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"Dying to Dance" is the sixth episode of the first season of Dance Moms. It first aired on August 17, 2011.


On their way to a big competition, Christi finds out her grandmother has just been admitted to a hospital. She now must choose what’s more important to her – go to the hospital to sit by her grandmother's side or go to the dance competition.[1]

Competition Attended

Starpower in Providence, RI on May 20-22, 2011[2][3]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Where Have All The Children Gone Contemporary 1st in 8 & Under Small Group
1st in 11 & Under Group
1st in 11 & Under Other Excellence Award
5 Stars
My Pumps
(not shown)
Jazz 1st in 9 - 11 Small Group
3rd in 11 & Under Other Excellence Award
11 & Under Entertainment Award
5 Stars
Runaway Barbies
(not shown)
Jazz 6th in 8 & Under Duet/Trio
4 Stars
Brooke Like a Supermodel Acro/Gymnastics 6th in 12 - 14 Solo
5 Stars
Chloe Parles Moi Musical Theater 5 Stars
Baby Mine
(not shown)
Jazz 2nd in 9 - 11 Solo
5 Stars
Maddie Beautiful Contemporary 1st in 9 - 11 Solo
5 Stars
(not shown)
Lyrical 5 Stars
Standout Starpower Award

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Paige
    • Brooke, Nia, Vivi-Anne, Mackenzie

Image Gallery

To view the gallery for "Dying to Dance", click here.

Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "Dying to Dance", click here.