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Season Two, Episode Twenty-Three
Air Date: August 21, 2012
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"The Recital to End All Recitals" is the twenty-third episode of season two of Dance Moms. It first aired on August 21, 2012.


A new style of dance (hip-hop) for the annual recital gets the dancers and moms shaken up. Then Cathy decides to make an unnecessary stop with her Apples at the recital. When Payton and Leslie join the group, tension starts between Leslie and Kelly.

Event Attended

2012 Abby Lee Dance Company Concert, "Once In A Lifetime!" (June 22-23)


 Abby Lee Dance Company 

  • New group dance: "Light My Fire" (genre: hip-hop)
  • Group dance with Mackenzie and younger dancers: "What's New at the Zoo" (genre: acro)
  • Group dance with Mackenzie and younger dancers: "Germs" (genre: hip-hop)
  • Group dance with Mackenzie, Kendall and younger dancers: "Can Can" (genre: jazz)
  • Group dance with Nick, Brandon, Brooke, Chloe, Maddie and older dancers: "Checkmate" (genre: contemporary)
  • Group dance with Maddie, Payton, Brandon and older dancers: "Life of the Party" (genre: tap)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Journey to the Altar" (genre: contemporary)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Workin' Day and Night" (genre: tap)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Last Kiss" (genre: contemporary)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Piano Man" (genre: jazz)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Addicted to Love" (genre: jazz)
  • Senior Group Dance: "Doctor's Orders" (genre: musical theater)
  • Nina Linhart, Brittany Pent and Liz Rohm trio: "Stop" (genre: contemporary)
  • Brooke Kosinski, Jillian Roberts and Nina Ceringila trio: "Boogie Bugle Boy" (genre: musical theatre)
  • Nick Dobbs and Auriel Wetley duet: "I Don't Feel It Anymore" (genre: contemporary)
  • Brandon Pent and Ryleigh Vertes duet: "Holding Out for a Hero" (genre: contemporary)
  • Payton Ackerman and Brandon Pent duet: "Turn Me On" (genre: hip-hop)
  • Stephanie Pittman and Melena Maust duet: "Unlocked" (genre: contemporary)
  • Brittany Pent and John Michael Fiumara duet: "You're The One That I Want" (genre: contemporary)
  • Maddie solo: "Airmail Special" (genre: tap)
  • Katherine solo: "Amelie" (genre: specialty)
  • Keara Sweeney solo: "Amayzing Mayzie"
  • Brooke Kosinski solo: "Broadway Banana" (genre: specialty)
  • Repeated group dances:
  • Repeated duets/trios:
  • Repeated solos:


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