As for what’s real and what’s fake (and stop here if I told this story before, sorry), a friend took her kids to a workshop with Abby Lee and the girls that was a fundraiser for Sandy victims. She said that Abby was nicer than on the show but her hatred for Christi and Kelly was real.
One last thing. One of Abby’s favorite insults is when a dancer (or mom) fails to put Abby’s demands first is that they are happy being “mediocre.” Yet Abby is the poster child for mediocrity. She barely makes ends meet in run-of-the-mill studio in a cinder block building located on the outskirts of an average city. Yes, she has a few great young dancers that got that way through sheer number of hours of practice, not that she’s got any kind of ninja teaching skills (if she did, she wouldn’t keep blaming Nia and Paige for their flaws). I am seeing more and more girls like Maddie these days; every studio seems to have one or two now. And like I’ve said before, by the time they hit the senior age group, there are lots of girls who are great. So if Abby wants to not be mediocre, perhaps she should examine her own house.
Edited by TWoP Howard, Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:06 PM.
Save the sarcasm for the show—don't aim it at another poster