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 4 – Minefield

Series 1 Episode 4 – Minefield – Sountrack

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Offenbach – The Tales of Hoffmann – Baracolle – as very short background only to beginning of pas-de-deux trust lesson.

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Mozart – Rondo in C major or (simpler version) – Stop fighting over Tara you two, especially as you do not want her at that point, Ethan the torturer!

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Skate – Henrik Kolenda – no link – Tara facing Christian’s aloof rudeness.

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The Alohas – Superskegs – – Fun at the beach

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Rupert Kepplinger – Tara’s Frittenangriff – (fries attack) no link

Variation of Tara’s theme – And Christian might find her annoying, but he still cannot keep his eyes off her!

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Talons -Scoffers and Understanders – & – Gravitron – ? No links, and therefore no idea where it fits: could be the music the bad boys are listening to in their cars, or the background music for this Shaun/ Kat scene? If you know, please tell me!


I am, as usual, sad that the class piano pieces are not attributed:

nor the sweet music when Kat consoles Tara…

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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 2

Series 1 Episode 2 – Week Zero

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Einzugspunk (”punk train”)- Kepplinger – No link – When Sammy rooms with Kat.

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Step Into the Funk – Alphonse Mouzon – (very CLOSE) or but I haven’t found the actual track… sorry. When Tara struggles with Jazz…

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Contemporay dance drumbeats. Could be Woman’s Dance by M. Askill??? no link.  Tara struggling with Contemporary…

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Coppelia Act 1 Mazurka – Arthur Saint Leon – Tara struggles with Character classes…

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remix version of Thump – Bertie Blackman –  is the original version, and this: Nick Galea remix is the closest I could find

Tara struggling with Hiphop…

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Mutprobe coda – (Daring Coda) – Kepplinger (no link) – Tara and Kat are dared to jump.

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Don Quichote – Ludwig Minkus – Kitri variation (the fan)

Tara dances on pointe against Miss Raine’s ban.


Looked Good in Daylight – C. Earnst/ black Market Rhythm Co – – Tara enjoying life with new friends.


Of course we are missing the various class piano music… Maybe one day.



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???).