Abby has the worst day of her life when one of her top dancers freezes and Cathy and her Candy Apples show up at the competition. Cathy offers Chloe a chance to be in a commercial for her husband's beef jerky business. We're not just saying that. Meanwhile, the dance moms take advantage of being in California this week. Lifetime® is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to providing viewers with a diverse selection of critically acclaimed and award-winning original movies, scripted dramas, and unscripted programming. When Abby casts Paige as a human prop in the group dance, Kelly breaks down and questions her place at the Abby Lee Dance Company.
Meanwhile, Holly has the impossible task of creating the most elaborate costumes ever for a group number. Now the pressure to win the solo category falls completely on Chloe. Season 1, Episode 1 July 13, 2011 Season 1, Episode 1 July 13, 2011 A reality series following Pittsburgh competitive-dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, her young students and their pushy moms. As Maddie struggles with confidence issues, Melissa will stop at nothing to get her daughter back on top. Will the Candy Apples finally beat Abby and her National title-holders? At the competition, Paige finds herself pitted against Kendall. Every employee plays a vital role in the future of our company. Newcomer Kendall Vertes is given a solo to prove to Abby that she truly belongs on the competition team.
Brooke goes head to head with Erica from Candy Apples, but her solo titled Garden of Eden ultimately wins her first place. Abby choreographs a group number inspired by the hit teen movie The Hunger Games, but when Brooke drops out to attend a school dance Abby replaces her with Peyton which means one thing--Dance Mom Leslie is back. After Christi and Kelly catch Jill chatting up a former Dance Mom, they're determined to expose her as a studio hopper. Meanwhile, Melissa battles the other dance moms over the theme of this week's group dance. We are always on the lookout for talented candidates who are curious about the world around them and passionate about entertainment.
To help make her decision, Abby assigns each girl, except Maddie, a solo and warns that she will be watching their performance like a hawk. Dance Mom Kelly goes into momager-mode when she and Brooke meet with an L. In the opener, the dance team travels to Phoenix for a competition and Abby has a confrontation with two of the mothers. When the other moms question Maddie's win last week, Melissa faces a cheating scandal. Melissa tries to sign her daughters with an agency and Kelly helps Brooke with her singing career.
Abby throws everyone a curveball this week by choosing to include senior student Peyton Ackerman into the group to replace Brooke. Also Paige s injured foot could cost her a spot at Nationals. Air Date : 31st-Jan-2012 Abby puts the moms in charge of making the girls costumes for the competition. Meanwhile, the girls perform their new Sassy Dolls routine at Dance Troops in Greensborough, North Carolina. Meanwhile, Kelly decides to takes matters into her own hands when she secretly re-choreographs Paige's solo. The group number is entitled Bad Apples and features 40s style rats and snoods. The entire team is thrown into a tailspin when Abby forces Chloe, Kendall and Nia to compete for one solo spot.
Abby covertly enters Maddie in both competitions. And after all the National titles and crowns have been handed out, Cathy and Christi confront each other getting down and dirty like never before! In this episode watch Abby tackle the mama drama, taking us through her countdown of the worst to the best dance performances. Meanwhile, Dance Explosion is canceled so Abby finds another competition, in Texas. Jill begins to realize that the grass isn't greener over at Cathy's Candy Apples studio. 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.
Cathy and her Candy Apples follow Abby all the way to the 90210, where the girls will have another shot at beating Justice and Vivi-Anne. . Abby choreographs a bully-themed dance; Abby replaces Brooke with Payton. A favorite and trusted network for women, we are continually building on our heritage by attracting top Hollywood talent and producing shows that are modern, sexy, exciting, daring, and provocative. Jill turns out to have bought an expensive dance outfit for Kendall, leading to a conflict with Abby.
Kendall is taken off probation and Brooke returns to the group after having second thoughts about cheerleading. Air Date : 14th-Feb-2012 The Dance moms think Abby has pushed the envelope too far when she creates a dance number where the girls are made to appear nude. After several weeks of not being in the spotlight, Maddie must prove to Abby that she still has the ambition to take on a solo. Maddie finds herself on the bottom of the pyramid for the very first time and is determined to dance her way back on top. When the dance moms get in her way, things often go awry; when out of her way, her young dancers bring home the gold.