Season 1, Episode 3 - Season 1: Episode 3 (Cheerleader Blues). Original air date: 07/27/11. The Dance Moms need to win this week's competition to stay in the game, but chaos ensues when Mom Kelly's daughter wants to drop out of dance as she's hurt her hip and she just wants to be a cheerleader. Kelly works hard to convince her daughter to stay in dance, pushing her so far that she risks permanent injuries. Check out "Dance Moms" photos and extras!