'Dance Moms' Recap: New Diva Mom Shakes Things Up
'Dance Moms' Recap: New Diva Mom Shakes Things Up
Abby Lee takes another risk this week and goes a little nutty both in her choreography and with her competition team. The theme of their latest routine is 'asylum' and the girls have to act like they are patients of a mental hospital ... although I guess this should be pretty easy considering the dance teacher they see every day. If this weren't a challenge enough for a group of 8-13 year olds, Abby goes mental herself when she invites a completely new girl to dance with the team. Has this EVER happened? Not without weeks of probation and threats it hasn't. What's gotten into Abby? Has she changed her ways? Will the new girl fit in with the others? Let's jump right into tonight's episode and find out!

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She's Got 'Divatude'

Yes -- you heard that right, 'divatude' is the word brought to us by Abby Lee's newest dance mom and daughter. Kaya is one major diva of a dance mom, and she definitely isn't backing down to the other moms or to Abby. I'm actually shocked that she had the nerve to walk into the studio and almost demand that her daughter be part of the dance team. Has she ever watched this show? It's next to impossible to demand anything from Abby, so it really shows the guts that this new mom has. And not to sound like a snotty dance diva, but I happen to agree that Nikaya should have the knowledge that the other girls do about dance terminology and acrobatic skills. I'm not sure I'm digging this new mom's 'divatude' and after all, Abby has standards, and so far the new girl really isn't stacking up.

Paige v. Nikaya -- Who Will Compete in LA?

Once again Kelly blows up and storms out of the studio, but this time it's understandable. Abby keeps switching back and forth between Paige and Nikaya for the group number, and she waits until the very last second to let the moms and girls know who exactly will be in the routine. I have to say, if I flew all the way to LA just to be told I MIGHT be in a dance number, I'd be pissed too. While running the number over and over in the dressing room, Abby finally decides to let both girls be part of the group dance, but I can't say that I'm satisfied with this decision. A small part of me wants this new girl to work for her spot on the team just like the others have done in the past, and this all seemed a little too easy for them. I just hope that we don't see her on the pyramid next week, especially considering Kendall is still working her butt off just to make it to the bottom of the pyramid.

And the Winners Are...

The ALDC! Their off-beat routine must have impressed the judges because they pulled off a first place win. The same can't be said for this week's soloists, but at least Abby's group number showed up the California competition. It wouldn't be an episode of Dance Moms if it didn't end with a big blowout, and this week is no different. Kaya decides to stir up trouble with every other mom, and she has the mouth to back it up. I don't think we've heard this much swearing ever on the show, so it should be interesting if this one sticks around.

Next week Brooke records a song (Did anyone know she sang?), and the girls look like they will be her back up singers and dancers. What do you think of tonight's episode? Do you like the new mom and daughter? Did you like Abby's asylum number? Leave your comments and come back next week for your Dance Moms drama!

Kathryn MacDougall
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of Lifetime)

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