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Season 7, Episode 3
703 Pretty Reckless (1)
Air Date: December 13, 2016
Viewers: 0.898 million
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Episode Songs: Index
Abby's Worst Nightmare
Winner Takes All
Videos Photos

"Return of The Rotten Apples" is the third episode of the seventh season of Dance Moms. It first aired on December 13, 2016.


Abby and the ALDC bring an edgy group routine, inspired by Kalani's 16th birthday, to this week's competition hoping to overtake Cathy and her Candy Apples for the second week in a row. Kendall dances a Maddie-esque solo determined to beat Nicaya.[1]

Competition Attended

New York Dance Experience in Dublin, CA on September 24, 2016[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Pretty Reckless Contemporary 1st in Teen Division
Camryn Queen C
(not shown)
Contemporary 2nd in Teen Division
Kendall The Scream Open 1st in Teen Division
Candy Apple's Dance Center
Dance Name
Dance Style
My One Lyrical Did Not Place
Nicaya Harriet Open 3rd in Senior Division
Special Award

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Kendall, Brynn
    • Camryn, Daviana
    • Kalani, Nia
  • Both Abby and Kalani had their birthdays during the week.
  • The CADC added a new member to their team this week, Madeline Underwood. She and Brynn were pictured together last week at the competition.
  • The ALDC group dance received 298 out of 300 points.
  • Following the airing of the episode, Kaya Wiley took to social media to clear up rumors/allegations about the episode. The video of her explaining things can be watched here.
    • During the video she explained that Kendall and Nicaya didn't even compete in the same division and that the facial expression Nicaya had after Kendall won was actually because her name got called for a special award.[3]
  • September 19: Nia attended classes at EDGE Performing Arts Centre in LA.

Picture Gallery

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Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "Return of The Rotten Apples," visit subpage Return of The Rotten Apples/Videos.


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