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    Default How much do you pay for your kids sport/activities?

    I am doing a bit of "market research" to find out if we are overpaying for things...our Karate gym has changed hands and all the prices have gone up and they are now charging the same for the 3-6 year olds as they are for the rest of the members even though they get way less out of it and class time.

    So, i was hoping that you wouldn't mind sharing...i really want to know ages/hours of training so i can compare. And, if you have kids/adults in the same club that would be awesome info

    Anyway...here is what we pay

    DS - 9

    Karate - $90 a f/n (9 hours a week of training)
    Gymnastics - about $250 per term (24.50 per 2 hour class)
    Tumbling - $15 per session

    DD 2

    Gymnastics - about $140 per term ($13.75 per 45 minute class)
    Karate (if we go ahead) - $60 per fortnight (there are 4 available classes, 30 minutes each but I would only take her 2 times a week = 1 hour per week)

    DH

    Karate - $60 per fortnight (3 classes a week which = 3 1/2 hours)

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    So you're paying

    DS
    Karate - $10/hr
    Gymnastics - $12.25/hr
    Tumbling - $15/hr???

    that sounds reasonable to me

    DD
    Gymnastics - $18/hour
    Karate - $30/hour but theoretically could be $15/hour if you took advantages of all ssessions

    Karate seems a bit OTT, but check out the fees for toddler ballet and that might make you feel a bit better.....

    DH
    Karate - $8/hr
    bargain!!!

    Ds and dh's fees seem reasonable....but the toddler stuff sounds expensive for what it is. That said toddler activities (toddler ballet, gymnastics, aerobics, Zumba, etc) always seem a bit scam-like for me and personally I think you'd be better off spending the money on swimming lessons, incorporating gymnastics/karate into everyday play with ds and dh and putting her into organized activities when she's older. That's my 2 cents anyway.

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    I'm not much help. My DD is nearly 4 and we pay $4.50 for a 1/2 hr ballet class. That's quite cheap compared to others that I looked into for her.

    I used to do karate a few years ago, from memory it was $10 for a 1.5hr class, didn't matter how old you were. I think it has gone up since I did it though.

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    My 3yr old does swimming at $17 per half hour! Dance is $7 for a 45 min session but we rarely go to that now as she is in daycare 3 days a week.

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    DD1 was doing swimming lessons at $13.50 per half hour and ballet at $13.50 an hour (before she fractured her arm). She won't go back to ballet as she wasn't that keen and there were about 20-25 kids in the class which I think is ridiculous for a ballet class.

    DD2 does a tinies dance class once a week at $12.50 for 45 minutes.

    I think kids activities can be way over priced.

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    2.5 year old DS does little kickers which works out about $18 a week ( 45 min) and has private swimming lessons which are $15 for 15 minutes !
    We are also starting kindergym which is $15 a lesson ( 1 hour)

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    Could you see if the places you are going do a family discount?
    My 4 girls do swimming $515 per block of 10 weeks (3&4th child were half price)
    Fit kids which is free under my gym membership
    The 3&4 year old were going to Kindy gym at $17 per child
    Dancing was also family discount but I can't exactly remember how much.

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    Swimming which is $16.90 a lesson and about to start kinder gym which is $17.50 a fortnight for a 45 minute class each week.

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    Swimming is $14.50 for a half hour lesson once a week

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    Ballet is $160/ term for both my DDs

    DD2 also does gymnastics at $16.50 a class- the term rate changes depending on how many weeks, but there's also $80ish a year for insurance and Gymnastics Australia Association fees and about $20/term for equipment levy.
    DD2 also has a 15 minute private swimming lesson each week which is $25


 

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