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Season 5, Episode 29
529 Always a Bridesmaid
Air Date: July 28, 2015
Viewers: 1.335 million, 0.42 rating[1]
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"Baby Dance Mama Drama" is the twenty-ninth episode of the fifth season of Dance Moms. It first aired July 28, 2015.

Note: A special episode Throwback Tuesday: Nia & Holly aired immediately after this episode.


The ALDC is finally in their new LA studio and Abby announces that their official grand opening party will coincide with Nationals in two weeks! After Kendall beat JoJo last week, she's rewarded with a solo up against both Maddie and Mackenzie to determine once and for all who will get the solo at Nationals. The girls have tons of fun with a bridesmaid themed group dance and Kira announces big news - she's five months pregnant!

Competition Attended

  • Sheer Talent competition on May 16th, in Spokane, Washington (INB Performing Arts Center / Spokane Convention Center)[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Always a Bridesmaid Musical Theatre 1st in Pre-Teen
Mackenzie Bat Crazy Acrobatic Jazz 1st in Junior
Maddie The Woods Contemporary 1st in Pre-Teen
1st Overall
Kendall Blowing Red Contemporary 2nd in Pre-Teen

Other Information

  • Pyramid
    • Mackenzie
    • Maddie, Kendall
    • Nia, JoJo, Kalani
  • Cast went to the Reality TV Awards on Thursday. (Livestream, recorded) Abby has won Best Villain. Dance Moms has won Best Recurring Cast.
  • At the Reality TV Awards (May 14th), Nia had told a reporter that she would definitely be dancing with the ALDC in the next season.[3]
  • Maddie began filming with Troian Bellisario on Monday,[4][5] as Maddie later appeared as a guest star on an episode of Pretty Little Liars. (Search for YouTube videos). Choreographer Travis Wall had worked with Maddie on this PLL project since last week.[6][7][8][9][10]
  • Beginning last week, JoJo and Nia auctioned a phone case on ebay,[11][12] with bidding at $14,900 on May 11th. Mackenzie and Maddie spiced things up more, offering to give away some of their phone cases for free,[13] Kendall adding that she was part of the Ziegler phone case team.[14] Nia and JoJo's phone case instagram: link. Mackenzie, Maddie and Kendall's phone case instagram: link newer link.[15]
  • Kendall shooting with Blubot / dcvisions. YouTube video link.
  • Nia recording music with Coco Jones on Wednesday.
  • ALDC meet and greet also in Spokane on Saturday, with Abby, Maddie, Kendall, Kalani, and Mackenzie.[16]

Picture Gallery

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Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "Baby Dance Mama Drama," visit subpage Baby Dance Mama Drama/Videos.


  1. #34 on list #18 Tuesday Cable Origianl
    "For this competition only audience admission tickets and competition entries are $25.00 each ($25.00 per entry for same competitor in multiple entries)."
    Nia: I definitely will be dancing with the ALDC next season.
    Christy Olson: Is that a "I already signed the contract"?
    Holly: No, it's not so much that we signed a contract...
    Nia: I danced there since I was three.
    Holly: Right. We've been here a long time... I really do think she likes Nia quite a bit. I don't know if she cares for me so much, but she does care for Nia. So.
  16. $49.00 includes taking photo w/, and T-shirt
    posted by various people, including Kira on Friday

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