'Dance Moms' season 8: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the Abby Lee Miller show

'Dance Moms' season 8: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the Abby Lee Miller show

'Dance Moms' is a reality television series that premiered on Lifetime in 2011. The series was created by Collins Avenue Productions. It originally featured the early training and careers of kids in dance and show business under the guardianship of Abby Lee Miller. The series aired for seven seasons continuously till 2016 and now after being away for a couple of years, the series is back with season eight. 

While there is still over a month for the series to premiere on Lifetime, here's everything you need to know about season 8 of 'Dance Moms'.

Release Date

'Dance Moms' will premiere with its 8th season on June 4 this year. 


Originally set in Pittsburgh's Abby Lee Dance Company, that is owned and run by demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the reality TV series showcases kids' journey to stardom. Their mothers, who accompany their children for all of their rehearsals, watch the performances under the watchful eyes of the creator. The series revolves around the highs and lows in the competition and reveals a dramatic look at the cast's effort to gain the National Dance title. 

Executive Producer

Jeff Collins

The executive producer of 'Dance Moms' is Jeff Collins. Collins is also the executive producer for the spin-off series 'Dance Moms: Miami', 'Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition', and 'Abby's Studio Rescue'. Collins is also the entertainment executive of Collins Avenue (CollinsAve), an American television production company that is run by him. CollinsAve also produces television content for other networks like The CW Network, TLC, Lifetime, A&E, Country Music Television, Destination America, E!, Food Network, National Geographic Channel, Spike, WE tv, Vh1, and Animal Planet.


Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller is a  dance instructor, choreographer, and the director and owner of Reign Dance Productions. She is also the founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company. In June 2016 Miller pleaded guilty to felony bankruptcy fraud and was sentenced to jail in May 2017 for one year and a day in federal prison. But, Miller was released early. After revealing that she quit 'Dance Moms' in 2017, in 2018 Miller informed she will be back for season 8. Weeks after she was released from jail, Miller underwent an emergency spinal surgery and was diagnosed with cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Miller will appear on a wheelchair this season and is doing therapy three times a week to regain her strength.


Abby Lee Miller attends the National Film and Television Awards Ceremony at Globe Theatre on December 05, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Gianna Martello

Gianna Martello is a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company. Martello started dancing at the young age of four and has been a student of Miller since she was five years old. Martello herself is a well-known competitive dancer who has won a number of awards and titles. She also co-choreographed Alexx Calise's music video for 'Alexx Calise: Cry'

Gianna Martello attends PrettyLittleThing X Olivia Culpo Launch at Liaison Lounge on August 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)



In a trailer that was released recently, it shows Miller teasing a triumphant return to the ALDC after her diagnosis with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "In an instant, your life changes completely," Miller can be heard telling in the trailer. "I was ready to go back to work and start my life over and now I can't even walk," she continued. "I need to get back to teaching and I need to get back to screaming at children," Miller said. "I need to get back to my roots. I'm going to take these kids right back to the turf."



"Well I fought hard to be here and you have to be a fighter too. You have to fight to get those legs straight, fight to get better feet, you have to fight to be a champion," Miller said adding that they need to make a statement that ALDC is back. 

Where to watch

'Dance Moms' season 8 returns to its original network Lifetime. 

If you like 'Dance Moms'

If you like 'Dance Moms' you might also like 'America's Got Talent', 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'The Bachelor', 'Dance Moms: Miami', 'Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition', and 'Abby's Studio Rescue'.

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