Can You Dance At 'Dance Moms' Abby's Studio?

By Kaitlin Reilly

I would assume that every viewer who has seen at least one episode of Dance Moms would take at least one thing away from it: You being a student at the Abby Lee Dance Company is a tough job. Sure, Abby Lee Miller is an outstanding teacher who pushes her students to be better, but she's also unbelievably strict — and let's be real: The same exact thing could be said for J.K. Simmons' character in Whiplash. The ambitious parents on the series are not much better, and their catfights and ego trips are why the show is called Dance Moms in the first place — and why the series is such a delight to watch. Despite this, though, I don't blame fans for wanting to live out their dream fantasy of joining ALDC and becoming the next Chloe or Maddie. So, that leads us to the question undoubtedly on everyone's minds: Can a fan actually dance at Dance Mom 's Abby Lee Dance Company studio if they wished?

The answer, simply, is sort of. According to the Abby Lee Dance Company website, you can take classes at the studio — your classes just won't be a part of the TV show. As of this moment (assuming that the ALDC site is kept up to date) the school is not auditioning for the show, though you can call and schedule a private audition if you wish, perhaps for future opportunities. That probably means that unless you're insanely talented and/or have a massive YouTube following already, you won't get a slot on the show.

However, if you're serious about learning about dance from the teachers Abby Lee employs, it appears that some classes are open — though it's highly unlikely Abby herself will teach your walk-in class... which might be for the best.

According to the website, you can stay updated on all things Abby Lee by subscribing to the company's newsletter which could be your best bet to finding out if there's ever an audition for the elite team. Just, you know... be careful what you wish for.

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