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'Dance Moms'

Banned From Dance Competition

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

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.


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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I love dance moms the kids are great and yes it is about the MOMS...Kelley the party girl,they love their kids,I think Ms Abby is great,sometimes I feel that she punishes the kids for the way the moms act,but I will not watch Dance Moms Miami lived there and moved

775 days ago


i love dance moms i whatch it everyday i think abby should stop yelling at them cause sometimes she isnt in charge of people

770 days ago

Dietra Moore    

Hey dance moms show abbé lee miler as the new cast mummbber yes or no tall me ok

748 days ago


I love Dance Moms!! My daughter takes dance class and i cant imagine any of the moms at her studio acting like the moms on the show!! But the show is seriously a guilty pleasure!! I cant wait to watch it this evening!

614 days ago


**** you people who think Dance Moms is exploitation sorry you have came to the WRONG PLACE, that show is called Toddlers & Tiaras!! The dance teacher is mean but the kids have an AMAZING TALENT!!!!! The moms are REALLY great moms & the kids are amazing I want to dance like that I <3 Dancing even my MOTHER loves this show & asked if i wanted to be in Dance competitions because I am doing dance & have been since I was 2 & I said no because a lot of the dancers are really mean............. STOP THE DANCE MOMS HATE & GO WATCH TODDLERS & TIARAS YOU WILL SEE WHAT IS REALLY EXPLOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

568 days ago
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