Season 5 (34)

8 Seasons | 207 Episodes, 207 Unlocked

Episode 0 Girl Talk 2
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Girl Talk 2

Aired on Jan 06, 2015

Hosted by singer and actress Coco Jones, in this second installment of “Girl Talk,” the Dance Moms girls will answer their fans’ questions, covering topics like boyfriends, rivalries…and Abby. We’ll see clips of the girls’ favorite dances over the years and even learn how to perform some of their signature moves.

Episode 1 99 Problems But a Mom Ain't One
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99 Problems But a Mom Ain't One

Aired on Jan 06, 2015

The ALDC’s fifth dance competition season is off to a rocky start when a key member disappears and cuts off all ties to the kids and moms. With one dancer M.I.A., Abby calls in an old friend to join the team. Abby’s world comes crashing down when an ex-student threatens legal action and could jeopardize the ALDC’s big plans for the season.

Episode 2 Abby Got Served
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Abby Got Served

Aired on Jan 13, 2015

It’s the big Maddie vs. Kalani showdown everyone has been waiting for! But with lawsuits pending, Abby’s enemies are out to get her, including her rival Jeanette, who is out for revenge. The moms remain loyal, but Abby manages to turn even her own team members against her. Will the ALDC make it to LA or is their fractured team beyond repair?

Episode 3 JoJo with a Bow Bow
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JoJo with a Bow Bow

Aired on Jan 20, 2015

With Maddie heading to Los Angeles early for a new exciting opportunity with Sia, the ALDC team is down another member and the moms question Abby’s dedication to this week’s routines since her favorite dancer is gone. Abby needs a sub for Maddie, so she calls in new dancer JoJo, whose star quality threatens both the moms and the girls.

Episode 4 Bye Bye Pittsburgh
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Bye Bye Pittsburgh

Aired on Jan 27, 2015

LA is only one week away and JoJo and Jess return to fight for a spot on the ALDC and are determined not to lose again. As the team prepares for their big Hollywood adventure, Holly and Jill grow concerned that Abby’s focus will only be on her favorites and Nia and Kendall will be forgotten. After hearing about Maddie’s next big Los Angeles opportunity, Holly and Jill vow to take matters into their own hands.

Episode 5 Hello Hollywood, Goodbye Abby
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Hello Hollywood, Goodbye Abby

Aired on Feb 10, 2015

The ALDC has finally arrived in Los Angeles and they are in for their toughest competition yet, when a top West Coast dance studio declares war. Abby sets up an audition with a casting agent for the girls but the pressure of LA is too great and Abby suffers her biggest breakdown yet, forcing the moms to question her abilities as a manager. (Includes additional dance footage not seen in original episode.)

Episode 6 Nia Risks It All
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Nia Risks It All

Aired on Feb 10, 2015

After a chaotic first week in Los Angeles, things do not settle down when Abby and Holly have their biggest and most shocking fight ever, causing Holly to go behind Abby’s back to work with a huge star despite the consequences. Maddie prepares for another big Hollywood job, and all the girls soon are on edge when Abby announces an open call audition in Los Angeles. Holly and Nia grow especially fearful of their futures with the ALDC.

Episode 7 Wild Wild West Coast, Part 1
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Wild Wild West Coast, Part 1

Aired on Feb 17, 2015

It’s the ALDC’s last week in LA and the moms’ patience with Abby has grown thin due to the lack of opportunities for every girl except Abby’s favorite. While Maddie is away, guest starring on TV’s “Austin and Ally,” Abby brings in two swing dancers who not only take away her time and attention but also threaten the girls’ chance at their biggest audition to date, a music video for internet sensation and pop star MattyB. Abby’s job as a manager is put to the test when one of her star pupils gets offered the lead.

Episode 8 Wild Wild West Coast, Part 2
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Wild Wild West Coast, Part 2

Aired on Feb 24, 2015

The ALDC’s last week in Los Angeles continues with the girls juggling a competition and a music video shoot with kid rapper MattyB. But when Abby can’t see eye to eye with his manager she tries to shut the shoot down, driving a wedge between the mothers who stay loyal to Abby and those who do not. To make matters worse, Abby announces she is cutting one dancer, causing the moms to fight tooth and nail to secure their daughters’ spots on the team. Amidst all the chaos, it’s the girls’ last chance to pull off a win against the best of the best in LA, all without Abby’s favorite dancer, Maddie.

Episode 9 The Great Divide
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The Great Divide

Aired on Mar 03, 2015

It’s the ALDC’s first week back in Pittsburgh and the pressure is on to win after the girls’ lackluster showing in Los Angeles. There is division amongst the moms based on who stayed to film the MattyB music video and who left. In true Abby fashion, the group dance is a personal attack against the mothers. Making matters worse, Abby discovers the team is in the teen division and one older member must sit out, sparking even more controversy amongst the team.

Episode 10 The New Maddie?
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The New Maddie?

Aired on Mar 10, 2015

The ALDC girls are fresh off a big win and seem to be moving forward after their rocky journey to LA. That is, until Abby’s nemesis, Cathy from the Candy Apples, returns with a surprise choreographer who’s sure to rattle the ALDC’s confidence. Abby invites Ashlee and her daughter Brynn to come dance at the ALDC and quickly praises her as the next Maddie, which the original moms do not appreciate.

Episode 11 Nia's Last Chance
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Nia's Last Chance

Aired on Mar 17, 2015

This week the ALDC heads to Philadelphia with a risky non-lyrical routine. Nia, Maddie and Kendall are feeling the pressure with solos, and Nia is singled out with an ultimatum from Abby. Frustrated with the lack of support from Melissa and Jill and tired of being victimized by Abby, Holly makes friends with two unlikely allies, which angers and alienates the original moms.

Episode 12 Abby's Trash, Cathy's Treasure
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Abby's Trash, Cathy's Treasure

Aired on Mar 24, 2015

The media is going crazy for Maddie’s second music video with Sia so Abby has all of the girls doing duets in her honor. Not everyone is a fan of Maddie’s latest work, especially Cathy, who has assembled a new Candy Apple team made up of dancers who have all worked with Abby and are ready to seek vengeance on the dance floor.

Episode 13 Mackenzie's Time to Shine
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Mackenzie's Time to Shine

Aired on Mar 24, 2015

It’s the last week before the ALDC tries to make another go of it in Los Angeles and Maddie is away again, this time dancing on Saturday Night Live. With her sister gone, Mackenzie has the chance to remind everyone she is more than just Maddie’s little sister. Up against Cathy’s new premium Candy Apples team, Abby decides to push the envelope with a sassy and funky routine as Cathy is still reeling from their loss the week before. Will this risky routine be enough to beat Cathy again?

Episode 14 Hollywood, Round Two
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Hollywood, Round Two

Aired on Mar 31, 2015

The ALDC is back in LA and it’s time for the team to redeem itself by focusing on what made these girls stars in the first place: winning competitions! Holly and Jill don’t see eye to eye when Abby decides to manage Kendall’s new singing career. The pressure is on for Nia and Kendall as they both work to become pop stars while going head-to-head with solos this week. Not forgetting the constant fits of drama from Abby last time in Los Angeles, the girls give their all in the group dance in hopes of making their teacher proud.

Episode 15 Maddie vs. Kalani
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Maddie vs. Kalani

Aired on Apr 07, 2015

Determined to have a victory in their first week back in L.A., the ALDC faces the Murrieta Dance Project again, the team that won with a perfect score and sent Abby in a downward spiral of negativity. Putting her best foot forward, Abby gives solos to her two strongest dancers, Maddie and Kalani. Kalani is hungry for a win and she is feeling the pressure to beat not only Maddie but MDP as well. Sparks fly between Jill and Holly when Nia is left out of a show biz opportunity which puts a strain on the team as they try to master an edgy rose garden themed contemporary routine.

Episode 16 Video Killed the ALDC Star
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Video Killed the ALDC Star

Aired on Apr 14, 2015

It’s the ALDC’s last competition in LA and JoJo and Kendall have challenging solos. To add to the pressure, Nia and Kendall are both shooting their music videos this week. While Holly and Jill initially remain supportive of each other’s daughters as recording artists, their competitive sides get the best of them which results in an all-out war.

Episode 17 Showdown in Pittsburgh, Part 1
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Showdown in Pittsburgh, Part 1

Aired on Apr 21, 2015

With the ALDC back in Pittsburgh to wrap up loose ends before they make the full-time move to LA, Abby has scheduled the team to attend both a competition and a convention. Adding to the pressure, two of Abby’s biggest enemies, Cathy and Jeanette will be at the competition and are confident they can win. Meanwhile, Holly has organized a premiere party for Nia’s music video, but not everyone in the ALDC is excited about her big debut.

Episode 18 Showdown in Pittsburgh, Part 2
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Showdown in Pittsburgh, Part 2

Aired on May 05, 2015

In their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, the ALDC embarks on their final competition before their big official move to Los Angeles. But when only two girls show up to compete, chaos takes over and tempers flare. Cathy and Jeanette bring top notch routines to try and take the ALDC down, but without a full team, the threat from ALDC’s rivals takes a backseat to the risk of disqualification.

Episode 19 Seeing Stars
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Seeing Stars

Aired on May 12, 2015

Abby Lee Miller and the dance moms get together to talk about the highs and lows of this season and try to hash out any remaining bad feelings. Holly and Abby go head to head once again; Abby’s nemeses, Cathy and Jeanette, stir things up; and Maddie talks about her newfound fame and upcoming events. On the verge of leaving for Australia and then Los Angeles for three months, the team reflects on all that they’ve learned, shared and lost during their time at the ALDC, and Abby reveals her plans for world domination.

Episode 20 Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1
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Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1

Aired on May 19, 2015

The ALDC is headed to Australia to perform at the ASTRA Awards, but when Abby loses her passport, she leaves the entire team stranded in Sydney without her. Meanwhile, Jess confronts the moms over a viral video of some of the girls making fun of JoJo. As Abby scrambles to replace her passport, Maddie is asked to go in her place to an interview, which causes her to miss a crucial rehearsal. Later, turmoil erupts at the ASTRA Awards. (Includes additional dance footage not seen in original episode.)

Episode 21 Dance Moms Down Under, Part 2
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Dance Moms Down Under, Part 2

Aired on May 26, 2015

Jealousy and competition threaten the ALDC as the team is divided into two factions when Abby excludes Nia and JoJo from the rest of the planned events in Australia. Kendall, Kalani, Maddie and Mackenzie have to learn a new routine to perform at a private fan event, while Holly brings in Mikey Minden to help Nia prepare to perform her single for the first time live. Holly makes it clear that, if the moms don’t show up for Nia’s performance, it could be the end of the ALDC as we know it.

Episode 22 Live From LA, It's Kendall K
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Live From LA, It's Kendall K

Aired on Jun 09, 2015

ALDC LA is now a reality as the team finally makes its permanent move to Los Angeles. Kendall’s video is set to premiere, but the pressure of her debut as a pop star coupled with a solo, pushes her to the limit. Meanwhile, Abby makes a dramatic decision that the moms fear will jeopardize ALDC LA’s first competition.

Episode 23 Maddie vs. Mackenzie
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Maddie vs. Mackenzie

Aired on Jun 16, 2015

For the first time in years, Maddie and Mackenzie are competing with solos against each other in the same age category. The pressure is even higher for Maddie–who, in addition to practicing her risky tap solo, has a new video with Sia premiering this week. Abby brings in celebrity guest choreographer Travis Payne to teach the girls a routine inspired by voguing, a style with which they are unfamiliar. They have to not only impress Abby, but also this high-profile choreographer who is a power player in the dance industry.

Episode 24 West Coast Strikes Back
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West Coast Strikes Back

Aired on Jun 23, 2015

The ALDC’s biggest west coast rival, MDP, is back and Abby wants to put her best foot forward at competition. After Mackenzie’s huge win against her big sis Maddie, Abby tests her confidence with a big opportunity–will she be able to handle it? Meanwhile, JoJo’s sick grandmother is visiting LA and Jess is desperate for JoJo to have a featured role. However, Abby is not eager to take a big risk since MDP is out for revenge from their last loss.

Episode 25 Abby vs. Kira
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Abby vs. Kira

Aired on Jun 30, 2015

The moms push Abby for more dance classes after losing two competitions in a row. When Abby refuses to take responsibility for the girls’ lack of training, Kira takes matters into her own hands and brings in outside help, infuriating Abby. After Maddie’s second place finish to Mackenzie, Abby pressures Maddie to regain her standing as the ALDC’s top dancer.

Episode 26 Where in the World is Abby Lee Miller?
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Where in the World is Abby Lee Miller?

Aired on Jul 07, 2015

After last week’s blow out between Abby, Kira, and Kalani, all three are nowhere to be found. With only five weeks to go until Nationals, each girl has a solo to determine who will get a spot at the National Competition. Meanwhile, Kendall’s single is dropping, but without her manager there to promote her, there is minimal fanfare. Nia meets with music producers to plan for her next single which includes a rap, a first for her. Therefore, Holly decides to enlist the help of a special guest to get Nia in the zone, which only serves to make Jill jealous.

Episode 27 Abby vs. Kira...AGAIN!
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Abby vs. Kira...AGAIN!

Aired on Jul 14, 2015

With only four weeks until Nationals, the ALDC is desperate for a group routine win. To make matters worse, the Candy Apples are back with a surprise guest and they’re ready to capitalize on ALDC’s current misfortunes. The ALDC is traveling to Arizona and because Kira is still dissatisfied with Abby’s treatment of Kalani, she brings in reinforcements from Kalani’s past, which poses a direct threat to Abby.

Episode 28 Solo Battle: Round 1
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Solo Battle: Round 1

Aired on Jul 21, 2015

Jeanette’s officially taking over the Candy Apples and she’s bringing an epic routine featuring the Gay Man’s Chorus of LA to competition. Meanwhile, Abby tests the girls with a challenging prop. Later, Kendall and JoJo are the first to go head-to-head in a bracket style showdown to see who will get a solo at Nationals. Kira and Kalani make a big decision that will determine their future with the ALDC.

Episode 29 Baby Dance Mama Drama
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Baby Dance Mama Drama

Aired on Jul 28, 2015

The ALDC is finally in their new LA studio and Abby announces that their official grand opening party will coincide with Nationals in two weeks! After Kendall beat JoJo last week, she’s rewarded with a solo up against both Maddie and Mackenzie to determine once and for all who will get the solo at Nationals. The girls have tons of fun with a bridesmaid themed group dance and Kira announces big news — she’s five months pregnant!

Episode 30 Nia vs. Kalani: Winner Takes All
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Nia vs. Kalani: Winner Takes All

Aired on Aug 04, 2015

With only one week left until Nationals, the ALDC is facing the super talented MDP who are bringing their best routine yet. Abby gives Kalani and Nia head-to-head solos to determine who will get the senior division solo next week. On top of prepping for this battle, Nia is really feeling the pressure as she is also shooting her second music video, hoping to cement her status as a pop star. Will she be able to balance both?

Episode 31 Chaos at Nationals
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Chaos at Nationals

Aired on Aug 11, 2015

ALDC’s competition season comes to a close with Nationals and the girls feel the pressure to remain undefeated and prevail in LA over their rivals at Broadway Dance Academy® But with Abby opening her new studio the day before competition, the girls are left with little time to prepare. The girls give their all to make their leader proud but the tension spirals out of control, leading to a chaotic ending unlike any Nationals before.

Episode 32 City of Angels
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City of Angels

Aired on Dec 10, 2013

Coming off of a major loss at nationals, it’s time for Abby Lee Miller and the dance moms to hash out what went wrong. Between live performances from the ALDC, Abby and the moms dish on their true feelings about nationals and some of the season’s most shocking moments in LA. The moms are divided on hot button issues like Nia’s music career, Kira’s meltdown, Melissa’s favoritism, and Abby’s out of control behavior and lack of commitment to the team. Plus, there’s a major surprise in store for one of the moms and Abby drops a bombshell!

Episode 33 Slumber Party!
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Slumber Party!

Aired on Aug 18, 2015

In this Slumber Party special, Maddie takes us behind the scenes as she and the girls from Dance Moms dish on celebrity crushes, makeup tips, who takes the longest to get ready and more!

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