Abby's Studio Rescue

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (58)

Abby's Studio Rescue is a reality TV show that premiered on June 17, 2014, on Lifetime. The show is a spin-off of the widely popular Dance Moms, where Abby Lee Miller, the legendary dance instructor, steps outside her comfort zone to help struggling dance studios across the country.

The show revolves around Abby's visits to dance studios that are on the verge of shutting down due to financial or management issues. Abby dovetails her experience and expertise to offer her input and advice about how to improve the studios' facilities, organization, staff, and marketing strategies.

Each episode follows a particular studio with a different set of problems that need to be addressed. Abby begins by analyzing the studio's operations and identifying the issues that need to be rectified. She uses her blunt and straightforward approach to point out the weaknesses and help the owners understand what changes they need to make to succeed.

Abby's blueprints for the studio's improvement include a wide range of aspects ranging from interior design to staff and client retention. Abby is known to be hard on the studio owners, but her honesty and experience are invaluable in changing the studios from struggling businesses to profitable ones. Often in the show, she provides lessons on the essential steps that studios need to take to run a successful dance studio.

One of the unique things about Abby's Studio Rescue is that it is not afraid to address the less glamorous aspects of running a dance studio. The show's makers and Abby highlight the critical business skills that dance studio owners and managers need to cultivate to keep their businesses running efficiently.

Besides analyzing the studios, Abby's Studio Rescue also highlights the owners' and teachers' individual experiences. It reveals the hard work, talent, and dedication required to run a successful dance studio. The show touches on the emotional connection the teachers have with their students, something that often drives them to keep pushing, even when business is not doing well.

Another standout feature of the show is the feel-good factor. Abby's dedication to helping studios turn their fortunes around comes across as genuine, and the studios' success after her intervention is heartwarming.

One of the most talked-about episodes was the one featuring a studio called "LA Dance," where the owners' marital issues were translated in the business's performance. Abby's straight-talk and intuitive advice proved vital in rescuing the studio from closing entirely.

The show has also received criticism for being too much like Dance Moms and for being formulaic. Compared to other makeover shows, Abby's Studio Rescue sticks to a rigid structure that is not faith to real-life scenarios. Another criticism is that some of Abby's interactions with the studio owners come across as scripted.

Despite the mixed reception, Abby's Studio Rescue remains a valuable resource for any entrepreneur or small business owner looking to get insights on how to run a profitable enterprise. The show serves as a kind of mentorship that exposes the common complexities that come with running small businesses. Because Abby shares her personal wealth of experience and knowledge, anybody looking to open a dance studio or any business would find the show captivating and inspiring.

In summary, Abby's Studio Rescue is a reality TV show that helps failing dance studios get back on track. The show's no-holds-barred approach, coupled with Abby's wealth of experience, makes it a valuable resource for small business owners looking to improve their businesses. The show reveals the nitty-gritty of running a dance studio, including the essential business skills required, and highlights the emotional connection between the teachers, students, and parents. Abby's Studio Rescue is not perfect, but it is an excellent resource for anybody looking to run a small business successfully.

Abby's Studio Rescue is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on June 24, 2014.

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Point of No Return
7. Point of No Return
October 14, 2014
Abby tries to help Penn Point Dance Academy in Bakersfield, California.
Battle of the Blondes
6. Battle of the Blondes
October 7, 2014
Abby tries to rescue the Krystle Beck Dance Company in Apple Valley, California.
Daughter Dearest
5. Daughter Dearest
September 30, 2014
Abby encounters an owner of a studio who is neglecting the other kids to focus on her own daughter, the star performer... but is she actually hurting her daughter?
Legacy of Lunacy
4. Legacy of Lunacy
September 23, 2014
Abby tries to rescue a dance studio in Indianapolis.
Delusions of Dance Grandeur
3. Delusions of Dance Grandeur
September 16, 2014
Abby tries to open the eyes of a studio owner in Shelton, CT.
Abby Meets Her Match
2. Abby Meets Her Match
July 1, 2014
Abby heads to Northridge, CA, to help another dance studio in trouble, but when the owner takes offense to Abby's tough love critique, she kicks Abby out and a battle ensues.
Abby to the Rescue
1. Abby to the Rescue
June 24, 2014
Abby heads to Warwick, RI to help a struggling dance studio, but finds that the owner is missing and too anxious to even come to her own studio. With dance moms at each others' throats and a building in disrepair, will Abby be able to convince the owner to come back and take control?
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Abby's Studio Rescue is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Abby's Studio Rescue on demand at Disney+, Amazon and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    June 24, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (58)