James Charles Gets A Dance Lesson From Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller
“I literally cannot dance to save my life but [...] if there’s anybody who can teach me not to have two left feet, it is her.” says James Charles.
6 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
LOS ANGELES - NOV 11: James Charles at the People's Choice Awards 2018
at the Barker Hanger on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
Beauty YouTuber James Charles received a dance lesson from the "Queen of Dance" Abby Lee Miller herself and met Dance Moms' stars, GiaNina Paolantonio, Pressley Hosbach and Lilliana Ketchman.
It all started with James watching the finale of Dance Moms season 8 (episode 16), and in one particular scene, the moms were arguing in the dressing rooms. Ashlee slammed a make-up palette for emphasis, and it was only upon further investigation that James realised it had been a 'James Charles X Morphe' palette. (You can watch the video here!)
Being a huge Dance Moms fan since season 1, he immediately uploaded an Instagram story, sharing his excitement.
"I noticed one of the moms slammed a makeup palette shut for emphasis during the fight, and upon further investigation and a little bit of rewinding, I realised it was the 'James Charles X Morphe' palette, and I said, "Oh yes, Ashlee, you close that palette, girl."
Within a few hours of the upload, James received DMs from most of the moms and the girls from the reality show, and even from Abby Lee Miller herself!
"Literally within a few hours, every single one of the dance moms, girls, and cast members, and Abby herself DM'ed me saying hello, and [that] they love me and my makeup, which literally made my entire day. I could not stop smiling."
And then the next morning, Abby invited James down to the ALDC in LA for a dance lesson. Of course, James couldn't refuse. His reasoning?
"I literally cannot dance to save my life, but I could not pass up this opportunity. I want to take a lesson from the Queen Abby Lee herself. If there’s anybody who can teach me not to have two left feet, it is her."
When James finally arrived for the dance lesson, Dance Moms' stars, GiaNina Paolantonio, Pressley Hosbach and Lilliana Ketchman were waiting for him as well as Abby Lee Miller herself.
And it was clear that it wasn't only James fanboying over the scene. The Dance Moms' stars were clearly starstruck with James if their expressions were anything to go by.
And of course, this was definitely in James favour. Because once the lesson started and James started to make mistakes, the girls were extremely patient and were all for praising him whenever he managed to get the steps right.
It was definitely a different but welcomed scene compared to the usual tense dance lessons on Dance Moms!
So, how well did James do in the end?
The girls definitely memorised the moves a lot faster than James - the years of practising their dance skills were clearly shown in the vlog. And though James did make a few mistakes (including a hilarious moment where he lifted his right foot instead of his left foot), James did do pretty well considering.
Watch the final dance steps put together at the 16:08 mark. Well, what do you think?
And it wouldn't be James Charles if he had left without gifting the girls anything. True to his nature, he revealed that he would be gifting each of the girls his Sister Hoodies and 'James Charles X Morphe' palettes.
And cue their screams of excitement.
Someone pinch me please!!!!! Literally speechless!No words! Omg! 🤭 Thank you @therealabbylee@jamescharles & @aldcla for a night full of magic! Never in a million years did I think all those stars would align. 😚💫😚 SWEETEST PERSON ALIVE - GiaNina Paolantonio
IT’S UP!!!! Go check out @jamescharles new YouTube video to see what we were doing at the @aldcstudiola !!! Being in his @youtube video was a DREAM COME TRUE❤️❤️❤️ - Pressley Hosbach
Is that an ALDC jacket @jamescharles is wearing?!?! 😱 Well I mean...he is GREAT at lifts! I think I found a duet a partner...only problem is..He is prettier than me! 😂 ❤️ 😂 This day was SISTER EPIC!!! . - Lilliana Ketchman
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.