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Season 1, Episode 3
103 Ups and Downs (3)
Air Date: July 27, 2011
Viewers: 0.928 million
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Wildly Inappropriate
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"Cheerleader Blues" is the third episode of the first season of Dance Moms. It first aired on July 27, 2011.


The Dance Moms need to win this week's competition to stay in the game, but chaos ensues when mom Kelly's daughter wants to drop out of dance as she's hurt her hip and she just wants to be a cheerleader. Kelly works hard to convince her daughter to stay in dance, pushing her so far that she risks permanent injuries.[1]

Competition Attended

Starbound in Voorhees, NJ on April 22-23, 2011[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Ups and Downs Acrobatic 1st in Junior Group
Special Judges Group Award
Everlasting Friends
(not shown)
Lyrical 1st in Junior Duet/Trio
Vivi-Anne Cowgirl Musical Theater 7th in Petite Solo

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Brooke
    • Nia, Paige, Mackenzie, Vivi-Anne
  • Although it was not shown in the episode, it can be presumed that the acro class that Regan Check was kicked out of was, in fact, the rehearsal for this week's group dance.
  • The group costumes were previously used for a pre-show group dance "Under the Weather"[3]

Image Gallery

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Video Gallery

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