Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition Gets a Premiere Date
As a huge fan of Dance Moms (although I wouldn’t want to actually be stuck in a room with any of the ‘moms’), I’m really looking forward to Abby Lee Miller’s new series. Miller will be the lead judge on the new Lifetime reality series, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, premiering on October 9, 2012 at 9pm. Joining Miller on the judging panel will be Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and choreographer Richard Jackson.
12 young dancers between the ages of six and 13 will be showcased on the series. The winner of the new 10-episode dance competition will receive $100,000 and a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School.
Before the series kicks off at 9pm, Lifetime will air a special at 8pm focusing on the competition’s dancers as well as their moms (please let them not be crazy!) and the judges.
The Details [Courtesy of Lifetime]:
Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition will begin by following a dozen aspiring dancers who will learn new routines and compete in a number of challenges designed to test their skills when they perform before Miller, Antin and Jackson, as well as a live audience, at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. Along the way, each competitor will be accompanied and coached by his or her own mother, who will make critical training, costume, music and choreographic decisions for their child while also navigating the precarious waters of the other highly competitive parents. As Miller, Antin and Jackson must make the sometimes easy and other times difficult decision to eliminate one dancer each week, the intense on stage competition and stakes between dancers and mothers increase throughout the season – culminating with a finale performance that assuredly will change the winning dancer’s life forever.
–Posted by Rebecca Murray