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|Country of origin:||United States|
|Number of episodes:||18|
|Premiere:||June 4, 2019|
|Finale:||September 10, 2019|
The eighth and final season of Dance Moms (or Dance Moms: Resurrection) premiered on Lifetime on June 4, 2019 and concluded on September 10, 2019.
The road has not been easy for Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller. After completing her prison sentence last year, the famed dance instructor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But if anything, Abby has proven she is a fighter and is not ready to hang up the dance shoes. "Dance Moms: Resurrection" will follow Abby as she rebuilds her dance company while battling the after-effects of cancer that has left her confined to a wheelchair. Abby is ready to get back to her life and do what she loves most... teaching students to dance! With the goal of putting her life, health and dance studio back together, Abby returns to where it all began – the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh.
Season 8 Sneak Peek
Choreographers and Instructors
- Brady Farrar
- GiaNina Paolantonio
- Hannah Colin
- Lilliana Ketchman (Final Season)
- Sarah Georgiana
- Paris Moore
- Pressley Hosbach
- Berkleigh Hernandez
- Elliana Walmsley (Final Season)
- Kamryn Smith
- Savannah Kristich
- Ann Colin
- Ashley Hosbach
- Joanne Paolantonio
- Lakisha Samuels
- Michelle Georgiana
- Stacey Ketchman (Final Season)
- Tricia Farrar
- Adriana Smith
- Amanda Hernandez
- Erin Kristich
- Yolanda Walmsley (Final Season)
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|8||18||June 4, 2019||September 10, 2019|
Season 8: 2019
|Title||Original air date|
|223||1||Abby's Big Comeback||June 4, 2019|
Abby finally returns to the competition dance scene in Pittsburgh where her legacy first began; emotions run high and tension builds as Abby hopes her new team of seven strangers can dance together as one.
|224||2||Mommy Dearest||June 4, 2019|
|Abby gives two lucky dancers the first solos of the season, leading one mom to explode at competition; the team struggles with a challenging tribal dance; Abby's star dancer cracks under the pressure.|
|225||3||The Broadway Brat||June 11, 2019|
|Abby challenges the team with her most serious group dance yet, and casts Lilliana as the lead for the first time in her ALDC career; when GiaNina complains about her choreography, Abby unleashes her wrath on the Broadway veteran.|
|226||4||Choose Wisely||June 18, 2019|
|Abby makes a shocking announcement that she's sending someone home; Stacey and Tricia go to war over Abby's star dancer, Brady; when tasked with picking their own duet partners, the young dancers fear that the wrong decision could send them home.|
|227||5||Queen of the ALDC||June 25, 2019|
|Abby sends one dancer home, changing the future of the ALDC team; a tribute to Queen pushes Brady to his limits; GiaNina dances for her life in a solo rematch with Hannah.|
|228||6||Lily's Ultimatum||July 2, 2019|
|With Brady gone, Abby challenges the girls to prove that they can win on their own; GiaNina is assigned an over-the-top character solo to go head-to-head with Sarah, who hopes her first solo can be a personal win for her family.|
|229||7||Yolanda's Back||July 9, 2019|
|Abby assigns the girls a group dance about sorority hazing; one mother shockingly quits the team when Abby brings back former teammates Yolanda and Elliana as part of a plan to help motivate the girls.|
|230||8||A Team on Trial||July 16, 2019|
|With a losing streak weighing heavily upon the team's shoulders, fighting between the girls puts the group dance in jeopardy; Abby gives a mini her big shot at joining the team; a duet with GiaNina and Elliana leads to all-out war between two moms.|
|231||9||Making a Splash in Pittsburgh||July 23, 2019|
|Heading to her first competition in Pittsburgh since her return, Abby challenges the ALDC team with their most daring routine yet; longtime rivals Lilliana and Elliana go head-to-head in famous solos inspired by former ALDC member JoJo Siwa.|
|232||10||No More Mamma Drama||July 30, 2019|
|Abby blames the mothers for the team's poor record; Abby has her two star dancers go head-to-head to show her who deserves a solo at nationals; when a local rival shows up at competition, Abby calls the police on the mother she thinks is to blame.|
|233||11||Hannah Unmasked||August 6, 2019|
|Hannah faces her biggest challenge yet when Abby assigns her the lead in the group dance; Elliana and Sarah have a solo showdown; Abby's treatment of Michelle threatens to tear Sarah and Michelle apart; Yolanda threatens to quit the team.|
|234||12||2 Jackets, 4 Dancers||August 13, 2019|
|As news spreads of Elliana's shocking departure, Abby challenges the team with a ballet group dance inspired by The Angry Birds Movie 2, casting GiaNina as the lead. Rivalries brew as two duets compete against their partners for ALDC jackets, and Michelle is in the dog house after the Studio 19 drama at last week's competition.|
|235||13||Abby's Audition||August 20, 2019|
|With nationals quickly approaching, the moms lash out when Abby decides to hold an open call audition for a new team member; Pressley and Hannah compete for their shot to perform at nationals; Abby receives devastating news from Los Angeles.|
|236||14||The Return of Studio 19||August 20, 2019|
|GiaNina and Sarah go head-to-head for their shot at dancing a solo at nationals while the team performs a group routine unlike anything done before; Michelle comes to blows with the other moms; a confrontation at competition sends Abby over the edge.|
|237||15||Rise From the Ashes||August 27, 2019|
|With only one week until nationals, the pressure is on for the ALDC; Abby choreographs her most personal group dance yet; Brady and Pressley go head-to-head for the chance of dancing solos at nationals; one team member quits unexpectedly.|
|238||16||New York Nationals||August 27, 2019|
|The ALDC team heads to nationals in New York City, with three solos going head-to-head for the national title; tensions reach a boiling point when Abby is confronted with the ALDC's big rival Studio 19.|
|239||17||Reunion: Return of the ALDC||September 3, 2019|
|After a season jam-packed with mama drama, Jai Rodriquez sits down with the entire cast of "Dance Moms" to right the wrongs and finally set the record straight. Also, the new elite team performs some of their award-winning dances from the season.|
|241||18||Reunion: Kids Tell All||September 10, 2019|
|Jai Rodriquez joins the newest members of the ALDC as they dish the dirt on Abby, the moms, secret crushes and more; the girls give performances of their favorite award-winning dances.|
|Title||Original air date|
|221||"The New Team"||May 28, 2019|
|222||"The Return of Abby"||June 4, 2019|
|240||"Unseen Dances, Untold Stories"||September 3, 2019|
- This is the first season to:
- Producers opened casting applications for Season 8, for dancers aged 7 to 12. Final callbacks were held in front of Abby on September 8th and 9th.
- In July 2018, Executive producer Bryan Stinson confirmed that Season 8 was a possibility.
- This is the final season to feature the Ketchmans and the Walmsleys.
- This is the final season to feature Abby Lee Miller and Gianna Martello.
- Yolanda Walmsley originally stated that she and Elliana would not be returning. However, it seems that the pair have changed their mind.
- In late December of 2018, Abby confirmed that filming would begin in late January the following year.
- On January 11, the team line-up was announced by Abby.
- This season had the lowest viewing average of around 0.73 million viewers.
To view the gallery for Season 8, click here.