|Episode Number||0 (Special Episode)|
|Air Date||October 9, 2012|
|Bottom Dancer(s)|| Nicole |
|Eliminated||Nicole and Amanda K|
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Let the Dancing Begin
Meet fourteen amazing dancers and their moms from around the country when they arrive in Los Angeles for the chance of a lifetime, the final audition of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. In an intense rehearsal, the dancers must learn three different routines in only two hours. The finalists also get a chance to meet their judges, including "Lead Judge" Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller, who is joined at the judges table by Robin Antin, founder of the Pussycat Dolls dance troupe, and celebrity choreographer Richard "Richy" Jackson. It all comes down to a double elimination and the pressure is on as the contestants must impress the judges if they want to make the cut.
- This is the only episode where Robin choreographed the dancers routine.
- This was the only special episode of AUDC to air.