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 Tara Webster (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Kat Karamakov (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Abigail Armstrong (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Christian Reed (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Samuel Lieberman / ... (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Ethan Karamakov (42 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Grace Whitney (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Ben Tickle (39 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Zach / ... (29 episodes, 2012-2013)
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At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. Jewish long line of doctors' heir Samuel 'Sammy' and minor juvenile offender Christian are the outsiders but gradually fit in, making new kinds of friends. Star ballerina's daughter Kat also introduces them in the circle of last-year brother Ethan, who already aspires a career as choreographer. Written by KGF Vissers

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Xenia Goodwin (Tara), Alicia Banit (Kat), Dena Kaplan (Abigail) and Jordan Rodrigues (Christian) are the only actors who appears in every single episode. They will also appear on Dance Academy: The Comeback (2017) together with Keiynan Lonsdale (Ollie), Tara Morice (Miss Raine) and Thomas Lacey (Ben) See more »

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Finally a good show for teenagers
11 September 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Looking at a lot of trashy shows such as Big Time Rush, H2O: Just add Water, you name it, this one really stands out.

The characters have stories and they develop, they are growing mature and there are to some extend conflicts which are rarely seen in shows for kids and teenagers -- for instance when characters are homosexual. The latter, which is another very good thing, is dealt with in an absolutely natural eat. No over dramatization.

I also like that, even though there is a leading part and kind of narrator, different episodes focus on different characters to a major extend.

What makes me not voting 10 stars is, that real life is often really disastrous and devastating -- something missing in the show.


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