Abby Lee Miller Put Sarah's Dance Skills To The Test Against Studio 19 & Fans Say She Nailed It

And to think she was almost cut from the piece.

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When it comes to reprimanding mothers, Abby Lee Miller tends to take it out on the thing they love most: their child. That was the case on the July has a particular 's students have to thrive under pressure, because the Dance Moms environment is always super intense. And newcomer Sarah Georgiana proved she could do just that. On the July 30 episode, Abby kicked Sarah out of the group dance, because her mother Michelle was bothering Abby.

Michelle kept mentioning the ALDC rival — and Sarah's old dance company — Studio 19, who would be at the same competition that weekend. Fed up with Michelle's focus on Studio 19, Abby told the mother-daughter duo that they were no longer welcome at the competition. This happened despite the fact that Sarah has already been practicing the sultry number with the team.

The other moms were troubled by Abby's decision, and banded together to get Sarah into the competition dressing room. They even did her hair and makeup in case Abby changed her mind last minute. Abby was very adamant that Sarah shouldn't have come to the competition (and she refused to let Michelle in the dressing room), but eventually decided to put Sarah to the test.

"Sarah, do you even know the dance?" Abby asked.

"Yes," Sarah replied, and then proved it when Abby asked her to perform the piece on her own before taking to the stage.

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Fans on Twitter couldn't get enough of Sarah's proof to Abby that she deserved to be in that dance. "Sarah called Abby’s bluff and slayed!" one fan wrote. Several others made memes to show Sarah's level of professionalism, and how excited they were to see her show Abby up.

Sarah called Abby’s bluff and slayed! 👏🔥 @DanceMoms #DanceMoms

— Tre (@AirNomadTre) July 31, 2019

Abby: do you know the dance

Sarah:#DanceMoms pic..com/yZnAxM6BMF

— eclectic glitter queen (@eclectic_wicc) July 31, 2019

#DanceMoms Me when Sarah showed Abby: pic..com/egw6i5tFRe

— Chloe (@quinnster64) July 31, 2019

#DanceMoms Sarah yes u get it girl pic..com/GftzSmXPDB

— Christine Walker (@Christi50922524) July 31, 2019

babbbyyyy sarah said she KNEW that dance and proved it! #dancemoms pic..com/cdik4TywV3

— jenny g ✨ (@jennnyyyag) July 31, 2019

With Sarah basically able to do the group dance as a solo, Abby really had no choice but to put her in the number. She was just that good. And, once on stage, Sarah's facial expressions totally carried the performance.

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Fans couldn't stop applauding her on Twitter. "Sarah's expression while she was dancing was everything," one fan wrote. "Sarah brought something a little extra to that group number!" said another. One viewer said she finally noticed via that dance just how talented Sarah really is. "OK so it was not until this episode that I really noticed and recognize what a fierce dancer Sarah is.. GIRL I SEE YOUUU," she wrote. Another fan added, "Sarah danced like a champ."

Sarah's expression while she was dancing was everything #DanceMoms pic..com/RhehNc6M6u

— ℒil (@lilyadorable61) July 31, 2019

Sarah brought something a little extra to that group number! 🔥 @DanceMoms #DanceMoms

— Tre (@AirNomadTre) July 31, 2019

Sarah danced like a champ #DanceMoms

— Thomas (@thomassteven00) July 31, 2019

The group dance didn't win, but it did place second. It also handily beat the Studio 19 performance, which came in fifth. It's hard to imagine how the ALDC number would have gone without Sarah and her facial expressions, hastily reblocked at the last minute because Abby kicked Sarah out. Maybe the team wouldn't have even beaten Studio 19.

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Though Sarah may may not have been as caught up in the Studio 19 rivalry as her mom, she still had something to prove to not just Abby, but also Studio 19. And she showed them all.

But fans weren't even surprised, honestly, because as one viewer pointed out on Twitter, "Sarah is always prepared....she showed us that a couple of weeks ago." That viewer was likely talking about how Sarah had to completely learn Elliana's part in a duet a couple of weeks ago, just in case Elliana wasn't ready to perform it by competition time.

Sarah is always prepared....she showed us that a couple of weeks ago #DanceMoms

— Lo⚜️ (@LoBelle24) July 31, 2019


Sarah is proving herself to be a fierce competitor. She has the moves and the facial expressions to match, which has always been a winning combo in Abby's eyes. It's too bad her mother caused drama (and seems to be causing more next week, according to the promo.) But if Sarah keeps dancing as well as she did on Tuesday, Abby will have no choice but to keep featuring her.

Watch all new episodes of Dance Moms season 8 on Tuesday nights on Lifetime and catch up on all the old seasons on Hulu.

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