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Season 3 Episode Guide

Dance Moms Holiday Special: Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Episode 39
Dance Moms Holiday Special: Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Original Airdate: December 10, 2013
'Tis the season of giving, but beware of dance teachers bearing gifts because Abby Lee Miller is about to give the moms some big ones. In this very first Dance Moms Christmas special, Abby is full of holiday surprises! The girls might dance to Christmas songs, but when the winter gloves come off, Abby and the moms trade insults and even the dads make surprise appearances.
Dance Moms Reunion: Hurricane Abby
Episode 38
Dance Moms Reunion: Hurricane Abby
Original Airdate: September 17, 2013
Storm clouds are gathering as the cast of "Dance Moms" Season 3 reunite to hash out the triumphs and tragedies of the season. Think old grudges have been settled? That's just the eye of the storm. Plus the Abby Lee Dance Company girls perform their favorite dance routines from this past season.
The Big, Not So, Easy
Episode 37
The Big, Not So, Easy
Original Airdate: September 10, 2013
It's the Season Three finale of Dance Moms and after one of the most tumultuous competition seasons ever, the Abby Lee Dance Company hits New Orleans hoping to retain their championship title at Nationals. While Abby focuses on which dancers will compete, the tension between the moms spills over into the street...literally. Tempers flare before the dancers even hit the stage.
Diva Las Vegas
Episode 36
Diva Las Vegas
Original Airdate: September 3, 2013
It's Regionals and the pressure is on for Abby's dancers to prove they are worthy of attending Nationals. Abby assigns what appears to be a simple country-style group number, but the hoedown proves so physically demanding the girls aren't sure they can pull it off. Meanwhile, with Nationals just around the corner, Abby comes up with some interesting pairings for duets that put the dancers and their moms to the test
Diva Las Vegas
Episode 35
Diva Las Vegas
Original Airdate: August 27, 2013
After Abby leads her first pyramid in several weeks, her relationship with Kelly is pushed to new levels as Kelly feels her daughters are being treated unfairly. With Nationals only a week away, Abby must put her dancers to the test to determine who will get solos. Meanwhile, unwilling to work with Brooke and Paige, Abby brings in a new choreographer for them and this leads to a near meltdown.
On-Again, Off-Again Abby
Episode 34
On-Again, Off-Again Abby
Original Airdate: August 20, 2013
After missing the last competition, Abby returns to the studio only to receive the wrath of the Dance Moms as she tries to focus on Nationals, which are only two weeks away. Meanwhile, Cathy sees Abby's "no-show" at the last competition as her big chance to catapult her team to number one.
The Dancing Dead
Episode 33
The Dancing Dead
Original Airdate: August 13, 2013
After Abby goes AWOL, Kelly takes the opportunity to sneak her kids back into the Abby Lee Dance Company. But now that Brooke is back, Payton's position on the team is up in the air. Meanwhile, Maddie helps a seriously ill girl's dream come true.
The Dancing Dead
Episode 32
The Dancing Dead
Original Airdate: August 6, 2013
Abby retrieves the taxidermied remains of her beloved Broadway Baby much to the shock of the Abby Lee Dance Company. Meanwhile, Kelly secretly meets with the Dance Moms to plot her daughters' return. And as Maddie's star continues to fall, Nia's is on the rise
Clash of the Dance Moms
Episode 31
Clash of the Dance Moms
Original Airdate: July 30, 2013
When Abby is tipped off that they'll be competing against Cathy and her Candy Apples, she creates three new dances designed especially to take them down. The Dance Moms will go face to face against their archenemies, the Candy Apple moms. Meanwhile, Kelly, Brooke and Paige are still AWOL so Abby uses her secret dancing weapon, Payton. As if the big dance battle isn't enough stress, Abby punishes Maddie by taking away her solo
Recital Rebellion
Episode 30
Recital Rebellion
Original Airdate: July 23, 2013
It's the annual Abby Lee Dance Company recital, which means two things--all the girls get to perform and Abby is a nervous wreck. After Abby assigns Paige the only new solo for the recital, Kelly goes ballistic and threatens to pull both of her daughters. Meanwhile, all the girls compete in a high fashion photo shoot to appear on the cover of a major dance magazine.
Abby’s So Far This Season
Episode 29
Abby’s So Far This Season
Original Airdate: July 22, 2013
In this all-new special, Abby Lee Miller gives her unique insight into this season of Dance Moms as she recaps major mom moments, crazy conflicts and the best dances. The reigning "diva of dance" will also share never-before-seen bonus scene footage and extended dances.
Tap Versus Hip Hop
Episode 28
Tap Versus Hip Hop
Original Airdate: July 16, 2013
After several months in Hollywood, Abby returns to the Abby Lee Dance Company to find her dancers have been slacking off...all except Maddie and Mackenzie. While she was gone, all the moms made a pact to turn down Abby's invitation for their daughters to perform on national television. But Melissa eventually folded, causing a new rift between her and the other mothers. Meanwhile, Abby pits Maddie against Chloe with two opposite solos: Tap versus Hip Hop. And now with Asia on the team, Mackenzie is forced to step up her game.
Dance Moms Chatter, Part 2
Episode 27
Dance Moms Chatter, Part 2
Original Airdate: July 9, 2013
Part 2 of the all-new Dance Moms Chatter talk show welcomes none other than Abby Lee Miller herself, Dance Mom Melissa and celebrity blogger Nadine Rajabi and comedian Alec Mapa. The special pairs cast members from Dance Moms with comedian fans to gossip, dish the behind-the-scenes dirt...all the while providing some snarky commentary of their own. Chatter specials will be interactive, fans can tweet along using #DanceMoms for a chance to see their posts live.
Dance Moms Chatter, Part 1
Episode 26
Dance Moms Chatter, Part 1
Original Airdate: July 2, 2013
This week the all-new Dance Moms Chatter talk show welcomes special guests Dance Moms Christi, Kelly and Patsy, along with celebrity blogger Nadine Rajabi and comedian Lisa Arch. During the special the moms will mash up with the famous fans, discuss and dispel rumors and provide some snarky chatter about past events. Chatter specials will be interactive, fans can tweet along using #DanceMoms for a chance to see their posts live.
No Room for Rotten Apples
Episode 25
No Room for Rotten Apples
Original Airdate: June 25, 2013
The pressure is on for Candy Apple's team and no one's spot is guaranteed. Rick is worried when Jalen is assigned his first contemporary solo. Cathy battles it out with Anthony as she struggles to gain back control of her studio.
An Apple a Day Keeps Abby Away
Episode 24
An Apple a Day Keeps Abby Away
Original Airdate: June 18, 2013
Last competition, Cathy lost to Abby and was forced to kick a traitor out of her studio. This week, she is determined to rebuild her team and the trust she once had. Cathy recruits new dancers, including her old friend and Abby Lee Dance Company nemesis, Patsy.
Two Girls, One Solo
Episode 23
Two Girls, One Solo
Original Airdate: June 11, 2013
Abby's decision to have Maddie and Chloe dance the exact same solo shocks the moms and promises to finally prove who is the best dancer at the Abby Lee Dance Company. After last week's big fight, Christi and Kelly come to the realization that their friendship will never be the same again. Meanwhile, the theme of this week's group number brings out painful memories for Abby and the moms.
Boy Crazy, Mom Crazy
Episode 22
Boy Crazy, Mom Crazy
Original Airdate: June 4, 2013
Abby plays matchmaker setting Brooke up with the senior dancers. After patching up their friendship, Kelly and Christi face a point of no return when they argue again. Cathy readies her team to take on the Abby Lee Dance Company but discovers there's a rotten apple amongst the bunch.
Tell All, Part 2
Episode 21
Tell All, Part 2
Original Airdate: May 14, 2013
Last time, "Dance Moms'" executive producer Jeff Collins sat down with Abby Lee Miller and the moms to rehash season 3. This week's dramatic conclusion finds new Dance Mom Kristie Ray quick to defend Abby and former Dance Mom Jackie and her daughter Sophia managed to rub Melissa the wrong way. The final showdown is between Abby and Cathy...Abby has not gotten over Cathy hitting her with her purse.
Tell All, Part 1
Episode 20
Tell All, Part 1
Original Airdate: May 7, 2013
Dance Moms'" executive producer Jeff Collins sits down with Abby Lee Miller and the Moms to revisit Season 3. After a wild and explosive season, Christi and Kelly finally dish on how their friendship was tested and when Abby reminds Christi of the suspension, tensions are high and one of the ladies leaves the stage. Plus the cast answers audience questions and the Abby Lee Dance Company girls perform some of their best dance routines.
Abby's Mother's Day Special
Episode 19
Abby's Mother's Day Special
Original Airdate: May 7, 2013
In this one-hour special, Abby Lee Miller introduces us to her mother, shares their amazing bond and history, with a revelation that will leave viewers awestruck. With Abby's usual unfiltered wry humor, she will also give us her crisp thoughts on the Dance Moms’ fabulous and not so fabulous mothering skills. This is the Mother's Day Special you won't want to miss.
Candy Apple Showdown
Episode 18
Candy Apple Showdown
Original Airdate: April 30, 2013
In this special two-hour episode, Abby and the Candy Apples go head-to-head at The Masters of Dance in New York City. Abby is planning on wowing the judges while Cathy is counting on Anthony's innovative choreography to keep her on top. While both teams manage to find time to have fun in the big city, things get heated between Christi and Kristie. At the competition, Abby makes an unforgettable announcement that could change the Abby Lee Dance Company forever.
The View from the Top
Episode 17
The View from the Top
Original Airdate: April 23, 2013
The team hits the Big Apple not only for a competition, but also for a very special surprise. Abby has been invited to co-host "The View" where the girls will perform their winning dance "The Last Text," however, Abby wrestles with the decision to replace injured Mackenzie with newcomer Asia. Of course, Cathy and her Candy Apples are also in the city, where they are holding open auditions to add another member to their winning team
May I Have This Dance?
Episode 16
May I Have This Dance?
Original Airdate: April 16, 2013
Abby's announcement of her guest-hosting gig on "The View" brings out the competitiveness between Melissa and Kristie when Mackenzie and Asia battle it out for a featured part in a televised dance performance. Meanwhile, the moms are furious about Abby promoting Maddie to "assistant choreographer" for the group number. Also, Nia struggles to keep up with Asia's energy when they're paired together for a duet.
The Politics of Dancing
Episode 15
The Politics of Dancing
Original Airdate: April 9, 2013
In this patriotic episode, Abby assigns the girls dances inspired by the political state of America, but all is not fair in politics...especially in the dance world. Maddie and Chloe compete head-to-head and continuing with the political theme Abby has the Abby Lee Dance Company vote on who gave the best performance. Forced to sit on the sidelines, injured Mackenzie must watch her coveted spot on the team be taken over by ALDC's newest little powerhouse, Asia.
Watch Your Back, Mack
Episode 14
Watch Your Back, Mack
Original Airdate: April 2, 2013
The arrival of a new dancer at the Abby Lee Dance Company has Melissa and Mackenzie on guard. Abby, still hurting over the loss of her dog Broadway Baby, visits a taxidermist. Meanwhile, Cathy hires a good friend of Abby's to choreograph the dance for this week's competition.
She's a Maniac
Episode 13
She's a Maniac
Original Airdate: March 26, 2013
Kelly is livid when Abby pulls Brooke from this week's competition due to her less than stellar performance in the "Rosa Parks" group number. After Abby invites Broadway star, Rachelle Rak, to choreograph a Bob Fosse inspired group number, the two butt heads over style and content.
The Apple of Her Eye
Episode 12
The Apple of Her Eye
Original Airdate: March 19, 2013
n this special two-hour episode the Abby Lee Dance Company prepares for a group number that is a tribute to Rosa Parks. The team must bring their "A" game because they're going head-to-head against Cathy and her Apple Core. Meanwhile, Mackenzie becomes an internet sensation with her make-up tutorials.
Camouflaged Maneuvers
Episode 11
Camouflaged Maneuvers
Original Airdate: March 12, 2013
In this special two-hour episode the girls struggle to get Abby's military-inspired group dance ready for the competition. The moms and Abby are suspicious of the validity of Mackenzie's sudden foot injury. Meanwhile, the moms are delighted to find out that Abby has a date with a mysterious man.
All's Fair in Love and War
Episode 10
All's Fair in Love and War
Original Airdate: March 5, 2013
The Abby Lee Dance Company heads to New Jersey with a group number all about love. Before they leave for the competition, the moms take Abby speed dating in the hopes that if she found a man, she would be nicer to the girls. Jill's competitive side rears its ugly head when she tries to get Kendall private lessons so she can outshine Nia in their duet.
Bye Bye Baby
Episode 9
Bye Bye Baby
Original Airdate: February 26, 2013
Abby's precious pet Broadway Baby has passed away and Abby leaves the ALDC team to fend for themselves. To make matters worse, this week the team heads to St. Louis where they go up against the infamous Kaya Wiley and she's not going down without a fight!
You've Been Unfriended
Episode 8
You've Been Unfriended
Original Airdate: February 12, 2013
Christi and Chloe's return to the studio after a one-week suspension is spoiled and tension between Christi and Kelly boils over. With Christi and Kelly bickering, Melissa tries to take advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, Nia is determined to perform the duet that Abby pulled the previous week.
Rotten to the Core
Episode 7
Rotten to the Core
Original Airdate: February 12, 2013
Abby indefinitely suspends Christi and Chloe, which keeps Chloe from competing against Cathy's new all-boy team "The Apple Cores." Nia and Holly must deal with a painful medical condition from their past. In the meantime, Abby's favorite new dancer Sophia returns
Boys Are Cuties, Girls Have Cooties
Episode 6
Boys Are Cuties, Girls Have Cooties
Original Airdate: February 5, 2013
After Melissa's fall from grace, Jill tries hard to be Abby's new favorite but quickly learns that's no easy task, especially since Abby's mood is at an ultimate low after she hears that Cathy is back to compete after weeks of hiding.
Revenge of the Replacements
Episode 5
Revenge of the Replacements
Original Airdate: January 29, 2013
Melissa tries desperately to get Maddie back in favor with Abby. Meanwhile, Mackenzie struggles with her new "big girl" role. Also, this week, the ALDC dancers go up against the very same girls who replaced them during the moms' silent protest.
Liar Liar Dance Mom on Fire!
Episode 4
Liar Liar Dance Mom on Fire!
Original Airdate: January 22, 2013
Abby couldn't be more thrilled to have a new star on team, but Melissa is starting to feel like Sophia is pushing Maddie out of the spotlight and into the corner. When Abby assigns Maddie and Kendall a duet, Melissa pretends to be happy about it but confides in Abby the awful truth. Jill, Christi, Kelly and Holly band together and try to get Melissa to admit her deceit. Meanwhile, Abby once again bans Brooke from the competition but gives Paige a solo so she can try to justify her spot on the team.
But I'm a National Champion!
Episode 3
But I'm a National Champion!
Original Airdate: January 15, 2013
The real moms are back and the replacements are out, with the exception of one, Sophia Lucia. How will the moms react to Abby's newest superstar Sophia aka "the new Maddie"? And can the moms deal with Abby's wrath from being on strike for two weeks?
Out With the Old, in With the New
Episode 2
Out With the Old, in With the New
Original Airdate: January 8, 2013
The Dance Moms stage a silent protest and walk out on Abby, prompting Abby to quickly assemble a totally new dance team for this weekend's competition. The Dance Moms try to make it out on their own and book a performance for their kids. Meanwhile, a Dance Mom from Abby's past vows to have revenge.
The Beginning of the End
Episode 1
The Beginning of the End
Original Airdate: January 1, 2013
The new competition season is underway, but Abby is extremely disappointed in the girls because they blew off dance class during the break. So, Abby holds an open audition to bring new blood to the team hoping to replace Brooke and Paige and teach the girls a lesson. To everyone's dismay, Abby welcomes new dancer Ally and new mom Shelly to the group. The whole team misses Kelly, Brooke and Paige, but they soldier on to compete at In10sity Dance in Denver. Abby also pits Chloe and Maddie head-to-head, putting a lot of pressure on Chloe who just beat Maddie out of a national title.
Smoke Before the Fire
Episode
Smoke Before the Fire
Original Airdate: January 1, 2013
During the special, Abby and the moms will take the stage together, giving a unique window into what's to come in America's favorite dancing docuseries while the ladies dish and their daughters perform some of their favorite choreography selected especially for "Dance Moms: The Smoke Before the Fire."