Judges can determine that a routine may have been entered incorrectly, and can move it to appropriate division.
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.
REVEL is one of only three events Certified 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.
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.
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.
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 will be available in your registration studio portal following the event.
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.
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).
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.