Dance Moms is supposed to be a reality show that follows a group of young girls and their mothers on their dance journeys with their demanding coach and studio owner, Abby Lee Miller. But according to an insider, the show is more than just dramatic -- it is completely made up! From re-shoots to phony reactions, RadarOnline.com reveals just how much fakery takes place behind the scenes of Dance Moms.
According to a behind-the-scenes insider, everything that the girls did was taped multiple times to ensure that the producers got the best possible take for the show. "Abby Lee's girls filmed their dances multiple times, and they'd say 'This one is for extra,' or 'This one is for production,'" the insider revealed.
But while the Dance Moms stars got several chances to perfect their dances, other participants in the competitions were only allowed to perform once. "Only Abby Lee's girls got to do their dances multiple times," the source said.
In fact, the insider questions whether the competitions were authentic at all. "It seemed like they were going to film it and let Abby Lee's people win everything, and let a couple of other people win first place occasionally in categories they didn't have dancers in."
The source says that the producers were so intent on re-shooting every aspect of the show that the day became very long and the girls got tired.
"It was a twelve hour day," the insider revealed. "Everything took a long time because they filmed it multiple times."
The source also said that crowd reactions were completely fake, and were filmed separately from the actual dances.
Even Miller's rival, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, was in on the fakery.
"Nobody from the show was sitting with the rest of us losers (in the audience)," the source said. "Then they would bring out Cathy's people from Candy Apples to film their fake reactions."