Somerset Kids Get Moment in TV Spotlight on 'Dance Moms'
Young dancers from Premiere Dance to be featured on Lifetime network reality show.
Young dancers from Somerset County will glide into the television spotlight later this year when they appear on Lifetime's "Dance Moms."
Students from Premiere Dance of Bridgewater as well as the studio's Flemington location recently taped an episode of the show at Bernards High School in which they competed against students from the prestigious Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“When my mom told me we were going to be competing on Dance Moms, I was so excited, I was screaming and jumping around,” said Kylie Glinsky, 11, of Hillsborough, who performed a solo and with a small group. “It was so much fun! I got autographs and pictures from most of the girls. They were so nice.”
Michael Cuomo, owner of both Premiere Dance locations, said he was proud his business was included on "Dance Moms."
“They wanted programs with a good reputation,” he said. “They chose very competitive studios from New York and New Jersey. The level of talent was really high.”
Participating dancers included: Kate Amabile, Anna Brown, Megan Cavalieri, Margo Cherry, Kayla Creter, Megan Curry, Isabella Ganas, Nicole Girardi, Kylie Glinsky, Julia LaNeve, Emily Luo, Melodee Petrushka, Madeline Nover, Kayla Simpson, Erin Stewart, Bailey Swartz, Joshua Witzling and Emma Wurmstich.
“Our studios are nothing like ‘Dance Moms’ in real life, but the kids were so excited to be on TV and to meet these famous people,” Cuomo said. “I was happy to see our two studios in Flemington and Bridgewater share the stage together for the first time and support each other.”
The results of the competition are confidential until the program airs later this year. "Dance Moms" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
For more information on "Dance Moms," click here. To learn more about Premiere Dance of Bridgewater, contact Colleen London-Link at 908-722-9600 or visit www.premieredanceofbridgewater.com.