8 yr old Maddie always has too much dang makeup on even in practice. I know she's on tv but that's no excuse. Her mom blows. I can't stop watching this show despite the fact that half of this show seems scripted by Lifetime. If the show gets a second season I hope they consider following some of Abby's older dancers too since it's weird they only follow like 5 girls.
OMG....I didn't even know such a tacky show existed, this is truly frightening and yet so addictive at the same time. I was trained in classical ballet for 12 years, so this is another part of dance world that is....intriguing?I'm surprised there hasn't been reality show following up and coming ballet dancers in companies like ABT or NYCB especially since there's an interest in ballet after Black Swan. It'd be good to show dancers as they are in real life as opposed to how they're stereotypically portrayed in movies.
Anon at 2:02, if you search AJs blog there's links to a TV series about a season of the Royal NZ Ballet. I would definitely recommend watching it.
Supprised maddies sin wasn't pride
Once upon a time, the whole concept of pedophilia was kind of an underground thing so mothers of little girls who let them wear make-up (or plastered it on them themselves) sort of had some plausible deniability, but now, as pedophiles make up about at least 50% of the substance of faux news shows like "Dateline", TV legal procedurals, and daytime talk shows, these parents and trainers have no excuse anymore.And what does it say about judges of these events that they allow the pimping out of children to persist? I appreciate that some little girls naturally see adult women as 'beautiful' and want to emulate them, but we don't exactly see any tolerance for children driving cars or being allowed to drink at bars either, do we.
Melissa Ziegler is a horror of a human being. She was living high off the hog when her ex-husband was making HUGE bank,then the economy started tanking and the money wasn't rolling in like she was used to. So she divorces him. What a gold digger and shame on her for exploiting her children for her own shallow, materialistic, financial gains.
Melissa always has been a gold digger. This is her third divorce. All she cares about is money. Get a life and check yourself out in a mirror. You are an embarrassment to motherhood
My neighbor said that they are doing a second season of Dance Moms but using a different studio. She was approached at her studio to be one of the new moms. They are using Studio 19 Dance Centre, run by Tammy Croftcheck.
I second she is a horror- in more ways than one. She was trying to lure married men into her claws while she was still married. Cant wait till the 4th husband finds out the hard way!!!!
THE SONG That the group used for their Routine on DANCE MOMS "SINFUL" is by LiLi Roquelin and is titled "Renew".Here's all the info: http://www.liliroquelin.com/archives/828
You people are so ignorant...you have like NO idea how stupid and brainwashed you sound.
It's amazing to me that we enforce bullying laws in our schools but PROMOTE bullying by continuing to film Abby Lee, she is an over weight "fame" pusher. I applaud the ny talent scout who aske her to leave the audition room after she tore into the younger Ziegler child. And you know what if you're so freaking desperate for your child to be famous, just go on and continue teaching them that the holder of "fame" should treat you like shit and I'm sure the porn industry will be ready and willing to knock you around when you hit 18, and thanks to Abby they'll do anything theyre asked to do and let them talk their self respect right out of them! This is a disgraceful show!
I love this show! It's entertainment people! If you don't like it, turn the channel. Most of it, I believe, IS scripted, that's what makes it entertaining. As for Abby, I do believe sometimes she is wrong with the things she says, however, the problem with children today is that their parents don't discipline them at all! Abby doesn't sugar coat their lives like the other adults in their lives do. More parents should follow suite. I dread what the world will be like when your brats grow up and think critical thinking is how they "feel" about things. At least these dance kids are working towards a goal. I'm sure if it was horrible all the time, their parents would remove them from the dance company or social services would step in. I like Holly. She is a good mother and doesn't let her child watch the show. She has more parenting skill then probably all the posters who complain about the show.
Her life is ALL about her kids...what more can she do? She's given her life to them...she loves them, protects them, spends a ton of time with them....isn't too strict...isn't too lenient...does what she needs to make sure they are taken care of...how can anyone say this describes a bad mother?!?Realize also the show is made for TV and has cast each person as a certain"character" Wouldn't it be wonderful if people would put their energy into helping kids who are deeply suffering because of severely abusive, drug addicted mothers instead of spending time shooting an easy target?
She should show her children that being a SL@T is NOT the way to get ahead in life! Jumping in and out of married men's beds does NOT make you a good mother! And YES, it outweighs everything you said above. It's funny, on the show in the beginning she was ok, funny a bit, etc. Now, she tries to play this secretive high class woman who can't loosen up and is above everyone else. That's NOT being a good mother. That's teaching your children PRIDE and not a decent amount of pride, the greedy, sinful kind.
the show is fake says Chloes mom "Mar 9, 2012 – But of course, this is all fake anyway, so it doesn't matter right? ... Christi says she's not a sneaky dance mom
I can't watch this show anymore because of Melissa. Seriously? If this is fake, having her "sue" her friends shows that this show is really going down the tubes quickly.