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Location: Murrieta, CA
Aliases: MDP

Murrieta Dance Project is the dance studio owned by Erin Babbs in Murrietta, California. The studio served as a rival against the Abby Lee Dance Company in Season 5.

The studio recently returned for two episodes of the second half of Season 7.

On Dance Moms

Murrieta Dance Project was first introduced to Dance Moms when Talia Seitel, a well-known dancer from the studio, performed on the Season 4 reunion special. Abby stated that Talia was a good example of someone she wanted to represent the ALDC.

MDP later made their first appearance as a studio the following season in Hello Hollywood, Goodbye Abby, where their group dance "Unstoppable" beat the ALDC's "I'd Rather Be". They went on to compete against the ALDC in three more episodes, with the ALDC beating them in two of the episodes and MDP beating the ALDC in West Coast Strikes Back. The studio's owner, Erin Babbs also served as a guest choreographer for the Candy Apple's Dance Center in some episodes.

Although the studio did not feature in Season 6, Erin made guest appearances in Two Teams, Two Studios Part 1 and 2 after the ALDC elite team decided to leave Abby.

MDP were featured as the main rival of the ALDC for the second half of Season 7, with former ALDC dancer Chloe Lukasiak competing with them.

Dance Moms Team

Current Members

Dancer Status Joined Left Notes
Alex Gonzalez Active S05E05 Has Not Left Alex is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project and has featured on the team since their first appearance.
Elizabeth Rudisill Active S05E05 Has Not Left Elizabeth is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project and has featured on the team since their first appearance.
Kayla Seitel Active S05E05 Has Not Left Kayla is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project and is the younger sister of Talia.
Talia Seitel Active S05E05 Has Not Left Talia made her first appearance on the show in Guess Who's Coming to the Dance? where she performed her solo "Burning Up". Talia later returned to the show in Season 5 alongside her MDP teammates.
Payton Sullivan Active S05E05 Has Not Left Payton is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project and has featured on the team since their first appearance.
Mackenzie Clemens Active S05E15 Has Not Left Mackenzie is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project.

Former Members

Dancer Status No. of Episodes Joined Left Notes
Keara Nichols Left 3 S05E05 S05E15 Keara first appeared on the show as a guest dancer for Candy Apple's Dance Center in Blame It on the New Girl. Keara later returned to the show in Season 5 alongside her MDP teammates and performed in two group dances. She also went up against Maddie in Maddie vs. Kalani but was ultimately beat. Keara did not return for any more episodes.
Caylie Almada Left 1 S05E24 S05E24 Caylie is a dancer from Murrieta Dance Project. She featured on the team for one episode, where she beat Kendall with her solo and performed in the "Monsters Under the Bed" group dance. Caylie did not return for any more episodes.
Chloe Lukasiak Left TBA S07E17 S07E21 Chloe was formerly a dancer at the ALDC but left at the end of Season 4 due to Abby's treatment towards her. She later returned to the show in Same Old Frenemies Part 1 & 2 and announced that she wanted to dance competitively again. She went on to compete with MDP, before leaving to join the former ALDC elite teen dancers and form the The Irreplaceables.

Line-Up Gallery

Other Information

  • Brianna Haire, the first season winner of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, was from this studio.
  • Makenzie Dustman, a finalist on the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance, is from this studio.
  • As of 2016, MDP has had three of their dancers win Best Dancer titles at The Dance Awards: Talia Seitel won Mini Female Best Dancer in 2012, Christina Ricucci won Teen Female Best Dancer in 2013 and most recently, Artyon Celestine won Mini Male Best Dancer in 2016.

List of Episodes

See also Category:Murrieta Dance Project Episode

External Links

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