SPARKS Division  Average age: 5-7
MINI Division  Average age: 8-10

JUNIOR Division  Average age: 11-12
TEEN Division Average age: 13-15
SENIOR Division  Average age: 16-19

**If a routine has a dancer who is 20+ as of January 1st, 2017, the routine will be placed in the Adult Division and will be judged for adjudicated awards only.  
**All Ages are as of January 1, 2017** 

To determine the average age of an entry, add all the ages together and divide by the total number of dancers in the routine. All averages are to be rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if a routine average age is 15.6, you would drop the decimal. Therefore, the routine would compete in the Teen (13-15) age category. 

By the rule, the average age of each entry may not drop more than one age division below the age of the oldest dancer in the entry, regardless of the actual average age. For example, if an entry contains dancers ranging in age from 7-18, the entry may not compete in a division younger than the Teen (13-15) age category (one division younger than the oldest dancer, 18 years old). If a routine is placed in the incorrect category (age division, style, etc.), Revive reserves the right to adjust it at any time. 

* Mini and Junior rooms may be combined in some cities.

*Teen and Senior rooms may be combined in some cities

The ages listed above are age guidelines for placement of students. Please remember all workshop and scholarship ages are as of January 1, 2017. A Studio Director or Teacher may decide to place a particular student by ability at their own discretion. If a Teacher decides to change a student’s level, changes must be made within the first two workshop classes of the convention. Please notify the Revive Registration Desk of a level change to receive a new wristband. Students will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees for level upgrades if applicable. There are no refunds for downgrades. The age level the student participates in class is the age level they must audition. 

Entries will be categorized by the genre that most closely represents the movement.

  • TAP:  Routine that consists of Tap technique. Tap shoes only.
  • JAZZ:  Routine that consists of primarily Jazz technique. 
  • CONTEMPORARY:  Routine that consists of a combination of Jazz and Lyrical techniques. 
  • LYRICAL: Routine that consists of a combination of Jazz and Ballet techniques incorporating balance, control, and interpretation. 
  • BALLET:  Routine that consists of Ballet or Pointe techniques (must include classical steps and movement). 
  • HIP-HOP: Routine that consists of stylistic movement of the urban element. 
  • MUSICAL THEATRE: Routine that consists of dramatic interpretation. 
  • BALLROOM: Routine that consists of core elements of ballroom repertoire showcasing Traditional or Latin techniques. 
  • OPEN: Routine that consists of any dance style or combination of dance styles not listed above. 
Revive High-Five:
In addition to the adjudicated awards, the top five overall high score winners will be awarded in each age division (Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, & Senior) in the following competition categories: Solo, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, Line/Production. 

Heart Stopper: Awarded to the overall highest scoring group routine of ALL age divisions at each regional competition. The routine selected will be awarded $500 Revive Competition Dollars to be used at one of the 2017 National Dance Honors events. 

Studio Rush: Awarded to the highest scoring routine from each studio for 12 & Under and 13 & Over. Note: Only studios with a minimum of 5 group routines are eligible for the Studio Rush award.

Choreography Awards: Chosen by the Revive Faculty for best overall choreography in a group performance for the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions in each city. 

Entertainment Awards: Chosen by the Revive Faculty for best overall group performance for the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions in each city. 

Technique Awards: Chosen by the Revive Faculty for best overall technique in a group performance for the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions in each city. 

Diversity Award: Chosen by the Revive Faculty, this award is for the most diverse studio of the weekend in all styles of dance.

Sportsmanship Award: The studio with the best overall sportsmanship during classes and competition chosen by the Revive Staff.

Genre Awards: Chosen by the Revive faculty, this group award is given for outstanding representation in any one genre for 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions in each city.  

The Revue: The top scoring group routines from each age division (Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior) will be eligible for The Revue Champion. The total of eligible routines will be based on the total number of entries in the competition. Each studio will be allowed ONE group routine in each age division. All Finalists will be announced at the close of each awards ceremony. Our esteemed panel of judges will then select 1 Revue Champion in both the 12 & Under and 13 & Over age divisions. Note: Limit one per studio per age division. Up to 5 routines per age division will be represented. 

Fan Favorite: For each city, all Studio Rush routines will be featured on the big screen for the audience to vote for their favorite routines via social media. You are in the driver’s seat to select the Fan Favorite. The routine that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded the Fan Favorite.

General props are permitted, but must be taken on and off the stage within two minutes. Each studio is responsible for the setup and removal of their props. It is the responsibility of each studio to have a cleanup crew to remove any objects left on stage. Extended prop set-up and tear-down time will result in 1 point deduction per judge for that routine. 

  • There are restrictions in certain cities regarding the size and weight of props. Please check with Revive before submitting large prop entries.  
  • Damage caused by props or performances may be subject to fines. 
  • Props declared dangerous by Revive based on height, weight, and stability may not perform.
  • The use of certain substances including, baby powder, paint, liquids or similar substances are absolutely not allowed during any performance.
  • No live animals or pyrotechnics.
  • Please Note: Violations to the above rules will result in the routine being ineligible for awards and the routine will be announced for adjudication ONLY. 

Disqualification Clause

Revive reserves the right to disqualify any routine(s) that are in violation of our competition rules and regulations including, but not limited to video/photo rules, inappropriate costumes and/or content, unauthorized props, and time limits.


  • All competing dancers and their Teachers must be registered for the entire workshop at the city in which they are competing. Names, ages, and date of birth of ALL the dancers must appear on studio entry form or it will not be accepted. 
  • All ages are as of January, 1st 2017. All dancers must be prepared to present proof of age if requested. 
  • All competition fees are per person, per entry.
  • Please send separate checks submitted together for convention fees and competition fees, made payable to Revive Dance Convention. Payments received less than 30 days prior to the event are subject to FULL TUITION FEES.
  • Revive accepts domestic US bank checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders. A charge of $35 applies to all returned checks.
  • All mail-in competition entries must be postmarked 30 days prior to the convention. 
  • All entries are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Timely postmark does not guarantee acceptance of entries.
  • The deadline for competition changes is one week (7 days) prior to the convention. No changes will be accepted after this date.
  • Names and ages of all dancers must appear on the entry form for each competition number. Incomplete registration forms will NOT be accepted. Every competition dancer must be prepared to present proof of age if requested.
  • Only 25 competition numbers allowed per studio. Of the 25 competition numbers, a maximum of 5 solo entries per studio (limit 1 solo per dancer) are allowed unless authorized by Revive. Revive reserves the right to waive maximum entries allowed per studio if competition time permits additional entries.
  • Independent soloists are subject to availability by Revive.
  • Solos and Duo/Trios do not need to pre-qualify regionally to compete at the National Dance Honors events. Subject to availability. 
  • Studios and dancers are welcome to compete in more than one regional event. However, group routines that are awarded The Revue Champion at one regional city may not be re-entered in another city.
  • If a Teacher (any age) or Professional (20+) performs with a group, that group will be judged for adjudication only and is not eligible for the Overall Awards or The Revue.
  • All routines must perform in the scheduled competition order unless a Revive Stage Manager grants permission otherwise.  
  • Competing dancers should be ready 90 minutes prior to their scheduled competition time. If the competition runs ahead of schedule, each dancer will be expected to perform early.
  • The performance stage size varies based on venue and can range from approximately 30’x40’ to 40’x60’ (stage dimensions may or may not include wing space). Exact stage dimensions will be available one week prior to the event. 
  • In the event that a dancer does not complete a routine, that routine will only be allowed to re-compete on a case-by-case basis.
  • At no time can any person or any thing be thrown or tossed off the stage. 
  • Revive reserves the right to change all rules and regulations at any time without notice.



Revive competition is intended to provide a supportive and comfortable environment where dancers can showcase their talents and receive constructive critiques to enhance their skills from the Revive Faculty. Revive will have a Reverse Schedule: Saturdays will start with competition and then transition into classes and auditions. Revive understands that your time is valuable, so we limit the amount of competition entries to maximize time for classes. 
2018-2019 TOUR



Music can be submitted one of three ways:

Music Upload (preferred): Music may be submitted on your online registration from start of registration until two days before the event.
USB Flash Drives: Music files must begin with Entry Number, Routine Name and Studio Name. USB Flash Drives must be submitted at time of Check-In.
CD: Only one song is allowed per CD and must be labeled with Entry Number, Routine Name and Studio Name. CDs must be submitted at time of Check-In. Please have a back-up of your music on a CD in case it is needed.  

Scoring is done on an adjudicated point scale by 3 judges, each scoring a total of 100 points. In the event of a tie, scores will be broken by first, Technique score; second, Execution score; and third, Judges’ poll.  Any choreography that is not considered age appropriate by the panel of judges will have 1 point deducted by each judge and possible disqualification. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL. Scoring percentages are as follows:

  • Technique: 40%
  • Execution: 35%
  • Showmanship: 15%
  • Choreography & Musicality: 10%    

Adjudication is as follows:

  • Ultimate Platinum: 291-300
  • Platinum: 281-290
  • High Gold: 271-280
  • Gold: 261-270
  • High Silver: 251-260
  • Silver: 240-250