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Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, Created by Collins Avenue Productions , the show originally followed the early training and careers of children in dance and show business under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller , as well as the interactions of Miller, the dancers and their sometimes bickering mothers. Cheryl Burke replaced Laurieann Gibson during the second half of season 7.
Lifetime's Dance Moms has hit new lows by asking its child contestants - the youngest of whom is just eight-years-old - to dress in nude bikinis and perform a burlesque routine on stage. The raunchy dance moves are usually the domain of striptease experts, the X-rated acts brimming with nudity, nipple tassels and sexually explicit poses. But a clip from this week's show sees dance teacher Abby Lee Miller dressing the children in tan bikinis to give the audience the impression of full nudity, before asking them to act as if a man 'cant' afford' them. Girls as young as eight have been asked to dress in tan bikinis and dance a burlesque routine to give the 'illusion' that they are naked. Upon announcing the suggestive routine - 'the audience should think that you are nude', reveals Ms Miler - the show's infamously competitive moms and their daughters are clearly shocked, as shown in the preview at Jezebel.
The young girls in "Dance Moms" are urged to shake it like a man "can't afford" them in a new episode of the controversial reality TV show. Donning only skin-toned underwear, the dance students shimmy behind massive pink feather fans, shocking their mothers who begin to question if choreographer Abby Lee Miller finally went too far. Explaining the sexed-up routine, Miller emphatically told the dancers, "The audience should think that you are nude. Miller continued to demonstrate the correct way to move their fans in order to create the allusion that the girls are completely nude on stage. Backstage, the young dancers seemed bewildered by the Vegas-style costumes. Despite Miller's insistence that the burlesque routine would be a hit, the mothers still weren't pleased. There's a whole big, wide world out there. Maybe if you went to Vegas, and you spent some money and you saw some shows, you would figure it out.