17 Times Maddie Ziegler Was Just A Normal Tween, Because Being Sia's Sidekick Doesn't Take Up ALL Her Time

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Dancer Maddie Ziegler attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
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Maddie Ziegler has received a lot of attention as a cast member on the Lifetime TV series Dance Moms. And now, Ziegler is Sia's right hand girl, dancing in the pop star's music videos and live performances which has really brought her into the spotlight. So has she let stardom go to her head? Nope, not at all. Maddie Ziegler is actually a typical 12-year-old — minus that whole professional dancer thing. She seems to be very grounded and has a great balance between her professional life and personal life. Click through for 17 photos that prove Maddie Ziegler is really just a normal tween. 

Hanging With Friends

If you’re in middle school and don’t take photographs with your clique, you’re doing it wrong. That’s why Maddie Ziegler posts plenty of photos hanging with her girls.

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Being A Tourist

Just because she’s a professional dancer, it doesn’t mean that Ziegler is jaded when it comes to world travel. How cute is she kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland?

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Making A Duck Face

The duck face is second nature to today’s tween population. Naturally, Maddie Ziegler had to strike this pose with a friend.

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Taking A Selfie

The selfie is pretty standard nowadays. So much so that middle schoolers have gotten in on the action.

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Posting A Birthday Collage

Nothing says best friendship like posting an Instagram collage.

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Striking A Pose With Friends

Ziegler and her crew are hanging tough with this pose at the dance studio. That’s a squad right there.

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Laughing With Her Bestie

A day without laughter is a day wasted. Ziegler does not let her professional life get in the way of having fun times with friends.

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Enjoying Disneyland

Even in the rain, Maddie Ziegler had a great time laughing and smiling at Disneyland. It really is the happiest place on Earth.

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Hanging Out In Pajamas

Maddie Ziegler and her friend look adorable just hanging out in their PJs. As we all know, sleepovers are everything to the middle school set.

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Editing Selfies

Pretty much everyone edits their photos with different hues and filters. Ziegler emphasized some pink lips with this black and white photo.

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Giving Piggyback Rides

Maddie Ziegler gave her friend a piggyback ride in this photo. Clearly she hasn’t let stardom get to her head.

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Smiling With Grandma

Ziegler looks so happy to hang out with her grandmother. What a sweet photo!

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Playing With Her Puppy

Ziegler posts plenty of photos with her adorable puppy. 

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Twinning With Her BFF

Great minds think alike! Ziegler and her friend are happy to twin it up.

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Sharing A Message With A Tshirt

Is the text on this shirt aimed at someone specifically? Or is it just a fun t-shirt? Ziegler has us guessing with this one.

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Getting Festive For The Holidays

The dancer got in the Christmas spirit with some red lipstick and a Santa hat. Gotta love a girl who isn’t too cool to dress up for a theme.

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Showing Off A New Outfit

If you wore a good outfit and didn’t pose for a photo, it basically never happened. Also can I just say, Ziegler clearly skipped that awkward middle school phase.

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