- Everyone's Replaceable
- No One Likes A Bully
- Brooke's Back
- Wardrobe Malfunction
- Maddie Has a Secret
- Worst Birthday Party Ever!
- The Recital to End All Recitals
In Dance Moms
Payton was first seen in the background in many episodes in season one, usually in class.
Payton can be seen in the senior company room Abby enters to get away from Minister Dawn.
Payton makes a short cameo. She is seen in a tapping class in Studio B.
She was seen helping Melissa move the lollipop props in When Stars Collide.
Payton was added to the main group in episode four to replace Brooke, but taken out in the next episode when Brooke decided to come back. She then returned to the team in Episode Seventeen when Brooke decided to go to her school's formal dance instead of attending the Star Power competition. The moms are unhappy about Payton taking Brooke's place because there have been rumors of Payton bullying their daughters.
Her mother is Leslie Ackerman, and both are portrayed as mean and rude on the show. She tries out for Candy Apple's Dance Center in episode six, but it is unknown if she will be on their team, as she was reluctant to join when Cathy told her she would be able to. Payton didn't like the fact that it would take so long to drive out to the studio, and that none of her friends were there. It is shown in Maddie Has A Secret that Payton decided to stay at Abby's.
Abby tells the girls Payton was in the group number because the theme of it was too mature for Mackenzie. She gets a solo when Leslie asks after they notice Chloe isn't present because of a field trip. At the competition, when Payton is called for her solo, she says she doesn't think she had enough preparation. Leslie thinks Payton did well even though she didn't have enough practice time. Abby asks Leslie how she did and she tells her Payton hadn't gotten enough time to practice. Leslie thinks that if the group didn't do well, the moms would blame Payton, but the dance places first and Payton's solo receives seventh place.
Abby puts Payton in the hip hop number because she didn't think the girls were doing well with it. In the recital, Payton was in fifteen numbers, and because each had a quick change, Payton wondered how she was going to do it. Leslie complains to Abby about the line-up and how it affected Payton, and Abby tells her she was going to fix it.
During Christi and Kelly's fight she was seen in senior company rehearsal.
She was seen helping Chloe with her hip hip routine. Later her mother, Leslie said she was staying 15 minutes late to help Chloe rehearse her solo.
- Sinking Feeling
- Love Game
- One Track Mind
- She's So Beautiful (with Brandon Pent)
Dance Moms Dances
|Episode||Dance Name||Dance Style||Place||Season|
|Worst Birthday Party Ever!||Eternally||Jazz||7th in audio/officially|
(2nd in caption)