Revive Retreat

June 25-27, 2020

Ballet 5:8’s Revive Retreat is a powerful weekend of refreshment, relationship and revival for professional dancers! The three-day event is designed to provide rest, revitalization and renewed passion amid the physically and emotionally demanding lifestyle of a professional performer. The retreat provides time and space for dancers from all backgrounds to experience spiritual and emotional refreshment through ballet and modern classes, prayer and worship, and keynote and breakout sessions on a variety of pertinent topics.


During Revive, speakers share from their vast experience in the professional dance world, providing insight on the challenges of caring for oneself mentally, spiritually, nutritionally and emotionally in the highly intense field of professional dance. Carefully crafted classes including ballet, modern, and Christian Yoga taught by retreat speakers give dancers space to reconnect with their passion for dance, care for their bodies and recover the joy that first drew them into the profession. The retreat is based from a Christian worldview, but dancers from all backgrounds are welcome to attend.

"The retreat was very encouraging in all aspects of being a professional dancer. Physically helpful from taking classes with master teachers, intellectually beneficial with relevant seminars and spiritually fulfilling with the worship sessions."

Who Should Attend Revive?

Revive is designed specifically for professional dancers of any position or ranking, ages 18 and older. Revive is appropriate for dancers performing in full-time or part-time capacities, in both small and large companies, as well as dancers in trainee and college level training programs. Based on Ballet 5:8’s style basis in ballet, Revive focuses on dancers with at least some background in classical and contemporary ballet, but any dancers from any background who feel the need for refreshment and revitalization between performing seasons are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Why Should I Attend Revive?

  1. Get refreshment and find renewed passion through a weekend of rest and encouragement.

  2. Learn practical strategies from seasoned directors and former professional dancers on maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health throughout busy, stressful performing seasons.

  3. Connect with other professional dancers who experience similar challenges navigating an intensive profession.

“It was such a blessing to connect with other dancers who love Jesus and I feel refreshed and ready to head into the biggest performance of my season... I gained valuable insights into how to foster a long and healthy career.”


Revive features a mix of keynote sessions by featured speakers, and breakout sessions where you’ll get to choose your session out of a few different options based on your area of interest. The full schedule and breakout session pre-registration will be emailed to registrants closer to the date of the conference.

  • Thursday, June 25 | 7:00-9:30pm

  • Friday, June 26 | 8:30am-9:30pm

  • Saturday, June 27 | 8:30am-5:00pm

(Schedule and times subject to change)

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  • Early-Bird Registration:
    $100 through November 30

  • Standard Registration:
    $150 through April 30

  • Late Registration:
    $175 beginning May 1

  • Group Registration:
    $15 off each attendee for groups of three or more (applies to Standard and Late Registration only)


Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?
Attendees should be at least 18 years of age.

Where is Revive held?
Ballet 5:8 studios in Orland Park, IL.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Shuttle service will be available between the event and recommended hotels. Free parking is also available.

How big is Revive?
This is an intimate conference limited to just 20 attendees! You'll have the opportunity to talk with other participants as well as featured speakers between sessions and during meals.

What can I bring into the event?
Whatever you need! Attendees are encouraged to bring water, a notebook, and both casual and dance attire.

Are meals provided?
Yes, lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday are provided as part of your registration. We are able to accommodate many dietary restrictions including gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian (make sure to list your preference on your registration).

Is partial/single day registration available?
At this time only full event registration is available.

Do I need to be a Christian to attend?
No, everyone is welcome! Just know that the speakers will be approaching topics from a Christian viewpoint.

Is Ballet 5:8 affiliated with a particular Christian denomination?
No, Ballet 5:8 and Revive are not affiliated with and do not endorse any particular Christian denomination.

Will I be expected to participate in times of prayer and worship?
This is not required - you are welcome to participate in whichever sessions you're comfortable with.

What's the refund policy?
Refund requests are accepted up to 30 days prior to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you'll check in upon arrival.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else or to another Ballet 5:8 event?
You can transfer your ticket to someone else if you are no longer able to attend, or transfer to another Ballet 5:8 event. There is a $10 transfer fee per transfer;  you will also be responsible to pay any difference in ticket cost at the time of the transfer. 

Will I receive a detailed schedule prior to the event?
Yes! Attendees will receive a detailed schedule via email prior to the event and will be able to pre-register for breakout sessions.

How can I contact Ballet 5:8 with any questions?
Contact us online or call 312-725-4752.