15-year-old Tara Webster travels to Sydney to audition for the top ballet school in the country, the National Academy of Dance. Tara is confident that all her dreams are about to come true. What Tara doesn't realise is that she's almost impossibly behind in her training... And that there's more to surviving life at the Academy than just dancing. Within a week, Tara has found an unlikely ally in Kat, a sophisticated enemy in Abigail, she's been spotted undressed in the boys' toilets by bad boy Christian, and developed a crush on the school's golden boy, Ethan. Suddenly her world is a much bigger, scarier place.