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Dance Mums is a reality television series based in Liverpool, UK. The program debuted on the Lifetime UK channel, 20 October 2014 at 9:00 pm. It is a spinoff of the Lifetime show Dance Moms.

A special episode had previously premiered on 13 October 2014 at 8:30 pm, called Dance Mums: Abby Meets Jennifer.

The first season began airing in the United States on 17 March 2015 at 10:00 pm after the Dance Moms episode Nia's Last Chance. However, no episodes after "It's All Kicking Off" were aired, most likely due to low ratings. The episodes were released on the Dance Mums UK Lifetime page.

The second season premiered on 12 October 2015 at 9:00 pm in the UK.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (UK dates) U.S. dates
Season premiere Season finale Season premiere Season finale
1 9 13 October 2014 8 December 2014 17 March 2015 N/A
2 8 12 October 2015 30 November 2015 N/A N/A

Season 1: 2014

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Title Original air date U.S. air date
1 - "Dance Mums: Abby Meets Jennifer" 13 October 2014 17 March 2015
Prepare yourself for fireworks! In the lead up to our brand new series, Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison, Abby Lee Miller the star of hit US series Dance Moms, travels to the UK to teach Jennifer Ellison some tricks of the competitive dance world and show her how it’s done, stateside. There are tears of joy when Abby walks in to surprise the UK mums and girls. They love Abby, but will they love her by the end of the day? Abby immediately gets to work – putting the girls through their paces, testing them, finding their strengths and their weaknesses and seeing if they’re up to Abby Lee’s exacting standard. Jennifer is pleased with her surprise, but wants to make sure the girls perform to the best of their abilities so they can prove to Abby that the Brits have got just as much talent as their American counterparts. But when they don’t step up to the mark there’s hell to pay! Some seriously stern words from Jennifer and the girls are ready to perform a special routine for Abby. As the day draws to a close Abby selects her favourites from Jennifer Ellison’s Dance Team – but who will be top of her dance pyramid?[1]
2 1 "It All Starts Here" 20 October 2014 17 March 2015
It's week one of the eight-week competition season for Jennifer Ellison’s brand new dance team. She’s personally selected these girls and their mums from her home town of Liverpool and they’d better deliver, it’s Jen’s name and reputation on the line![1]
3 2 "It's All Kicking Off" 27 October 2014 24 March 2015
It’s all kicking off this week as the mums lose their cool causing Jen to impose some new rules. With everything spinning out of control it’s not looking good for this week’s competition on home turf. How will the girls fair against their local rival dance-schools.[1]
4 3 "One Man Down: Crisis Auditions" 3 November 2014 N/A
Following last week’s shock outburst, Chloe Snr and her mum are excluded and auditions are held to find a replacement. After missing a rehearsal Sam is pulled from her duet and with last week’s terrible results still fresh in their minds, the girls must step up to the mark.[1]
5 4 "The Wheels Fall Off" 10 November 2014 N/A
After last week’s success in Glasgow things were looking up, but not for long! Chloe Snr is back with her Nana Linda but with meltdowns, forgotten routines, broken rules and a trip to casualty for one of the girls, she returns to a studio on the edge.[1]
6 5 "Welcome to the Madhouse" 17 November 2014 N/A
Jen declares this week as ‘Street Dance’ week even though the competition is a very straight-laced and posh affair. How will the controversial routine go down with the upper classes? And to top it off, Jen announces a new addition to the team.[1]
7 6 "Bring in the Boys" 24 November 2014 N/A
Jen decides to mix things up by bringing in two boys, Jack and Adam but their mums are not welcomed with open arms. It’s solo challenge week and everyone will be dancing the same routine, but only one can dance at the competition – and it’s up to the mums to decide who![1]
8 7 "Everyone's Time To Shine" 1 December 2014 N/A
There’s only one week to go before the team travel to Portugal for the Dance World Cup. Focusing on each of the girls’ individual skills everyone is given a solo and the chance to shine, an opportunity that allows Aleah to prove herself.[1]
9 8 "It's the Dance World Cup" 8 December 2014 N/A
This is it, it’s the Dance World Cup and for the girls and their mums it doesn’t get any bigger than this! Chloe Snr’s commitment is questioned when she’s late for rehearsal and the pressure is on for a nervous Chloe Jnr as she prepares for her solo performance. With 18,000 performers, will the girls bring home the medals?[1]

Season 2: 2015

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Title Original air date
10 1 "No-one's Safe" 12 October 2015
Week 1 sees a new team member, an understudy, shed loads of arguments and performances to remember at the competition - but will the first episode in this season end with winning performances!?
11 2 "Our Team is Falling Apart" 19 October 2015
The team steps it up after last week's defeat with a Bollywood routine. Later, Jen brings in a whole new reserve team, forcing the girls to fight for a place on the squad.[2]
12 3 "Bring It On" 26 October 2015
When a brand new lead dancer and her mother are introduced to the team, Jennifer's squad members find themselves having to bite their tongues.[3]
13 4 "Never Again Are We Doing Six Solos And A Group" 2 November 2015
Dancer Harry has to leave the group due to school commitments, so Jennifer brings in brand new firecracker Leah Rose and her mother Lisa to take his place.[4]
14 5 "You All Need to Realise the Opportunities I Can Give You" 9 November 2015
Jen picks a routine from the Phantom of the Opera as the girls compete in a musical-themed competition, while one dancer gets to star in a Nadia Forde music video.[5]
15 6 "It's Dog Eat Dog In The World Of Competitive Dance" 16 November 2015
Serena has the idea of a team-building dance session with all the mums, but tempers boil over.[6]
16 7 "I Wasn't Prepared for This" 23 November 2015
Danielle holds a party to unveil Little Aleah's dancewear range and later, at the competition, the girls perform a Chicago routine.[7]
17 8 "It's The End Of An Era, Kid" 30 November 2015
Charlotte and Sam leave Jen's team and Team DB enters the final competition of the season. Reality series following an elite troupe of young dancers.[8]

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