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Dance Moms (season 4)

Season 4 promotional poster

Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes32
Release
Original networkLifetime
Original releaseJanuary 1 (2014-01-01) – October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
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List of Dance Moms episodes

The fourth season of Dance Moms, an Americandancereality television created by Collins Avenue Productions, began airing on January 1, 2014, on Lifetime television network. The fourth season has aired 19 episodes plus 5 special episodes (Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?, Dance Moms Cares, Seeing Red, Girl Talk, The Battle of Maddie vs. Chloe) bringing the episode count thus far to 103 episodes. However, Lifetime's episode guide does not list "Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?" and "Dance Moms Cares" as official season episodes.

Overview[edit]

Miller fears her Junior Elite Competition team doesn't show enough drive and threatens them by hosting nationwide open auditions for a new team. Although on a winning streak, tension rises between Miller and long-time client Kelly Hyland, and Miller finds herself in definite need of new dancers. Meanwhile, Melissa relishes in her daughters' successes with Mackenzie's blossoming music career and Maddie embracing new opportunities to dance. On the 100th episode, Miller unveils her new "Select Ensemble" for the first time.

Cast[edit]

The fourth season featured sixteen star billing cast members in the first eight episodes, and thirteen from episode eight onwards, with various other dancers and moms appearing throughout the season.

Dancers[edit]

Moms[edit]

  • Melissa Gisoni
  • Holly Frazier
  • Jill Vertes
  • Christi Lukasiak
  • Kelly Hyland (Episodes 1-7)
  • Kira Girard (Episodes 7-21)

Guest dancers[edit]

  • Chloe Nguyen (ALDC Guest)
  • Kamryn Beck (Select Team)
  • Payton Ackerman (ALDC)
  • Tea Adamson (Select Team)
  • Sarah Hunt (Select Team)
  • Ava Cota (Select Team)
  • Sarah Reasons (Select Team)
  • Jade Cloud (Select Team)
  • Fallon Chapman (ALDC Guest)
  • McKenzie Morales (Candy Apples)
  • Gavin Morales (Candy Apples)
  • Mari Dudash (Candy Apples)
  • Lucas Triana (Candy Apples)
  • Zack Torres (Candy Apples)
  • Nick Daniel (Candy Apples)
  • Nicaya Wiley (Candy Apples)

Guest moms[edit]

  • Cathy Nesbitt-Stein (Candy Apples)
  • Leslie Ackerman (ALDC)
  • Brigette Triana (Candy Apples)
  • Gina Torres (Candy Apples)
  • Christy Hunt
  • Jeanette Cota
  • Loree Cloud
  • Cheryl Chapman
  • Jodi Beck
  • Kim Nguyen

Episodes[edit]

See also: List of Dance Moms episodes

Lawsuit[edit]

The episode "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" that aired on February 11, 2014 features the competition team at New York. During the final moments of the episode, Abby Lee Miller and dance mom Kelly Hyland get into a heated argument and ends with Kelly slapping Abby across the face and pulling her hair. Abby informs security and Kelly is removed from the building.[35] Following the incident, Kelly filed a lawsuit against Abby for 5 million dollars, while Abby Lee Miller filed for assault against Hyland.[36] Following the court proceedings, Hyland was banned from contacting Abby Lee Miller, including in forms of social media such as Twitter.[37][38]

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FANDOM

Season 1

Episode  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 
Maddie Top Top Top Middle Top Top Top Top #2 Week-Off
[n 1][1]
Top Top Straight Line
Chloe Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom
[n 2][2][3]
Top Middle Middle Straight Line
Brooke Middle Bottom Middle Top Middle Bottom Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Straight Line
Brandon Top #1
[n 3]
Nia Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Straight Line
Paige Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Straight Line
Mackenzie Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Straight Line
Vivi-Anne N/A N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
  1. Maddie was given the week off, and her picture was placed well off to the right at a height equal to the top of the pyramid.
  2. Chloe's picture was placed in the bottom row between Nia and Vivi-Anne. Abby told Chloe she was taking the week-off without a solo so she could work on her technique. Christi said she was shocked Chloe was placed at the bottom.
  3. In week 8, there was an additional fourth pyramid level at the top, with Brandon's photo

Season 2A

Episode  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13 
Maddie Top Top Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Top Top Top Top Top
Brooke Bottom Bottom Top N/A Top Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle
Chloe Middle Middle Middle Top Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Middle Bottom Bottom
Nia Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Top Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle
Mackenzie Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom
Paige Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom
Kendall N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Payton Bottom

Season 2B

Episode  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26 
Maddie Middle Bottom Top Middle Top x2Middle Top Top Middle Bottom Top Bottom Top
Chloe Top Top Bottom Middle Middle Top Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom
Nia Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Top Top Middle Middle Bottom
Mackenzie Middle Bottom Middle Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Top Middle
Brooke Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle
Paige Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Kendall N/A Bottom Bottom

Season 3A

Episode  1 
[n3 1]
 2 
[n3 2]
 3  4  5  6  7 
[n3 3]
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16 17/18 
Maddie N/A Top Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle Top Top Top Middle Middle Top Top Middle Top Middle
Sophia N/A Top Top
Kendall N/A Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Top Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Middle
Chloe N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Bottom N/A Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle Top
Nia N/A Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Middle Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom
Mackenzie N/A Bottom Bottom Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Middle Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Brooke N/A Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Top Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom
Asia Bottom Top Middle Bottom
Paige N/A Bottom Middle Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom Middle Middle Middle Bottom Middle
Ally N/A Middle
  1. In week 1, Abby threw unrevealed pyramid photos into the trash due to the absence of Brooke and Paige, stating "no pyramid." Later she tells Chloe "You were at the top of the pyramid. You were the national winner." It has been logically speculated that Brooke and Mackenzie would have been placed in the middle, also winning with solos at Nationals.
  2. In week 2, pictures in the layout of the pyramid were shown, but the pyramid was not formally presented.
  3. In week 7, Chloe was placed on the bottom with 'suspended' written across her photo, which was eventually replaced by a picture of Brooke.

Season 3B

Episode  22  23  28  30  31  32  33