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DanceMomof3DDs

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Saw that Brynn Rumfallo (Mini Best Dancer of 2014 at the TDAs, goes to Club) joined the team permanently. I find it quite amusing that the show attracts so many talented dancers like her and Abby could not give sufficient training to them if she tried! 

Also saw that a new "mini" team with 7 & 8 year olds was being formed and will also be featured on the show. Curious to see if they plan on eventually replacing the current team with this one. 

Maddie's apparently leaving after Season Six, so I wouldn't be surprised if Lifetime wants to start over with much younger dancers. Considering she just filmed a big budget movie and given all of her Sia work, it comes as no surprise that she would finally leave the show. Wonder if Melissa and Mackenzie will stay. 

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/maddie-ziegler-is-leaving-dance-moms-after-six-seasons-w159932
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Yes, I saw videos of the new minis on a spoiler site. Very sassy! I think there are only four of them. Maddie is in some of season 6 but not every episode and is definitely done after season six but then I think the series as a whole will be done.
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It sounds like a smart idea to introduce a Mini Team. The current girls are getting way past this, but the audiences are still quite attached to them. Introducing the amini's while these current girls are still around may make them grow on the audience, then they have another group to go on with.
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Am I the only one who wants to see an episode where Abby is hauled off to prison? Anyway, I like the idea of the Mini team. I read Maddie is done after this season. What about Nia? I would think her and Holly would tire of the emotional and verbal abuse from Abby and Melissa and Jill playing Mean Girls.
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I liked how the show was started. I just think they took it in a different direction than I would have liked to see.
I just worry putting 8-10 year olds in a show all about them, it is very hard to break out of a type casted show to make a career into adulthood.
And if they do, statistically they are more likely to have substance abuse problems. (ETA: I am thinking like Drew Barrymore, the Olsen twins, Macaulay culkin, Britney Spears, etc)
I think maybe more like a web series, where they run one season of each group. Or like a mini team, when you grow out of the team, you move on with your training and your life off the show, so there could be some overlapping. My favorite parts of the show were watching the dances come together and the competitions. I fast fwd through the drama parts. They need a new teacher who is more about the children than the fame.
Or maybe more like a degrassi type show. (I loved that show) obviously fake and a tv show, but hits on real topics that dancers experience.
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Or maybe more like a degrassi type show. (I loved that show) obviously fake and a tv show, but hits on real topics that dancers experience


There is an Australian series, Dance Academy, that reminds me a bit of the Degrassi genre. It's funny that you mention it. Dd and I started watching DeGrassi from the very beginning over break- all the way back to the original DeGrassi Junior High!
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I've been wondering what will happen to Abby with this whole bankruptcy fraud thing. Interesting that Maddie is leaving, but not really surprising. I'm am surprised that Holly and Nia are still around honestly. I also wonder about this new mini team. I kind of can't believe they found enough moms willing to put their kids through Abby's meanness, but I guess there are always those searching for some fame at any cost. 

On a side note, there is a girl that my girls used to dance with whose mom reminds me exactly of Melissa and I guess some of the other moms too. She had her DD dance, do allstar cheer and tumbling, model and she is in pageants. It's like she wants to do anything to make her daughter famous. And the girl is good, but not that good. The year we danced with her she didn't place at a single competition. We danced with her a little over 2 years ago and she has been to at least 2 or 3 other dance studios since then. My DDs are always telling me about her escapades that she posts on IG. Well this past fall she posted that she couldn't really say anything, but she was currently somewhere (New York I think) filming something with Maddie Ziegler. I'll be interested to see if she shows up in one of the things that Maddie has coming up. I wonder how her mom got her in that one. 
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Did someone say DeGrassi Junior High??? Massive crush on Joey in my teen years! "Everybody wants something..." I can't believe I still remember that song.
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Mom2three, you hit the nail on the head with fame at any cost.

As for DeGrassi, I was a big fan back in my younger days but the show is not the same and I think has become quite trashy. Glad my girls did not get interested in it.

So, did anyone watch ep 1? The best part of the episode was the whole exchange over the props and set up time. It was downright hysterical! Brynn & Gavin are both such beautiful dancers, I didn't care who won. BDA group dance was the better dance but had a feeling they would lose since points were deducted for prop set up. Interested to see how the whole bankruptcy thing unfolds and who stands behind her(or not).
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The whole prop thing stumped me.  As a former prop mom, I didn't get why it took them so long to set up a few chairs.  I've been part of way bigger prop setups and we did it in time.  Also, at the comps we participated in, you could pay for extra prop setup time.  I know that was done for some of dd's production numbers.

And the tease about Debbie Allen.  Debbie Allen or Abby Lee Miller?  No contest!
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The whole prop thing stumped me.  As a former prop mom, I didn't get why it took them so long to set up a few chairs.  I've been part of way bigger prop setups and we did it in time.  Also, at the comps we participated in, you could pay for extra prop setup time.  I know that was done for some of dd's production numbers.

And the tease about Debbie Allen.  Debbie Allen or Abby Lee Miller?  No contest!


Agreed!  Our prop team set up much bigger props in under a minute.  That had to be fabricated.  Even the girls themselves could have done it in time.  And what of Abby yelling at the judges while the props were being setup?  How fun would it be if we moms could yell at the judges?  "That is four acro tricks, better move that dance to Open".  "Look at those turns, she cannot be intermediate".  "Are those 'family friendly' booty pops?"  I could go on LOL.  I'm guessing that if anyone did this at an actual comp, that person would be escorted out permanently. 

I am a little surprised that Debbie Allen would lower herself to be in this show.  She is so much better than this.  And if any of those girls got a chance to work with her, I say run and do not look back.
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I found it funny that the one BDA mom felt she had to walk past all the chairs to place hers rather than place it in the closest spot.  Definitely looked contrived.
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The whole prop thing stumped me.  As a former prop mom, I didn't get why it took them so long to set up a few chairs.  I've been part of way bigger prop setups and we did it in time.  Also, at the comps we participated in, you could pay for extra prop setup time.  I know that was done for some of dd's production numbers.

And the tease about Debbie Allen.  Debbie Allen or Abby Lee Miller?  No contest!



I would say it's because the whole thing is fake.
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The show actually felt more real than it has in a long time ..until they got to comp, of course.  Then it was bonkers again. Brynn is just lovely. Looks like they'll be addressing Abby's legal issues head on, which is good. 
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The whole prop thing stumped me.  As a former prop mom, I didn't get why it took them so long to set up a few chairs.  I've been part of way bigger prop setups and we did it in time.  Also, at the comps we participated in, you could pay for extra prop setup time.  I know that was done for some of dd's production numbers.

And the tease about Debbie Allen.  Debbie Allen or Abby Lee Miller?  No contest!
I would say it's because the whole thing is fake.


Yeah I know but at least they should make it seem somewhat realistic [wink]
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Some of these girls are finally old enough with enough dance maturity to be interesting to watch. There's no way I'd be interested in watching little kids. It could actually evolve into a decent show if it just followed the older girls in their pursuit of dance education and a dance career
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They still have Mackenzie in those pigtails like she's seven [rolleyes]
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The whole prop thing stumped me.  As a former prop mom, I didn't get why it took them so long to set up a few chairs.  I've been part of way bigger prop setups and we did it in time.  Also, at the comps we participated in, you could pay for extra prop setup time.  I know that was done for some of dd's production numbers.

And the tease about Debbie Allen.  Debbie Allen or Abby Lee Miller?  No contest!
I would say it's because the whole thing is fake.


Yeah I know but at least they should make it seem somewhat realistic [wink]


It is quite possible that this group is just not very coherent. They all come from different students and some would have only met the others a week ago. They may just have not taken the time to practise and work out what they are doing as a group. In the rush of preparing a dance in a week it is quite likely.
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I can't believe this hasn't been mentioned, but who in their right mind gives temporary custody of their child to Melissa?!?  I can see Holly or Jill...but Melissa?
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So, I can't believe I watched this train wreck again. Lol! I've watched from the very beginning so I have to at least give it a try each season.

The prop fiasco was typical fake drama for the cameras. BDC has some nice dancers, wish I liked the SO, her name escapes me, but she seems like a nasty person. I love brynn and I think she's technically a better dancer than maddie, gorgeous legs, feet, etc. maddie emotes better though.

I didn't care for the plastic bubble dance. The prop was distracting. I have to say, though, that Jo Jo is growing on me. I'm finding her less annoying or I'm getting used to her, not sure which. I will have to see how many episodes I can get through this season. We DVR it anyway so I can fast forward past the nonsense and get to the dances.
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I watched the new season's first episode last night on On Demand with my daughter because our SO said that the comp wear they're wearing in the opening scene is the exact same as our new comp wear (except for the name of course). We haven't seen our new comp wear yet so we wanted to check it out.  The SO said she was surprised it was exactly the same because when she ordered it, there were so many choices for each part - cut, blinge, v in front, straight across, material, etc.  
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I actually thought Mackenzie was 9?!, and yes, I want to rip the pig tails out!   The only reason we watch now as we know one of the girls on the BDA team.  I did like their dance better than the bubble dance.
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I don't know, I don't think there is a problem with pig tails as long as kids want to wear them. 11 is still quite young, lots of girls like em through their teen years and I know adults who can really may them work.
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My dd14 actually has pigtails for one of her dances this year.
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When I saw the two ponytails on Mackenzie, my daughter and I both looked at each other like "Really?!"  The girls at our studio have had one ponytail, usually really high, but 2 ponytails is usually for young kids.  I don't know any adult who can wear ponytails like Mackenzie was wearing and not look silly.
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