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Dance Moms Cast Reflects on Abby Lee Miller’s Controversial Teaching Methods

The cast of “Dance Moms” has expressed varied feelings regarding their experiences with former dance teacher Abby Lee Miller, with some members like Kalani Hiliker taking a different approach in their own teaching methods due to disagreements with Miller’s techniques. The cast, including Kalani, Kendall Vertes, Brooke and Paige Hyland, and others, reunited for a Lifetime reunion special, reflecting on their time on the show and the impact of Miller’s controversial coaching methods, while notable members like Nia Sioux, Maddie Ziegler, and Mackenzie Ziegler chose not to participate.

The “Dance Moms” cast reflects on their experiences with Abby Lee Miller, acknowledging her controversial methods but also crediting her for valuable life lessons, as they reunite for a Lifetime special.

The cast of *Dance Moms*? Yeah, they’ve got some thoughts on Abby Lee Miller. And let’s just say, it’s a mixed bag.

Kalani Hiliker, once a student and now a teacher, spills the tea. She’s chatting with *Us Weekly*, hinting she’s not exactly a fan of Abby’s methods. “I do the complete opposite,” she says. That’s one way to make a point, huh?

Remember *Dance Moms*? That show was a wild ride from the get-go in 2011. Abby Lee Miller, the dance teacher with tactics as subtle as a sledgehammer, became infamous overnight. She pushed those kids hard, aiming for the top, no matter what.

Fast forward to Kalani at 23. Post-show life hit her hard, almost snuffing out her dance passion. Burnout’s real, folks. But guess what? Teaching rekindled that love. She’s all about giving kids the magical dance childhood she had.

Kendall Vertes, another alum, now dances for her college team. She credits dance for her discipline, something she uses daily. Despite the tough comments, she kept on, following orders, learning lessons beyond the dance floor.

Oh, and the Hyland sisters, Paige and Brooke? They had their rollercoaster moments with Abby but respected her expertise. Brooke, at 26, appreciated Abby’s storytelling through dance, choreography, and costume design. Abby taught them more than just dance moves; she imparted life lessons, like always checking your posture, apparently.

Reunion time! Kalani, Kendall, Brooke, Paige, and a few other *Dance Moms* alumni, including Jojo Siwa and Chloe Lukasiak, got back together. Nia Sioux, Maddie Ziegler, and Mackenzie Ziegler sat this one out, though. Lifetime was curious if they’d be up for a reunion. Spoiler: They were.

Kendall thinks it’s the perfect timing. They’re all grown up, ready for those adult conversations about their shared past. It’s now or never, with everyone’s schedules filling up fast.

And there you have it. *Dance Moms: The Reunion* is hitting Lifetime on Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET. Mark your calendars, folks. It’s going to be one for the books.

*With a little help from Aileen Bergin’s reporting, of course.*

Kelly Garcia
Kelly Garcia
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