Dance Moms Cast Says Reunion Was ‘Healing’ and ‘Therapeutic’

dance Moms The cast once left their moves on the dance floor, and now they are leaving their emotions on the reunion stage.

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“I kind of shut it down, put it out of my mind. So I said, ‘Okay, I have to go back and think about it and talk about it.’ “Do I really want to do this?” brooke hyland specifically stated us weekly Before the Lifetime premiere. “But I was like, ‘This would be therapeutic, this would be therapeutic. We should do this.’ And chloe [Lukasiak] It was saying this yesterday, but if we had not gone, people would have kept talking about us without caring. So at least we can be there to speak for ourselves and give our opinion and how we felt and why we did what we did in those moments.

Brooke and her sister, Paige Hyland, Two of the original cast members were dance MomsWhich aired between 2011 and 2017. The show followed the Junior Elite competition team – which also included Maddie, Mackenzie, Nia and Chloe – abby lee millerDance company of the same name in Pittsburgh. Brooks, now 26, and Page, now 23, left the team in 2014 Kendall Vertes, Kalani Hilliker And jojo siwa ultimately took their place On the squad.

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According to 23-year-old Kalani, Lifetime tried several times to get the troops to reunite, but to no avail.

Dance Moms cast says reunion was healing and healing
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“They just reached out to us and said, ‘Would you be interested?’ And I think now is a good time because we’re all so much older and we’re all adults and we can all have adult conversations,” Kendall, 21, said, “So I think if not now, it probably never would have happened, just because our lives are getting busier, and luckily it worked out.”

Kendall further said that they visited again many painful show moments During the reunion special.

“a lot of [the] “I’ve shut those memories down because a lot of them are memories of trauma or things that I don’t want to talk about,” said Kendall, who joined the show during Season 2. “So I feel like Seems like [was] the hardest part. We can all say that it was physically and mentally exhausting after filming it. I mean, as much fun as we had, obviously, it’s really hard to look back at your childhood and be like, ‘Wow, that wasn’t a normal childhood.'”

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Brooke and Paige, meanwhile, weren’t always ready to return for a reunion after their Season 4 exit.

“We never had any voice in the show,” Page explained. “So I think being able to say what we want and show the world who we are now was essential because if we didn’t do that, they would have made their story about us.”

dance Moms The girls attended the reunion with their respective mothers: kelly hyland, Jill Vertes, Kira Girard, Christy Lukasiak And Jessalyn Siva. The reunion was a rare time for all the girls and their parents to get together. (Dance instructor Abby Lee, meanwhile, did not appear in the TV special.)

“How we keep in touch is through our group chat,” Brooke explained. We. “We will send videos here and there, but it is difficult. We all live in different cities and everyone has very different and busy lives. We try to meet when we are together or in the same city, but unfortunately it doesn’t happen often. But we are still talking behind the scenes.”

Dance Moms: The Reunion Premieres on Lifetime Wednesday, May 1 at 8 PM ET.

With reporting by Aileen Bergin