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General Information
Country of origin: United States
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 23 (including 1 special)
Broadcast Information
Original channel: Lifetime
Premiere: October 9, 2012
Finale: November 19, 2013
Chronology
Related Shows: Dance Moms


Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (originally titled My Kid Can Dance) is an American dance reality competition series. The series encompasses talented boy and girl dancers who are competing for the top spot and a scholarship to a prestigious dance academy.

The first season aired on October 9, 2012 and concluded on December 11, 2012. A second and final season later aired from September 3, 2013 and concluded on November 19, 2013.

Episode Guide

To view the episode guide for "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition", click here.

Cast

Season 1

Host

Judges

Choreographers

  • Abby Lee Miller
  • Richy Jackson
  • Robin Antin
  • Bobby Newberry
  • Anthony Burell  
  • Gina Starbuck 
  • Joyce Chittick 
  • Frank Gatson
  • Kitty McNamee
  • Molly Long
  • Ricky Palomino 
  • Q Pittman
  • Victor Rojas
  • Shannon Beach

Mothers

  • Mayelin Carbajales
  • Kristi Ray
  • Kelly Jones
  • Kristen Colchico-Greeley
  • Gina Torres
  • Yvette Walts
  • Erin Tracy
  • Coreen O'Connor
  • Shayna Tevaga
  • Maria Cantoria
  • Renee Wilkinson
  • Kris Haire
  • Sabrina
  • Michelle Kelly

Dancers

Season 2

Host

Judges

Choreographers

  • Abby Lee Miller
  • Richy Jackson
  • Rachelle Rak
  • Tessandra Chavez
  • Anthony Burell  
  • Tarua Hall
  • Joyce Chittick
  • Q Pittman
  • Matt Cady
  • Erik Saradpon
  • Shannon Beach
  • Nito Larizo
  • Peter Chu
  • Lesley A. Bandy
  • Victor Rojas

Mothers

Dancers

Music Guide

To view music that was featured on the show, click here.

Trivia

  • The audition process has never been fully revealed but pieces have been released by the dancers and moms on the show:
    • Dancers submit an audition tape
    • The top 25 were flown to New York and performed two routines.
    • The top 14 were flown to L.A. for the Casting Special.
  • Group Dances were performed every week but most were not shown on the show. The group dances (even the ones released on the show) were posted on the official website (ones that were shown on TV were posted as an extended version).
  • Madison O'Connor said in an interview the dancers danced 8 hours a day.
  • Yvette Walts, the mother of Hadley Walts, stated in an interview that 2,000 tapes were submitted to the show, estimating around 2,000 dancers auditioned for the show's first season.
  • Possibility of Season 3:
    • On the Dance Moms Reunion: Hurricane Abby, Abby mentioned that along with her nationwide tour to cast dancers for the ALDC, she was also casting for Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, which indicated that Season 3 would happen after Season 4 of Dance Moms- however, this was not the case.
    • Additionally, the casting tab on the Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition website is still open however it never closed even after Season 2 was done casting.
Abby comment on AUDC S3
    • Abby revealed in an interview that AUDC Season 3 was put on hold for her new show "Abby's Studio Rescue".
    • Considering Abby's Studio Rescue's cancellation, a Season 3 may be possible.
    • In September of 2016, Abby suggested that AUDC may be making a return.

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