Abby Lee Miller’s elite competition team has had enough. After failing to give them award-winning choreography on Tuesday’s “Dance Moms” in favor of spending more time with her minis, her long-standing students will go to a new studio and teacher in Season 6, episode 32.
A preview for the next installment, which serves as part one of the finale, shows the elite team members finding a coach in Abby’s longtime nemesis, Erin Babbs.
While the elite dancers and their mothers may be pleased with Babb’s teaching, Lifetime’s synopsis for “Two Teams, Two Studios Part 1” reveals their daughters will be challenged by the new choreography. Kendall Vertes and Nia Sioux will have even more on their plates when they are invited to perform with an unnamed “famous musician.”
And while Abby won’t have her elite girls to tend to in episode 32, she’ll still have her hands full. Following the minis successful duet, and in an effort to “defend her kingdom” after the elites “blindsiding” studio hop, Abby will put more pressure on the minis by granting three of the tiny tots their first solos.
“My reputation is one the line,” Abby explains to the minis in the preview. “If you fail it’s going to be a direct reflection on me.”
While it’s unclear if viewers will get to see the weekly competition play out on Tuesday’s installment, the results for the cast’s appearance at Sheer Talent in Los Angeles on June 18 are available. Unfortunately for the elites, it looks like their studio move had dire consequences. One spoiler site reports their contemporary routine “New Beginning” placed third in the teen division. Meanwhile the mini group dance, “Flower Children,” took home first-place in the small wonders category.
“Two Teams, Two Studios Part 1” airs Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime. Watch the episode preview below.