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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WIN a complete set of TeenNICK's Dance Academy: Season 1, Volumes 1 & 2 on DVD #giveaway #ad
NEW DVD RELEASE
I'm a mom of a tween girl and boy, so I'm always on the lookout for shows with good role models that aren't too adult or over the top. That's why we jumped at the chance to offer the whole first season on DVD to one of our lucky readers. ($39.90 value) when TeenNICK offered. In all honesty, we haven't had a chance to review Dance Academy, since they only sent us 1 set to give away, but this sounds like a sweet series full of athletes and realistic teen issues, that's fun enough to keep tweens' interest. We're also all about diversity.
From the producers of TeenNICK's #1 series "H2O: Just Add Water" and nominated for an International Emmy® Award in 2011, DANCE ACADEMY is a realistic drama that follows this group of ordinary teenagers who are pushing themselves to the limit as they fight to achieve extraordinary things. Catch up on this TeenNICK fan favorite, currently airing in primetime! Each SEASON 1 and SEASON 2 2-disc set features 13 episodes and bonus behind-the-scenes clips or cast galleries!
"The most striking quality of this enjoyable series is its dissimilarity to many of the flashy teen-geared shows available today, thanks to relatable, diverse characters and realistic interpersonal issues that are handled with maturity."
-- Commonsense Media
THEY'VE GOT THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET,
BUT HAVE THEY GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
THIS MAY, JUMP INTO THE FIRST TWO SEASONS OF TEEN NICK'S TWEEN SMASH, AS FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES FOUR SPECIALLY-PRICED 2-DVD SETS NEVER BEFORE RELEASED!
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 1, VOLUMES 1 & 2
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 2, VOLUMES 1 & 2
Street Date: May 14, 2013
DVD SRP: $19.95 ea. (2 Discs)
When you're sixteen, life is rarely simple. In fact, there's enough to keep you on your toes in normal circumstances. But what if you were also living away from home at the country's top dance academy? Meet Tara Webster, who grew up on a country farm, but has always dreamed of being a professional dancer. When she's admitted to Australia's prestigious National Academy of Dance, she feels like all of her dreams are about to come true -- but the school is tougher and more competitive than she ever imagined.
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1
Far from home, and way behind on her dance training, Tara feels like a fish out of water, but she knows one thing -- she's not alone on this journey. In Sydney, she meets new friends, good-hearted Kat and good-guy Sammy, and falls hard for a new crush, Ethan. To round out her crew, there's "mean girl" Abigail, a more experienced dancer who sees Tara as a threat, and Christian, an adrenaline junkie with a troubled past. Together they manage the pressures of exams, crushes and dancing, all the while knowing that at the end of the year not everyone makes the cut.
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 1, VOLUME 2
Tara returns from the holidays excited to have been awarded a first year scholarship, but the rest of the year is full of challenges no one could have seen coming. The group continues to put all their effort into dancing, but along the way some battle eating disorders, struggle with their parents, overcome physical injury and even deal with big breakups. With the end-of-year Nutcracker performance approaching, can the Academy group pull it together? And does Tara really have what it takes to stand center stage?
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 2, VOLUME 1
It was a rocky first year, but ultimately Tara got everything she wanted: a place in the top dance school in the country, friends she'll know forever and she fell in love - twice! She even danced the role of her dreams. So Second Year should be a piece of cake. Right? In SEASON 2 VOLUME 1, Tara reunites with her friends and discovers the exciting news that they can all compete in a prestigious ballet competition, Prix de Fonteyn, to determine the best dancer in the world. Teacher Miss Raine spells it out for them: "Make no mistakes. Second Year counts. And you are all in competition." Everyone must work harder than they've ever worked before on the dance floor and in life.
DANCE ACADEMY: SEASON 2, VOLUME 2
Tara soared to great heights during her first year at the Academy, but by her second year she's learned that being on top - in dance, in life, in love - only makes for a long fall back down. In SEASON 2 VOLUME 2 the stakes are higher, the lows are lower, and the competitions are exhilarating. Tara and the entire crew must manage tragedy, relationships and the ultimate final showdown performance. Above all else, it's their friendship that held them together this long. Will it carry them through into their third year?