Dance Moms fans, if you’re wondering what you’re going to do when Season 2 wraps up this fall, Lifetime just provided the answer. And it’s a doozy.
The network has picked up a 10-episode run of Abbyâ€™s Ultimate Dance Competition,Â in which our favoriteÂ dance-teaching divaÂ Abby Lee Miller will join Pussycat Dolls founder Robin AntinÂ and dancer/choreographerÂ Richard Jackson in choosing one of the country’s most talented young dancers to receive a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to theÂ Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.
(Yes, my fellow Chloe Lukasiak fans, I know what you’re thinking, because I’m thinking it, too.)
If you’re wondering how dance moms will fit into the new series â€” for Abby isn’t Abby unless she’s yelling at the mamas â€” they’ll serve as their children’s coaches, making decisions about training, costumes, music and choreography, while fending off the wrath of the judges and the other moms.
Abbyâ€™s Ultimate Dance CompetitionÂ will follow the journey of the dozen young competitors â€” boys and girls aged 6-13 â€” as they learn new routines, compete in skills tests and perform before Miller, Antin, Jackson and a live audience at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. One dancer/mom combo will be sent packing each week, until just two face off Â a finale showdown for the life-changing prizes.
No premiere date has been announced.
A new episode of Dance Moms premieres Tuesday night at 9/8CT. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at Abby Lee on the Aug. 12 episode of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva.
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