The rebellious moms of the Dance Moms reality show
The reality show Dance Moms offers shock and dance and now boys
Lifetime's Dance Moms reality show continues to reach new heights of bad behavior amid screaming moms. Have you tired of all the moms and their non-stop drama? What do you think about the latest blow-up between Abbey Lee Miller and Dance Mom Kelly Hyland?
Once more Kelly Hyland pulls that dirty old rug out from under her kids (Brooke and Pagie) and storms off. Naturally Abbey cuts her and her girls from the team. However, Kelly has somehow managed to get herself and her kids back on the show. Let me know what you think below.
And how about the Candy Apples and the new focus on boys? In the best of showtime drama crafting, the evil Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, Candy Apple Dance Studio's owner, has somehow managed to make Sleeping Beauty's evil queen come off as a saint. It's rather stunning if you think about it. Abbey Lee Miller, Queen of Dance Drama, is almost sympathetic.
The Birth of Dance Moms
Lifetime's entry into the roiling sea of reality shows came in the wake of TLC's chum-churning Toddlers & Tiaras and continues to capture a growing audience.. For fans of Toddlers & Tiaras and their dysfunctional moms, the dance moms and their shenanigans put T&T to shame. We can only wonder how the new Dance Moms franchise, Miami Dance Moms will fare in the mama drama department.
Why do I watch Dance Moms?
Why does a reasonably smart, I hope, person like myself visit this sort of macabre behavior on a weekly basis? I don't know. Maybe it's part of that whole there-but-for-the-grace-of-God mentality.
I spent nine years in dance schools in the US and in Germany and finally hung up my slippers at the ripe old age of twelve. I suffered through the constant practice sessions, the dress rehearsals, and the famed end-of-year recitals. But the only claim to fame I'm left with is that I attended dance class with the then president's granddaughter.
I don't remember anything remotely like what goes on with these girls and their moms--and thankful I am. Who are these people?
- Photo credits: Images of Dance Moms show and cast are sourced fromMy Lifetime-Dance Moms
Dance Moms Kelly Hyland hits a new low showing up at competition - What motivates Kelly Hyland, the rebellious Dance Mom?
I'm sorry but I really don't get Kelly. How she thinks she is helping her kids is beyond me. Her actions seem to sabotage her girls more than anything Abbey Lee Miller could dish out. I often feel sorry for Brooke and Paige.How does showing up a dance competition after you've been thrown off the team help?
Check it all out in Dance Moms episode Recital Rebellion:
Maybe our Dance Mom should read this:
You Decide: Does Dance Moms Kelly's actions help or hurt h er kids?
Of course she hurts her kids. (share how below)
The boys have invaded Dance Moms - Candy Apple's all-boy group
This season the Candy Apple boys are competing against the Abbey Lee Dance Company.
Sound Off: Do the boys have what it takes? - The boys have invaded Dance Moms
Tell us what you think about the latest drama of boys versus girls on Dance Moms.
Should Dance Moms be an all girls show or should the boys stay?
I say kick the boys off the show and return to the usual Dance Moms drama.
Bye, Bye Broadway Baby!
Broadway Baby leaves Dance Moms forever - Abbey Lee Miller says farewell to Broadway....baby
If you haven't heard, this season Abbey mourns the loss of her dog.
The loss of Abbey's beloved dog Broadway Baby is clearly felt in this episode.
Meet the young dancers of Lifetime's reality TV show Dance Moms
Beauty Queens vs Tiny Dancers - Reality show buffs, show your love for Toddlers & Tiaras or Dance Moms
Which show edges ahead when it comes to mama drama, little divas, and outrageousness? Both shows generate a lot of controversy and all the moms come under fire for putting their young girls into these situations.
In Toddlers & Tiaras the whole thing about little girls parading up and down the runway captures a lot of attention, while in Lifetime's Dane Moms Abby Lee Miller's teaching style is up for debate. Both have moms who display amazing behavior and not the good kind. Both shows feature rivalries between the girls as in the pitched and hyped battle between Toddlers & Tiara's MacKenzie and Eden.
Dance Moms - I love Abby and her dancers! And the mothers. . . .
Missed the previous Dance Moms seasons? - Abbey Lee Miller and her Dance Moms create dance drama
This reality show will make you wonder at the moods and methods of everyone concerned. The one good thing about the Dance Moms is that they tend to make dance maven Abbey Lee Miller teeter toward sainthood.
Watch this if you want to begin at the beginning and get to know the dance cast. Talk about mama drama.
You'll love this season which ends with the famous Abbeygeddon. Talk about guilty pleasure, watching this season is a definite acquired taste.
Would you believe it? Jill and Kendall return to Abbey Lee Miller's dance studio?
Abby Lee Miller - Queen Diva of Dance Moms
Abby Lee Miller on Dance, Drama and those Darn Moms - Just Dance interviews Abby Lee Miller of Lifetime TV's Dance Moms
Do you agree with Abby Lee Miller's teaching style?
Do you agree with Abby Lee Miller's teaching style?
Yes, it works.
Who is the real Abbey Lee Miller? - Just Dance: Dance Moms - Abby Lee Miller Tells Her Story
The Young Dancers
Dance Mom's Maddie Ziegler shows why she's a winning young dancer
Maddie and Chloe Black Swan Duet -- Dance Moms
Dance Mom's Chloe Lukasiak shines
Who's your favorite Tiny Dancer?
Abby VS Moms
Obsessive moms ramp up the mama drama on Dance Moves
Abbey Lee Miller has her hands full with these crazy moms
Let's face it, these Dance Moms are obsessive, manipulative, outrageous and a hoot to watch. NiccolÃ² Machiavelli could take a few lessons from the sly Candy Apple. Not only is her daughter a student dancer at the Abbey Lee Miller Dance Company, but she's the owner of her own dance studio and in competition with Miller's company. Ms. Apple plays the passive aggressive but loving mama all the while she's countering Abbey's moves locked in some kind of invisible chess match.
Then there's--there's too much to tell. Check out the clips below and flip on Lifetime to join the rest of us in paralyzed shock as we watcg in horror as the drama plays out. (Did I mention the whole draq queen thing?)
Dance Mom's new dancer Sophia LUcia - Dance Mom's Maddie has major competition with Sophia
Is she a better dancer than Maddie? That seems to be the thought with many viewers. What do you think?
Abbey Lee Miller Dance Company vs Candy Apples Dance Studie - You be the judge
The Return of Candy Apples
Dance Moms Episode -- Return of the Candy - Watch the full episodes of the television show Dance Moms
Ballerina Gifts for Dancers
Don't forget your slippers
These wonderful ballet slippers are sewn from the inside out so they have longer wear. If you've been longing for a good classic ballet slipper, try these.
A Music Box for the ballerina in your heart - Ballerina music box
Here's an iconic pose of the ballerina that is worth having and it doesn't hurt that it include Swarovski Crystal. Capture the magic.
Remember the magic of The Nutcracker Suite - Peter Carl Faberge-style Musical Egg
Every year memories are made when children and parents watch The Nutcracker Suite for the first time. Every year memories are remembered when families return for the latest performance of The Nutcracker Suite. What better way to capture that memory than with this musical egg? Listen again to Tchaikovsky's classic melody, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy played in this Faberge-like musical wonder.
I love dance. It's an exquisite art form and I admire those who joyfully pursue it and strive to give us performances that make our jaws drop. Most of us experience the final performance. We don't see the years and tears that lead up to that magical moment. We miss the relentless drive that is almost demanded by the craft. Even during the episodes, the childish and often downright mean behavior is forgotten when the first note falls and the dance begins.