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Season 7
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Broadcast Information
Original channel: Lifetime
Premiere: November 29, 2016
Season Chronology
Previous: Season 6
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The seventh season of Dance Moms premiered November 29, 2016 on Lifetime.

Synopsis

It's time for a change and this fall, “Dance Moms” is all about new beginnings. Opening a second studio and losing her star student, Abby’s life has been full of challenges. But that chapter has closed and it’s definitely time for a change. Abby is focused on making sure that her studio is thriving, as she searches for her next Maddie while nurturing her ALDC Junior Elite girls to become stars. Plus this season, Abby’s next generation of dancers – the Mini Elite Team – is full of promise and could put ALDC back on track to reclaim the National Title.[1]

Videos

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Season 7 Exclusive Sneak Preview

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Still to come on Season 7 Preview

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Season 7.5 Preview

Cast

Choreographers and Instructors

Dancers

Elite Team

Mini Team

Mothers

Elite Team

Mini Team

*Note: For more information about dancers placements on teams, click here.

Choreographers and Instructors

Dancers

Mothers

*Note: For more information about dancers placements on teams, click here.

Season Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
Season 7: 2016/17 25 November 29, 2016

Season 7: 2016/17

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Title Original air date
191 1 Fight for Your Life November 29, 2016 701 Group Dance 3
After an eight week break, Abby reaches out to the Junior Elite mothers and asks them to come to the ALDC to hear an announcement.
192 2 Abby's Worst Nightmare December 6, 2016 702 We Go On (1)
Abby challenges the Junior Elites to a head-to-head competition and makes big changes to the team. In the hopes of finding her super team, Abby sends some girls home and brings in two new girls. But, when Abby's biggest rival returns, the moms worry about her ability to hold it all together.
193 3 Return of The Rotten Apples December 13, 2016 703 Pretty Reckless (1)
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.
194 4 Winner Takes All December 20, 2016 704 The Fairest of Them All (1)
Abby challenges Daviana and Kalani to a head-to-head solo showdown; two minis rejoin the team; Abby eliminates a member of the super team.
195 5 New Kid on the Block December 27, 2016 705 Group Dance (2)
Abby brings in a new dancer with an eccentric mother; Abby encourages Brynn to lead Kalani and Kendall in their trio; the mothers are nervous when Abby assigns the first hip-hop routine since the elites walked out.
196 6 No Clowning Around January 3, 2017 706 Group 4
Nationals are only six weeks away, but a constantly changing team have the moms worried. Nia gets her first solo in a year and Abby gives two of her new dancers a chance to shine on stage. Meanwhile, the veteran moms go on the attack after one of the new moms puts down their kids.
197 7 The Fresno Curse January 10, 2017 707 Group Dance 2
Abby and the ALDC try to break a long standing losing streak in Fresno, California; Holly's nerves are frayed when Abby announces the theme for a controversial group dance; Elliana and Maesi's duet brings out the worst in their mothers.
198 8 ALDC Ain't Dead Yet January 17, 2017 708 Group Dance 2
Abby brings the girls to a cemetery to get them in the spirit for a graveyard-inspired routine; the mothers are frustrated when Brynn is given a special part; Elliana and Lilliana are given head-to-head solos for the first time.
199 9 Battle of the Blondes January 24, 2017 709 Group Dance 2
Abby auditions a new dancer to be a part of the Great 8 team heading to Nationals; Brynn, Lilly and Maesi all go head-to-head with solos; the mothers are hopeful that a new dancer will complete the team, but Ashlee thinks otherwise.
200 10 Breathless in Denver January 31, 2017 710 The Thinner the Air, The Harder to Breathe (1)
Kalani, Kendall and Nia all dance competing solos in Denver; the minis are in a technically complicated group dance, and the mothers wonder if this addition will ruin their winning streak heading into Nationals.
201 11 Leaving La La Land February 7, 2017 711 The Red Bow
In the final week before the ALDC heads to Pittsburgh for Nationals, the elite girls struggle with a difficult ballet routine and get the cold shoulder from Abby; Abby becomes obsessed with the mini soloists; Kendall resumes her stalled music career.
202 12 It's Not Always Sunny in Pittsburgh February 14, 2017 712 Ghost Town (2)
The team returns to Pittsburgh where the stress of proving themselves leads to explosive battles between some of the mothers; Abby questions Camryn's desire to be on the team and gives her one more chance to prove herself.
203 13 Same Old Frenemies Part 1 February 21, 2017 713 Team on the bus
Abby hits a major roadblock with the group routine; Brynn, Kalani, Lilliana and Elliana are assigned solos, leaving Holly and Jill fuming; Kendall premieres her music video; a former ALDC dancer considers visiting her old teammates.
204 14 Same Old Frenemies Part 2 February 21, 2017 714 Is There Still Hope? (1)
The ALDC battles the Candy Apples for the final time this season; Abby breaks down when faced with an uncertain future; a surprise guest makes an appearance that shocks the whole team.
205 15 Judgment Day Approaches August 1, 2017 715 Family Court (1)
News spreads about Abby's approaching court sentencing; Abby's denial creates havoc for the team; Abby creates a group dance centered around Ashlee and Brynn's family court battle.
206 16 Abby Flies the Coop August 8, 2017 Food for Thought
The mothers butt heads with Abby over a vegan-inspired routine; Kendall, Brynn and Kalani compete; the team says goodbye to Abby when she leaves for Europe.
207 17 Out With Abby, In With Chloe: Part 1 August 15, 2017 717 Girls with Producer Jimmy
The mothers bring in choreographer Laurieann Gibson, which shakes things up; Chloe returns to the competition world for the first time in two years.
208 18 Out With Abby, In With Chloe: Part 2 August 22, 2017
The mothers bring in choreographer Laurieann Gibson, which shakes things up; Chloe returns to the competition world for the first time in two years.
209 19 All Choked Up August 29, 2017
With Abby missing in action, Laurieann Gibson pushes the girls out of their comfort zones with professional-level choreography; Kalani and Brynn compete head to head with out-of-the-box solos; the group routine provokes a fight between two mothers.
209 20 Stamina, Stamina, Stamina September 5, 2017 719 Contagious (1)
Laurieann Gibson returns, determined to win; with two duets and a group dance, the girls struggle with stamina as well as their new leader's cutthroat attitude; Laurieann loses her patience with the mothers at a competition.
210 21 Ashlee's Big Decision Part 1 September 12, 2017
Abby makes an unexpected return to her studio; Chloe performs for the first time in front of Abby in two years, but struggles with missing her old teammates; Ashlee makes a decision that shocks the group.
211 22 Ashlee's Big Decision Part 2 September 19, 2017
TBA
212 23 S7-E23 September 26, 2017
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213 24 S7-E24 October 3, 2017
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214 25 S7-E25 October 10, 2017
TBA

Specials

No. in
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Title Original air date
205 "Abby Tells All" July 25, 2017

Other Information

  • Season 7 was announced in June 2016 by Abby via Instagram.[2][3]
  • Casting took place in the following cities:
    • July 27: Utah
    • August 1-2: Florida
    • August 3-4: Georgia
    • August 5-6: North Carolina
    • August 11: Massachusetts
    • August 13: New York City
  • This season marks the first season to:
  • It was announced on September 14 that Cathy Nesbitt-Stein will be back this season with her Candy Apple's team. The team is comprised of Ava Cota, Haley Huelsman, Tara Johnson and Nicaya Wiley.[4][5]
  • Due to the return of CADC, the mini team were disbanded.[6] However, Lilliana and Elliana and their mothers later joined the elite team.

Gallery

To view the gallery for Season 7, click here.

Music Guide

References

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