History Series / DanceMoms

6th Jun '16 6:42:12 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tagline}} She makes stars, not friends.]][[note]]The original ALDC team. Left side (L to R): [[BlackBestFriend Nia]], [[ButtMonkey Kendall]], [[AlwaysSecondBest Chl]][[ThoseTwoGirls oe]], [[TheAce Maddie]]. Right side (L to R): [[DeadpanSnarker Pai]][[ThoseTwoGirls ge]], [[CheerfulChild Mack]][[PluckyComicRelief enzie]], [[CoolBigSis Brooke]]. Middle: [[LargeHam Ab]][[JerkWithAHeartOfGold by]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tagline}} She makes stars, not friends.]][[note]]The original ALDC team. Left side (L to R): [[BlackBestFriend Nia]], [[ButtMonkey Kendall]], Kend]][[SixthRanger all]], [[AlwaysSecondBest Chl]][[ThoseTwoGirls oe]], [[TheAce Maddie]]. Right side (L to R): [[DeadpanSnarker Pai]][[ThoseTwoGirls ge]], [[CheerfulChild Mack]][[PluckyComicRelief enzie]], [[CoolBigSis Brooke]]. Middle: [[LargeHam Ab]][[JerkWithAHeartOfGold by]].[[/note]]]]
6th Jun '16 6:41:29 PM stuffedninja
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Its success inspired a short-lived Miami spin-off and [[Series/AbbysUltimateDanceCompetition a dance competition spin-off]]. It also launched a [[TransAtlanticEquivalent British version]] in 2014 on Lifetime UK called ''Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison'' (Abby appeared on the first episode). On the flipside, the show became very controversial for a variety of reasons, from certain NeverLiveItDown moments to the existence of the show as a whole.

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Its success inspired a short-lived Miami spin-off and [[Series/AbbysUltimateDanceCompetition a dance competition spin-off]]. It also launched a [[TransAtlanticEquivalent British version]] in 2014 on Lifetime UK called ''Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison'' (Abby appeared on the first episode). On the flipside, the show became very controversial has a strong BrokenBase for a variety of reasons, from certain NeverLiveItDown moments to the existence of the show as a whole.


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** In episode 6 of season 2, Cathy is holding an audition for new CADC members, and as we see all of the kids walking in...[[spoiler:Payton is among them]].
5th Jun '16 6:39:15 PM stuffedninja
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* CanonImmigrant: [[spoiler:Asia and Kalani both joined Abby's team after having been on ''ALDC''.]]

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* CanonImmigrant: [[spoiler:Asia and Kalani both joined Abby's team after having been on ''ALDC''.''AUDC''.]]



** She also starred in a special episode of ''Dance Mums'', the English counterpart of the show.

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** She also starred in a special episode of ''Dance Mums'', the English British counterpart of the show.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: The costumes for "Electricity"

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The costumes for "Electricity""Electricity" and possibly "Fantastic" (the naked dance), to an extent.



** [[spoiler:The particularly freakish shot of an extremely burned-out, makeup-less Abby with her hair in a mess.]] It's [[{{Understatement}} ja]][[NightmareFace rr]][[NightmareFuel ing]].
*** [[http://tn.ltcdn.com/BRAND_LFT_DMOM_160106_TVE_000_2997_60_20150130_000_HD_768x432-16x9.jpg Here's a picture]], if you really want to see it.
5th Jun '16 5:01:40 PM stuffedninja
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** [[TheAce Maddie]], [[CheerfulChild Mackenzie]] → [[ExtremeDoormat Melissa]]
5th Jun '16 5:01:27 PM stuffedninja
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** At the 2012 nationals, her solo beat Maddie's for first place.
* TransAtlanticEquivalent: In October 2014, ''Dance Moms'' received a British counterpart called ''Dance Mums''. Abby even appeared in the show's first episode.
* TWordEuphemism: Abby refers to "cheerleading" as "the C word". Not to be confused with [[CountryMatters the OTHER C word...]]



* UnfortunateImplications: InUniverse; in season 2, Abby makes a group dance based around bullying which originally has Nia cast as the bully. Holly was reasonably quick to react due to the offense she took from the character her daughter was made to portray, what with the stereotype-led image of her race. The role is then given to Payton.



** At the 2012 nationals, her solo beat Maddie's for first place.
* TransAtlanticEquivalent: In October 2014, ''Dance Moms'' received a British counterpart called ''Dance Mums''. Abby even appeared in the show's first episode.
* TWordEuphemism: Abby refers to "cheerleading" as "the C word". Not to be confused with [[CountryMatters the OTHER C word...]]
30th May '16 9:33:17 AM stuffedninja
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* TheDogBitesBack: Season 5 is shaping up to be this as the moms start a rebellion that may result in the ALDC's collapse.

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* TheDogBitesBack: TheDogBitesBack:
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Season 5 is shaping up to be this was somewhat like this, as the moms start a rebellion started rebelling more.
** In season three, the students of two mothers
that may result in Abby kicked out eventually resurfaced on a team that the ALDC's collapse.ALDC was competing against. [[spoiler:Their group dance won, as well as one of their solos.]]



* LightIsNotGood: In "Where Have All the Children Gone?", all the girls wear white dresses.

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* LightIsNotGood: In the creepy number "Where Have All the Children Gone?", all the girls wear white dresses.



* ManipulativeEditing: According to the [[http://www.wetpaint.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance/articles/prestigious-dance-competition-says-no-to-dance-moms-abby-lee-miller Star Quest dance competition]], the show edited the competition to give the impression that certain acts were competing against each other when they weren't, and also edited the award announcements to make certain acts place higher or lower than they actually did.

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** Abby occasionally shows a protectiveness over her students as well, such as when she kicked out two moms (and their kids) in season three for [[spoiler:making the team's star dancer leave due to unfair scapegoating and accusation]].
* ManipulativeEditing: ManipulativeEditing:
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According to the [[http://www.wetpaint.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance/articles/prestigious-dance-competition-says-no-to-dance-moms-abby-lee-miller Star Quest dance competition]], the show edited the competition to give the impression that certain acts were competing against each other when they weren't, and also edited the award announcements to make certain acts place higher or lower than they actually did.did.
** There are some cases of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqlj1IyEiOo&feature=youtu.be awful]]'' audio editing on the show that blatantly splice different sentences together.
24th May '16 12:20:34 PM stuffedninja
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** The most insulting thing she's ever called someone is "a monstrosity of evil". Make of that what you will.
21st May '16 12:39:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* AlphaBitch [=/=] BlondesAreEvil: Cathy.

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* AlphaBitch [=/=] BlondesAreEvil: AlphaBitch: Cathy.



* BlondesAreEvil: Cathy.
** Some of the blonde-haired ALDC moms have their moments as well.
17th Apr '16 10:06:13 AM stuffedninja
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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Between the end of season 4 and through season 5, [[spoiler:we have lost ''every single member of the original team'' except for [[LastOfHerKind Nia]].]]
9th Apr '16 9:12:18 PM stuffedninja
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajOwj1l4ZE Amber Alert]] - A routine based around child abduction, as the name implies. [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding It ends with Maddie finding Mackenzie dead, killed by her abductors.]]]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajOwj1l4ZE com/watch?v=5dvjhs_Vu0c&no Amber Alert]] - A routine based around child abduction, as the name implies. [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding It ends with Maddie finding Mackenzie dead, killed by her abductors.]]]]
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