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"Recital Rebellion" is the thirtieth episode of the third season of Dance Moms. It first aired on July 23, 2013.


Abby is nervous about the annual Abby Lee Dance Company recital; Kelly is upset when Abby assigns Paige the only new solo for the recital; the girls compete to appear on the cover of a dance magazine.

Event attended

2013 Abby Lee Dance Company Concert: "ALDC Goes Hollywood"; around June 16th.[1]


 Abby Lee Dance Company 

Other Information

  • Pyramid
    • Mackenzie
    • Maddie, Chloe, Asia
    • Nia, Kendall, Brooke, Paige
  • The girls were each assigned different characters for the Dance Track magazine shoot:
    • Asia: The popular girl
    • Brooke: The cheerleader
    • Chloe: The rebel rocker
    • Kendall: The mean girl
    • Mackenzie: The bookworm
    • Maddie: The teachers pet
    • Nia: The gymnast
    • Paige: The prom queen
  • Abby has claimed in an interview with Afterbuzz that the recital coincided with Kelly's school district's picnic day at Kennywood amusement park; that Kelly never misses that; and it was the real underlying reason for the walk-out.[2]
  • During the week of filming, behind the scenes footage was leaked of the fight between Abby and Kelly.[3] The footage shows that the scene where Abby asks if anyone would like to do a solo was actually filmed twice.

Image Gallery

To view the image gallery for "Recital Rebellion," click here.


To view the video gallery for "Recital Rebellion," visit subpage Recital Rebellion/Videos.