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Post-Season Hiatus

  • Early in Season 3, Kelly's contract was amended in "real life," at the time corresponding to Out With the Old, In With the New, when the moms went on strike on the show, and replacement dancers performed for the ALDC. To view the amendment, introduced as an exhibit in Kelly's civil lawsuit against Collins Avenue and Abby, see this pdf (page 21), or text here. Terms of compensation were negotiated for Season 3, including Episodic Fees for a maximum of twenty-six episodes ($6,950 per episode); pay for special episodes ($10,000 per episode); a Holiday Special ($12,500); bonuses for completing the season ("Cycle Completion Bonus," at $40,000); babysitting and clothing allowances ($3500 and $300/week, respectively); and merchandising shares. A contract option for Season 4 was included, exercisable by Collins Avenue, under the same rules of compensation (besides an increase of the "Cycle Completion Bonus" to $60,000.) This late-2012 amendment to the 2011 contract "Agreement" contained no terms of compensation for possible seasons 5 or later. Amendments for the other moms starring on the show, who returned to the show at the same time as Kelly, have not been made available publicly; and it is uncertain if their agreements on these matters would similarly be in lapse for a presumed Season 5.
  • July 24 to August 5, 2014: Christi and Chloe tour in Ireland and the U.K.
  • Abby has sought to hire "strict ballet teachers for int and adv levels" for the faculty in Fall 2014 and beyond.[4]
  • 10 August 2014: Teen Choice Awards.
  • 11 August, 2014: L.A. Booty Camp
  • August 11, 2014: Cabaret for a Cause; with Jade, Kamryn, Sarah R., Tea', Nick Daniels, Vivi-Anne, Lucas, Haley Huelsman (AUDC), Gianna Newborg (AUDC)
  • 13 August: Chloe had unspecified surgery for health reasons.[5][6]
  • Nia is rumored to be homeschooling for the 2014/2015 year. Kendall is rumored to be attending a regular school for part of the day, supplemented by homeschooling.[citation needed]
  • 15 September: Mackenzie working on Christmas song in Los Angeles.[9][10]
  • 23 September: Maddie and Sia scheduled to appear on Dancing with the Stars.[11]

Season 5, Episode 1

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 1

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 1

Links to Season 5 Episode 1

Other Information Season 5 Episode 1

  • Season 5 started filming October 6.
  • Kalani Hilliker re-joined the ALDC team.
  • Chloe did not attend the competition.
  • Each one of the girls plays a differnet part in the group routine
    • Nia was a strong woman
    • Mackenzie was a contortionist/Acrobat
    • Kalani was a bearded lady
    • Maddie and Kendall were clowns
  • Nia wore a wig in her solo.
  • Kendall had a prop in her solo.
  • Kalani wore heels in her solo.

Season 5, Episode 2

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 2

  • Energy, October 18, in Detroit, MI

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 2

Links to Season 5 Episode 2

Other Information Season 5 Episode 2

  • Ava announced on instagram that her studio, Broadway Dance Academy, will be competing at the competition.
  • Abby later posted a photo sent to her by an old friend who also claimed there could be foul play in the competition due to Gina D. and Jeanette's relationship.
  • Group dance was choreographed by Molly Long. The name of group dance was changed to "Stomp the Yard".[12][13]
  • ALDC group number was based off TV show "Orange Is The New Black"
    • Maddie: Piper Chapman
    • Mackenzie: Galina "Red" Reznikov
    • Kendall: Tricia Miller
    • Nia: Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
    • Kalani: Nicole "Nicky" Nichols
  • Maddie won a crown for her solo.

Season 5, Episode 3

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 3

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 3

Links to Season 5 Episode 3

Other Information Season 5 Episode 3

  • Maddie was not at the competition due to being in LA. Maddie performed at Hollywood Bowl ("Chandelier", "Big Girls Cry", "Elastic Heart", "Diamonds"). Story with photos
  • JoJo from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition competed with the ALDC.
  • Sarah Hunt returned and competed with the ALDC.
  • Haley Huelsman from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition competed against the ALDC. She competed for New England Dance and Gymnastic Centers, which are studios operated by Loree Cloud.

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Season 5, Episode 4

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 4

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 4

Links to Season 5 Episode 4

Other Information Season 5 Episode 4

  • Local dance schools invited, with claim they are looking for the "best of the best," including free registration for dances that have taken first place in 2014.
  • Kalani and JoJo were again both at the competition.
  • Strictly Rhythm brought dancers, including a group dance.[15][16] They seem to have won the group dance over the ALDC, in the teen division. [17] One of their seniors was rumored to have placed first overall in solos.
  • Nick Dobbs visited the studio during the week, dancing with seniors and Kalani.[18]

Season 5, Episode 5

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 5

  • Energy NDC Competition in Los Angeles, Sat Nov 8th, Panorama High School

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 5

  • Group dance: "I'd Rather Be" (Lyrical) - 2nd Overall
  • Maddie solo: "All God's Creatures" (Open) - 1st Junior Overall, 1st Overall (perfect score)
  • Kalani solo: "Fragile Forest" (Lyrical) - 1st Teen Overall, 2nd Overall (perfect score)
  • Gavin solo: - 1st Petite Overall,[19] 3rd Overall[20] (299 points)
  • McKenzie solo: 2nd in Junior, 4th overall [21]
  • Talia solo[22]: Uncertain information
  • Murrieta Dance Project group dance: - 1st Overall
  • The Rage Entertainment Complex group dance: - 3rd Overall

Links to Season 5 Episode 5

Other Information Season 5 Episode 5

  • Abby seemed to have been absent from the audience during the competition performances.[23][24]
  • Kalani spent time with the team in Los Angeles; some of their time was spent working on their various clothing-line projects. JoJo also traveled to California;[25] she was with the ALDC at the competition, but did not perform. All the girls seem to have auditioned for a Ubisoft/Disney project.[26]
  • The Rage Entertainment Complex (McKenzie Morales and Gavin Morales studio) was there.
  • The Murrieta Dance Project is the home studio of Erin Babbs, Talia Seitel and Keara Nichols.
  • Kalani and Maddie both got perfect scores for their solos,[27] while Gavin got a 299.[28]
  • McKenzie had the stomach flu, but still competed a solo and with a group.[29]
  • Energy rules for age divisions can be found here. "Judges will be asked to break all ties." Overalls for mixed age categories is by now "normal" for purposes of the show, but would not be done otherwise.[30]
  • A Sheer Talent competition coincided with master class in Monterrey, Mexico, on November 9 [31][32]
  • 1500 tickets were sold at Mexico master classes, priced at $79 (1069.50 pesos),[33][34] thus grossing $118,500.

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Season 5, Episode 6

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 6

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 6

  • ALDC
  • Club Dance Studio:
    • Group dance: "How Will I Know" (Lyrical) - 2nd Overall; Pre-Teen Division
    • Group dance: "Bang Bang" (Jazz) - 3rd Overal; Pre-Teen Division
    • Group dance: "Say Something[35]" (Lyrical)
    • Group dance: "Red" (Contemporary)
    • Bostyn Brown solo: "Mad World" (Contemporary) - 1st Overall; Pre-Teen Division
    • Brynn Rumfallo solo: "Breathe" (Lyrical) - 3rd Overall; Pre-Teen Division
    • Jaycee Wilkins solo: "Youth" (Contemporary) - 4th Overall; Pre-Teen Division
    • Jenna Valenzuela solo: "Supa Dope" (Jazz)
    • Addison Moffett solo: "Latch" (Contemporary) - 1st Overall; Teen Division
    • Sarah Reasons Solo: "Breathe Again"
  • Other studios:

Links to Season 5 Episode 6

Other Information Season 5 Episode 6

  • Haley Huelsman, Kaeli Ware, Tea' Adamson, Sarah Reasons, and Club Dance (Kalani and Sarah's home studio) attended the competition.
  • Nia attended the competition but is not in the group number.
  • Like with the previous episode, Kalani spent some time in Arizona early in the week, before making the comparatively short trip back to Los Angeles.
  • Payton also went to L.A. this week, taking classes with the rest of the team from Mark Meismer and Jaclyn Betham. She performed a solo though it was not judged. It was a showcase performance as she had previously won a title for Sheer Talent and is ineligible to compete; she will be handing out awards.
  • Most of the dancers at Club Dance have solos.
  • Kendall's music stops during her solo.
  • During the week, Tea' Adamson and Sarah Reasons were filming for an ABC show, Fresh Off the Boat.[36][37]
  • "OPEN CALL AUDITIONS in LOS ANGELES, CA," Collins Avenue and Bryan Stinson casting are looking for dancers and moms for Season 5.
    • According to a comment by Abby, "This is not my audition. I'm not picking anyone from this - I will be auditioning soon, keep watching my website!"
    • Nevertheless, the entry form does include questions like: "Why do you want your kid to be a member of the elite dance competition team on Dance Moms?"; "Are you afraid of Abby Lee Miller? Why or why not?"; and "How do you feel about Abby Lee Millers teaching methods?"

Season 5, Episode 7

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 7

  • Starbound in Los Angeles region, November 22nd

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 7

  • ALDC Group Dance 1 (Nia, Kendall, Mackenzie, and Jojo) - TBA - did not place
  • ALDC Group Dance 2 (Mackenzie, Kalani, Sarah, and Brynn) - TBA - did not place (?); or 4th (?) (Acro)
  • Mackenzie and JoJo duet -TBA - 4th Overall (Musical Theater)
  • Kalani and Sarah Reasons duet - TBA - did not place

Links to Season 5 Episode 7

Other Information Season 5 Episode 7

  • On Monday Nov 17, Mackenzie (Mack Z) released a holiday song, "Christmas All Year Long." On Nov 20, Billboard premiered the music video with accompanying article.
  • Maddie in photo spread article for Elle. (A second Elle gallery.) Maddie has been away from the team during the week, cast to appear in Austin & Ally. She isn't dancing this week.
  • Sarah Reasons has been with the team throughout the week, including her birthday on Friday. Also with the team has been Brynn Rumfallo (like Kalani and Sarah R., from Club Dance.)
  • Mackenzie and JoJo's duet and makeup is inspired by 1950's black-and-white television show I Love Lucy.
  • One of the ALDC group dances is inspired by Moulin Rouge, and more specifically the "Lady Marmalade" music video tie-in, performed by Christina Aguilera (JoJo), Lil' Kim (Nia), Mya (Mackenzie), and Pink (Kendall.) Another ALDC group dance is inspired by clowns.
  • The event was more secretive than usual, and this may be undermining the relative reliability of some spoilers.
  • At Nuvo in Pittsburgh, there is an ALDC mini solo ("New York New York") scheduled at 4:21 pm on the 21st. Schedule. Live stream site. (To be clear, the junior elite team has remained in Los Angeles.)

Season 5, Episode 8?

Event Attended Season 5 Episode 8?

Weekly Dances Season 5 Episode 8?

Links to Season 5 Episode 8?

Other Information Season 5 Episode 8?

Season 5

  • At a mid/late-September Meet and Greet, Chloe stated, "Yep, I take technique classes there [the studio Kendall used to attend, i.e. Studio 19 Dance Complex]. I'm still on the show. I still go to Abby's..." Christi immediately interrupted, stating instead, "No, don't say you still go to Abby's. You're still on the show. I got tired of Abby treating Abby [sic] like garbage, so we went..." On October 11, Christi tweeted, "Just so I can clear this up: I have not stepped foot in THAT studio since the finale, NOR WILL CHLOE EVER."She" crossed the line. #bully"[38]
  • December 6, World-Class Talent Experience. "Lifetime TV - Invitational Dance Moms Event (Manahawkin, NJ)." WCTE again states they are looking for "the best of the best" from local dance studios, with free registration for routines that have finished first in 2014.[39][40] More information.
  • December 8, Cabaret for a Cause (NYC): Nia, Maddie, Mackenzie, Kalani, Kendall and Alaina Johnston.[41]
  • December 13, Sheer Talent in Pompton Plains, NJ (Pequannock Township High School Auditorium) [42][43]

Spoiler Links Covering Multiple Episodes


  7. [1]
  14. The location of the Dance Moms New Providence Invitational has changed. We have moved to... Watchung Hills Regional High School
  17. @awaitdance: "Oops they got 2nd."
    awaitdance "@dancemomfan211 strictly dance. [answering question, "who won"] They were in the teen category"
  30. comments by Francisco in a fourth season Afterbuzz prior to the midseason finale, although I'd have to check precisely which video.
  34. "$79 = 1069.50 peso"
  41. File:Cabaret for a Cause 12 8 14.jpg
  42. "Click here to purchase audience admission tickets for the December 13, 2014 Pompton Plains, NJ Dance Moms Special Edition Competition"

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