Dance Academy

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.0  (5,040)

Dance Academy is a coming-of-age drama series that follows the lives of a group of young ballet dancers at the National Academy of Dance in Sydney, Australia. Led by the stern but caring Ms. Raine, the students work tirelessly to perfect their craft, while also navigating the ups and downs of teenage life.

At the center of the show is Tara Webster, a talented dancer with a passion for ballet. Despite her raw talent, Tara struggles to fit in at the academy and constantly grapples with feelings of self-doubt. Alongside her are a group of equally talented dancers, including Abigail Armstrong, a fierce and driven performer who will stop at nothing to achieve her goals; Christian Reed, a rebellious and charismatic dancer with a troubled past; and Kat Karamakov, a quirky and bubbly ballerina who always manages to lighten the mood with her infectious personality.

As the dancers train for their shot at greatness, they face countless obstacles along the way. From jealous competitors and demanding teachers to family dramas and romantic entanglements, each character must navigate a complex web of relationships and emotions in order to achieve their dreams.

Throughout its three-season run, Dance Academy delves into themes of friendship, love, self-discovery, and the dogged pursuit of excellence. With breathtaking dance sequences and heartfelt performances from its young cast, this series is a must-watch for anyone who loves drama, romance, and the power of dance.

Dance Academy is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 2012.

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The Red Shoes
26. The Red Shoes
January 23, 2013
Abigail and Tara team up to confront a former friend; Christian is faced with a dilemma - be with the girl he loves or give in to his desire to escape.
The Second
25. The Second
January 23, 2013
Tara tries to get motivated to dance following a heartbreaking situation; Abigail focuses on an audition for a contemporary company tour.
The Prix De Fonteyn
24. The Prix De Fonteyn
January 16, 2013
Sammy decides to change up his Prix de Fonteyn solo one day before the start of the International Round, while Tara encounters a new-old nemesis in the girls' competition.
Love It Or Fight It
23. Love It Or Fight It
January 16, 2013
Ben tries to show off during rehearsals for 'Peter Pan' to prove to Tara that he's a leading man, while Kat's efforts to research her character in the production lead to a realisation about her relationship with Christian.
Win Or Lose
22. Win Or Lose
January 16, 2013
Grace vies for Zach's attention, leading her to fabricate a serious accusation; Christian is determined to bounce back from his Prix de Fonteyn elimination, no matter what it takes.
Ladder Theory
21. Ladder Theory
January 16, 2013
The Academy students experience prejudice from the judges during the National Round of the Prix de Fonteyn, just as Sammy's father witnesses his son dance for the first time in years.
Tick, Question Mark, Cross
20. Tick, Question Mark, Cross
January 9, 2013
Abigail struggles trying to find balance with her ballet schedule and her musical group.
The Naturals
19. The Naturals
January 9, 2013
Tara finally gets over Christain. She moves on and starts the hunt for a new crush.
Catch me if I Fall
18. Catch me if I Fall
January 9, 2013
Christain's dad makes promises he can't keep while on a trip to the circus. And Sammy decides to let everyone know about his new romance.
Love And War
17. Love And War
January 9, 2013
The drama between the First and Second Years results in a showdown to determine which year has the greatest talent, and Tara loses control when Grace tempts her to get less serious.
16. Origins
December 26, 2012
Christian tags along on a road trip with Sammy and Ollie in order to reconnect with his father.
Moving On
15. Moving On
December 19, 2012
As Tara negotiates her return to the Academy, Ethan's ongoing search for a job forces him to accept a position choreographing a fringe musical.
Rescue Mission
14. Rescue Mission
December 19, 2012
Whilst recovering from her broken back, Tara becomes acquainted with a hidden side to Ben who is volunteering in a hospital leukaemia ward performance; and Kat tries to settle into First Year.
13. Backstab
December 19, 2012
Tara sacrifices her body and possible expulsion to compete in the Prix de Fonteyn Preliminary Round, and Kat is elated when she's readmitted into the Academy.
Breaking Pointe
12. Breaking Pointe
December 12, 2012
Tara gets hurt and stops her competition training. Kat asks for Abigail's help to get her back in the academy.
Self Sabotage
11. Self Sabotage
December 12, 2012
Grace tells Tara she needs to stand up to Saskia. Sammy gets a tutor.
A Good Life
10. A Good Life
December 12, 2012
Sammy goes to his grandfather's funeral, and he sees his father in a new light. Tara and Abigail get into a fight.
The Break
9. The Break
December 12, 2012
The girls get together for a ladies night while the guys enjoy male bonding time.
8. Connectivity
December 12, 2012
Christian intentionally misses an exam to spend time with Kat. Sammy's exhaustion put his grades in jeopardy, as well as Abigail's
A Choreographed Life
7. A Choreographed Life
December 12, 2012
Tara asks for a break from Christian to focus on her dance studies. Meanwhile, Grace becomes jealous of Abigail and Ethan's friendship.
Like No One's Watching
6. Like No One's Watching
December 5, 2012
Sammy's little brother Ari arrives at the Academy, creating chaos in Sammy's hectic schedule and Kat auditions to be a football cheerleader, highly encouraged by Ben. Meanwhile Tara feels insecure about her looks.
5. Showcase
December 5, 2012
Showcase, a breakout event in the commercial dance calendar, is just around the corner. When Sebastian questions the impressiveness of Ethan's piece, a solo with Abigail, Ethan rushes to include a chorus of dancers, including Grace.
4. Legends
December 5, 2012
Tara is very excited and loves her new Second Year teacher.
Faux Pas de Deux
3. Faux Pas de Deux
February 19, 2012
Kat makes friends at her new school after choreographing a project for drama class. Meanwhile, Ben has a rough start to Second Year.
Dream Life
2. Dream Life
November 28, 2012
Saskia Duncan, the youngest principal dancer in the Company's history, takes Tara under her wing, but also fills her thoughts with concern.
In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
1. In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
November 28, 2012
The second season finds Tara returning to the Academy from a perfect summer holiday with her boyfriend Christian. On her arrival she discovers that the Prix de Fonteyn - a very prestigious ballet competition - will be hosted in Sydney.
Where to Watch Dance Academy
Dance Academy is available for streaming on the TeenNick website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dance Academy on demand at Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 20, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (5,040)