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Season 7, Episode 7
707 Group Dance 2
Air Date: January 10, 2017
Viewers: 1.067 million
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Episode Songs: Index
No Clowning Around
ALDC Ain't Dead Yet
Videos Photos

"The Fresno Curse" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of Dance Moms. It first aired on January 10, 2017.


Abby and the ALDC try to break a long-standing losing streak in Fresno, Calif.; 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.[1]

Competition Attended

Sheer Talent in Fresno, CA on October 22 2016 (Saroyan Theatre; Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center)

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Good Help is Hard to Find Character 1st in Teen Group
Highest Scoring Group/Line/Production
Sheer Brilliance Award
Snap That Jazz 1st in Teen Duet
The Invaders
(not shown)
Acrobatic 2nd in Junior Duet
Tango Para Tres Specialty 2nd in Teen Duet
Dolce Dance Studio
Dance Name
Dance Style
Gavin Pulse
(not shown)
Contemporary 1st in Pre-Teen Solo
Highest Scoring Solo/Duo/Trio
Sheer Inspiration Award
McKenzie Didn't Know My Own Strength
(not shown)
Lyrical 1st in Teen Solo

Other Information

  • Pyramid
    • Nia
    • Kalani, Elliana, Kendall
    • Lilliana, Brynn, Maesi, Camryn
  • Gavin and McKenzie Morales both attended the competition. However, their solos were not filmed for the show.
  • Gavin's solo was a tribute to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting.[2]
  • During awards, Abby shouted from the audience that Maesi and Elliana's duet was not to be judged and told the girls not to collect their award.
  • Only four studios (including Dolce and the ALDC) attended the competition.
  • October 18: Nia and Holly attended the premiere of Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween.
  • October 21: Jett, Kira and David's son, had his first birthday.

Picture Gallery

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Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "The Fresno Curse," visit subpage The Fresno Curse/Videos.


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