Episode 1 (Let the Dancing Begin)
Season 1, Episode 1 - Season 1: Episode 1 (Let the Dancing Begin). The finalists have their first performance in front of the judges, Abby Lee Miller, Robin Antin, and Richy Jackson. The group is split into trios and assigned routines with a "Hollywood" theme.
Season 1, Episode 1 - Season 1: Episode 1 (Let the Dancing Begin). Air Date: 10/9/12. When this life-changing competition kicks off, the 12 finalists are tasked with their first live performance in front of judges including, Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller, Robin Antin, founder of the Pussycat Doll's dance troupe and celebrity choreographer, Richard "Richy" Jackson. The dancers are split into trios and assigned routines with a "Hollywood" theme. As the contestants prepare throughout the week, the moms start sizing each other up. Alliances begin to form, but when one mom takes charge during rehearsal, the other moms realize that she could be trouble. Plus, one mother and daughter team reveal just how far they're willing to go to win the competition. Check out "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" photos and extras!