Dance Moms' Kalani Hilliker Tells Us the Most Difficult Part About Being on the Show
If you religiously follow Lifetime's TV series Dance Moms, chances are you already know Kalani Hilliker.
If you'd like to get more acquainted with the talented young dancer, sit right there. We had the opportunity to chat with Kalani and found out the inside scoop on all things from Dance Moms, to her dancewear line and what we can expect to see from her in the very near future.
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Sweety High: What is your favorite part about being in the Dance Moms family?
Kalani Hilliker: I just love how close we all are. We really are a family. That's what's so amazing about it. When we're together, we're all sisters. I know people say it all the time, "Oh, we're a family," but, no, literally, we are a family. We spend non-stop time together. From 8:00 in the morning until 10:30 at night.
SH: What is the toughest part about being on the show?
KH: I hate to say the word stressful, but it kind of is in a way. We learn our dances so fast and then there's always drama happening outside while we're trying to learn our dances. It's hard to focus when people are talking about you. We always want to go on stage and do our best, and it's very difficult to feel like you're doing your best when you're worrying about a ton of different things all at the same time.
SH: What is your most memorable moment from filming?
KH: Oh wow, I have so many memorable moments! One particular dance sticks out to me. We did a "Suicide Hotline" dance and it was a very deep dance. It really sticks out to me because it was a rough week and we really pulled it together and performed one of our best dances.
SH: Who are you closest to on the show?
KH: I feel like in past years, we were always split apart. Our dance teacher would always kind of divide us, which would mold who we were friends with. I feel like now we are all good friends. There's not one person I could pick that I'm closest to. We all spend time together, and every single one of us hangs out and doesn't have hard feelings if people split up and hang out individually. I feel like it's the first time in a long time that everybody has been best friends.
SH: Can you tell us a little about your dancewear line Purple Pixies?
KH: I've been dancing since I was two years old, so my whole life I've been living in dance clothes. Of course there are cute dance clothes out there, but I wanted to create dance clothes that I knew I personally would love to wear every single day. Because I love to dance and I do it every day, I thought, "Why not make a dancewear line?" It's seriously a dream come true.
SH: What are you working on currently?
KH: Well, we just actually wrapped Dance Moms. Now, that that's over, I finally have time to work on other things. I have a formal wear collection coming out pretty soon, which I am very, very excited about. It's been a while since I started designing and I'm really ready to get them out there and see them come to life.
SH: What is your best advice for aspiring dancers who hope to be as successful in their career as you?
SK: You know, it might not always come naturally, you're not going to be an amazing dancer overnight. Be patient and remember that it takes time to be a good dancer. It takes lots of focus and dedication because there is always going to be someone better than you no matter what. You have to let that push you to strive to be your best. I know it's cliché, but never give up. If you give up, you never know what you could have done.
Kalani isn't the only Dance Moms girl we've chatted with recently! Check out our exclusive interview with Gianna Martello HERE