6:30pm – Thursday, February 2 on ABC3
Thursday, 2 February 2012 For new ABC3 viewers and for those who love the series, Dance Academy, series 1, is back.
The high energy teen drama follows six teenagers attending the National Academy of Dance. They’re young, beautiful and have one year to prove their worth.
Seen through the eyes of Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) this isn’t just about tutus and pointe shoes. This is the year Tara will leave her home on the farm and be tested not only on her abilities to dance but to love, build friendships, celebrate triumphs and endure disappointments.
When Tara enters the Academy she meets an eclectic group of dancers she will spend the rest of the year with. There is carefree Kat Karamakov (Alicia Banit) who couldn’t care less about ballet, Kat’s brother Ethan (Tim Pocock), the golden boy of the Academy, Abigail Armstrong (Dena Kaplan) the best dancer in Tara’s year, Sammy Liberman (Tom Green) the Jewish boy with more girls as friends then boys and Christian Reed (Jordan Rodrigues), an adrenalin junkie who likes skateboards more than ballet.
The stakes are high and none of the teens can forget that at the end of the year not everyone makes the cut.
Who will star in the end of year performance at the Sydney Opera House? And who will be told not to come back next year.
Episode 1: Learning To Fly – Thursday February 02 at 6.30pm Country girl Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the prestigious National Academy of Dance. It’s a tumultuous week as she realises her dream of becoming a dancer is going to be a lot more difficult, and humiliating, than she ever anticipated.