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Dance Academy

Dance Academy

  • Premiered: 
    May 31, 2010
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  • Network: ABC - Aus
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Samatha Strauss & Joanna Werner 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: dance

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  • Season 1, Vol. 1
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  • Season 1, Vol. 2
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  • Season 2, Vol. 1
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  • Season 2, Vol. 2
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Plot Synopsis

DANCE ACADEMY follows small town girl Tara Webster and a group of ordinary teenagers, as they pursue their dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer at the fictitious National Academy of Dance. They live side by side in the Boarding House, allowing them to discover their own path as they navigate the minefield of elite dance training and the universal challenge of being a teenager. In addition to intense training schedules and her troubles on the dance floor, Tara quickly realizes there's a lot more to survive than just dancing at this school, but she's joined on her journey by: carefree Kat Karamakov, the daughter of dance world superstars, who couldn't care less about ballet and causes as much mischief as possible; Kat's older brother, Ethan Karamakov, who is gorgeous, talented, in his third year at the Academy and Tara's first crush; rebellious adrenaline junkie, Christian Reed, who likes skateboards more than ballet shoes; loveable Sammy Lieberman, whose parents want their clever son to be a doctor, not a dancer; and Abigail Armstrong, who is the best in the class -- and not afraid to let everyone know. TeenNick aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 9:30pm ET. Nine months later, TeenNick broadcast the Season 2 U.S. premiere on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9pm ET, showing four, back-to-back episodes, just one day after DANCE ACADEMY finished filming its third season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Werner Film Productions


  • National Dance Academy - Sydney Australia