Lifetime Orders 'Dance Moms' Miami-Based Spin-Off

1:27 PM PST 01/17/2012 by Lacey Rose
Lifetime
Dance Moms

The network has ordered six hour-long episodes of the behind-the-scenes dance series.

Lifetime is dancing its way to Miami.

The femme-focused network has picked up six hour-long episodes of a Dance Moms spin-off, titled Dance Moms: Miami.

The docu-series will go behind-the-scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio, where the school’s owners and renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas train a group of aspiring dancers. Inevitably, the drama will come from the often conflicting goals and aspirations among teachers, students and their passionate parents.

Dance Moms quickly became a stand-out hit for Lifetime last year that we knew would be perfect to build out and franchise into other series,” said Lifetime Networks general manager Nancy Dubuc, referring to a series that recently returned for its second season up significantly with 2.5 million total viewers tuning in. Similarly appealing: with a median age of 37, Dance Moms is Lifetime’s youngest skewing series. 

Dubuc added, “Dance Moms: Miami captures the same energy, passion and conflict between an equally intriguing cast of instructors, amazing dancers and moms who are 100% dedicated to become the best at what they do.”

The series will be produced by Collins Avenue and executive produced by Jeff Collins, Bryan Stinson and John R. Corella with Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Kim Chessler.

 

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