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Dance Moms: 7 Behind The Scenes Secrets

By / Published on Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 12:08 PM / No Comments / 62 views

Dance Moms debuted on Lifetime back in 2011 and it’s been going strong since then! The show follows passionate dance instructor Abby Lee Miller and her tween dancers and their mothers as they navigate through the world of competitive dance. The show is currently in its seventh and final season, so let’s take a look at some behind the secrets that most people aren’t aware of:

7. The Show Was Supposed to Star just the Kids

In an interview with Pittsburgh Magazine, Abby Miller revealed that the Lifetime series was originally going to focus on five dancers and their mothers, who were all from five different cities. It was going to be a six-week docuseries, but then Miller and her Pittsburgh-based customers stole the show and then it was decided that the series would focus on them and no one else.

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6. Fake Drama

According to former Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, the drama on the show isn’t always real. “It’s hard to do a reality show when there’s so much crying and drama. The producers set it up to make us all yell at each other,” she said. She also admitted that the moms on the show have to get into fake fights sometimes. “Afterward they just start talking and laugh about it,” she said.

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Thanks to: TV – Fame10

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