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Dance Moms - 'Tongue Twister' (Audio Swap)
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 21 Preview
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 21 Preview
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Dance Moms - Maddie has a meltdown (Season 5 Episode 20)
Dance Moms - Maddie has a meltdown (Season 5 Episode 20)
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Dance Moms: ASTRA Awards Rehearsal (S5, E20)
Dance Moms: ASTRA Awards Rehearsal (S5, E20)
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Preview
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Preview
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Dance Moms - Group Dance "Stomp The Yard" (Season 5 Episode 19 REUNION SPECIAL)
Dance Moms - Group Dance "Stomp The Yard" (Season 5 Episode 19 REUNION SPECIAL)
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Dance Moms - JoJo Has to do an Improv Solo Due To Kendalls Absence
Dance Moms - JoJo Has to do an Improv Solo Due To Kendalls Absence
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Dance Moms -
Dance Moms - 'Dear Future Husband' (Audio Swap)
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Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Maddie
Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Maddie's Grammy Moments (S5 Reunion)
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Preview
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Preview
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Dance Moms: Group Dance: Fearless (ASTRA Awards Performance)
Dance Moms: Group Dance: Fearless (ASTRA Awards Performance)
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Dance Moms - The girls on the Red Carpet (Season 5 Episode 20)
Dance Moms - The girls on the Red Carpet (Season 5 Episode 20)
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Dance Moms Abby Makes Fun Of A Dancer
Dance Moms Abby Makes Fun Of A Dancer
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Dance Moms Jeanette Says Abby Uses Maddie For Fame
Dance Moms Jeanette Says Abby Uses Maddie For Fame
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Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby
Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby's ASTRA Awards Goof
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Dance Moms - Maddie Didnt Mean to Hurt JoJo (Season 5 Episode 20)
Dance Moms - Maddie Didnt Mean to Hurt JoJo (Season 5 Episode 20)
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Dance Moms Cast win
Dance Moms Cast win 'Best Recurring Cast' Award at Reality Television Awards
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Dance Moms - Moms
Dance Moms - Moms' Take: JoJo and Nia Fill In (Season 5 Episode 18)
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Dance Moms - The Girls Celebrate Their Victory With A Cake (Season 5 Episode 18)
Dance Moms - The Girls Celebrate Their Victory With A Cake (Season 5 Episode 18)
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 21 Preview
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 21 Preview
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Dance Moms: Full Dance: Rise and Fall (Exclusive Unaired Australian Performance)
Dance Moms: Full Dance: Rise and Fall (Exclusive Unaired Australian Performance)
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Dance Moms Melissa Doesn
Dance Moms Melissa Doesn't Want Holly At Their Meet And Greet
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Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Review & After Show | AfterBuzz TV
Dance Moms Season 5 Episode 20 Review & After Show | AfterBuzz TV
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Dance Moms - The Girls arriving in Australia
Dance Moms - The Girls arriving in Australia
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Dance Moms - Cathy Takes Jills Phone (Season 5 Episode 18)
Dance Moms - Cathy Takes Jills Phone (Season 5 Episode 18)
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Dance Moms - Kalani Needs The Team (Season 5 Episode 19 REUNION SPECIAL)
Dance Moms - Kalani Needs The Team (Season 5 Episode 19 REUNION SPECIAL)
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Dance Moms Slumber Party: Who Has the Best Hair?
Dance Moms Slumber Party: Who Has the Best Hair?
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Todrick Hall - Freaks Like Me ft. Dance Moms Girls
Todrick Hall - Freaks Like Me ft. Dance Moms Girls
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Dance Moms Maddie dancing Chandelier in the dressing room
Dance Moms Maddie dancing Chandelier in the dressing room
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Jill, Melissa, Holly and Abby at the Reunion | Dance Moms
Jill, Melissa, Holly and Abby at the Reunion | Dance Moms
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Dance Moms - Chloe crying and leaving the ALDC
Dance Moms - Chloe crying and leaving the ALDC
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Dance Moms; Rehearsals for Private Eyes - Group Dance
Dance Moms; Rehearsals for Private Eyes - Group Dance
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Dance Moms - Nia cried herself to Sleep (Season 5 Episode 15)
Dance Moms - Nia cried herself to Sleep (Season 5 Episode 15)
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DANCE MOMS FUNNY MOMENTS
DANCE MOMS FUNNY MOMENTS
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Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby
Dance Moms: Bonus Scene: Abby's Audition (S5, E7)
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Dance Moms: Bonus Scene Abby
Dance Moms: Bonus Scene Abby's Memorial Speech (S4, E29)
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Rare and Unknown Dance Moms Facts #3 2015
Rare and Unknown Dance Moms Facts #3 2015
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Dance Moms: Group Dance: Tell Me What You Want (S5, E13)
Dance Moms: Group Dance: Tell Me What You Want (S5, E13)
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Dance Moms - Abby Talks ALDC LA (Season 5 Episode 18 REUNION SPECIAL)
Dance Moms - Abby Talks ALDC LA (Season 5 Episode 18 REUNION SPECIAL)
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Dance Moms Latino - Ep 3 Temporada 4
Dance Moms Latino - Ep 3 Temporada 4
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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.
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Dance Moms... Parody!
Dance Moms... Parody!
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Rare and Unknown Dance Moms Facts 2014
Rare and Unknown Dance Moms Facts 2014
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Dance Moms - Abbys hateful words (Season 5 Episode 17)
Dance Moms - Abbys hateful words (Season 5 Episode 17)
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Dance Moms: Group Dance: Stomp the Yard (S5, E2)
Dance Moms: Group Dance: Stomp the Yard (S5, E2)
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Abby Lee Miller In Pineapple Studios P3 | DANCE MOMS
Abby Lee Miller In Pineapple Studios P3 | DANCE MOMS
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Dance Moms: Season 3 Look-Back: Top Ten Craziest Moments (S3)
Dance Moms: Season 3 Look-Back: Top Ten Craziest Moments (S3)
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Dance Moms: Group Dance: No Sign of Life (S5, E18)
Dance Moms: Group Dance: No Sign of Life (S5, E18)
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I WAS ON DANCE MOMS!!!
I WAS ON DANCE MOMS!!!
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Dance Moms;Rehearsals for Joffrey Ballet Audition
Dance Moms;Rehearsals for Joffrey Ballet Audition
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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 117 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Collins Avenue Entertainment
Release
Original channel Lifetime
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 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 10–14 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.

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.[3][4][5]
  • 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.[6]
  • Melissa Gisoni is the mother of Maddie, a lyrical/tap dancer, and Mackenzie, an acro/jazz dance/((tap dance))r.[3] 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,[3] a contemporary and acro/jazz dancer. Before dancing with the Junior Elite Competition Team, Frazier's daughter studied dance under Miller's tutelage through Reign Dance Productions.

Rival Studios[edit]

  • Candy Apples Dance Center (Canton, Ohio) Owned and operated by Cathy Nesbitt-Stein,[3] the mother of Vivi-Anne, who danced with the ALDC in season 1.[13][14]

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[29] 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, flesh-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.[30][31] The episode is not included on the DVD.[32]

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.[33][34] 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.[35] The episode featuring the incident between Hyland and Miller aired on February 11, 2014.[36]

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,[37] 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".[38] 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".[39][40] 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.[41] 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.[42]

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. ^ a b c d e f "Dance Moms Cast". mylifetime.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
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  5. ^ "Faculty - Reign Dance Productions". 
  6. ^ "Faculty of Abby Lee Dance Company". September 14, 2003. 
  7. ^ http://kendallkvertes.com
  8. ^ "'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. 
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  13. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/dance-moms/video/season-1/episode-1/the-competition-begins
  14. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/dance-moms/video/season-1/episode-9/from-ballerinas-to-showgirls
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  17. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/dance-moms/video/season-3/episode-5/revenge-of-the-replacements
  18. ^ http://www.thrivedanceevansville.com
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  31. ^ "Burlesque 'Dance Moms' episode yanked". NY Daily News. 
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  42. ^ "Lifetime’s ‘Raising Asia’ Child Star Docuseries to Premiere in July". Variety. 

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