8 Seasons | 229 Episodes
The Beginning of the EndAired on Jan 01, 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.
Out With the Old, in With the NewAired on Jan 08, 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.
But I'm a National Champion!Aired on Jan 15, 2013
The real moms are back and the replacements are out, with the exception of one, Sophia Luccia. 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?
Liar Liar Dance Mom on Fire!Aired on Jan 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.
Revenge of the ReplacementsAired on Jan 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.
Boys Are Cuties, Girls Have CootiesAired on Feb 05, 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.
Rotten to the CoreAired on Feb 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.
You've Been UnfriendedAired on Feb 19, 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.
Bye Bye BabyAired on Feb 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!
All's Fair in Love and WarAired on Mar 05, 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.
Camouflaged ManeuversAired on Mar 12, 2013
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. (1 hour version.)
The Apple of Her EyeAired on Mar 19, 2013
In 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.
She's a ManiacAired on Mar 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.
Watch Your Back, MackAired on Apr 02, 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.
The Politics of DancingAired on Apr 09, 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 (ALDC) 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.
May I Have This Dance?Aired on Apr 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 View from the TopAired on Apr 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.
Candy Apple ShowdownAired on Apr 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.
Tell All, Part OneAired on May 07, 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.
Tell All, Part TwoAired on 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.
Abby's Mother's Day SpecialAired on May 07, 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.
Boy Crazy, Mom CrazyAired on Jun 04, 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.
Two Girls, One SoloAired on Jun 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.
An Apple A Day Keeps Abby AwayAired on Jun 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.
No Room For Rotten ApplesAired on Jun 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.
Dance Moms Chatter: Part 1Aired on Jul 02, 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.
Dance Moms Chatter: Part 2Aired on Jul 09, 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.
Tap Versus Hip HopAired on Jul 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.
Abby's "So Far This Season..."Aired on Jul 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.
Recital RebellionAired on Jul 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.
Clash of the Dance MomsAired on Jul 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.
The Dancing DeadAired on Aug 06, 2013
Abby retrieves her taxidermied beloved dog 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.
Gone, Abby GoneAired on Aug 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.
On-Again, Off-Again AbbyAired on Aug 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.
Diva Las VegasAired on Aug 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.
Do-Si-Do and Do-Si-Don'tAired on Sep 03, 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.
The Big, Not So, EasyAired on Sep 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.
Dance Moms Reunion: Hurricane AbbyAired on Sep 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.
Christmas SpecialAired on Dec 10, 2013
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.