Money Talks Behind ‘Dance Moms’
Abby Lee Miller gave some interesting facts about her and her co-stars in a recent interview, which would definitely excite “Dance Moms” fanatics. Read on for details.
In light with the grand opening of Miller’s new dance studio in Los Angeles, Reality Tea reported that Miller revealed how Moms could be “worse off-camera.” Miller added that she would bring her Pittsburgh rituals to LA like the performance pyramid.
Miller also revealed how the filming schedule for “Dance Moms” is structured. She explained that everyone is off every Monday, interviews and music assignment on Tuesdays, pyramid on Wednesdays and rehearsals before the Saturday performance.
About the beginnings of “Dance Moms,” Miller revealed that the creator is her friend. Her friend was given $100,000 by the producers and was instructed to look for an instructor who has his or her own students and studio. Miller said that the producers and casting agents interviewed more or less 29 families in her studio. However, the casting was more on the mothers, not about dancing or kids at all.
Miller invited her former friend Cathy Nesbitt-Stein to watch the casting. Turns out, Stein became “the first person cast on the show.” Another interesting part was that Miller was not supposedly part of the series. Miller was meant to be the behind-the-scenes choreographer. She was eventually forced to appear on the show for $1,500 per episode.
How about Miller’s talented students? Miller explained that from Season 1 to 4, the girls were earning $1 thousand every episode. By Season 5, they got a raise which doubled their salary to $2 thousand per episode.
Miller revealed that her studio in LA was opened from her own funds. The challenge was that unlike in Pittsburgh where she owned the building, Miller has no choice but to pay $26,000 every month for her LA studio.
“Dance Moms” Season 5 airs every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime.
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