Season 2 Episode Guide
Reunion: Off the Dance Floor, Part 2
Original Airdate: September 25, 2012
After the most tumultuous dance competition season ever, Abby and the Dance Moms reunite on stage to set the record straight. Unfiltered and unleashed, everyone gets the chance to tell each other what they really think. May the best Dance Mom win. Part 2 of 2.
Reunion: Off the Dance Floor, Part 1
Original Airdate: September 18, 2012
After the most tumultuous dance competition season ever, Abby and the Dance Moms reunite on stage to set the record straight. Unfiltered and unleashed, everyone gets the chance to tell each other what they really think. May the best Dance Mom win. Part 1 of 2.
Original Airdate: September 11, 2012
The Abby Lee Dance Company battling for a National title, this time in glamorous Beverly Hills. Cathy and her Candy Apples follow Abby all the way to the 90210, where the girls will have another shot at beating Justice and Vivi-Anne. The entire team is thrown into a tailspin when Abby forces Chloe, Kendall and Nia to compete for one solo spot. When Abby casts Paige as a human prop in the group dance, Kelly breaks down and questions her place at the Abby Lee Dance Company. And after all the National titles and crowns have been handed out, Cathy and Christi confront each other getting down and dirty like never before!
Original Airdate: September 4, 2012
With Nationals next week, Abby must decide who will be dancing. To help make her decision, Abby assigns each girl, except Maddie, a solo and warns that she will be watching their performance like a hawk. After several weeks of not being in the spotlight, Maddie must prove to Abby that she still has the ambition to take on a solo. Also Paige's injured foot could cost her a spot at Nationals. Meanwhile, the Dance Moms take advantage of being in California this week. Melissa tries to sign her daughters with an agency and Kelly helps Brooke with her singing career.
New Girl in Town
Original Airdate: August 28, 2012
The arrival of a new Dance Mom and her daughter create a huge stir amongst the girls and the Dance Moms. With her broken foot healed, Paige gets the go-ahead from the doctor to dance in this week's important competition.
The Recital to End All Recitals
Original Airdate: August 21, 2012
Abby's annual recital for the Abby Lee Dance Company shakes up the studio and the dance moms when she assigns a style of dance they have never done before. Potential disaster then arrives when Cathy and her Candy Apples crash the recital.
Revenge of the Candy Apples
Original Airdate: August 14, 2012
When Cathy learns her Dance Mom Jill and daughter Kendall have gone back to the Abby Lee Dance Company, she plots her revenge at the next competition. After Abby discovers that Cathy's dancers will be there, she asks Maddie to do a solo, but Maddie turns down the opportunity when Melissa says "no" to the last minute addition. Now the pressure to win the solo category falls completely on Chloe. Meanwhile, Melissa battles the other dance moms over the theme of this week’s group dance.
Break a Leg
Original Airdate: August 7, 2012
With Paige out with a broken foot, Jill seizes the opportunity and spins into hyper-Dance-Mom-mode trying to get Kendall to replace Paige in this week's numbers. Meanwhile, Maddie leaves dance rehearsals to shoot her big guest role on "Drop Dead Diva." With one child already out with a broken foot, the bad news is compounded when Kelly learns that now Brooke has back pain.
Guess Who's Back?
Original Airdate: July 24, 2012
Everyone is completely shocked when Jill and Kendall come crawling back to the Abby Lee Dance Company. Jealousy rears its ugly head when the moms learn that Maddie lands the coveted acting role on "Drop Dead Diva." Meanwhile, though Nia wows the crowd with another solo, Paige's dance future is threatened by a serious injury.
Worst Birthday Party Ever!
Original Airdate: July 17, 2012
Dance Mom Leslie is back and will stop at nothing until her daughter gets a solo. Kelly's birthday party is a disaster when a big dance moms fight breaks out. Abby arranges for her girls to audition for the hit TV show "Drop Dead Diva." For the first time, Brooke faces some tough competition from one of her own teammates.
How Do You Like Them Apples?
Original Airdate: July 10, 2012
Abby and the girls are out for revenge when they go against Cathy and her Candy Apples for the first time this competition season. Meanwhile, Kelly decides to takes matters into her own hands when she secretly re-choreographs Paige's solo. Jill begins to realize that the grass isn't greener over at Cathy's Candy Apples studio.
Original Airdate: July 3, 2012
Abby Lee Miller is never happy with second best. When the dance moms get in her way, things often go awry; when out of her way, her young dancers bring home the gold. In this episode watch Abby tackle the mama drama, taking us through her countdown of the worst to the best dance performances.
Maddie Has a Secret
Original Airdate: June 26, 2012
The 25th anniversary of Star Power is so big there are two competition venues filled with dancers. Abby covertly enters Maddie in both competitions… but to avoid sending the dance moms into a frenzy, Maddie must keep the secret. Abby choreographs a group number inspired by the hit teen movie "The Hunger Games," but when Brooke drops out to attend a school dance Abby replaces her with Peyton which means one thing — Dance Mom Leslie is back.
I Know What You Did Last Competition
Original Airdate: June 19, 2012
The cat-fight continues between Abby and Kelly after her daughters first receive unfair treatment and then are put on probation. When the other moms question Maddie's win last week, Melissa faces a cheating scandal. Plus, the girls must defeat two teams coming after the Abby Lee Dance Company at the Energy Dance in Michigan.
Night of the Living Dancers
Original Airdate: June 12, 2012
Week-long tension between Kelly and Abby comes to a head when Kelly makes a drastic decision seconds before her daughters take the stage. As Maddie struggles with confidence issues, Melissa will stop at nothing to get her daughter back on top. Meanwhile, Holly has the impossible task of creating the most elaborate costumes ever for a group number.
The Battle Begins
Original Airdate: June 5, 2012
At their last competition, Abby ran and left the moms and the girls at the show after Maddie froze on stage and they lost the group number to the Candy Apples. But now she is back! With Maddie sitting on the bench until she regains her confidence, Chloe holds the fate of the Abby Lee Dance Company on her shoulders. Will Abby be able to convince Maddie to dance to clinch the win?
Original Airdate: April 3, 2012
Abby's dancers compete in the Regionals and for a coveted scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet. Abby has the worst day of her life when one of her top dancers freezes and Cathy and her Candy Apples show up at the competition.
Waiting for Joffrey
Original Airdate: March 27, 2012
The entire Abby Lee Dance Company is on edge when they learn that a scout from the prestigious Joffrey Ballet will be at the competition. Abby pits the girls against each other by creating two trios. Nia pushes herself too hard and ends up going to the hospital.
Melissa Pleads the 5th
Original Airdate: March 20, 2012
Christi and Kelly's persistent meddling in Melissa's private life sends the soon-to-be-bride over the edge. Abby choreographs a gritty group number to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless. Principal Holly takes a leave of absence to dedicate herself to Nia's dance career.
Miami Heat Wave
Original Airdate: March 13, 2012
Abby is determined to turn up the competition heat when the ALDC leaves frigid Pittsburgh for South Beach. After making it back into a coveted trio spot, Paige must undergo foot surgery, which sends the Dance Moms vying for the open slot.
The Runaway Mom
Original Airdate: February 28, 2012
After weeks of battling with Abby’s Dance Moms, Jill hops over to Cathy’s Candy Apples. But Abby and her ALDC dance team don’t find out about Jill switching studios until they arrive at the competition, where they discover that Kendall is going head-to-head against Nia … who has made it to the top of Abby’s pyramid for the very first time.
Bullets and Ballet
Original Airdate: February 21, 2012
The Dance Moms go ballistic when Abby choreographs a flashy private-eye number complete with guns. After Christi and Kelly catch Jill chatting up a former Dance Mom, they’re determined to expose her as a studio-hopper. Maddie finds herself on the bottom of the pyramid for the very first time and is determined to dance her way back to the top.
Jill on the Rampage
Original Airdate: February 14, 2012
It’s “solo week” and Abby is fed up with the moms complaining about costumes, so she makes them design new costumes for their kids … but Jill has a closet full of costumes that Abby has never seen before. Cathy holds a big open audition to supplement her Candy Apples.
Original Airdate: February 7, 2012
Brooke’s return from cheerleading to ALDC leaves no room for Peyton, so Dance Mom Leslie takes her to audition for the Candy Apples. Abby gives Kendall her ALDC jacket and announces that she is officially off probation. Now that Kendall is a permanent member of the team, Dance Mom Jill takes off her gloves.
No One Likes a Bully
Original Airdate: January 31, 2012
Abby choreographs a bully-themed dance that sends Holly over the edge. ALDC is shaken up when Abby replaces cheerleader Brooke with a new girl, Peyton, and switches girls in and out of dance numbers, which sends the Dance Moms into a frenzy. Meanwhile, while cheerleading Brooke learns the hard way that the grass isn’t always greener.
Brooke's Turning Point
Original Airdate: January 24, 2012
Brooke tries out for cheerleading, leaving Abby and the dancers in the lurch the day before a big competition.
Return of the Candy Apples
Original Airdate: January 17, 2012
Abby’s dancers go head-to-head against Cathy’s Candy Apples, but this time Cathy makes sure her dancers are unbeatable even if it means cheating. Cathy sets a poaching trap for the Dance Moms by inviting them to an anonymous cocktail party.
Original Airdate: January 10, 2012
The departure of Cathy and Vivi-Anne creates an opportunity for Abby to change the makeup of her dance group with a big open audition. Holly’s busy career schedule forces her to miss Nia’s rehearsals and competitions, which Abby sees as a lack of Dance Mom dedication. Abby has to come to terms with Chloe’s growing success.