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Season 4, Episode 3
403 Smells Like Team Spirit (2)
Air Date: January 14, 2014
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"Abby Strikes Back" is the third episode of the fourth season of Dance Moms. It first aired on January 14, 2014.


Everyone is on edge when Abby announces she'll be holding her first national open audition in Orlando. Meanwhile the fallout over Chloe and Kendall's solos in the last competition continues as Jill accuses Christi of lying to help Chloe win. Brooke, Paige and Chloe are given a tricky trio to challenge Brooke's pop star credentials, pressuring her to dance and sing.

Competition Attended

In10sity in Orlando, Florida on October 26, 2013 (Dr. Phillips High School)

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Smells Like Team Spirit Lyrical 1st in Junior Small Group
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil Jazz 2nd in Teen Trio
Maddie Down My Spine Lyrical 1st in Junior Solo
Mackenzie Take It To Go Acrobatic Jazz 1st in Mini Solo
Dance Name
Dance Style
JoJo Siwa Call Me Back
(not shown; released as extra)
Musical Theater 3rd in Junior Solo
Tea' Adamson In the Arms
(not shown)
Lyrical 2nd in Mini Solo

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Brooke, Mackenzie
    • Paige, Nia, Kendall, Payton
  • Mackenzie's pyramid picture was changed prior to pyramid because the producers thought the original was "too sexual".
  • Chloe Nguyen, JoJo Siwa, Haley Huelsman, Gino Cosculluela, Fallon Chapman, Kamryn Beck and Kaleigh Cavanaugh[1] all attended the Orlando audition in this episode.
  • JoJo's solo wasn't shown in the episode, but was uploaded for viewing on the Dance Moms official web page at However, it has since been removed alongside other various dances for unknown reasons.
  • The group dance in this episode is the only group dance so far to be known by three different names: "Losing You", "Team Spirit" and "Smells Like Team Spirit."

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  1. "Kate, who had previously allowed her daughter to participate in Abby’s famous master classes and “Booty Camp” programs in the past, traveled from her hometown of Monson, Massachusetts, to Florida in Oct. 2013 and New York City in Nov. 2013 to allow her daughter to be seen by the dance coach."
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