March 28th 2017


Dance Academy takes centre stage at Parliament House

Photo: Graham Tidy

In a special event for Dance Academy fans, ACTF Chairman Janet Holmes á Court AC and Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communication and the Arts, hosted a premiere screening of the upcoming Dance Academy film at Parliament House, Canberra.

The star-studded event was attended by cast members Xenia Goodwin (Tara Webster), Thomas Lacey (Ben Tickle), Dena Kaplan (Abigail Armstrong) and Alicia Banit (Kat Karamakov), much to fans’ delight.

Guests also included Government ministers, members and senators, as well as the Dance Academy film’s Producer Joanna Werner, Writer Samantha Strauss and Director Jeffrey Walker.

The event highlighted the immense public value in supporting live-action children’s drama, particularly in the wake of a House of Representatives’ inquiry into the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry.

The screening of the film received a fantastic response from the audience – laughter, tears and an overall sense of delight from fans, ecstatic to see the original Dance Academy cast back on Australian screens.

The event was supported by the ACTF, the Australian Government and Screen Australia. Dance Academy will make its cinema debut on April 6.

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