Watch Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami is a popular program that spun off from the show, Dance Moms, a reality show about a dance studio. In this version, the owners of the show's dance studio are Victor Smalley and Angel Armas. The two co-own a studio located in Miami, Florida called the Stars Dance Studio and have been running it since 2007. The two are also dancing instructors.
The show is produced by Collins Avenue, and the executive producers of Dance Moms: Miami are Jeff Collins, Bryan Stinson, and John R. Corella, as well as Rob Sharenow, Kim Chessler, and Gena McCarthy. It has been running for several months and it is estimated that more than 60 million viewers have watched it since its start.
The original Dance Moms show was also very popular, which is part of the reason for expanding the market and creating Dance Moms: Miami. It gives a chance for the reality show to follow a new group of dancers as they work towards possible stardom. Dancing is a very competitive sport and the show will follow the work that goes into teaching kids how to dance and how to compete in the dance contest world.
Some of the other characters on the show are Smalley's mother, Mayra, who is the manager at the studio, as well as a makeup artist for the Stars Dance Studio. The show centers on the interactions and drama between these stars and the dancers and their moms.
It is full of conflict and the aspirations and talents of several of the dancers and how they interact with the instructors and each other as it goes behind the scenes to show what happens with the young dancers, the instructors and the moms.
Every week a list comes out showing which dancers are considered the best and this list is different every week. The list is a competition between the dancers and is not based on things like who has the most awards, but instead on the way the dancers perform each week.
Some of the other characters include 12 year old Sammy Small and his mother, Abby; 11 year old Hannah Epstein and her mom, Debi; 10 year old Kimmy Kopke and her mom, Anicia Gutierrez; 14 year old Jessica "Jessi" Kennedy and her mom, Susan; 10 year old Lucas Triana and his mom, Brigette; and 10 year old Mia Diaz and her mom, Lenora.
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Dance Moms: Miami Full Episode Guide
A new student is put on the competition team and gets special attention from the instructors leaving the moms extremely upset.
When Abby and Sammy don't show up, the moms assume they've quit the team.
Sammy and Jessi are paired with Hannah in a dance trio, but when rehearsals go over, Abby takes Sammy from practice early.
The moms become skeptical of the methods employed by Victor and Angel; Susan is concerned the choreography for Jessi's solo is too artistic; Victor doubts Mayra's ability to keep the moms controlled.
Hannah and Sammy are paired in a duet that portrays issues between the girls and their moms. Kimmy accepts her biggest challenge to date, portraying a sinister character in her solo performance.
Angel and Victor create a strong group number that is based on the dancers' insecurities. Meanwhile, the moms turn on Debi.
Lucas lands a starring role; a dance mom's outbursts ruin the mood in the studio.
In the series premiere, Victor and Angel, the dance coaches of Stars Dance Studio, begin the dance season with a funky jazz number. But Victor gets sick and leaves all the coaching to Angel.
Fans discuss what went down in Episode 4.