As the self-proclaimed biggest fan of the Abby Lee Dance Company ever, one hour of “Dance Moms” per week is never enough for me. Luckily, I was blessed with some bonus time with the girls, the moms and, of course, the one and only Abby Lee Miller, who co-hosted “The View” with her team in tow Wednesday morning. In case you missed it, the vivacious and outspoken studio owner—clad in her signature sparkles and jewels—was seated center stage among the talk show’s leading ladies, defending her teaching tactics (of course, not without some banter with the dance moms who were in the front row of the audience).
In all her glory
I was thrilled to see another outstanding performance from my favorite dancers—if you can believe it, “The Last Text” was even more chilling and technically impressive than when it swept Nationals last season. (Thankfully, this version skipped the bloody makeup all over Mackenzie’s little face.)
If I could have taken a screen shot of Chloe's perfect, slow quadruple pirouette, I would have. But this pretty tilt will just have to do instead.
And there were some surprises, too: As the camera panned to the proud parents, I spotted Kristie (mother of Asia), a feisty dance mom from “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition.” A top three finalist and fan favorite, 7-year-old Asia was suddenly among the original ALDC crew as the credits began to roll. Hmm…are we going to be seeing another “replacement” this season on "Dance Moms"? I can’t wait to watch it all unfold.
See Abby chat with the co-hosts here:
Then watch the girls perform:
There's a reason Mia Michaels' nickname is "Mama Mia." The legendary choreographer invests deeply in her dancers, whether they're competitors on "So You Think You Can Dance," members of the Radio City Rockettes, or part of her own elite assistant squad. And now, Michaels is launching a project that aims to give more dancers access to her gifts as a teacher and mentor.
And that's a wrap on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24, ladies and gents! It's certainly been one for the books. From injuries to shocking eliminations, let's just say Season 24 has had its emotional ups and downs. But despite all that, the season made for some seriously phenom dancing and some killer performances. And as usual, we've loved watching every second of those cha chas, foxtrots, and waltzes.
Let's get right to the exciting stuff, though: Last night's winning couple of "Dancing with the Stars" is...
Nearly 80,000 dance-loving Instagram followers can't be wrong: Quinn Starner is one to watch. And what's just as impressive as the 15-year-old's rabid online following is her ever-growing list of competition accolades. Quinn, who trains at Indiana Ballet Conservatory and Stars Dance Company, been named first runner-up at The Dance Awards for two years in a row (as a junior and a teen); was the 2016 West Coast Dance Explosion Teen National Champion; earned first place in contemporary and third place in the classical division at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals in Pittsburgh last year; has won the Grand Prix Award at ADC|IBC; and was a gold medalist at World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix. Plus, she made it to the Academy round on last year's "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and has performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Here's what Quinn has to say about her favorite songs, teachers, and career highlights.
Want a chance to get personally involved in the HOTLY anticipated TV show "World of Dance"? Of course you do. That's why J. Lo. and the rest of the "WOD" team have launched an interactive version of the upcoming NBC series that lets Snapchatters get in on the action.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.