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Season Two, Episode Nineteen
All Kids Go - fake squeeze edit and cropped
Air Date: July 17, 2012
Viewers: 1.921 million, 0.8 rating (18-49)[1]
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How Do You Like Them Apples?
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"Worst Birthday Party Ever!" is the nineteenth episode of season two of Dance Moms. It first aired on July 17, 2012.


Kelly's birthday party turns into a disaster when a fight breaks out between Christi and Leslie; Abby arranges for the girls to audition for "Drop Dead Diva"; Leslie works to get her daughter, Payton, a solo; Brooke faces tough competition from a teammate.

Competition Attended

Starbound in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19-20, 2012.[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
All Kids Go Contemporary 1st in Junior
Payton Eternally Jazz 7th in Teen
see trivia
Chloe Trouble Contemporary 4th in Junior
Maddie Mom, It'll Never Be the Same Lyrical 1st in Junior
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Acrobatics 5th in Junior Duet/Trio
Brooke Paint the Pictures
[shown only as episode extra]
Acrobatic Lyrical 2nd in Teen


Abby reveals pyramid, which shows that Brooke is off probation. Afterwards, Abby tells them they were going to Starbound in Atlanta, Georgia. Abby tells them Payton was in the group number because the theme of it was too mature for Mackenzie. She also tells them they were going to audition for Drop Dead Diva.

The moms notice that every time Payton comes in the dances, she gets a featured role. Holly notices that it was the first time Payton and Brooke were dancing together.

At Candy Apple's, Cathy tells her dancers that Jill and Kendall have left because Jill thought Cathy wasn't giving Kendall enough attention, and Cathy says Jill should have stayed to see what they had to offer. She also tells them that they were going to audition for Drop Dead Diva.

Abby Lee's dancers and the Apples record their auditions to send in. Abby thinks that Paige or Maddie would get it. The moms go out to eat and plan Kelly’s party. Kelly decides to invite Leslie since they didn’t invite her to lunch. Christi tells them that Chloe wouldn't be there because she was on a field trip that was overnight and she hadn’t told Abby. When she does tell Abby later, Abby is livid.

Because Chloe isn't there, Leslie asks if Payton could have a number and Abby says she could. Abby choreographs Maddie's solo and the trio and group dances. Christi admits she would never tell Abby this, but she’s worried Chloe might not catch up in the group, though Leslie thinks she would.

Kelly talks to Abby about Payton getting a solo and not Paige, Nia, or Mackenzie. Chloe is nervous about what Abby is going to say to her and that her solo would get pulled. Abby considers pulling it, but doesn't since Chloe was on top of the pyramid. After rehearsals, Abby is impressed that Chloe knew her solo. At Kelly’s party, Leslie shows up and gets into an argument with Christi. She leaves and Christi begins to cry.

The next day, they arrive at Starbound and Chloe says she wasn't nervous. Christi and Kelly run into Leslie in the hall while going to their seats and they argue before Leslie leaves to go to the green room. Chloe performs her solo and Abby thinks she was wonderful because of her years of training. Maddie then performs her solo.

When the trio goes on, Mackenzie is late during her cue to go onstage and Nia falls during an aerial. Afterwards, Paige, Nia, and Mackenzie talk about the things they did wrong and are nervous about whether Abby would yell at them.

When Payton is called for her solo, she doesn't think she had enough preparation. Leslie thinks Payton did well even though she didn't have enough practice time. Abby asks Leslie how she did and she tells her Payton didn’t get enough time to practice. Leslie thinks that if the group didn't do well, the moms would blame Payton. Leslie begins to cry.

Abby is worried about the group number. During the awards, Christi is surprised Chloe only got fourth place because she thought she did well. Melissa is surprised Maddie won because she competed in the 9 to 12 age category. Abby is proud the girls got first for the group. In the dressing room, Abby talks about the moms scaring away other moms.


  • Pyramid:
    • Chloe
    • Maddie, Nia
    • Brooke, Mackenzie, Paige
  • Brooke performed her "Paint The Pictures" solo that was pulled in "Night of the Living Dancers" but it was not shown in the episode. It was uploaded on the official Dance Moms website, however.
  • On the program, the announcer (in audio) presents Payton as receiving seventh place for "Eternally," while a simultaneous text caption reads second place. Results on the competition's website agree with the announcer rather than the caption. It was actually Brooke who received the second place award for her solo "Paint the Pictures," which was excluded from the episode.[2]
  • It is officially revealed that Kendall and Jill have left Candy Apple's.
  • At Kelly's birthday party Leslie throws and possibly breaks the microphone she was wearing on her shirt.
  • Payton's solo costume was previously used for a solo entitled "Sinking Feeling" that was competed a Dance Educators of America in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2012.
  • Recent ALDC graduate Jesse Johnson did choreography for "All Kids Go."[3]

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