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Dance Moms Finale Recap 10/24/17: Season 7 “Under Cheryl’s Spell – The Best Is Yet to Come”

Jill and Kendall had to miss a competition. Jill had already told her older daughter that she would be at her dance recital and that turned a five-girl group into a four girl group. But Cheryl believed they needed five girls to win and so she announced tonight that she was bringing in someone new. Cheryl had asked Reagan and her mother Julie Martin to join the team and the pair had been more than happy to, however, the other mothers hadn’t liked what Cheryl did. They thought they should have been consulted and had dreaded the idea of a newbie coming in to seal the solos. So the mothers had wanted to talk to Cheryl about what she did and she wasn’t having it. Cheryl said that it was her team and therefore she believed she didn’t need to consult with anyone. But the mothers were still upset. They knew Reagan from before and she was good yet the moms hadn’t wanted her to get a solo because they believed their daughters deserved it more and that Cheryl shouldn’t give anything to the newbie. So when Cheryl later made her decisions and decided she was going to give Reagan a solo, all hell broke loose. The older girls were upset and said they were tired of being backup dancers meanwhile their mothers were willing to shout down Cheryl just to change her mind READ MORE...

Dance Moms Recap 10/17/17: Season 7 Episode 25 “Everyone’s Replaceable…Even Abby”

Abby makes an announcement on social media that she will no longer be coaching the team. The younger girls are in shock that they have been left without a coach. Jill isn’t surprised at all at Abby’s behavior. Jill and the other mothers of the older girls welcome Cheryl Burke as their new coach this week. Cheryl introduces herself to all of the girls and gives them some highlights of her career. She gets right down to business right after, announcing that the first duet will be performed by Nia and Chloe. Kendall and Camryn are paired up Meanwhile, Yolanda is beside herself after learning the news that Abby has left them. She sits with the other mothers as they try and figure out what to do. Jill is excited over the fact that Cheryl is here to get the girls ready for nationals in 2 weeks. Christi wants to win badly too since the other team has been bashing her and Chloe on social media. Camryn has also been a target. Camille has had to shut off the comments on her daughter’s page because it is so hateful. READ MORE...

'Dance Moms' Recap: Cheryl Burke Steps in and Ashlee Makes a Shocking Decision

In this episode of Dance Moms, titled "Everyone's Replaceable ... Even Abby," Ashlee and Christi engage in a war of words on social media, celebrity choreographer Cheryl Burke works with The Irreplaceables, and Ashlee drops a bomb. Both dance teams are dealing with new challenges. Abby announces on social media that she will not be returning to coach for the remainder of the season, and The Irreplaceables have sparked some controversy with their risque burlesque number. All of this and Nationals are only two weeks away. READ MORE...

Dance Moms Recap 9/12/17: Season 7 Episode 21 “Ashlee’s Big Decision Part 1”

Abby was back! She didn’t tell anyone that she was coming back and she didn’t want to explain her former absence because she said that it was none of their business. But the moms were angry. Their children had been abandoned while Abby ran off to Mexico and the first thing Abby said when she came back was that she was there under duress. So the moms didn’t want to bother themselves with whatever Abby was up to and most of them chose to walk out. The mothers of the older girls left and took their daughters with them however the minis stayed. The minis hadn’t really gotten the chance to dance with Laurieann in charge and so their mothers were fine with putting up with Abby as long as their daughters were given a routine. However, the other mothers still wanted to fight for something better. They had all liked having Laurieann around because she wanted to be there and they felt she wanted to be there. So the women had called Laurieann to ask her if she wanted to do a number with the older girls and Laurie had told them "no". READ MORE...

Dance Moms Recap 9/5/17: Season 7 Episode 20 “Stamina, Stamina, Stamina”

Ashlee is nervous that they are still losing with Laurieann and there is still 6 weeks until nationals. Laurieann arrives to the studio. She gets the girls in a circle. She thinks they lost due to bad character and stamina. Ashlee asks Laurieann what she plans to do to improve to help them win. Laurieann thinks she has gone above and beyond. Laurieann goes through the list. Camryn nailed it. Brynn also did well, making it to the top of the list. This week they are going to prepare for Vegas. Nia and Kalani will perform a duet. Kendall and Brynn will also work together on a duet. The rest will perform in a group piece except for the minis. Yolanda goes to interject, but Laurieann shuts her down and tells the mothers to scram. The mothers sit and talk about Laurieann and the fact that they no longer have Abby around. Ashlee thinks Nia and the others who have been along a lot longer are privileged while Holly disagrees. She thinks they have grown so used to Abby, the arrival of Laurieann has been difficult. Laurieann pulls Nia from her duet and replaces her with Camryn. Laurieann doesn’t think Nia has the fight or the right mindset for such a routine that requires so much athleticism. Nia is confused and Holly is angry. They both leave the studio. READ MORE...

Dance Moms Recap 8/29/17: Season 7 Episode 19 “All Choked Up”

Laurieann is back with the girls this week after Abby was a no show. She meets with the moms and the dancers to tell them she isn’t thrilled they landed in 4th place last week, but she is back to win. On the bottom of the A-list after last week is Brynn, Kendall and Camryn. The middle row is Maesi and Kalani. Nia made the top of the A-list! The whole class claps. This week they are going to Fresno for their latest competition. The last time they attended, Abby was out of control, threatening one of the moms with a pair of scissors. This year they will have an open title performance called Savage with a theme inspired around the youth transgender community. Laurieann sends the three youngest to the sidelines before starting rehearsals. Yolanda pulls Laurieann aside. She is mad that Ellie isn’t dancing. The other moms tell her to relax. Laurieann assures Yolanda that Ellie won’t be sitting around. READ MORE...

'Dance Moms' Recap: Things Get Physical Between Two of the Moms

On this episode of Dance Moms, "All Choked Up," Laurieann is determined to bring home a win, but friction between the moms threatens the ALDC's chances.   Abby remains MIA, so Laurieann is back. Jill is worried that her fight with Christi at the last dance competition could drive Laurieann off, so she knows the moms need to get their acts together and keep things drama-free.   ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/dance-moms/dance-moms-recap-65871.aspx

'Dance Moms' Recap: Jill and Christi's Drama Overshadows Chloe's Return

In this episode of Dance Moms , titled "Out with Abby, In With Chloe -- Part 2," Christi and Jill's arguing brings unnecessary drama, the moms question if Laurieann's choreography will impress Chloe's returns to the stage after a three-year absence and the moms wonder what comes next for the ALDC.   Things pick up right where they left off, with Christi and Jill at each other's throats and their girls in tears. Fill-in teacher and name-dropper Laurieann Gibson has worked with her fair share of divas, but I don't think she expected to see this kind of behavior from a bunch of moms at a dance competition. Laurieann urges the moms to rise above, but Jill wants to make it clear that Christi is in the wrong for accusing Kendall of never calling Chloe after she left the ALDC. Laurieann says Jill will get her chance to "clap back," but for now they need to keep their eyes on the prize. Laurieann views this all as a mess that Abby has left behind for her to clean up.  ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/dance-moms/dance-moms-recap-jill-and-chri-65806.aspx

Dance Moms Recap 8/15/17: Season 7 Episode 16 “Out With Abby, In With Chloe – Part 1”

Abby’s sentencing has been hanging over the moms’ heads for a long time. Abby has decided to go to Europe so they have brought Laurieann Gibson in, an Emmy-award winner dance instructor/choreographer to the stars. Laurieann is happy to be there. She wants to try this for a week. She says hi to the moms and dancers. She tells them she makes stars, she doesn’t make robots like Abby. She is going to teach them to be her tribe. Laurieann asks for a show of hands to see who feels like Abby has held them back. Nia cries. She feels like Abby has been the hardest on her. Laurieann explains to her that it will make her stronger. They get right down to business working on their numbers. Laurieann gets out on the floor and starts showing them their moves. The mothers are shocked and happy. During practice, Kendall doesn’t seem to get a move. Laurieann asks everyone if Kendall is lazy? No-one answers. Kendall tears up. Laurieann tells her to speak her mind. Kendall tells her that she isn’t lazy. Laurieann tells her to scream it. She does. READ MORE...

'Dance Moms' Recap: Can a New Teacher Shake Things Up?

In this episode of Dance Moms , titled "Out with Abby, In with Chloe -- Part 1," a new teacher shakes things up at the ALDC, the moms gets news about Abby's sentencing, and Christi and Chloe have a rocky reunion with their former dance team.   In case you haven't heard the sad news, Abby Lee Miller was eaten by a shark while in London. Okay, it was in Sharknado 5 , but one can dream. Now, onto the dancers and the stage moms who are causing them thousands in future therapy bills.   ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/dance-moms/dance-moms-recap-can-a-new-tea-65741.aspx