Season 1, Episode 20
24 June 2010
June 27, 2012
"Ballet Fever" is the twentieth episode of season one of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. It aired on 24 June 2010 on ABC3 and on June 27, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by Ellie Beaumont.
With a solo coming up in the Patron's Showcase, Tara is working harder than ever, for the first time completely focused on ballet. Kat diagnoses this as severe case of "Ballet Fever" and the afternoon before the performance orders her to get away from the Academy. On the ferry going to the beach, Tara finds herself next to Christian, the last person she wants to spend time with - however over the course of the sunny afternoon, they forget all the reasons they're not supposed to be together and fall in love. Back on earth, Sammy has only been given an understudy role in the classical section of the Showcase and he's desperate to show Miss Raine that he's better than that. Sammy is crushed when his girlfriend, Abigail, tells him he should just accept it. Meanwhile, Kat feels like she's stuck between lovesick Sammy and ballet fevered Tara, right now the only highlight in her life is the hip hop dance they are performing in the showcase. This is why she is livid when she discovers the Board has decided to cut this subject from the curriculum - her mother is on the Board and she blames her for this decision. Kat decides to take matters into her own hands by staging a surprise hip hop demonstration. It's not the result she intended and she learns something new about her mother. While Tara and Christian, having lost track of time, are running late for the performance, Tara slips and badly injures her leg. Reality comes crashing down.
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