"If you want your daughter to be a star, you have to go through me."
Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, Lifetime's explosive new docu-series Dance Moms follows children's early steps on the road to stardom and the doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow... all under the discerning eye of Miller. Presenting a powerful cast of characters sure to raise eyebrows, the series immerses itself in the highs and lows surrounding competition season to deliver an intriguing and dramatic look at the frantic pursuit of the ultimate National Dance title. Centered on the devoted Miller, who runs her school with an iron tap shoe as she instructs her young, talented students while dealing with impassioned mothers who go to great lengths to help their children's dreams come true. Dance Moms poses tough questions about what really goes on behind-the-scenes in the fast-growing and controversial sport of competitive dance.