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Abby's Studio Rescue

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Dance studio makeovers put iffy mentor center stage.

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Abby's Studio Rescue highlights the many reasons why dance academies across the country close down -- from studios based in dangerously dilapidated buildings to a lack of good instructors and inconsistent class scheduling -- despite the community's interest in dance education. It also highlights some of the details that go into creating well-choreographed pieces and the techniques that dancers have to learn to move to the next level.

As is the tradition with the Abby Lee Miller franchise, the real focus is on Miller herself, who takes center stage with her management philosophies and tough-talking style of mentoring. Abby Lee fans will enjoy the makeover process, as well as the performances featured at the end of each episode, but the show's portrayal of mentoring and moms' relationships sends an iffy message to viewers.

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