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Nia Sioux is Leaving 'Dance Moms'

Nia Sioux is Leaving 'Dance Moms'

Nia Sioux has confirmed that she is leaving Dance Moms.

“It’s crazy to see how far it’s come and how much I’ve been through,” the 16-year-old singer and dancer told Teen Vogue.

“I was just like, I’m 16 now, I’m growing up, the show has been a great platform, but it’s time to move on,” she continued. “During the show, I couldn’t take all the opportunities that I wanted to, and now since I’m off the show I’m getting to do what I want to do.”

Don’t worry, though — you’ll still see her around.

“I have acting going on, music… my new music video, in 24 hours it went to No. 1 on iTunes,” Nia said.

Watch her music video for “You Don’t Really Wanna” below:


Nia Sioux “You Don’t Really Wanna” Music Video

Nia Sioux Gets Candid About Working With Abby Lee: 'It's Much Worse Off Camera'

Nia Sioux Gets Candid About Working With Abby Lee: 'It's Much Worse Off Camera'

Dance Moms star Nia Sioux‘s days of working with famed coach Abby Lee Miller may be over, but she will never forget the experience.

“Whenever I meet a fan they always ask me, ‘Is Abby really that mean?’ And usually what I say is: ‘What you see is what you get,’” Nia revealed to J-14.

“But also they don’t even show everything that happens on the show,” she continued. “So, I mean, other people might say differently but from my point of view, it’s much worse off camera. Nothing changes. That’s just her personality.”

She definitely isn’t alone in her mixed memories from the show. Chloe Lukasiak has opened up about how the show gave her a thick backbone, while Kendall Vertes admits that Abby Lee has “done a lot” for her dancing.

Tell JJJ: What do you think of Abby Lee?

Get To Know 'Dance Moms' Clara Lukasiak With 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Get To Know 'Dance Moms' Clara Lukasiak With 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Who’s ready for an all-new Dance Moms tonight on Lifetime?! We know we are!

If you missed it last week, you might’ve not seen Chloe Lukasiak‘s younger sister, Clara, make her Dance Moms debut — a real debut.

“I’m excited to be back on Dance Moms since I will actually be able to remember it this time!” Clara told us.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics from Dance Moms

JJJ caught up with Clara right after and to get to know her even better, discovered 10 Fun Facts. Check them out below!

  • I have a pink blanket named Plinky (it used to be my sister’s but she gave it to me when I was born)
  • I live in a town called Mars and there’s an alien and a spaceship in the town square
  • I take ice skating lessons
  • I love school and reading
  • I’m the biggest Pittsburgh Penguins fan (I even kissed the Stanley cup!)
  • Dance Moms started when I was one. I’ve grown up in it but never have watched it
  • I know all the lyrics to all the songs on the radio
  • I was named after the girl in The Nutcracker
  • Ballet is my favorite type of dance
  • My favorite color is blue

Dance Moms airs TONIGHT @ 9PM on Lifetime.

Chloe Lukasiak Says 'Dance Moms' Gave Her Thick Skin

Chloe Lukasiak Says 'Dance Moms' Gave Her Thick Skin

Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak may love her new teacher, Cheryl Burke, but she doesn’t regret working under Abby Lee Miller at all.

“I’m a huge believer that everything happens for a reason,” the dancer told Entertainment Tonight. “So, I think I was meant to have that good and bad experience, and learn and grow from it. It definitely gave me thick skin, which is crucial for this industry.”

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Lukasiak

Chloe also shared that she has reconnected with the other dancers on the show since re-joining.

“We left it very weird, so whenever I would see them, we would say, ‘Hi.’ But, it wasn’t how it used to be,” she continued. “But then I went back to the show and we rekindled that friendship.”

We’re so glad that the girls were all able to reconnect, and that Chloe has such a positive outlook on her entire experience on the show.

'Dance Moms' Nia, Chloe, Kalani & Kendall Share The Most Stunning Selfie Ever

'Dance Moms' Nia, Chloe, Kalani & Kendall Share The Most Stunning Selfie Ever

We can’t get over just how stunning this shot of Nia Sioux, Chloe Lukasiak, Kendall Vertes and Kalani Hilliker is!

Shared by Nia on her Instagram, the Dance Moms girls prove that they’re still the closest of friends off screen.

“There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being in front of cameras, which gets stressful,” Kalani shared with Dance Spirit magazine.

She adds that her introduction to the show — through Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition — was only supposed to be for one episode. Instead, she stayed for the whole season, and three more.

“I was never supposed to be on Dance Moms beyond that one performance,” Kalani shared. “It was my first time, but not my last time, causing drama.”

“It was also the first time I got to meet the other dancers, who have become like sisters.”

We are better together??????

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Chloe Lukasiak Says Cheryl Burke Was The Perfect Coach For 'Dance Moms' Final Season

Chloe Lukasiak Says Cheryl Burke Was The Perfect Coach For 'Dance Moms' Final Season

Chloe Lukasiak is back with an all-new season of Dance Moms tonight!

Speaking with Wetpaint in NYC this week, the actress/dancer dished about having Cheryl Burke come into the show as the new coach for the team.

“She’s amazing, I love Cheryl,” she shared. “She’s very encouraging and instead of being degrading about our differences, our weaknesses, and our strengths.

“She would focus on how to bring out each of our strengths and how to capitalize on that.”

Chloe also revealed that having Cheryl there as someone who knows almost everything about the business they’re in, was great.

“It was really amazing to be working with someone who is in this business and understands what you’re going through,” Chloe said. “She’s so encouraging, she’s so nice, she’s a tough teacher, but she’s not mean.”

Dance Moms is back on Lifetime TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT.

Chloe Lukasiak Promotes New Season of 'Dance Moms' with Mom Christi

Chloe Lukasiak Promotes New Season of 'Dance Moms' with Mom Christi

Chloe Lukasiak looks phenomenal in a powder blue suit during her appearance on Build Series in New York City this morning (July 31).

The actress and dancer and her mom, Christi, hit up the program to chat up their return to Dance Moms, which premieres TOMORROW.

“I was a little nervous,” Chloe admitted to Seventeen last month. “There were a lot of reasons why my mom and I left and I hadn’t really left the show on good terms.”

She adds, ” It was a little weird, but I was also really excited. I got to see my friends and be on my team again and it was really crazy. I was backstage at a competition at one point and I was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m back again.’”

20+ pics inside of Chloe Lukasiak

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Maddie Ziegler Is Excited To See Cheryl Burke Take Over 'Dance Moms'

Maddie Ziegler Is Excited To See Cheryl Burke Take Over 'Dance Moms'

Maddie Ziegler left Dance Moms a few seasons ago and definitely didn’t have much to say about her time on the show, however, she’s looking forward to seeing Cheryl Burke on the series next season.

“It’s really cool,” she dished to Entertainment Tonight about Cheryl’s new gig. “I’m a huge fan of Cheryl’s from Dancing With the Stars. It’ll be cool to see what she does.”

Maddie added, “Cheryl is a great person, so I think she’ll do really well with the kids. All the girls said they loved her.”