UPDATE 9/30/14 11:39 p.m. EDT: Miller confirmed her plans to open a West Coast dance studio in Los Angeles, California this fall on the part one of the Season 4 finale of "Dance Moms" Tuesday night. The studio will be called ALDC L.A.
"Dance Moms” is set to officially return to Lifetime’s airwaves for Season 5 with the cast set to begin filming at Sheer Talent special edition competition in Niagara Falls, New York, Oct. 11. Despite coach Abby Lee Miller and her ALDC team's upcoming return to the small screen, rumor has it the show may no longer take place at Miller’s Pittsburgh studio. While viewers will have to wait until Tuesday for the Season 4 finale of “Dance Moms” to find out the ALDC’s fate, there are several signs the team made be headed for Hollywood.
Not only is the ALDC competing at nationals in Los Angeles on next Tuesday’s Season 4 installment, the episode’s synopsis also hints Miller is set to drop a bombshell on her team during their West Coast visit. “Abby makes a major announcement that will forever change the elite competition team,” the network teases. The title of the dramatic Season 4 conclusion, “Hollywood Here We Come, Part 1,” is another telling hint. There is no word on a “Part 2” air date.
Miller is known for getting her ALDC team costumes handmade for each new performance. One of her latest Instagram posts, while attending her student Maddie Zieger's "Dancing With the Stars" performance in L.A. Wednesday, confirms she is looking for a new seamstress on the West Coast. "'Dance Moms’ creator Bryan and producer Scott were there at the live show to cheer @madisonsizegler1313 on!" Miller said on Instagram. "Hope they realize I need a costume seamstress w/skills for #season5 #aldc."
Kendall teased big changes
When ALDC elite performer Kendall Vertes hinted at big changes for the “Dance Moms” cast during an interview with WZRA-TV, Tampa Bay, Florida, in July, many took it to mean the show was coming to an end. “There’s going to be some drama,” the 11-year-old said of the popular reality-TV series. “I mean, it might be the end,” she said. “Lots of drama!” co-star Nia Frazier, 13, added. With the "Dance Moms" set to begin filming next month, Kendall’s statement now comes across as a hint the show is merely reinventing itself, not taking its final curtian call.
Showrunner dropping hints
The producers of “Dance Moms” aren’t spilling any finale spoilers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t tease the upcoming drama. " Don't be afraid bunheads. This Tuesday is one Part 1 of our EPIC #DanceMoms finale," the show’s director and consulting producer, Jimmy Chriss said on Twitter, later adding: "I'm actually super excited to start filming Season 5 Of #DanceMoms ! Cant wait to be able to Hang w/ the girls a lot now!"
Ziegler’s are already Hollywood
What better way to continue her go-to dancer Maddie Ziegler and her sister, Mackenzie Ziegler’s careers than have them relocate to tinseltown? With Maddie, 11, already booking guest spots on big shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and dancing alongside big names like Sia, and Mackenzie, 10, smashing the iTunes charts for with single “It's A Girl Party,” they are clearly ready for the big time.