8 Seasons | 229 Episodes
New Season, New RulesAired on Jan 05, 2016
It’s the ALDC’s first week of the competition season and Abby starts it off with a bang–a big announcement that will change the future of the team. Maddie’s star is glowing brightly as she shoots her first movie and her new substitute on the team is a slap in the face to Jill and Kendall. Meanwhile, Jeanette and her BDA team, the reigning National champs, are back and ready to show the ALDC how dancing is done.
Abby vs. MelissaAired on Jan 12, 2016
The moms are shocked to learn that Abby is forming a new team, but they’re even more surprised when news breaks that Abby could be facing jail time. When Mackenzie receives the brunt of Abby’s rage, Melissa vows not to play nice anymore.
Mini Dancers, Big DramaAired on Jan 19, 2016
Abby’s new mini team arrives at the ALDC LA and tensions are high. Distracted by new moms, new dancers and her continuing legal troubles, Abby is hanging on by a thread, and everyone knows it. Meanwhile, Ashlee and Brynn are caught in Jill’s crosshairs as Kendall’s position on the Junior Competition team is threatened.
Now You See Abby, Now You Don'tAired on Jan 26, 2016
It’s a full house at the ALDC and the minis are set to compete with their first group dance. Maddie is back and books a prestigious photo shoot with two other ALDC girls. Meanwhile, Maddie and Brynn compete head to head with solo routines. With Maddie’s busy schedule, Ashlee sees this as the opportunity for Brynn to steal the title of Abby’s #1 dancer. Later, the chaos in the studio proves too much for Abby to handle and she makes a huge announcement that could tear the team apart.
Abby's ReplaceableAired on Feb 02, 2016
After resigning the previous week, Abby locks the team out of her LA studio. Debbie Allen extends an invitation to the ALDC to work with her, proving that everyone is replaceable including Abby. Special guest choreographer Nakul includes the minis in a difficult Bollywood routine. Kalani and Nia are pushed to their breaking point with an inspired duet while mini Peyton and her mom Kerri struggle with the pressure of two dances. With no leader, the moms fear a disaster is inevitable.
Abby's New FavoritesAired on Feb 09, 2016
Abby is back but her focus is only on the minis. With only four girls on the unofficial mini team, a new mini and her mother show up to audition and they rub Melissa the wrong way. With the original junior team only competing in one routine, the moms complain when “Maddie’s replacement” Brynn is chosen to dance the lead role. With Maddie set to return for good next week, Brynn’s future at the ALDC depends on a win.
Debbie Allen to the RescueAired on Feb 16, 2016
With the stress of Abby’s legal woes looming overhead, she reaches her limit and kicks the girls out of her studio. The moms contact Debbie Allen, who graciously offers her studio so the girls can rehearse for their upcoming Arizona competition. Kira is finally back with the team and Ashlee is ready for a fight.
Maddie is BackAired on Feb 23, 2016
Maddie has returned from shooting her movie and is back on the team for good, but to everyone’s surprise, Abby doesn’t seem happy to see her #1 dancer. The moms question if Abby is jealous of Maddie’s fame and Ashlee uses this to her advantage in hopes that Abby will spend more time grooming Brynn to be the next big star.
Nia Saves the DayAired on Mar 01, 2016
It’s a week of duets for the ALDC junior elite team with Brynn and Maddie going up against Kalani and Kendall. But when Kalani’s back injury starts to act up and Kira is not there to help, Melissa and the other moms have to step in and do what’s right for her. Later, with Kira absent and the original moms distracted, Ashlee takes the opportunity to fill in for Abby’s newly fired office manager causing more drama with the other moms.
Abby Lee Horror StoryAired on Mar 08, 2016
The ALDC travels to Northern California and Abby’s routines are darker than ever. The moms decide to pull a prank but it backfires horribly. Meanwhile, Maddie, Brynn and Kendall compete with solos and Ashlee will do anything to give Brynn an advantage, even if that means becoming Abby’s employee.
The Maddie RumorAired on Mar 15, 2016
Maddie is nominated for a People’s Choice Award and the media is abuzz with rumors that she is leaving the ALDC. The moms are furious when Abby invites an unexpected guest as her date to the People’s Choice and the biggest moment of Maddie’s professional career. The minis are back, along with a new mom whose daughter’s attitude causes a dance catastrophe.
Brynn's Big MomentAired on Mar 22, 2016
Abby brings in Todrick Hall to direct the girls in a big musical commercial inspired by “The Wiz” in an attempt to get new customers to sign up at the ALDC. Maddie and Brynn captain trio teams of their choosing that compete head to head. The pressure is on for Brynn as she will finally become an official member of the ALDC if her trio wins. Can she beat Maddie or will she be sent packing?
ALDC Does VegasAired on Mar 29, 2016
Abby has prepared several show stopping numbers this week–including an unusual David Bowie tribute–and the ALDC is heading to Las Vegas. Ashlee and Brynn are now official members of the team but the infighting hits its peak when Kendall stands up to Ashlee for the first time. The moms are concerned that the girls are becoming too involved in the drama but are unsure things will ever get better.
JoJo Steals the Show ShowAired on Apr 05, 2016
Abby welcomes back ALDC Pittsburgh veteran, Sarah, to dance with the team. Tempers flare when her mother, Christy, calls Jess’ loyalty into question. After Abby pulls Kendall and Maddie’s duet, Kendall has an emotional meltdown and Melissa seriously questions whether to keep Maddie on the team at all.
Melissa's AnnouncementAired on Apr 12, 2016
Abby’s whole world is shattered when Melissa shares shocking news that will change the face of the ALDC forever. But with the ALDC competing three trios and an epic group number inspired by the new blockbuster film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, there is little time to spend mending Abby’s broken heart.
Mack Z vs. Abby LeeAired on Apr 19, 2016
It’s Hip-Hop Week but not everyone is invited. Abby decides to give Brynn and JoJo hip-hop solos but gives Mackenzie a safe acrobatic routine. With only two more weeks left on the team, Mackenzie fights for what she wants. Abby doesn’t approve of Mackenzie’s determination to dance hip-hop and flees the studio when the girls need her the most.
Mini MadnessAired on Apr 26, 2016
Maddie and Brynn have solos this week and the moms are not happy when Abby assigns Brynn a dance inspired by an old Maddie routine. To add fuel to the fire, the mini team is back! The two teams rival for Abby’s attention, causing their relationship to take a drastic turn for the worst.
One Last DanceAired on May 03, 2016
It’s one of the saddest weeks in ALDC history as Maddie and Mackenzie participate in their final competition with the team. The two sisters both have solos, but when Abby pits Mackenzie up against a new mini, Ari, it’s clear that Abby is more concerned about her future than her past. The moms encourage Melissa to reason with Abby, since this is her last week, but she avoids the confrontation and takes her frustration out on the wrong person, ending her time with the ALDC like she never would have imagined.
Hello and GoodbyeAired on May 10, 2016
Jai Rodriguez hosts a Dance Moms reunion, following Melissa, Maddie and Mackenzie’s last performance with the team. The dramatic events of the latest season will be rehashed and the Moms will get to speak their minds. We’ll also hear from the mini Moms on the future of the ALDC. Then, the junior elite team will perform and Abby and the Moms will have their last chance to air any grievances with Melissa before they bid her a final goodbye.
The Girls Say GoodbyeAired on May 17, 2016
Jai Rodriguez hosts a very special episode of Dance Moms where the girls from the ALDC say goodbye to Maddie and Mackenzie. They’ll play outrageous games and answer questions from die hard fans. Later, Todrick Hall makes a special guest appearance to perform with the girls. We will witness the girls’ heartfelt goodbyes to the Zieglers and watch them dance together for the very last time.
Maddie and Mackenzie Say GoodbyeAired on May 24, 2016
For the first time ever, Maddie and Mackenzie sit down with Abby and give an exclusive take on their Dance Moms journey before they say their final farewell. We’ll relive their triumphs and heartbreaks and finally get answers to the questions we’re all dying to know, plus we’ll hear the scoop on what’s to come for the Ziegler sisters after Dance Moms.
Girl Talk Part 3Aired on Sep 06, 2016
To kick off season 6B of Dance Moms, Jai Rodriguez and the girls of the ALDC are back to give the latest on Abby and the team and debut some brand new dances. Some super fans get up close and personal with the girls, the newest member of the Mini Team is introduced. The Dads of Dance Moms finally make an appearance to spill their daughters’ deepest secrets and show off their own moves.
Abby's New BeginningAired on Sep 06, 2016
The season begins with a newly motivated Abby Lee promising to no longer overlook her remaining dancers now that her star, Maddie, is gone. Abby assigns Brynn and Kendall head-to-head duets with boy partners and Brynn struggles with the pressure. When Jess calls out Abby’s favoritism for Brynn, Ashlee hits her boiling point.
Nia & Kendall Face OffAired on Sep 13, 2016
Abby challenges Nia and Kendall with tough head-to-head trios but the group tribute to Madonna leaves the moms wanting more. Holly suspects Abby has a hidden agenda for Nia but, when she brings Nia’s manager to the studio to investigate, her strategy backfires. When talk of the girls’ technique erupts at competition, Abby abandons the team.
Return of the MinisAired on Sep 20, 2016
The minis are back for the first time this season and the elites question if Abby can hold true to her promise of new beginnings. Abby challenges the minis with a beauty pageant themed dance where she will crown one mini queen of the routine. The elites perform a tribute to Prince but feel the pressure to do him justice and fear they will fail to win with another tribute dance. To add to the chaos, Abby assigns two duets: JoJo and Brynn vs. Kendall and Nia. When Nia falls ill, Kendall is once again left without a partner.
Mommy MeltdownAired on Sep 27, 2016
Abby challenges the minis with their first lyrical routine. The elites are put to the test when their moms make a shocking decision that leaves them without a group dance for competition. Tensions between the teams get physical and the moms give Abby an ultimatum.
Mini MayhemAired on Oct 04, 2016
After last week’s fight between the elite and the mini moms, Abby attempts to unify the two teams by assigning the elites and minis duets as partners. With Abby’s continued favoritism toward the minis, the elites are once again forced to choreograph their own group dance. Both teams feel the pressure when Abby announces that the first solo of the season will be awarded to a dancer from the winning duet.
Abby, You're Fired!Aired on Oct 11, 2016
Abby punishes the minis for their poor performance and awards the elites their first solos of the season. Jill infuriates Abby when she makes a major decision about Kendall’s music. No one feels safe when the media uncovers secrets from a mom’s past.
JoJo is a No ShowAired on Oct 18, 2016
When tragic news from Kira and Kalani’s hometown hits the ALDC, Abby choreographs one of her most emotional dances ever to help bring awareness to teen suicide. The minis try to make a comeback with their group number after being benched last week. JoJo and Kendall are assigned a difficult ballet duet that tests JoJo beyond her limits, leading to the most dramatic turn of the season.
ALDC For Sale?Aired on Oct 25, 2016
Abby goes on the warpath after her trial hits the news again and a call from Debbie Allen has the moms speculating about the ALDC’s future. Brynn is put to the test with her first solo of the season and the elites are tasked with one of their most challenging dances ever. However, the little bit of attention that Abby can muster goes to the minis.
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like Ab-beeAired on Nov 01, 2016
Hoping to redeem themselves after last week’s loss, the elite dancers find themselves spread thin when Abby books a demanding commercial shoot for the team and having to master a lackluster group routine. When the elite moms decide to take matters into their own hands with the choreography, Abby sets in motion a chain of events that could lead to the biggest rift ever between Abby, the moms, and the elite girls.
Two Teams, Two Studios Part 1Aired on Nov 15, 2016
Fed up with the ALDC, the elites leave for rival Erin Babbs, blindsiding Abby and the mini team. Abby puts more pressure than ever on the minis in an attempt to defend her kingdom and gives three mini dancers their first solos. Innovative, new choreography challenges the elites, and Kendall and Nia are invited to perform live with a recording artist beloved by ALDC fans.
Two Teams, Two Studios Part 2Aired on Nov 22, 2016
Tension and animosity is at an all-time high as the elite team faces Abby and her mini team at the first competition ever where Abby is not on the same side as the elites. The elite girls stop at nothing to prove that they can win without Abby as their dance teacher, while Abby tries her best to stay strong and prove her worth on the dance floor with her mini team.