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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere The Brand New Australian Drama Series "Dance Academy" On Monday 11th February 2013

The official Sky Media UK websites' 'Sky TV's Children's Television Highlights In February 2013' webpage has announced the Nickelodeon UK News that Nickelodeon UK will start to premiere and show the brand new Australian teen-oriented television drama series "Dance Academy" on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK from Monday 11th February 2013, as part of "February on Nickelodeon UK 2013". Although the exact timeslot has yet to be confirmed by Nick UK, Nickelodeon UK is expected to debut the show "Dance Academy" at 6.30pm (repeated at 7.30pm on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon+1), straight after Nickelodeon UK premieres the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon comedy series "Victorious" called "Wanko's Warehouse" at 6.00pm (replayed at 7.00pm on Nick+1):
Dance Academy
Starts Friday 11 February

Dance Academy follows small town girl Tara Webster as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer at the fictitious National Academy of Dance. Tara soon discovers that there's much more to this school than dancing!
To celebrate the launch Nick UK's brand new drama series, Nickelodeon UK's Press team recently held a exclusive press screening of their new show, "Dance Academy", at the Pineapple Dance Studios dance studio complex in the Covent Garden area of central London, UK.

Nickelodeon UK's brand new show "Dance Academy" is a Australian drama series that follows small-town girl Tara Webster (portrayed by Australian actress and dancer Xenia Goodwin) as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer at the fictitious National Academy of Dance. After 15-year-old Tara spins her way into the best school in the country, she is positive her life will be spectacular. But unfortunately, while she's lucky to have been born with an athleticism almost perfectly suited for ballet, she's far behind in her training.

In addition to the intense work out schedules and her troubles on the dance floor, Tara soon realizes it takes a lot more to survive than just dancing at this school - a spiteful roommate, first-time heartbreak and homesickness blend together to make this dream more difficult to achieve than she initially thought.

Throughout the series, while learning ballet, Tara Webster also learns contemporary and hip-hop dance, alongside fellow students Katrina Karamakov (played by Alicia Banit), Ethan Karamakov (Tim Pocock), Samuel "Sammy" Lieberman (Tom Green), Abigail Armstrong (Dena Kaplan) and Christian Reed (Jordan Rodrigues).

"Dance Academy" is produced by Werner Films Productions in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Film New South Wales and ZDF for Germany. Series (season) one of "Dance Academy" debuted on the Australian public television channel ABC1 on 31st May 2010. Series two premiered on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's children's public television channel ABC3 on 12th March 2012, and a brand new third season (series 3) is currently in production and is expected to premiere on Australian TV during mid-2013. Nickelodeon USA's TeenNick Network also picked up the broadcast rights to the series in February 2012.