Just when you thought Lifetime's hit docu-series Dance Moms couldn't get more fiery or passionate, the franchise heads south to the hot and sultry beaches of Florida with the premiere of Dance Moms: Miami on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 10:30 pm ET/PT -- immediately following the 90-minute spring finale of the network's flagship dance competition docusoap, Dance Moms. Beginning Tuesday, April 10, Dance Moms: Miami will air in its regular time period of 9:00 PM ET/PT. Dance Moms: Miami will go behind-the-scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio, where the school's owners and renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas teach, train and choreograph a diverse group of talented girl and boy dancers as they strive to become the best in the sport of competitive dance and tomorrow's stars. Born and raised in Miami, Victor has become well known throughout the dance world for his cutting-edge choreography, with his first big break as a finalist on season six of the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance. Angel was born in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba. At the age of 12 his passion for dance ignited when he began taking lessons in ballroom dance and now his choreography is in high demand by local TV shows, concerts, and artists.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011 and ended on October 24, 2017. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, the show originally followed the early training and careers of children in dance and show business under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller, as well as the interactions of the instructor and the dancers with their sometimes bickering mothers. Cheryl Burke replaced Laurieann Gibson during the second half of Season 7. Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles, California, the show is primarily filmed at the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) studios.
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Abby Lee Miller is the director of Reign Dance Productions (formerly Maryen Lorrain Dance Studio), which houses the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC), of which she is owner and chief choreographer. She left the show during the second half of Season 7 due to her going to prison. Gianna Martello is an instructor for RDP covering all genres of dance, and is also the assistant choreographer for the ALDC Junior Elite Competition team. Martello studied dance under Miller's tutelage through Reign Dance Productions. Melissa Gisoni is the mother of Maddie Ziegler, a lyrical/tap dancer and Mackenzie Ziegler, acro/Hip hop dancer and singer (under the stage name Mack Z). Maddie was known to be Abby's favorite student during her time on the show, which caused tension between the other moms and Abby. Maddie and Mackenzie studied dance at Miller's studio through Reign Dance Productions from the early ages of four and two respectively. They were original cast members of Dance Moms, and left during Season 6. After leaving the show Maddie and Mackenzie left ALDC and switched to Dance Mechanics. Christi Lukasiak is the mother of Chloe Lukasiak, a ballet, lyrical/contemporary dancer; she is also professional at other forms of dance, such as acro, jazz, tap, bollywood, musical theatre and hip hop. Chloe began dancing at Miller's studio at age two. They were original cast members of the show, but left the show after the Season 4 finale. Chloe then quit ALDC for good and now dances at Studio 19. They returned to guest star for the Season 7 finale and Season 7 B. Chloe then joined “The Irreplaceables” as a guest. Kelly Hyland is the mother of Brooke Hyland, an acro dancer and singer and Paige Hyland, a jazz dancer and model. Kelly was a dancer at ALDC, but quit as a teenager to become a cheerleader. Brooke and Paige were original cast members, but Kelly assaulted Abby in the middle of Season 4, resulting in the Hyland's leaving the show. Brooke, Paige, and Kelly were eventually kicked out of ALDC because Kelly was reported for assaulting Abby. Brooke and Paige have since gone on to focus on school. Holly Hatcher-Frazier, is the mother of Nia Frazier, a contemporary and acro dancer and singer (Nia Sioux). Nia had earlier studied dance at Miller's studio through Reign Dance Productions. They were original cast members of “Dance Moms”, and left the ALDC to join “The Irreplaceables”. Cathy Nesbitt-Stein is the mother of Vivi-Anne, a musical theatre/tap dancer who joined the ALDC for most of season 1. Vivi-Anne was previously a student and team member at her mother's studio, Candy Apples Dance Centre, where she continued her dance training after leaving the team and show. Cathy and Vivi-Anne have continued to appear occasionally since season 2. (Also see “Rival studios” below.) Jill Vertes is the mother of Kendall, a model and jazz dancer and aspiring singer (Kendall K). Before joining the ALDC in season 2, Kendall studied dance at Rogers Dance in Pittsburgh and Studio 19 in Cranberry Township, PA. During season 2, they were portrayed as having switched teams (to the CADC) for several episodes, but they returned to the ALDC team/cast. They left the ALDC to join “The Irreplaceables”. Kristi Ray is the mother of Asia Monet Ray, a jazz/acro dancer and singer (Asia Monet). Asia first appeared on AUDC, where she was the youngest competitor from either season. Asia briefly danced with the Junior Elite Competition Team in Season 3, before leaving just before Nationals. Kira Girard is the mother of Kalani Hilliker, a lyrical dancer and model and fashion designer. Before joining the ALDC in season 4, Kira and Kalani appeared on season 2 of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (AUDC). After several weeks with the ALDC team in season 4, she was made a permanent team member of the ALDC in season 5. They left the ALDC to join “The Irreplaceables”. Jessalynn Siwa is the mother of JoJo, a jazz and contemporary dancer. Before originally joining the ALDC as guests in season 5, Jessalynn and JoJo appeared on season 2 of AUDC. After several episodes as a guest dancer, JoJo was made a full-time team member, but left the show during Season 6. Ashlee Allen is the mother of Brynn Rumfallo, a lyrical/acro dancer. Previously Brynn had joined the team in Season 5 as a guest. Brynn trained at Club Dance Studio, Arizona, like her teammate Kalani. She was given the opportunity to be a full-time member of the team in the first episode of Season 6. They left the show during Season 7 along with the other remaining ALDC members. Stacey Ann Ketchman is the mother of Lilliana Ketchman, an acrobatic & jazz dancer. They joined the ALDC in Season 6, and Lilliana joined the elite team in Season 7. They left the show during Season 7 along with the other remaining ALDC members. Yolanda Walmsley is the mother of Elliana Walmsley, a jazz & lyrical dancer. They joined the ALDC in Season 6, and Elliana joined the elite team in Season 7. They left the show during Season 7 along with the other remaining ALDC members. Camille Bridges is the mother of Camryn Bridges, a contemporary & jazz dancer. They joined the ALDC in Season 7, but they left the ALDC to join “The Irreplaceables”. Jaime Caes is the mother of Maesi Caes, a hip hop & contemporary dancer from Iowa who toured with Justin Bieber. They joined the ALDC in Season 7 after Jojo quit the team. They left the show during Season 7 along with the other remaining ALDC members.
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