Well, things certainly look happier and more cooperative. Maybe it’s the balmy air and sunshine. Or maybe it’s an illusion.
Lifetime has released the first pictures from its upcoming spinoff, Dance Moms: Miami, which will premiere April 3 at 10:30 ET following the 90-minute spring finale of the network’s runaway train wreck hit Dance Moms.
Based at the sultry south Florida city’s Stars Dance Studio, Dance Moms: Miami follows the triumphs and travails of the school’s owners, renowned contemporary dance teacher Victor Smalley (an instructor on Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance) and choreographer Angel Armas as they train a diverse group of talented dancers intent on becoming stars — and sidestep the drama generated by the kids’ intensely competitive moms.
Here’s Angel (left) and Victor:
Here’s Victor and Angel with Victor’s mother, Stars Dance Studio manager, Mayra Smalley:
Here’s studio stars Lucas, Sammy, Jessica, Hannah and Kimberly looking victorious and well-adjusted:
But where are the Miami moms? The waiting is the hardest part.
What do you think, fellow Dance Moms faithful? Are you burning up with anticipation for Miami (me! me!) or should the original stand alone?
Photos: ©2012 A&E Television Networks, LLC Credit: Scott Gries