Dance Moms is an American dance reality series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Abby Lee Dance Company, and follows children's early careers in dance show business, and their mothers. A spinoff series, Dance Moms: Miami, set in Miami at Victor Smalley and Angel Armas' dance studio, Stars Dance Studio, premiered on April 3, 2012, and was cancelled in September 2012 after eight episodes. On October 10, 2012, Lifetime announced that they had picked up Dance Moms for a third season, consisting of 26 episodes, which debuted on January 1, 2013.
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Season 1Hulu | DirecTV Now | Lifetime | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jul 13, 2011
The Competition Begins Jul 13, 2011 Meet the dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, the dance moms and their daughters as the competition season begins and they travel from Pittsburgh to Phoenix.
S01 E03Jul 28, 2011
Cheerleader Blues Jul 28, 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 hurts her hip and she wants to be a cheerleader. Kelly convinces her daughter to stay in dance, pushing her so far that it may cause permanent injuries.
S01 E04Aug 4, 2011
Stealing the Show Aug 4, 2011 Abby gives each girl a solo dance for their 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 in uncontrollable fury.
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S02 E01Jan 11, 2012
Everyone's Replaceable Jan 11, 2012 Abby holds an open audition for her dance group; Holly's career schedule forces her to miss Nia's rehearsals and competitions; Abby must come to terms with Chloe's growing success.
S02 E02Jan 18, 2012
Return of the Candy Apples Jan 18, 2012 Abby's dancers compete against Cathy's Candy Apples but Cathy sets a trap for the moms by inviting them to an anonymous cocktail party.
S02 E03Jan 25, 2012
Brooke's Turning Point Jan 25, 2012 Brooke tries out for cheerleading leaving Abby and the other dancers in the lurch the day before a big competition. Their group dance "Born to Dance" places 1st.
S02 E04Feb 1, 2012
No One Likes A Bully Feb 1, 2012 Abby choreographs a bully-themed dance; Abby replaces Brooke with Payton. Abby puts Jill, Kendall, Leslie, and Payton all on probation as they batttle for the one spot on ALDC. Payton ruined her chances with staying on their dance team by making a rude comment to the group stating that she is better than all the other dancers because she is the oldest. Jill doesn't think Payton should be on the team because she is too tall and stands out from the other girls. Their group dance "What Comes Around" places 1st in the age group but it is not seen on the show.
S02 E05Feb 8, 2012
Brooke's Back Feb 8, 2012 Brooke's return leaves no room for Payton. Abby announces Kendall is off probation, but Jill gets put on. The group dance "Avalanche" places 2nd overall.
S02 E06Feb 15, 2012
Wardrobe Malfunction Feb 15, 2012 Abby puts the moms in charge of making the girls costumes for the competition. Meanwhile, Dance Explosion is canceled so Abby finds another competition, in Texas. Jill turns out to have bought an expensive dance outfit for Kendall, leading to a conflict with Abby. Maddie is injured in a fall while performing and has to be carried off the floor.