In case you haven’t yet heard, we’re here to both give you something to look forward to and ruin your day because there’s a Dance Moms reunion coming in 2024. Yes, that’s right. The show that brought Abby Lee Miller into the mainstream, reinforced all sorts of stereotypes — both valid and not — about toxic dance studio culture, brought us increasingly wild mama drama, and…yeah…also featured some talented young dancers is getting at least part of the original gang back together. And yes. As disappointed with ourselves as we are to say so, we’ll be watching. We may or may not even be looking forward to it. Because we got hooked a long time ago. And now, we just can’t go back. As in, we all have our weaknesses, so don’t judge. Put us on the bottom of the pyramid if you must…but don’t judge.
So, the question is, what can a Dance Moms reunion even accomplish at this point? Everyone’s lives are online, and that includes the show’s original cast members. It’s possible they were social media influencers before that was even a thing, honestly. So, unlike any kind of previous “where are they now” style reunion for a show that’s been off the air for a few years, it’s not like we even need to ask that question. Out of everyone confirmed for this
trainwreck reunion, JoJo Siwa has probably remained the most in the press, simultaneously kicking ass on Dancing with the Stars, being a surprisingly great So You Think You Can Dance judge, among other things.
The world’s quickest search will tell you that Kendall K. Vertes is at JMU and on the dance team. Chloe Lukasiak has had a YouTube channel for what feels like forever. So, if you want to know everything about her life for years, have at it. Or, if you just want to hear some of her biggest news (and then get sucked in via the YouTube algorithm), you can always just watch her video announcement about co-founding Elevé Dance Competition.
Kalani Hillier founded Kare, a beauty “brand that empowers everyone to just take care of themselves,” per the company’s website. Bonus: Although it took some digging to find, we’re happy to say she’s not done with dance either. That leaves the Hyland sisters. According to one video, Brooke hasn’t danced “in like 10+ years.” Paige recently graduated from WVU…and the whole Dance Moms gang recently celebrated her birthday together.
But there are some familiar faces in those photos you won’t be seeing at the Dance Moms reunion. Take whatever drama from that you want to until proven otherwise. We know everyone’s going to, regardless. So, have fun? We guess?
Anyway. Since it would be ridiculous to do a “where are they now,” when everyone’s lives are all over social media — right alongside those branded partnerships, of course — all we have to go off of is the official line. The cast is “reuniting to talk about the good, bad and everything else in between,” as quoted in Deadline.
So, yeah. That’s about all we’ve got so far, other than we’re interested in this, but we kind of wish we weren’t. What if our ongoing obsession just enables Abby to keep up with the rumors of a new season on streaming? And what if it just makes more moms think it’s totally ok to put their kids through a show like this because everything works out in the end? Regardless, it’s coming…and we’re watching. The Dance Moms reunion airs on Lifetime in 2024.
Are you looking forward to the Dance Moms reunion? If so, what do you actually want to hear about? Leave us a comment!