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.

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. Danny Feld ©2013

“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.

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!”

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.

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