'Dance Moms' news: New ALDC member revealed; JoJo out for good?

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Dance coach Abby Lee Miller has added another member of the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) for "Dance Moms" season 7.

The group competed at the recent Fierce National Dance Competition with Maesi Caes, an 11-year-old dance prodigy that Miller brought back from the auditions.

Caes has proven her skills on the dance floor by winning not one but two Grand National Championships. She was also part of Justin Bieber's "Purpose" tour as a dancer.

The new "Dance Moms" season 7 cast member joined Elliana Walmsley and Lilliana Ketchman in a trio performance at the competition that won first place in the Junior Division.

While Caes was part of the team, Daviana Fletcher, who competed for ALDC in the previous "Dance Moms" season 7 episodes, was not included in this competition.

Her fellow "Dance Moms" season 7 inductee Camryn Bridges was present. There is no information regarding the reason behind Fletcher's absence.

JoJo Siwa was once again absent during this competition as well, which practically means that fans will not likely see her in the initial episodes of "Dance Moms" season 7 assuming she will return to the show.

It is being said that she might follow the steps of fan favorites, Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler, who left the show during season 6 of "Dance Moms."

Meanwhile, taking a break from filming, "Dance Moms" teacher and choreographer Gianna Martello spoke about the show to Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

She said that Miller is not the same as how she is seen on the show, which is stern and unforgiving may it be to the kids or the moms.

"It's crazy," Martello admitted. "But despite what people see on TV or what people think of her, she's great to work with. She's demanding, but I grew up with her. I kind of know what she's going to say now before she says it," she continued.

"Dance Moms" season 7 will premiere next year on Lifetime.