More than $7 Million Awarded in 2023

thePANEL Experience, exclusively held at REVEL Dance Convention's Nationals Finals is a unique opportunity for dancers to be seen and auditioned by a diverse group of organizations in the dance and performing arts community.  These organizations include colleges & conservatory programs, talent agencies, employers, performance companies, casting agencies, college dance teams, and training programs from all over the world.  Dancers participating in thePANEL have the opportunity to audition for tuition-based scholarships, conditional acceptance opportunities, agency meetings & representation, casting projects, employment opportunities, intensives, and other training opportunities.

There is no other opportunity like this at a dance convention to be seen by so many diverse organizations recruiting talent for their programs under one roof.  You do not want to miss thePANEL!

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Dancers and parents will gather in the hall where each of the organizations representing thePANEL will have tabletop displays set-up.  Their representatives will be eager to connect with dancers/parents to share specific information on their programs/offerings.  This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn more about each organization, but for dancers to personally introduce themselves to the organizations they are also most interested in before the audition takes place.


Dancers will learn three combinations.  These combinations will consist of ballet/contemporary, theatre jazz and commercial jazz fusion.  There may also be a Tap combination taught, as well.  Once the combinations are taught, dancers will be split into small groups, with each group having the opportunity to perform the combination for thePANEL.  Once groups have concluded, there may be specific dancers that are asked to perform again for thePANEL.  The audition will be open for Teachers to observe, however parents will be asked to exit during this time.


After the audition experience has concluded, parents will return to the hall and join their dancer for an informative and dynamic talkback session with thePANEL.  REVEL's Artistic Director will host this open forum where dancers can ask thePANEL representatives questions about various aspects of their programs, as well as important industry topics.  This session is filled with incredible guidance and knowledge about navigating your path in dance whatever that may be.


On the final day of Nationals during the Gala Dinner, each organization from thePANEL will join REVEL's Artistic Director on stage to present dancers with scholarships, acceptance offers, invites, callbacks and other awards.  Dancers will be called up to the stage to accept their awards, followed by photo opportunities with each of thePANEL organizations.  In 2023, the colleges represented on thePANEL accepted 187 dancers into their BA/BFA programs and awarded more than $7 Million in scholarships.  Additionally, hundreds of dancers received job opportunity callbacks, agency representation meetings, invites & tuition based scholarships to prestigious training programs and intensives and other opportunities to further their training.

2024 Participating Organizations

Adelphi University - University (BFA/BA)
AMDA Inc. - University (BFA/BA)
Bloc Talent Agency, Inc. - Agency
Boston Conservatory at Berklee - University (BFA/BA)
Butler University - University (BFA/BA)
California Institute of The Arts - University (BFA/BA)
Cirque du Soleil Inc. - Employer
CLI Conservatory - Training Program
Complexions Contemporary Academy - Professional Performance Company
Creative Studios by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings - Employer
Dean College - University (BFA/BA)
Disney Live Entertainment - Employer
Florida Southern College - University (BFA/BA)
Florida State University Golden Girls - University (Dance Team)
George Mason University - University (BFA/BA)
Hussian College - University (BFA/BA)
Kennesaw State University - University (BFA/BA)
LA Establishment - Training Program
Lindenwood University - University (BFA/BA)
Loyola Marymount University - University (BFA/BA)
Marymount Manhattan College - University (BFA/BA)
McDonald/Selznick Associates - Agency
Mercyhurst University - University (BFA/BA)
Montclair State University - University (BFA/BA)
Ohio State University - University (Dance Team)
Oklahoma City University - University (BFA/BA)
Point Park University - University (BFA/BA)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Employer
Rutgers University - University (BFA/BA)
Rutgers University Dance Team - University (Dance Team)
RWS Global - Casting Agency/Production
Seton Hill University - University (BFA/BA)
Slippery Rock University - University (BFA/BA)
Southern Methodist University - University (BFA/BA)
Summer Performance Workshop - Training Program
Sweetbird Productions - Casting Agency/Production
The Movement Talent Agency - Agency
Theatre Arts Preparatory School (TAPS) - Training Program
The University of Alabama - University (BFA/BA)
The University of Alabama Dance Team - University (Dance Team)
University of Arizona - University (BFA/BA)
University of Central Florida Knights - University (Dance Team)
University of Houston - University (BFA/BA)
University of Memphis - University (BFA/BA)
University of Michigan - University (BFA/BA)
University of Tampa - University (BFA/BA)
University of Tampa Spartan Scarlets - University (Dance Team)
University of the Arts - University (BFA/BA)
University of Utah - University (BFA/BA)

Past Participants:

Point Park University
University of the Arts
Purchase College
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Hussian College
The University of Alabama
University of Tampa
Dean College
Mercyhurst University
Lindenwood University
Seton Hill University
The University of Houston
The University of Utah
The University of Arizona
The University of Memphis
Kennesaw State University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
Newberry College
Rutgers University
Commercial Dance Intensive
The American Musical & Dramatic Academy
Disney Live Entertainment
RWS Entertainment Group
Creative Studios
Royal Caribbean Productions
Norwegian Cruise Line
Regent Seven Seas
Oceania Cruises
Sweetbird Productions
McDonald/Selznick Associates
The Movement Talent Agency
United Talent Agency
CLI Conservatory
Theatre Arts Preparatory School
Tribe 99
Complexions Contemporary Academy
The Space TV/Launch/The Academy
The Joffrey Workshop
LA Establishment
Summer Performance Workshop

thePANEL 2024 Tentative Schedule

  • theApplication Available: May 1st
  • theApplication Submission Deadline: June1st
  • theExpo Date: July 4th (some booths may remain open on July 5th)
  • theAudition Date: July 4th
  • theExchange Date: July 4th
  • theAwards Ceremony Date: July 6th

Requirements to Participate

  • Dancers must complete an online application (button listed below).  The application is simply used to collect information that will be provided to thePANEL (the application does not determine whether or not you can participate).  The application includes information such as name, address, email, studio, training background, GPA (if applicable), a few narrative responses, as well as provides the opportunity to list which organizations a dancer is most interested in.  Dancers must submit the application by the deadline listed in order to participate in thePANEL experience.
  • Dancers must be 12 years of age by July 1, 2024
  • Dancers must be registered for the convention at Nationals through a Studio or as an Independent
  • Dancers do NOT need to have attended a Regional event to register for the convention at Nationals/thePANEL
  • There is not a separate fee to participate in thePANEL audition workshop
  • Dancers must attend theExpo and theExchange to participate in theAudition