It appears there will be another season of “Dance Moms.” Despite some of the Lifetime show’s stars teasing there may not be another installment of the hit dance competition docuseries, one producer from the show has confirmed a sixth installment is in the works.
Bryan Stinson has served as an executive producer of “Dance Moms” since the show’s first season in 2011. And last week, he revealed some big news for the hit series. “Audition for Dance Moms season 6!” Stinson wrote on Twitter July 28. His post was accompanied by an ad revealing the show’s production company, Collins Avenue, is seeking new talent for Season 6.
“Is your kid destined for dance stardom? Producers are now casting competitive dancers and their moms for the hit series 'Dance Moms!'” reads the ad.
The advertisement states that the show is looking for dancers 12 years of age or younger to audition and train with “Dance Moms” star coach Abby Lee Miller. The catch: the dancers must be ready and available to film “for up to 16 weeks over the next 6 months.”
“If you are ready to take your kid’s career to the next level and give them the fame they deserve, MOMS, this is your opportunity,” touts a more in-depth ad. “Producers are looking for DANCERS who feel they have what it takes to train and compete with Abby.”
Stinson’s post confirms that Mystic Art Pictures will be helping the production team find new talent for the series. The company is now accepting potential prospect’s resumes and dance reels. There will be an open casting call for all participants in Los Angeles on Sept. 12.
While it appears Collins Avenue is prepping for another season of “Dance Moms” it remains to be seen if the cast is also onboard. During the taping for the Season 5 finale in May Abby told Entertainment Tonight she was unsure if she would film another installment of the show, calling Lifetime “a little in arrears on their payment plan.”
“I think that will have to be taken care of first before we talk about season six,” she said.
Abby’s star student, Sia music video star Maddie Ziegler, recently shared a similar sentiment. Speaking with MTV Australia in June Maddie, 12, said her participation in Season 6 was up in the air. "We just finished filming Season 5,” she said. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen for Season 6. I don’t know if I’m going to do it or not, so it just depends.”
While viewers wait for the official Season 6 announcement, they can whet their appetites by catching new Season 5 episodes of the series. “Dance Moms” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime