2023 Motiv8 Convention/Competition Rules, Regulations

Motiv8 is focused on the education of dance. It is the sister company of 8 National Talent Competition. The incredible Motiv8 faculty is excited to share their knowledge with dancers, teachers, and parents!

When a dancer is recognized for being inspiring in class, the instructor will present them with a "Cre8ive Artist" band. Each teacher will have a different color for the weekend. This allows dancers to be recognized for their hard work, yet at the same time continue sharing their energy with the other dancers on the dance floor.

The "Innovative Challenge" is a gr8 way to expand your creativity and make another choreographer’s movement your own.  There is a class designated to learning the combo for the innovative challenge. The challenge will take place at the beginning of the showcase on the final day.  You may enter as a solo, duet/trio or group.  There will be winners chosen for Be Open, Be True, and Be Inspired.  Registration is on a first sign-up basis as space is limited.

Motiv8 will also incorporate seminars for the dancers, teachers, parents as well as a faculty lunch chat with the dancers.

Motiv8's classes are designed to keep the focus on the dancers and help them shine.

Be Moved- ages 5-7
Be Open- ages 8-10
Be True- ages 11-13
Be Inspired- ages 14 and Over
Be Versatile- Teachers/Pro Am

  • The dancer's age is as of January 1, 2023. Dancers may dance up or down one age group for classes but must compete and do innovative challenge with their correct age group.


    Dancers will have the opportunity to audition for scholarships in the designated scholarship audition classes. Dancers auditioning for scholarship are required to audition in their correct age group. Any audition experience is a great learning experience and we encourage all dancers to participate!

    • All classes are one hour with a 5 minute break between. No in and out during class unless it's an emergency.

    • No phones in class.

    • No photos or videos during class.

    • Pictures and autographs may be done at the faculty lunch chat. Please do not ask at the end of class as this can cause the teachers to be late to their next class.

    • Motiv8 is not responsible for injuries, lost or stolen items.

    • Motiv8 has the right to use your photos and videos from the convention.

    • Motiv8 ID bracelets must be worn in all classes.

    • Motiv8 has the right to remove dancers, teachers, and parents from the convention for inappropriate conduct.