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"She's a Fighter" is the seventh episode of the first season of Dance Moms. It first aired on August 24, 2011.


Abby's continuous typecasting of little Nia in ethnic stereotype roles sends her mother Holly over the edge. For the first time, Holly takes off the gloves and the fighter in her comes out.[1]

Competition Attended

Starpower in Uncasville, CT on June 26-30, 2011[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Make You Mine Jazz 2nd in 9 - 11 Small Group
Golden Gals Award
5 Stars
Where Have All The Children Gone
(not shown)
Contemporary 1st in 8 & Under Small Group
8 & Under National Champion 2011
5 Stars
Summer Boy
(briefly shown)
Jazz 4 Stars
Brooke Beautiful Dangerous
(briefly shown)
Acro/Gymnastics 3rd in 12 - 14 Solo
5 Stars
Chloe Different Bodies
(briefly shown)
Lyrical 6th in 9 - 11 Solo
1st in 9 - 11 Lyrical Solo
4th in Title Showdown
5 Stars
Maddie Angel Lyrical 1st in 8 & Under Solo Division
National Petite Miss Starpower 2011
5 Stars
Nia They Call Me Laquifa Jazz 4.5 Stars
Paige Hot List
(briefly shown)
Acro/Gymnastics 5 Stars

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Maddie
    • Chloe, Brooke, Paige, Nia
    • Mackenzie, Vivi-Anne

Image Gallery

To view the gallery for "She's a Fighter", click here.

Video Gallery

To view the video gallery for "She's a Fighter", click here.