COMPARE: 1 Dance School vs. Jackrabbit

The following table compares 1 Dance School all in one website solution versus Jackrabbit + website + newsletter. You will notice that our solution is better rated, costs less, and offers much more value. Even if you want to keep the Jackrabbit subscription service, or one like it, 1 Dance School can still help you make the most of your investments and save you even more when you are ready to upgrade to our Built-in eCommerce & Dance School Management System.

Pricing is in United States dollars (USD) - click here to see pricing in CAD.

1 Dance School all in one website solutionJackrabbit + website + newsletter
ratings 1 dance school ratings jackrabbit

SAVE $102 to $222 USD per month
- with much MORE VALUE!

EXTRA COST of $102 to $222 USD per month
- with much LESS VALUE

No additional fees based on number of students.
+ $105 per month for unlimited students
Pay subscription fee based on number of students
+ $89 per month for 101-250 students
+ $129 per month for 251-500 students
+ $169 per month for 501-1000 students
+ $209 per month for 1001-3000 students
Includes all in one Website optimized for Marketing with eCommerce, School Management, CMS, SEO, Analytics, more + $30 per month for 3rd party Website domain and hosting (wordpress / weebly / wix / other)
Includes easy to use Newsletter system with unlimited subscriptions abiding by all local laws and best practices with quick add tags for inserting your website content, dance programs, account info, and more. Customer email addresses are synced with your newsletter subscriptions and easy to create new lists based on enrollments and other account info. + $20 per month for 3rd party Newsletter (mailchimp / constant contact / other) as built-in only sends basic emails from jackrabbit (not from you!) to active customers. No syncing with newsletter subscriptions, need to manually export / import email addresses.
Includes 1 hour per month to manage orders, payments, content, newsletters, marketing, and more with additional help at discounted rates. + $68 per month or more for help to manage orders, payments, content, newsletters, marketing, or additional help.
Focused on Marketing & Sales and getting more students in your classes. Includes the best SEO to list on top of search results with analytics you can see in real-time, Google Ads optimized with conversion tracking showing new accounts and orders so you know to the penny your marketing profits and ROI for each campaign, effective calls to action and landing pages, easy to find programs matching ages and types, simple registration, upsell messages and incentives, one page checkout, easy to afford automated payment options, and much more. NOT good for Marketing and not user friendly will lose customers, does not list well in search results with poor SEO and no analytics so unable to see visitor activity, Google Ads cost more and perform poorly and you are unable to add conversion tracking so won't know how ads are performing, no calls to action and ineffective landing pages, hard to find programs, long complex registration, no upsells or incentives, many pages and clicks needed to checkout.
Can be fully customized – it is yours to setup and further develop in any way you want… so many options! Can NOT be customized – using the same system and database as all their other customers.
Easy enrollment with fully automated payment options – examples (1) pay half now and half on February 1, (2) pay 10 monthly payments and add a $20 admin fee to 1st payment), (3) Summer Programs must Pay in Full. Enrollment without actual payment – payments NOT automated, must process manually (! this is the main reason for developing our own solution).
Automated upsell incentives when ordering on-line – examples: (1) order another program and save 10%, (2) order another 2 programs and save 15%. Can NOT do that.
Different options with prices available for different programs – examples: (1) when selecting your student boys get 50% discount, (2) add costume deposit, (3) add early drop off and/or late pick up for Summer Programs. Can NOT do that.
Special Enrollment for Competitive Dancers. Several ways to customize this, the most popular option is to allow anyone to enroll in Auditions/Tryouts – then you offer each student specific required and optional programs which non-competitive families do not see. Your competitive families will like how quick and easy it is to select all programs on one form. You will like how easy it is to collect fees for competitions & costumes, and with a few clicks export/import your students to competitions with DanceBUG, CompWizard, and more. Can NOT do that.
Shop / Merchandise eCommerce for products, similar to programs but instead of openings we have inventory and images are much larger. Unlimited possibilities including clothing, dance wear, birthday parties, event tickets, photos, videos, swag, ... and anything you can think of selling. Can NOT do that.
MEDIA access only for paid students & families, where instructors and admins can easily provide stream or download access to music, photos, embedded videos, online meetings, documents, and anything you can link to online. Can NOT do that.
Instructors and admins can easily manage student attendance, report cards, awards, internal notes, and more - all fully customized. Very limited, difficult to use, no customization.
Dashboard has at-a-glance alerts, reports, graphs, and tables - fully customized for different users so you can have different views for individual admins, billing, reception, instructors, customers, and anyone you want to give access to. Very limited, difficult to use, no customization.
Customer login portal is in your own website so your customers can securely view orders, update credit card info, view student enrollments sorted by times with buttons to add to their calendars and download music and so much more – the possibilities are endless. Customer login portal is NOT in your website with no ability to customize the look or functionality.
No limit to number of administrative users. Your Staff and Teachers and outsourced providers can have customized access levels to website content / newsletters / students / accounts / orders / payments / programs / enrollments / more. Can only have a few administrative users with limited restrictions available.
Setup & Updates & Maintenance – can either do all the work yourselves or let us quote on what you need help with. Setup & Updates & Maintenance – can either do all the work yourselves or let us quote on what you need help with.
Support & Training by email, phone, and online meetings – work directly with the lead developer / webmaster / graphic designer / marketing expert / dedicated account representative / professional trainer. Support & Training – email based support with some self-help online training. Recommend hiring us (or your own webmaster & accountant & office administrator) to help you with integration and setup and working out procedures for managing the jackrabbit system.

START using your own website and give the same great experience online as in person!
See also: STOP sending customers away!

Don't just take our word for it, click here for Capterra comparing top dance school software and notice 1 Dance School is so much better and how the competition all pay for your clicks (orange buttons) and we do not.

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