Maddie - She’s improved so much and I really just love watching her dancer. In my opinion she is probably the closest of the girls to being “West Coast standard.” I think she needs to work on slowing down her movements - she often goes so fast I don’t have the time to properly enjoy her dance! Her facials are amazing but I also feel like her dancing lacks maturity - possibly because of the quick movements, I don’t know, but while it’s graceful it just seems like she’s outgrown her choreography. I also think she needs more tap, jazz and MT solos because she kills those facials.
Mackenzie - She’s adorable! But she /needs/ a solo that isn’t just all tumbling. She’s capable of so much more and now that she’s 10 and competing in the junior division, they’re not looking for cutesy little dances to bubblegum pop songs any more. But her flexibility is great and so is her tumbling! And she’s come so far since Season 1!
Chloe - She’s a beautiful dancer! I think because of all the poop (sorry I don’t swear haha) that’s gone down with Abby she’s lost a lot of her confidence and it showed for a while in her dancing - she wasn’t really hitting things the way she used to and her facials weren’t quite there (etc.). But now with her dance tricks per day and freedom from the ALDC (I hope!) she’s beginning to grow again as a dancer and I can’t wait to see what she achieves.
Nia - She’s so fierce! I think she’s improved so much, especially recently, and has become more confident and mature in her dancing. I would love to see her do fierce, sassy jazz instead of slow, lyrical/contemporary numbers because I just love seeing her personality on stage! She’s so much fun to watch and I really hope we get to see more of her next season.
Kendall - I think that she’s a great little dancer! She can turn and leap and tumble really well, it’s just that her face lets her down occasionally - but she has been working on them and it shows. I think she needs more confidence - which is hard with Abby as your teacher, I realise that - but once she gets that spark she is a force to be reckoned with. I can’t wait to see her improvements this year!
I thought Brooke had great technique and her flexibility was amazing. But she never looked like she was enjoying herself (I count that as a part of dance - her facials were never quite there for me).
Paige was always fun to watch, she was always smiling and bouncing around. I found it a lot harder to watch her in the later episodes because that spark was missing. She wasn’t the most technical dancer, but she did look like she was having a lot of fun! - Ainsleigh