‘Dance Moms: Miami’ gives overbearing parents another platform to torture their kids for reality TV fame
“Dance Moms: Miami” is really no different than the original “Dance Moms,” which, like any successful reality show these days, was bound to produce a spinoff. If you’ve watched the original, you pretty much know what to expect: intense coaches, talented young dancers and their passionate moms. Drama is inevitable between these mothers.
The new spinoff takes place at Stars Dance Studio, with renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley (who was a finalist on the sixth season of “So You Think You Can Dance”) and Angel Armas leading the dancers to stardom. After all, their motto is “Turning Kids into Dancers and Dancers into Stars.”
The most novel element in terms of casting for “Dance Moms: Miami” was the inclusion of a male dancer, Lucas. Besides Lucas, the cast includes Sammy, Jessica, Kimberly and Hannah—along with their fame-starved mothers. Instead of the infamous “pyramid” Abby Lee (the instructor on the original “Dance Moms”) uses, Victor and Angel use “the list” to rank their dancers (and create some internal drama).
Will “Dance Moms: Miami” live up to its predecessor? In this new cast, people are going to be looking for the same character types represented by the original moms. (Who will be the working mom like Holly, for example?) Not to mention that viewers will want a rivalry like the one between Abby and Cathy. Not much has been released about the parents, so I guess we’ll have to watch the premiere to get a true sense of the personalities. There will certainly be no shortage of talent.
Tune in on April 3 at 9:30 p.m. CST on Lifetime (right after the hour-and-a-half season finale of Dance Moms) to meet the new cast and watch the drama unfold.