Dance moms (season 1) – wikipedia gas in back and chest

Abby Lee Miller is the owner of her self-named dance company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Abby is known for her outrageous talents, no-nonsense behavior, and respectable reputation in dance. It is not easy to please Abby, nor is it a piece of cake to tolerate her presence. At competition, Chloe has a wardrobe malfunction on stage, leading to Abby and Christi bickering in the hallway. The other Dance Moms are not very pleased with Abby’s attitude towards their children or them. Meanwhile, new mom Cathy from Candy Apple’s Dance Center joins the team with her daughter Vivi, which displeases the mothers.

After seeing how provocative costumes won over the judges at the last competition, Abby designs revealing costumes for this week’s group routine, and Kelly defends Abby’s choices as other dancers also performed in revealing outfits. At competition, both the mothers and the judges feel the group routine and costuming are inappropriate, and the dance does not place in the leaderboards. Meanwhile, Cathy fears Vivi-Anne, who struggles during her duet rehearsal with MacKenzie, will not remember her dance.

Abby rehearses an acrobatic-style group routine and assigns Brooke the featured role. Brooke wishes to spend more time with her friends, and she is invited to go to the mall with her friends but because of dance schedules, she is not able to attend. As a dancer, Brooke says that she wants to be a cheerleader because of the intense pressure of dance and her friends are cheerleaders, but seeing as her mom quit dance to become a cheerleader, Kelly does not let her give up and feel regret, like she did. Meanwhile, Vivi-Anne feels uncomfortable with her solo, and Cathy decides to have her perform a dance she has already performed in the past without Abby’s permission and Vivi-Anne, after performing the dance, says that the name of the studio that taught her the dance was "Candy Apple’s Dance Center" which made Abby feel embarrassed and upset. After Brooke and the rest of the girls performed onstage, they did really well and won 1st place, despite Brooke’s temporary injury.

In an effort to have every girl shine, Abby assigns each girl a solo, except for Maddie, who is given two. The mothers are concerned that Maddie has an advantage over the other girls performing twice, but Abby explains that Maddie shows strength in two genres of dance. Meanwhile, Abby assigns both Mackenzie and Vivi-Anne to perform solos, and both girls struggle with the choreography: Mackenzie fears she will forget her routine and Vivi-Anne is uncomfortable with her costume. After the winners are announced, there is an argument between Christi, Abby, and Melissa. Christi argues about how it was not fair how Maddie won 1st place, as she was given two solos. Abby and Melissa try to ignore her but Christi’s anger gets the best of her and she argues with Abby and Melissa in front of the children, leaving them scared and upset.

The ALDC readies the studio after a casting director from Broadway announces his arrival. Each girl is asked to do a short performance and to sing when asked. Sadly, each audition turns sour. Meanwhile, this week is the annual ALDC recital, and Abby is very stressed. The mothers are asked to do a performance onstage, and Cathy is asked to choreograph the routine. Much to everyone’s embarrassment, Cathy approaches stage front and begins to improvise.

Abby rehearses a group routine of a serious nature, in which each dancer slowly disappears from the performance. The mothers are concerned about the theme of the dance, and feel the dance is too dark for Mackenzie and Vivi-Anne. At competition, everyone shows distaste for Brooke’s solo costume, and Abby asks if she can wear an outfit of Vivi-Anne’s, which upsets Cathy. Meanwhile, Christi is unsure about attending the competition after finding out her grandmother is in the hospital.

Nia is assigned a solo inspired by the drag queen Laquifa. Holly is concerned about the nature of the dance, and considers it to be less of a performance and more of a simple strut across the stage. Abby tells Holly the need for typecasting as Nia will grow up only to audition for such roles. Meanwhile, Maddie is assigned a solo to which she dedicates to her late grandmother. Additionally, Cathy is confident Vivi-Anne will win the photogenic award at competition.

Brooke is assigned the featured role in the group routine, and Abby has brought in Brandon a senior dancer at ALDC to rehearse partnering with Brooke. In an effort to spark chemistry between the pair, Abby sets up an outing for them. At competition, the two show little chemistry in their performance, and the group dance does not place. After performing her solo, Maddie is selected to perform in the adjoining pageant, and wins a title award. Meanwhile, Cathy and Vivi-Anne return to their old studio, Candy Apples Dance Center.

Abby rehearses a group routine based on the seven deadly sins and assigns each girl a role, which concerns the mothers. Meanwhile, Brooke rehearses a new piece with plenty of tricks, hoping to be seen by someone from Cirque du Soleil, but feels tension in her shoulder while performing. At competition, none of the dances place top three, which upsets Abby saying that the team has failed her. Additionally, Cathy readies the Candy Apples for competition.

Kelly learns that Brooke and Paige are assigned solos this weekend and outsources a choreographer to teach them new dances. When Paige does not learn her dance on time, her dance gets pulled. Meanwhile, Abby brings in drag queen Laquifa to inspire the girls and teach them new moves. At competition, the ALDC is shocked to find Cathy and the Candy Apples are scheduled to perform. In a strange twist, to physc Chloe out Cathy has one of her students dance to the same music as Chloe’s.

The pressure is on to see who will win the National title this weekend. Abby assigns two duets to go head-to-head between Chloe/Maddie and Brooke/Paige. Kelly is upset that Brooke and Paige’s costumes are poorly made and the choreography is not as great as it could be. Chloe feels tired of dance and tells Christi she is considering quitting because of the extreme stress and exhaustion, but later has a heart-to-heart with Abby. Meanwhile, Melissa leaves Maddie and Mackenzie with Gianna to vacation with her boyfriend, which upsets their father who then spends the whole competition with them and after he and Abby have an argument, he threatens to pull his children out of her school next year.

Abby brings the girls to Los Angeles for their first audition to appear as background dancers in a music video for aspiring singer Lux, which excites the girls. The girls go in for a rehearsal with many other trained dancers to learn a hip-hop combination, and Mackenzie feels defeated when she finds the dance challenging. After the audition, the ALDC is selected to appear in the music video, but only one dancer will earn the featured role. Based on looks, the selection boils down to Chloe and Paige.