No Plans Tonight? We Highly Suggest Watching the New "Dance Academy" Movie

March 4, 2018

Remember when, back in 2010, a group of insanely talented, ambitious Australian teenagers took the dance TV world by storm? I’m obviously talking about Dance Academy, which (in my humble opinion) was the greatest dancy show of all time. It was a total blow when the series wrapped up in 2013 and we were forced to bid farewell to Tara, Kat, Abigail, Ben, Christian, and the rest of the stellar cast. But this past weekend, the dance gods bestowed quite the gift upon us: a full-length movie, Dance Academy: The Comeback (*cue screams*).

The movie picks up pretty much where we last left off: Tara’s back has finally healed after her tragic bead-slip in the show’s penultimate episode. She hasn’t danced since injuring herself, and it’s pretty dang clear that it’s eating away at her (we feel you, girl). Kat’s pursuing her acting dreams, while Christian’s teaching at the Sammy E. Lieberman Memorial Studio, Abigail’s dancing with the National Ballet Company, and Ben, we learn in the first 15 minutes of the movie, is dancing principal roles for another prestigious company.

A still from “Dance Academy: The Comeback” (courtesy Grand Communications)

A still from “Dance Academy: The Comeback” (courtesy Grand Communications)

But who is Tara without dance? That’s the question that drives this movie, and man, does it hit close to home for all dancers. Believe us when we say that Dance Academy: The Comeback has e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g: Intense rivalries? Check! Love triangles? You know it! Amazing actors who are also amazing, professionally trained dancers? All with NYC as the backdrop? Check, check, check! It almost sounds too good to be true, but that’s why Dance Academy is forever the G.O.A.T when it comes to dance shows. Catch the trailer below, and rent the full movie on YouTube!