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Abby Lee Miller Meets Her Match in Most Hated Dance Mom Melanie

Abby Lee Miller has seen her fair share of over-involved, outspoken dance moms, and season 2 of Lifetime’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition is no exception. When the series premieres Sept. 3, Miller welcomes 11 new contestants to her studio to vie for a $100,000 prize, a scholarship to New York City’s prestigious Joffrey Ballet School and the title of Abby’s Ultimate Dancer.

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In the preview video clip above, the girls are prepped and ready to hit the floor — and so are their moms! Leading the pack of eager stage moms: Haley‘s mom Melanie, who as a dance instructor, isn’t willing to take ‘no’ for an answer.

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Dance mom Melanie watches over daughter Haley as she prepares to compete on season 2 of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, premiering Sept. 3 on Lifetime.

“I trust no one. There are a lot of dance moms that absolutely hate me and despise my daughter,” admits the blonde, who comes to Los Angeles from the family’s home in Madison, Conn.

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As the pair survey Miller’s dance studio for Haley’s competition, Melanie offers a final few words of wisdom to her daughter. “Remember what we’ve been through. You’re not here to make friends — you’re here to win! It’s us against the world!”

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Watch the preview video above now to see if Haley has what it takes to dance her way to the top before season 2 of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition premieres Tues., Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. (EST) on Lifetime.