Can we dance already, please? Abbey said such hateful things to Ava, that I understand Jeanette's hatred toward her. They sure managed to make her look subservient and schmoopy. Melissa asks should they put dowels in and Abby says it will change the weight and throw the dance off. As opposed to Abby's team that dances circles around Maddie. The aldc might be competing against themselves. Except, of course, that awful acrobatic dance she did when the other girl beat her.
Two soloists will go head to head — Kalani with a contemporary and Nia with a jazz solo. Abby curses at her and walks out. Both Alexa and her sister Addison dance for club dance. Also part of the parking lot pow-wow: dance mom Kira told the others that Alexa Moffett was coming to choreograph a solo for Kalani. She says she wants something more though. Kalani did mention after they had left the competition that she doesn't like being treated like that by Abby - one day she likes her and the next day she doesn't. Abby goes off on Kira and points out that they have too many teens to be able to compete in the junior group.
Mikey yells at her to work it like a diva. Funny that Kalani seemed to be front and center in practice - then remove her and it's all about Maddie again with Maddie faces. Talia had a couple of missteps. She says she hopes everyone goes on the journey with her. So Alexa a 21yo can point out a dancers mistakes but Abby a 49 yo with 30 years of experience can't.
It makes her mouth look like it's pursed up, almost like a cartoon character. Abby says a big prop always causes chaos and says the moms need to figure it out. When the conversation escalates into an argument, Abby dismisses Kendall from class, but Kendall stays. Abby wishes them both luck and says break a leg. I think the storyline was more that Abby wasn't showcasing Kalani's talents, and that is the reason why she was losing to the likes of Ava. This is what happens when good dancers go bad.
Hey if you want me to teach and not create drama - that's what I'll do - I'll show you attitude. I'm sorry, I still think Ava looks like a malnourished stork, Kalani's dance was the better in my opinion. Abby told Gianna to come get her after that time was up, which she did. Should have stuck with teaching though - I'd be retired and have a pension instead of working until I die. Abby pulled Kalani out of the group performance because, you know, Abby Lee Miller is still afraid of the teen division. Abby arrives at 3rd Street Dance and immediately starts putting the girls through their paces. Abby says Jess mentioned that you should help people if you can.
Abby walks out on the moms. The moms and Abby take their seats. Like Kira said, Abby thinks of Kalani as an acrobatic dancer. I am just blown away to see the great Alexa Moffet that I heard so much about all these years has the personality of a shy teenager who looks like she needs a confidence coach. If she was she would be training looking for more dance opportunities.
While the girls prepare for the group number, an issue arises regarding the age divisions. I was really shocked at the meekness of Alexa - she seemed like she was so young - like if I didn't know better I would have guessed she was 14 or 15 years old from what I saw. Something about Kalani having only four years of dance left? Abbey, that fixation with pre-pubescent dancers is creepy and weird. Kira says it was, but we never actually heard Kalani say anything. Just like molly long who is only 22. The moms get to work on these. Abby's tough decision came directly after brought in Kalani's original coach, Alexa Moffett, to help choreograph Kalani's big solo.
What happens when the inevitable occurs and Maddie becomes a teen. Trying to look like the victim. She says it makes no sense. All hail the end of the losing streak! Alexa critiques Kalani heavily during her solo rehearsal. Ava has no charisma, musicality or stage presence. She's no different than the rest. The problem is that she has typically been winning first place.