I’m so behind on Dance Moms. I know some of you want a place to chat. There are not very many of us discussing Dance Moms or Teen Moms anymore so these posts get pushed to the end of the line and often forgotten.
Here is a catch up. I’m watching the episode where the minis are sent home for the week and the Candy Apples fly in from Ohio to compete against the junior elite team. Abby has two new dancers trying out for ALDC. One is black so everyone assumes she is going to be there to compete against Nia. Candy Apples has Black Patsy and her kid back so there is a lot of jawboning before the competition initiated by Black Patsy against the mother of Abby’s newest black dancer. The other new dancer is supposedly a threat to Kalani. She has beaten Kalani before in at least one competition. The ALDC moms are actually on their best behavior with the two new moms because they hate the minis and hope these two can stay on the team and the minis will be gone forever. In real life, production seemed behind the whole movement to get rid of the minis and Abby wanted to keep them on the show.
There is a lot of discussion from Cathy and the other rotten apples about Abby’s potential prison time. It is my understanding that Dance Moms was initially going to be about Cathy’s studio and then they found Abby and Abby took the lead. The animosity between these two has always been very real.
At the competition, Brynn and Kendall do a mediocre duet. Black Patsy starts ranting about what a bad pairing those two were. Jill loses her mind and literally leaves the building. Nia and Kalani have a weird duet too. These two are getting older and look a bit clunky doing some of the movements. Kalani is better than Nia and it showed. Still they were better than the other duet.
Cathy makes a comment about Abby going to prison and Abby skips out before the group dance. She says it is the only way to shut her up and keep her from talking about her potential prison sentence. So much for auditioning the new girls. How is it an audition if she is not there to see the dance?
The girls pretending to dance for Candy Apples did a really good group dance that had a nightmare theme. Because, Candy is “Abby’s Worst Nightmare.” It looked like they had been practicing that for quite some time. It will be hard to beat.
Wow. That might be the best ALDC group dance I’ve ever seen. This is a GREAT team with the two new girls. They should win, even with the stiff competition. I had goosebumps.
Nia and Kalani came in third overall on their duet. Brynn and Kendall came in second. I would have reversed that.
In the group category, the Candy Apples took third. I would love to see the other dance that beat them. The ALDC took first place overall with their group dance.
We end with a huge screamfest between the moms of both teams. Candy says see you next week! Someone is going to come to blows with Black Patsy and my money is on Abby.
In the next episode, Cathy brings her daughter on to the team. I thought her daughter hated dancing. It seems like she has grown up into a teenager in the last couple of years since we’ve seen her. There will be no minis this week. The two new girls are still auditioning.
Kalani got a brand new white Range Rover for her 16th birthday. She has been wanting one her whole life! LOL. At least she earned it.
Kendall’s creep dark solo, The Scream was her best solo ever. She has always struggled a bit with routines where she has to do a lot of acting. She nailed it this time.
It seems that Abby is not the only one that gives the black dancers solos about black people. Cathy has Black Patsy’s kid doing a Harriet Tubman solo. It was good. But not nearly as good as Kendall’s. It was sort of high school play about Harriet Tubman good.
Candy Apples group dance was nowhere near as good as last week’s. Cathy thinks she is showcasing Vivi but what she did was draw attention to the fact that Vivi is nowhere near the level of the other dancers. The ALDC moms think it was a strong group dance. Is it possible they are just being polite?
The ALDC group dance featured Kalani and was about teen reckless driving. It was good. Better than Candy Apples for sure.
Kendall gets first in overall solos. ALDC wins first overall group.
Next week: Two minis are back.