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    I know what video mom2 is referring to. It's a video that a participant took with her phone at a Master Class(?) Abby was teaching somewhere in Pittsburgh. I don't know how to share a link, but here's how I found it. First search for Abby Lee Miller. About three or four items from the top you'll see an article that starts out, "You know, I always thought Dance Moms was totally scripted, but..." Near the top of the article is a link to the video. (The word "Video" is a live link.) The article is from just a day or two ago.

    Most of the video is Abby answering questions after the class. Supposedly recording devices weren't allowed, so the person recording stayed behind Abby...so you see mostly Abby's back. Gianna, Maddie, Kendall, and Nia were there too. Maddie was introduced last and got the biggest round of applause, but not bigger than when Abby first came in and was introduced. (Go figure.)

    There's clearly tension between Lifetime and Abby on several issues. Apparently, Christy and Chloe were about to be expelled from the dance company, when Lifetime chose them to be on the show. Abby still wants to get rid of them, but she can't. She says her problem with Chloe is that her mom is dragging her around the country for meet and greets, instead of spending more time dancing, and Chloe's dancing has suffered as a result.

    Cathy wanted out of the show at one point, but Lifetime didn't want to lose her. So they said she could pick her own team, etc. Abby's not happy because she says she didn't get to pick her own team.

    Abby also says Brooke and Paige are only at her studio when the show is filming. They don't dance there any other time.

    I think the video was filmed in February (Abby mentions Valentine's Day) so I think it was shortly after the moms had stayed in the parking lot on "strike." it sounds like that was completely because they wanted something more (money?) from Lifetime. Apparently they were out there for several days. Abby says something about, "They had to do what they had to do," but she had to have dancers, and that's why they brought in replacements.

    It was eye-opening for sure. The show supposedly has a huge audience, in many countries. Nobody involved at the start thought it would last very long. Abby says Lifetime ordered six more shows before the first six shows had aired, which apparently is very unusual.
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    Thank you for the synopsis.
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    You're welcome! Wish I wasn't so obsessed with this show :/
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    Re: Dance Moms on Lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnydayz View Post
    I know what video mom2 is referring to. It's a video that a participant took with her phone at a Master Class(?) Abby was teaching somewhere in Pittsburgh. I don't know how to share a link, but here's how I found it. First search for Abby Lee Miller. About three or four items from the top you'll see an article that starts out, "You know, I always thought Dance Moms was totally scripted, but..." Near the top of the article is a link to the video. (The word "Video" is a live link.) The article is from just a day or two ago.

    Most of the video is Abby answering questions after the class. Supposedly recording devices weren't allowed, so the person recording stayed behind Abby...so you see mostly Abby's back. Gianna, Maddie, Kendall, and Nia were there too. Maddie was introduced last and got the biggest round of applause, but not bigger than when Abby first came in and was introduced. (Go figure.)

    There's clearly tension between Lifetime and Abby on several issues. Apparently, Christy and Chloe were about to be expelled from the dance company, when Lifetime chose them to be on the show. Abby still wants to get rid of them, but she can't. She says her problem with Chloe is that her mom is dragging her around the country for meet and greets, instead of spending more time dancing, and Chloe's dancing has suffered as a result.

    Cathy wanted out of the show at one point, but Lifetime didn't want to lose her. So they said she could pick her own team, etc. Abby's not happy because she says she didn't get to pick her own team.

    Abby also says Brooke and Paige are only at her studio when the show is filming. They don't dance there any other time.

    I think the video was filmed in February (Abby mentions Valentine's Day) so I think it was shortly after the moms had stayed in the parking lot on "strike." it sounds like that was completely because they wanted something more (money?) from Lifetime. Apparently they were out there for several days. Abby says something about, "They had to do what they had to do," but she had to have dancers, and that's why they brought in replacements.

    It was eye-opening for sure. The show supposedly has a huge audience, in many countries. Nobody involved at the start thought it would last very long. Abby says Lifetime ordered six more shows before the first six shows had aired, which apparently is very unusual.
    What I don't understand is why Christy would be dragging Chloe all over the country for meet and greets before Lifetime signed them. I think Abby would say anything to excuse her behavior.

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    Re: Dance Moms on Lifetime

    I'm a little unclear of how the show started. I watched an interview with Chloe and Christy once and they said that Chloe auditioned for the show. The producers loved her and her mom, so they decided to base the show off of her dance studio, Abby Lee Miller. At least that was the way they told the story.

    But the way Abby told the story in the video was much different! She made it sound as though she was the reason behind the show. Very odd...
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    Re: Dance Moms on Lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by GabbyG View Post
    What I don't understand is why Christy would be dragging Chloe all over the country for meet and greets before Lifetime signed them. I think Abby would say anything to excuse her behavior.
    Abby wanted to get rid of Chloe for different reasons before the show started - likely, because of her mother's behavior. Now, Christy is even worse, taking Chloe on the meet and greets. Those started after the show, not before.
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    Thank you sunnydaze for letting me know I didn't hallucinate that video! I tried to go back and find the link in the comments but I can't find it anywhere now, and I don't go to you tube unless it's a link. I was getting worried ...
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    Re: Dance Moms on Lifetime

    This reunion show just added to my distaste of the adults on the series - except for Holly. Abbi Lee couldn't care less about her dancers, thinks she's the only one who grew up with strict parents, thinks no one could raise a child like her (typical of those who backseat drive) and is horrid to others.
    The moms are catty to each other, cloaked in fake friendship. I do believe they like the girls though.
    Cathy is the epitome of a talentless, grasping shrew. She can't compete without bringing in guest choreographers or hand picked dancers.
    The girls who danced were beautiful. I am guessing the others will have their chance next week.
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    Re: Dance Moms on Lifetime

    Is the little girl ... Sophia Lucia who was on DWTS last night .... the same Sophia who was on Dance Moms ?
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    Yes, same girl. She's cute, and she can spin, but Maddie dances with a lot more emotion. Sophia sure looked happy last night though that's for sure.
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