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Dance Academy: The Comeback

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Captivating, graceful story of young dancers on the verge.

Movie NR 2018 101 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

Realistic Ballet Story

My daughters both have been doing ballet for years and found this story easy to follow relate to. I like that it was realistic about how hard it is to make a career in ballet and there are other ways to enjoy dance.
age 10+

hard to follow the plot line

although we had never seen the television show

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Beautiful dance sequences, engaging performances, and a familiar story told with heart and originality should win many new fans and please already-devoted followers of the Australian series. And Dance Academy: The Comeback manages to be relevant, contemporary, and wholesome at the same time. The production (costumes, set design, music, editing, and cinematography) is top-notch. New York as a setting has been used in countless films, but director Jeffrey Walker makes it as fresh and alive for his audience as it is for Tara when she visits for the very first time. There's some advantage to having watched these talented performers over the course of the series' three-season run, but newbies will catch up quickly. Enjoyable and moving, with positive messages and solid role models, the story takes us to some unexpected places as well. Highly recommended.

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