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Season 6, Episode 31
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Air Date: November 1, 2016
Viewers: 0.746 million, 0.25 rating[1]
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"Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like Ab-bee" is the thirty-first episode of the sixth season of Dance Moms. It first aired November 1, 2016.


The elite dancers are spread thin when Abby books a demanding commercial shoot for the team; a chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the biggest rift ever between Abby, the mothers and the elite girls.[2]

Competition Attended

New York Dance Experience in Upland, CA on June 12, 2016 (Upland High School; Highlander Auditorium)[3]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
The Champ Hip Hop Did Not Place
Cast the First Stone Contemporary 1st Overall in Mini Division
Float Like a Butterfly
(not shown)
Lyrical Elite Gold in Duo/Trio Division
Sting Like a Bee Acrobatic 1st Overall in Duo/Trio Division

Other Information

  • Elite Pyramid:
    • Brynn
    • Nia, Kendall
    • Kalani
  • Mini Pyramid:
    • Lilliana,
    • Areana, Elliana
    • Alexus, Peyton
  • The competition did not give individual scores so there was not a top 10 like at other competitions. The only placement awards were given to the Overall winners in each category. Instead, there were adjudicated awards, e.g. elite gold, gold, etc.[4]
  • The two duet titles are based on the quote "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". This quote was said by the famous boxer Muhammad Ali[5], who died the week before the competition.
  • Jayden Bartels, Romeo Blanco, Will Simmons and Saryna Garcia all joined the team this week for the group dance. The group choreography was the same that was used for the ElectroKicks commercial that the girls filmed the day before the competition.
  • Peyton was not in the group dance because Abby wanted her to focus on her duet.
  • June 8: Brynn had a photoshoot with Miss Behave Girls for their new summer collection.
  • June 9: JoJo attended the Finding Dory movie premier in Los Angeles.
  • June 10: Kendall, Kalani, JoJo and Nia attended the Disney #MXYZ launch party.
  • June 11: All of the girls (minus JoJo) filmed a commercial for ElectroKicks. Other dancers included were Will Simmons, Romeo Blanco, Kaycee Rice and Tatiana McQuay. (Video)

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Video Gallery

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