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Season Two, Episode Fourteen
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Air Date: June 5, 2012
Viewers: 2.101 million, 0.9 rating[1]
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Abby's Most OMG Moments
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"The Battle Begins" is the fourteenth episode of season two of Dance Moms. It is the first official episode after the two month long break. It first aired on June 5, 2012 after the special episode Abby's Most OMG Moments.


At the last competition, Abby ran and left the moms and the girls at the show after Maddie froze on stage and they lost the group number to Candy Apple's. But now she is back! With Maddie sitting on the bench until she regains her confidence, Chloe holds the fate of the Abby Lee Dance Company on her shoulders. Will Abby be able to convince Maddie to dance to clinch the win?

Competition Attended

Nexstar Dance in Upland, California on April 13-15, 2012.[2]

Weekly Dances

Abby Lee Dance Company
Dance Name
Dance Style
I Want It Now Musical theater 5th in Junior
Chloe Keep Burning Contemporary 5th in Junior
Mackenzie If the Shoe Fits Acrobatic Jazz 10th in Petite
Maddie In My Heart Lyrical Pulled
Girls in the House Jazz 3rd in Junior Duet/Trio

Other Information

  • Pyramid:
    • Chloe
    • Nia, Brooke
    • Paige, Mackenzie, Maddie


  • When announcing what competition they would be attending, all of the headshots on the pyramid are covered, despite the fact that Abby had finished revealing pyramid moments earlier. However, in the next shot where Abby is giving out routines, the headshots can be seen again.
  • During Mackenzie's solo, the dance style was labelled as lyrical despite it being acrobatic jazz.
  • They reused the part where Abby is speaking about the competition from the previous episode and said that 'Mackenzie's solo was the only winning number' even though in this competition Mackenzie's solo placed tenth, and the episode previous her solo had won

Image Gallery

To view the gallery for The Battle Begins, click here.


To view the video gallery for "The Battle Begins," visit subpage The Battle Begins/Videos.