It’s official. Dance Academy has a second season coming to the ABC.
It follows recent funding decisions by Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
The second instalment will start production in Sydney at the end of January 2011 and will again be produced by Joanna Werner for Werner Film Productions.
In series two Tara returns for another year with the goal of representing Australia in the world’s most prestigious ballet competition. But perhaps she should be more focused on just surviving her second year, having climbed to the top in her first year, in dance, in life and in love – she now has a very long way to fall.
ABC children’s drama has had a strong 2010 with both Dance Academy and Dead Gorgeous proving popular with young viewers, and follows the critically acclaimed and awarded series, My Place. Curiously, Dead Gorgeous still attracts ongoing fan discussion on TV Tonight despite it ending several months ago -a rarity for any show.
The Dance Academy website became the number one visited TV website on the ABC3 portal during season one. Two episodes of Dance Academy have also been nominated in this year’s AWGIE Awards.
Joanna Werner said, “I’m really delighted to have a second series of Dance Academy confirmed, to build on the success of the first series. The response from the audience has been really overwhelming and we are hoping they will enjoy the next instalment.”
Key cast will be announced later in the year.