With just five days until the season four premiere of "Dance Moms," Lifetime has let fans of the reality TV dance competition series finally know what's in store for the series next year. While the newly released trailer doesn't divulge much about the upcoming episodes and the season premiere on Jan. 1, behind-the-scenes clips released by the network give an indication of the drama set to unfold.
Spoiler alert -- As seen in the clip above, it appears that not only is the Abby Lee Dance Company matriarch, Abby Lee Miller, searching for new dancers, but she also appears to have let go of one of her longtime members. It's sad news for fans of dancer Payton Ackerman and her mom, Leslie, because it appears the mother-daughter duo is officially on the outs.
"We're gone, good-bye," Leslie says in the clip. "I'm just done. I'm done with the studio. I can't stand these women. So high school." It appears the on-again, off-again dance mom decided to quit after Miller "disrepected" her by telling her to "shut up."
Other notable moments from the new scenes include the addition of some "new faces" to the team, which may not be so new for viewers of the second season of Miller's spinoff competition series, "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition." While there has yet to be any indication they have officially joined the group, dancers JoJo Siwa and Haley Huelsman can both be seen auditioning for the prestigious competition team.
While some "AUDC" contestants may be trying to make their way into the reality TV series, season two fourth-place winner dancer Kilani Hilliker appears to have officially joined the elite team. The 12-year-old dancer, who was frequently called Miller's "favorite" on the program, has been spotted wearing the ALDC competition team jacket and was even captured on video competing with one of the dancers at a recent competition. (See Hilliker competing, in a duet with dancer Kendall Vertes, here.)
Season four of "Dance Moms" premieres on Lifetime Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. EST. The following episodes will air on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
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