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Table 6 BGDP resources and costs

From: Effect and cost of an after-school dance programme on the physical activity of 11–12 year old girls: The Bristol Girls Dance Project, a school-based cluster randomised controlled trial

Category and description of resources Unit cost £ Number of units Total cost £ Mean (SD) cost per school £ (n = 9)
Recruitment and marketing costsa    £6,573 £730
One-off training resources
Lead dance instructor delivery of dance instructor induction training    £297 £33
Dance instructor induction training £32/hour 32 hours £1,024 £114 (£64)
Travel expenses for induction trainingb    £40 £4 (£6)
Lead dance instructor delivery of dance instructor booster training    £180 £20
Dance instructor booster training £32/hour 26 hours £832 £92 (£43)
Travel expenses for booster trainingb    £43 £5 (£6)
Recurrent programme preparation resources
Printing - training guide £3.20/guide 12 guides £38 £4
Printing - dance instructor guide £15.90/guide 12 guides £191 £21
Recurrent programme delivery resources
Programme deliveryc £32/hour 439 hours £14,040 £1,560 (£53)
Travel expenses for programme deliveryb    £2,915 £324 (£130)
Printing materials for programme deliveryd    £2,013 £224
Indicative total coste    £21,613 £2,401 (£104)
Indicative total costs (excluding one-off training)    £19,197 £2,133 (£139)
Total cost per girl (95 % CI)f £73 (£71-£75)
  1. aExcluded from indicative total cost.
  2. bDance instructors could claim up to £10 travel expenses per session, average travel expenses claimed for induction training, booster training and programme delivery = £333 (SD = £136).
  3. cDance instructors were paid £32.00 per hour (each dance session was 1.25 hours in duration), sessions claimed ranged from 2–71 sessions, average sessions claimed 34 (SD = 19). Additional programme delivery expenses were claimed by dance instructors if they had provided cover for another dance instructor during programme delivery.
  4. dRegisters, dance diaries, spring half term reminder cards, Easter reminder cards, summer half term reminder cards, post-intervention dance booklets.
  5. eMainstream implementation of the programme would not include recruitment and marketing costs and were therefore excluded from the indicative total cost of BGDP.
  6. fAverage cost per school / maximum number of girls recruited from each school (n = 33).