Abby Lee Miller Returns for Australian Tour Despite Boycott Rumors; ‘Dance Moms’ Stars Make Aussie Comeback

By Kathleen Villaruben | 3 years ago
Abby Lee Miller Returns for Australian Tour Despite Boycott Rumors; ‘Dance Moms’ Stars Make Aussie Comeback
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Foxtel and Space Events have announced on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, that the infamous dance instructor and choreographer Abby Lee Miller and other “Dance Moms” stars are going back Down Under on March 2015 to search for Australia’s Ultimate Dancer. There were rumors of the tour being cancelled but recent reports confirmed that Abby’s Ultimate Australian Tour starts on March 13. Read on to know why such speculations existed.

According to the official website of Foxtel, it is explained that LifeStyle YOU collaborated with Space Events and Foxtel to sponsor Miller’s return to Australia. The 2014 visit was a hit, so Miller will once again facilitate Dance Competitions, Showquests and Master Classes.

Miller returns with Sia’s 12-year-old “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” muse Maddie Ziegler, her loyal assistant Gianna, students Kalani Hilliker, Kendall Vertes and Ziegler’s sister Mackenzie, who also topped the number 1 spot on the U.S. Pop iTunes Chart with her debut album “Mack Z.” The dance moms themselves are coming: Kira Girard, Jill Vertes and Melissa Ziegler. Obviously, Holly and Nia Frazier are not included in the list. They recently had an intense fight with Miller regarding activities outside Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC).

Miller told Foxtel that she is anticipating her return to Australia. She announced that the winner of Australia’s Ultimate Dancer would possibly come to Los Angeles to join them in a “Dance Moms” episode.

Rumors suggested in light of Foxtel and Space Events’ announcement that the tour would be cancelled because a lot of parents and dance instructors were allegedly boycotting the event.

Enstars reported that some Australians were not excited about Miller’s harsh teaching method. Some described the reality star as a “cult-like” persona who encourages “disgraceful sportsmanship.”

Australian dance instructor Jenny Jones described Miller as a bad influence to Aussie kids. She believes that the true Australian way of teaching is “a lot more tact and encouragement” and that Miller is “brutal.”

According to the Australian, parents were also complaining that Miller’s rate for workshop is $250.

“Dance Moms” airs every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime. It airs on LifeStyle YOU at 8:30 p.m. in Australia.

There you have it for the cast update on “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Lifetime Television

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