Dance Moms "Showgirls" Burlesque Routine: Crossing the Line?

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On last night's episode of Dance Moms ... small girls took the stage during the Fire and Ice competition in Pittsburgh for a rather risque Vegas showgirls-esque routine.

Skimpy outfits, feathery fans, you name it.

Over the top? Not in the eyes of dance coach Abby Lee Miller. Her approach: "The idea of the fan dance is you give the illusion that you're nude underneath the fans, which, c'mon, we all know you have tan bras and tan tights on."

Glad we cleared that up.

"Everyone in the industry knows that the girls are completely covered and everything is harmless," she says ... and maybe so. But is it any less degrading?

Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl, mother to a young daughter and far from the only critic, decried the "burlesque" nature of the show in January.

"I kept think all these girls were missing is a pole!" she noted.

Even some of the girls seemed skeptical last night.

"I guess all the girls and I feel kind of nervous because we feel kind of naked," said Chloe before stepping out to dance in front of the uncomfortable judges.

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