Dance Moms


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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 set in Miami at Victor Smalley and Angel Armas' Stars Dance Studio premiered on April 3, 2012.

On October 10, 2012, Lifetime announced that they picked up Dance Moms for a third season consisting of 26 episodes, which debuted on January 1, 2013.

Cast

Instructors

  • Abby Lee Miller: Owner of her self-named dance company in Pittsburgh, which she started at age fourteen.
  • Gianna "Gia" Martello: Abby's assistant. She does much of the choreography when Abby is working with other girls.

Mothers

  • Melissa Ziegler-Gisoni: Mother of Maddie and Mackenzie. She previously worked at the front desk at ALDC.
  • Christina "Christi" Lukasiak: Mother of Chloe
  • Holly Frazier: Mother of Nia. She is a principal.
  • Kelly Hyland: Mother of Brooke and Paige, Kelly attended ALDC herself as a child, but quit to become a cheerleader.
  • Cathy Nesbitt-Stein: Owner of Candy Apple's Dance Center in Ohio and mother of Vivi-Anne. Vivi used to attend ALDC, however quit near the end of Season 1.
  • Jillian "Jill" Vertes: Mother of Kendall. She first appears in Season 2.
  • Leslie Ackerman: Mother of Payton. She is not a part of the 'regular group'.
  • Shelly Serigne: Mother of Ally. She appears in season 3.
  • Kaya "Black Patsy": Only appears in one episode;

Dancers

  • Madison "Maddie" Ziegler: Daughter of Melissa. She models for Cicci Dance.
  • Mackenzie Ziegler: Daughter of Melissa. She is the youngest dancer in the group. She models for Cicci Dance.
  • Chloe Lukasiak: Daughter of Christi, born May 25, 2001.
  • Brooke Hyland: Daughter of Kelly, age 14. Brooke is the oldest dancer in the group. During the second season of the show, Brooke quit dance to become a cheerleader, but later returned to the dance group. She models for Cicci Dance.
  • Paige Hyland: Daughter of Kelly, age 11. Paige is the younger sister of Brooke. She models for Cicci Dance.
  • Nia Frazier: Daughter of Holly, age 11.
  • Kendall Vertes: Daughter of Jill, age 9. She models for Cicci Dance.
  • Ally Serigne: Daughter of Shelly, age 13. She made the cut at Abby's open audition.
  • Vivi-Anne "Vivi" Stein: Daughter of Cathy, age 7. Vivi left ALDC near the end of the first season to be enrolled in her mother's dance studio, Candy Apples Dance Center.

Cast selection

In an interview after the first season, Abby Lee Miller claimed that the production company interviewed "23 families to choose those mothers. The children were never auditioned." However, mom Christi Lukasiak claimed that Miller's statement was false. "The children absolutely auditioned, too. I have Chloe's audition tapes saved on my computer!!."

Episodes

Main article: List of Dance Moms episodes


Awards and nominations

Year Award Result
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Show

The Pyramid

Every week on the show, Abby Lee Miller uses a pyramid to show the moms and the dancers who she feels did the best and who needs to improve. The pyramid changes every week. It became a subject of controversy among viewers because of its negative aspect. Abby Lee said it was not her method, but that it was developed by the show's producers to create more drama.

Season 1

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Vivi-Anne Stein N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Quit
Nia Frazier Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Straight-line
Mackenzie Ziegler Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Chloe Lukasiak Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Top Middle Middle
Brooke Hyland Middle Bottom Middle Top Middle Bottom Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle
Paige Hyland Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom
Maddie Ziegler Top Top Top Middle Top Top Top Top Week-off Top Top

Season 2A

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Nia Frazier Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Top Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle
Mackenzie Ziegler Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom
Chloe Lukasiak Middle Middle Middle Top Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Bottom
Kendall Vertes N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Quit
Brooke Hyland Bottom Bottom Top N/A Top Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle
Paige Hyland Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom
Maddie Ziegler Top Top Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Top Top Top Top Top

Season 2B

Episode 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Nia Frazier Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Top Top Middle Middle Bottom
Mackenzie Ziegler Middle Bottom Middle Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Top Middle
Chloe Lukasiak Top Top Bottom Middle Middle Top Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom
Kendall Vertes Quit N/A Bottom Bottom
Brooke Hyland Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle
Paige Hyland Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Maddie Ziegler Middle Bottom Top Middle Top Middle Top Top Middle Bottom Top Bottom Top
Notes


Season 3

Episode 1 2 3
Nia Frazier N/A Straight-line
Mackenzie Ziegler N/A Straight-line
Chloe Lukasiak N/A Straight-line
Kendall Vertes N/A Straight-line
Brooke Hyland Quit N/A
Paige Hyland Quit N/A
Maddie Ziegler N/A Straight-line
Sophia Lucia N/A Top
Notes


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