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Sharp Short Dance

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.

Dancers and choreographers aged 21 years and under will compete for awards and highly-sought after industry secondments with major professional dance companies such as Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year, Catapult Dance, Stalker Theatre, Phly Crew and Dance Makers Collective.

This year’s judging panel is comprised of esteemed members of the industry including Adam Blanch (former Sydney Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre dancer), Katina Olsen (former Bangarra Dance Theatre dancer), Jake Murray (Sydney Tap Festival) and Claire Gammon (Ausdance NSW).

The judging panel will be looking for excellence in performance and innovative choreography to determine the following award winners - Outstanding Male and Female Performers, Most Innovative Choreography, Outstanding Solo, Duet and Ensemble Performances, and the Audience Choice Award. 

Sharp Short Dance celebrates the sheer joy of dance in all its forms including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and cultural dance. Since its launch, the event has hosted hundreds of entrants, with many returning each year, to strive for artistic excellence, develop their choreographic and performance skills, meet like-minded artists, and network with peers and industry experts.


Venue: Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150
Dates: Tuesday 13 November 2018 – Saturday 17 November 2018
Bookings: 02 8839 3399



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