Competition
2022 - 2023

Competition Fees & Time Limits

Category
Fee
Time Limit
# of Dancers
Solo
$145
3 Minutes
1
Duo/Trio
$75
3 Minutes
2 - 3
Small Group
$55
3 - 4 Minutes
4 - 9
Large Group
$55
3 - 4 Minutes
10 - 17
Line
$55
3 - 4 Minutes
18 - 29
Production
$55
5 - 6 Minutes
30+
  • ALL FEES ARE PER DANCER PER ROUTINE.
  • IF ROUTINES ARE OVER THE TIME LIMITS LISTED ABOVE, STUDIOS MUST PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TIME UPON REGISTERING. THE FEE IS $15 PER DANCER PER MINUTE. THESE ROUTINES MUST BE REGISTERED PRIOR THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFIC CITY EVENT DATE.

Age Divisions

Division
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Age
Senior
$145
15+
Teen
$75
12 - 14
Junior
$55
9 -11
Mini
$55
5 - 8
  • Age is calculated as of the first of the current calendar year.
  • Soloists over the age of 18 are eligible for adjudication only.

Performance Divisions

Division
Style
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Ballet
Classical Ballet Technique in Ballet or Pointe Shoes
Jazz
Any Jazz Technique Set to Uptempo Music
Tap
Tap Technique Varying from Swing to Stomp
Contemporary
Fusion of Styles with Emphasis on Modern Technique
Lyrical
Fusion of Jazz & Ballet with Emphasis on Mood or Tone
Broadway
Any Routine Interpreting a Song from a Musical
Hip Hop
A Hip Hop Technique or a Mix of Commercial Street Styles
Acro
A Mix of Dance Movement or Acrobatic Tricks
Speciality
Ballroom, Clogging, Ethnic, Song & Dance, etc.
Open
Routines with Any Combination of the Above Styles

Judges can determine that a routine may have been entered incorrectly, and can move it to appropriate division.

Judging Criteria

Criteria
Criteria
Criteria
Points
Technique
Skill, level, and execution of everything from foundational techniques to extension, turnout, pirouettes, jumps and alternative tricks
50
Dynamics
Skill, level, and execution of style embellishments, use of plie, range of motion and complex layering of choreography
20
Musicality
Skill, level, and understanding the artistic expression of the particular dance genre in connection to the music choice, rhythm of motion, footwork and textures/shading of choreography
10
Performance
Understanding the music and story arc within the song choice and conveying that energy, mood and story throughout the routine as well as the incorporation of blocking, formations, lifts, partnering, expression and use of stage
10
Overall Impression
The culmination of how a performance is received by the judges, which includes age appropriate movement and music, costuming, choreography and presentation
10

Teacher Judge

Revel offers a fourth judge to the competition judging panel in most cities. Independent from the other three judges who are scoring routines, this fourth judge provides exclusive and direct feedback to the studio owner, teacher and/or choreographer. This may include costuming, age appropriate music and choreography, prop usage, story development, as well as, suggestions for staging, formations, confidence, engagement, interaction, connection, and performance. While the fourth judge or "teacher judge"  does not score the routines, they may provide additional clarity on topics not addressed by the other three judges.

Safety & Security


‍REVEL is one of only three Certified Events by Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD). This means that our team has undergone significant training in the areas of Safety & Wellness for young dancers, and are responsible for upholding the standards set forth by YPAD.  These standards include, but are not limited to background checks for all Faculty & Staff, staff being certified in CPR and First Aid, and ensuring policies and procedures uphold REVEL's inclusive, equitable, and family-friendly environment.  While attending REVEL, studios should expect convention classes with age-appropriate music and movement choices.  REVEL expects the same from attending studios in terms of performances on the competition stage.  We believe that as a community everyone can work together to create positive progress in the competitive dance industry.  For more information on REVEL's certification through YPAD, please contact our Customer Experience Team.

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Spectators: Revpass

Revel is excited to introduce our new Competition and Remix Closing Show called Spectator Pass. Because Revel Events take place in public spaces, we are adding this new level of security/safety to ensure that ONLY friends and family of participating dancers are able to gain access to the audience. Safety is at the core of what we do.  Any spectator (parents, family, and friends) viewing the Competition or Remix Closing Show in-person must have a REVPASS to enter the main stage ballroom.  Participating dancers and studio staff do not need a REVPASS. A REVPASS is essentially a ticket to the show, just like you would have to enter a theatre performance or movie, and are FREE. Obtaining the REVPASS is very easy. Prior to their Revel Event, studios will receive instructions and an exclusive link in a PDF document. They will then forward the PDF with instructions to their dance families planning to attend the Competition and/or Remix Closing Show. The link will take spectators to a landing page where they will be able to select a number of tickets which will then be emailed to them with a unique barcode. Once a REV-PASS barcode is scanned at the Mainstage Ballroom door entrance, each spectator will be given a wristband which will be used to reenter the Mainstage Ballroom for the remainder of the weekend during the Competition and Remix Closing Show. REVPASS Spectator Wristbands can not be used to observe convention classes.

General Rules & Regulations

  • To compete at Revel a dancer must be registered for the convention.
  • Teachers and professional dancers are not permitted to compete.
  • Admission to Revel competition is absolutely free. All registered attendees as well as families, teachers and studio staff are welcome to watch the competition.
  • Choreographers and attendees automatically give permission to Revel to use all photo and video for advertising and publicity.
  • Competition fees must be received before event's early bird deadline to avoid a 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.  
  • There are no refunds for competition fees.
  • 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.
  • If a routine is choreographed by a scheduled Revel Judge, that Judge will sit out during said routine and another Revel Faculty will judge that routine.
  • Entry limits will vary by event. Please see corresponding city page for specific entry limits for your tour city.

Additional Information

Friday Competition

Friday competition start times may vary. In some cities, solos could be expected to start as early as 7am. However, depending on registration variety, there is also a chance that Small & Large Groups can take the stage on Friday evening.

Sold Out Competition

In most cities, Revel will sell out prior to the discount deadline. Unless a studio has made an early deposit or reservation, payment in full is the only guarantee of competition registration

Scores & Critiques

Scores & Critiques will be available in your registration studio portal following the event.

Photo & Video

Revel permits the use of photo and video during workshop classes. However, flash photography 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. Competition photos and videos are available online.

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).

Revel Stage

The Revel Stage is generally 40 feet wide and 28 feet deep and includes wingspace. In some cities, chandeliers may impact the total available ceiling clearance.