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For anyone who enjoys a fast-paced show that features unfiltered drama, children in precious dance outfits, and nail-biting suspense, Dance Moms will not disappoint. The show first aired in 2011 and was immediately a hit, returning for both a second and third season.

Filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance Company, the show follows the early careers of children who hope to make it big in the dance and show business. While I is fascinating to watch these talented children grow and prosper, the real entertainment comes from the mothers and dance instructor Abby Lee Miller.

Put lightly, Abby Lee Miller could be compared to an overzealous military sergeant. When you combine her strict, terse instruction style that forces the dancers to push themselves to the limit with the caring, light style of parenting that most of the moms have, you create a lethal mixture that is guaranteed to keep viewers coming back from more.

Of course, it's not just Abby Lee Miller's instruction style and the parent's reaction to it that make the show enjoyable; the dancers themselves often face a series of ups and downs from both their rigorous dance goals and from the normal obstacles that come with growing up and being a kid. The dancers face the pressure of competitions, not letting their parents down, and pleasing dance instructor Abby Lee Miller; the dancers love what they do, but it's not always easy for them.

For dance enthusiasts or even those who just love watching adorable kids twist, twirl, and strut their stuff, Dance Moms is a show that will make the hour fly by.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Lifetime
8 Seasons, 241 Episodes
July 13, 2011
Family, Music
4.6/10
Cast: Abby Lee Miller, Nia Sioux, Holly Frazier, Kendall Vertes
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Dance Moms Full Episode Guide

  • Jai Rodriquez joins the newest members of the ALDC as they dish the dirt on Abby, the moms, secret crushes and more; the girls give performances of their favorite award-winning dances.

  • Watch some never before seen dances and see the explosive drama unfold from Season 8. Learn new things about your favorite dancers and moms in this Dance Moms special.

  • After a season jam-packed with mama drama, Jai Rodriquez sits down with the entire cast of "Dance Moms" to right the wrongs and finally set the record straight; the new elite team performs some of their award-winning dances from the season.

  • Abby's comeback to competitive dance is put to the ultimate test as the ALDC team heads to nationals in New York City.

  • With only one week until nationals, the pressure is on for the ALDC; Abby choreographs her most personal group dance yet; Brady and Pressley go head-to-head for the chance of dancing solos at nationals; one team member quits unexpectedly.

  • GiaNina and Sarah go head-to-head for their shot at dancing a solo at nationals while the team performs a group routine unlike anything the ALDC has done before.

  • With nationals quickly approaching, the moms lash out when Abby decides to hold an open call audition for a new team member; Pressley and Hannah compete for their shot to perform a solo at nationals; Abby receives devastating news from Los Angeles.

  • As news spreads of Elliana's shocking departure, Abby challenges the team with a ballet group dance inspired by "The Angry Birds Movie 2," casting GiaNina as the lead; rivalries brew as two duets compete against their partners for ALDC jackets.

  • Hannah faces her biggest challenge yet when Abby assigns her the lead in the group dance; Elliana and Sarah have a solo showdown; Abby's treatment of Michelle threatens to tear Sarah and Michelle apart; Yolanda threatens to quit the team.

  • Abby blames the mothers for the team's poor record; Abby has her two star dancers go head-to-head to show her who deserves a solo at nationals; when a local rival shows up at competition, Abby calls the police on the mother she thinks is to blame.

  • Heading to her first competition in Pittsburgh since her return, Abby challenges the ALDC team with their most daring routine yet; longtime rivals Lilliana and Elliana go head-to-head in famous solos inspired by former ALDC member JoJo Siwa.

  • With a losing streak weighing heavily upon the team's shoulders, fighting between the girls puts the group dance in jeopardy; Abby gives a mini her big shot at joining the team; a duet with GiaNina and Elliana leads to all-out war between two moms.

  • It's hell week at the ALDC and Abby assigns the girls a group dance about sorority hazing. As part of a plan to help motivate the girls, Abby brings back former teammates Yolanda and Elliana. Seemingly causing more harm than good, one mother shockingly quits the team with the return of these two familiar faces.

  • Dance Moms super fans voted for the top fifteen greatest group dances in the history of the show. Take a look back at Abby's award-winning and sometimes shocking choreography and find out which group dance was voted number one.

  • With Brady gone, Abby challenges the girls to prove that they can win on their own; GiaNina is assigned an over-the-top character solo to go head-to-head with Sarah, who hopes her first solo can be a personal win for her family.

  • Abby sends one dancer home, changing the future of the ALDC team; a tribute to Queen pushes Brady to his limits; GiaNina dances for her life in a solo rematch with Hannah.

  • Abby makes a shocking announcement that she's sending someone home; Stacey and Tricia go to war over Abby's star dancer, Brady; when tasked with picking their own duet partners, the young dancers fear that the wrong decision could send them home.

  • Abby challenges the team with her most serious group dance yet, and casts Lilly as the lead for the first time in her ALDC career; when GiaNina complains about her choreography, Abby unleashes her wrath on the Broadway veteran.

  • The pressure is on with Abby giving two lucky dancers the first solos of the season, leading one mom to explode at competition.

  • Abby finally returns to the competition dance scene where her legacy first began in Pittsburgh PA. Emotions run high and tension builds.

  • Abby Lee Miller is back! The ALDC is open for business and ready for a brand-new competition season. Take a peek at Abby's new team of dancers and their moms and get a preview of what's to come in Season 8 of Dance Moms.

  • Abby sits down to celebrate her seven years as America's most infamous dance coach. We'll get Abby's take on what inspired her most beloved choreography.

  • Dance Moms favorites Christi and Chloe set the record straight on some of the show's most memorable moments.

  • Emotions run high as the team prepares for their final Nationals competition as the Irreplaceables. With four solos, the girls go head-to-head to see who can come out on top.

  • With one week until Nationals, Cheryl adds an old rival to the team, but the moms aren't happy with sharing the spotlight. Kalani suffers a catastrophic injury, putting her solo and the group routine in jeopardy, and the pressure of winning brings Camryn to her breaking point.

  • With no sign of Abby, The Irreplaceables and the ALDC both find new choreographers to take her place. Famed dancer Cheryl Burke joins the Irreplaceables as they take on their opponents. But, the girls' insecurities and their doting mothers prove to be a struggle for Cheryl and her teaching methods. Meanwhile, the ALDC struggles to stay together and bring Abby back.

  • The Irreplaceables and The ALDC go head-to-head at competition for the first time. Abby's team competes a fan-favorite group number while the older girls shock the audience with a mature routine that causes an uproar from Abby and her minions.

  • The Irreplaceables and The ALDC go head-to-head at competition for the first time. Abby's team competes a fan-favorite group number while the older girls shock the audience with a mature routine that causes an uproar from Abby and her minions.

  • Laurieann Gibson returns and is more determined than ever to win, which has proven harder than she thought. With two duets and a group, the girls struggle with stamina as well as their new leader's cut throat attitude. Laurieann loses her patience with the moms at competition in an explosive face-off.

  • With Abby missing in action, Laurieann Gibson pushes the girls out of their comfort zones with professional-level choreography; Kalani and Brynn compete head to head with out-of-the-box solos; the group routine provokes a fight between two mothers.

  • The mothers bring in choreographer Laurieann Gibson, which shakes things up; Chloe returns to the competition world for the first time in two years.

  • The mothers bring in choreographer Laurieann Gibson, which shakes things up; Chloe returns to the competition world for the first time in two years.

  • The mothers butt heads with Abby over a vegan-inspired routine; Kendall, Brynn and Kalani compete; the team says goodbye to Abby when she leaves for Europe.

  • News spreads about Abby's approaching court sentencing; Abby's denial creates havoc for the team; Abby creates a group dance centered around Ashlee and Brynn's family court battle.

  • Highlighting Abby's past and her deepest fears for the future as she faces the harsh reality of going to prison; Abby discusses her past mistakes, what she has learned and what fans can expect from her upon her release.

  • Part 2 of 2. ALDC takes on the Candy Apples for the final time this season, each trying to win the coveted title of National Champions.

  • Part 1 of 2. Abby's creativity is obstructed for the group routine for Nationals. Later, four girls are assigned solos, but two moms are upset that none of them are original members; Kendall premieres her music video; and a former ALDC dancer considers visiting her old teammates.

  • The team head to Pittsburgh for Nationals, but the anxiety becomes too much for some of the moms. Later, Abby questions Camryn's drive; and the ALDC compete against the Candy Apples in their last face-off before Nationals.

  • The ALDC spend their last week in Los Angeles before traveling to Pittsburgh for Nationals; and the elite team struggle with a difficult routine and a negligent coach. Later, Kendall shoots a new music video.

  • The ALDC travels to Denver where the altitude and the stakes heighten.

  • A new dancer auditions for a position in the Great 8 team heading to Nationals; Brynn, Lilly and Maesi compete for solos; the mothers are hopeful that a new dancer will complete the team.

  • Abby takes the girls to a cemetery to get them ready for a graveyard-inspired routine; the mothers are upset when Brynn is given a special part; Elliana and Lilliana both secure head-to-head solos for the first time.

  • Abby and the ALDC are determined to break a long standing losing streak in Fresno, Calif.; Holly is overwhelmed when Abby announces the theme for a controversial group dance; Elliana and Maesi's duet brings out the worst in their mothers.

  • With nationals only six weeks away, a revolving team has the moms concerned. Nia gets her first solo in a year and Abby gives two of her new dancers a chance to shine on stage.

  • Abby signs on a new dancer with a peculiar mother; Abby encourages Brynn to lead Kalani and Kendall in their trio; the mothers are anxious when Abby assigns the first hip-hop routine since the elites quit.

  • Abby challenges Daviana and Kalani to go head-to-head; two minis rejoin the team; Abby terminates a member of the super team.

  • Abby and the ALDC perform an edgy group routine, inspired by Kalani's 16th birthday, in this week's competition hoping to overthrow Cathy and her Candy Apples for the second week in a row.

  • Abby challenges the Junior Elites to a head-to-head competition and switches things up. In an effort to find her super team, Abby sends some girls home and brings in two new girls. But, when Abby's biggest rival returns, the moms worry about her ability to maintain her composure.

  • After a two month break, Abby reaches out to the Junior Elite mothers and requests that they come to the ALDC to hear an announcement.

Dance Moms News

Abby Lee Miller is Coming Back to 'Dance Moms'

After a rough patch, Abby Lee is returning to reality TV.

Abby Lee Miller Gets 'Dance Moms' Visitors

Some old friends show up in her hospital room.

Abby Lee Miller Gets Out and About During Chemo

The 'Dance Moms' star is battling cancer and has just undergone surgery.

Abby Lee Miller's Cancer Fight Continues

The 'Dance Moms' star reveals that she's undergoing chemo.

Abby Lee Miller Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The 'Dance Moms' star continues to battle cancer.

Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed with Cancer

The 'Dance Moms' star has had a very difficult year.

Abby Lee Miller Thinks She'll Die in Prison

The reality stars says she "probably won't survive" her jail sentence for fraud.

Abby Lee Miller Heads to Prison

The 'Dance Moms' star begins her sentence for fraud.

Abby Lee Miller Has Harsh Words for Cheryl Burke

The host of 'Dance Moms' lashes out at the 'DWTS' dancer in defense of her show.

Abby Lee Miller Parties Before Heading to Prison

The convicted fraudster hit the town instead of staying home and moping before she begins her jail sentence.

'Dance Moms' Cast Doesn't Have Much Sympathy for Abby Lee Miller

The show's cast and crew are not too upset that the series' star is going to jail.

'Dance Moms' Star Says Jail Will Be Like a Movie

The convicted fraudster plans to pretend that her prison sentence is a movie shoot.

'Dance Moms' Star is Going to Prison

Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced for a bankruptcy fraud conviction.

Dance Moms Video Clips & Extras

Dance Moms: Dance Digest - Survivor (Season 7) | Lifetime Clip (05:12)

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