The BEST seasons of Dance Moms

Every season of Dance Moms ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Dance Moms!

Set in Pittsburgh, Dance Moms follows the Abby Lee Dance Company's Junior Elite Competition Team of young girls aged 11–14 years old as they travel week-to-week to various dance competitions, winning awards and hoping for an invitation to one of the National Competitions. Much of the program depicts the doting mothers as rivals not only of each other but as a group to protect the reputation of the team. All performances are choreographed by Miller and her staff, with the exception of a few guest choreographers. Later in the program, rival dance teams are introduced that spur the team's competitiveness. In season 5, Miller brings the team to Los Angeles to help build her repertoire. Every week on the show, Miller uses a pyramid to present who she feels performed the best in her eyes based on behavior, previous performance and who needs to improve.

Last Updated: 1/29/2024Network: LifetimeStatus: Ended
Season 7
2 votes

#1 - Season 7

First Aired 11/30/2016

Abby admits that coaching two teams does not work, the Jr Elite Team ultimately agrees to return to the ALDC to get back on top and to reclaim their national title while Abby once again creates a new team known as the great eight.

Season 3
11 votes

#2 - Season 3

First Aired 1/2/2013

Abby Lee Miller is back with Pittsburgh’s world-class students, their mothers, and all their baggage. Get ready for more drama and dancing as everyone gets into their routines. You’ll meet several new dancers who join the others in vying to be Abby’s new favorite and bring home National Dance titles.

Season 2
15 votes

#3 - Season 2

First Aired 1/11/2012

This season, Dance Moms continues to pose tough questions about what really goes on behind the scenes of the fast-growing and controversial sport of competitive dance.

Season 5
9 votes

#4 - Season 5

First Aired 1/7/2015

The dance competition season is off to a rocky start when a key team member disappears.

Season 6
8 votes

#5 - Season 6

First Aired 1/6/2016

With her LA studio now open for business, Abby is determined to ensure her team won’t have another dismal competition season. To keep her girls focused, Abby issues a ban on anything other than dance. In a move to keep her empire alive and grow new stars, Abby makes the controversial decision to form a new Mini Elite Competition Team that will learn from the older girls in the company. With Abby’s legal woes on the horizon, will the Abby Lee Dance Company be able to get back on top?

Season 4
10 votes

#6 - Season 4

First Aired 1/2/2014

Abby takes to the road with a new national scouting tour to find the country’s most elite young dancers. With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the moms will stop at nothing to ensure their girls have a place to shine on stage – even if it means going up against Abby. But despite even more mama drama, what Abby Lee Miller says, goes. And when she says, “Everyone is replaceable,” she means it! Includes a premiere special, “Guess Who’s Coming to the Dance?”

Season 1
23 votes

#7 - Season 1

First Aired 7/14/2011

Set in Pittsburgh’s renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, Lifetime’s explosive new docu-series Dance Moms follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom and the doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow…all under the discerning eye of Miller

Season 8
2 votes

#8 - Season 8

First Aired 6/5/2019