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Dance Moms - Award Ceremony; Season 5 Episode 11
Dance Moms - Award Ceremony; Season 5 Episode 11
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - The Girls Give Jojo Postitive & Negative Feedback
Dance Moms - The Girls Give Jojo Postitive & Negative Feedback
DATE: 2015/03/15::
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Dance Moms - Award Ceremony; Season 5 Episode 12
Dance Moms - Award Ceremony; Season 5 Episode 12
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 11
Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 11
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - Maddie Is Interviewed By Murrysville Stars!
Dance Moms - Maddie Is Interviewed By Murrysville Stars!
DATE: 2015/03/22::
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Dance Moms - Maddie
Dance Moms - Maddie's Solo "The Mannequin" & Judges Feedback
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - Group Dance "Get A Clue"
Dance Moms - Group Dance "Get A Clue"
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 12 Review & After Show | AfterBuzz TV
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 12 Review & After Show | AfterBuzz TV
DATE: 2015/03/26::
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Dance Moms - Mackenzie & Nia
Dance Moms - Mackenzie & Nia's Duet "The Little Girl Down The Lane"
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms - Mackenzie, Kendall, & Maddie Are Pulled From The MattyB Music Video
Dance Moms - Mackenzie, Kendall, & Maddie Are Pulled From The MattyB Music Video
DATE: 2015/02/25::
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Dance Moms - Maddie & Kalani
Dance Moms - Maddie & Kalani's Duet 'Walking Though The Storm"
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms winning the Kids Choice Awards 2015
Dance Moms winning the Kids Choice Awards 2015
DATE: 2015/03/29::
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Dance Moms - Season 5 Episode 12 Preview
Dance Moms - Season 5 Episode 12 Preview
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms Cast at the Kids Choice Awards 2015
Dance Moms Cast at the Kids Choice Awards 2015
DATE: 2015/03/29::
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Dance Moms - Group Dance "Stomp the Yard"
Dance Moms - Group Dance "Stomp the Yard"
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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Dance Moms - Group Dance "Decadent Darlings" & Judges Feedback
Dance Moms - Group Dance "Decadent Darlings" & Judges Feedback
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms Maddie dancing Chandelier in the dressing room
Dance Moms Maddie dancing Chandelier in the dressing room
DATE: 2014/10/10::
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Dance Moms - Season 5 Episode 13 Preview
Dance Moms - Season 5 Episode 13 Preview
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms - Candy Apple
Dance Moms - Candy Apple's Group Dance "Torn"
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms - Chloe crying and leaving the ALDC
Dance Moms - Chloe crying and leaving the ALDC
DATE: 2014/10/09::
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Dance Moms... Parody!
Dance Moms... Parody!
DATE: 2015/02/22::
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Dance Moms... Parody!
Dance Moms... Parody!
DATE: 2015/03/24::
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Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby
Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby's Audition (S5, E7)
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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The Dance Moms Cast Win A Kid
The Dance Moms Cast Win A Kid's Choice Award! (2015)
DATE: 2015/03/28::
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Maddie Doesn
Maddie Doesn't Win ! A Dance Moms Parody!
DATE: 2015/03/29::
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Dance Moms Girl Talk - The Girls Answer Questions About Abby
Dance Moms Girl Talk - The Girls Answer Questions About Abby
DATE: 2015/01/08::
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Dance Moms - Mackenzie Wins The Lead In MattyB
Dance Moms - Mackenzie Wins The Lead In MattyB's Music Video
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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Dance Moms Cast on Swipe TV!
Dance Moms Cast on Swipe TV!
DATE: 2015/03/08::
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Dance Moms - The Girls Audition For Matty B
Dance Moms - The Girls Audition For Matty B's Music Video
DATE: 2015/02/16::
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Todrick Hall - Freaks Like Me ft. Dance Moms Girls
Todrick Hall - Freaks Like Me ft. Dance Moms Girls
DATE: 2014/07/04::
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Dance Moms - Pyramid; Season 5 Episode 9 (Maddie On Twice)
Dance Moms - Pyramid; Season 5 Episode 9 (Maddie On Twice)
DATE: 2015/03/04::
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Dance Moms: Extended Scene: Standoff with Melanie (S5, E12)
Dance Moms: Extended Scene: Standoff with Melanie (S5, E12)
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms: Group Dance: Get a Clue (S5, E12)
Dance Moms: Group Dance: Get a Clue (S5, E12)
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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DANCE MOMS FUNNY MOMENTS
DANCE MOMS FUNNY MOMENTS
DATE: 2014/11/04::
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Dance Moms - ALDC vs Candy Apples Solo Battle
Dance Moms - ALDC vs Candy Apples Solo Battle
DATE: 2014/10/01::
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Dance Moms; Rehearsals for Private Eyes - Group Dance
Dance Moms; Rehearsals for Private Eyes - Group Dance
DATE: 2014/09/06::
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Dance Moms - Kendall & Jojo
Dance Moms - Kendall & Jojo's Duet "Play To Win"
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms Nia
Dance Moms Nia's Talk With Abby
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Abby gets legal papers from Paige and Kelly
Abby gets legal papers from Paige and Kelly's lawsuit | Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 2
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 12
Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 12
DATE: 2015/03/25::
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Dance Moms - Nia
Dance Moms - Nia's Solo "The Color Purple" & Judges Feedback
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - Abby Makes Brooke Cry And Tells Paige and Brooke To Get The Hell Out Of The Studio.
Dance Moms - Abby Makes Brooke Cry And Tells Paige and Brooke To Get The Hell Out Of The Studio.
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Dance Moms Holly And Jill Want More Diverse Dances
Dance Moms Holly And Jill Want More Diverse Dances
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 4
Dance Moms - Pyramid & Assignments; Season 5 Episode 4
DATE: 2015/01/28::
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Dance Moms - Kendall
Dance Moms - Kendall's Solo "Waiting on a Train to Paris" & Judges Feedback
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Dance Moms - Pyramid; Season 5 Episode 10
Dance Moms - Pyramid; Season 5 Episode 10
DATE: 2015/03/11::
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Dance Moms - Is Brynn The New Star?
Dance Moms - Is Brynn The New Star?
DATE: 2015/03/09::
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Nia Solo Rehearsal
Nia Solo Rehearsal 'The Color Purple'- Dance Moms
DATE: 2015/03/18::
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Maddie Ziegler Dances to "Chandelier" & Dance Moms Cast Performs "Titanium" at Astra Awards!
Maddie Ziegler Dances to "Chandelier" & Dance Moms Cast Performs "Titanium" at Astra Awards!
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Dance Moms - Jojo Is Kicked Out Of Pyramid
Dance Moms - Jojo Is Kicked Out Of Pyramid
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Dance Moms
Dance Moms logo.png
Genre Reality
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 121 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Collins Avenue Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel Lifetime
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13) – Present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

Dance Moms is an American reality television 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 the early careers of children in dance and show business under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller, as well as the participation of the dancers' mothers. Filming for season 5 began on October 11, 2014, and premiered on January 6, 2015.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Set in Pittsburgh, Dance Moms follows the Abby Lee Dance Company's Junior Elite Competition Team of young girls aged 9–13 years old as they travel week-to-week to various dance competitions, winning awards and hoping for an invitation to one of the National Competitions. Much of the program depicts the doting mothers as rivals not only of each other but as a group to protect the reputation of the team. All performances are choreographed by Miller and her staff, with the exception of a few guest choreographers. Later in the program, rival dance teams are introduced that spur the team's competitiveness. In season 5, Miller brings the team to Los Angeles to help build her repertoire.

Every week on the show, Miller uses a pyramid scheme to present who she feels performed the best in her eyes and who needs to improve. Miller had never used a pyramid in her studio prior to Dance Moms, and when once asked about the scheme, Miller stated, "I've never done that in my life. That has nothing to do with me. That's the show; they came up with that whole process."[2] The pyramid changes every week, and the moms' behavior continues to be a factor in the girls' placement on the pyramid.

History[edit]

"The Abby Lee Dance Company is an audition only program, celebrating 27 years of victorious success this season. The ALDC is by audition only. It is a not-for-profit organization, formed 27 years ago to afford promising and dedicated young dancers the opportunity to study with the dance community’s most distinguished dance educators and to compete against other talented young people across the country!" "The students have studied with great master teachers and won countless Over-All High Score trophies and cash awards for performance, choreography and class work winning over $10,000 this summer alone! Many students have been recognized with full tuition scholarships to prestigious national dance conventions and intensive seminars." " All dancers must be enrolled in the complete program for their age/ability level to be eligible for the dance company. Usually competition and special choreography takes place on the weekends. Only Graduating Seniors with 5 years seniority may retain their ALDC status and lessen their class load. Some advanced students may take Company Level classes with teacher approval." [3]

Cast[edit]

Abby Lee Dance Company[edit]

  • Abby Lee Miller is the director of Reign Dance Productions (formerly Maryen Lorrain Dance Studio), which houses the Abby Lee Dance Company, of which she is owner and chief choreographer.[4][5][6]
  • Gianna Martello is an instructor for RDP specializing in all genres including lyrical, en pointe, and hip hop, and is also the assistant choreographer for the ALDC Junior Elite Competition team.[7]
  • Melissa Gisoni is the mother of Maddie, a lyrical/tap dancer, and Mackenzie, an acro/jazz dancer.[4] Before dancing with the Junior Elite Competition Team, Gisoni's daughters studied dance under Miller's tutelage through Reign Dance Productions.
  • Holly Frazier is the mother of Nia,[4] an acro dancer who also enjoys musical theatre. Before dancing with the Junior Elite Competition Team, Frazier's daughter studied dance under Miller's tutelage through Reign Dance Productions.
  • Kira Girard is the mother of Kalani Hilliker,[4][9][10] a contemporary/lyrical dancer. Before joining the ALDC in season 4, Hilliker and her daughter appeared on season 2 of AUDC.[11] When not filming, Hilliker occasionally still competes for her Arizona studio, Club Dance.

Rival Studios[edit]

  • Candy Apples Dance Center (Canton, Ohio) Owned and operated by Cathy Nesbitt-Stein,[4] the mother of Vivi-Anne, who danced with the ALDC in season 1.[14][15]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13) October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)
2 30[a] January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)
3 40[b] January 1, 2013 (2013-01-01) September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
4 34[30] January 1, 2014 (2014-01-01) October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
5 TBA January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06) TBA
Notes
  1. ^ Season 2 included one special episode that is not acknowledged as a season episode, as well as another that was not allocated an episode number by Lifetime.
  2. ^ Season 3 included one episode that was not allocated an episode number by Lifetime.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2012 2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show Dance Moms Nominated
2013 2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show Dance Moms Nominated
Choice TV: Female Reality Star Abby Lee Miller Nominated
BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Cable Award Craig Owens Won
2014 2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show Dance Moms Nominated
Choice TV: Reality Personality — Female Abby Lee Miller Nominated
2015 2015 Kids' Choice Awards Nickelodeon: Favorite Reality Show Dance Moms Won

Controversy and criticism[edit]

Due to heavy criticism, the Season 2 episode "Topless Showgirls", which aired on March 6, 2012, has been removed from rotation. The episode features the young dancers performing a burlesque-style routine and wearing sequined, Caucasian-toned bra tops and tights in an effort to make them appear nude. Miller defends her costume choice saying, "Everyone in the industry knows the girls are completely covered and everything's harmless." Lifetime confirms pulling the episode on March 23, 2012.[31][32] The episode is not included on the DVD.[33]

On January 29, 2014, Miller announced that Kelly Hyland and her two daughters Brooke and Paige are no longer contracted with and will no longer appear on Dance Moms as stated on an appearance with The View.[34][35] Hyland was arrested in early January on alleged assault charges after a dispute backstage at a dance competition held in New York City during filming for the show's fourth season in November 2013. Hyland appeared in court with Miller on January 21, 2014 and pleaded "not guilty" to charges of physical assault. Proceedings were to resume in March. At the hearing in March, without explanation, a Bronx County Supreme Court Judge again adjourned the hearing to May 5, 2014. Legal expert Rosemarie Arnold opined that because the episode aired on TV, Kelly Hyland's defense that the "smack down" was scripted was a viable defense.[36] The episode featuring the incident between Hyland and Miller aired on February 11, 2014.[37]

Spin-offs[edit]

A spin-off series, Dance Moms: Miami, set in Miami, Florida at Victor Smalley and Angel Armas' dance studio, Stars Dance Studio, premiered on April 3, 2012,[38] but was cancelled in September 2012.

In mid-2012, it was announced that Miller would host a sister program entitled "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition".[39] The series follows Miller and other dance professionals judging twelve young dancers aged 6–13 years on different styles of dance hoping to find the most versatile dancer of the group. The series premiered on October 9, 2012.

In April 2014, it was announced that Miller would host another sister program entitled "Abby's Studio Rescue".[40][41] The series chronicles Abby Lee Miller as she visits dance studios across the country to assist them by improving their choreography, studio decor, staff and other aspects. It premiered on June 24, 2014.

A British version of Dance Moms entitled Dance Mums was announced. Jennifer Ellison will front the series and it will be set at her Liverpool dance school, Fame Academy.[42] Dance Mums will be produced by Shiver.

On June 24, during the premiere episode of "Abby's Studio Rescue", a spin-off titled "Raising Asia" starring Asia Monet Ray was announced. The docuseries will follow Monet Ray and her model mom alongside record-holding bodybuilder dad and younger sister Bella Blu helping Asia reach dreams of fame in showbiz.[43]

Related[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (July 21, 2011). "Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller On Ranking Students and Dressing Them Sexily". TV Guide. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://abbyleedancecompany.com/history/
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  6. ^ "Faculty - Reign Dance Productions". 
  7. ^ "Faculty of Abby Lee Dance Company". September 14, 2003. 
  8. ^ http://kendallkvertes.com
  9. ^ "'Dance Moms' Season 5, Episode 9 Spoilers: Abby Lee Miller Threatens Kalani Hilliker's Spot On ALDC Team". International Business Times. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/dance-moms/video/season-4/episode-13/episode-13-decisions-decisions
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  15. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/dance-moms/video/season-1/episode-9/from-ballerinas-to-showgirls
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  43. ^ "Lifetime’s ‘Raising Asia’ Child Star Docuseries to Premiere in July". Variety. 

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