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Sharp Short Dance Returns to Uncover the Country’s Best Young Dancers and Choreographers


SHARP SHORT DANCE RETURNS TO UNCOVER THE COUNTRY’S BEST YOUNG DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

Sydney’s most exciting competitive dance festival, Sharp Short Dance, is back for its 11th year to unearth the country’s best young dancers and choreographers. The festival, presented by FORM Dance Projects, will be held at Riverside Theatres from 13th to 17th November.

Sharp Short Dance aims to encourage youth participation in all genres of dance, and provide a platform for choreographers and dancers to showcase their talent and network with peers and industry experts.

Registration is open to any aspiring dancers and choreographers aged 21 years and under, with works of a length of five minutes or less. Submissions selected for this year’s festival will compete in one of three rounds of heats, with winners progressing to the final on Saturday evening at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.

The judging panel for each round will be comprised of industry professionals who will be looking for excellence in performance and innovative choreography.

Sharp Short Dance participants are eligible for awards including Outstanding Male and Female Performers, Most Innovative Choreography, Outstanding Solo, Duet and Ensemble Performances, and the Audience Choice Award.

Participants are also eligible for highly sought after industry secondment opportunities with major professional dance companies such as Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year and Catapult Dance.

 

Applications: To download a 2018 application form, visit the FORM Dance Projects website

KEY DATES

Registrations: Open from Tuesday 12th June and close Thursday 18th October
Heat One (jazz, tap and lyrical): 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th November
Heat Two (classical and contemporary): 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th November
Heat Three (cultural, hip-hop and street): 7.30pm on Thursday 15th November
Final: Saturday 17th November



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