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g But I'm a National Champion!
Season 3, Episode 3
Red Carpet Special - DM
Air Date: January 15, 2013
Viewers: 2.64 million
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Out With the Old, In With the New
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"But I'm a National Champion!" is the third episode of the third season of Dance Moms. It first aired on January 15, 2013.


The original Moms return, including Kelly, and the all must face the wrath of Abby after being on strike for two weeks. Abby dotes on her new "Superstar" Sophia Lucia, who alone returns among the replacement dancers; causing Christi to wonder how to chase Sophia's mother Jackie back to California.

Competition Attended

In10sity in Youngstown, Ohio, on October 28, 2012[1]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Red Carpet Special Jazz 1st in Elite Junior Small Group
Chloe Another Girl Contemporary 3rd in Elite Junior Solo
Expressive Heart Award
Nia Cathedral
(not shown)
Contemporary 8th in Elite Junior Solo
Sophia Superstar Jazz 1st in Elite Junior Solo

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Sophia
    • Kendall, Mackenzie, Maddie, Nia, Chloe

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