Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition - Episode Guide

Season 1

Let the Dancing Begin

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2012

Let the Dancing Begin

Meet 14 amazing dancers and their moms from around the country when they arrive in Los Angeles for the chance of a lifetime, the final audition of Abby s Ultimate Dance Competition.

Unleash the Monsters

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2012

Unleash the Monsters

There are 11 dancers left and the theme for this week's competition is "Monsters of the Night." The theme proves to be very fitting as one mom bares her claws and strikes at another, who is using her divorce as a way to get attention.

Get Into Character

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2012

Get Into Character

This week, the 10 remaining dancers are assigned duets based on "American Extremes". One of the classically trained dancers struggles during her hip-hop duet.

In a New York Minute

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2012

In a New York Minute

The nine remaining dancers are thrilled when they learn the theme for this week s performance is "Broadway.

Sabotage

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Nov 6, 2012

Sabotage

After winning the right to pick all the dance assignments for the week, one mother takes this week's skill, survival, to heart.

Dancing Through the Decades

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2012

Dancing Through the Decades

With only seven dancers left in the competition, the pressure is at a fever-pitch. One mom is overwhelmed as she deals with competition demands as well as personal problems.

Happily Never After

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2012

Happily Never After

It's Witches, Wolves and Wicked Stepmothers, this week when the dancers enter the land of fairy tales. But for one mother and daughter, their fantasy of being the ultimate dancer comes to an end.

Bend It Like Abby

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2012

Bend It Like Abby

The final five dancers must be very flexible this week as they try to master dance styles from around the world.

Cirque du Solos

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2012

Cirque du Solos

With only four dancers remaining in the competition, the moms have to do whatever it takes to ensure their child makes it to the final three.

Dance for Your Life

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2012

Dance for Your Life

Only three dancers remain for the grueling final round of this life changing competition. With $100,000 and a scholarship to the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York on the line, the three remaining girls must dance for their lives.

Season 2

Make It Count!

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 3, 2013

Make It Count!

With 11 of the country's most promising young dancers selected from more than 1,000 national title holders, this season of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition is back and bigger and better than ever. The performers are all vying for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. This week's theme is "Fame," as they gear up for their first performance in front of judges Abby Lee Miller, Broadway star Rachelle Rak and celebrity choreographer Richard "Richy" Jackson. Alliances begin to form and the dance floor heats up as the youngest contestant rubs one of the moms the wrong way.

Dare to Be You

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 10, 2013

Dare to Be You

With this week's competition theme as "Dare to be You," all the dances are inspired by Lady Gaga. Under the eyes of this week's challenge choreographer Richy Jackson, the young competitors struggle to embrace their own originality. The moms crack down hard on the dancers, encouraging them to "bring it" to the dance floor and one young dancer comes close to breaking down when she can't remember her routine. When one mom throws another mom under the bus, things get ugly.

Gods and Mortals

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Sep 17, 2013

Gods and Mortals

Abby is the dance goddess of the week and the dancers strive to attain dance immortality when the theme is "Gods and Mortals." There are nine dancers left and the performers in last week's bottom group struggle to prove that they deserve to be in the competition. The skill is "Power" and this week's challenge winner and her mom get to make all the dance assignments and quickly discover holding the power isn't always easy. One mom gets extreme when she overhears the others mothers talking about her daughter's weaknesses.

Vegas Show Stoppers

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2013

Vegas Show Stoppers

"Las Vegas" is this week's theme and the remaining dancers are tested with styles they've never encountered before. One mom finally snaps and takes on Abby after she gives one too many criticisms about her daughter. With the pressure of the surprise immunity reward building, tempers between the moms reach a boiling point.

Anything Can Happen

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2013

Anything Can Happen

Abby decides to mix things up with the theme for the week being "Unconventional." Anything can, and will happen, starting with the remaining dancers battling Abby in a martial arts challenge. The winner's mom gets to decide which dancers land in the bottom three, leading to new fights and some surprise allegiances. To complicate matters further, each dance involves a giant, and sometimes unpredictable, prop.

Broadway Backstabbers

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 8, 2013

Broadway Backstabbers

Judge Rachelle Rak, a veteran of "The Great White Way," leads the challenge for the "Broadway" themed week and blows the kids and moms away with her sassy moves. The challenge winner's mom earns the animosity of the others by bragging about her child. The pressure is on for the dancer who chooses the first solo of the season...will they triumph, or go down in flames?

Fairytales Come to Life

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2013

The reward for the challenge this week is a private lesson with Abby Lee Miller herself, which some of the kids desperately wants to win... while others would do ANYTHING not to. The pressure of the competition has the moms harping on their children and one mom even sells out her own kid to the judges for not working hard enough. Will Abby be the dancer's fairy godmother... or evil stepmother?

Wild West Showdown

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2013

Wild West Showdown

It's "Wild West" week and the dancers face off in Abby's O.K. Corral. Animosity toward one dancer is building and her mom goes all-out to defend her. Another dancer finally gets the solo her mother has demanded, but will it be her downfall? Her arch-nemesis certainly hopes it will and doesn't hesitate to say so.

Your Worst Nightmare

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Oct 29, 2013

Your Worst Nightmare

With this week's theme of "Nightmares," the dancers tackle all kinds of things that go bump in the night... while their moms have trouble keeping their inner monsters in check. The claws come out when one mom tries to sabotage another with dance assignments. And then, the worst nightmare of all, teen angst hits some of the dancers and they turn on their mothers.

Divas in the House

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Nov 5, 2013

Divas in the House

It's "Diva" week and our dancers and their moms are happy to oblige. In a fierce dance version of kickball where the kids get to choose their dance styles one-by-one, leaving one unlucky dancer with the style no one else wanted. Some of the dancers choose wisely, but others find themselves on the wrong side of the biggest diva in the house--Abby Lee Miller, of course.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Nov 12, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole

All of the dances this week are inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." With the numbers dwindling, the competition heats up more than ever and when one mom sabotages everyone, her daughter pays the price. Nerves are at an all-time high and nothing is off limits when it comes to making the final three.

Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Nov 19, 2013

Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer

It's finally time to choose this year's Ultimate Dancer. The finalists are so close they can taste it and they'll do anything to win the $100,000 and a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Everything is on the line and every move they make counts. May the best dancer win!

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