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'Dance Moms'

Banned From Dance Competition

10/21/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The producers behind the Lifetime reality show "Dance Moms" have been banned from one of the biggest children's dance competitions in the country ... after event organizers complained about the way the event was portrayed on the show last year.

"Dance Moms" is a show about intense mothers who enter their young daughters into dance competitions ... and during Season 1, the second episode focused on a HUGE competition in Pennsylvania called StarQuest.

TMZ spoke with SQ associate producer Michael Ian Cedar who claims producers did not air the true results of the competition ... and edited the footage in a way that misled viewers into believing certain dancers were competing against each other .... when in fact they were not.

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Cedar also claims "Moms" producers misled him into thinking the show was about young girls in the competitive dancing world -- not about their catty foulmouthed mothers.

Despite SQ's grievances, Cedar tells us "Moms" producers once again reached out to SQ ... hoping to feature a StarQuest event on Season 2. Cedar claims he shot down the request.

TMZ spoke with "Moms" producer Jeff Collins ... who brushed off Cedar's editing allegations as "nonsense" ... adding, "We're sorry he feels misled ... we'd love to work with StarQuest again."

Collins also insists the show has not had any problems with any of the other competitions featured on "Dance Moms" ... claiming the show has been welcomed back for Season 2 by every organization except StarQuest.

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Marilyn    

I love the girls, but the moms are too disgraceful for me to continue to watch,

845 days ago
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Marilyn    

obviously you mothers who say you were at competiton are extremely jealous because your chubby little girls can't dance half as well as Maddie or Chloe, we can all see with our own eyes how talented they are. Chloe is totally gracefull and elegant and Maddie is a born entertainer.
the moms are not fat by any means,they do argue too much but Abby is 100% dedicated to her craft.

845 days ago
63.

Sybil    

Abby Lee really cares about these kids. The field they want to get into is very difficult and demanding, she is preparing them for a very up and down business, she not sugar coating it or life. As far as her size is concerned unless you know what goes on in her life " don't judge her " she may have a medical problem no one knows about, and anyhow what has size got to do with doing a good job. Never, never judge people. By the way what's your size? are you a Twiggy?

837 days ago
64.

lavania    

i just want to say that the next season of dance moms needs to come out quick because the dance moms miami is annoying and i will not watch another episode! i miss the regular old dance moms

834 days ago
65.

Joe    

Exploitation of little children in the most raw form. The sponsors should face charges.

815 days ago
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Jenn 44    

OMG!! As a dancer since age three, I have watched this show for all of about 5 minutes and I gotta tell you that these women are the epitomy of mother's living vicariously through their daughters! And they are so mean to each other and the other moms and the instructor (Abby)! Oh dear God, if my mother ever exploited me like this I would have been mortified and traumatized!!!!! I love you mom! Thank you!

786 days ago
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keelacia    

i wouldnt want to be in dance moms

785 days ago
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Xaria    

Love the girls but the moms need to stop all that drama

781 days ago
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Donna Burton    

I JUST LOVE YOUR SHOW AND WATCH IT EVERY WEEK AND WILL NOT MISS IT.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THE KIDS.

757 days ago
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CHANNY    

SICK YOU ARE MOMS.. POOR LITTLE KIDS... SWEET INNOCIENT..i THOUGHT WORSE OF ABBIE..... BUT U R HUNGRY OF FAME FROM KIDS..... U ARE SOOOO SICK

744 days ago
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LEA    

Maddie is so talented. i love her.

743 days ago
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Juliet    

Um, hello? This is reality TV, and so many things about it isn't real. It's about creating drama, making things seem interesting, and reality shows DO twist things!

722 days ago
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Donna Marie MacLeod    

I've watched the show a couple times and after watching the Las Vegas show will NEVER watch this show again. Abby is unprofessional and has no idea what she is doing. How did she last this long??? Abby is a 400lb woman who probably can't lift her own leg and has no idea how to deal with children. SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED of the show I saw over the weekend and now this one today. ABBY IS SETTING THESE KIDS UP TO FAIL!!! Any dance career they may have had,
Abby will ruin. When other's complained, justifiably that Maddie got favoritism and 2 solo's, instead of making it even, she didn't give Maddie any solo this week!! One extreme to the other. I COULD DO A BETTER JOB OF TEACHING THESE CHILD DANCERS!!! They got their music the night before last weeks competition and no adequate practive time and today one of the poor girls got an ill fitting costume 15 minutes before she was supposed to dance. TOTALLY NOT COOL!!! ABBY IS AN IDIOT!!!

709 days ago
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Donna Marie MacLeod    

Abby from Dance Mom's is an IDIOT!! She is unprofessional and setting these poor girls up to fail!! I've watched two shows and they both sucked!! Last weekend one poor girl got her music the night before and froze on stage!!! This week one girl got her ill fitting custume 15 mins before she was suppose to dance!?! WTF!!! Abby puts down the mothers to the children. Abby is so fat she probably can't pick up her leg and yet she "pretends" she can teach dance!! SHAME ON HER

709 days ago
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sfdsgs ghshfgs    

i love dance Moms i i iLOVE IT
from aviana

709 days ago
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