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

24 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 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!


DanceBiz revolutionised our business!

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

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 :-)

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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
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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.

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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
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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!!

DanceBiz Review

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
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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.

PERFECT DATABASE FOR OUR CLASSES

Jan 26, 2019
5/5
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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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

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.

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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
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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 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

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.

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

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Dance class tracker

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

DanceBiz Review

Aug 23, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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.

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!

If I ever met the creator of DanceBiz...... I WOULD KISS YOU

May 24, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I ask myself everyday how I managed without this program. Being busy in the dance room, I struggled to find the time to do all of the necessary book-work as I am not overly confident with technology so doing simple things takes me a long time. This program has allowed me to focus more on my classes as I am not needing to be in the office as much. If I need any help at all, the technical staff are so generous of their time and are willing to provide help where their clients need it.... We are very thankful this program allows us to do more of what it is we love. DANCE

DanceBiz review

Jan 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Everything is in one place, no need to have lots of different spreadsheets and systems.

Cons: A little bit tricky to get the hang of at first.

Overall: A great software to manage your dance school and incredibly helpful staff!

We love using DanceBiz for our studio

Aug 17, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We love using DanceBiz for our studio. It is so easy to use and our clients are loving all the features. The team have been so amazing and helpful through every step of the process and they are always just an email or phone call away which has been so important to us in setting everything up and learning the system. We couldn't be happier and look forward to more simplified admin and class scheduling

DanceBiz!!

Jan 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and readiness of support is great

Cons: So far, all of my 'difficult' issues have been resolved!