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This is a place for collecting rumors and information concerning the future of the show.

The following IG accounts have been regularly helpful in building this page during the fifth season, particularly in identifying and linking to various first-hand fan witness accounts from competitions:
More credits can be found throughout the page, including a longer listing at the page's bottom.

The New Maddie?

Event Attended The New Maddie?

  • December 13, Sheer Talent in Pompton Plains, NJ (Pequannock Township High School Auditorium) [1][2]

Weekly Dances The New Maddie?


  • Group dance: "Dance in the Rain" (Lyrical) - 1st Place in Pre-Teen Division; 1st Place in Group Overalls; Overall High Score Sheer Brilliance Award (Groups, Lines and Productions)
  • Maddie solo: "Vertigo" (Contemporary) - 1st Place in Pre-Teen Division (Titanium); 1st Place in Solo Overalls; Overall High Score Sheer Inspiration Award (Solo, Duet and Trio)
  • Brynn solo: "Diamond in the Rough" (Lyrical) - 2nd Place in Pre-Teen Division (Titanium)


  • Group dance: "Torn" (Contemporary) - 2nd Place in the Pre-Teen Division; 2nd Place in Group Overalls; 2nd Overall High Score Sheer Brilliance Award (Groups, Lines and Productions)
  • McKenzie Morales solo: "Come to Me" (Jazz) - Did Not Place in Pre-Teen Division (Platinum); Did Not Place in Solo Overalls

Links to The New Maddie?

Other Information The New Maddie?

Season 5, Episode 11?

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 11?

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 11?


  • Group dance: "Decadent Darlings" (open, ages 11-12) - 3rd overall; Elite Gold
  • Maddie solo: "The Mannequin" (contemporary, ages 11-12) - 1st overall; Elite Gold
  • Kendall solo: "Waiting On a Train to Paris" (lyrical, ages 11-12) - Elite Gold; did not place in the overall Top 5 soloists
  • Nia solo: "The Color Purple" (open, ages 13-14) - Elite Gold; did not place in the overall Top 5 soloists

JC's Broadway Dance Academy

  • Ava solo: "Shine Through Me" (lyrical, ages 11-12) - Elite Gold; did not place in the overall Top 5 soloists; highest score of genre/age category

Links to Season 5 Episode 11?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 11?

  • As could be expected, there is drama between the ALDC and Jeanette's studio. Abby and Gianna walked out before Ava's solo, and Kira attempted to do the same.[16]
  • Ava danced to her own song, in tribute to her grandfather.[17][18]
  • During awards, they only announced the Top 5 in the different age groups as well as overalls, unlike at other competitions with the announcement of the Top 10.
  • Elite Gold is the highest place you can get before placing in the Top 5.
  • 20 December: Lancaster, PA, meet and greet[19]
  • Competition followed by vacation for cast and crew.
  • Kalani and Kira back in Arizona night of Dec 21st.
  • Christmas party for ALDC on Dec 22nd (also Nick Dobbs's birthday.)
  • Passing in the Frazier family.[20][21]
  • Ricky Palomino and niccimusic working on "secret project" with Maddie and Kendall, early January.
  • ALDC performed at Hollywood Vibe, Jan 9-11, in Pittsburgh,[22] at a competition that wasn't filmed for the show.

Season 5, Episode 12?

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 12?

  • Energy in Detroit, Michigan, on January 10th, 2015

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 12?



Links to Season 5 Episode 12?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 12?

  • Sia announced on Twitter that Maddie will be performing on Saturday Night Live (this Saturday), however she did attend the competition.
  • The group dance, thought to be based on the board game Clue, and had each girl wearing a different colored head piece:
    • JoJo in purple
    • Kalani in red
    • Kendall in blue
    • Mackenzie in white
    • Maddie in yellow
    • Nia in green 
  • Cathy is back with a brand new team (Haley Huelsman, Tessa Wilkinson, Chloe Smith, and Ashtin Roth.) Four dancers were listed in the competition programs, but five dancers were in their group dance. The additional fifth dancer was Kaycee Rice.[23]
  • Cathy had made tabloid headlines already by Thursday. Following the release of a second Sia video with Maddie, Cathy was quoted in TMZ as calling it "vile," and that she "nearly threw up." Cathy further added, "I am flabbergasted Melissa would go to the levels she is going to get her daughter famous."
  • There was a moms fight in the seated audience, because Melanie (Haley's mother) seemed to say that Haley is better than Maddie, followed by criticizing a Sia music video.[24] Jessalynn (JoJo's mom) got the audience to cheer for Maddie in the video. Severe fighting also seems to have occurred between Cathy and Jessalynn in a dressing room.[25]
  • The new CADC dancers seems to have been among those who auditioned in Los Angeles in mid-November; but who were too old to potentially aid in bringing back down the average age of the "Junior" Elite team.[26]. At least several have past histories with Abby (AUDC or guest of ALDC.)

Season 5, Episode 13?

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 13?

  • World Class Talent Experience Invitational in Cleveland (Olmsted Falls), January 17th[27]

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 13?



  • 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 Season 5 Episode 13?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 13?

  • Maddie performed on Saturday Night Live the date of the competition (NBC video, YouTube VEVO version).[28] 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.[29]

Season 5, Episode 14?

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 14?

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 Season 5 Episode 14?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 14?

  • 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.[31]
  • 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[32]
  • 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?

  • World-Class Talent Experience Invitational in Riverside, California, on January 31st[33][34][35]

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 15?

Abby Lee Dance Company

  • 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

Murrieta Dance Project

  • 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?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 15?

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)[42]

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?

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.[43] She also fell once during the judged version and twice during the non-judged version.[44]
  • Only the top 5 of each category was announced. JoJo was reported to cry at awards when failing to place.[45]
  • 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. [46]
  • 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.[47] Todrick Hall also assisting.
  • The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are held Sunday, February 8th. Sia will reportedly both attend and perform.
    • Sia is nominated for: Record of the Year ("Chandelier"), Song of the Year ("Chandelier"), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Chandlier"), and Best Music Video ("Chandelier.")
    • Maddie was backstage at the venue on Thursday,[48] although Sia's exact performance plans were still unclear on Thursday.[49]
  • 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[50]

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.[51]
  • Like the earlier Starbound competition in the season, the filmed event was again weakly attended by fans.[52] 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, believed to be Tara Johnson;[53][54][55] Vivi-Anne also was in their group routine. (Tara's IG,[56][57])
  • The CADC group is based on the Cathy's story of adopting Vivi and her becoming an American citizen.[58]
  • The ALDC edge out a 1st place victory[59] over the CADC by 1/10th of a point.[60]
  • Rachelle Rak was a judge for this competition.[61]
  • 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!!!"[62]
  • 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

Other Information Mid-season Reunion

  • A midseason reunion episode was filmed on February 18th.

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,[63] 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).[64] Kalani placed first with her solo "Video Games".[65] 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.[66]
  • Feb 23: ALDC doing photoshoots

ALDC Ireland Tour

  • February 26 to March 3

Dances Performed (February 26th, 2015 Showcase)

Dances Performed (March 1st and 2nd, 2015 Showcase)

Videos of dances can be found here: ryanathonyraff, jaswebber12

Episodes 19 and 20?

  • 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.[67])
  • 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.[68][69]

Spoiler Links Covering Multiple Episodes

Animated GIFs

Dance Moms Wiki:Spoilers and Future Episode Information/GIF's


  1. "Click here to purchase audience admission tickets for the December 13, 2014 Pompton Plains, NJ Dance Moms Special Edition Competition"
  3. murrietadanceprojectofficial Instagram photo, 2014-12-11
  4. Instagram @dancemomsspoilers_
  5. "dancemomsspoilers_ McKenzie Morales' solo called Come to Me After, Abby had to talk to the judges to clean up the feathers that came off her costume! take with credit!!"
  6. "dancemomsspoilers_ Drama: • Bridgette and Cathy got in a fight and didn't sit together while watching the dances. • Abby told the judges that Mckenzie's feathers from her costume came off during her performance and they cleaned it up • We watched the ending fight between candy apples and ALDC and it was mostly about how kendall is "always in the back" and how "Cathy doesn't train her own kids""
  11. Maddie's Insta
  13. File:Cabaret for a Cause 12 8 14.jpg
  33. "World-Class Talent Experience will host a dance competition at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA on January 31st. The event will be attended by members of the Abby Lee Dance Company and will be televised as part of the "Dance Moms" reality TV show."
  39. very brief interview clip
  52. Unclear if it was advertised or open to fans, although there are reasons to believe this site is affiliated with the show (Twitter followed by Bryan Stinson and Kira):
    If it was indeed open to fans, few had any idea they could attend, with obscurity of site and release info coming so late in the week.
  54. IG @tarajohnson12, group photo, with "Miss you" comment by @ashtinroth
  55. results dancing for CADC at:
  56. IG @tarajohnson12, group photo, with "Miss you" comment by @ashtinroth
  57. bio on 16Feb2015 of IG @tarajohnson12: "Tara Johnson every saint has a past and every sinner has a future candy apples dance moms season 5"
  59. Gianna IG
  64. Girls goofing around

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