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|Chaos at Nationals|
|Season 5, Episode 31|
|Air Date:||August 11, 2015|
|Viewers:||1.399 million, 0.54 rating|
Throwback Tuesday: Kendall & Jill
Throwback Tuesday: Mackenzie & Melissa
- Note: A special episode Throwback Tuesday: Mackenzie & Melissa aired immediately after this episode.
ALDC's competition season comes to a close with Nationals and the girls feel the pressure to remain undefeated and prevail in LA over their rivals at Broadway Dance Academy. But with Abby opening her new studio the day before competition, the girls are left with little time to prepare. The girls give their all to make their leader proud but the tension spirals out of control, leading to a chaotic ending unlike any Nationals before.
- Center Stage Dance Productions in Lancaster, CA on May 31st, 2015 at (Lancaster Performing Arts Center).
|The Waiting Room||Contemporary||2nd Overall|
1st in Junior
Center Stage Junior National Champion
|Maddie||Someone Special||Lyrical||2nd in Junior|
|Nia||No Matter What||Contemporary||2nd in Teen|
|Acrobatic Lyrical||4th in Junior|
Junior Miss Center Stage
|Improv||1st in Duo/Trio Division|
|Moving Target||Open||1st Overall|
1st in Teen
Center Stage Teen National Champion
|Ava||The Myth of the Mermaid||Contemporary||1st in Junior|
- Maddie, Kalani
- Kendall, Mackenzie, JoJo
- Kalani performed a solo, but somehow that solo placed first in the duet/trio category.
- Abby ranted, calling the competition a joke, and said she would never return to the competition again. The ALDC were awarded best studio; however, Abby, Gia, and the moms (except for Jess & Holly) got up and left, and never accepted the award, and pulled their dancers out.
- According to Abby, Mackenzie was 4th place junior solo, but was simultaneously "Overall High Score Title Winner," despite not being entered in the title division.
- Mackenzie fell on concrete shortly before the competition, suffering cuts and scratches.
- Ava, Ashtin, Chloe' Smith, Haley and Tessa were listed in the competition program as performing for Jeanette's studio (rather than Candy Apples). The last four went to the competition together while wearing BDA (Jeanette's) jackets. (This was also the case at their last DM competition on May 9th.)
- Nia's music video for "Slay" premiered live at the competition.
- Mackenzie's solo was listed as open in the program guide, but the performance was rumored to be lyrical.
- On the Eventbrite site for this competition, it says that it is a "Dance Moms invitational". It is also noted that the event will take place on a Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT). The Lancaster Performing Arts Center address is also provided.
- May 24th: JoJo event in Las Vegas
- May 30th: Official "Grand Opening" date for ALDC LA. (There was also an overflowing crowd for the pre-event earlier in the day.)
- This appears to be the tenth and final week of filming on the West Coast, and is likely the end-of-season nationals competition.
- Among those attending the ALDC LA grand opening were Ashtin and Jennifer Roth, Chloe' and Liza Smith, and Tessa and Renee Wilkinson.
- Gisoni (Ziegler) family sold their old home in Pittsburgh, moving into a larger custom built house.
- *Center Stage Dance Competition is linked to World Class Talent Experience and to DanceKidsUSA in some fashion; in the past, all three have given an identical phone number for contact, with that number located in Pompano Beach, Florida.
- After the first competition, Center Stage gave a different contact phone number from Pompano Beach, matching that of Backstage Boss; with that organization's managing member also being the VP of DanceKidsUSA.
- Photographer (melrodzphotography) links: Instagram; Facebook; Webpage;
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