Studio Essentials Grant


Our heart has always been with studios. And Revolution has been partnering exclusively with dance studios for 25 years. Our dedication to studio owners and their businesses has inspired us to give back to the dance community.

The Studio Essentials Grant Program is a unique initiative designed to provide studio owners with grants and resources — ranging from $500 to $5,000 — that can be used for things like dance scholarships, curriculum, facility improvements, and teacher education. As a result of the 2020–2021 program, we awarded $30k in grants to 21 studios across 14 states!

As you plan your new dance season, remember that your dancers can feel good wearing Revolution to class — a brand that supports both your studio and dance communities everywhere.
The grant application window is now closed. The 2021–2022 Studio Essentials Grant recipients will be notified in the spring of 2022.


We were so pleased to be able to award grants to so many studios after the inaugural season of the Studio Essentials Grant Program. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application, and to all of our dancewear customers for supporting this program with your purchases.
Introducing the 2021 Studio Essentials Grant Recipients!
  • A Step Above School of Performing Arts, Rico Rico, AZ
  • Pahokee Dance Academy, Wellington, FL
  • Dance United, Holland, MI
  • Holmes Center for the Arts, Ltd, Dundee, IL
  • Main Street Dance Works, Charlotte, NC
  • Children's Center for Dance Education, Evansville, IN
  • Best Foot Forward, Farmington, NY
  • Hamilton Academy of the Arts, Lafayette, LA
  • Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, Kissimmee, FL
  • Debra Collier's School of Dance, Warsaw, IN
  • Royal Expressions School of Dance, Greensboro, NC
  • Dancing in the Streets Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Lejeune Dance Company, Camp Lejuene, NC
  • Paula Brown Performing Arts Center, Temple Hills, MD
  • Funk Fusion Company, Morrilton, AR
  • The Concrete Rose Dance Academy, Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Lafayette Area Gymnastics Club, Lafayette, IN
  • International Ballet Exchange, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Creative Dance Studio, Johnstown, NY
  • Pirouettes School of Ballet, Goodlettsville, TN
  • Kinderdance and Fitness Hill Country, Austin, TX


Every purchase counts.

Every Revolution Dancewear item purchased helps to grow the Studio Essentials Grant fund. Dancewear that gives back.

Together, we give!

The more studios get involved, the more the grant program grows. Set your dress codes, outfit your dancers, grow your studio's revenue and the grant fund at the same time!

Studios benefit, dance wins.

Our Studio Essential Grants are awarded annually to dance programs and studios across North America!



Our new Studio Essentials Grant Program is a unique initiative designed to provide studio owners with grants and resources ranging from $500 to $5,000 that can be used for things like dance scholarships, facility improvements, and teacher education.


Dancewear that looks good and does good! A portion of all Revolution Dancewear sales will fund the Studio Essentials Grant program. Your dancers can feel good wearing Revolution to class a brand that supports both your studio and dance communities everywhere.  


Thank you for selling dancewear that gives back! We've created promotional materials that you can download to let your dance parents know their money is going to a good place. Not only are they supporting a local business by purchasing dancewear at your studio, they are helping to fund dance education across North America!


The 2021 – 2022 Studio Essentials Grant Committee will be announced soon!

The 2021–2022 Studio Essentials Grant application period is now closed. Apply next year from July to October of 2022.


What is the Studio Essentials Grant Program?  
A grant created and funded by Revolution Dancewear with the intention of supporting and growing the dance studio industry in North America. Revolution is donating a portion of our profits from the sale of Revolution Dancewear, with a minimum commitment of $25,000 going to fund the 2021-2022 Studio Essentials Grant Program.  


What is the amount of the awarded grants?  
Grants vary in size from $500 to $5,000. The Grant Committee determines the amount to award for each grant.  


Who is eligible to apply?  
Applicants must be a verified dance business/association with dance students currently enrolled in classes in the US, Canada (excluding Quebec), or Puerto Rico. For a complete list of all the eligibility requirements, consult the application form.


When will the grants be awarded?  
Grants are expected to be awarded by the end of April 2022.


How many grants will be awarded?  
The individual amount and number of the grants distributed is determined by the size of the Studio Essentials Grant Fund at the end of the application period (October 31, 2021).

How are grants funded?  
Revolution Dancewear is contributing a portion of the proceeds from every dancewear product you buy. Revolution guarantees a minimum of $25,000 to the 2021-2022 Studio Essentials Grant—but with your help, the fund grows beyond that. The more dancers that wear Revolution Dancewear at your studio, the more money we invest back into the dance community.  


What can the grants be used for?  
There is essentially no limit to the creative ways in which grant money can be used. The following examples aren’t intended to limit the scope of what you can do; only to help you get started:

Dance Scholarships

  • Award a year’s tuition to a deserving student or a new dance family
  • Fund a competition student’s fees
  • Help out one of your dance families in need

Educational Opportunities  

  • Attend a business conference
  • Fund teacher certifications
  • Purchase new curriculum

Facility Improvements  

  • Replace your dance floor
  • Update your computer system
  • Refresh your waiting or changing areas

Or something else, such as... 

  • Offer free classes to your community
  • Organize a new community performance opportunity

Grant recipients are required to use grant money for the purpose stated in their applications.


Who decides which grants are awarded?  
All grant applications are reviewed by the Grant Committee. This Committee is solely responsible for determining grant recipients and grant value based on impact, diversity, plan for use and overall application.


How are grant recipients selected?  
The Grant Committee selects recipients based on need and impact of the proposed initiative, with a diverse set of demographic and socioeconomic factors in mind so that the program impacts the dance community in a meaningful way.


When are the applications due?  
Applicants must submit an official application between July 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. Grant winners must share the result of their grant/finished product to be eligible for future grants (in subsequent years of the program).


How are grants taxed?  
Winners may be subject to federal and state income taxes depending on your state and particular business structure. For grants to be tax-free, certain restrictions and limitations may apply. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the potential tax implications for your business.


Can I apply for more than one grant?  
Applicants can apply for one grant per application period (July 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021). One application per dance studio/program only.


How do I apply?
The application window for 2022 grants closed October 31, 2021. Please check back in July of 2022 for the next application window.


Click here to review Studio Essentials Grant Program terms and conditions.


Thank you so much for all you are doing. As a studio owner and a member of the dance community for 45 years, it is greatly appreciated."





Mechanicville, NY

I have been a Revolution Customer for over 10 years, I can't say enough positive things about the shoes and dancewear available. Selling dancewear at my studio makes it a one-stop-shop for our dance families. The Revolution brand continues to evolve for the constant evolving dance studio industry."



Scituate, MA

Thank you Revolution Dancewear for the great design and attention to details and Suzanne Gerety for all you do for our dance community. The past couple months have been hard! But being part of a dance community and family that has pulled together and supported each other makes me so happy."


Pembroke Pines, FL