Dance Moms vet Abby Lee Miller is auctioning off items from her shuttered studio and memorabilia from her series
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is getting rid of her old things.
On Wednesday, the Lifetime star revealed she was auctioning off items from her now closed dance studio as well as memorabilia from the show.
An online auction is currently taking place. Up for grabs is memorabilia from the show’s eight seasons including Paige Hyland’s chair (starting bid $200), Abby Lee’s silver scepter (starting bid $200) and the chalkboard used in the first couple of seasons (starting bid $75).
End of an era: Abby Lee Miller describes the auction off of Dance Moms memorabilia
Items for sale: One of the Dance Mom keepsakes that is available in the online auction
The building that formerly housed the Abby Lee Dance company is slated to become a daycare center.
‘I sold my property – I didn’t sell my name,’ Abby Lee, 57, said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
‘I didn’t sell my brand. I didn’t sell my life’s work. I sold brick, mortar, cinder blocks and an amazing dance floor that is still in mint condition. The best floors that I ever stood on.’
One of the most expensive items up for auction Abby’s notorious bench which was given to her by Kendall Vertes’ mom in season 2. It has a starting bid of $1,000.
An emotional moment: The instructor and choreographer expressed how important her studio was to her
For sale: These Dance Mom items will go to the highest bidder
Dance Moms ran on Lifetime from 2011 through 2019, and over the course of the show, featured young dance hopefuls including JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler and Kendall Vertes.
The Pittsburgh native explained her motivation for closing her hometown dance studio. ‘It was time. I’m not in Pittsburgh teaching. I’m all over the world teaching,’ she said.
‘It was time and I’m very proud to say that my studio, my building … is going to a very great business. It’s going to somebody that needed it, somebody that wanted it, not another dance teacher.
‘It was time. I loved every moment in that studio – even some of the rough ones and the heartbreaking ones – they were important to me,’ she said. ‘All good things come to an end.’
Saying goodbye: The Pittsburgh native operated the Abby Lee Dance Company since 1993
Up for grabs: The Graffiti bench from season two and three has a starting bid of $125
The teacher and choreographer let fans know about the auction on Instagram, writing, ‘While I wish I could hold onto every piece of history in that studio, it is just impossible and I want to share as much as I can with YOU the fans, family and supporters of the Abby Lee Dance Company.’
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Dancers Against Cancer. Abby Lee was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2016 which left her paralyzed.
Bidding on the items started on Friday, January 27 and will run through February 8.
Bittersweet memories: She said the sale of the studio and auction was bittersweet
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