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"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" is a reality series on Lifetime, headlined by Abby Lee Miller ("Dance Moms"), which will feature 12 of the country's most talented girl and boy dancers competing for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Joining Miller at the judges table are Robin Antin, founder of the pop group sensation Pussycat Dolls, and dancer and cutting-edge celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson (Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night"). Kevin Manno (MTV's "The Seven") hosts.

"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" begins by following a dozen aspiring dancers — ages six through 13 — who learn new routines and compete in a number of challenges designed to test their skills when they perform before Miller, Antin and Jackson, as well as a live audience, at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. Along the way, each competitor is accompanied and coached by his or her own mother, who makes critical training, costume, music and choreographic decisions for their child while also navigating the precarious waters of the other highly competitive parents. As Miller, Antin and Jackson must make the sometimes easy and other times difficult decision to eliminate one dancer each week, the intense on stage competition and stakes between dancers and mothers increase throughout the season — culminating with a finale performance that assuredly will change the winning dancer's life forever.

Season 2

Season 2 brings new contestants and moms, unexpected twists, fierce challenges and more of the dance instructor everyone loves to hate, Abby Lee Miller.



With 11 of the country's most promising young dancers selected from more than 1,000 national title holders, this season will reach a fever pitch while a new cluster of mothers brings an entirely new meaning to the term "stage mom" as their children put everything on the line for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Throughout the 12-episode season, each dancer will learn new routines and compete in a number of challenges designed to test their skills while performing before judges Miller, Broadway star Rachelle Rak ("Fosse," "Cats" and "Catch Me If You Can"), celebrity choreographer Richard "Richy" Jackson (Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night") and a live audience. Along the way, each competitor's mother will play an integral part in the competition as they make critical make-or-break decisions on training, costumes, music and choreography for their child while building their list of "frenemies" among the group of intensely competitive parents.

New this season, the judges will be able to use a special "Call-back Card" to save one dancer from elimination, which is sure to heat up the tension on the panel and among the mothers. With dance themes such as Fame, Broadway, Modern Fairy Tales and Nightmares, this season's contestants will experience the rigors of performing under the greatest pressure of their lives as they vie to be a future star and crowned the winner of "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition." Additionally, Maddie, star of Lifetime's hit docusoap "Dance Moms," is set to make special appearances on the series this season.

"Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" is produced by Collins Avenue, with Jeff Collins ("Dance Moms," "Fly Girls"), Michael Hammond ("Dance Moms," "Hell's Kitchen"), Mike Aho ("Dance Moms," "The Bachelorette") and Sandi Johnson ("The Bachelor," "Under Cover Boss") executive producing along with Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Kimberly Chessler of Lifetime. Bryan Stinson ("Dance Moms," "High Society") and Adam Vetri ("The Devil's Ride," "The Amazing Race") co-executive produce.




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ABBY'S ULTIMATE DANCE COMPETITION: FACTS

Network: Lifetime
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 9, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Collins Avenue





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