Last night my biggest babe and I along with a couple of friends, went to see Dance Academy the movie ahead of it landing in cinemas next Thursday 6th April (although certain cinemas have sneak peeks this weekend!). None of us have watched the Dance Academy series but we all love dancing and a great movie. We were not let down in the slightest, it was a fabulous film. We laughed, we cried, fell in love with the characters and felt a yearning to take up ballet.
‘The feature film, DANCE ACADEMY continues the story of global phenomenon and incredibly successful two-time Emmy nominated Australian television series of the same name. The series saw a group of teenagers through the ups-and-downs of elite dance training at the National Academy of Dance. Picking up eighteen months after the television series finale, the much-loved characters have moved on from the Academy and are living very different lives.
Former ballet student, Tara (Xenia Goodwin), was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. Tara tries to move on and embrace life as a university student but cannot get over her dream of dancing professionally. Haunted by the night she was injured, Tara embarks on a near impossible comeback. Leaving her life and love behind in Sydney, Tara is determined to prove to the ballet world and to herself that she still has what it takes.’ (official synopsis Dance Academy)
The underlying theme of the movie was dreams…how much you’re willing to sacrifice to chase your dream and is it actually really what you want? I doubt that was something my 8yo picked up on given she was just about the dancing, but I would love for her to rewatch down the track when this theme is more applicable. I loved the message which rang true for me. Is fame and fortune really success? Or is success being happy in what you’re doing and loving every minute of it? How do you measure success? It’s different things to different people I suppose and Dance Academy really explores this. I loved that the characters and their “journey”, sidenote- who else hates that overplayed word???!!!, and the fact that whilst in the movie they’re late teens/early 20’s, they really could be any age. Discovering one’s path in life isn’t always easy as Tara and co prove, neither is staying true to one’s self when chasing dreams and goals but surround yourself with fabulous friends and mentors and you will get there!
I loved this film so much, I’m giving you the chance to win tickets to see it yourself! I have a family pass with prize pack for the winner (worth $149) and two runners up will receive a double pass each (worth $42). Make sure your entry is valid by commenting on this post down the bottom, not in the competition pop up pleeeaaase!!!!
This is the rad prize pack which includes dance bag, bluetooth speaker and earphones!
So enter now as it’s a short but super sweet competition ending midnight (AEST) Monday 3rd April so we can get tickets out ASAP!