TWIST just chatted with 15-year-old Dance Moms star Brooke Hyland ! We got the inside scoop on the ups and downs of being on a hit reality TV show, the scary injury that almost ended her dance career, and her plans to record new music. An all-new Dance Moms airs tonight at 9 PM on Lifetime!
For more Dance Moms, check out our exclusive interview with Paige Hyland here!
TWIST: What are the best and worst parts about being on Dance Moms? Brooke: Being on the show is a lot of work because we're always filming. I don't get a lot of time to hang out with my school friends so I miss out on a lot of school events like football games, but there's a lot of things that I would have never gotten to do without the show, like go to the Teen Choice Awards! TWIST: Is there anything you wish Dance Moms showed more of or portrayed differently? BH: I wish they'd show my personality more. They never show me smiling or laughing, when I'm on screen I'm usually standing there looking miserable because that's my role in the show -- to be a teenager! But really it's not always like that at all! I might stand like that for a couple of seconds and the rest of the time I'll be laughing, but they'll just take the part where I'm frowning.
TWIST: What's your favorite genre of dance to perform? BH: My favorite type of dance would probably be acro, because that's probably my best genre -- I'm really flexible and I like doing the tricks! I also like gymnastics because I really enjoy tumbling.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite group dance and solo from the show? BH: My favorite group number is probably "Where Have All The Children Gone?" -- It's probably all of our favorite dances actually! it was one of the dances where I got to play a main role and it was a creepy dance. Plus, we ended up winning so I've always loved that number. My favorite solo is "The Diary of Anne Frank", because it was the solo I won Nationals with!
TWIST: Do you ever get nervous before performing in front of big audiences? BH: I don't get nervous performing in front of an audience, but we learn one or two new numbers every single week, so you only have about 3 days to learn them. I get nervous I'll forget the dance because we learn it in such a short amount of time!
TWIST: What has been your proudest dance moment so far? BH: My foot was run over by a golf cart when I was younger, and the doctors said I might never be able to dance again! After I had surgery on it I couldn't leave my house for a long time, and the very first day I was allowed to leave my house again I went to a dance competition! I ended up winning the National title and everyone said it was the best I'd ever performed. It felt so good because being told I might never dance again made me realize how bad I wanted to dance and how much I loved it.
TWIST: You recorded your first song "Summer Love Song" a few months ago, do you want to continue to pursue singing? BH: I've always loved singing, so when the whole recording a song idea came up I was really excited about doing it! The song is just about summer and having fun and I really like it. I hope to be recording some new stuff soon!
TWIST: Well we'll definitely keep a look out for more from you! Thanks so much for talking to us Brooke. BH: Thank you!
Photo: Courtesy of Lifetime