Amidst a lot of drama surrounding “Dance Moms,” it seems likely that a seventh season is on its way with the reality show holding nationwide auditions for new cast members.
The hunt will run from this month until August with locations in Florida (Aug. 1 and 2), North Carolina (Aug. 5 and 6), Georgia (Aug. 3 and 4), Massachusetts (Aug. 11), and New York City (Aug. 13). Head choreographer Abby Lee Miller has also confirmed that season 7 has already received the green light with an Instagram update about the upcoming audition process.
It is not surprising if a lot of aspiring dancers across the country come out to the auditions given that “Dance Moms” has proven to be a good stepping stone for one to fully enter show business.
A perfect example of such experience is Maddie Ziegler, who is already enjoying immense fame not just as a dancer but also an actress and a dancing judge. The young star who left “Dance Moms” just last season has branched out to other endeavors that include a slew of upcoming movies, as well as judging stint in “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.”
Maddie, together with her sister Mackenzie, were part of the popular reality series when singer Sia tapped her to be the muse of her trilogy of music videos including “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Cheap Thrills”. Since then she has become a household name making it easier for her to get noticed independently and separate from “Dance Moms.”
In a recent interview with Vulture, the 13-year-old detailed how it was like working with such a mysterious and eclectic singer like Sia saying, “I don’t think Sia likes everything to be perfect. If my foot isn’t totally pointed, she doesn’t care. I can be free with my emotion, with my face, with the choreography.”
She further added that she was by no means pushed to the point of breaking, something that is presumed to be a novelty for someone who is a classically trained dancer. “‘If enough is enough … it’s enough. If you’re doing something you really don’t want to do, just say no,'” she said. “She doesn’t want me to be unhappy.”