2020-2021 ENTRY FEES

All the above fees Competition Fees are PER DANCER. Regarding our Virtual Competition Fees, remember Revel has to incur the cost of sending a videographer to the studio and capturing footage to incorporate in the in-person competition event.


Age is calculated as of the first of the current calendar year.


  • Competition fees must be received before event's early bird deadline to avoid late fee. All deadline dates are available on the individual event pages. For most cities, early bird deadline is 30 days before event date.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and final payment in-full is the only method to guarantee your participation for an event.  

  • Dance studios may apply their own additional administrative fees. This is very common in the industry and is used to cover the time and expense Studio Owners incur while organizing, registering and attending these events. 

  • Bank money orders and Bank Wires must be payable in US Funds only.

  • All returned checks will be subject to a fee equal to the amount Revel is accessed.


  • All REVEL Dance Convention ages are calculated as of the 1st of the current calendar year. 

  • NEED ADDITIONAL TIME - You may purchase up to 3 additional minutes of time for any registered groups through your registration. The fee is $10 per dancer per minute. 

  • For duets/trios, groups, lines and production, the judging software will add all the ages together and divide by the number of dancers in the entry to determine the average. 

  • The average age of each entry must not drop more than one age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the entry, regardless of the actual average age. Example: an entry contains dancers ranging in age from 9-17, the entry may not compete younger than the 13-15 age category (one division younger than the oldest dancer - 17).

  • Any routine with a dancer 20 years of age or older must compete in the Open age division (20+) regardless of the average age of the routine.



  • Due to the current climate, Revel is implementing a Studio Block Competition Schedule wherein up to 2-3 studios can be competing in a single session. Revel staff will sanitize the marley and fog the stage on breaks throughout the competition. 

  • Depending on entry registration, Revel may add a Thursday night competition for local studios to compete their sessions. to  Competition Events may include a Thursday evening competition for one or two local studios to compete their sessions. Also, due to this Studio Block Format, Friday competition may start at 7AM in the morning and go all day. 


  • This season, each studio (dependent on available space and variation of entries) will have their own dressing rooms to eliminate co-mingling. 


Judges can determine that a routine may have been entered incorrectly, and can move it to an appropriate category. All Judges decisions are final. 

Revel Tabulators do not round down or up. Decimal places are used to ensure wide range and to avoid an abundance of ties.  


  • Revel's judging panel always includes members of its faculty. Helpful feedback and education extends beyond the classes in the video critiques provided for each routine. 





Open (any fusion of multiple styles)

Specialty (song and dance, ballroom, clogging, etc.)




Hip Hop

Broadway (Musical Theatre)


TOP OVERALL: Judges will reward overall high score placements in each age division in solo, duet/trio, small group, large group, line and production pending number of entry variety. In order for Revel to award a Top Overall Placement, there must be more than 1 entry in a given category.  

TOP REVELATION: Judges fan favorite pick in each age division, where the highest scored routine in each age division will be perform again in the Revel Remix on Sunday.  All top revelation routines will receive free entry to Revel's National Finals.

STUDIO REVELATION: Highest scoring group routine from each competing studio will receive a Studio Revelation Award.

REVELRY: Judges Special Award that prizes excellence in entertainment. 

CHOREOGRAPHY: Judges Special Award that prizes excellence in choreography. 


Please monitor your corresponding city page for specific entry limits or changes for your tour city!


 The Revel stage is 40 feet wide by 32 feet deep. In some cities, additional wing space is available. 



Revel permits the use of photo and video during workshop classes. However, flash may not be used. Revel does not permit the use of photo and video during competition. Anyone caught filming or taking photos may be asked to leave the ballroom and will not be permitted return entry. Revel offers a photo and video station where you can preview and purchase pictures and videos from the competition.

competition music

All music must be uploaded to Revel's registration software at least one week prior to the event date.   (Please be sure to have a back-up for all of your music with you at the competition via ipod).  


No dangerous props may be used during the competition. No liquids or powders are are permitted on stage.  Confetti cannons or similar devices require prior approval by REVEL.  General props are allowed, but must be taken on and off the stage quickly. It is the sole responsibility of each studio to ensure that its props are taken on and off the stage. Revel staff cannot help with props. Please do not build props backstage as this can be hazardous to the performers. For safety, props weighing over 200lbs and/or that stand above 8 feet may not be permitted on the Revel stage.  Revel reserves the final decision as to whether or not any prop is permitted on the stage.    

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