Lifetime orders 'Dance Moms: Miami' spinoff of 'Dance Moms' series
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/19/2012
Dance Moms viewers will have soon have a chance to see double the dancing drama.
Lifetime has announced it has ordered Dance Moms: Miami, a new Dance Moms spinoff that will follow a completely new set of instructors, moms and their kids at a Miami-area dance studio.
The spinoff will spotlight Stars Dance Studio and chronicle the school's owners and renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas as they teach, train and choreograph a diverse group of talented girl and boy dancers who wish to pursue titles in the world of competitive dance.
"Dance Moms quickly became a stand-out hit for Lifetime last year that we knew would be perfect to build out and franchise into other series," Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc said in a statement.
"Dance Moms: Miami captures the same energy, passion and conflict between an equally intriguing cast of instructors, amazing dancers and moms who are 100% dedicated to become the best at what they do."
The second season of the original Dance Moms series -- which follows the dance studio of Pittsburgh-area dance instructor Abby Lee Miller -- premiered earlier this month and currently airs on Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT on Lifetime.
Dance Moms: Miami will be produced by Collins Avenue and executive produced by Jeff Collins, Bryan Stinson, John R. Corella, Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, and Kim Chessler.