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|The Competition Begins|
|Season One, Episode One|
|Air Date:||July 13, 2011|
|Viewers:||1.005 million; 0.4 share (18-49)|
"The Competition Begins" is the premiere episode of Dance Moms. It first aired on July 13, 2011.
Abby Lee Miller and the rest of the cast are introduced; a controversial pyramid ranking system begins; Abby calls the police during a fight with a mom at her studio; Paige is accidentally burned; the show's first group dance is performed; Chloe dances blindfolded when her headpiece slips forward, leading to an argument between Abby and her mother Christi.
West Coast Dance Explosion in Phoenix, Arizona.
|Party, Party, Party||Jazz||3rd|
|Pin-Up Girls||Musical Theatre||1st|
To view the gallery for "The Competition Begins," click here.
To view the video gallery for "The Competition Begins," visit subpage The Competition Begins/Videos.