Our Story

Our Story

Relevé Dance Competitions

We are dedicated to providing you the opportunity, through a competitive and positive atmosphere, to develop skills that will last a lifetime. The discipline and commitment it takes to achieve better performances will carry over to every aspect of a young dancer’s life. We hope to encourge you to be a winner in all life has to offer.

Our first priority is the dancer. It is our belief that all dancers be given the opportunity to gain self-confidence and pride in their achievements, and that these experiences offer a constructive, positive influence on their growth and well-being. We offer competitions that illustrate these beliefs.

Relevé believes every dancer should experience the excitement and importance of their personal achievement and contribution. All participants will receive a participation souvenir as part of their experience at Relevé Dance Competitions.

The most important thing that participants will walk away with by attending Relevé is a feeling that their hard work and dedication towards something they love as much as dance is appreciated and enjoyed. At our events, awards are given in a way that makes everyone feel proud of what they have accomplished, regardless of the score.

Relevé Dance Competitions is a non-profit organization and is owned and operated by Lori Heaton.


Lori Heaton has been involved in dance since a very early age. She started her dance training at the age of five in Salt Lake City with Carol Brotherson. After her family moved to Cedar City, she continued training in drill, dance and gymnastics in junior high and high school. She attended SUU and was a competitive member of the SUU gymnastics team. In the 1980’s, Lori acted as Drill Advisor for Woods Cross High School, and later as Copper Hills High School Cheerleading Tumbling coach. Lori opened a dance studio in 1986, and has continued to own and maintain a tumbling studio in South Jordan. Lori has also been a local Utah dance competition judge for several years. Lori identified a need in the competition industry to provide a greater sense of self-confidence and enjoyment to dancers competiting in local competitions, so she started producing dance competitions in 1986, Champion Dance Productions, and later created Relevé Dance Competitions. She and her husband, Ingo, are actively involved parents of six children, and six grandchildren.

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