Strong and Moving!
Load of rubbish!!
Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
I don't know who rated this show on IMDb so far but the current 8.2 is not well-deserved. It's a mediocre show at best, which is a pity because I was looking forward to watching a nice ballet series. The actors cannot really act, dialogues are cliché and forced, fight scenes are laughable and overall there is very little drama. Lead actress really needs to get some serious training before she attempts at starring at another show. If the dancers were really good, I could still bear watching this and give a higher rate but their technique is horrible and I wonder if it was too difficult to hire better body doubles for the dance scenes. It looks like the sub par dance school of your neighbourhood, not the most prestigious academy of the country. Far from actually believable, and tolerable if you're in a very good mood. If you need background noise for your lunch breaks, go for it but I wouldn't bother getting invested in it.
I am in love with this show. It is quite realistic and I love how I almost feel I know the characters. The storyline is great and it's hard to find a suitable, non-cheesy show without all the smart remarks and inappropriate comments for teenagers. There are 3 seasons with 65 episodes. The story follows a group of older teenagers who have all been accepted into the National academy of dance. Their three years there are jam packed with all kinds of dancing, drama and even romance. I personally think it is the best Australian TV show for a long time, possibly ever ( it beats home and away by miles) but it is no to be misconceived as a young children's show. Many issues involving teens questioning their sexual orientation, complicated relationships and an emotional and gut wrenching tragedy make it unsuitable for those under 10 years.SEASON 3 IS MEGA AND I LOVE THIS SHOW 100%
If I could rate the two seasons separately, I would rate the first one 7-8 stars and the second twenty billion. The second season is when all the actors really settle into their characters, and the writers seem to get a feeling of exactly what a drama show is. And believe me when I tell you, there is plenty of it. The last few episodes were especially excellent with the tragedy I will not mention,but the writers and the actors portray it perfectly which is what really convinced me how amazing this show is. The dancing is amazing, too, and you can easily tell that the actors know how to dance and weren't just taught the basics a few months before shooting. The writers also really understand how teenagers act and talk and feel and what they do in their free time. Basically, don't quit with the first season. The second one is where you really get addicted.
I stumbled upon this gem of a show. If you love dance you will love this show. Great characters, great dancers, good story lines told in a very refreshing and more true to life way. One of my favorite dance movies is Center Stage and this reminds me of that only like an extended version.The show revolves around a young girl named Tara who is accepted at the Ballet Academy in Sydney and her encounters with friends like Kat and Samuel, her frenemies like Abby and Grace and crushes like Christian and Ethan and there time spent at the Dance Academy. They fall in and out of love and friendship through out the show but the dance is worth all of the drama. Christian (Jordan Rodrigues) would definitely have had my heart pitter pattering if I were a teenage girl. Totally worth the watch!