Tracy: Is Abby as no-nonsense as she seems on TV? Holly: In my view, what you see is what you get with Abby. In some ways, I think the editing makes Abby appear nicer and softer than she acts in everyday life.
Tracy: What are your future professional goals for Nia? Holly: I would love Nia to go to college and have a career. I know she wants to be a performer and would love to be on Broadway or have a role on a Disney and/or Nickelodeon show. Nia has expressed interest in dancing, music videos and singing as well. I am not sure what the future will hold for her, but I can envision her in the performing arts as a profession. As Nia's mom I want to support her in fulfilling her dreams.
Holly: My perspective is that the girls respect Abby and want and value her constructive feedback. The instructive wisdom in Abby's message may be on target but at times it can be muted by a too harsh or insensitive delivery. The girls are a support network for each other and share a strong bond stemming from a shared unique experience that many probably cannot understand. Abby's formula at times needs tweaking and that's why dance moms are an important part of the equation!