In Taking the Stage, five young talents get the chance to realize their dreams of becoming dancers, musicians, actors and – most of all – stars. The show takes viewers inside Cincinnati's famed School for Creative and Performing Arts where we get a sneak peak of students dancing along the shores of fame against a typical high school backdrop where getting good grades, dealing with insecurities and finding love rock their chances of achieving greatness.
"Taking The Stage" premiered on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:00pm (ET). Season two premiered on January 16, 2010 with new episodes airing Thursdays at 11:00pm (ET). For the second season, episodes were shortened to thirty minutes instead of the first season's sixty minute length. The season premiere, 'Fame' episode and the season finale were all sixty minutes, however.