Just when you thought Lifetime's hit docu-series Dance Moms couldn't get more fiery or passionate, the franchise heads south to the hot and sultry beaches of Florida with the premiere of Dance Moms: Miami on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 10:30 pm ET/PT -- immediately following the 90-minute spring finale of the network's flagship dance competition docusoap, Dance Moms. Beginning Tuesday, April 10, Dance Moms: Miami will air in its regular time period of 9:00 PM ET/PT. 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 cutting-edge 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 passion for 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.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Dance Moms: Miami is an American reality television series on Lifetime that aired from April 3, 2012, to May 29, 2012. It is a spin-off of Dance Moms.
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Sammy Small: Sammy was 12 years old during the filming of the series. She is a highly trained technical dancer who excels in the genres of jazz, contemporary and acrobatics. Before being cast on Dance Moms: Miami, Sammy danced for Dance Academy of Fort Lauderdale, now known as DANL Dance Center. Sammy’s siblings include a sister named Hayley and two brothers named Andrew and Scott. As of late 2016, Sammy still dances with Stars and is a member of its senior company. Hannah Epstein: Hannah was 11 years old during the filming of the series. Hannah is originally from Bayville, New Jersey. Like Sammy, she previously danced at Dance Academy of Fort Lauderdale before coming to Stars Dance Studio two years ago. Hannah has a brother named Hunter and two sisters, Kayla and Carina. Hannah is not considered the best dancer at Stars and is often shunned by Jessi's mom. Upon entering high school, Hannah quit dancing at Stars and, as of late 2016, is an active member of her high school's dance team. Kimberly “Kimmy” Kopke: Kimmy was 9 years old during the series. Her favorite style of dance is contemporary. Kimmy has an older sister named Natalie Kopke. During the series Kimmy was known for being the most well-behaved student and was even hesitant to do a single “bad” act when Angel and Victor dared her to misbehave to get into character for a sassy jazz dance. As of late 2016 she is still dancing with Stars and is a member of its teen company. She has also launched her own line of dance, cheer and fitness accessories. Jessica “Jessi” Kennedy: Jessi was 14 years old during filming danced at Stars Dance Studio from its opening in 2007 until about 2014 when she left to dance with her school team, however she has continued to take class from and assist Victor and Angel at various conventions and classes. Prior to joining Stars, she danced at Encore Cheer and Dance Company in Miami. Her grandma used to be a professional dancer, and she gives Jessi a lot of dancing advice. It's possible that she will not be returning to Stars for the next season. Jessi's mom Susan revealed that, as a child, Jessi was obese and had self-confidence issues. She graduated high school sometime in 2016 but appears to still be dancing with the Coral Reef High Varsity Cudettes. Lucas Triana: Lucas was nine years old during filming has two younger brothers named Logan and Lex. Lucas began dancing when he was three, but quit when he was five to play soccer. He returned to dance at the age of seven and, when he was eight, changed studios and began attending Stars Dance Studio. Lucas won Junior Mr. NexStar 2012. In his spare time, Lucas enjoys playing Xbox with his father Oscar. Lucas has also done modeling and has been in commercials. In the season finale, it is revealed that his parents are getting divorced because of the amount of time his mother spends at the dance studio and competitions. Lucas is widely known for his technique. Triana later appears on Dance Moms competing with the Candy Apples. He has since quit dancing. Mia Diaz: Mia appeared in the last episode of Season 1. She was 12 years old at the time of dancing. She was enrolled in Just Dance It before coming to Stars Dance Studio. She started dancing at 2 1/2 years of age. Her talent agency is Bloc Agency. Her favorite styles of dance are musical theater, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. If she decides not to continue dancing, she'll take up singing. Mia has two brothers, Ryan and Tyler. Her mother originally didn't want Mia to be on the show due to the drama, but Mia begged so much that her mom eventually complied. She has a step sister Brittnee, who also dances at Stars Dance Studio. As of 2016, Mia does not dance full-time anymore but occasionally takes classes at Stars.
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