About the Series
Lifetime’s all-new docu-series “Dance Moms: Miami” premieres on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 10:30/9:30c immediately following the 90-minute spring finale of the network’s flagship dance competition docu-soap, Dance Moms. Beginning Tuesday, April 10, “Dance Moms: Miami” bwill air in its regular time period of 9/8c.
“Dance Moms: Miami” will go behind-the-scenes at Miami-based Stars Dance Studio, where the school’s owners and renowned contemporary dance instructors Victor Smalley and Angel Armas teach, train and choreograph a diverse group of talented girl and boy dancers as they strive to become the best in the sport of competitive dance and tomorrow’s stars. Born and raised in Miami, Victor has become well-known throughout the dance world for his contemporary choreography, with his first big break as a finalist on season six of the hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Angel was born in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba. At the age of 12 his interest in dance ignited when he began taking lessons in ballroom dance and now his choreography is in high demand by local TV shows, concerts and artists.
While Victor and Angel fiercely dedicate their lives to their craft, they expect the same from both their young students and their mothers. What envelops the series’ unique cast, the students’ style of performance and their unwavering pursuit of dance titles are the drama and often conflicting goals and aspirations among teachers, students and parents. All under the watchful eye of Victor’s mother and Stars Dance Studio manager, Mayra Smalley, the team strives to uphold their motto of “Turning Kids into Dancers and Dancers into Stars,” often sparking drama between the competitive mothers.
The series will be produced by Collins Avenue and executive produced by Jeff Collins, Bryan Stinson and John R. Corella with Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Kim Chessler.