So back in Pittsburgh the hammer hasn’t been dropped on Holly and Nia yet for daring to keep their contractual agreement they signed to perform in the Matty B. video. I feel that time is now.
Of course at pyramid, Nia is on the bottom. Wait what? Maddie is on the bottom? Since when does Maddie not performing put her on the bottom? Next is Jo Jo. Really? Before Nia? How is any of this possible? Then Nia, then Kalani, then Kendall, then MacKenzie. Oh look. It’s Maddie on the top of the period, even above MacKenzie
Abby announces that she no longer works with dance students who are in the teen division. That’s interesting. Nia and Kalani are both teens. Now one must be pulled to keep the group in the junior division. Gee, I wonder who will be pulled? Abby needs to find her some younger kids to dance for her because it looks like her kids are aging out.
The group dance is called “Dominoes” she implies that all of the moms/dancers are falling like dominoes.
During practice, Abby completely ignores Nia and plays on her phone while she rehearses. Kendall and Kalani get a lot of attention. Abby agrees that she is giving Kendall more chances because Jill is being docile and loyal for a change.
Abby pulls Kalani from the group dance (instead of Nia) because she is the oldest. I think she will pull Nia too. She will just do it at the competition to make it hurt more.
First up in solos is Kalani.Kalani’s routine was complex and packed with potential points. I didn’t feel moved by it like I did with other dances in the past.
Kendall’s routine was called Living the Blues. I liked Kendall’s dance. It was more entertaining than Kalani’s dance I guess. But perhaps not as technical. Nothing earth shattering.
Nia’s dance is more attention grabbing. It’s upbeat while the other two had really bad music, at least the music we hear, perhaps the real music was better. It’s sort of in her “ethnic dance” wheelhouse that Abby likes to stick to. I don’t think her technique is very good this week. It almost looks like a cheerleading routine. Backstage the girls listen to Nia’s song. I’m surprised that she got that free publicity. Abby clearly still gets a cut.
The group dance was probably the best they have ever done. I was super impressed. Jo Jo,, Nia, everyone did fantastic.
Kendall takes fifth overall in solos. Kalani wins first overall. Nia does not place. The group dance wins first overall. Abby tells Kalani to go up and accept with the group. All the mothers are pissed at Kira for Kalani going up to accept the trophy with the group. I don’t think that is fair for the other moms to be mad at Kira this time. She just did exactly what Abby wanted just like Jill did. Yet, Jill is pissed.
Next week: More Nia mocking. And it appears some replacements show up.