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Season 4
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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Broadcast Information
Original channel: Lifetime
(Tuesdays @ 9.8c)
Premiere: January 1, 2014
Finale: October 14, 2014
Season Chronology
Previous: Season 3
Next: Season 5

The fourth season of Dance Moms premiered January 1, 2014 on Lifetime and concluded on October 14, 2014.

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Season 4 Playlist




Guest Dancers

Season overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
4 32 January 1, 2014 October 14, 2014

Season 4: 2014

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Title Original air date
84 -- Guess Who's Coming to the Dance? January 1, 2014 Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?.jpg
Abby and the mothers reunite to discuss the previous season of the series.
85 1 Welcome Back... Now Don't Get Too Comfy January 1, 2014 401 Girlz Night Out (5).jpg
Abby announces that she will be holding open-call auditions for new dancers, and that no one's position on the team is safe; singer Jana Kramer invites Brooke to sing with her on stage.
86 2 Two Can Play This Game January 7, 2014 Just Another Number.png
The Abby Lee Dance Company competes against the Candy Apples for the first time since Nationals; Chloe and Kendall battle for the number two spot; Payton's future with the team is called into question.
87 -- Dance Moms Cares Special January 14, 2014 New Day crop.png
In this special filmed at the end of last year, the Abby Lee Dance Company shows there is no down time even in the offsesason. Abby enters her girls in a big Atlantic City dance competition that benefits the fight against cancer. All the moms are on edge as it's the first time the team is competing since the blow up at Nationals. Meanwhile, cancer hits close to home while Abby deals with her own mother's fight with the disease.
88 3 Abby Strikes Back January 14, 2014 403 Smells Like Team Spirit (2).jpg
Abby announces open her first national open audition in Orlando; Jill accuses Christi of lying to help Chloe win; Brooke, Paige, and Chloe are given a tricky solo to challenge Brooke's pop star credentials.
89 4 Chloe vs. Kendall: Round 2 January 21, 2014 Tumblr mzuawrUzyS1rjvmk8o3 1280.png
Cathy returns with a new team to compete against Abby's dancers; a nervous Abby pushes Chloe and Kendall to prepare for their solos; the team members feel pressured to prove themselves to Abby.
90 5 No One is Safe January 28, 2014 At last.jpg
Holly worries about Nia's featured role in the group dance; Abby's second open call audition has the mothers on edge; Melissa defends her choice to home school Maddie and Mackenzie.
91 6 Clash of the Chloes February 4, 2014 Why not me.jpg
Abby brings in a new dancer, named Chloe, for a trial run on the competition team; Christi is concerned that Abby will replace her daughter; Holly and Jill are excited about their daughters' duet; Melissa thinks her girls are being overshadowed.
92 7 Big Trouble in the Big Apple February 11, 2014 407 Beautiful Revenge (1).jpg
Abby announces that she is putting together a new junior elite team; the Abby Lee Dance Company has two competitions in one week; Abby makes a bold decision that leads to a clash with Kelly.
93 8 Wingman Down February 18, 2014 408 Yum Yum (1).jpg
Christi isolates herself from the other mothers; Kalani is tested for a spot on Abby's competition team; Holly worries that Nia will not be prepared for her solo.
94 9 Nothing's Fair in Abbyville February 25, 2014 409 The Bite (1).jpg
Chloe and Kalani go head-to-head on the dance floor; Abby promises a starring role to the winner of an improvised dance off, but revokes this when Chloe wins; Abby pushes Mackenzie's pop career with a solo.
95 10 No Solo for You March 4, 2014 410 Riches to Rags (5).jpg
Abby travels to New York City and gives Kendall a solo, much to the dismay of Kira who wanted Kalani to compete against Maddie. Meanwhile, Abby adds a dose of negativity to Holly's new book on positive affirmations.
96 11 Blame It on the New Girl March 11, 2014 411 Red With Envy (4).jpg
A new girl tries out for Abby's team; Cathy prepares her team to end Abby's winning streak; Abby's girls dance at a nursing home to cheer up Abby's mother.
97 12 Sister Showdown March 18, 2014 412 Lift You Up (6).jpg
Payton struggles to perform a challenging number; Maddie and Mackenzie compete against each other; Christi considers home school for Chloe.
98 13 Decisions Decisions March 25, 2014 413 Frost (1).jpg
Kira tries to force Abby into making her daughter an official member of the Abby Lee Dance Company; Cathy choreographs her dancers in hopes of beating Abby's girls.
99 14 Family Comes First April 1, 2014 414 Bollywood and Vine (1).jpg
With her mother's health declining, Abby leaves the girls and their mothers to fend for themselves at this week's competition; the pending arrival of a new team looms over Abby's original team.
100 15 Lights! Camera! Dance! April 8, 2014 415 Amazing Grace (2).jpg
Melissa takes control during Mackenzie's music video shoot; Abby's team is under pressure to continue their winning streak; this week's dances are a tribute to Abby's ailing mother.
101 16 Presenting My New Team April 15, 2014 PMNT.png
Abby shocks the dancers and their mothers when she presents her new junior elite competition team; the original dancers are pitted against new dancers.
102 17 Seeing Red April 22, 2014 Tumblr n1cfuvAKTN1rze72eo1 1280.jpg
Abby and the mothers discuss memorable events from the past year; Abby talks about losing her mother; Christi is still upset about Kelly's expulsion from the team.
103 18 Girl Talk April 29, 2014 No Moms Allowed2.jpg
Their moms have had the floor to air their feuds, frustrations and alliances; now, for the first time ever, it's the girls' turn to dish the dirt. With guest appearances from Asia Ray and Vivi, the dancers speak their mind on everything from Abby to their former teammates, the moms fighting, and everything in between... and there are no moms allowed!
104 19 The Battle of Maddie vs. Chloe May 13, 2014
The rivalry between Maddie and Chloe has boiled for four seasons and this episode of Dance Moms traces the very beginnings of it. Maddie and Chloe battled for first place in competitions, first position on the pyramid and ultimately, for a place in Abby's heart... But is the rivalry really between them...or between their mothers?
105 20 Abby's Top Ten Dances June 24, 2014
Abby reveals her 10 favorite group dances, shown in never-before seen full length versions, and offers insight into how they came about.
106 21 Double the Moms, Double the Trouble July 29, 2014 File:Lf,sb-rapture.png
Abby brings back her Select Team to compete against her original Elite Team; Abby rewards Mackenzie with a solo against Christy's daughter, Sarah.
107 22 Kiss or Get Off the Pot August 5, 2014 Brokendolls-s4.png
The Elite Team attempts to end its losing streak in a competition against the Candy Apples; Abby recruits a former Candy Apple to dance a duet with Maddie.
108 23 3 Soloists, One Star August 12, 2014 Gypsy.png
While Maddie is away filming a guest appearance on Ellen, Abby realizes that she needs someone who can win in her absence; Abby gives Chloe, Nia and Kendall character driven solos; Christy's jealousy jeopardizes her daughter's place on the team.
109 24 Abby-phobic August 18, 2014 Nothingtofearbutfearitself.jpg
The ALDC travels to Woodbridge, VA, for a competition; Abby invites Jade to join the Elite Team for the week; Christi is upset when Abby picks Chloe to compete against Jade; Abby decides to pull the current group routine.
110 25 Chloe Gets Revenge August 26, 2014 Chloe Gets Revenge.png
Abby swaps Chloe and Christi for the Select Team's Jade and Loree in a battle between the Elite and Select Teams; the teams are anxious to impress Abby; Jeanette and Ava are thrilled to compete in a solo against Maddie.
111 26 No More Crybabies September 2, 2014 22.png
The team's three youngest members compete for a solo at Nationals; Abby concocts a secret plan to try and secure a win, but winds up causing a fight between the mothers.
112 27 The Understudies September 9, 2014 Playingwithmatches.jpg
Abby assigns Chloe and Kendall to be Maddie's understudies for the week; Holly uses a board to track Abby's favoritism toward Maddie; Cathy brings Gino back to the Candy Apples in hope of scoring a win.
113 28 Another One Bites the Dust September 16, 2014 Seven Dancers extra - 0m28s.jpg
The dancers try to impress Abby in the last competition before Nationals; Tracey's dream of getting her daughter to join the Elite team is threatened; Cathy crashes the competition.
114 29 45 Second Solos September 23, 2014 Theheist.jpg
The theme of Abby's Annual Dance Concert is an emotional tribute to her mother; Abby gives each of the girls 45 seconds to prove that they deserve a solo; Abby replaces Chloe with Kamryn.
115 30 Hollywood Here We Come, Part 1 September 30, 2014 430 Pyramid.png
Abby makes an announcement while the ALDC is in Los Angeles to compete at Nationals; Jeanette vows revenge against Abby; Cathy challenges the ALDC to a dance off; Abby's moves steal the show.
116 31 Hollywood Here We Come, Part 2 October 7, 2014 431 Amber Alert 2.png
The mothers worry that Abby has not given enough attention to the routines; Abby considers pulling an ALDC solo to let Maddie dance; Abby threatens to cut the losing team; Christi and Chloe make a heart-wrenching decision.
117 32 Playing Favorites October 14, 2014 4reunion.png
The mothers face off against Abby, and accuse her of favoritism; Maddie discusses her recent success in Hollywood; Cathy makes an appearance.


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Music Guide

Other Information

  • This season featured a new opening sequence which added the Vertes family, removed Cathy and Vivi-Anne and used a remixed version of the theme song.
    • This is the only season to feature this intro due to the departure of the Hylands and Lukasiaks
    • This was the last season to use an intro that featured the cast
  • This is the last season to feature the Hylands.
  • This is the 2nd consecutive season to feature a new Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition competitor (Kalani Hilliker) on the junior elite competition team. The first being Asia Monet Ray in Season 3.
  • This season had an average viewing rate of 1.88 million. This was a 0.12 million decrease from Season 3.
  • Big Trouble in the Big Apple had the highest view rate of this season.
  • During this season, Chloe was not a member of the ALDC, and was only at the studio to shoot Dance Moms, mainly due to several rules in the ALDC contract she didn’t agree with.