Dance Moms kicked off a new season this week, and amid the typical fight for solos, internal competition for Abby’s attention, and griping about each other, was a new subtext about abusive conditions at the Abby Lee Dance Studio. This was highlighted by the absence of Chloe and Kelly. After an end-of-the-year blowout with Abby last season, Kelly FINALLY moved to another studio, and since then has vocal on social media about her disgust for Abby’s teaching methods. And then, through a series of talking heads, viewers were also alerted to a lawsuit filed against Abby by Paige Hyland for emotional trauma. With the team down to Maddie, McKenzie, Nia and Kendall, it’s safe to say things aren’t the same for the Abby Lee Miller Dance Company. Of course Abby has no shortage of young girls willing to sell their self esteem for a shot at the TV show.
But has Abby gone to far with Maddie’s controversial video with Shia LaBeouf. I’ve got to admit, I got itchy watching Maddie dance around in a cage with Shia. But you be the judge. Is this art – or …..