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Season 3 | Dance Academy Wiki

Filming for the third and final season of Dance Academy began in August 2012 and ended in November 2012. It is set to air on July 8th 2013 for Australian television. There will be 13 episodes.


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  • 2 Synopsis
  • 3 Episode List
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Main Cast

Xenia Goodwin as Tara Webster

Alicia Banit as Kat Karamakov

Dena Kaplan as Abigail Armstrong

Issi Durant as Grace Whitney

Jordan Rodrigues as Christian Reed

Thomas Lacey as Benjamin Tickle

Keiynan Lonsdale as Ollie Lloyd


Dreams and futures are on the line as Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) and her friends enter their final year at the Academy and compete against each other for one of the coveted National Ballet Company contracts up for grabs.

It will be the ultimate physical and emotional endurance test for Tara, Abigail (Dena Kaplan), Grace (Isabel Durant), Christian (Jordan Rodrigues), Ben (Thomas Lacey) and Ollie (Keiynan Lonsdale) as they complete third year, with the Company watching their every move.

During their final year, the friends are thrown into a spin when the Company requires three students for fill-in spots for their corps de ballet. They'll also get to experience what life is like as a dancer on a professional tour when they head out on the Third Year Tour, performing in regional and remote centres around Australia. And before they know it, it's graduation day and the life-changing interview with the Company.

All this as well as dealing with self doubt, reality checks, romance ups-and-downs, rivalry between mates, and digging deep to give it everything they've got. It's the year the friends learn that risking everything, failing spectacularly, and then starting again, is how you become extraordinary.

This is the most nail-biting year yet and everyone will be shocked by who is offered a contract, who turns one down, who ultimately gets their dream, and who has to find another.

The revered and iconic Barry Otto (Utopia Girls, The Jesters), Jessica Mauboy (Australian Idol, Bran Nue Dae, The Sapphires), Alyssa McClelland (Home and Away, East West 101, Canal Road), David Woodley (Spartacus -Gods of The Area, Cops L. A.C), Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard, Puberty Blues), Andrew Lees (The Pacific, Rescue), and Richard Brancatisano (Terminales, Reef Doctors) all make guest appearances in this series.

Episode List

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Title Australian Air Date Production Code
1 53 Glue July 8, 2013 301
2 54 New Rules July 15, 2013 302
3 55 Second Chances July 22, 2013 303
4 56 Short Cut Clause July 29, 2013 304
5 57 Negative Patterns August 5, 2013 305
6 58 Fake It Until You Make It August 12, 2013 306
7 59 Graceland August 19, 2013 307
8 60 Travelling Light August 26, 2013 308
9 61 Don't Let Me Down Gently September 2, 2013 309
10 62 N'FEKTD September 9, 2013 310
11 63 Start Of An Era September 16, 2013 311
12 64 The Perfect Storm September 23, 2013 312
13 65 Not For Nothing September 30, 2013 313


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Official Season 3 Trailer

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Dance Academy: it's time to rediscover this lovable, refreshing TV show for teens | Australian television

Dance Academy was the show with biggest heart on Australian TV – and if you missed it, you missed out. This local drama about young dancers and dreamers is celebrating the release of a send-off film in cinemas this week, making it the perfect time to revisit one of Australia’s most earnest slices of entertainment.

The ABC series aimed at teens ran from 2010 to 2013 and was set in the fictional National Academy of Dance – shot almost entirely in Sydney’s Walsh Bay, exalting in harbour views. The story follows country girl Tara (Xenia Goodwin) from the farm to the academy. She’s bursting with raw talent but not much in the way of training. The series charts her evolution as a dancer and as a young adult, trained by tough-love teacher Miss Raine (Tara Morice), distracted by boys, and finding a new family in her academy friends – dancers from all walks of life.

It’s an easy TV series to watch, employing dance-flick tropes from the likes of Fame, Flashdance and Step Up, including untrained ballet dancers impressing with their passion and hip-hop dancers from the wrong side of the tracks. The show never met a cliche it didn’t love (something the film acknowledges and lightly lampoons in a winning opening sequence). But its characters are also believable teenagers. Charming, awkward and headstrong, they make short-sighted decisions while trying to be better dancers and people. And they love each other, either platonically or romantically, with the fierceness of young hearts.

Nowhere is that clearer than in the series’ caring, refreshing take on young Australian queerness. The show tackles the issue via Sammy Lieberman (Thom Green), a teen from a wealthy, conservative Jewish family who disapprove of his dancing. Late in the first season, when Sammy develops feelings for another boy at the academy around the time he breaks up with a female dancer, he is in a panic. “It’s not that what I had with Abigail was nothing,” Sammy agonises to his friend Kat (Alicia Banit). “That was real.”

The show never met a cliche it didn’t love. Photograph: StudioCanal

Kat, the academy’s wild child and free spirit, responds to Sammy’s revelations with heartening understanding. “Yeah, of course,” she says. She encourages Sammy to focus on his feelings for Christian rather than try to label himself. With that perspective, Sammy is able to explore his feelings with more ease, and his character, as well as his later romances, evolve in more complex and realistic ways as a result.

Kat’s response to Sammy’s confession is not just a relief given how much we, as viewers, want good things for our favourite characters; it’s also gently instructive to the show’s target audience. I can’t imagine a warmer reaction to the fumblings of early comings-out. Having a Sammy to relate to, a Kat to emulate, is a great gift for young people just starting to have these conversations with their friends.

Tara might be the series lead, but Sammy is the soul of the show, even as the plot takes dramatic measures with his character. His love for his friends drives many of the plot points in the film – in many ways, he embodies the values the show stands for.

Dance Academy is about care and compassion for misfits. Just as Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned the pressures of growing up into actual monsters, Dance Academy dramatises the pain and pleasure of growing up by aligning it with the relentless, and ultimately futile, pursuit of perfection in ballet. By throwing these misfits into the heightened world of an elite academy for young dancers, teen audiences – and adults who might need a reminder of some human truths – can see that difference is a good thing. That no single path is right for everyone and success can have many definitions.

Dance Academy is really about care and compassion for misfits. Photograph: StudioCanal

The characters are three-dimensional and lovable, from perpetually cheery Ben (Thomas Lacey) to Type-A Abigail (Dena Kaplan) and guarded Christian (Jordan Rodrigues). And each misfit is granted the same respect on their individual paths.

This remains true for the film as it follows the gang in their post-academy, newly adult lives, scattered from Texas to New York to Sydney and beyond, and with divergent relationships to dance. What does it mean, the film asks, to exist in a punishing industry with impossibly high standards? What does it mean to pursue a meaningful life when you’re old enough to know perfection is a fallacy? And is life navigable without your chosen family, the ones who understand, challenge and cherish you?

Each character, an example of human complexity and individuality, is given consideration and time. It’s like catching up with old friends – the ones who helped you through some hard times, and reminded you that you are your own version of perfect.

That might sound cheesy, but it’s also why you should make friends with the teenagers of Dance Academy. Don’t we all need a little corny escapism in our lives? Don’t we need a reminder that wherever we are in life, we’ll be OK?

Just make sure you watch the series before seeing the film (the first two seasons are currently streaming on Stan). This a movie that can’t be separated from the journey that came before, so don’t jump in at the end. Start at the beginning. Take the scenic route.

Dance Academy is showing in cinemas around Australia from 6 April

Characters and cast: "Dance Academy"

Australian youth television series "Dance Academy" produced by Werner Film Productions since its release in 2010, managed to win the hearts of millions of viewers around the world. In 2012, the television project was awarded the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts as the best children's television series. Actors who knew the art of dancing were selected to participate in it. "Dance Academy" is a series that tells the story of ambitious young people who dream of reaching the heights of dance art. The leading actors had to cope with the choreography of the best directors in Australia. Not surprisingly, the film is filled not only with romantic relationships, but also with beautiful dance compositions. Therefore, the television series "Dance Academy" (actors and their roles will be listed below) deserves special attention.

Tara Webster

The main character of the television series, fifteen-year-old Tara, grew up on a farm in the Australian outback. While still a very young girl, she began to dance and dreamed of becoming a famous dancer. After entering the National Academy of Dance, the naive and romantic girl was sure that all the difficulties were behind her, and a wonderful and exciting life lay ahead. Very soon, Tara realized that the trials were just beginning. At the academy, intrigue and rivalry awaited her, but love, friendship and dancing saved her.

The protagonist of the television series Tara is played by a young Australian actress Xenia Goodwin. Like many other actors of the Dance Academy series, she has just begun her journey into the art world. During the filming of the first season, she was fifteen years old. Ksenia studied the art of dance at the Tanya Pearson classical academy, studied ballet at the Valerie Jenkins academy. Work in the TV project was the beginning of Goodwin's acting career, and in 2015 she got the leading female role in the comedy Cut, Pick.

Alicia Banit

Tara's classmate and best friend is Kat Karamakov. Ambitious personality. Her mother is a famous ballerina. The constant comparison with the famous parent irritates the girl. The half-brother Etan Karamakov, a handsome man and heartthrob, who is in love with almost all the girls of the academy, including her friend Tara, does not add calmness.

Kat is played by Alicia Benet, who has a perfect command of the art of dance, like the other actors involved in the series. "Dance Academy" is not the first television project of Alicia Benet. The actress played a minor role in three seasons of the 2006 series Neighbors. And also in the first season of the series "Very Hot Summer" (2007). Since 2010, she has been the host of the TV show on ABC3.

Abigail Armstrong

A friend of Tara and Kat, who temporarily became their enemy and headache. However, everything changes, and as time passes, the girls become friends again. And the beautiful Abigail finally drew attention to their mutual friend Sammy.

Abigail is played by Australian actress and dancer Dena Kaplan. A native of South Africa, from a family of actors and musicians. As a professional dancer and singer, Abigail took part in the Australian production of the musical The Lion King. Her first television work was a minor role in the TV series Scooter: Secret Agent in 2005. And in 2013, she got one of the leading roles in the TV movie "Camp".

Sammy Lieberman

Friend of Kat, later became friends with Tara. Against his father's will, he wants to become a professional dancer, which leads to a family quarrel. His father tried to force him to leave the academy in order to send him to medical school. A talented but modest guy is in love with Abigail, but she does not immediately return his feelings.

The role of Sammy went to dancer and actor Thomas Green. After the role of Kip in the television series "Camp" gained popularity, like other actors involved in the project. Dance Academy marked a new milestone for Thomas in his acting career, and in 2015 he was cast as the male lead in Down the River.

Christian Reed

A guy with a difficult fate, after the death of his mother, he withdrew into himself and constantly got into trouble. Became friends with Ethan and Sammy. Love for Tara changes him.

The role of Christian was played by Jordan Rodriguez. This Australian actor, singer and dancer is best known for his role as young Simba in the musical The Lion King.

In conclusion, it should be added that all three seasons of the series turned out to be very bright and eventful, so it is difficult to list all the interesting characters. In addition, the shooting of a feature film based on the popular series has begun. The same actors will be involved in it. Dance Academy: The Return is scheduled for release in March 2017.

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Robert Amirov in the finale of the show "Dance Revolution" went on stage in the image of Jim Carrey from the movie "Mask". Vera Brezhneva did not like either the dancer's bright outfit or his facial expressions, but the singer still voted for Robert's passage to the Grand Final.

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Creative business card of the dancer Ildar Gainutdinov from Moscow.

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Creative visiting card of the F.O.T. Family" from Moscow.

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Fifteen-year-old Polina Tochilina from Moscow admits: “The main thing for me was to give my all, get high and show everything that I did!”

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