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Season 2, Episode 2
202 Bad Apples (3)
Air Date: January 17, 2012
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"Return of the Candy Apples" is the second episode of the second season of Dance Moms. It first aired on January 17, 2012.


Abby's dancers go head to head against Cathy's Candy Apples, but this time Cathy makes sure her dancers are unbeatable even if it means cheating. Cathy sets a poaching trap for the Dance Moms by inviting them to an anonymous cocktail party.[1]

Competition Attended

Rising Star in Columbus, Ohio on November 6, 2011[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Bad Apples Jazz 1st in Junior Level II Small Group
Brooke Garden of Eden Acrobatic 1st in Junior Level II Solo
Maddie Snow White
(not shown)
Lyrical 1st in Petite Level II Solo
Overall Highest Scoring Routine
Paige Poison Apple
(not shown)
Acrobatic Jazz Did Not Place
High Gold
Candy Apple's Dance Center
Dance Name
Dance Style
Baila Hispanola Ethnic 2nd in Junior Level II Small Group
Erika Through the Looking Glass Lyrical Disqualified

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Nia
    • Paige, Brooke, Mackenzie, Kendall (probation)
  • Ryleigh, Kendall's older sister, also auditioned for the team.
  • It is possible that Maddie's solo was in fact her later solo "Reflections" under a different name. This can be assumed due to the same costume being used for both dances, as well as both pieces having similar choreography.
  • Future CADC guest dancer Drazen Wilmers had a solo that came second behind Maddie.


  • Despite no mentions of their solos throughout the episode, Maddie and Paige can be seen wearing their solo costumes in the dressing room when the competition director is asking Abby about Brooke's age.[3]

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