Abigail's forced to make a choice between her ballet and the fringe musical. Her situation intensifies when her mother, Anthea unexpectedly arrives. Meanwhile, Sammy tires of Ollie's persistent criticism.
It is school camp time and Tara is ostracised by her friends and further humiliated when photos of her and Christian kissing keep appearing everywhere. Tensions culminate in a fight between Kat and Tara, and both girls learn the hard way that friendship is more important than boys.
Sammy and Christian have made a pact of brotherhood - from now on they are an island of man - but Kat wonders whether Sammy might have a man crush on his new best friend. Meanwhile, auditions for The Nutcracker are coming up and neither Kat nor Ethan are thrilled to discover their father is directing the ballet. Abigail learns her parents are separating and puts everything she has into securing a solo role.
Petra has decided to stay in Australia and enjoy life as an ordinary teenager, however when the Berlin Ballet offers her a contract she has a difficult choice to make. When Scout auditions for the junior school summer program, Kat is able to make amends for disappointing the younger girl. Meanwhile Sammy and Abigail have started meeting in secret and Abigail has no intention of making it public knowledge - they're just kissing, it's not a relationship.
Christian's sentencing hearing has been set and, believing that he's headed for juvenile detention, Christian decides to stop playing by other people's rules and goes back to his old neighbourhood. Tara has been working hard in rehab, with Ethan as her coach, but is too scared to dance again. Sammy is so focused on trying to save Christian that he's been ignoring Abigail and she has to accept that their relationship is over.
On the final leg of their tour, the third years are invited to a traditional Indigenous ceremony and return the hospitality by offering a dance class to the local kids. Christian finds he is an unexpectedly good teacher.
Petra Hoffman arrives at the academy on exchange from the Berlin Ballet School. Homesick, she adopts a lost dog and attempts to conceal him in the Boarding House. Kat has been ditching class to spend time with her new boyfriend and her punishment is to teach ballet to a class of underprivileged kids. Tara ends up kissing Christian behind Ethan's back, leaving her feeling guilty and confused.
The Prix de Fonteyn is two days away. Tara is stunned as Grace has returned to Sydney as a representative for the UK Prix team. The students' lives are changed forever when a tragedy strikes the Academy.
Country-girl Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the prestigious National Academy of Dance. It's a tumultuous week as she realises her dream of becoming a dancer is going to be a lot more difficult, and humiliating, than she ever anticipated.
The National Ballet comes to town and Tara is thrilled to learn that Kat's mother is Natasha Willis, the company's principal dancer and her childhood idol. Sammy's girlfriend, Mia, also arrives forcing Sammy to evaluate his growing feelings for Abigail.
Mocking her friends' obsession with teen popstar, Myles Kelly, Kat creates a video of herself dancing to one of his songs and then posts it on the internet. She is surprised when the record company invites her to dance in Myles's next video clip ... and stunned when sparks fly between herself and the heart-throb.
Sammy's little brother Ari arrives at the academy throwing Sammy's hectic life schedule into havoc. Kat auditions to be a football cheerleader, happily encouraged by Ben. And Tara is having self-esteem issues.
Are spiders insects? How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? Why are bees so important? Kellyn, resident scientist Clare and the crew are joined by Doug the Dung Beetle to answer your bug-related questions.
Kat finally makes friends with the coterie of outcast girls at school, but despite having sworn off dancing, finds herself helping them choreograph a piece for drama class. Meanwhile, Ben Tickle is upgraded into second year.
Country girl Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the prestigious National Academy of Dance. It's a tumultuous week as she realises her dream is going to be a lot more difficult than she thought.
Christian's best mate Aaron comes to stay and reveals the truth about the robbery they committed. Later, Aaron uses Christian as an alibi forcing Christian to lie to the police, and to question whether old friends are necessarily good friends. Meanwhile, Abigail's control issues are spiralling out of control and she is caught shoplifting.
How do marine mammals stay warm? What is a dugong? Who cares for rescued marine mammals? Join Kellyn, resident scientist Clare, the crew and Pedro Polar Bear, who answer all your questions about marine mammals.
Abigail is devastated that her body seems to be developing and defies Miss Raine by wearing a loose top to class. Sammy is forced to buy a dance belt, with Christian as his unlikely shopping buddy. Meanwhile, in an attempt prove to Ethan that she's not just a little kid, Tara pretends to be dating Damien Lang, an older dancer in the company.
It's the start of the school year for the 800 students of the Juilliard School in New York, one of the most prestigious conservatories in the world and one of the most selective. The school boasts an impressive list of now famous artists who have studied in its drama, dance and music divisions - from Yo You Ma to Kevin Spacey, from Philip Glass to Pina Bausch.
During rehearsals of Peter Pan Ben uses various tactics to prove to Tara he's a leading man, while Kat's efforts to research her character in the production lead to a realisation about her relationship.
Charting the history of dance on television and in film, from early sequences at the beginning of the 20th century through Isadora Duncan to Fred Astaire, Roland Petit, Bejart and on to Pina Bausch and Matthew Bourne, this rich treasure chest of archives from cinema and television will illustrate dance in all its many guises.
Lucette Aldous, Marilyn Rowe and Marilyn Jones were prima ballerinas in the 1970s, when Peggy van Praagh was artistic director at the Australian Ballet. Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Mahrer celebrates their passion for dance.
What's the difference between venomous and poisonous? Can venom be used for good? Kellyn, resident scientist Clare and the crew are joined (not live) by Coney the Cone Shell to answer your stinging questions about venom.
As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. Prima ballerina and Australian resident, Darcey Bussell, spent two decades at the top, performing all the great roles in the classical repertoire and becoming one of ballet's most famous faces. She explores the changing role of the ballerina.
Artistic director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically demanding part - the dual role of Odette, the White Swan and Odile, the Black Swan.
The Magic Flute is one of Mozart's most charming and engaging operas. Its fairy tale surface however, conceals a multi-layered plot, packed with allegories to fire up the imagination. This acclaimed production by artist William Kentridge bursts onto the stage of the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Sisters of Gelam is a musical theatre performance by pioneering Melbourne-based Indigenous Theatre Company, Ibijerri. Combining cabaret, puppetry, dance and spoken word, Sisters of Gelam is a deeply personal, autobiographical and poetic journey into the heart of a prominent Australian clan widely known in Indigenous arts circles - the Maza family.
The world famous equestrian theatre Zingaro rehearses a spectacular show in the grounds of the palace of Versailles under the watchful eye of its formidable director Bartabas. Tension builds as the erection of the stadium that will seat thousands of spectators falls behind schedule and riders and horses prepare for what must be a perfectly choreographed and timed performance.
The ABC of Dance 4 Film will challenge your expectations and tantalise your senses. Hosted by Australian dancer and choreographer Frances Rings and UK hip hop artist and theatre director Jonzi D, the three episodes showcase short dance films from around the world. The series is a unique collaboration between ABC TV, Channel 4 (UK), Arts Council England and the Australia Council for the Arts. The films have been sourced from eight different countries and also include five films that were chosen competitively to be especially commissioned for the project.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.