Dance Academy is an Australian children's television drama. The show aired on ABC1 and ABC3 in Australia, and on ZDF in Germany. Series one premiered in Australia on 31 May 2010, the second series began on 12 March 2012, and series three began on 8 July 2013.
Dance Academy was announced as having been renewed for a second series of 26 episodes on 15 July 2010. Casting calls were issued on 14 September 2010, and filming took place between 31 January and 4 August 2011 in and around Sydney. The series premiered on ABC3 on 12 March 2012, and concluded on 24 April 2012. The series was again executive produced by Joanna Werner. Series two featured Tara and the other students' second year at the Academy, and their efforts to make it through to represent Australia at a major ballet competition, the Prix de Fonteyn.
Tara received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish from Arcadia University. She furthered her education by earning her ESL Program Specialist certification through Penn State and her Master's degree in ESL from UAGM (formerly Universidad del Turabo). She has since gone on to become certified in Middle Level English and Secondary English. Tara has been teaching since 1999 in various Pennsylvania school districts with ESL positions ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has assisted with ESL program development and ESL curriculum writing as well as the addition of adult ESL classes and community outreach programs. Tara began instructing at the post-secondary level for both Penn State and UAGM in 2013.
In 1938 Pope Pius XI sent a letter congratulating the American hierarchy on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic University of America, the representative university of the United States Bishops. Concerned with the global spread of theories and doctrines that he believed undermined Christianity, the Pope decided to use the occasion of the Jubilee to give the University a special assignment. The University's position as the representative educational institution of the American hierarchy, he noted, endowed it especially with the "traditional mission of guarding the natural and supernatural heritage of man." Toward fulfillment of that mission, wrote the Pope, "it must, because of the exigencies of the present age, give special attention to the sciences of civics, sociology, and economics" in a "constructive program of social action" that fit local needs.
Series 1, 1938-1970, is divided into two subseries. The first has the select photocopies made of files from Box 79 of the CUA Office of the Rector/President. The original folder titles are "Curriculum and Publication," "Civic Education/Citizenship Program," "Reports of Civics Clubs and Other Activities," "Financial issues and Graded Textbooks," and "Graded Textbooks-Faith and Freedom Series, Guiding Growth in Christian Social Living, etc." The second subseries consists of surviving editorial files, (the others apparently purged by W. Wingate Snell, Assistant to the Commission's Director), donated by Mr. Snell to the CUA Archives after the Commission's demise in 1970. They contain correspondence from 1955 through 1970 including the reports of the activities at the Commission, awards for Civics Clubs, and communication with the publishers.
The second subseries has select editorial correspondence donated by Commission staffer W. Wingate Snell. These include the reports of the activities at the Commission, awards for Civics Clubs, communication with the publishers, and other editorial files. 2b1af7f3a8