Dance Moms Season 6 returns with an all-new episode this Tuesday, Nov. 8, titled ” “Two Teams, Two Studios Part 1,” on Lifetime. According to the official synopsis and latest spoilers, episode 32 will see ALDC elite dancers Kendall Vertes, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Frazier, and Brynn Rumfallo leave Abby Lee Miller’s team and head on over to Erin Babbs’ studio. Will this be the end for the junior elite?
In the promo for next episode of Dance Moms Season 6, the junior elite team was seen training alongside choreographer Erin Babbs, one of Abby Lee Miller’s ultimate rivals. According to the show’s official spoiler site, all of the moms posted photos of their daughters with Babbs, with the caption “new beginnings,” which sparked speculations that they have left ALDC. Vertes, Hilliker, Frazier, and Rumfallo were reportedly training with various choreographers all week at the 3rd Street dance studio, the same location they were used to filming before ALDC LA opened. On the other hand, the minis continued to train with Miller to prepare for the Sheer Talent competition in Los Angeles.
The site hinted that the moms were “protesting” against Miller after the ALDC coach snubbed the elites and focused all her attention to the minis last week. In the last Dance Moms Season 6 episode, “Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like Ab-bee,” the moms got on Miller’s nerves after they called her routine “boring.” The moms thought that Miller had been “distracted” with the minis and could not care less about the elites.
“I think we are all in agreement that we cannot go on stage with that boring group routine. Our girls have worked too hard to let Abby damage their reputation just because she’s too distracted with the minis. We need to get a routine that showcases our girls even if that routine is not Abby’s,” Ashlee Allen said.
When the moms confronted Miller about the routine, the ALDC coach told them she was perfectly fine with them changing the routine. She, however, told the cameras that the moms are in over their heads to think they were better than here.
“How dare you? I’ve had it with all these women… These mothers are nuts. I really went out of my way to get the girls in the commercials and this is how they show their gratitude?”
Elsewhere in the Dance Moms Season 6 episode, the minis’ moms were thrilled with the attention they were getting from Miller. The coach giving the minis official ALDC jackets definitely boosted their confidence. Stacey Ketchman, Lilly’s mom, also noticed that Miller was spending most of her time with the minis.
“I think the juniors are jealous of the minis because we’ve got Abby time even if they had no dance, even when she ‘should’ be working with the other team. To me, this shows that she’s invested in our girls. The jealousy is written all over their faces,” she said.
In the end, the elites’ hip hop routine “The Champ,” failed to win first prize at the New York Dance Experience. The minis’ contemporary routine “Cast the First Stone” ended up winning first overall in the mini division. Lilly and Peyton’s duet called “Sting Like A Bee” also took home the first place overall under the duo/trio division. After the competition, Miller congratulated the minis but did not say a word to the elites.
“We trusted you and they won. They didn’t trust you. They went [rogue] and they lost, so Abby knows best,” Stacey said in front of the moms.
Seeing Miller walk away, completely ignoring the elites, pissed the moms even more. The moms thought that maybe it was time that they move on to a new studio and a new coach.
“I have so much respect for these girls, they’re done. They made Abby a household name and she’s treating them like dirt. She’s on to her next big thing? Well guess what? So are we,” Jill Vertes said.
Dance Moms Season 6 airs Tuesdays on Lifetime.
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