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That Time When We Visited Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh πŸ‘―πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ“ΊπŸŽ₯

So our first city on our 5 week RV trip was….drum rolls…PITTSBURGH!!! πŸšŽπŸ’¨You can follow our journey across the Midwest and down the Mississippi River at @rvtheryet on Instagram and this blog http://www.sprintingwiththeshaps.com




When I think of Pittsburgh the first thing that comes to mind was ABBY LEE DANCE COMPANY! Not sure who was more excited me or the girls. We winded our way through a neighborhood and as the RV chugged up a steep hill the studio appeared before our eyes! WERE HERE! 🏒

We recognized the facade of the building right away from the Lifetime show Dance Moms! Except it was a little different! Appolonia Leake Dance Studio? Was this a joke? A play on words? I mean I know Abby is in jail but what’s with the name? 😱😳


Perhaps shocked to see an RV taking up a big portion of the parking lot , or perhaps used to fans piling in, there were 2 ladies standing by the door waiting to greet us! 



We entered through the right side, which they immediately told us is Abbys gift shop, it looked like a shrine to ALDC. πŸ™ŒπŸ½


The young girl was very nice and offered to take us on a tour. We stopped in the lobby to admire the headshots of the original cast and the front desk.


 First stop was Studio A where most of the action and the show was filmed. πŸ“½πŸŽ₯ It was BIG! 


Next to it was the dressing room that the girls recognized from the show! 


We headed upstairs and I shouted out “hey those are the bleachers where the moms always fight!” πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ½ 


We all had a chuckle! 🀣 One side of the bleachers face studios B, C (the Acro, silks and tap rooms) and then the other side of the bleachers faces Studio A from above.


 Still painted on the walls was the Abby Lee Logo which was exciting! πŸŽ‰ 


The bleacher room and all the studios and hallways were COVERED in trophies! πŸ†πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ

On our way out we picked up Abby Lee paraphernalia and a signed autograph πŸ“ from Abby for just $10! 


They told us that a new girl, who coincidentally has the same initials is renting out the studio for a few years, and will keep the Aldc Name. πŸ†’


 She said that many of the girls from the show still live in Pittsburgh and are flown into LA for taping. πŸŽ₯


And finally she said the Abby in person is exactly how she is on the show! But of cauuuuuuuusss…πŸ‘ΈπŸ»


It was such an exciting stop for my little Dance Mom fans! πŸ‘―


For those fellow fans who aren’t making it to Pittsburgh anytime soon here’s a tour of the studio! πŸ†’πŸ“½

​https://youtu.be/c6uPBoPNDvo

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