Abby's comeback to dance is put to the ultimate test as the ALDC team heads to nationals in New York City. With three solos going head-to-head for the national title, and a musical theater-style group routine based on Broadway's "The Prom", everyone is feeling the pressure. Tensions reach a boiling point when Abby is confronted with the ALDC's big rival, Studio 19.
With a week until nationals and a chance for redemption in Pittsburgh, the pressure is on for the ALDC. Abby choreographs her most personal group dance yet, and Brady and Pressley go head-to-head for the chance of dancing solos at nationals. Tension between the moms could jeopardize everything, as one team member quits unexpectedly.
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 the ALDC has done before. Michelle comes to blows with the other moms and a confrontation at competition sends Abby over the edge.
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.
Hannah faces her biggest challenge yet when Abby assigns her the lead in the group dance, while Elliana and Sarah have a solo showdown. Abby's treatment of Michelle threatens to tear Sarah and Michelle apart, and Yolanda threatens to quit the team if Elliana doesn't come out on top.
With only 6 weeks until nationals, the team has the worst record in ALDC history, and Abby is blaming the mothers. 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. SerSea#: 0810
It's hell week at the ALDC and Abby assigns the girls a group dance about sorority hazing. As part of a plan to help motivate the girls, Abby brings back former teammates Yolanda and Elliana. Seemingly causing more harm than good, one mother shockingly quits the team with the return of these two familiar faces.
With Brady gone, Abby challenges the girls to prove that they can win on their own and Lily is given an unprecedented ultimatum. 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.
Abby makes a shocking announcement that she's sending someone home and the pressure leads to an all-out war between Stacey and Tricia 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.
The pressure is on with Abby giving two lucky dancers the first solos of the season, leading one mom to explode at competition. The team struggles with a challenging tribal dance, and an injury puts the entire routine in jeopardy. Abby's star dancer cracks under the pressure.
Abby finally returns to the competition dance scene where her legacy first began in Pittsburgh PA. Emotions run high and tension builds as Abby hopes her new team of seven strangers can dance together as one. No dancer is safe and the cracks begin to show as some new team members struggle to shine.