History Series / DanceMoms

9th Jan '16 10:39:58 PM stuffedninja
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A very controversial but nonetheless very successful RealityTelevision series on Creator/{{Lifetime}} that premiered in 2011. (It has finished its fifth season and will premiere its sixth in January 2016.) The show is about the Abby Lee Dance Company (headed by Abby Lee Miller), the girls who are learning to dance at the company, the drama between their mothers (the titular "dance moms"), and all of the bumps along the way.
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A very controversial but nonetheless very successful RealityTelevision series on Creator/{{Lifetime}} that premiered in 2011. (It has finished its fifth season 2011 and will premiere is currently in its sixth in January 2016.) season. The show is about the Abby Lee Dance Company (headed by Abby Lee Miller), the girls who are learning to dance at the company, the drama between their mothers (the titular "dance moms"), and all of the bumps along the way.
16th Dec '15 3:56:11 PM stuffedninja
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** The girls were a lot more conceited-sounding as well.

* TokenMinority: According to her mom, Nia.
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* TokenMinority: According to her mom, Nia.Nia, especially since she's been put in a lot of ethnic dances.

*** Jill's [[JawDrop reaction]] to that line really brings home the impact of it.
7th Dec '15 3:51:19 PM stuffedninja
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A very controversial but nonetheless very successful RealityTelevision series on Creator/{{Lifetime}} that is currently in its fifth season since its premiere in 2011. The show is about the Abby Lee Dance Company (headed by Abby Lee Miller), the girls who are learning to dance at the company, the drama between their mothers (the titular "dance moms"), and all of the bumps along the way.
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A very controversial but nonetheless very successful RealityTelevision series on Creator/{{Lifetime}} that is currently premiered in 2011. (It has finished its fifth season since its and will premiere its sixth in 2011. January 2016.) The show is about the Abby Lee Dance Company (headed by Abby Lee Miller), the girls who are learning to dance at the company, the drama between their mothers (the titular "dance moms"), and all of the bumps along the way.
24th Oct '15 9:36:45 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: Christi's snark gives her some decent savviness. She's even incorporated some tropes.

* PianoDrop: Referenced by [[GenreSavvy Christi]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZn3FY9PglA when talking about how silent Cathy was when the ALDC and Candy Apples ran into one another.]]
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* PianoDrop: Referenced by [[GenreSavvy Christi]] Christi [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZn3FY9PglA when talking about how silent Cathy was when the ALDC and Candy Apples ran into one another.]]
17th Aug '15 9:36:35 PM phoenix
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* FreudianExcuse: Christi had a turbulent relationship with her mother, made even more saddening (or more creepy) in the fact that Christi doesn't really go in depth about it, for obvious reasons. It leaves one to wonder [[AbusiveParents what her mother]] [[FridgeHorror did to her...]]

* MommyIssues: Christi had a turbulent relationship with her mother, made even more saddening (or more creepy) in the fact that Christi doesn't really go in depth about it, for obvious reasons. It leaves one to wonder [[AbusiveParents what her mother]] [[FridgeHorror did to her...]]
13th Aug '15 8:17:17 PM stuffedninja
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ** Any provocative outfit in a dance routine, with the most (in)famous examples being the faux-nude "Fantastic" outfits and the {{stripperific}} "Electricity" outfits. ** Near the end of season 5, Mackenzie gets a solo called "Bat Crazy", a {{bowdlerization}} of its real name "Batshit Crazy". -->'''Mackenzie''': It's a little crazy that my solo has a bad word in it, because... I can't even say it.
17th Jun '15 12:23:53 PM stuffedninja
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** Maddie and Mackenzie, considering Maddie can really [[JerkAss prove her status]] as the upper sibling.
17th Jun '15 12:20:57 PM stuffedninja
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* ChildPopstar: ** Brooke attempted to become this when she released her [[OneHitWonder debut single]], "[[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brooke-hyland/id686163892 Summer Love Song]]". She released an entire SelfTitledAlbum one year later. ** Mackenzie also attempted this in season 4 when she released an album called [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mack-z/id867630532 ''MackZ'']]. The critical reception was less harsh than to Brooke's (don't get us wrong, there was still plenty of hate thrown around), but both had notable usage of {{autotune}}.
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* ChildPopstar: ** Brooke attempted to become this when she released her [[OneHitWonder debut single]], "[[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brooke-hyland/id686163892 Summer Love Song]]". She released an entire SelfTitledAlbum one year later. ** ChildPopstar: Brooke, Nia, Kendall, and Mackenzie also attempted this in season 4 when she have all released an album called [[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mack-z/id867630532 ''MackZ'']]. The critical reception was less harsh than music. Brooke and Kenzie are the only ones to Brooke's (don't get us wrong, there was still plenty of hate thrown around), but both had notable usage of {{autotune}}.have released full albums.

!!Tropes that apply to [=MackZ=] and her music: * {{Autotune}}: Used almost as an instrument in its own right, and it's become a prime outlet of criticism. At best, it's sort of a complementary tool to Mackenzie's voice. At worst, her voice gets completely consumed in it. * BookEnds: The album starts with "I Gotta Dance" and ends with "I'd Rather Be Dancin'". * TheCameo: Abby appears at around the 2-minute mark on Mackenzie's song "Play Nice". No, seriously. * ChristmasSongs: "Christmas All Year Long". * GenreRoulette: The album's tracks include a heartfelt, downbeat ballad ("Shine"), a dubstep-influenced track ("Play Nice"), straight-up bubblegum pop ("It's A Girl Party"), and a little bit of experimental synthpop ("Flip Out"). * MoodWhiplash: ''All over the album.'' The album segues right from "Flip Out", a bubbly synthpop track, into the heartfelt TearJerker "Shine"...only to then segue into the fun, upbeat "It's A Girl Party". * ItIsPronouncedTroPay: It's "Mack Z", not "Macks". * MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: Most of her songs are in the 1-3 range. Well, what would you expect, really? * RunningGag: A strong theme on the album is how inferior boys are. * SelfTitledAlbum: Her first album was named after her stage name, [=MackZ=]. * SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The song "Shine". Instead of a high-energy and high-intensity dance track, it's the most mellow and calm track on the album. It was made to address how she's often overshadowed by Maddie, but still loves her and wishes to shine just like her one day. If you couldn't tell, [[TearJerker it's really saddening to listen to]]. * XtremeKoolLetterz: {{Downplayed|Trope}}; [=MackZ=] isn't the most extreme example.
31st May '15 10:31:01 AM stuffedninja
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* ThoseTwoGirls: Christi and Kelly, as well as Chloe and Paige (forming the "twinnies").

** Not so much anymore, because Asia has joined the team.
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** %%** Not so much anymore, because Asia has joined the team.
27th May '15 11:20:58 AM stuffedninja
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* NightmareFace: [[http://tn.ltcdn.com/BRAND_LFT_DMOM_160106_TVE_000_2997_60_20150130_000_HD_768x432-16x9.jpg Abby's been getting really burned out as of season five.]]
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