Next Episode of Dance Moms is
Season 8 / Episode 1 and airs on 01 August 2017 21:00
Abby Lee Miller and the nation's favorite tween dancers take on Hollywood in this all-new season of Dance Moms (#DanceMoms). New auditions, new competitions and new dance studios raise the stakes higher than ever before.
Abby makes an announcement that will change the future of the team; Maddie shoots her first movie; Jill and Kendall are insulted by Maddie's substitute on the team; Jeanette and her BDA team return.
The mothers are shocked to learn that Abby is forming a new team; news breaks that Abby could be facing jail time; when Mackenzie receives the brunt of Abby's rage, Melissa vows not to play nice anymore.
Abby's new mini team arrives in Los Angeles and tensions are high; Abby is distracted by new mothers, new dancers and her legal troubles; Ashlee and Brynn are caught in Jill's cross hairs as Kendall's position on the team is threatened.
The minis are ready to compete in their first group dance; Maddie books a prestigious photo shoot with two other ALDC girls; Maddie and Brynn compete head-to-head with solo routines; Abby makes an announcement that could tear the team apart.
Abby locks the team out of her Los Angeles studio; Debbie Allen invites the ALDC to work with her; guest choreographer Nakul includes the minis in a difficult Bollywood routine; Kalani and Nia are pushed to their breaking point with a duet.
Abby returns with her focus solely on the minis; a new mini and her mother show up for an audition; the mothers complain when Brynn is chosen to dance the lead role.
Maddie has returned from shooting her movie and is back on the team for good, but to everyone's surprise, Abby doesn't seem happy to see her #1 dancer. The moms question if Abby is jealous of Maddie's fame and Ashlee uses this to her advantage in hopes that Abby will spend more time grooming Brynn to be the next big star.
Brynn and Maddie go up against Kalani and Kendall; the mothers step in when Kalani's back injury starts to act up and Kira is not there to help; drama ensues when Ashlee fills in for Abby's newly fired office manager.
The ALDC travels to Northern California; Abby's routines grow darker; the mothers' prank attempt backfires horribly; Maddie, Brynn and Kendall compete with solos; Ashlee will do anything to give Brynn an advantage.
Abby brings in Todrick Hall to direct the girls in a commercial; Maddie and Brynn captain trio teams of their choosing to compete head-to-head.
The ALDC heads to Las Vegas; Ashlee and Brynn are now official members of the team; Kendall stands up to Ashlee for the first time; the mothers are concerned that the girls are becoming too involved in the drama.
Abby welcomes back ALDC Pittsburgh veteran, Sarah, to dance with the team. Tempers flare when her mother, Christy, calls Jess' loyalty into question. After Abby pulls Kendall and Maddie's duet, Kendall has an emotional meltdown and Melissa seriously questions whether to keep Maddie on the team at all.
Abby's world shatters when Melissa shares shocking news that will change the face of the ALDC forever.
Abby gives Brynn and JoJo hip hop solos, but gives Mackenzie a safe acrobatic routine; Mackenzie fights for what she wants; Abby flees the studio.
The mothers reunite to discuss the dramatic events from the season; the mini mothers discuss the future of the ALDC; the junior elite team performs.
The girls from the ALDC say goodbye to Maddie and Mackenzie; the girls play games and answer fans' questions; Todrick Hall makes a guest appearance to perform with the girls.
For the first time ever, Maddie and Mackenzie sit down with Abby and give an exclusive take on their Dance Moms journey before they say their final farewell. We'll relive their triumphs and heartbreaks and finally get answers to the questions we're all dying to know, plus we'll hear the scoop on what's to come for the Ziegler sisters after Dance Moms.
The girls of the ALDC reveal the latest news about Abby and the team and debut some new dances; super fans get up close and personal with the girls; the newest member of the Mini Team is introduced; the dancers' fathers make an appearance.
With Maddie gone, a newly motivated Abby promises to no longer overlook her remaining dancers; Abby assigns Brynn and Kendall head-to-head duets with boy partners; Jess calls out Abby's favoritism for Brynn, angering Ashlee.
Abby challenges Nia and Kendall with tough trios; the group tribute to Madonna leaves the mothers wanting more; Holly suspects Abby has a hidden agenda for Nia and brings in Nia's manager to investigate; Abby abandons the team.
Abby challenges the minis with a beauty pageant-themed dance; the elites feel the pressure to perform in a Prince tribute dance; Abby assigns two duets; when Nia falls ill, Kendall is left without a partner.
Abby tasks the minis with their first lyrical routine to honor her mother on Mother's Day; the elites are tested when their mothers make a decision that leaves them without a group dance for the competition; the mothers give Abby an ultimatum.
Abby attempts to unify the two teams by assigning the elites and minis as duet partners; the elites are forced to choreograph their own group dance as Abby continues to favor the minis.
Abby punishes the minis for their poor performance and awards the elites their first solos of the season; Jill infuriates Abby when she makes a decision about Kendall's music; the media uncovers secrets from one mother's past.
Abby choreographs an emotional dance after the ALDC learns of tragic news from Kira and Kalani's hometown; the minis attempt to make a comeback with their group number; JoJo is tested beyond her limits by a difficult ballet duet.
Abby's trial hits the news again; the mothers speculate about the ALDC's future; Brynn is put to the test with her first solo of the season; the elites are tasked with a challenging dance; Abby shows attention to the minis.
The elite dancers become spread thin when Abby books a demanding commercial shoot for the team; a chain of events could lead to a big rift between Abby, the mothers and the elite girls.
The elites leave for rival Erin Babbs, blindsiding Abby and the mini team; Abby gives three mini dancers their first solos; Kendall and Nia get invited to perform live with a beloved recording artist.
The elite girls stop at nothing to prove that they can win without Abby as their instructor, while Abby tries her hardest to stay strong and prove her worth on the dance floor with her mini team.
Abby Lee Miller(Director and owner of Reign Dance Productions)
Maddie Ziegler(Maddie Ziegler)
Kendall Vertes(Kendall Vertes)
Mackenzie Ziegler(Mackenzie Ziegler)
Chloe Lukasiak(Chloe Lukasiak)
Nia Sioux Frazier(Nia Sioux Frazier)
Christi Lukasiak(Christi Lukasiak)
Kelly Hyland(Kelly Hyland)
Paige Hyland(Paige Hyland)
Brooke Hyland(Brooke Hyland)
Holly Frazier(Holly Frazier)
Melissa Ziegler(Melissa Ziegler)
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