They did this with Dance Moms Miami, it sucked. Not the teachers because I kind of liked them but the rest was a train wreck. I think the original appeal of DM was that these kids had been dancing together for a while and the dynamics of the kids and their moms. In the beginning, we saw more dancing and in my opinion more "organic" conversations the moms had in the loft area. That was what we liked. DM Miami didn't have that because most of the people, like the current DM's crew, were cast for their "part not actually people from the school.
Sadly, I think this one's going to be deleted from my DVR after this season is done.