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"Tap Versus Hip Hop" is the twenty-eighth episode of the third season of Dance Moms. It first aired on July 16, 2013.


Abby returns from Hollywood to find that many of her dancers have been slacking; the mothers make a pact to turn down Abby's invitation for their daughters to perform on national television; Abby pits Maddie against Chloe.

Competition Attended

In10sity Dance Syracuse Invitational Feat. Dance Moms (New York State), on June 8th.[1]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
Gone Too Soon Contemporary 1st in Elite Junior Small Group
Chloe Beautiful Hip Hop 4th in Elite Junior Solo
Mackenzie California Adventure Acrobatic 1st in Elite Mini Solo
Maddie You and Me Against the World Tap 2nd in Elite Junior Solo

Other Information

  • Pyramid
    • Maddie
    • Asia, Chloe, Mackenzie
    • Nia, Kendall, Paige, Brooke
  • For the group number the girls portrayed different female icons who died young: 
    • Brooke as English singer Amy Winehouse
    • Chloe as American model and actress Marilyn Monroe
    • Kendall as American singer Selena
    • Maddie as British royal Princess Diana
    • Nia as American singer and actress Whitney Houston
    • Paige as American model and TV personality Anna Nicole Smith
  • Mackenzie's solo music was dubbed, with the performance at the competition done to an adaptation of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.
  • The first time that Maddie was called onstage to perform "You and Me Against the World", her CD wouldn't play. However, the second time she was called, her CD would play.

Image Gallery

To view the gallery for Tap Versus Hip Hop, click here.


To view the video gallery for "Tap Versus Hip Hop," visit subpage Tap Versus Hip Hop/Videos.