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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
7 Seasons, 220 Episodes
July 13, 2011
Family, Music
Cast: Abby Lee Miller, Nia Sioux, Holly Frazier, Kendall Vertes
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Dance Moms Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • The elite girls are determined to prove they can win without Abby as their instructor. Meanwhile, Abby tries her hardest to stay strong and prove her worth on the dance floor with her mini team.

  • Abby is blindsided by the elites; Abby gives three mini dancers their first solos; Kendall and Nia get invited to perform live with a beloved recording artist.

  • The elite dancers are overwhelmed when Abby books a demanding commercial shoot for the team; a series of events could potentially cause a big rift between Abby, the mothers and the elite girls.

  • When Abby's trial gets media attention, the mothers begin talking about the ALDC's future.

  • Abby choreographs an emotional dance after the ALDC learns of tragic news from Kira and Kalani's hometown; the minis are determined to make a comeback with their group number; JoJo is stretched by a difficult ballet duet.

  • Abby is upset with the minis for their poor performance and awards the elites their first solos of the season; Jill infuriates Abby when she makes a decision about Kendall's music; the media makes one mother's secret public.

  • Abby tries to establish unity between the two teams by assigning the elites and minis as duet partners; the elites must choreograph their own group dance as Abby continues to favor the minis.

  • The mini team perform their first lyrical routine; and the elites are put to the test after the moms make a decision that could be consequential. Later, tensions mounts between the teams; and the girls' mothers give Abby an ultimatum.

  • Abby challenges the minis with a beauty pageant-themed dance; the elites are overwhelmed by a Prince tribute dance; Abby assigns two duets; when Nia gets sick, Kendall is left without a partner.

  • Nia and Kendall face off; the group tribute to Madonna leaves the mothers pining for more; Holly is suspicious of Abby's agenda for Nia and brings in Nia's manager to investigate; Abby abandons the team.

  • In Maddie's absence, a newly motivated Abby vows to never overlook her remaining dancers; Abby assigns Brynn and Kendall head-to-head duets with boy partners; Jess accuses Abby of playing favorites, and in turn upsets Ashlee.

  • To kick off season 6B of Dance Moms, Jai Rodriguez and the girls dish on what's happening with Abby and the team and debut some brand new dances. Some super fans get up close and personal with the girls, and the newest member of the Mini Team is introduced. Plus, the Dads of Dance Moms finally make an appearance!

  • For the first time ever, Maddie and Mackenzie sit down with Abby and give an exclusive take on their Dance Moms journey before they say their final farewell. We'll relive their triumphs and heartbreaks and finally get answers to the questions we're all dying to know, plus we'll hear the scoop on what's to come for the Ziegler sisters after Dance Moms.

  • Jai Rodriguez hosts a very special episode of Dance Moms where the girls from the ALDC say goodbye to Maddie and Mackenzie. They'll play outrageous games and answer questions from die hard fans. Later, Todrick Hall makes a special guest appearance to perform with the girls. We will witness the girls' heartfelt goodbyes to the Zieglers and watch them dance together for the very last time.

  • The mothers reunite to discuss the dramatic events from the season; the mini mothers discuss the future of the ALDC; the junior elite team performs.

  • Maddie and Mackenzie participate in their final competition with the ALDC team; Abby pits Mackenzie against a new mini, Ari; the mothers encourage Melissa to reason with Abby.

  • Abby gives Brynn and JoJo hip hop solos, but gives Mackenzie a safe acrobatic routine; Mackenzie fights for what she wants; Abby flees the studio

  • Abby's whole world is shattered when Melissa shares shocking news that will change the face of the ALDC forever.

  • Abby welcomes back veteran dancer Sarah; Christy questions Jess' loyalty; Kendall has an emotional meltdown after Abby pulls her duet with Maddie; Melissa considers removing Maddie from the team.

  • The ALDC heads to Las Vegas; Ashlee and Brynn are now official members of the team; Kendall stands up to Ashlee for the first time; the mothers are concerned that the girls are becoming too involved in the drama.

  • Abby enlists Todrick Hall to direct the girls in a commercial inspired by "The Wiz" in hopes of gaining more business. Later, Brynn has a chance to join the ALDC if she can lead a team of her choosing to victory against a group led by Maddie.

  • Maddie is nominated for a People's Choice Award and the media is abuzz with rumors that she is leaving the ALDC. The moms are furious when Abby invites an unexpected guest as her date to the People's Choice and the biggest moment of Maddie's professional career. The minis are back, along with a new mom whose daughter's attitude causes a dance catastrophe.

  • The ALDC travels to Northern California; Abby's routines grow darker; the mothers' prank attempt backfires horribly; Maddie, Brynn and Kendall compete with solos; Ashlee will do anything to give Brynn an advantage.

  • Maddie has returned from shooting her movie and is back on the team for good, but to everyone's surprise, Abby doesn't seem happy to see her #1 dancer.

  • With the stress of Abby's legal woes looming overhead, she reaches her limit and kicks the girls out of her studio.

  • Abby's back, but she's only focusing on the minis; and a new mini auditions for the team. Later, the moms complain when Brynn is chosen for the lead role in the junior team's only routine; and Brynn's future at the ALDC depends on a win with Maddie set to return next week.

  • Abby locks the team out of her Los Angeles studio; Debbie Allen invites the ALDC to work with her; guest choreographer Nakul includes the minis in a difficult Bollywood routine; Kalani and Nia are pushed to their breaking point with a duet.

  • The minis are ready to compete in their first group dance; Maddie books a prestigious photo shoot with two other ALDC girls; Maddie and Brynn compete head-to-head with solo routines; Abby makes an announcement that could tear the team apart.

  • Abby's new mini team arrives in Los Angeles and tensions are high; Abby is distracted by new mothers, new dancers and her legal troubles; Ashlee and Brynn are caught in Jill's cross hairs as Kendall's position on the team is threatened.

  • In the Season 6 premiere, Abby has a big announcement for the ALDC; and Maddie shoots her first movie while Jill and Kendall aren't pleased with her substitute. Elsewhere, Jeanette and the BDA team are back to show the ALDC how it's done.

  • It's that time again for the girls of Dance Moms get together--without their moms and Abby.

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 - Seven Deadly Sins (Season 6) | Lifetime Clip (05:00) Dance Moms: Brynn and Ashlee Are on Probation (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (04:48) Dance Moms: Abby Is Putting Maddie on Notice (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (05:01) Dance Moms: Dance Digest - Well-Oiled Machine (Season 6) | Lifetime Clip (05:04) Dance Moms: Kira Snaps on Ashlee (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (04:33) Dance Moms: Is Abby Abandoning the Team (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (05:10) Dance Moms: The Fifth Mini (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (04:58) Dance Moms: Abby and Holly Clash at Pyramid (Season 6 Flashback) | Lifetime Clip (04:41)

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