Maddie Ziegler may have filmed her last episode of “Dance Moms,” but she’s not ready to say goodbye to her teammates just yet. The reality-television star posted online a candid photograph of herself catching up with her Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) troupe Monday night.
“Reunited and it feels so good!” Maddie, 13, captioned the photo of herself posing alongside her sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, 11, who is also rumored to have left the Lifetime series; her co-star, Kendall Vertes; and choreographer Brian Friedman. While the Lifetime show transferred to Los Angeles in Season 5, the image was taken inside coach Abby Lee Miller’s dance studio in Pittsburgh.
Maddie appeared at the studio to take a master class with Friedman. Although there is no footage of Maddie performing at the event, the choreographer shared a picture on Instagram of the three TV stars, saying they “smashed” his class.
Dancers in attendance also auditioned in front of “High Strung” filmmakers Janeen Damian and Michael Damian. The Facebook page of the forthcoming movie reported Maddie was “so sweet” and “helped the kids with the audition.”
Abby has since posted photos of Maddie and Mackenzie posing with students at the event. At least one other “Dance Moms” performer, guest star Sarah Hunt, was also in attendance.
While Maddie appeared at the ALDC studio, viewers shouldn’t expect her to return for the second half of Season 6. Shortly after it was announced that Lifetime will be filming more episodes of the dance competition series, a video leaked of the last competition featuring Maddie and Mackenzie. The siblings can be heard saying a tearful goodbye to their co-stars in the clip, which was filmed at New York Dance Experience in Riverside, California, Feb. 26.
Maddie has a big year ahead of her. Her first film, “The Book of Henry,” will make its debut in 2016, and she will be starring as a judge on the next season of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Featuring dancers between 8 and 13 years old, “SYTYCD: The Next Generation” will premiere in May.
“Dance Moms” Season 6 airs on Lifetime Tuesdays at 9 p.m., EST this week and EDT thereafter.