Season 6 of Dance Moms is currently airing on Lifetime and Maddie Ziegler, sister Mackenzie, and mom Melissa Gisoni have still been right in the mix of things. While Maddie has been gone from some episodes due to working on other projects, until now she was still an official member of the competition team. However, reports have indicated that the family would be leaving the show soon, and Dance Moms spoilers indicate that this farewell took place over the weekend.
As was previously reported by the Inquisitr, Melissa, Mackenzie, and Maddie reportedly made the decision to leave Dance Moms once the midway point of Season 6 hit. Though Lifetime has added additional episodes to Season 6, it seems that the Ziegler family will not be participating.
As Deadline recently detailed, the network has just added more episodes to this season’s current order, though it seems the total number of episodes slated to air for Season 6 has not been detailed. That comes as good news for fans, though, many of whom wondered if the end of the show might be on the way given all of Abby Lee Miller’s legal troubles and the departure of several fan-favorite dancers.
According to Instagram user “dancemomsspoilers_,” a big farewell party for Maddie, Mackenzie, and Melissa was held during Sunday’s competition. Because the show tapes quite a bit ahead, there is no firm air date for this episode yet, so fans will have to stay tuned on that front. It is not known for certain that this will be the mid-season finale for Season 6, but fans suspect it will be.
EXCLUSICE PICS backstage at the competition yesterday! It was the Ziegler's last competition on the show (for a few reasons but mainly because I think they booked other jobs. They will still dance at the ALDC just not on Dance Moms) so they had a cake and a celebration after awards! A lot of them were crying:( I think yesterday was the Season 6 mid-season finale and then coming up this week is a Girl Talk and then the next half of Season 6 will start filming in April!???? #dancemomsspoilers_6_18
While Maddie is reportedly still dancing with the Abby Lee Dance Company, Dance Moms spoilers indicate that viewers will not be seeing Maddie, Mackenzie, or Melissa in any further episodes on Lifetime. Those who attended the weekend competition, said to have been in Riverside, California, indicate that Melissa made a speech on stage during the awards, surely a nod to the family’s departure from the show.
This competition was Nationals and Maddie had a solo, of course. Dance Moms spoilers indicate that she did finish on quite the high note, reportedly taking first place overall and garnering the highest score of the day. Mackenzie also had a solo in this competition, seemingly doing quite well in her performance, too.
NATIONALS: * Maddie's solo- The Hostage????- 1st overall and highest scoring solo of the day * Kenzie's solo- Hero❤️- 1st in age division * Areana solo- For My Brother????- 1st in age division * Another mini solo (it is rumored to be Alexus's)- Chameleon????- 2nd in age division * Group Dance- Junior Elite- Lady Bosses????- 1st overall and highest scoring group dance of the day * Group Dance- Mini's- Kisses????- 1st in age division #dancemomsspoilers_6_18
After being with the show and her fellow dancers for so long, it will come as no surprise to hear that this farewell was an emotional one. Dance Moms spoilers share that there were tears all around as Maddie, Mackenzie, and Melissa took in these final ALDC competition moments and said goodbye to their show co-stars. While there have been other families leave the show since it began, it certainly appears that this is the biggest and most positive send-off any of them have received.
What comes next for Maddie Ziegler? She recently finished filming a movie called The Book of Henry, and she is working on a new movie project with singer Sia. Of course, Dance Moms fans know that both Ziegler gals have been doing a lot of modeling work, and Maddie recently did a big commercial for Capezio. Now that the family’s schedules are cleared of filming for Abby Lee Miller’s reality TV show, it seems likely they will quickly be lining up additional opportunities in the entertainment field.
the Ziegler's with one of the judges @rachellerak before awards. They received bouquets of flowers and Rachelle made a speech and then Melissa, Maddie and Mackenzie were all crying during their thank you speeches???? if you have no idea what I'm talking about go check out #dancemomsspoilers_6_18 to see spoilers about yesterday's competition
While Mackenzie and Maddie Ziegler are now leaving Dance Moms, fans can still tune in weekly to watch Nia Frazier, Kendall Vertes, Kalani Hilliker, and now Brynn Rumfallo compete. Season 6 has a new team of young dancers that Abby Lee Miller is developing, and many have a hunch that as the older girls venture off to other projects, the focus will be on these younger girls should Lifetime continue the show.
Abby Lee Miller is facing major legal issues, as she has been charged with fraud in relation to her bankruptcy case. Does that mean that Dance Moms stars Maddie, Mackenzie, and Melissa are leaving at just the right time, or will the show manage to keep going on into Season 7 and beyond? Fans will have to stay tuned for further updates as filming continues, and everybody will be anxious to hear just when this last episode of Dance Moms featuring the Ziegler girls will air.
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