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|Abby vs. Kira|
|Season 5, Episode 25|
|Air Date:||June 30, 2015|
|Viewers:||1.266 million, 0.42 rating|
West Coast Strikes Back
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. After Maddie's second place finish to Mackenzie, Abby pressures Maddie to regain her standing as the ALDC's top dancer.
|Dance Bop||Musical Theater||3rd Overall|
|Maddie||Loose Canon||Contemporary||3rd Overall|
|Nia||Can I Do This?||Contemporary||4th Overall|
- Kalani, Nia
- Mackenzie, JoJo, Kendall
- Tessandra Chavez was the outside help was the outside help that was brought in by Kira. Among other work, Tessandra was supervising choreographer for the second season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. In this episode, Tessandra arrives and finds that Abby is unwilling to give her blessing to using her as an instructor, and Tessandra opts to leave rather than teaching the team without Abby's approval.
- At the end of Season 5 filming, Kendall said "Burn" was one of her favorite solos, and that it was choreographed by one of Abby's former students.
- Paige Landseadal of Dolce Dance Studio was first overall with her solo "Dream." (Video link to Paige performing "Dream" at Revolution). Second was Basia Rhoden of DollHouse Dance Studio, with "Dreamcatcher"; later in 2015 at Showstoppers West Coast Nationals, Basia performed the same routine, and tied for third (with Talia Seitel and two others) in the teen division.  (Video link to Basia's solo at Showstoppers).
- Abby got into a fight with Kira (and other moms?) early at the competition. This is probably what Abby refers to in an Entertainment Tonight interview, saying a producer threw her out, with about another (soon to follow?) episode where she wasn't there for the show.
- Dolce Dance Studio placed first ("All By Myself") and second ("4.0") in the age 12-14 small group category, ahead of the ALDC in 3rd. A short video clip of "All By Myself" from Believe has been posted online.
- Mackenzie on the filming set of television show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn through the week.
- Nia post on working with vocal coach Nick Cooper.
- The broadcast of Maddie's guest star appearance on Pretty Little Liars occurred on the same Tuesday as the premier of this episode. Search YouTube for video.
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