As a new dance season begins, Coach D shakes up everything familiar in the Dollhouse. The DDPs get a rude awakening when they find out their antics have them permanently exiled from the viewing room; new faces cause a commotion in the Dollhouse; and Chrystianna stirs up trouble in enemy territory.
With Battle Royale looming, Coach D holds tryouts for a solo role that Rittany's gunning for Crystianna to get. Later, Coach D makes cuts to put together a battle squad, but first the Dolls must get through a battle against two of their biggest nemeses, Sharon and the Southern Royalettes and Neva and her Divas of Olive Branch.
The Broadway Dance Center comes to Jackson to pick one doll for their summer-intensive scholarship. Later, Kayla reinvigorates her passion for dance by taking the girls that aren't auditioning to perform in a no-rules, freestyle hip-hop competition.
The Dolls face their hometown rivals, the Purple Diamonds, so Coach D goes all out with a Beyoncé-inspired creative that has the girls attempting to perform in a pool. Later, Kayla's reeling from her disastrous audition for an agent in L.A.
The Dolls take on Los Angeles for a grudge match against Compton; and one doll gets the opportunity of a lifetime, while the team learn Coach D's Smurf creative. Later, Demi Lovato surprises the girls.
Black Ice is back and Miss D is bringing the heat. Meanwhile, Crystianna and Makylah find themselves tested when they have to choreograph a routine for a co-captain's battle; and Rittany throws herself a roaring '20s-themed birthday bash that's chock full of surprises.
Coach D adds a twist to a stand battle. Later, the Doll veterans are temporarily benched as a new B squad is thrown into battle; and tensions rise as one of Brandon's twins makes cuts, which leads Brandon to confront Miss D.
Dianna travels to Birmingham to prep her new dancers for a scrimmage against the Jackson, Miss., team. Later, Kayla rises to the challenge at home; and Torrey takes matters into his own hands at the Jackson studio.
Dianna unexpectedly hires a new ballet coach, leading Tina to believe the new guy will replace Kayla. Later, Kayla searches for a studio to teach hip-hop classes; and the dancers struggle to master new lyrical skills in time for a freestyle competition.
Dianna surprises 12 girls with a field trip to New York City, where they compete in Central Park and battle a team from Brooklyn. Later, one dancer gets an opportunity to win a summer-intensive scholarship at Broadway Dance Center.
Dianna puts pressure on the dolls to do well after the previous week's disappointing results and teaches them how to New Orleans bounce. Later, some of the girls see Beyoncé in concert; and the parents get a rare night out.
The Dolls perform a boxing-themed routine against unknown rivals. Later, Selena goes on her first ride-along in her mission to become a bounty hunter; and Kayla prepares Camryn, Crystianna and Makyla for their first three-way Captain's Battle.