The cast of 'Dance Moms' in 2013 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Dance Moms is a reality TV series about the world of competitive dance. The show revolves around the Abby Lee Dance Company, where the owner and instructor, Abby Lee Miller, trains young dancers to learn choreographed routines and perform them at national competitions. Drama abounds as the dancers, their mothers, and Miller clash over the girls’ talents and potential.

The Dance Moms cast changed over the years, but the most famous performers to emerge from the TV show are JoJo Siwa and Maddie Ziegler. Siwa is also a popular singer and YouTube personality who released the songs “Boomerang” and “Kid in a Candy Store.” Her sold-out tours and merchandise partnerships have earned her a hefty net worth. Ziegler has enjoyed fame beyond Dance Moms thanks to appearances in singer Sia’s music videos and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. 


  • Standout cast members: JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, Abby Lee Miller
  • Genre: Reality television
  • Original release: 2011-2019
  • Seasons: 8
  • Network/Streaming: Lifetime, Hulu
  • Fun fact: Maddie Ziegler is the girl who dances in the music video for Sia’s hit song “Chandelier”
  • Spinoffs: Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, Dance Moms: Miami 
  • Series like Dance Moms: Bring It!, Cheer Squad, The Next Step, Toddlers & Tiaras

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