What would Dance Moms be without the moms? A lot less dramatic, we can tell you that! In an exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s all-new episode titled, “There’s A New Team in Town,” the older/more seasoned girls have split from Abby Lee Dance Company to join their pal Chloe Lukasiak.
But the moms of the dancers who stayed behind seem hellbent on causing trouble by creating a rift in the self-dubbed “Dream Team.” They’re convinced that OG cast members like Christi Lukasiak and Holly Hatcher-Frazier don’t want relative newbie Camille Bridges and her daughter Camryn on their side.
“Camille has no idea what is actually going on,” Ashlee Allen, whose daughter is Brynn Rumfallo, tells the camera. “She’s absolutely clueless. Out of all the older girls, Camryn is the odd man out. The moms don’t want her.” Yolanda Walmsley, the mom of Elliana Walmsley, decides to call Camille to warn her about their intentions.
“I think it’s really important for you to know that there was actually a text that went out that all the moms were really talking about what they could do to get you and Camryn out, so I just kind of feel that you should know that. Both for you and, most importantly, your daughter,” Yolanda says in a voicemail after Camille refuses to pick up.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that half the team decided to jump ship. When Abby Lee Miller left the team without a coach while dealing with her myriad of legal issues, forcing the gang to bring in A-list choreographer Laurieann Gibson at the last minute, the moms were not happy with her.
“You put us all in a situation where we had to find somebody else, and when [Laurieann] came in, she was tons of energy and she was invested and she was here and she was working,” Ashlee said in a previous episode, before Jill Vertes added, “[The girls] love Laurieann Gibson. They said they didn’t want you coming back.”
Tune in to the new episode of Dance Moms on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.