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Season 6, Episode 1
601 The Girl In The Plastic Bubble 10
Air Date: January 5, 2016
Viewers: 1.370 million, 0.5 rating[1]
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"New Season, New Rules" is the first episode of the sixth season of Dance Moms. It first aired on January 5, 2016.


It’s the ALDC’s first week of the competition season and Abby starts it off with a bang—a big announcement that will change the future of the team. Maddie’s star is glowing brightly as she shoots her first movie and her new substitute on the team is a slap in the face to Jill and Kendall. Meanwhile, Jeanette and her BDA team, the reigning National champs, are back and ready to show the ALDC how dancing is done.[2][3]

Competition Attended

  • Sheer Talent Special Edition Competition in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 10th (Alex Theatre).[4]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
The Girl In The Plastic Bubble Contemporary 1st in Teen Division
Brynn Coronation Lyrical 1st in Pre-Teen Division
1st Overall
JoJo Own It
(not shown)
Jazz Platinum
JC's Broadway Dance Academy
Dance Name
Dance Style
The Waiting Room Contemporary 2nd in Teen Division
Gavin The Come Back Contemporary 2nd in Pre-Teen Division

Other Information

  • Pyramid
    • Kalani, Kendall, JoJo, Mackenzie, Nia
  • The pyramid was completely different than before as each girl was handed their headshot and told to face the mirror. Abby told them that all of them were on the bottom of the pyramid because they lost at the previous competition.
  • Kalani was not at the competition because she went to her dad's wedding on the day of the competition.
  • There was controversy about the final group dance placings, and the amount of time used by BDA.
  • Maddie was not in the group dance due to her absence throughout the week because she spent the time in New York City, working for her film role in The Book of Henry.

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Video Gallery

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