‘Dance Moms’ Gets A Reboot With ‘Dance Moms: A New Era’; Abby Lee Miller Replaced By Her Rival, Studio Bleu Coach Glo Hampton

*A New AND Abby Lee-Free Era…

Dance Moms fans, get ready to shimmy– the popular Lifetime series is getting a reboot with Dance Moms: A New Era

Premiering next month on Hulu, ‘Dance Moms: A New Era’ will not feature former star of ‘Dance Moms,’ Abby Lee Miller, and instead, welcome coach Glo Hampton, who will lead a new group of competitive dancers. 

Training her students out of Studio Bleu in Ashburn, Virginia, Glo will not just handle the pressures of competing on-camera, but also “juggle her tiny but mighty dancers, their scheming moms, and ensuing meltdowns, all while ruling with a tender but tough iron fist,” according to the press release put out by Hulu.

“This will be the biggest challenge of my career,” Glo says in the teaser trailer. “I’m the coach of the next big team.”

“I’m ready to take over…AND deal with the barrage of criticism from Abby that is inevitably coming my way.”

Glo also makes it clear in the first look of the new series that, like Abby, she means business. 

“I can replace anyone at any time,” Glo says in the clip, before the camera cuts to six young hopefuls dressed in white leotards with one standing out in the middle wearing black. 

The new faces of ‘A New Era.’

Fans of ‘Dance Moms’ may remember Glo from Season 3 and 4 of the original series. Her daughter, Kaeli Ware, competed on Abby’s team but was kicked out amid drama with another dancer named Ally Serigne.

Kaeli then competed against Abby Lee Dance Company under Studio Bleu and placed first in the third season. In Season 4, Glo and her team of young dancers went on to beat ALDC in the competition. 

‘Dance Moms’ first aired in 2011 and ran for eight seasons on Lifetime. The show helped launch the careers of stars including JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler and Chloé Lukasiak

As The Ashley previously reported, Abby announced in May 2020 that she would be leaving the series, citing contractual reasons.

“I was at the competition, literally in front of the stage, rehearsing a routine. I was kinda busy!” Abby wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post. “But the show must go on, right? I did my 8 seasons, 2 spin-offs and now a new self-contained competition show in the midst of our global pandemic.”

Abby was set to star in Abby’s Virtual Dance Off, but it was later revealed that Lifetime had pulled the plug amid racism allegations against the former dance instructor.

In response to a post Abby shared in support of Black Lives Matter, Adriana Smith– mom of former student Kamryn Smith– took to Instagram in June 2020 to share her alleged experience with the cantankerous coach. 

“I couldn’t think of a more perfect day to address my experience with Abby Lee Miller. Wanna know the truth? Wanna know my TRUTH?” she wrote. “ … A statement from her that sticks in my mind to this day during my time on [‘Dance Moms’ Season 8] is, ‘I know you grew up in the HOOD with only a box of 8 crayons, but I grew up in the Country Club with a box of 64– don’t be stupid.” 

While Abby reportedly apologized, others went on to speak out against her and the network ultimately axed her spinoff.

In May of this year, Abby released the trailer for her new dance series, Abby Lee Dance With Me. A premiere date has yet to be announced for the series, though Abby has stated that it will be available to stream on Season 9 TV.

As for Coach Glo, she is already generating buzz over her new role in the ‘Dance Moms’ spinoff. 

“THE SECRET IS OUT!! Catch us on the new Hulu Original series, Dance Moms: A New Era… coming August 7th,” she announced this week on Instagram. 

“OMG it’s the mom/coach from Studio Bleu!!!! Can’t wait,” a fan replied. Another wrote, “All of you will do great! Can’t wait to watch y’all kill it!!”

‘Dance Moms: A New Era’ premieres August 7 on Hulu.  

RELATED STORY: Abby Lee Miller Releases Trailer For Her New Dance Series ‘Abby Lee Dance With Me’; “The Dreams & Screams Continue” 

(Photos: Hulu; Instagram; YouTube) 

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