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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... See full summary »
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Cast

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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English

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2010 (Australia) See more »

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Academia de Dança See more »

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Steven Vidler (Neil Webster, Tara's father), Brooke Harman (Saskia, Tara's (former) teacher) and Tara Morice (Miss Raine) guest starred on Mcleods Daughters (2006) See more »

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

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Wonderful show -- Please come back!!
16 July 2012 | by donnamelaSee all my reviews

Although I'm not a dancer myself I LOVE dance shows and movies. I found this show on Netflix streaming a couple months ago and quickly finished it (too quickly I'm afraid.) It's just a wonderful show! It took me all of two episodes to fall in love with all the characters and become totally invested in their lives. Although this seems to be advertised as a "kids show", as a 21 year old I never felt like this was too juvenile for my tastes. The issues the kids deal with range from cute (oh, the relationship dramas!) to heartwrenching. Even my dad became obsessed!

All the performances are good, with some better than others. The actress who plays "bitchy" Abigail is especially fantastic. There are cute boys galore (and yes, I did feel like a bit of a weirdo for squealing over Christian when the actor playing him is probably like 17, but oh well!) and lovable friendships and frenemy-ships. BEST of all, there is actual dancing -- and lots of it! The actors have all obviously had some kind of training in ballet. I suppose experts would be able to point out their technical failings, but to my untrained eye the dancing was so much fun to watch. A lovely connection is made throughout the show between the characters' need to dance and their lives in general.

The show takes place at a 3-year dance school in Sydney, Australia. Seasons 1 and 2 cover the first two years. So I'm praying that there will be a third season for the final year -- I heard they were planning one. Fingers crossed!!


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