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- 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:
- • @updates4udm
- • @dancemomofficialspoilers
- • @dancemoms.updates
- More credits can be found throughout the page, including a longer listing at the page's bottom.
Event Attended Where in the World is Abby Lee Miller?
Weekly Dances Where in the World is Abby Lee Miller?
- Mackenzie solo: "Superstar" (Acro Jazz) - 1st in Junior Division
- Kendall solo: "Welcome to My Life" (Jazz) - 3rd in Pre-Teen Division
- Maddie solo: "Golden Girl" (Lyrical) - 1st in Pre-Teen Division, Top solo score of competition
- Kalani solo: "Reign" (Contemporary) - 1st in Teen Division
- Nia solo: "House of Voodoo" (Contemporary) - 2nd in Teen Division
- JoJo solo: "Shadow" (Contemporary) - Pre-Teen Division - Scratched
- Twitter @saviklasen, YouTube @saviluvs4eva21
- IG @justmykenzie
- IG @kenzboolover
- IG @dmgallery
- IG @dancemomofficialspoilers
- IG @sheertalentltd
- IG @viviana7858
- IG @dancemoms.updates
- Mackenzie's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Full
- Kendall's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Kalani's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Nia's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Maddie's solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- JoJo sings and performs for Kidz Bop: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Clip-4, Clip
- JoJo performs to "Chandelier" performance (Kidz Bop): Full video
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Other Information Where in the World is Abby Lee Miller?
- April 21st: Official release of "Wear 'Em Out" on iTunes (pre-orders starting April 7th).
- April 24th: JoJo is scheduled to release a music single called "I Can Make You Dance." Tour performances were scheduled for April
24th and 25th and 26th. (Links to JoJo's tour dancers, and to JoJo's larger squad.) The rest of the team was rumored to have attended the 25th date in Anaheim, with filming for the show. There is also a video of JoJo performing to a live performance of "Chandelier" in Sacramento, sung by Sela Hack.
- D.J. Pierce was at rehearsals on Friday, in the persona of Shangela Laquifa. (photo.)
- Jill and Kendall were on Afterbuzz TV, along with part of their music team (Shayon "the Hitman" Daniels and Nicci Music.) Among other remarks, Jill commented on producers seeking to create drama and conflict with Holly and Nia. There is also an additional a secondary interview with Jill and Kendall by JJ Snyder.
Season 5, Episode 27?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 27?
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 27?
- Group dance: "The Panic Room" (Contemporary) - 1st in Junior Division, 1st Overall
- Kalani solo: "The Investment" (Contemporary) - 1st in Teen division, 1st Overall, Heavy Belt Champ (Highest Scoring Routine of the Entire Competition)
- JoJo solo: "Shadows" (Contemporary) - 7th or 8th in Junior Division
- Maddie solo - Junior Division, Scratched
- Group dance: "Famous, Infamous " (Contemporary) - 3rd in Teen Division, did not place in combined overalls
- Ava solo: "Praying Mantis" (Contemporary) - 4th in Teen Division, 5th Overall
Links to Season 5 Episode 27?
- YouTube @TheGymnasticslova123 - Full/large videos of Kalani's solo, ALDC group dance, CADC group dance...
- IG @7supremes
- IG @kirad143
- IG @kendyl.brass
- IG @prdmommyof3
- "Panic Room" video clip
- JoJo solo video clip-1, clip-2
- Girls dancing before awards
Other Information Season 5 Episode 27?
- The competition in Arizona was in Kira and Kalani's hometown, with Kira's Adage Dance Studios competing at Xpression. (Kira: "I don't know how long it's been since I have been this excited for a week!!! So many things happening I just can't contain myself.")
- Candy Apple's team left for Los Angeles by Monday (Ashtin, Chloe' S., Haley and Tessa.) They met up with Kaycee Rice, who lives in L.A., although Kaycee did not return as a member of their team.
- Ava and Jeanette Cota also left for Los Angeles on Tuesday. They were part of the Candy Apples for this week, with Jeanette filling their leadership role, as Cathy remained in Ohio.
- Kira's Adage Dance Studio was 1st in mini solo, 1st in junior solo, 2nd in teen solo (behind Kalani and two spots ahead of Ava),, and 2nd in group.
- Alexa Moffett, Brynn Rumfallo and Jaycee Wilkins were also in Los Angeles (like Kalani, all from Club Dance). In part, this appeared related to Maddie and the May 5th episode of Dancing with the Stars. (See info on next episode.) Alexa also was working on this episode of Dance Moms, and choreographing Kalani's solo, and went to the competition with the ALDC team. Her sister Addison Moffett also was at the competition.
- Kalani was not in the group dance, although she had been listed for it in the competition book.
- Mackenzie working on music video for "I Gotta Dance."
- Nia and Holly were on Afterbuzz TV, along with Mikey Minden.
- For both ALDC and CADC, the relatively short flight to Phoenix occurred late in the week, with training and preparation in Los Angeles.
- The other girls attended Digitour, taking photos with Nash and Hayes Grier.
- Jill seemed to be in Pittsburgh late Friday with Charlotte and Ryleigh, but was at the competition on time.
- CADC at International Dance Academy Studio, same studio used by Hillary Duff.
- One of Kalani's awards was patterned on a champion fighting belt, probably because the competition was on the same day as the widely publicized Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match.
- The term "praying mantis" was originally used by Abby in Chloe Gets Revenge, arguing that Ava needed an umbrella prop and certain choreography; rather than extending her arms, which Abby described as "horrendous" and "not developed." The term was later repeated by Kira in Abby Got Served.
Season 5, Episode 28?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 28?
- NYDE on May 9th, in Escondido, California
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 28?
- Group dance: "Fenced In" - 1st in Junior, 1st Overall (moderate confidence, results still may be incorrect)
- JoJo solo: "Can't Stop Me" - 3rd in Junior Division, DNP Overall (moderate confidence, results still may be incorrect)
- Kendall solo: 1st in Junior, 3rd/4th Overall (moderate confidence, results still may be incorrect)
- Group dance -
- Chloe' Smith solo - Teen Division
Links to Season 5 Episode 28?
Other Information Season 5 Episode 28?
- There were serious problems obtaining reliable spoilers this week. Spoilers given for placings given on this site are given with moderate confidence, but may still well be incorrect. For routines where no placing is given, available information is being considered too unreliable to present here. If desired, visitors can try these recommended spoiler attempts done by others: , , , , .
- After the Xpression competition for the previous episode, the CADC returned to Los Angeles (rather than returning to their different home locations.) Jeanette and Ava were among those who returned to L.A. from Arizona. They will be "collaborating with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the cast of "It Gets Better" for competition this week against ALDC."
- On Thursday, Jill tweeted to Cathy, "@Poodletoes1 you're just an ass! #youvebeenreplaced." Tessa, Ashtin, Haley and Ava arrived at NYDE wearing jackets from Jeanette Cota's Broadway Dance Academy. (Chloe' Smith arrived wearing a costume.) Cathy tweeted that four dancers should do well (i.e., excluding a fifth in Ava), and said she was sorry for the hands they were in (i.e., Jeanette's). (Earlier in the week, various people related to the heretofore-CADC had messaged the team in Los Angeles to not forget who was their real leader.)
- Tara, a student of Cathy's since age three (and who danced for CADC in the midseason finale), had expected to go to Los Angeles "soon" about a month before this time. But around April 12th, she was asked, "U exited for dance moms"? To which she responded, "Umm yeah a little nervous who knows what will happen."
- A small part of the fighting on Twitter was reported earlier in the week by the IBT, where Cathy's account was presented about why she had grabbed Jill's phone in the midseason finale.
- Rumors emerged soon after the previous competition that Kira had left the show, which Kira immediately and angrily denounced on Twitter. Kira had remained in Arizona through Wednesday, but took a flight to Los Angeles early on Thursday. Kalani was in L.A. with Addison, Molly, and likely Alexa on Tuesday relating to DWTS (see below), and was with ALDC teammates by Wednesday. Kalani and Kira did go to the competition (Kalani wearing an ALDC jacket like others), and they accompanied the rest of the ALDC team; but Kalani did not perform in the group.
- May 5th: Maddie performed on Dancing with the Stars. She danced in a trio with Brynn Rumfallo and Jaycee Wilkins (both of Club Dance), to Josh Groban singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." She also had a short contemporary solo, "Hold Back the River."
- Kendall K working in music recording studio, on song titled "Heartsmile."
- Mackenzie still working on music video for "I Gotta Dance."
- Much of the ALDC team attended the premiere for Pitch Perfect 2. (100+ Photos of Dance Moms cast posing at premiere.)
- Much of the cast attended a Kim Kardashian book signing on Thursday.
- Rachelle Rak is again a judge at this NYDE event.
- Nia and JoJo working on project together (details pending.)
- JoJo solo was based on Miley Cyrus.
- BDA group dance is about Bruce Jenner's transition. Singers were onstage with group.
Season 5, Episode 29?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 29?
- Sheer Talent competition on May 16th, in Spokane, Washington (INB Performing Arts Center / Spokane Convention Center)
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 29?
- Group dance: "Always a Bridesmaid" (Musical Theatre) - 1st in Pre-Teen Division
- Mackenzie solo: "Bat Crazy" (Acro) - 1st in Junior Division
- Maddie solo: "The Woods" (Contemporary) - 1st in Pre-Teen Division; 1st Overall
- Kendall solo: "Blowing Red" (Specialty) - 2nd in Pre-Teen Division
Links to Season 5 Episode 29?
- IG @onlyforseven
- IG @sheertalentltd
- YT Ruby Salazar
- Maddie solo: Clip-1, Clip-2. Full
- Mackenzie solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Clip-3, Full
- Kendall solo: Clip-1, Clip-2
- Group: Clip-1, Clip-2. Full
Other Information Season 5 Episode 29?
- Cast went to the Reality TV Awards on Thursday. (Livestream, recorded) Abby has won Best Villain. Dance Moms has won Best Recurring Cast.
- At the Reality TV Awards (May 14th), Nia had told a reporter that she would definitely be dancing with the ALDC in the next season.
- Maddie began filming with Troian Bellisario on Monday, as Maddie will be appearing as a guest star on a future episode of Pretty Little Liars. Travis Wall also has been working with Maddie on this PLL project since last week.
- Beginning last week, JoJo and Nia auctioned a phone case on ebay, with bidding at $14,900 on May 11th. Mackenzie and Maddie spiced things up more, offering to give away some of their phone cases for free, Kendall adding that she was part of the Ziegler phone case team. Nia and JoJo's phone case instagram: link. Mackenzie, Maddie and Kendall's phone case instagram:
- Kendall shooting with Blubot / dcvisions. YouTube video link.
- Nia recording music with Coco Jones on Wednesday.
- ALDC meet and greet also in Spokane on Saturday, with Abby, Maddie, Kendall, Kalani, and Mackenzie.
Season 5, Episode 30?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 30?
- DanceKidsUSA competition in Anaheim on May 23rd (Servite High School Performing Arts Center).
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 30?
- Group Dance: "Made for the Shade" - 1st place in Junior Division
- Kalani solo: "Shades of Grey" - 3rd place in Teen Division
- Nia solo: "Bye Felicia" - 1st place in Teen Division
- Group Dance: "Last One Standing" - 2nd place in Junior Division
- Alex Gonzalez Solo: "I'm Here Now" - 4th in Teen Division
Links to Season 5 Episode 30?
- YouTube @alystar1263, IG @applecorefanpage
- Video: girls warming up on stage before the competition
- Girls entering the competition
- Kalani solo: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- Nia solo: Clip-1, Full
- Group dance: Clip-1, Clip-2, Full
- MDP Group dance: Full
- At Awards:
Other Information Season 5 Episode 30?
- Girls used umbrellas in the group dance.
- "Slay" was played before awards.
- During awards, JoJo received a belated birthday bear from the hosts.
- The program guide listed two solos for MDP, so a second solo performance may be missing in these spoilers.
Season 5, Episode 31?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 31?
- Center Stage Dance Productions competition in Lancaster, CA on Sunday, May 31st (Lancaster Performing Arts Center).
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 31?
- Group dance: "The Waiting Room" (Open) - 1st in Junior Division, 2nd Overall
- Maddie Solo: "Someone Special" (Contemporary) - 2nd in Junior Division
- Mackenzie Solo: "Dreamer" (Acro/Lyrical) - 4th in Junior Division, Overall High Score Title Winner
- Nia Solo: "No Matter What" (Contemporary) - 2nd in Teen Division
- Kalani Solo: TBA (Improv) - 1st in Duo/Trio Division
- Group dance: "Moving Target" (Open) - 1st in Teen Division, 1st Overall
- Ava solo: "The Myth of a Mermaid" (Contemporary) - 1st in Junior Division
Links to Season 5 Episode 31?
- Around 90 minutes of footage from the Grand Opening of ALDC LA: interviews and dance performances. (JJ Snyder)
- Interviews with Kalani, Nia, Kendall, Holly, Jill, Gianna, JoJo. (OnTheSpotInterviews)
- Interviews with Kendall, Nia, Kalani, JoJo, Holly, Gianna, Ashtin and Jennifer Roth. (Arambulo Live)
- Dance clips and videos:
- Abby arguing at competition: instagram post, only video clip
- Twitter@saviklasen, IG @saviklasen
- Twitter@MusicalWhiteBoy, IG@the8rmatt
- IG @dmupdated
- IG @dancemomofficialspoilers
- IG @dancemoms.updates
- Clip of 4 girls in BDA jackets headed to nationals
- Eventbrite ticketing information website
- ALDC LA opening: Girls Dancing and Doing Tricks, Abby's Speech
- ALDC LA opening: Mingle Media TV Channel that includes interviews and dances
- Videos by carmoDANCE at ALDC LA Grand Opening:
- Some ALDC LA grand opening photos. Another set of photos.
Other Information Season 5 Episode 31?
- Kalani performed a solo, but somehow that solo placed first in the duet/trio category.
- Abby ranted calling the competition a joke, said she would never return to the competition again. The ALDC were awarded best studio however all the moms (except for Jess & Holly), and Abby/Gia got up and left and never accepted the award, and also pulled their dancers out.
- According to Abby, Mackenzie was 4th place junior solo, but 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, but she still seems to be performing.
- 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.
- ALDC LA Grand Opening
Season 5, Episode 32?
Event Attended Season 5 Episode 32?
- Reunion episode, filmed June 2nd
Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 32?
Links to Season 5 Episode 32?
Other Information Season 5 Episode 32?
- June 1st: L.A. Cabaret for a Cause (archive). Nia and JoJo hosted. Among those scheduled to perform were many dancers that have appeared on Dance Moms and sister shows (Tea' Adamson, Ava Cota, Mari Dudash, Jordyn Jones, Sophia Lucia, Addison Moffett, Gavin Morales, McKenzie Morales, Sarah Reasons, Talia Seitel, Lexee Smith).
- Some photos (www.broadwayworld.com)
- Cabaret for a Cause
Post season filming hiatus
- June 14th/15th: JoJo in Las Vegas doing show, filming music video for "I Can Make U Dance." Recording additional music.
- June 18th to 20th: Annual ALDC Concert, Shady Side Academy (Hillman Center, Pittsburgh.) The theme is "World Tour." Videos of some of the performances can be found here.
- June 20th: Mackenzie in broadcast episode of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn on Nickelodeon. Preview video; M Magazine article
- Kalani is going to The Dance Awards in Las Vegas (June 26th to July 3rd), as a member of Club Dance. Like Club, Murrieta Dance Project is among studios sending significant numbers of dancers. More info on this Wiki's Related Competitions page.
- June 26th to 28th: JoJo tour in Massachusetts.
- June 30th: Expected broadcast date of a Pretty Little Liars episode that will guest star Maddie.
- Part of the ALDC will attend The Dance Awards in New York City, which are July 5th to 12th. Dancers sent as competitors: Mackenzie, Maddie, Brooke Kosinski (mini), Kylie Edwards (mini), Ryan Nogy (teen), Selah Curran (junior). More info on this Wiki's Related Competitions page.
- After the recital and nationals, Nia is interested in possibly taking dance classes in New York during the summer break (but continuing dance in any event); as well as looking to work on acting and music.
- Maddie has said she is excited to have a summer off, and her plans are to do "nothing."
- August 14th to 17th: ALDC Bootie Camp in Los Angeles. Includes auditions for the ALDC. Abby has posted that those at Bootie Camp will dance alongside Nia, Maddie, Mackenzie and Kendall. She also added that people should not cause trouble, with Kalani and JoJo invited, but unsure if they have other plans.
- August 20th to 24th: ALDC Bootie Camp.
- Abby has said (in May) that Dance Moms it more likely to be L.A. at the end of August (compared to Pittsburgh), but in June told Entertainment Weekly that she is sure they will film in both cities.
- In an earlier Ireland tour radio interview, Abby and Maddie revealed that Maddie was recording a song. Date for release is unknown.
- Kira is expecting another child.
- Mackenzie to return to L.A. at some time to record second album.
Spoiler Links Covering Multiple Episodes
- Dance Moms Wiki's External Links
- http://websta.me/n/dancemomofficialspoilers (Twitter, ask.fm)
- Search eventbrite
- https://www.showclix.com/events/17128 link being used for ALDC events
- Dance-Moms-Zone Facebook - (Twitter version, less used)
- Photos from Sheer Talent and World Class
- WCTE: Instagram, Webpages
- Energy NDC homepage, FB
Accounts that don't specialize in spoilers, but may (?) have a previous history of providing eyewitness material
- Instagram: @amazingmisskenzie (Ohio) • @prinsasskenzieboo (Ohio) • @itsmollydempsey (Ohio) • @abbyleeposts (Ohio) • @dancemoms.updates (Penn.) • @chloe.ziegler (Penn.)
- YouTube: @phoneage17 (Ohio) • @dancemoms.updates (Penn., Virginia)
- Instagram/Twitter: @justmykenzie • @aldcsfashions • Twitter @saviklasen • @applecorefanpage • @kenzboolover • @dmgallery • @dancemom_lover142 • @adriana_saravia • Twitter@MusicalWhiteBoy & IG@the8rmatt
- YouTube: @Hannahlauson1D • Bella Wild • @saviluvs4eva21 • alystar1263 (IG @applecorefanpage)
- Instagram/Twitter: @dmdidyourealize (Michigan)
- YouTube: Cameryn Ibrahim (Michigan) • kenzie ziegler (Michigan)