Awards

Adjudicated Awards

Relevé judges are comprised of professional caliber studio directors, instructors, artistic coordinators, and performing dance professionals. Each judge is highly qualified and trained to objectively critique, in a variety of genres, while remaining sensitive to the various skill levels represented by dancers’ differing ages. A panel of three judges, two artistic and one technical, adjudicates each entry. Routines will be adjudicated against a point system. The point system can fluctuate to balance each competition in regards to different judges and competitiors. By doing so this will ensure that each dancer will have a positive experience and receive a more accurate evaluation of their performance at that particular competition.

With this score system, multiple Purple Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond & White Diamond(highest) adjudication awards may be presented within each age division for each category of competition. Three Audio/Video Critiques for each routine will be avaliable on our website. You may access these files by logging in to your account following each award ceremony. All critiques and scores are confidential to the dancer and teacher. Judges’ decisions are final.

Awards will be determined in proportion to the number of competitors.

All Purple Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond or White Diamond (highest) rated entries are eligible to compete at Nationals.

All dancers will receive a participation award at our regional and national competitions.

Each routine will receive a Purple Diamond, Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond, or White Diamond (highest) rating based on an adjudicated point system.

If any routine receives a point score between 298-300 they will receive the Black Diamond rating and will receive an exclusive award.

Duo/Trios are ajudicated based on Skill Level only and not on Age.

All Soloists and each Duet/Trio dancer will receive an award and must be present at their award ceremony to receive the award.

Solo High Point Awards

Solo Royalty is given to each age within each skill level. If there are more than 20 Competitiors in an age and skill division there will be more attendents added to the Royalty. The same solo contestant cannot place more than once for overall high point awards in the same Competition.

    • Petite Royalty – Queen, 1st attendant, 2nd attendant, and 3rd attendant
    • Mini Royalty – Queen, 1st attendant, 2nd attendant, and 3rd attendant
    • Junior Royalty – Queen, 1st attendant, 2nd attendant, and 3rd attendant
    • Teen Royalty – Queen, 1st attendant, 2nd attendant, and 3rd attendant
    • Senior Royalty – Queen, 1st attendant, 2nd attendant, and 3rd attendant

Team High Point Awards

Team High Point awards* will be given in each age and skill level. *Minimum numbers of routines are required in each division to award all places. We never combine age or skill level divisions. A representative from the studio must be present on stage during awards to be eligible for High Point Awards. All cash prizes will be awarded to the Dance Studio. TEACHERS AND ADULT dancers are not eligible for High Point Awards. Dancers must be in costume or team uniform during award ceremonies.

    • Petite – Overall High Point, Judge’s Choreography Artistic Award, Judge’s Technical Award, Judge’s Showmanship Award, Skill Level High Point, Diamond Placement High Point
    • Mini – Overall High Point, Judge’s Choreography Artistic Award, Judge’s Technical Award, Judge’s Showmanship Award, Skill Level High Point, Diamond Placement High Point
    • Junior – Overall High Point, Judge’s Choreography Artistic Award, Judge’s Technical Award, Judge’s Showmanship Award, Skill Level High Point, Diamond Placement High Point
    • Teen – Overall High Point, Judge’s Choreography Artistic Award, Judge’s Technical Award, Judge’s Showmanship Award, Skill Level High Point, Diamond Placement High Point
    • Senior – Overall High Point, Judge’s Choreography Artistic Award, Judge’s Technical Award, Judge’s Showmanship Award, Skill Level High Point, Diamond Placement High Point

Cash Awards

Each year Relevé awards over $40,000 in Cash Awards. A Relevé Gift Card will be given in the Petite, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior Divisions for each Team size as follows: Solo, Duo/Trio, Team and Production.

High Point Cash Award for Solos

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

An exclusive large trophy will be awarded to the soloist in each age group receiving the highest overall score. If a contestant performs multiple solos, only the highest scoring one will count towards the overall awards.

Relevé Overall High Point Team Awards

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

An exclusive large trophy will be awarded to the team in each age group receiving the highest overall score.

Relevé High Point Production Number Awards

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

An exclusive large trophy will be awarded to the studio receiving the highest overall production number score.

Exclusive Awards

The Exclusive Awards will be presented throughout the competition. The Choreography Artistic, Technical, and Showmanship Awards are presented during the awards for each age group. The Relevé White Diamond and Sportsmanship Awards will be presented at the last awards ceremony of the competition. A representative from the studio must be present on stage during awards to be eligible for Exclusive Awards. Dancers must be in costume or team uniform during award ceremonies.

Black Diamond Award

An exclusive award given to routines that receives a point value of 298 or higher.

Regionals – Receives an award and a Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Receives an award and a Relevé Gift Card

Choreography Artistic Award

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

Technical Award

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

Showmanship Award

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

Sportsmanship Award

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

Nationals – Relevé Gift Card

Relevé White Diamond Award

Regionals – Relevé Gift Card

An exclusive award will be given to the studio with the highest combined points of the competition and shows amazing sportsmanship like conduct. To determine the combined points, add total points including solos, duo/trios and teams of the studio and divide by the number of routines. The winning studio must have a minimum of 10 group routines. (Small competition minimum will be determined by Relevé Director.) Winner will receive a $500 gift card towards a future Relevé Event.

Nationals Relevé White Diamond Award

An exclusive award will be given to the studio with the highest combined points of the competition and shows amazing sportsmanship like conduct. To determine the combined points, add total points including solos, duo/trios and teams of the studio and divide by the number of routines. The winning studio must have a minimum of 10 group routines. (Small competition minimum will be determined by Relevé Director.) Winner will receive a $1000 gift card towards a future Relevé Event.