Dance Academy 3 Seasons 2010

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Tara arrives at the Academy excited about the year ahead but soon discovers that she is the worst dancer in the class. As Tara struggles to fit in, she learns the hard way to respect her teachers, who her true friends are, and to watch her back around her roommate Abigail.

Starring:
Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
June 1, 2010

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Kids & Family
Director Jeffrey Walker
Starring Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit
Supporting actors Dena Kaplan, Tom Green, Jordan Rodrigues, Tim Pocock, Tara Morice, Steven Vidler, Vanessa Gray, Deborah Kennedy, Cariba Heine, Matt Cranleigh, Zita Nester, Shayni Notelovitz, Sue Honeybrook, Lucy Qian, Sarah Grieve, Marlee Barber, Jessie McLachlan, Olivia Cianci
Season year 2010
Network ZDF
Producers Bernadette O'Mahony, Joanna Werner, Joanna Werner
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Amazing show very clean but great story line, great acting.
valpalwork3
This is a wonderful view at the world of dancers, How hard they work, their dedication, and a peek into their precious teenage lives.
Christine Poe
I started watching this show because I love to watch dancing.
wdwenthusiast

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dee18 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 25, 2012
Format: DVD
I have said it before and I'll say it again - it's very rare that I blog about anything other than books. So when I make an exception to this rule, you can guess that I have a new (worthy) obsession to spruik.

My new exceptional obsession is the Australian ABC3 teen drama, `Dance Academy'. To be fair, I am jumping on this band-wagon way too late. The first season aired in Australia in 2010, followed by a year-long gap when the show's creators didn't know if it would be picked up for a second season . . . which it (thankfully) was, airing this year between March and April. There are 26 episodes in a season, and the last one for 2012 aired on April 24. And, yes, a third season has been commissioned (no word on whether or not there will be another year-long gap between season 2 and 3, making for a 2014 release?).

The show follows fifteen-year-old country ballerina, Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) whose love of dance stems from a dream of flying. Tara gets one step closer to her dream when she is accepted into Sydney's prestigious National Dance Academy. . . but it doesn't take long before Tara realizes that loving dance isn't the same as being a good dancer.

Tara's technique is not where it needs to be, and her fellow students at the Academy are cut-throat, with their eye on becoming principal dancers by the end of their three years. In her first week at the Academy, Tara is given the nickname `training bra' by scholarship kid Christian Reed (Jordan Rodrigues) after an embarrassing changing-room incident with the beautiful Ethan Karamakov (Tim Pocock) who happens to be the half-son of an infamous Australian prima-ballerina and choreographer.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Craig E. Elfner on December 9, 2011
Format: DVD
Really? No USA version.

Caught this on Netflix and I couldn't stop watching it, over and over again! Came here to add it to my permanent collection and just couldn't believe it wasn't available. (They started airing a season two in Australia) Perhaps when enough people see it on Netflix the word will spread and we'll get both seasons on a DVD in US format. If you like dance, check it out. If you love ballet, don't miss it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michelle S. on January 14, 2013
I can't say enough great things about this show. I just loved it. It took me a few episodes to get into it, but pretty soon watching my nightly episodes was all I thought about throughout the day. It was like falling in love, with each episode I was more impressed with the layered characters, the perfect level of realistic drama, and the dancing...oh my the dancing!!!! The choreography alone is another character in the story it is so well done and danced by the actors. I loved how the ballet dancing cliches like boys being gay, eating disorders by the girls, and falling in love with your dance partner were all touched on but not in a way that made me feel anything but what it would really be like to be a dancer.

Also Sydney shines in the show too...Just watch it already! I can't wait for season 3!

(I am writing this on my husband's account and I am sure he would appreciate me mentioning that this flowery girly review was written by his wife and not him :) )
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Katoddy on March 21, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I stumbled across this show and decided to give it try... and I was totally, quite happily, surprised. It's not so much that the acting or dancing swept me off my feet it was the careful development of all the characters that ended up holding my rapt attention. There is a wonderful sense of tension between these young people, who are so flawed yet striving for perfection in the demandingly perfect world of ballet. That tension spills out from their personal internal struggles as well into their interpersonal relationships with each other as they learn what it means to be who they are meant to be. They have definitely not arrived by any means as they continue to struggle with pressure and all the little twists & turns their lives take along their amazing journeys... This is a wonderful drama about coming of age and learning from your mistakes as well of from your triumphs. I found the characters heart-warmingly genuine and loved watching them grow with the challenges they face. Really enjoyed this gem of show and hope it continues on!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Jones on March 1, 2014
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I just found this show on Netflix . These are very talented kids . The stories are wonderful. I am a senior citizen and I still love to watch this show. It makes you think about the problems our kids have these days. Great show !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. E. Geller on May 11, 2012
This series is very impressive. The dancing is beautiful - the process grueling and because the storylines are well written (not sappy or silly as in most of the Disney channel shows) and well acted by strong cast I was immediately taken in and watched both seasons in three days. I also like the fact that the viewer gets to see the natural beauty of Australia and how truly lovely it is in Sydney. Can't wait for Season 3.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cindy H. on February 11, 2012
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I watched the first season on Netflix and I can't wait for the 2nd season to come out. I grew up dancing and I also grew up partially in Sydney, so there is just more reason for me to love this show. Beautiful Sydney setting and the cute story line about a sweet country girl, Tara, who came to the big city to be a dancer. As always like in any TV show, there is a villain, Abigail, Tara's roommate, without whom life would be just too easy. The dancers may not be the best in the world, nor they are the typical skinny ballet dancer body types, but they are gorgeous anyway when they dance. Jordan Rodrigues who plays Christian is so very cute, if I were younger I would have a crush on him. Like what the other reviewer said, I also watch this show over and over again!
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