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Series Summary
Students at New York's famous High School for the Performing Arts pour their hearts and souls into their training to become stars in their chosen field in this TV series adaptation of a 1980 motion picture of the same title. They include Danny, an aspiring comic; Coco, an ambitious singer and dancer; and Leroy, who hopes his dancing will take him far away from the ghetto. A number of other students came and went throughout the series' six-season run. Their teachers and mentors include dance instructor Lydia Grant and music professor Mr. Shorofsky. The show aired on NBC for its first season before moving into syndication for the final five.

Air Dates: 1982 - Present

Genres: Drama, Music, Dance

Network: NBC

  • Season 2, Ep. 23 : U.N. WeekApr 7, 1983

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    Students from a conservative institution participate in U.N. week at the School of the Arts; romantic rumors fly about Lydia and Reardon.

  • Season 2, Ep. 22 : Ending on a High NoteMar 31, 1983

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    Lydia offers Leroy and Danny parts in a school production in exchange for coaching a church basketball team.

  • Season 2, Ep. 21 : ... Help From My FriendsMar 10, 1983

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    The students suspect that a suicide note found after lockers were vandalized belongs to a girl about to be dropped from the dance program.

  • Season 2, Ep. 19 : Not in Kansas AnymoreFeb 24, 1983

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    Doris slips and bumps her head, causing her to dream that she, her friends and teachers have become characters from "The Wizard of Oz."

  • Season 2, Ep. 18 : Friendship DayFeb 17, 1983

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    Doris' sharply authoritative manner has her friends plotting against her during hectic preparations for the school's "Friendship Day."

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