|Let the Dancing Begin|
|Episode Number||1 (1 Overall)|
|Air Date||October 9, 2012|
|Top Dancer(s)|| Madison |
|Bottom Dancer(s)|| Tua |
| Preceded by|
| Followed by|
Unleash The Monsters
When this life-changing competition kicks off, the 12 finalists are tasked with their first live performance in front of judges. The dancers are split into trios and assigned routines with a "Hollywood" theme. As the contestants prepare throughout the week, the moms start sizing each other up. Alliances begin to form, but when one mom takes charge during rehearsal, the other moms realize that she could be trouble. Plus, one mother and daughter team reveal just how far they're willing to go to win the competition.
|All Dancers||Group Number|
Good Girl/Bad Girl
One Step Away
Walk of Fame
I'm Not Perfect
- Elisabeth won the group challenge this week and was able to pick her own style for her trio.
- This marks the only episode in the entire series where a tap routine was performed.
- Both Tessa and Tua were in the bottom together and in the same trio.
- The music for the contemporary trio was used earlier in Dance Moms: Miami.