Controversial reality show Dance Moms is getting an Australian spin-off

It’s the reality show that has started the careers of some of the biggest child stars in the American entertainment industry.

And now the controversial Lifetime series Dance Moms will have an Australian spin-off, coached by none other than Nikki Webster. 

The U.S. version has been insanely popular with Australian audiences, with the Dance Moms cast having toured the country multiple times. 

Let's dance! The controversial hit reality series Dance Moms will have an Australian spin-off, coached by Nikki Webster (pictured)

Let’s dance! The controversial hit reality series Dance Moms will have an Australian spin-off, coached by Nikki Webster (pictured)

But it isn’t all about the dance, with fans tuning in to watch the drama between the dancer’s mothers unfold week after week. 

Australian casting was announced on Tuesday, with one of the audition requirements being that the dancer must chat to their mother in the application video. 

The casting call is clearly hunting for dance divas, asking parents whether their child ‘outshines everyone they compete against’. 

Everybody is replaceable: Dance Moms is infamous for the drama between the women (pictured: Dance Moms' Christi Lukasiak)

Everybody is replaceable: Dance Moms is infamous for the drama between the women (pictured: Dance Moms’ Christi Lukasiak)

The second draw to the original series was the tough as nails dance coach Abby Lee Miller.

Some of her highlights on the show included trying to bite one of the mothers, sabotaging students to stop them from winning, and browbeating her young dancers. 

With a horror resume like that, it is difficult to see how Australian sweetheart Nikki Webster can fill her shoes. 

Save your tears for the pillow: The second draw to the original series was the drama-filled hurricane that was dance coach Abby Lee Miller

Save your tears for the pillow: The second draw to the original series was the drama-filled hurricane that was dance coach Abby Lee Miller

However, with her singing career exploding when she was only 13-years-old, she may provide a more empathetic approach to the eight to the youngsters.

Throughout the video announcement, Nikki maintained a volume that rivaled Dance Moms alum Jojo Siwa, excitedly asking for the ‘best dancers in this country’ to apply.

The show’s casting call also promised that a spot on the show could be the ‘beginning of their promising dance career’.

Age empathy: Nikki's singing career was catapulted at only 13-years-old when she performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics,so  she may provide a more understanding approach

Age empathy: Nikki’s singing career was catapulted at only 13-years-old when she performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics,so  she may provide a more understanding approach

And the success of the American cast members, both on and off the dance floor, proves them right.   

Two of the biggest stars to shine from the show are Jojo Siwa and Maddie Ziegler. 

Since Maddie left the show in season six, the 17-year-old has had successful acting career, written a book series, launched a clothing line, had a stint as a judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. 

Bad mothers? The U.S. version has been insanely popular with Australian audiences, with the Dance Moms cast having toured the country multiple times (pictured: Mackenzie and Melissa Ziegler)

Bad mothers? The U.S. version has been insanely popular with Australian audiences, with the Dance Moms cast having toured the country multiple times (pictured: Mackenzie and Melissa Ziegler) 

Meanwhile, underdog Jojo dominates the Gen Z marketplace and has created an empire, with her net worth around $12million USD. 

However, with a new American cast introduced in season 8, the future of the original series is still unclear.  

As well as the video auditions, Nikki has a wildcard spot for once dancer who attends a Dance Nikki Webster 2020 Open Day in New South Wales. 

Danced out?  The new American cast was introduced in season 8, the future of the original series is still unclear.

Danced out?  The new American cast was introduced in season 8, the future of the original series is still unclear.

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