On Tuesday night’s “Dance Moms,” hoarse-voiced dance dictator Abby Lee Miller decided she needed to teach her gaggle of tween and pre-tween dancers a lesson on plastic surgery.
In yet another controversial move, Abby created a routine called “Nip/Tuck”—in which her young troupe pirouetted around in nude-colored costumes with scar marks on their faces—and demanded they pull from their emotional…experience? (Well, at least from the experience of hearing their cat-fighting mothers constantly yearning to go under the knife.)
According to Abby, she choreographed the plastic-surgery routine to teach the girls about body image and to offer subject matter that would interest the judges.
Although the girls were arguably too young to understand or even care about the psychology involved in deciding to pull back one’s face or get manufactured bubbalinos, it got the attention of the Joffre Ballet scout, who ended up inviting the girls to audition for the company’s summer program.
Catch “Dance Moms” and all its dysfunction on Tuesday nights on Lifetime at 9/8c.
“Dance Moms” Pirouettes to Plastic Surgery-Themed Routine: