Dance Academy will premiere this month on the ABC. The 26 part drama following six teenagers at a National Academy of Dance promises to be high on the radar of teens and tweens.
The series will premiere at 5:20pm Monday, May 31 at on ABC1 and is repeated at 3:40pm Sunday, June 6 at on ABC3.
The cast includes Xenia Goodwin and former Home and Away actor Jordan Rodrigues.
This is the second time a new children’s series which was due to premiere on ABC3 will launch on ABC1, following Dead Gorgeous. ABC3 had a Logie win for My Place, upstaging its adult drama output, but the series didn’t fare well in a prime Sunday repeat on ABC1.
If Dance Academy proves as popular as Dead Gorgeous or Escape from Scorpion Island it should do well.
Seen through the eyes of Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) this isn’t just about tutus and pointe shoes. This is the year Tara will leave her home on the farm and be tested not only on her abilities to dance but to love, build friendships, celebrate triumphs and endure disappointments.
Episode 1: Learning To Fly
Country girl Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the prestigious National Academy of Dance. It’s a tumultuous week as she realises her dream of becoming a dancer is going to be a lot more difficult than she ever anticipated.