Dance Moms Season 5
Dance Moms Season 5 Full Episode Guide
The girls get ready to take part at Nationals and feel the pressure to remain undefeated.
Where in the World Is Abby Lee Miller?
The moms push Abby for more dance classes after losing two competitions in a row. When Abby refuses to take responsibility for the girls' lack of training, Kira takes matters into her own hands and brings in outside help, which infuriates Abby. Meanwhile, Abby pressures Maddie to regain her standing as ALDC's top dancer.
The ALDC's biggest west coast rival, MDP, is back and Abby wants to put her best foot forward at competition. After Mackenzie's huge win against her big sis Maddie, Abby tests her confidence with a big opportunity--will she be able to handle it? Meanwhile, JoJo's sick grandmother is visiting LA and Jess is desperate for JoJo to have a featured role. However, Abby is not eager to take a big risk since MDP is out for revenge from their last loss.
Maddie and Mackenzie compete with solos against each other in the same age category; Abby brings in a guest choreographer to teach the girls a routine inspired by voguing.
The team makes its permanent move to Los Angeles; Kendall is pushed to the limit as her pop star debut approaches along with having a solo; Abby makes a dramatic decision.
The team is divided into two factions when Abby excludes Nia and JoJo from the rest of the planned events in Australia; Kendall, Kalani, Maddie and Mackenzie must learn a new routine to perform at a private fan event.
The ALDC heads to Australia to perform at the ASTRA Awards; Abby loses her passport and leaves the team stranded in Sydney without her; Jess confronts the other mothers; Maddie misses a crucial rehearsal when she goes to an interview in Abby's place.
Abby and the mothers meet to discuss the highs and lows of the season; Holly and Abby go head to head; Cathy and Jeanette stir things up; Maddie discusses her newfound fame; the team reflects on their experiences.
The ALDC embarks on their final competition before their move to Los Angeles; chaos ensues when only two girls show up at the competition; Cathy and Jeanette try to take down the ALDC; the team risks being disqualified.
The team returns to Pittsburgh to tie up loose ends before they move to Los Angeles; Abby schedules the team to attend a competition and a convention; Holly organizes a premiere party for Nia's music video.
JoJo and Kendall have challenging solos for the last competition in Los Angeles; Nia and Kendall have music video shoots; Holly and Jill get competitive.
Determined to have a victory, the girls face Murrieta Dance Project; Abby gives solos to her strongest dancers; Nia is left out of a show-biz opportunity.
The ALDC returns to Los Angeles to compete; Abby decides to manage Kendall's new singing career; Nia and Kendall work to become pop stars while going head to head with solos; the girls give their all in the group dance.
While Maddie is away, Mackenzie has the opportunity to prove herself; Abby decides to push the envelope with a sassy routine in a competition against Cathy's premium Candy Apples team.
The media goes crazy for Maddie's second music video with Sia; Cathy assembles a team of dancers who have all worked with Abby and are ready to seek vengeance on the dance floor.
The ALDC heads to Philadelphia with a risky non-lyrical routine; Abby gives Nia an ultimatum; frustrated with the lack of support from Melissa and Jill, Holly makes friends with two unlikely allies.
The ALDC girls move forward after a rocky journey to Los Angeles; Cathy returns with a surprise choreographer; Abby invites Ashlee and her daughter Brynn to come dance at the ALDC and quickly praises Brynn as "the next Maddie."
The ALDC returns to Pittsburgh; the mothers are divided based on who stayed to film the music video and those who left; the group dance becomes a personal attack against the mothers; Abby discovers the team is in the teen division.
While in Los Angeles, the girls juggle a competition and a music video shoot; Abby attempts to shut down the music video shoot; the mothers fight to keep their daughters on the team when Abby announces that she will be cutting one dancer.
The mothers' patience with Abby grows thin during the ALDC's last week in Los Angeles; Abby brings in two swing dancers that threaten the other girls' chances at an audition; Abby's job as a manager is put to the test.
The ALDC arrives in Los Angeles; a top west coast dance studio declares war on the ALDC; Abby sets up an audition with a casting agent for the girls; Abby suffers a breakdown, causing the mothers to question her abilities as a manager.
JoJo and Jess return to fight for a spot on the ALDC; the team prepares for their Hollywood adventure; Holly and Jill are concerned that Nia and Kendall will be forgotten by Abby.
Maddie heads to Los Angeles for an exciting new opportunity; the mothers question Abby's dedication to this week's routines since her favorite dancer is gone; Abby calls in JoJo as a substitute for Maddie.
Maddie and Kalani prepare for a showdown; Abby's rival seeks revenge; Abby's team members begin to turn against her.
The dance competition season is off to a rocky start when a key team member disappears.