8 Seasons, 235 Episodes
The Competition BeginsAired on Jul 13, 2011
Meet dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, the Dance Moms and their daughters as the competition season begins and they travel from Pittsburgh to Phoenix. The Dance Moms will push their young daughters to great lengths to get them to Nationals and Abby reveals big news to her young dance girls. They’ll be working all year to get to the big National competition. If they want to win, they’ve got to work harder than ever. Abby’s confident she can get them there, but with a group of dance moms living vicariously through their daughters, this may be more than she can handle, especially when Abby has her first conflict with two of the moms when they cross the line and risk losing it all.
Wildly InappropriateAired on Jul 20, 2011
The Dance Moms allow their daughters to wear outfits in a competition that are revealing and the scandal threatens to bring down the house. Abby’s attempt to turn up the competition heat blows the audience away with what some may call an inappropriate dance number. She is hoping that this will give them their next big win. But it could backfire.
Cheerleader BluesAired on Jul 27, 2011
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.
Stealing the ShowAired on Aug 03, 2011
Abby gives each girl one solo dance for the next competition. However, she gives two solos to her star dancer, Maddie, clearly providing her with an advantage over the others. Christi has seen this too many times and lashes out at Abby with uncontrolled fury.
When Stars CollideAired on Aug 10, 2011
The Abby Lee Dance Studio is on edge after learning a big Broadway casting director will attend their annual Dance Showcase, an exhibition in which she shows off her accomplished dancers. Abby’s desire to push the girls to the max could have catastrophic effects if they don’t show their best.
Dying to DanceAired on Aug 17, 2011
On their way to a big competition, Christi finds out her grandmother has just been admitted to a hospital. She now must choose what’s more important to her–go to the hospital to sit by her grandmother’s side or go to the dance competition.
She's a FighterAired on Aug 24, 2011
Abby’s continuous typecasting of little Nia in ethnic stereotype roles sends her mother Holly over the edge. For the first time, Holly takes off the gloves and the fighter in her comes out.
Love on the Dance FloorAired on Aug 31, 2011
From Ballerinas to ShowgirlsAired on Sep 07, 2011
Cathy Brings It On!Aired on Sep 14, 2011
It All Ends HereAired on Sep 28, 2011
After competing all season, it all boils down to this–the National Title Competition. Abby’s dancers have been on a losing streak and this is their last chance to prove they can win. Meanwhile, Melissa leaves the competition early to go on vacation. Her ex-husband, Kurt, steps in as “Dance Dad, sending Melissa into a panic.
There's Only One StarAired on Oct 05, 2011
Abby’s dancers go from amateurs to professionals after being cast to perform in a Hollywood music video.
Most Outrageous MomentsAired on Oct 12, 2011
A one-hour special hosted by the series’ infamous dance instructor Abby Lee Miller counting down this season’s most talked-about highlights and best moments. The show will also include never-before-seen footage of the cast!