PERFORMANCE DIVISIONS

BALLET

CLASSICAL BALLET TECHNIQUE IN SLIPPERS 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

HIP HOP TECHNIQUE OR A MIX OF COMMERCIAL STREET STYLES

ACRO

A MIX OF DANCE MOVEMENT & ACROBATIC TRICKS

SPECIALTY

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

POINTS

TECHNIQUE

50

DYNAMICS

20

MUSICALITY

10

PERFORMANCE

10

OVERALL IMPRESSION

10

ADJUDICATED AWARDS

AWARD

POINTS

ULTIMATE

290-300

HI PLATINUM

280 - 289

PLATINUM

268 - 279

HI GOLD

255 - 267

GOLD

240 - 254

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

 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

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 regardless of age division. Top Revelation Winners will get to re-perform in the Revel Remix Closing Show on Sunday and receive free entry to the National Finals.

REVELRY: Judges Special Award that prizes excellence in entertainment. 

CHOREOGRAPHY: Judges Special Award that prizes excellence in choreography. 

 


GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS

-To compete at Revel a dancer must be registered for the entire convention.

-All competition entries must be registered under a studio. Independent entries are no longer permitted to compete a solo.

-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 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.

-Need additional time - purchase up to 3 additional minutes of time for any registered groups through your registration. The fee is $10 per dancer per minute.

FRIDAY COMPETITION

Friday competition start times may vary. In some cities, solos and duo/trios could be expected to compete as early as 8am. 

SOLD OUT COMPETITION

In most cities, Revel competition will sell out prior to the early bird deadline. Unless a studio has made a reservation and deposit, payment in full is the only gaurantee of your entries. 

PHOTO AND VIDEO

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. Competition photos and videos are available online at dance bug.com.

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).  

PROPS

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.  

SCORES AND CRITIQUES

Scores and critiques will be sent via email to studio's registration contact no later than Monday night following the event.

 

REVEL STAGE

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

COMPETITION 2021-2022 

COMPETITION FEES & TIME LIMITS

CATEGORY

FEE

TIME LIMITS

# DANCERS

SOLO

$130

3 MINS

1

DUO/TRIO

$70

3 MINS

2-3

SMALL GROUP

$50

3-4 MINS

4-9

LARGE GROUP

$50

3-4 MINS

10-17

LINE

$50

3-4 MINS

18-24

PRODUCTION

$50

5-8 MINS

25 +

All fees are per dancer per routine.

AGE DIVISIONS

AGE DIVISION

AGE

SENIOR

15  +

TEEN

12 - 14

JUNIOR

9 - 11

MINI

5 - 8

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