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Dance Academy 

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... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Xenia Goodwin ...  Tara Webster 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Alicia Banit ...  Kat Karamakov 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Dena Kaplan ...  Abigail Armstrong 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Jordan Rodrigues ...  Christian Reed 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Tara Morice ...  Miss Raine 59 episodes, 2010-2013
Thom Green ...  Sammy Lieberman / ... 52 episodes, 2010-2012
Tim Pocock ...  Ethan Karamakov 43 episodes, 2010-2012
Isabel Durant ...  Grace Whitney 39 episodes, 2012-2013
Thomas Lacey ...  Ben Tickle 39 episodes, 2012-2013
Kip Gamblin ...  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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Australia

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2010 (Australia) See more »

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Academia de Dança See more »

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Werner Film Productions See more »
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Thomas Lacey (Ben Tickle) scored the role of Scott Hastings in the stage production of Strictly Ballroom. Tara Morice (Miss Raine) played the role of Fran in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in I Give It a Year (2013) See more »

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Performed by The White Rhinos
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My 12-year-old self is deeply in love with this series
7 February 2016 | by veronika-lackerbauerSee all my reviews

I came across "Dance Academy" years too late. I'm already in my thirties but I know that I would have loved every single episode of this Australian dance series when I was a teenager. There's everything in it you need: authentic characters, lots of dancing, lots of romance, a bit of drama, a bit of tragedy... the perfect mixture! Tara and her friends are highly professional dancers but they are teenagers coming of age at the same time. And none of them is a cliché. I don't like children or teenage movies that don't take children or teenagers seriously. "Dance Academy" does. It's been some time but I still remember what it felt like back than and the series feels just the same! It's so sad it ended after season three and the last season is even much shorter than the other two. I read that there might be a spin-off movie, I do so much hope there will be one!!


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