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Dance Academy leaps to the big screen

Three years after its last season, the Australian series is stepping into the limelight once again in the 90-minute film, Dance Academy - The Comeback.
May 31, 2016

Popular Australian series Dance Academy is officially sashaying on over to the silver screen, thanks to Germany’s ZDF and ZDF Enterprises and Australia’s Werner Film Productions.

The 90-minute feature film, Dance Academy – The Comeback, will be based on the tween- and teen-skewing drama that aired between 2010 and 2013 in more than 160 countries via broadcasters like ZDF (Germany), Teen Nick and Netflix (US) and Nickelodeon (UK).

Shooting on the film─which will use both Sydney and New York as backdrops─will start this spring, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Dance Academy – The Comeback follows the return of star ballet student Tara Webster to her studies after a devastating injury sidelined her career. But she’s still drawn to the art form, and is faced with big decisions regarding her future as a dancer.

The film is the latest production to come out of Werner Film. The studio is also behind the live-action series Ready For This, which was just recently acquired by ZDF in Germany.

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