The Dance Studio Franchising Guide

Joining a dance studio franchise is a great solution for entrepreneurs who prefer to use a proven model rather than start from scratch. Often, the most important decision you'll make when becoming a franchisee is which franchise to join. Use our carefully selected list of dance studio franchises to find the right one for you.


For those who love to dance, or those who have a great passion for the art, a dance studio franchise could be a great opportunity. Opening a dance studio franchise can cost anywhere from $15,000 to over $500,000 depending on whether you opt for a mobile studio or a full dedicated facility.

Whether it’s for fitness, weddings, or just fun date nights, people want to learn to dance. Add in popular dance shows like NBC’s World of Dance, and it’s no wonder dance studios are becoming so popular. With that popularity comes an opportunity to franchise and a lot of things to consider. You’ll need to find a franchise for which you feel as passionately as you do for dance. We’ve taken a thorough look at the dance studio franchises available—from ballet to ballroom to modern—and picked the best programs we found.


Our list includes franchises known to have the best training programs and strongest support systems. We reached out to each franchise on the list, and were able to hold in-depth interviews with two: Tutu School and Kinderdance.

Franchise Fee: $36,000
Total Investment: Not listed
Minimum Net Worth: Not listed

Company Overview

With a love for creative expression and care for students central to their philosophy, Tutu School provides children a great environment in which to learn the wonders of dance. Genevieve Weeks, founder and CEO, sees an opportunity to excel at teaching children ballet. In her words, “Tutu School focuses exclusively on providing very young children with a magical introduction to ballet. That’s it. That’s what we do, and we focus entirely on doing that one thing incredibly well.”

Program Overview

Whether you’re a lifelong ballerina or you’re simply passionate about dance, Tutu School represents a great opportunity to spread your love of dancing to children. The franchise program ensures that entrepreneurs get an opportunity to build a business with a strong support system in place. Weeks says, “[p]urchasing a Tutu School is ideal for individuals who want to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves.”

Franchise Fee: $15,000-$40,000
Total Investment: Not listed
Minimum Net Worth: Not listed

Company Overview

Kinderdance is a mobile dance studio. It's instructors bring their program to students in daycare centers, homes and more. Kinderdance doesn’t stop at teaching dance, though. Kinderdance incorporates educational elements into their program in order to teach children in a novel and robust way. Kinderdance instructors are committed to teaching students not only how to learn, but how to freely express themselves.

Program Overview

With four levels to choose from, Kinderdance is a flexible franchise opportunity. If you see yourself teaching all your classes yourself, either full-time or part-time, you can join the franchise at the Bronze level. On the other end, you can join the Area Developer franchise level, allowing you to have exclusivity in a territory and find new franchisees for that area. With all the training you could need and a continued support system, Kinderdance is a great choice.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Franchise Fee: Not listed
Total Investment: $87,500-$191,000
Minimum Net Worth: Not listed

Co-founded by world-renowned dancer, musician, and actor Fred Astaire, this network of dance studios is a great way for customers to learn the Hollywood dance style popularized by Astaire’s films. Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers a training program and support system that help any entrepreneur start their journey teaching others to dance and owning a business.

Millennium Dance Complex

Franchise Fee: Not listed
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Boasting choreographers who work with Hollywood A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber, Millennium Dance Complex is designed for students who want to be on the cutting edge of new moves. Millennium Dance Complex offers franchisees the opportunity to spread a love of dance in the freshest way.


Franchise Fee: $1,250
Total Investment: $2,500 (teaching certification), $9,000-$38,000
Minimum Net Worth: Not listed

A classic in the dance/exercise cross-section, Jazzercise has impeccable brand recognition. Jazzercise combines the fun of dancing with the feel-good vibes of exercise—classes encourage students to enjoy themselves while doing something healthy. As an instructor, you'll be able to reach your fitness goals together with your students.