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Open Call for SBDF 2021 Production [CLOSED]

As part of the Singapore Ballroom Dance Festival 2021 supported by the National Arts Council, we are currently looking for standard and latin ballroom dance groups based in Singapore who want to contribute performance items for a production.

Through this production, we hope to give Singapore ballroom dancers an opportunity and outlet in which to continue dancing, performing and expressing themselves, while also using the opportunity to showcase and share our love for this dance form with the general public.

We are planning to run a physical production this year with an audience. In the event we are unable to do so due to COVID-related circumstances, we will revert to a digital production.

What You Need to Submit

Interested groups will need to prepare the following items:

  • Name and Contact Information of Contact Person
  • Name of Group
  • Number of Dancers
  • Number of Arts-related self-employed persons (SEPs) in Group
  • Dance Styles used in Performance Item
  • Dances you plan to use
  • Performance Concept/Story
  • Availability dates

Eligibility and Assessment

  • All dancers must be available for the planned dates of production
  • All dancers must be fully vaccinated 
  • Each group can have up to 8 dancers
  • Dancers must be residing in Singapore
  • Studio, tertiary clubs and independent groups are welcome to apply
  • Non-Singaporeans/PRs are allowed to participate
  • Priority will be given to groups with arts-related SEPs

For Selected Parties

If selected, you will need to choreograph and perform a Performance Item. Your Performance Item should be 4-6 minutes long. Your Performance Item should follow the overarching theme of “catalyst”.

The tentative dates for the production are 17-19 Dec 2021. All dancers are expected to be available during that weekend and also be present for prior meetings and rehearsals.

Each accepted group will be paid an honorarium for their contribution (exact amount to be finalised)

We will be covering subscription fees for royalty-free music from Artlist. If you want to use other music in your film, you are responsible for ensuring you have cleared copyright issues and covering any relevant fees. 

In the event we revert to a digital production, we will be covering the video production and editing costs.

Timeline and Important Dates

  1. Open Call – Until 6 Sept
  2. Confirmed Selection – Mid Sept
  3. Music/Details Confirmation – End Sept
    • Music to be used in performance
    • Details of all participants
  4. First Vet – Mid Oct
    • Ideally choreography should be almost complete 
    • Videos from rehearsals 
  5. Second Vet – Mid Nov
    • Completed performance item
    • Videos from rehearsals
  6. Rehearsal/Bump in – 17 Dec (to be confirmed)
  7. Production – 18/19 Dec (to be confirmed)


August 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 6, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
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Singapore Ballroom Dance Festival
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