“Dance Mom’s” Maddie Ziegler shares the best advice Sia ever gave her

Raise your hand if you totally miss seeing Maddie Ziegler on Dance Moms. Well, you’re not alone. But lucky for us, Maddie Ziegler shared some advice in her new book, The Maddie Diaries, that makes us pretty satisfied. (Sure, reading the book is nothing like seeing her compete, but it’s still a reminder that she’s one of the most impressive young dancers out there!)

The book, which was released by Simon & Schuster, is a coming-of-age memoir that’s all about Ziegler’s rise to success. Fans of the dancer know she’s a perfectionist who always tries hard to reach her goals, which makes her the ideal role model for young women out there. And of course, this young lady has her own mentor that she goes to for advice.

If you guessed that it was Sia, you’d be correct.

Ziegler started dancing in Sia’s music videos a few years ago and has performed with her multiple times on talk shows, awards shows, and late night television shows. It makes sense that the two of them would have an incredible bond.

From what we can tell, the advice that Sia gave Ziegler is pretty phenomenal and applies to so many situations.

"Before I met [Sia], I would say yes to a lot of things I didn't want to do...Sia always tells me you have to have time off, step back and appreciate the moment," she wrote.

So true. And, it’s good that that’s a lesson that Ziegler learned early — most of us figure that out decades too late.

The book also dives into the crazy faces you’ve likely seen Ziegler make in the midst of her music videos, so the book is worth picking up for those tidbits alone.

(For the record, she noted that they’re all part of the choreography.)

Maddie Ziegler is currently in the midst of her book tour. Check her out on Twitter to see when she’ll be in a town near you! (But be aware, she’ll probably be unable to perform her part of the “Where Have All The Children Gone” dance if you ask. We know — it was one of our favorites, too.)

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