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Short+Sweet Cabaret Gala Finals 2016

Short+Sweet Cabaret features inspiring 10-minute performances and showcasing the full range of cabaret - including dance, musical theatre, burlesque, even magic and comedy! 

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a sparkling jewel to the Short+Sweet crown featuring inspiring 10-minute performances, showcasing the full range of cabaret, including dance, musical theatre, and burlesque! 

Merging theatre and music cabaret creates an atmosphere of exploration, energy, politics, stories, characters, burlesque, songs, and silliness. Short+Sweet Cabaret is a forum where new ideas are tested, risks are taken, where the performers and audience share and intimate experience of something new, and never seen before. 

After presenting over 30 short works, and much deliberating of judges and audiences, the season culminates into a spectacular Gala Final – showcasing the best of the best. 

Join us at Slide to see the full display of Cabaret performance from dance to magic, pole to parody, all in one spectacular show!


Getting Ready

Getting really excited about our judging team members enthusiastically confirming their availability for our Melbourne return. Lots of famous and important characters prominent in the Australian theatre scene.

Obviously we can't reveal who right now...but stay turned to get hints and try to figure it out. They are stars themselves and their vote (support) can lead to your shining as brightly as they do! 

Complimentary Artist Tickets

Please read this info carefully before completing the form:


We have a very limited comp allocation with the venue Fri-Sun and will only offer comps in exceptional circumstances.

Short and Sweet Dance Festival 2016 - UAE


Please read these carefully before submitting! Any entry which does not comply with the Terms And Conditions will be deemed ineligible.

For the full Terms and Conditions of registering to Short+Sweet, please  Click Here.

Of particular note: NO docx file format.

For a rundown on how we assess our entries, Click Here.

including country/area codes
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Do NOT include readings or moved readings
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Short and Sweet Dance Festival 2016 - UAE

Short+Sweet Dance welcomes performers to showcase their technical, expressive and creative prowess in the 10-minute format. And now, it's coming to Dubai! 

On April, 2016 participants will showcase the best of UAE's talent! Short+Sweet Dance rewards creativity with awarding:

- Best Overall Performance (Judges Choice)
- Best Overall Performance (People's Choice)
- Best Choreography
- Best Dancer (Male)
- Best Dancer Runner Up (Male)
- Best Dancer (Female)
- Best Dancer Runner Up (Female)

Competition | Entry Requirements

All entries must meet the following requirements:

  • Performances must run for a minimum duration of 4 minutes and must not exceed 10 minutes
  • No overt sexual references, no swearing, no inappropriate religious references, no nudity. Abide by the rules of the UAE.
  • Every choreographer can choreograph a maximum of two routines
  • Every performer can perform in a maximum of one group routine and one solo routine
  • Be extraordinary! Short+Sweet highly encourages creativity and imagination in all entries

Important Dates

  • 26 March 2016:  Final Registration (Applications close)
  • 19, 22 and 23 April 2016: Auditions
  • 13 May 2016: Semi Finals
  • 19 May 2016: Finals


  • 19 April 2016 : DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
  • 22 April 2016 : The Hive, Burdubai
  • 23 April 2016 : thejamjar, Al Serkal Avenue
  • 13 May 2016 : DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
  • 19 May 2016 : DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates

Need more information? Contact theduo@rippleeffectdubai.com for any inquiries and join our facebook group: ssdanceuae

High school play submissions

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED - we may open them again in future

We're very excited to be developing a program that will bring Short+Sweet to high schools and provide an income to writers! We are looking to build a script bank of work to potentially include in the program.

We're after 10 minute plays which are suitable for teenagers, with a social consciousness message that young people will click with. If we end up using your script, you'll be paid a royalty.


including country/area codes
Please list the size and gender breakdown of your play as per follows: 2M, 3F, 1M/F
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.

Sydney Theatre School

“Start your journey toward a professional acting career on stage and screen with a nationally accredited qualification.”

Short+Sweet Sydney is excited to announce our Theatre School Partner for 2016 as Sydney Theatre School!

Short+Sweet Voices Dubai 2016

Short+Sweet Voices is an exciting new development in the Short+Sweet world, welcoming vocal performers, choirs and conductors to showcase their musical prowess in the 10-minute format. And now, it's coming to Dubai! 

From January 22 - 23, 2016 at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, participants will showcase the best of Dubai's singning talent! Short+Sweet Voices rewards creativity with awards recognising the best original music, vocal arrangements, ingenious interpretation, and there will even be a Peoples' Choice category!

Competition | Entry Requirements

All entering choirs and compositions must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 people per choir.
  • Performances must not exceed 10 minutes total time.
  • All performances must be performed a cappella.
  • Choral societies and other groups can enter as many choirs as they desire, however there will be a limit for each individual to participate in a maximum of 2 performances per heat.
  • Be extraordinary! Short+Sweet highly encourages creativity and imagination in all entries. 

Important Dates

  • 15 November: Application Deadline
  • 20 December:  Final Registration
  • 18 - 19 January 2016: Technical Rehearsals
  • 22 - 23 January: Performances


Need more information? Contact Akansha at akansha@thejunctiondubai.com for any inquiries.

Tech Requirements Form Townsville

This form is to help us coordinate resources so that we can best support the requirements of your work. Please answer all of the questions to the best of your knowledge BEFORE your production meeting. We will then discuss anything that needs more detail as a part of the meeting.

Please write a brief description of your required lighting states. You do not need to know specifics - it is often a good idea to describe the mood or effect you're trying to achieve, rather than describing what lights should be used.
Please write a brief description of the music and/or sound effects that you will be providing for use in your production.
Please list any items of furniture you intend to use. Please also note whether you will be providing the item or whether it is a request for us to supply (some shared pieces may be available, depending on requests).
Please list all major props you will be using.
Please briefly describe what happens on stage during your performance. In particular, please note any activity that may incur risks or special attention.
Is there anything else we should know about? For example, use of AV projection (only available in some venues), audience participation, likelihood of a big mess... etc.

Purchase Archival Video

Purchase a locked-off single camera archival video of your ten-minute play or cabaret act. 

Does not contain other Short+Sweet acts. Only the artists are able to purchase their video - these are not for general sale.

Video comes in the form of a downloadable .mov file. A link will be emailed within 3-10 business days after purchase.

The fee covers our costs for equipment and processing. Thank you for your understanding and support.


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