Arriba! The cast of Lifetime’s hit reality-TV series “Dance Moms” is headed to Mexico this weekend for a fan meet-and-greet amid their taping schedule for Season 5. While it’s unclear if the event will be included in an upcoming episode of the series, the ALDC girls’ appearance is already causing quite the buzz.
The show’s lead, dance coach Abby Lee Miller, only confirmed the cast’s Nov. 9 trip to Monterrey, Mexico, on Instagram last week, but as of Monday, the event was sold out after viewers purchased a reported 1,500 tickets. There is no word if any additional meet-and-greets will be planned to accommodate more fans.
According to Abby, four of her ALDC elite junior team members, Maddie Ziegler, 12, Mackenzie Ziegler, 10, Nia Frazier, 13, and Kendall Vertes, 11, are scheduled to attend the event Sunday. It’s unclear if ALDC newcomer, Kalani Hillker, 14, will make an appearance. Since Chloe Lukasiak no longer dances at Abby’s studio, it’s probably safe to say the 13-year-old won’t be attending.
The event's coordinator, ShowClix.com, reports that the meet-and-greet will include live performances from the girls and a question-and-answer session with the cast. Fans will also be allowed to take photos with the kid dancers, an opportunity which is not available to participants at the competitions they attend. No autographs will be permitted.
Despite "Dance Moms" viewers never witnessing the cast’s trips overseas in seasons past, the TV stars aren’t strangers to attending out-of-town meet-and-greets and master classes. In July, the girls traveled from their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Australia to accompany Abby at eight different appearances in the Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. The team continued their ALDC world tour in August, making stops in London, Manchester, Paris, Manchester and Edinburgh.
In between their adventure to Mexico, the girls will be participating in two competitions on the West Coast. According to one “Dance Moms” spoiler site, the girls will compete at Energy NDC Competition at Panorama High School in Los Angeles, Nov. 8. The team is scheduled to attend Sheer Talent at the same location Nov. 15. Perhaps they’re staying in Los Angeles for two consecutive weeks in order to allow Abby to work on her newest business venture, ALDC LA?
Collins Avenue, the production company behind the hit show, recently announced a nationwide casting call for mother-daughter duos interested in joining the show for Season 5. According to a press release, the top kid dancers in the country, 13 years of age and under, are welcome to audition for the series in Los Angeles, Nov. 16, at an undisclosed location.
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