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Season 5, Episode 27
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Air Date: July 14, 2015
Viewers: 1.368 million, 0.42 rating[1]
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"Abby vs. Kira...AGAIN!" is the twenty-seventh episode of the fifth season of Dance Moms. It first aired July 14, 2015.


With only four weeks until Nationals, the ALDC is desperate for a group routine win. To make matters worse, the Candy Apples return with a surprise guest and they're ready to capitalize on ALDC's current misfortunes. The ALDC is traveling to Arizona and because Kira is still dissatisfied with Abby's treatment of Kalani, she brings in reinforcements from Kalani's past, which poses a direct threat to Abby.[2]

Competition Attended

Xpression Dance Competition in Phoenix, Arizona on May 2nd, 2015 at (Horizon High School).[3]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
The Panic Room Contemporary 1st in Junior
1st Overall [4]
JoJo Shadows
(Not Shown)
Contemporary 7th or 8th in Junior
Kalani The Investment Contemporary 1st in Teen
Heavy Belt Champ
(Highest Scoring Routine of the Entire Competition)
Candy Apple's Dance Center
Dance Name
Dance Style
Famous Infamous Contemporary 3rd in Teen[5]
Ava Praying Mantis Contemporary 4th in Teen[6]
5th Overall
Club Dance Studio
Dance Name
Dance Style
Jazlyn Robinson (not shown) 2nd in Teen[7]

Other Information

  • Alexa Moffett, Brynn Rumfallo and Jaycee Wilkins were in Los Angeles (like Kalani, all from Club Dance). In part, this appeared related to Maddie and the May 5th episode of Dancing with the Stars.[8] (See info on next episode.) Alexa was working on this episode of Dance Moms,[9][10][11] choreographed Kalani's solo, and went to the competition with the ALDC team. Addison Moffett, Alexa's sister and Kalani's close friend, was also at the competition.
  • The ALDC girls attended Digitour during the week, taking photos with Nash and Hayes Grier.
  • One of Kalani's awards was patterned on a champion fighting belt, probably because the competition was on the same day as the widely publicized Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match.
  • The term "praying mantis" was originally used by Abby in Chloe Gets Revenge, arguing that Ava needed an umbrella prop and certain choreography; rather than extending her arms, which Abby described as "horrendous" and "not developed." The term was later repeated by Kira in Abby Got Served.

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