In just a few short weeks, “Dance Moms” fans will go back to living every Tuesday night on their television’s virtual dance floor.
Amid rumors that “Dance Moms” would return to the airwaves this summer, Lifetime confirmed Tuesday that the popular dance competition reality-TV series will premiere the second half of Season 4 in late July. “#DanceMoms returns Tuesday, July 29th,” the network announced on the series' official Facebook page. According to the announcement, the program will air during its usual time slot at 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT.
The show, which wrapped part one of its fourth season in April, reportedly began shooting new episodes the first week of May. “Abby’s filming with the new team tonight!” one “Dance Moms” fan page confirmed, alongside an image of the Abby Lee Dance Company’s coach, Abby Lee Miller, 47, shooting a scene with her group of new dancers: Ava Cota, Sarah Reasons, Jade Cloud, Kamyrn Beck and Tea’ Adamson.
While images of Miller’s new elite team made the first Season 4, part 2, appearance, fans of the show's original cast can rest easy. According to multiple reports and photographs of recent ALDC-attended events, Maddie Ziegler, 11, Mackenzie Ziegler, 10, Nia Frazier, 12, Chloe Lukasiak, 13, and Kendall Vertes, 11, as well as their infamous dance moms, will also be returning for the program.
According to one “Dance Moms” spoiler page, the cast has already filmed several episodes for the Season 4's new installment. While ALDC dancer and Season 4 regular Kalani Hilliker, 13, doesn’t appear to have competed with the group during any recent outings, fans of Miller’s archnemesis, Candy Apples Dance Center owner Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, will be pleased to learn that the Ohio teacher will appear in at least two episodes.
The cast is rumored to make its next appearance at Dance Kids USA's Invitational National Event in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
The ALDC annual recital will take place at Hillman Center for Performing Arts Pittsburgh June 27-28. This year’s concert is reportedly in honor of Miller’s late mother, Maryen Lorrain Miller, who passed away at the age of 86 in February.
Miller’s new reality series, “Abby’s Studio Rescue,” premieres next Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.