Teen drama show 'Dance Academy' begins production on third series for ABC3 in Sydney

DanceAcademy.jpgABC3's award-winning and internationally-acclaimed teen drama series, Dance Academy, begins production on its third series today in Sydney.

Produced by Werner Film Productions, the series of 13 x 24' episodes follows Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin) and her friends as they complete their final year at The Academy to learn which of them will be offered a contract at The Company and who will have to find a new dream.
Returning for the series are: Xenia Goodwin (Tara Webster), Jordan Rodrigues (Christian Reed), Alicia Banit (Kat Karamakov), Dena Kaplin (Abigail Armstrong), Thomas Lacey (Ben Tickle), Isabel Durant (Grace Whitney), Keiynan Lonsdale (Ollie Lloyd) and Tara Morice (Miss Raine).

Says Tim Brooke-Hunt, ABC TV's controller of Children's Television: "Dance Academy goes from strength to strength on ABC3. Our launch of series 2 earlier this year saw significant audience growth both on-air and in the streaming of episodes; the series also engaged successfully with our audience on-line, via social media and on ABC3's You Tube channel. I am delighted that a third series will result in a total of 65 episodes of Dance Academyfor the enjoyment of ABC3 audiences in the future."

Says Joanna Werner, producer and co-creator: "We are so delighted to be going into production on the third series of Dance Academy. The scripts are really strong with so much going on for all of our characters, and we are working with some of the best choreographers in Australia to ensure there are even more fabulous dance routines in this series."

With the phenomenal success of both series, Dance Academy has been sold to over 180 territories including recent sales to the Teen Nick network in the USA and Nickelodeon in the UK. The series has also been sold to Germany, France, Italy, Spain and throughout Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

Dance Academy, series three, will screen mid-2013.

3 Comments

Ballet for days said:

I am 32 and love this show!!

WHY? said:

Why do tom green got out of the show? the script was really written like that ages ago? or he decided to go to amercia?

Holly said:

I'm sooo excited! July 8th 2013 at 6 p.m. Is the exact time it premieres!

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