Dance Moms’ Maddie Ziegler Extends Her Range With Sia’s Chandelier Video

“Sia – Chandelier”

Though I find the world of Dance Moms a bit difficult to take I have opened up to the world of competitive dancing and some of the amazing young performers who live there including Maddie Ziegler.

Ryan Heffington, who choreographed the above music video featuring Ziegler, said she “adapted to the more strange gestures without a bat of the eye…It wasn’t about nailing a specific move down…but instead allowing her to interpret these gestures.”

Perhaps it’s wrong to describe Ziegler as extending her range in this video. Perhaps it’s better to say she’s simply showing us more of what she can do.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.