JoJo Siwa may have some explaining to do. Sneak-peek footage of the “Dance Moms” Season 6B cast’s latest competition outing doesn’t show the 13-year-old competing onstage with her teammates. And according to coach Abby Lee Miller’s social media feed, she knows exactly where her pupil was and she’s not too happy about it.
Abby posted a photo on Instagram of dancers Kalani Hilliker, Nia Frazier, Kendall Vertes and Brynn Rumfallo competing in a group number at Fierce National Dance Competition in Calabasas, California, on Saturday. The caption appeared to throw shade at JoJo, who is not present in the image, saying, “These girls certainly were not at the pool today!” That same day, JoJo posted a series of photos and videos of herself enjoying Memorial Day weekend by soaking up some time in the sun.
ALDC choreographer Gianna Martello appeared to add fuel to the fire by calling the open routine “so special” in a sneak-peek video caption. And she’s not the only one proud of the routine, titled “Hotline.” Dancer Brynn posted a group shot of her co-stars in their costumes, writing she was “honored to be part of this amazing piece of art.”
While JoJo did not participate in “Hotline,” the ALDC elite junior team managed to score a win. One “Dance Moms” spoiler site reports that the team finished first in the teen division and first in the overalls.
So, why didn’t JoJo compete? Rumor has it that she and her mom, Jessalynn Siwa, walked out of the weekly pyramid session after Abby assigned JoJo a part in a contemporary ballet duet, though that has yet to be confirmed. It has also been reported that JoJo was not able to attend the competition and was subsequently replaced by Kalani in the duet “Push and Pull” alongside Kendall. Either way, the number walked away with first place in the teen division and first place overall Saturday.
Besides the Abby-JoJo drama, fans can expect more big moments in Season 6B. The absence of Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler appears to have resulted in Abby changing things up for the new episodes. It has been revealed that the coach will team up her elite junior and mini team dancers for a few numbers, as well as add some male dancers to her older group.
Lifetime has not announced a premiere date for the back half of “Dance Moms” Season 6 but there are already plans in motion for another competition. The cast is scheduled to make their next appearance at Sheer Talent in Spokane, Washington, on June 4.