The new dancers arrive at the studio to warm up. Abby states “Even though we came in second, I would much rather work with these kids. Pretty soon those old moms will just be a distant memory.” I think Abby would like that. There is quite a bit of animosity going on. Christi arrives and says the REAL dance moms are here. Kelly is back because her kids want to dance, but she doesn’t want to be. Abby phones Shelly looking for Ally. They went back to New Orleans. Shelly did not want to be around all the harsh comments and negativity of the new dance moms. Ally cried all the way home on the plane. Here we go again.
“Jealousy is an ugly disease. You can ask Christi.” Meow Abby
She sends the girls in to warm up. She blasts Gloria and Marcia for chasing one of her dancers out. “No more Mrs. nice guy.” Really? When was that? Did I miss an episode? She tells them to leave. Now she has one member left Sophia.
The mothers are still talking in the parking lot. Abby knows she has some openings. She tells them either they come in and dance or they leave. They start heading in. She wants them to sign contracts. Christi asks where Kellys? Abby doesn’t want to give one to Kelly because she called her names. “Her kids are lazy, slugs.” Ouch. She tells them to make a decision. Jill chooses to stay. Melissa chooses to stay. Christi and Holly choose to stay. Kelly has to do this herself. She goes in to speak with Abby. They are back.
Jill assumes that Jackie won’t fit in. No pyramid. Chloe, Maddie, Nia, Mackenzie, Kendall. They are all on a straight line. They are on probation. Sophia is on the top. No pictures of Brooke and Paige. She praises Jackie. This week they are going to Ohio. The group number is Red Carpet Special. Sophia has a solo Superstar. Chloe has a solo. She tells the moms that they have assignments as well. Christi is not pleased about this.
The moms are upstairs talking about how good Sophia is. Melissa and Christi don’t seem to comfortable. They talk about Sophia and her pirouettes. And the world record. Which you can see in another post. Jackie says all the kids here are stars. Christi thinks its fake.
Christi and Kelly think Melissa and Maddie are relieved that Maddie doesn’t have a solo this week. The moms have to clean up the costume room. Abby is doing a private acro with Sophia. Sophia is asked to help in a senior turn class. She tells Abby that she helps with the younger students at her other studio. But she can be kinda mean. Abby high fives her, she likes mean. Chloe is learning her solo right before they are suppose to get on the bus to go. Christi feels she is just being set up to fail. I don’t understand either what the reason would be to learn it the day of. Poor Chloe. Sophia is making the other girls nervous. She makes the kids audition for the group. And tells the moms they are casting it. Drama drama drama. Christi won’t watch Sophia. Abby calls her on it. Brooke is out.
They arrive in Ohio. Abby is nervous. Sophia’s solo is up first. She is good. Chloe is next. She was good. Chloe thinks she let her mom down. Abby comes in and gushes about Sophia. And hugs her. She doesn’t say anything positive to Chloe. Time for the group numbers. All the girls are having fun getting ready. Poor Mackenzie can’t get the carpet to unroll. The group was good but I have seen better from them.
Chloe wins 3rd place junior solo award.
Sophia wins 1st place junior solo award.
Chloe wins an expressive heart award.
Group wins 1st junior small group award.
Holly thinks Abby was disappointed that the group won 1st. Abby calls Chloe a hot mess. Christi and Abby get into an argument again. Christi is crying and asking “What they are doing to their kids?” Sometimes I wonder the exact same thing.