Abby Lee Miller plans to pretend prison is just a movie set.
"I'm just going to pretend I'm shooting a movie and we're on set and I'm there for 10 months. That's the way it's going to be," Miller told correspondent Linsey Davis.
"[I'll spend my days] reading and I want to learn to speak Spanish," she added. "And I'm already working on a new book."
Miller's prison stint will be followed by two years of supervised release, federal judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled Tuesday in a Pittsburgh courtroom.
Miller pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in June after being indicted on 20 counts of fraud in October 2015.
She told Davis she wasn't "intentionally" trying to hide $775,000 during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in 2012.
"I would have never filed for bankruptcy ever," she added in hindsight. "I do not recommend it."
Dance Moms star Maesi Caes was among those to voice their support for Miller online, calling the star a "truly inspiring, generous and passionate" teacher.
Miller quit the Lifetime series in March after six seasons with the show.