Xenia Goodwin.

StudioCanal has dated Dance Academy: The Movie.

The film, directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Xenia Goodwin, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues, Dena Kaplan, Thomas Lacey, Alicia Banit and Tara Morice, will hit Australian cinemas on March 23, 2017.

International sales are being handled by ZDF Enterprises Germany.

The show was created by writer Samantha Strauss (Mary: The Making of a Princess) with producer Joanna Werner (Secret City, Ready For This).

The film’s EP's are Louise Smith (The Square, The Rage in Placid Lake), Bernadette O’Mahony (Worst Year of My Life Again, Mortified), Vicki O’Neil, Arne Lohmann and Nicole Keebe.

DOP Martin McGrath ACS (Muriel’s Wedding), who shot all 65 episodes of the show’s three seasons, is lensing the feature. 

Also on board is production designer Chris Kennedy (The Water Diviner, The Proposition, Cosi), costume designer Tess Schofield (The Water Diviner, The Sapphires, Bootmen), hair and make-up designer Dalia Fernandez (Dance Academy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Nim’s Island) and editor Geoff Lamb (Early Winter, StalkHer, Return to Nim’s Island).  

The feature is being produced by Werner Film Productions with investment from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Film Victoria, The Australian Children’s Television Foundation and Soundfirm.   

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