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Dance Academy Movie Q&A Webinar (WA/NT Schools) VIDEO

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01:47 – What inspired you to create this TV show? Does it relate to your real life experiences? - Luca - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

03:43 – Alicia, are there any similarities between you and your character, Kat? - Olivia – Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

05:31 – On Dance Academy you do a lot of physical work (dance). What are some tips you could give to a beginner like me on how to keep fit and healthy? - Caitlin – Year 7 School of the Air - Yulara (the community at Uluru) NT

08:02 – Did it feel different to film a movie rather than a TV show? - Noah - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

10:51 – What is the hardest part about being a dancer and actor at the same time? - Max - Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

12:49 – Joanna, what are you most proud of with the Dance Academy series or movie? - Jesse - Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

14:15 – What was the most stressful part about making the movie as an actor and producer? - Beaux - Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

16:20 – Going from a TV series to a screen play must be huge. From a producers point of view what is such a big transition like? - Caitlin – Year 7 School of the Air - Yulara (the community at Uluru) NT

18:44 – How does it feel to be an actor? Are you stopped in the street by fans? - Jack - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

21:19 – Alicia, what is your favourite dance style or move, and why? - Year 6 - Rose Park Primary School (SA)

22:54 – What do you want/expect from a dance partner? - Grace - Distance Education Student, WA

24:12 – How long does it take to film a 10-second scene in the movie? - Menzies Community School (Via SIDE) WA

26:03 – Had you been to New York before? If not- was it everything you thought it would be? How much of the movie was shot in New York? - Freya - Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

30:30 – How many times do you need to look at your script to learn it and know it off by heart? - Audrey - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

32:18 – How hard was it to get an audition and then the part? Was it very competitive? - Charlie - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

37:17 – How do you remember all of your lines and dance routines, Alicia? - Nell - Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)

39:00 – What made you decide to make a movie? Will there be more movies to follow on? - Mark – Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

40:48 – How does dancing make you feel and how do you overcome injuries and pain? - Joseph - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

43:55 – Joanna, did you see big changes in the actors of Dance Academy in filming over a number of years? - Year 6 - Rose Park Primary School (SA)

47:07 – How do you project emotion into a dance that you don't feel a connection to or how do you keep said emotion when you've run a choreography to death? - Grace - Distance Education Student, WA

50:00 – Which location did you enjoy the most when making the movie? - Calayla - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)

51:52 – Why do you think that Dance Academy has such global appeal around the world?

Video Synopsis

Dance Academy film Producer Joanna Werner and Cast member Alicia Banit are quizzed by Australian students on the challenges in taking the successful TV series to the big screen.