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Season 1

Dance Moms Season 1

July. 13,2011
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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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Dance Moms Season 1 Full Episode Guide

Episode 12 - There's Only One Star
First Aired: October. 05,2011

Abby brings everyone back to Los Angeles and the girls audition and are cast for a music video. The girls compete against each other because only one girl can be cast as the lead in the video. The directors end up casting Chloe as the lead because she looks the part.

Episode 11 - It All Ends Here
First Aired: September. 28,2011

After competing all season, it all boils down to the National Title Competition. Abby's dancers have been on a losing streak and this is their last chance to prove they can win. Meanwhile, Melissa leaves the competition early to go on vacation. Her ex-husband, Kurt, steps in as a "Dance Dad", sending Melissa into a panic.

Episode 10 - Cathy Brings It On!
First Aired: September. 14,2011

Kelly secretly hires choreographers to give Brooke and Paige an edge; Cathy's dancers arrive to go head to head against Abby's dancers.

Episode 9 - From Ballerinas to Showgirls
First Aired: September. 07,2011

Chloe finds herself at the top of Abby's pyramid; Cathy prepares her dancers to compete against Abby's dancers.

Episode 8 - Love On The Dance Floor
First Aired: August. 31,2011

Abby plays cupid with Brooke and her duet partner.

Episode 7 - She's a Fighter
First Aired: August. 24,2011

Abby's typecasting of Nia sends Holly over the edge. Meanwhile, minister Dawn returns to the Abby Lee Dance Company and Abby is fully prepared for any heated argument that might erupt.

Episode 6 - Dying to Dance
First Aired: August. 17,2011

On their way to a big competition, Christi finds out that her grandmother has been admitted into a hospital. She now must choose whether to go to the hospital to sit by her grandmother's side or go to the dance competition.

Episode 5 - When Stars Collide
First Aired: August. 10,2011

The Abby Lee Dance Company is on the edge after learning that a big Broadway casting director will attend their annual showcase, an exhibition in which she shows off her accomplished dancers. Abby's desire to push the girls to the max could have catastrophic effects if they don't do their best.

Episode 4 - Stealing the Show
First Aired: August. 03,2011

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.

Episode 3 - Cheerleader Blues
First Aired: July. 27,2011

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.

Episode 2 - Wildly Inappropriate
First Aired: July. 20,2011

The Dance Moms allow their girls to wear outfits at the competition that are revealing and the scandal threatens to bring down the house. Abby's attempt to turn up the competition heat blows the audience away with what some may call an inappropriate dance number. She hopes it will give them their next big win. But it could backfire.

Episode 1 - The Competition Begins
First Aired: July. 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.

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