It's Tara final year at the Academy and her preparations for a surprise 18th birthday for Abigail clash with a tantalising opportunity for Third Years to audition for temporary roles in the National Company's current ballet.
Ben has to choose between the girl he cares about and the opportunity to partner a principal dancer, while Tara is worried about Kat but goes about trying to fix her in all the wrong ways. Ollie challenges Abigail to a dance off.
Tara finds a new hero in Saskia Duncan, the youngest principal dancer in the Company's history, and a new worry about her future with Christian. Meanwhile Abigail searches for dirt to remove talented Grace from second year.
Kat's struggle to find friends at normal school brightens when she's able to choreograph a project for drama class, while an exuberant first year, Ben Tickle, is elevated into Second Year and eagerly seeks new friends.
Sammy's little brother Ari arrives at the Academy, throwing Sammy's hectic schedule into havoc and Kat auditions to be a football cheerleader, happily encouraged by Ben. Meanwhile Tara is having self esteem issues when it comes to the looks department.
Tara's concern about the time she spends with Christian impacting her dance study leads to her to suggest they 'pause' their relationship, and Ben tries to impress Kat through an ambitious choreography assignment. Meanwhile Grace has cause to be jealous when Abigail and Ethan continue to work closely together.
Realising that Saskia's continuing critique of her dancing could jeopardise her mid year exams, Tara takes action, while Christian ditches his pas de deux exam to hang out with Kat. Wired on energy drinks, an overtired Sammy kids himself that he's blitzing exams, and puts Abigail in danger as a result.
Sammy returns home for his Grandpa Morrie's funeral and to ask his father to support his Academy tuition. While an act of sabotage severs frenemies Tara and Abigail and Kat auditions for the Moulin Rouge.
Grace encourages Tara to take action against Saskia's cruel treatment of her, Kat commences training for the Moulin Rouge and Sammy is assigned a Third Year, Ollie, as a tutor to get him through his exams.
Sammy and Ollie's friendship heads into unchartered territory when they go on a road trip so that Sammy can compete in a Prix de Fonteyn regional round, while Christian joins them to reconnect with his estranged father, Raf.
Abigail's best efforts to balance her ballet commitments with the fringe musical splinter when a leaked staff email discounts her chances in the Prix de Fonteyn and her over-supportive mother Anthea unexpectedly arrives at the Academy.
The Academy students experience stinging prejudice from the judges during the National Round of the Prix de Fonteyn, just as Sammy's father visits the competition to watch his son dance for the first time in years.
Grace continues to make a play for Zach's attention, leading her to manufacture a serious accusation, as Christian's resolve to bounce back from his Prix de Fonteyn elimination drives him toward some reckless behaviour.
Ben tries a variety of tactics in rehearsals for 'Peter Pan' to prove to Tara that he's a leading man, while Kat's efforts to research her character in the production lead to a realisation about her relationship with Christian.
Country girl Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the prestigious National Academy of Dance. It's a tumultuous week as she realises her dream of becoming a dancer is going to be more a lot more difficult, and humiliating, than she ever anticipated.
Tara arrives at the Academy excited about the year ahead but soon discovers that she is the worst dancer in the class. As Tara struggles to fit in, she learns the hard way to respect her teachers, who her true friends are, and to watch her back around her roommate Abigail.
When Tara's crush on Ethan threatens to derail her friendship with Kat, Sammy gets her to write a pros and cons list to clear her head. As the roommate war escalates, Abigail wins a decisive victory, emailing Tara's list to the whole school. Christian finds himself in the custody of the police and, with nowhere else to go, has to accept his place at the Academy.
The first years are given trust exercises to help forge connections with their pas de deux partners. Tara is frustrated when Christian refuses to participate, however they connect unexpectedly when Tara follows him to the beach and Christian rescues her from a dangerous situation. Meanwhile Kat feels betrayed by Tara's secret crush on Ethan and Sammy finds himself tied to Abigail for 24 hours.
The National Ballet comes to town and Tara is thrilled to learn that Kat's mother is Natasha Willis, the Company's principal dancer and her childhood idol. Sammy's girlfriend, Mia, also arrives forcing Sammy to evaluate his growing feelings for Abigail.
Christian reluctantly agrees to dance in Ethan's showcase but can't stand the derivative choreography. In order to show this ballet boy some real hip hop, Christian takes Ethan home to Maroubra. Sammy admits to having feelings for someone at the Academy and while Tara and Kat try to figure out her identity, Tara gives Kat a lesson on what it means to have a crush.
Abigail is devastated that her body seems to be developing and defies Miss Raine by wearing a loose top to class. Sammy is forced to buy a dance belt, with Christian as his unlikely shopping buddy. Meanwhile, in an attempt prove to Ethan that she's not just a little kid, Tara pretends to be dating Damien Lang, an older dancer in the Company.
Mocking her friends' obsession with teen popstar, Myles Kelly, Kat creates a video of herself dancing to one of his songs and then posts it on the internet. She is surprised when the record company invites her to dance in Myles's next video clip... and stunned when sparks fly between herself and the heartthrob.
Christian's best mate Aaron comes to stay and reveals the truth about the robbery they committed. Later, Aaron uses Christian as an alibi forcing Christian to lie to the police and to question whether old friends are necessarily good friends. Meanwhile, Abigail's control issues are spiralling out of control and she is caught shoplifting.
Tara is excited when Ethan asks her to star in his choreography assessment piece, but Ethan only has eyes for his mentor, Dana. Abigail's sister, Paige, stays for the weekend and when the gang goes on a trip to an amusement park, long-held tensions between the girls reveal that all is not OK with Abigail.
Pressure is building at the Academy as the students prepare for exams. Tara tries to ignore her recent almost pash with Ethan in an attempt to stay focused. With her sights set on the first year scholarship, Abigail pushes herself too far and severely restricts her eating.
It's Open Week at the Academy and Tara discovers she is embarrassed by her unsophisticated parents, especially around her new boyfriend Ethan. Her mum later reveals that the farm is in serious financial trouble and her expensive tuition fees aren't helping. Meanwhile, Kat's mother reneges on her promised family holiday and Sammy's father also disappoints by failing to show up to watch him dance. Abigail is stuck at home in bed and finds a friend in Sammy.
Tara returns from the holidays excited to have been awarded the first year scholarship. However, this soon turns to disappointment when Kat leaves her standing alone outside a warehouse party the night before their first ballet class. Abigail is trying to be a perfect patient in her therapy sessions but has to ask for help in order to start tackling the real issues behind her eating disorder.
Petra Hoffman arrives at the Academy on exchange from the Berlin Ballet School. Homesick, she adopts a lost dog and attempts to conceal him in the Boarding House. Kat has been ditching class to spend time with her new boyfriend and her punishment is to teach ballet to a class of underprivileged kids. Tara ends up kissing Christian behind Ethan's back, leaving her feeling guilty and confused.
Kat is upset when her parent's ignore her 16th birthday and throws herself a huge party at their harbourfront home as revenge. Chaos soon reigns when Tara spies Kat kissing Christian and realises she can't ignore her own feelings, Petra accidentally gets drunk, the photo of Tara and Christian together is revealed, and the police are called to end the out of control party!
It is school camp time and Tara is ostracised by her friends and further humiliated when photos of her and Christian kissing keep appearing everywhere. Tensions culminate in a fight between Kat and Tara, and both girls learn the hard way that friendship is more important than boys.
Petra has decided to stay in Australia and enjoy life as an ordinary teenager. However, when the Berlin Ballet offers her a contract she has a difficult choice to make. When Scout auditions for the Junior School summer programme, Kat is able to make amends for disappointing the younger girl. Meanwhile Sammy and Abigail have started meeting in secret and Abigail has no intention of making it public knowledge... they're just kissing, it's not a relationship.
The Institute of Sport's Australian Rules Forward Squad has been sent to the Academy for some specialised training. The challenge is soon on between the dancers and the footballers to prove which is the tougher sport. Miss Raine has chosen Tara and Abigail to do daily private classes and Tara finally learns why Abigail hates her so much.
When the Board decides to cut hip hop and jazz from the curriculum Kat goes on the warpath, blaming her mother for this change. Tara and Christian find themselves together at the beach and their spark is rekindled, so much so that they lose track of time and are running late for the Patron's Showcase performance when Tara trips and badly injures herself.
It's a month since Tara's injury and her plaster is due to come off but Tara seems much more focused on her new boyfriend, Christian, and organising the school formal. Sammy and Abigail decide take their relationship to the next level and Ethan is offered an early contract with the Company.
Christian's sentencing hearing has been set and believing that he's headed for juvenile detention, Christian decides to stop playing by other people's rules and goes back to his old neighbourhood. Tara has been working hard in rehab, with Ethan as her coach, but is too scared to dance again. Sammy is so focused on trying to save Christian that he's been ignoring Abigail and she has to accept that their relationship is over.
Christian is ready for his court date but everything unravels when old loyalties cause him to change his story. Kat is shocked to learn her brother is moving overseas and in an attempt to get him to stay, tries to reignite the flame between Ethan and Tara.
Sammy and Christian have made a pact of brotherhood, from now on they are an island of man, but Kat wonders whether Sammy might have a man crush on his new best friend. Meanwhile, auditions for The Nutcracker are coming up and neither Kat nor Ethan are thrilled to discover their father is directing the ballet. Abigail learns her parents are separating and puts everything she has into securing a solo role.
Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are underway. Tara is playing the role of Clara and quickly discovers that being the star is not all its cracked up to be as Abigail's claws re emerge. Sammy is forced to admit that his feelings for Christian have moved beyond that of just friendship and Myles Kelly returns to rescue Kat from the costume dungeon where she has been exiled since walking out of her audition.
The end of year performance of the Nutcracker at the Opera House has finally arrived and Tara continues to perform her role so badly that it seems Abigail will be recast in her place. Does Tara have what it takes to put everything she has learnt this year into practice and find the courage to stand centre stage?
Four teenage boys - Jake, Felix, Andy and Sam - go on a school excursion trekking through the dense forest. They find themselves lost and get caught in an unexpected and violent lightning storm. When they return home the next morning, they realize that they have returned to a world where they no longer exist! Their parents, relatives and friends do not recognize them and all public records of their identities have vanished. And worst of all, the world has reconfigured itself as though they were never born. Follow the boys as they search for the real story behind this mystery.