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AAU, All Star, and Competitive Dance Team Costs Add Up!

Whether AAU, All Star, or Competitive, dance is an expensive activity to participate in. Costumes, conventions, choreography and make-up, combined with travel and tuition fees, quickly adds up. Although independence, confidence, and work ethic are important skills to learn, the costs associated with a commitment to dance can really add up.

AAU, All Star, and Competitive Dance Registration Costs

Registration fees vary widely. A single-season AAU, All Star, or Competitive dance registration fee, depending on level, can easily cost up to thousands of dollars.

The bad news: If your child picks up an injury or is otherwise unable to compete, you are stuck having paid the registration fee. Travel, provided tickets haven’t already been purchased, can be money saved. Gear can be used when your dancer is healthy, the registration fee, which is often the most expensive cost, is gone.

The good news: That doesn’t have to be the case. With dance registration insurance from Sports Refund, if your dancer can’t compete, you don’t pay. Simple as that.

How Affordable Is Sports Refund?

Registration fees for AAU, All Star, and Competitive dance programs can be several thousand dollars. Leagues typically have a strict “No Refunds” policy, meaning that if your dancer gets hurt, you’re stuck having to pay.

Until Sports Refund.

We offer dance season interruption insurance policies. Our policies cover the registration fees for sports programs and cost less than 5% of the total registration fee, on average. If your child can’t compete, you don’t pay.

Why Do I Need Sport Registration Insurance?

AAU, All Star, and Competitive dance requires commitment. The days of children cycling through sports with the calendar are largely gone, and most sports now are year-round schedules–even dance.

This is having a huge effect on our children. Medical professionals have noted the increase in ‘recurring use’ injuries. With year-round activity commonplace, injuries can cause extended downtime. Hip, foot, and knee injuries are common with today’s committed dancers. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains that young dancers who are still growing are particularly at risk.

Dancers, parents, and coaches all are more aware of the health concerns and the potential long-term impacts that come with increased and early specialization. Sports Refund protects you from ever having to balance the money spent against your child’s long-term health. And with our easy sign-up system and low-cost coverage, there are no hurdles to clear. It’s as simple as:

Can’t Compete? Don’t Pay!

What and Who Does Sports Refund Cover?

Sports Refund covers both individual AAU, All Star, and Competitive Dancers and teams/groups. Coverage is available for all dancers under the age of 26.

How Does Sports Refund Work?

Your AAU, All Star, or Competitive dancer’s physical well-being is covered by your health insurance. Costumes and gear, should either be stolen or damaged outside of normal wear-and-tear, is probably covered by homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. Even travel costs can be insured.

But the registration fee (which is typically the most expensive costs)? That is virtually always non-refundable. With Sports Refund’s season interruption insurance, however, your family is protected against real financial loss.

All you have to do is sign up. That’s it. No examinations, no long questionnaires.

AAU Dance and Competitive Dance Season Interruption Insurance: An example

Laney’s family paid $5,000 for an elite dance registration running from September through December (120 days). Ten days into the season, Laney suffers a concussion.

With just 20 days left in the dance season, Laney is ready to return to the team. She has missed 90 days (75%) of the season, but her family has still had to pay the full $5,000 registration fee.

If Laney’s family had Sports Refund season interruption insurance, at a cost of about $100, they would have received a check for $3750–75% of the season’s total registration fee.

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