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Season 5, Episode 20
Abby and the girls astra
Air Date: May 19, 2015
Viewers: 0.941 million, 0.31 rating[1]
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"Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1" is the twentieth episode of the fifth season of Dance Moms. It first aired May 19, 2015.


The ALDC is headed to Australia to perform at the ASTRA Awards, but when Abby loses her passport, she leaves the entire team stranded in Sydney without her. Meanwhile, Jess confronts the moms over a viral video of some of the girls making fun of JoJo. As Abby scrambles to replace her passport, Maddie is asked to go in her place to an interview, which causes her to miss a crucial rehearsal. Later, turmoil erupts at the ASTRA Awards.

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Bulletproof Baby Contemporary

Other Information

  • March 12: ALDC attended and performed at the ASTRA awards, the ALDC danced to "Chandelier" (by Sia); and to "Titanium" (by David Guetta, featuring Sia). On Dance Moms, their performance was called "Bulletproof Baby," with the audio for the music dubbed to cheaper copyright material.
  • March 12 to March 23 (+), Abby's Ultimate Australian Tour. (As with the Ireland tour, ticket descriptions include Gianna, Melissa, Mackenzie, Maddie, Jill, Kendall, Kira and Kalani.[2]) An event of three different types were held for each city below, with several duplicated types added in certain cases when tickets were sold out. Various complaints by Australians opposed to the show, including ticket costs at up to $250 AUD.[3][4]
    • March 13-15: Sydney
    • March 16-19: Adelaide
    • March 21-23: Melbourne

Filming Hiatus

  • February 16 to 19: Maddie serving as fashion correspondent with for 2015 New York Fashion Week. Article, related IG and Twitter. Kelly, Brooke and Paige were also at NYFW,[5] with Brooke at one point sitting near Maddie. (No known indications that the Zieglers or Hylands communicated with each other.)
  • Abby and the girls started developing thier own App. So far it seems Kalani, Kendall, Maddie, and Mackenzie are the only girls involved. (Nia has had her own personal app for weeks.)
  • February 21: JoJo and Kalani competed at Nuvo in Minneapolis for their home studios (Underground Dance Factory and Club Dance).[6] Kalani placed first with her solo "Video Games".[7] JoJo was fifth with "Merry-Go-Round of Life." Both were named Breakout Artists. Link to results
  • Feb 21: Zieglers doing more clothing line work in L.A.[8]
  • Feb 23: ALDC doing photoshoots
  • Mar 3: Release of Nia's single song "Star in Your Own Life"
  • March 5th to 6th: The ALDC attended a Sheer Talent competition in Pittsburgh. This included cast from the show, minis, seniors, etc. Of possible note is that Nia was listed as receiving a scholarship at Results. See also: Related Competitions.

ALDC Ireland Tour

  • February 26 to March 3. This included an incident at an event in Ireland, where some of the girls were accused of making excessively critical remarks about JoJo.[9]

Dances Performed

February 26th, 2015 Showcase
March 1st and 2nd, 2015 Showcase

Picture Gallery

To view the gallery for "Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1," Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1.

Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1," visit subpage Dance Moms Down Under, Part 1/Videos.


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