NATIONALS

ORLANDO, FL

JUNE 29-JULY 3, 2022

HOST VENUE/HOTEL

WYNDHAM ORLANDO RESORT INTERNATIONAL DRIVE

8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
407.351.2420

 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK CUT OFF: 5/29/22
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK RATE: $139 PER NIGHT

***RESORT FEE OF $20/NIGHT WAIVED FOR ROOM BLOCK RESERVATIONS***

WELCOME PACKET


2022 NATIONALS EVENTS & EXTRAS


REVEL RALLY
A themed kick off Welcome Party Event for all our attendees, dance families, studio staff and Revel faculty. The 2022 Nationals Revel Rally is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29th, following the first day of competition.

PRO REVELER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION SHOWDOWN
National Title Competition where our 21-22 Pro Revelers compete their solos, scheduled on Tuesday,  June 28th, the day before our Nationals Competition begins.

TEACHER MEET-N-MINGLE
An event during Nationals where attending Studio Owners and Teachers join Revel Faculty and Staff for a night on the town, including dinner and entertainment. Our 2022 Teacher Meet-n-Mingle is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd after the last session of competition.

TEACHER CLASSES
Revel will host complimentary teacher classes and seminars for teachers and studio owners in attendance at Nationals. See schedule forthcoming.

THE PANEL
A two hour audition class for dancers ages 15 and up, where industry leaders and institutions audition dancers for college acceptances, scholarships, casting opportunities, job offers, etc. Participating parties and participation instructions will be announced soon.

YOUTH PROTECTION ADVOCATES IN DANCE SEMINAR
Attending Parents and Studio Staff  are invited to participate in an industry-wide discussion with YPAD leaders helping to keep our dancers safe and healthy.  

REVEL NATIONALS POOL PARTY
Pending weather, Revel will host a pool party for its' Nationals attendees on the last day of the event prior to the Rev Carpet and Gala Closing Show. 

REVEL UP WARM UP
An explosive 30 minute Nationals Warm Up and Welcome Show that will be held on the first day of classes to get all dancers ready to revel and introduce our Nationals Revel Family. 

revelation icon special guest 
Our special guest who is an icon in the entertainment industry will be in attendance to receive their 2022 Revelation Icon Award. Revelation Icon Guest will be announced soon. 

THE REV CARPET
A ticketed Formal Pre-Closing Show Event with dancer interviews and professional photography. 

NATIONALS GALA CLOSING SHOW
Enjoy dinner and beverages as you watch and/or perform in Revel's  Gala Closing Show, which includes Faculty Performances, Pro Performances, Award Announcements and more! Tickets to this year's Gala Closing Show will go on sale soon. 


  

CONVENTION AGES & FEES

LEVEL

AGE

FEE

LATE FEE

SENIOR

15 +

$300

$20

TEEN

12 - 14

$300

$20

JUNIOR

9 - 11

$300

$20

MINI

5 - 8

$275

$20

TEACHER (DANCER)

N/A

$175

$20

OBSERVER

N/A

$75

$10

Age is calculated as of the first of the current calendar year. The above age levels are guidelines to the Revel experience. Each dancer will be issued a wristband that reflects their assigned ballroom for class and gives them access to that room only. Studio directors and staff are more than welcome to move dancers to a different level for convention. This can be done in the registration portal.
 

COMPETITION FEES & TIME LIMITS

CATEGORY

FEE

TIME LIMITS

# DANCERS

SOLO

$135

3 MINS

1

DUO/TRIO

$75

3 MINS

2-3

SMALL GROUP

$55

3-4 MINS

4-9

LARGE GROUP

$55

3-4 MINS

10-17

LINE

$55

3-4 MINS

18-24

PRODUCTION

$55

5-8 MINS

25 +

All fees are per dancer per routine.

COMPETITION AGE DIVISIONS

AGE DIVISIONS

AGE DIVISION

AGE

AGE DIVISIONS

SENIOR

15 +

AGE DIVISIONS

TEEN

12 - 14

AGE DIVISIONS

JUNIOR

9 - 11

AGE DIVISIONS

MINI

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

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 - 289.9

PLATINUM

268 - 279.9

HI GOLD

255 - 267.9

GOLD

240 - 254.9

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

 

NATIONALS AWARDS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award dancers with Special Awards that prize excellence in a variety of dance elements.

CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award excellence in choreography.  

TOP OVERALL AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award overall high score placements in each age division and category.  Nationals Top Overall 1st-3rd place will receive Revel Cash and a Nationals trophy. 

REVELER OF THE YEAR (TITLE) - MINI/JUNIOR/TEEN/SENIOR

Solo Top Overall 1st-3rd place dancers will be announced during their regularly scheduled competition awards session in no particular order. They will receive Reveler of the Year Finalist Awards and will be announced at the Closing Show Gala as contenders for National Title Reveler of the Year - Mini, Junior, Teen and Senior. Prize is cash and a Nationals Trophy.

TOP style AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award the highest scoring routine 11 & Under and 12 & Up in each Style, regardless of category.  

 

TOP REVELATION AWARDS

Revel's Judges Pick Award - going to a group, line, production in each age division. Top Revelation Winners at nationals will receive Revel Cash as well as get to re-perform their winning dance in the Gala Closing Show. 

 

TOP showmanship AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award the most entertaining routine 11 & Under and 12 & Up - eligible are groups, lines and productions. Top Showmanship will also receive Revel Cash. 

The REVELRY AWARD

The Revelry Award will go to the studio who displays the most versatility at Nationals.  Revelry Winner will also receive Revel Cash. 

STUDIO REVELATION AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award the each studio with their highest scoring group, line or production routine. Studio Revelations will also receive Revel Cash.

PRO REVELER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Revel Faculty and Judges will award a female and male Pro National Title Winner. Dancers who have completed their Pro Reveler Faculty Assistant Season will be applicable to compete and audition for PROTY 2022. Award comes with a cash prize and Pro Program Opportunities. 

TOP STUDIO AWARD

Revel Faculty and Judges will award the highest scoring Top Revelation Winner from the Nationals event with our coveted Top Studio Award 2022. Award will come with a plaque and a cash prize. 

 


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.

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.