It’s time for another episode of Dance Moms. I’m sorry, but I really am going to need for Mrs. Miller to die on this episode. I think it is fine to acknowledge her passing on the show as she was a part of Dance Moms. However, I simply can’t deal with the play by play of each moment of her death. We are already starting with Melissa coming in to let Abby know that she been to see Mrs. Miller. For the love of God can we get on with the pyramid and the bashing of little girls?
Abby congratulations the girls on their 13 straight wins. Then she asks, “Is that time for your teacher to celebrate? Or time for your teacher to get tough?” I think we all know the answer to that. When Maddie had a long winning streak, there was cake and unicorns. But since this is the group on a winning streak there will be gruel and dragons. Next week “the new team” arrives. Will we finally see Thalia? In other things I could care less about news, Mackenzie is shooting her video for her song, Girl Party.
Time for pyramid. Last week, Nia came in third right behind Kendall and some unknown dancer who took first. She was not allowed to dance in the group because of costume issues. It was a fantastic solo and a great week for Nia. So of course Abby puts her last, because she hates Nia. Next is Kendall. She came in second. SECOND. Abby doesn’t know how anyone could possibly live with that. She suggests Kendall just kill herself. Okay she doesn’t but she might as well have. In shocking news, KALANI is next. This is surprising. She adores Kalani. She mutters something about technical issues. I think she is still just pissed with Kalani’s mother. Kalani and Chloe’s duet took first place! Next up is Mackenzie. This leaves Chloe who won a duet, and Maddie who didn’t have a solo. Guess who is on top? If you guessed Chloe, you do not watch this show.
This week the dances are all about Mrs. Miller. I guess it is better than having to dance to a song about what a big bitch your mom is. So of course Maddie gets a solo, called Come to the Caberet. It’s a musical theater piece. This of course means Kalani will not get a solo. So Chloe actually gets one called, Friday Night. It’s about the 1950s. Not sure yet on the genre. Edit: It’s musical theater. The group dance is Amazing Grace, which I am sure will be a tear jerker. They are reworking Maddie’s previous Amazing Grace solo into a lyrical group performance. Mackenzie will not dance at this competition because she has a video to shoot. Abby takes another unnecessary shot at Nia.
Everyone except Chloe was selected to dance in Mackenzie’s video. Abby has way too many things happening in one week as she tries to throw herself into her work to avoid facing her mother’s death. This week could be a total disaster. Chloe’s routine is only about a third worked out. “James” who we have rarely if ever seen before is doing the choreography instead of the usual girl who does their choreography. She’s being set up to fail. She seems confident though saying that musical theater is her best genre and she rarely gets to do it.
At the video shoot, some lesser moms from ALDC are there with their kids who are also in the video. Clearly, there is a lot of jealous from those moms toward the chosen ones. One of the moms talks about how her kids have already beaten Mackenzie in competition. The filming is at Mackenzie’s house and this mom is being super disrespectful. Melissa throws the mother out.
Meanwhile, Chloe had no solo rehearsals because both of her private teachers cancelled on her. She still hasn’t gotten her full choreography. Abby is berating the hell out Nia during the group dance rehearsal. Abby calls Holly down to the dance studio so she can hear her berating her child. Holly is not having it.
Melissa gets word that a group of girls from Larkin Dance are coming to the competition. Everyone is a bit intimidated. The moms don’t think the group dance is good enough to beat them since they spent so much time on the video this week. The new team arrives next week. The moms are already stressing about pyramid in front of the new team next week should the girls lose this week.
Studio Larkin is doing a group dance called Tears of an Angel. Apparently, they have already won against ALDC with that dance. Christi is upset that Maddie is making ugly comments to Chloe. She allegedly told Chloe “she is not that good.” This is just production trying to get me all excited that Chloe might beat Maddie. I have given up on that happening seasons ago.
Maddie’s solo is first. She has some new faces. Her dance was fantastic. As usual.
Chloe’s dance was fine. She too has some new faces. Her choreography was mediocre.
Next we saw the Larkin Studio group dance. It cannot possible be a small group dance in the same division as the ALDC girls. These dancers were older, and thicker and there were way more of them. I don’t see them as being competition as long as the ALDC girls dance perfectly.
The girls group dance was amazing. I have no doubt they won. That song along will bump up their scores. I must admit that Nia was a tiny bit behind for a brief moment. But other than that it was flawless in my opinion.
Chloe got fifth for her solo. Studio Larkin took fourth, third and second, Maddie took first.
Wow. Amazing Grace lost. They came in second. This is not good. Studio Larkin took first. Much has been made of Studio Larkin. I suspect ALDC will be poaching from them for the team next week. That one kid who accepted the group award might have even been Thalia. The moms are pissed because their group team was stacked with fifteen year olds. Abby told the girls that she is not made at them, because it wasn’t about the competition this week.
No one believes Abby. They are all dreading pyramid next week when her wrath will be unleashed.
Next week: The new team arrives and the moms immediately begin to brawl. I can’t wait.