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Season 1, Episode 4
Aus. Airdate

3 June, 2010

U.S. Airdate

March 9, 2012


David Ogilvy


Jeffrey Walker

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Real Men Don't Dance

"Minefield" is the fourth episode of season one of the Australian television series, Dance Academy. It aired on 3 June, 2010 on ABC3 and on March 9, 2012 on TeenNick. The episode was written by David Ogilvy.

Episode Overview

The students at the Academy are given different trust exercises designed to help them connect with their pas de deux partners. Tara isn't thrilled to learn that Christian is her new partner and is further annoyed when he refuses to participate in the exercise. They've been instructed to ask each other twenty questions and when Christian decides to head to the beach for the day, Tara follows him, along with an unhappy Kat and her partner Sean; whose exercise was to take turns guiding each other while one partner is blindfolded. Abigail's patience is tested when she's instructed to stay tied by a cord to Sammy for twenty-four hours. Sammy, however, uses the exercise as an opportunity to try to see beneath Abigail's Ice Princess exterior. Meanwhile, Tara finds an unexpected silver lining to her day when Ethan shows up at the beach with some friends. She abandons Kat to flirt with Ethan but ends up being left behind herself and stumbles into trouble with some local thugs. Christian redeems himself by rescuing Tara and despite the conflicts of the day they find a moment of connection on the long walk home.

Recurring Characters

  • Tara Morice as Miss Raine,
  • Josef Brown as Patrick
  • Matt Lee as Sean
  • Cariba Heine as Isabelle
  • Jackson Haywood as Revhead #1,
  • Judd Wild as Revhead Driver
  • Stephen Multari as Tim


To view the Minefield gallery, click here.



Dance Academy S1 E4 Minefield