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- • @dancemomofficialspoilers
- • @dancemoms.updates
- More credits can be found throughout the page, including a longer listing at the page's bottom.
Event Attended Mackenzie's Time to Shine
- World Class Talent Experience Invitational in Cleveland (Olmsted Falls), January 17th
Weekly Dances Mackenzie's Time to Shine
- ALDC group dance: "Tell Me What You Want" (Jazz) - 2nd in Teen Division, 3rd Overall, 281.5 points
- Mackenzie solo: "Who Are You" (Acro) - 2nd in Junior Division, 3rd Overall, 284.6 points
- JoJo solo: "Fancy" (Jazz) - 1st in Junior Division, 2nd Overall, 285.4 points
- CADC group dance: "Stand Up" (Open) - 1st in Teen Division, 1st Overall, 295.6 points
- Kaycee solo: "Hot Stuff" (Open) - did not place in Teen Division
Links to Mackenzie's Time to Shine
- Official results
- Archive of official results
- http://websta.me/n/amazingmisskenzie/ (reported results)
- Cathy shouting insults, probably at Jessalynn
- Video: JoJo in dance-off vs CADC at awards
- Clips of ALDC group: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Full-1, Full-2, Full-3
- Clips of CADC group: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Clips of JoJo's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Clips of Kaycee's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Full
- Clips of Mackenzie's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- YouTube channels with uploads: phoneage17, prinsasskenzieboo, Nicole Ziska, Molly Dempsey
- Old spoilers
Other Information Mackenzie's Time to Shine
- Maddie performed on Saturday Night Live the date of the competition (NBC video, YouTube VEVO version). She was not at the competition.
- The ALDC group dance was based on the girl group Spice Girls. Each girl portrayed a member of the group.
- JoJo was Baby Spice
- Kalani was Sporty Spice
- Kendall was Posh Spice
- Mackenzie was Ginger Spice
- Nia was Scary Spice
- After Abby instagrammed this picture (and several similar to it) promoting the ALDC tour, the speculation that Nia and Holly were no longer members of the ALDC grew because Nia would not be going to the meet and greets with the other girls. In response, Holly tweeted this which said that Nia is still a member of the ALDC.
- CADC remains the same as last week (Ashtin Roth, Chloe Smith, Haley Huelsman, Kaycee Rice, Tessa Wilkinson).
- The date of the competition was also Haley's 13th birthday.
- Kendall wore the costume from "The Heist" for the group dance.
- In the dressing room shouting match with Cathy, someone is yelling about a garage sale and selling stuff. The new CADC team was rumored to be selling off their previously acquired ALDC merchandise.
Event Attended Hollywood, Round Two
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 14?
- Group: "Together We Stand" - 1st in Pre-teen Division (11-12 Age Category); 1st Overall
- Kendall solo: "Waiting" - 1st in Pre-teen Division (11-12 Age Category); 2nd Overall
- Mackenzie solo: "Take That" - 3rd in Junior Division (9-10 Age Category); did not place in Overalls
- Nia solo: "Never Knew" - 3rd in Teen Division (13-14 Age Category); did not place in Overalls
Links to Hollywood, Round Two
- Instagram: #dmos_s5_ep13 - (@dancemomofficialspoilers)
- Instagram of dancemoms.updates
- Instagram of @justmykenzie
- Instagram of @chlobirdismystar
- adagedancestudios Instagram (Studio owned by Kira)
- NYDE Twitter
- Arrival (Clip-1) (Clip-2)
- Group - Full group dance with judges' comments, (Clip-1), (Clip-2)
- Mackenzie's solo - Full solo with judges' comments, (Clip-1 Pt.1), (Clip-1 Pt.2), (Clip-2), (Clip-3)
- Kendall's solo - Full solo, (Clip-1)
- Nia's solo - Full solo, (Clip-1)
Other Information Hollywood, Round Two
- There are conflicting reports on the age divisions. The information posted on that here should be taken with a few grains of salt.
- This appears to be the fourth episode filmed in California (and around "Hollywood") during Season 5 (after episodes 5, 6 and 7.)
- An instagram message by Abby suggested she was already bound for "Hollywood" on January 18th.
- January 19th: Kendall in the recording studio for two new songs. Maddie did a photo shoot for the German Schön! magazine.
- Jennine going on (or preparing) her honeymoon.
- January 21st: New Afterbuzz episode, featuring Abby, Kalani, Nia, Kendall, Maddie, Mackenzie and JoJo. Interviews on behind-the-scenes happenings in past episodes, various other things. Announcement for "Abby's Ultimate Australian Dance Competition."
- Dallas Lovato guest appearance
- Adage Dance Studios (owned by Kira) attended this competition.
- Judges gave commentary on dances after being performed, with one judge being Rachelle Rak.
Season 5, Episode 15?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 15?
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 15?
- Group dance: "The Rose Garden" (Open) - 1st in Junior Small Group, 1st Overall, 294.9 points
- Kalani Solo: "Innocent" (Acro) - Teen - 1st in Teen, 2nd Overall, 292.3 points
- Maddie Solo: "Dreams Come True" (Lyrical) - 1st in Junior, 1st overall, 293.6 points
- Group dance: "Passing Through Time" (Lyrical) - 2nd in Junior Small Group, 3rd Overall, 288.9 points
- Keara solo: "Resurgence" (Lyrical/Contemporary) - 5th in Junior, 289 points
Links to Season 5 Episode 15?
- Official results (pdf) and archive
- Registration at WCTE
- Holly and Nia arriving: Clip-1, Clip-2
- MDP arriving: Clip
- Kalani solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Maddie solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Full
- Keara (MDP) solo: Clip
- ALDC group: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- MDP group: Clip-1, Clip-2
- Girls dancing at awards: Clip
Other Information Season 5 Episode 15?
- Murrieta Dance Project again competed against ALDC, and seem to have been filming through the week. Slightly different versions of their group dance can be found on YouTube, performed at The Dance Awards and Showstoppers, but then called "Young & Beautiful."
- Somehow Maddie seems to be back in the junior division at WCTE. The same for the group dance.
- Maddie was on Ellen on the 30th (ellentube, YouTube), performing a very different version of "Elastic Heart" with Sia. (The video on ellentube had over 600,000 views one day later.)
- Girls with moms went to Disneyland on Monday, Jan 26th
- The girls filmed another Dance Moms related special, rumored to be another Girl Talk, on January 27th.
- Team with G.R.L. (music girl group related to Robin Antin); Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings); Shaun Ross; Todrick Hall ("Freaks Like Me.")
- Kaycee Rice was part of the February 1st Super Bowl XLIX half-time festivities, at one point dancing nearby Katy Perry and Missy Elliott. Kira's Adage Dance Studios also performed in the halftime show.
- Gallery of the ALDC's week
- Gallery of the Murrieta Dance Project's week
- Gallery of Super Bowl XLIX, Kaycee Rice and Adage Dance Studios
Season 5, Episode 16?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 16?
- DanceKidsUSA Invitational in Los Angeles, on February 7th (La Canada H.S. in La Canada Flintridge)
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 16?
- Group dance: "Diamonds" (Lyrical) - 1st in Junior Small Group; 1st Overall
- JoJo solo: "Straighten Up" (Contemporary) - Junior - did not place in Junior Division; did not place in Overalls
- Kendall solo: "This is Major" (Jazz) - Junior - 5th in Junior Division; did not place in Overalls
- Mackenzie solo: "Disco Dude" (Jazz) - Junior - 4th in Junior Division; did not place in Overalls
Links to Season 5 Episode 16?
- https://www.youtube.com/user/saviluvs4eva21/videos Full videos of solos and group dance
- http://instagram.com/dancemomofficialspoilers (Twitter)
- https://twitter.com/saviklasen/with_replies (audience witness, photo source)
- Mackenzie's solo: Vid-clip
- Tickets at eventbrite 
Other Information Season 5 Episode 16?
- JoJo's solo "Straighten Up" involves escaping from a straitjacket. Kendall's solo seems to involve a drum major's staff. Mackenzie's costume is similar in style to those used in "Blame It on the Boogie."
- Mackenzie was not in the group dance for an unknown reason. She also fell once during the judged version and twice during the non-judged version.
- Only the top 5 of each category was announced. JoJo was reported to cry at awards when failing to place.
- A February 2015 article calls this the "first" and "premiere" event for the DanceKidsUSA competition, and indicates kids aged 12-15 will judge the competition. (See Another One Bites the Dust for what had seemed to be an earlier DKUSA competition.)
- Among those recently converging on Southern California for the previous weekend were: Kendall's sisters, Charlotte and Ryleigh; Payton; and Addison Moffett. Instagrams of Payton and Gianna show a group called the "KK" or the "Killer Kats," with Payton, Ryleigh, Addison Moffett, Kalani, Gianna and Maddie.
- On Sunday, the main shoot was done for Kendall K's music video of "Wear 'Em Out." Performers in the video included Kendall's sisters, Ryleigh and Charlotte; Addison; Kalani; and Payton. Additional assistance from Mackenzie, Maddie, and Abby. 
- Nia did the main filming of her music video for "Star in Your Own Life" on Wednesday, 4 Feb. Video done with video production help from Joey Thao, Mikey Minden. Further thanks for song production to Aubrey O'Day (IG); r8dio. Todrick Hall also assisting.
- The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are held Sunday, February 8th. Sia will reportedly both attend and perform.
- Abby, Kira, Melissa, Gianna and Jill went to an OK Magazine Grammy Party on Friday. Nia and Holly went to the NAACP Image Awards.
- Other parts of ALDC at NYCDA competition in Pittsburgh. (Hyperlink.)
- Gallery of Competition
- Gallery of Kendall's music video shoot
- Nia music video shoot
Season 5, Episode 17?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 17?
- Jump competition, February 13-14 (not filmed for show)
- Starbound in Butler, Pennsylvania on Sunday, February 15th
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 17?
Abby Lee Dance Company
- Group dance: "Dancing in the Rain" (Lyrical) - 1st in Junior Division, 1st Overall
- Nia Solo - Did Not Place, Teen Division
- JoJo Solo (Improv) - 3rd in Junior Division
Candy Apples Dance Center
- Group dance (Lyrical/Contemporary) - 1st in Senior Division, 2nd Overall
- Tessa solo - Did Not Place, Teen Division
JC's Broadway Dance Academy
- Group dance (Hip-Hop)
- Ava solo - 1st in Senior Division, 1st Overall
Links to Season 5 Episode 17?
Other Information Season 5 Episode 17?
- Jump competition, February 13-14. Jump events are not filmed for the show. Sophia Lucia also attended this event, but as a non-competitor, serving instead as an event assistant, and performing her solo "Arwen's Vigil" at closing cermonies. Results and additional information.
- Ava and Jeanette were in Pittsburgh on Thursday with a Broadway Dance Academy team. Others accompanying them were two BDA dancers, plus Mari Dudash, Gina Dudash and Kerrynton Jones.
- At least several members of the CADC attended portions of the Jump competition in Pittsburgh, but were not there as competitors.
- Like the earlier Starbound competition in the season, the filmed event was again weakly attended by fans. Ultimately, a large proportion of spoiler rumors about the Starbound competition seems to have been deliberately leaked by undisclosed inside source(s) connected to the show. With that shortage of sourced witnesses, additional caution may be advisable when considering the reliability of the information here, especially in the placings.
- Kaycee Rice was replaced with a Candy Apples studio member, Tara Johnson. Vivi-Anne also was in their group routine.
- The CADC group is based on the Cathy's story of adopting Vivi and her becoming an American citizen.
- The ALDC edge out a 1st place victory over the CADC by 1/10th of a point.
- Rachelle Rak was a judge for this competition.
- Ashtin, Chloe Smith and Haley have recently set up and released a video on their YouTube channel 3 Strangers and will release a Q&A video about their time at Candy Apples.
- Jennifer Roth posted a photo with Cathy and moms posing with a campus police officer, alluding to the idea of charges being filed as a "Big laugh!!!"
- MattyB music video for "Turn Up The Track" was released on Friday 13 February 2015.
- Read more from @dancemomofficialspoilers
Season 5, Episode 18? (Mid-season Reunion)
Weekly Dances Mid-season Reunion
- Group dance: "Frozen Together"
- Group dance: "Stomp the Yard"
- Group dance: "Diamonds"
- Group dance: "Collateral Damage"
- Maddie's solo: "All God's Creatures"
- JoJo solo: "Prom Queen"
Other Information Mid-season Reunion
- A midseason reunion episode was filmed on February 18th.
- February 16 to 19: Maddie serving as fashion correspondent with Elle.com for 2015 New York Fashion Week. Article, related IG and Twitter. Kelly, Brooke and Paige were also at NYFW, 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). Kalani placed first with her solo "Video Games". 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.
- Feb 23: ALDC doing photoshoots
- Mar 3: Release of Nia's single song "Star in Your Own Life"
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.
Dances Performed (February 26th, 2015 Showcase)
- Group: Collateral Damage
- Group: Stomp the Yard
- Group: Wear 'Em Out
- Kendall and Maddie duet: Through the Looking Glass
- Kalani solo: Innocent
- Kendall solo: Rise and Fall
- Mackenzie solo: Take That
- Maddie solo: All God's Creatures
Dances Performed (March 1st and 2nd, 2015 Showcase)
Videos of dances can be found here: ryanathonyraff, jaswebber12
- Group: No Sign of Life
- Group: Stomp the Yard
- Group: Wear 'Em Out
- Kalani and Maddie duet: Walking Through a Storm
- Kalani solo: Pretty Little Liar
- Kendall solo: Waiting
- Mackenzie solo: Boom Boom
- Maddie solo: Vertigo
Episodes 19 and 20?
- Two episodes are to be filmed in Australia as part of Season 5, which will include a search for the Ultimate Australian Dancer, possibly bringing them back to America.
- March 12: ALDC attends and performs at the ASTRA awards, dancing to "Titanium" by David Guetta (featuring Sia.)
- 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.)
- March 13-15: Sydney
- March 16-19: Adelaide
- March 21-23: Melbourne
- The Fraziers and Siwas at least had planned one Meet and Greet of their own together in Gold Coast (the announcement coming shortly before its scheduled event); but further information was difficult to find.
- March 19: Nia singing live in Melbourne's Federation Square, at free event. Promotional video.
Australian tour information
- Instagrams: Abby, Holly, Jessalynn
- Late-March to late-May/early-June: Cast filming in Los Angeles for ten weeks.
- March 28th: Premiere of Austin & Ally episode featuring Maddie ("Homework & Hidden Talents").
- April 21st: Official release of "Wear 'Em Out" on iTunes (pre-orders from April 7th).
- April 24th: JoJo is scheduled to release a music single called "I Can Make You Dance."
- In an earlier Ireland tour radio interview, Abby and Maddie revealed that Maddie was recording a song. Date for release is unknown.
Season 5, Episode 21?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 21?
- Energy NDC in Santa Ana, California (Valley High School), March 29th
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 21?
Links to Season 5 Episode 21?
Other Information Season 5 Episode 21?
- March 26th: Premiere of Kendall K's "Wear 'Em Out" music video at Universal Studios, Universal City, CA.
- March 28th: Premiere of Austin & Ally episode featuring Maddie ("Homework & Hidden Talents").
Spoiler Links Covering Multiple Episodes
- http://websta.me/n/dancemomofficialspoilers (Twitter, ask.fm)
- Photos from Sheer Talent and World Class
- DanceMomsLover17 on youtube
- Abby's Instagram
- Gianna's Instagram
- Dance-Moms-Zone Facebook - (Twitter version, less used)
- WCTE: Instagram, Webpages
- Maddie's Instagram
- Kendall's instagram
- Energy NDC homepage, FB