Dance Academy Soundtrack – Series 1 Episode 11 – One Perfect Day


Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – Dance of the Little Swans –

The detail that says it all: Tara is being told off AND she is the only one not dancing  in pointe shoes!



Ah, this next one:

Taco Van Hettinga – Freunde Pier – it means ‘Friend Pier’… so I presume it is either the dirge for Sammy’s pointe shoes funeral…


(sorry, three photos just because this scene is awesome!)


unlikely to be the ribbon dance music, but could it be?


Or Ethan’s original music choice?

Your guess is as good as mine…

And last but not least:

Winterpark – One Night Alone –


Tara proves her point by dancing Ethan’s choreography her way, to this track. (and I love that this happens again  as Abigail does that to his chore in Series 2 Episode 5: Showcase!)


Dance Academy Soundtrack – Series 1 Episode 9 – Heartbeat


A mix of find-able songs and made-for-purpose un-find-able ones…


Heart Beats Faster – Prince of Thieves


Lost at Sea – The Cairos – (as background music)


Casting II – Cristian Cassara – I love this music, such a shame I can’t find the track anywhere


Boundaries – Garron Leslie – same as above


Had Enough/ You Got Me Dancing- J. Worthy/ A. Tuohey/ M.Mozart

And then there should be TV trailer – Jonas Engelke…


Dance Academy Soundtrack: Series 1 Episode 3 Behind Barres

Series 1 Episode 3: Behind Barres

There are some amazing tracks during that episode, both in Ballet Class

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and in environmental music, particularly when Tara dances her angry dances and Christian is running off. I can’t believe these were not credited!

But we do have the tracks for the rest:

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Coco Electrik – Apple Pie –– Kat seeks revenge on Abigail for refusing to let Tara move out.

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Little Red – Fool– Kat and Sammy Karaoke revenge, failed.

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oh, and there was no background music for this one, but I just love this shot, Christian having been let down by his brother, and now stuck at the Academy, with the logo just peeping there behind his resigned face. Great filming here.


Dance Academy Soundtrack, Series 1 Episode 1

Series 1 Episode 1 – Learning to Fly

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Kat going wild at the beginning of the first session of audition week!!!

Parlez-vous Français – Art Vs Science –

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Abigail and Co passing judgment on all the other dancers

Heart – Bertie Blackman-

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Tara arriving at the third year party.

Gamble For It – The Rapids (nowhere to be found on the big great internet!)

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Christian already keeping his eyes on Tara. (how on Earth did I miss that when I first watched it!!!!)

Butterfly -Cristian Cassara (also nowhere to be found on the big great internet!)

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Tara proving why she deserves a place at the Academy by dancing a wonderful Ugly Duckling version. (to a Cinderella track? How interesting!)

Cinderella Suite No.3, Op.109: VIII amaroso – Prokokief



track list

As credited on the actual track list.

But missing are :

Tara’s musics,

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the meeting Ethan tune,

and the various beautiful piano pieces used during the classes! (Tara failing at chaine turns and arabesques, and barely coping with simple barre exercises.)

If you are a classics expert and can direct me to the actual pieces, please please pretty please do so! (they may be specially written pieces for the show though, maybe by Bryony Marks???).