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Season 1, Episode 9
109 Sinful
Air Date: September 7, 2011
Viewers: 1.732 million
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Love on the Dance Floor
Cathy Brings It On
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"From Ballerinas to Showgirls" is the ninth episode of the first season of Dance Moms. It first aired on September 7, 2011.


Chloe finds herself at the top of Abby's pyramid for the first time; but is she being set up? Meanwhile, Cathy is secretly readying her Candy Apple dancers to go against Abby's dancers.[1]

Competition Attended

Thunderstruck in Las Vegas, NV on July 11-13, 2011 (Green Valley Ranch Resort)[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Sinful Contemporary 7th in Junior Small Group
Brooke Metamorphosis Acrobatic 3rd in Teen Solo
Chloe Missing You Musical Theater Did Not Place
Nia Corazon Jazz Salsa Did Not Place
Paige Tongue Twister Acrobatic Jazz Pulled

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Chloe
    • Brooke, Nia
    • Paige, Mackenzie, Vivi-Anne
  • Maddie was given a "week off" this week, with her headshot being placed seperate from the pyramid.
  • The team was entered under "Collins Avenue" as opposed to the "Abby Lee Dance Company". Thunderstruck ended up banning Collins Ave. from attending future competitions, making this the second performance organizer to do so.
  • Dolce Dance Studio also attended the competition. Studio members Reagan Martin and Gavin and McKenzie Morales later served as recurring cast on the show in later seasons.

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