Additionally, Abby is concerned for Mackenzie's headpiece. The fact that no one from any sort of Child Protect services has never investigated this woman amazes me. I kept watching hoping I would see something positive, but alas, I saw abusive behavior aimed at children, with their parents approval and of course tacit public approval based on the fact that the show has been renewed for more than one season. Meanwhile, Nia is determined to perform the duet that Abby pulled the previous week. Chloe is given the featured role in the group routine, but is later replaced by Ally, whose height hindered blocking.
. Additionally, Kristie is upset when Mackenzie is placed ahead of Asia on the pyramid, and strongly suggests going back home if Asia does not dance a weekly solo. She has her favorites too and battles them against each other. Now she has Maddie turning against the other children as well. We weren't shown how 'private' the voting process was. Abby also throws in a photo shoot for Dance Track magazine.
Paige and Chloe are given a duet. Hosted by executive producer Jeff Collins. Meanwhile, Candy Apples hires a new choreographer to help produce this week's group routine, who, unbeknownst to Cathy, is an old friend of Abby's. The mothers stage a protest to get Kelly to return for the new season of dance, however Abby decides to completely create a new competition team. At competition, Abby overhears Cathy and Anthony criticizing Paige's technique, and tells Paige to confront them. The moms are perhaps not as appalling as Abbey, but they come across as even more petty.
Meanwhile, Sophia is back in California working, and Mackenzie rehearses as her swing in case she does not show up, although Abby still expects her. Christi feels Abby's actions hurt Chloe despite both girls feeling indifferent. Meanwhile, Abby visits a taxidermist. To make matters worse, Maddie is relegated to dancing a duet with Kendall, although Melissa continues to deny her feelings about it. Who knew that mothers could stoop as low as caring if their daughter is the point of a formation? The whole team misses Kelly, Brooke and Paige, but they soldier on to compete at In10sity Dance in Denver. Gianna is left to finish the group routine in Abby's absence, and the mothers decide to dedicate the dance to Abby's dog with a more upbeat routine. Running a very strict and exclusive dance company, Miller, and the company, has become one of the most sought after dance institutions in the United States, and especially in Pennsylvania.
This show not only broadcasts Miller's company but also contains segments of the competition's routines. Now, I'm nowhere near what people would call conservative. The toddlers might at least be too young to understand or care about all the sexualization they receive. Cathy discovers there is a rotten apple and asks Gino and Mikey to leave, Mikey asks Abby if there is a place on her team for Gino, and it is told the Gino has a crush on Maddie as they are always texting, he gave her a valentine and kissed her cheek backstage. Cathy relies on Anthony's choreography to keep her on top. Meanwhile, the theme of the group dance causes Abby to have painful memories to Abby and the moms.
When you are an adult, a teacher, and you bully you are less than disgusting. Kendall is given a solo where she must work on her facial expressions. Archived from on June 18, 2014. However, only one girl is selected for the cover. If anyone has children or has an interest in advocating for children they should avoid this show. Hosted by executive producer Jeff Collins. Melissa considers home-schooling her daughters.
I don't enjoy watching the children who only wear minimal costumes at the dance studio and even on stage. Local mothers apply their daughters for a spot in the Abby Lee Dance Company as young as five and six years old. Asia and Mackenzie go head to head as well, but Asia comes in first, while Macknenzie places second. Maybe I am biased because of the way I was raised, but I hope I never act the way these mothers act about my child's hobby. Put on a show that shows some positive reinforcement and put it up against Abby. For example, when she entered her team in the same competition as a rival studio, she preached nothing but the need to beat said studio to her team every moment she was on camera.
Kelly breaks down after Paige's performance, causing a teary-eyed Abby to consider rebuilding her relationship with the family. I wont be watching this again but for little kids or someone who likes funny,cute shows this will please them. If the drama between the mothers, or between mother and instructor, could be taken out of the production, I think this show could emit a more positive light. Abby's teaching techniques aren't favorable. I understand the mothers and daughters want to dance but there has to be a better way to give them this opportunity rather than humiliate them on television. Abby bases her approval around the place her team takes in a competition and blows up when they lose to someone she wanted to beat.
Air Date : 19th-Feb-2013 The Abby Lee Dance Company heads to New Jersey with a group number all about love. Archived from on March 1, 2012. The idea about Dance Moms are the mothers of the children at a Pittsburgh dance studio owned and taught by Abby Lee Miller. Additionally, Mackenzie is told by Abby to not participate in recess as she got winded during rehearsals. Maddie and Chloe compete head-to-head and continuing with the political theme Abby has the Abby Lee Dance Company vote on who gave the best performance.
They vote the way Abby wants because they don't want their child treated with disfavor and Abby will take her loathing for a mom out on the child. I started with a small company where there was no body image issues or focused on. That would be even cheaper than paying this woman. They attempt to act as important coaches in matters they are clearly less knowledgeable about, and constantly refer to their daughters' achievements in ways that group themselves in. What also surprised me is how this show seems to not affect the bias of the judges involved in the weekly competitions. Meanwhile, Brooke is left out this week's competition as Abby is unsure about her willingness to dance. An instructor who places high expectations on someone relative to their abilities and doesn't tolerate mistakes is strict.