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The Best Seasons of 'Dance Moms'

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Dance Moms.

We're ranking the best seasons of Dance Moms, with the help of your votes. You certainly can't argue that this show isn't entertaining - between the constant bickering and drama, there's really never a dull moment. The earlier seasons of Dance Moms took place in Pittsburgh, but in 2015 the location changed to Los Angeles. It's hard to argue that Dance Moms isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Dance Moms seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

This isn't necessarily a show you have to watch chronologically, so if you're new to the series, use this poll as a guide to the best Dance Moms season you should start with. When Dance Moms Season 6 ends, we'll add it so that it can be compared to the first five seasons.

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    Dance Moms - Season 5

    The fifth season of Dance Moms premiered on January 6, 2015, and contains 32 episodes. This season finds the team adjusting to Chloe and Christi quitting.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Abby Got Served," "JoJo with a Bow Bow," and "Nia Risks It All."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Kalani and Kira replace Chloe and Christi.
    • The ALDC goes to Los Angeles.
    • Holly blows up on Abby.
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    Dance Moms - Season 6

    The sixth season of Dance Moms premiered on January 5, 2016, and contains 33 episodes. This season finds Maddie and Mackenzie leaving the ALDC.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "One Last Dance," "Hello and Goodbye," and "Two Teams, Two Studios Part 2."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • Maddie wins her division before she and Mackenzie leave.
    • The dancers pay tribute to Mohammed Ali.
    • Peyton switches to Erin's team.
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    Dance Moms - Season 8

    The eighth season of Dance Moms premiered on June 4, 2019, and contains 18 episodes. This season finds Abby returning to the company after serving time in prison and undergoing cancer treatment.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: Abby's Big Comeback," "Mommy Dearest," and "Lilly's Ultimatum."

    Memorable moments from Season 8 include:

    • Abby undergoes chemotherapy.
    • Lilliana is cast as the lead.
    • Abby calls the police on a mother.
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    Dance Moms - Season 7

    The seventh season of Dance Moms premiered on November 29, 2016, and contains 29 episodes. This season finds new people taking over choreography after Abby leaves to focus on court issues.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Abby's Worst Nightmare," "Out With Abby, In With Chloe - Part 1," and "Under Cheryl's Spell."

    Memorable moments from Season 7 include:

    • Abby sets choreography to her boyfriend's vegan song.
    • The elite girls form the Irreplaceables.
    • Nia wins her solo division at Nationals.
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