occur. I would definitely recommend Dancebiz to any studio owner.

Cons: There really isn't anything I don't like about Dancebiz.

DANCEBIZ changed my life

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Saves hours of administration

Cons: Hard to think of a con for this software just occasionally my internet lets me down

Overall: Great customer support to help keep you on track

BEST SOFTWARE EVER!

Aug 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is without a doubt the leading software for Dance Schools Management. It's competitors, quite frankly are crap (I.e. Membermeister) and charges the same. I won't be going anywhere else.

Cons: It can crash quite a lot.

GoCardless Integration Fees.

Overall: I love it, it can be quite complicated to some who aren't technical

So perfect for studio owners

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best for managins students and tuition. I love that I can put monthly fees on an account for tuition.

Cons: This should have a better way to apply late fees to accounts. I would appreciate a button to quickly add small expenses like bottles of water.

The customer service is excellent!

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like the most about dancebiz is that whenever I'm unsure how to do something I know that I can get the support I need from customer service.

Cons: Sometimes there are things that need tweaking that I feel should flow more easily (the class name, standard allocation).

Overall: I like that I can have the registers on my phone (or on staff's phone) and see what people owe on app etc. I'm hoping the gocardless link up will make recording my customer payments even less time consuming.

Dance Biz for a small dance company

Feb 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is really easy to use. I now have all my customer and student details online and all they had to do was fill in a few details at the click of a button. Setting up my link with all the details and forms I needed was really easy, and the Dance Biz staff were always contactable and helpful. No more paperwork!

Cons: When creating my online form for my customers there were some thinks I might have liked as a selection that weren't there yet, so some parts could do with a refresh. But I was still able to find a way round what I needed, so other then that no complaints.

Overall: No more paperwork everything is online.

I can clearly find out if any of my students have any medical conditions etc

GDPR was made so much easier

Staff always friendly and helpful

Capterra loader

Dance class tracker

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I liked the fact that I could keep all class data together in the database and extract statistics with ease.

Cons: As I am a sole trader I found it quite expensive to run. I think i would also prefer an annual fee (i hate the hassle of monthly payments - even with direct debit)

Overall: The user interface was easy to use and I valued the ability to do a register on my phone and then forget about it Nd get on with class. It made incoicing easy. I never had any real technical issues. The one problem I did have (with syncing) was handled efficiently and swiftly. The only readon I no longer use DanceBiz purely because i stopped running private classes.

Great Program!

Jul 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease it gives me when creating invoices.

It saves me so much administrative time to focus on the creative side of my business.

Cons: I would love to be able to email from the phone app!

Easy to Navigate

May 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I find it very easy to navigate and to learn my way around the software.

Cons: We seem to have a little trouble to changes from term to term not being maintained and few customers not receiving whole school emails, and there is no way of identifying this on our end.

Overall: Good.

Dance Studio softwear

Jun 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is the easiest software program to email groups or individuals to send invoices and receipts

Cons: it just takes a little time to set up but all do

Overall: fantastic help and easy to use

DanceBiz Review

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of the software, the ability to email one class or a couple of classes, ability to split the students into exam and non exam kids so that I can email them individually. I love the online registration and the integration with my website. It has saved me so much time!

Overall: I have found the support for this product outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. Natalie has been so helpful she responds to emails in a timely manner and if you call she will walk you through the steps needed.

I love DanceBiz

May 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love all of it now I'm really learning how to use it

Cons: I didn't know how to use it to its potential

The best purchase we ever made.

May 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Dancebiz is the single most cost effective tool we have, it automates everything we used to do manually. The software is easy to use and navigate yourself however if you get stuck the support service is amazing. We did extensive research before selecting our software and have found Dancebiz not only meets but exceeds our expectations with more features than we ever thought possible at a very reasonable monthly price. Updates and enhancements are made on a regular basis with customer feedback taken into consideration. Dancebiz actually makes us money by ensuring we are not missing a single enrollment. I'm not sure how we lived without it for so long!