The “Dance Moms” cast is taking over more than just Lifetime. Three stars from the network reality series have landed nominations for the 2016 Industry Dance Awards.
The Dancers Choice Awards event, which celebrates memorable performances and leading entertainers, has revealed that JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler and Mackenzie Ziegler have need nominated in the Favorite Dance 17 and Under category. Other nominees included in the category include Aidan Xiong and Charlize Glass.
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The nomination marks the second time Maddie, 13, has been listed in the category. She was recognized for the honor last year but the win ultimately went to her former co-star, Chloe Lukasiak. However, this is the first nomination for her sister, Mackenzie. Their dual recognition comes after the sibling duo parted ways with “Dance Moms” in May. Though Mackenzie, 12, is not currently on the show, it appears she still dances with the ALDC (Abby Lee Dance Company) and of course, she is a budding pop star with her 2014 hit, “It's a Girl Party.”
Like Mackenzie, the 2016 nomination is also JoJo’s first. The 12-year-old has had a busy year in the entertainment industry, staring in Season 6 of the docuseries as part of coach Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior team and releasing her first single, “Boomerang.” The music video for the song currently has over 45 million views on YouTube, but it’s not just the music industry JoJo is taking by storm. She’s also ventured into fashion. Last month, she walked in a charity runway show and she just recently launched a bow accessory line with Claire’s.
Though there is a category for Favorite Dance TV/Film, “Dance Moms” was not among the nominees. Television series recognized by the event include ABC’s hit competition “Dancing With the Stars,” VH1’s “Hit The Floor,” E!’s “LA Clippers Dance Squad” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” which Maddie currently stars on as a judge. Films nominated include “Dance Camp” and “High Strung.”
“Dance Moms” fans looking to support for their TV favorite can vote by logging in through their Facebook page. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. The 2016 Industry Dance Awards will take place Aug. 17 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California.