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Season 1, Episode 1
101 Party, Party, Party (1)
Air Date: July 13, 2011
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"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.

Competition Attended

West Coast Dance Explosion in Phoenix, AZ on April 9-10, 2011[1]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Party, Party, Party Jazz 3rd in Mini Small Group
Rag Dolls
(not shown)
Contemporary 4th in Mini Small Group
I Want It Musical Theatre 1st in Mini Duet/Trio
High Score Mini Musical Theatre Trio

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Brooke
    • Paige, Nia, Mackenzie

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