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Season 4, Episode 12
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Air Date: March 18, 2014
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"Sister Showdown" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of Dance Moms. It first aired on March 18, 2014.


Mackenzie performs one of Maddie's old signature-solos, in her first competition against her own sister; Payton struggles to perform a challenging number; Christi considers homeschool for Chloe.

Competition Attended

World Class Talent Experience in Rockville, Maryland on January 18, 2014

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Lift You Up Musical Theatre 1st in Pre-Teen Group
1st Overall
Chloe Follow You Contemporary 1st in Teen Solo
3rd Overall
Mackenzie Cry Lyrical 2nd in Junior Solo
2nd Overall
Maddie The Game of Love Tap 1st in Junior Solo
1st Overall
Reign Dance Productions
Dance Name
Dance Style
Anastasia Rose
Brooke Kosinski
Mackenzie Ziegler
Sammie Lenzi
Sarah Hunt
Toybox Acrobatic
Hope Roberts
Kassidy Leon
Katherine Narasimhan
Keara Sweeney
Payton Ackerman
Ryleigh Vertes
Still Alive For Your Love Contemporary
Screaming Silence Contemporary
Sarah Hunt My Pa Lyrical
Haley Vjorik Neverland
Brooke Kosinski Beautiful Like Me Jazz

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Kendall
    • Maddie, Chloe
    • Payton, Nia, Mackenzie
  • This episode aired exactly two months after the competition was held.
  • Whilst the bottom row of pictures were being unveiled, Nia was addressed first, and Payton later; and Nia's picture was to the right of Payton's. But when Chloe's picture was revealed, the top of Payton's picture could be seen to the right of Nia's; and similarly, Payton's picture was to Nia's right again when Maddie's picture was uncovered.
  • The group dance was inspired by the movie and Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots.
  • The costumes for "Looking For a Place Called Home", "Every Little Step" and "All of My Life" could be seen when Abby and the Zieglers were looking through Maddie's old solo costumes to find one for Mackenzie.[1]
  • Maddie's solo was choreographed by Matt Saffron.[2]

Picture Gallery

To view the gallery for "Sister Showdown", click here.

Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "Sister Showdown", click here.


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