Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 29 Assignments For Kids

Dance Moms (season 4)

Season 4 promotional poster

Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes32
Release
Original networkLifetime
Original releaseJanuary 1 (2014-01-01) – October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
Season chronology

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List of Dance Moms episodes

The fourth season of Dance Moms, an Americandancereality television created by Collins Avenue Productions, began airing on January 1, 2014, on Lifetime television network. The fourth season has aired 19 episodes plus 5 special episodes (Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?, Dance Moms Cares, Seeing Red, Girl Talk, The Battle of Maddie vs. Chloe) bringing the episode count thus far to 103 episodes. However, Lifetime's episode guide does not list "Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?" and "Dance Moms Cares" as official season episodes.

Overview[edit]

Miller fears her Junior Elite Competition team doesn't show enough drive and threatens them by hosting nationwide open auditions for a new team. Although on a winning streak, tension rises between Miller and long-time client Kelly Hyland, and Miller finds herself in definite need of new dancers. Meanwhile, Melissa relishes in her daughters' successes with Mackenzie's blossoming music career and Maddie embracing new opportunities to dance. On the 100th episode, Miller unveils her new "Select Ensemble" for the first time.

Cast[edit]

The fourth season featured sixteen star billing cast members in the first eight episodes, and thirteen from episode eight onwards, with various other dancers and moms appearing throughout the season.

Dancers[edit]

Moms[edit]

  • Melissa Gisoni
  • Holly Frazier
  • Jill Vertes
  • Christi Lukasiak
  • Kelly Hyland (Episodes 1-7)
  • Kira Girard (Episodes 7-21)

Guest dancers[edit]

  • Chloe Nguyen (ALDC Guest)
  • Kamryn Beck (Select Team)
  • Payton Ackerman (ALDC)
  • Tea Adamson (Select Team)
  • Sarah Hunt (Select Team)
  • Ava Cota (Select Team)
  • Sarah Reasons (Select Team)
  • Jade Cloud (Select Team)
  • Fallon Chapman (ALDC Guest)
  • McKenzie Morales (Candy Apples)
  • Gavin Morales (Candy Apples)
  • Mari Dudash (Candy Apples)
  • Lucas Triana (Candy Apples)
  • Zack Torres (Candy Apples)
  • Nick Daniel (Candy Apples)
  • Nicaya Wiley (Candy Apples)

Guest moms[edit]

  • Cathy Nesbitt-Stein (Candy Apples)
  • Leslie Ackerman (ALDC)
  • Brigette Triana (Candy Apples)
  • Gina Torres (Candy Apples)
  • Christy Hunt
  • Jeanette Cota
  • Loree Cloud
  • Cheryl Chapman
  • Jodi Beck
  • Kim Nguyen

Episodes[edit]

See also: List of Dance Moms episodes

Lawsuit[edit]

The episode "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" that aired on February 11, 2014 features the competition team at New York. During the final moments of the episode, Abby Lee Miller and dance mom Kelly Hyland get into a heated argument and ends with Kelly slapping Abby across the face and pulling her hair. Abby informs security and Kelly is removed from the building.[35] Following the incident, Kelly filed a lawsuit against Abby for 5 million dollars, while Abby Lee Miller filed for assault against Hyland.[36] Following the court proceedings, Hyland was banned from contacting Abby Lee Miller, including in forms of social media such as Twitter.[37][38]

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Season 4
General Information
Country of origin: United States
Broadcast Information
Original channel: Lifetime
(Tuesdays @ 9.8c)
Premiere: January 1, 2014
Finale: October 14, 2014
Season Chronology
Previous: Season 3
Next: Season 5
Gallery

The fourth season of Dance Moms premiered January 1, 2014 on Lifetime.

Youtube link
Season 4 Playlist

Choreographers

Mothers

Dancers

Guest Dancers

Season overview

Season 4: 2014

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
84 -- Guess Who's Coming to the Dance?January 1, 2014
Abby and the mothers reunite to discuss the previous season of the series.
85 1 Welcome Back... Now Don't Get Too ComfyJanuary 1, 2014
Abby announces that she will be holding open-call auditions for new dancers, and that no one's position on the team is safe; singer Jana Kramer invites Brooke to sing with her on stage.
86 2 Two Can Play This GameJanuary 7, 2014
The Abby Lee Dance Company competes against the Candy Apples for the first time since Nationals; Chloe and Kendall battle for the number two spot; Payton's future with the team is called into question.
87 -- Dance Moms Cares Special January 14, 2014
In this special filmed at the end of last year, the Abby Lee Dance Company shows there is no down time even in the offsesason. Abby enters her girls in a big Atlantic City dance competition that benefits the fight against cancer. All the moms are on edge as it's the first time the team is competing since the blow up at Nationals. Meanwhile, cancer hits close to home while Abby deals with her own mother's fight with the disease.
88 3 Abby Strikes BackJanuary 14, 2014
Abby announces open her first national open audition in Orlando; Jill accuses Christi of lying to help Chloe win; Brooke, Paige, and Chloe are given a tricky solo to challenge Brooke's pop star credentials.
89 4 Chloe vs. Kendall: Round 2 January 21, 2014
Cathy returns with a new team to compete against Abby's dancers; a nervous Abby pushes Chloe and Kendall to prepare for their solos; the team members feel pressured to prove themselves to Abby.
90 5 No One is Safe January 28, 2014
Holly worries about Nia's featured role in the group dance; Abby's second open call audition has the mothers on edge; Melissa defends her choice to home school Maddie and Mackenzie.
91 6 Clash of the Chloes February 4, 2014
Abby brings in a new dancer, named Chloe, for a trial run on the competition team; Christi is concerned that Abby will replace her daughter; Holly and Jill are excited about their daughters' duet; Melissa thinks her girls are being overshadowed.
92 7 Big Trouble in the Big Apple February 11, 2014
Abby announces that she is putting together a new junior elite team; the Abby Lee Dance Company has two competitions in one week; Abby makes a bold decision that leads to a clash with Kelly.
93 8 Wingman Down February 18, 2014
Christi isolates herself from the other mothers; Kalani is tested for a spot on Abby's competition team; Holly worries that Nia will not be prepared for her solo.
94 9 Nothing's Fair in Abbyville February 25, 2014
Chloe and Kalani go head-to-head on the dance floor; Abby promises a starring role to the winner of an improvised dance off, but revokes this when Chloe wins; Abby pushes Mackenzie's pop career with a solo.
95 10 No Solo for You March 4, 2014
Abby travels to New York City and gives Kendall a solo, much to the dismay of Kira who wanted Kalani to compete against Maddie. Meanwhile, Abby adds a dose of negativity to Holly's new book on positive affirmations.
96 11 Blame It on the New Girl March 11, 2014
A new girl tries out for Abby's team; Cathy prepares her team to end Abby's winning streak; Abby's girls dance at a nursing home to cheer up Abby's mother.
97 12 Sister Showdown March 18, 2014
Payton struggles to perform a challenging number; Maddie and Mackenzie compete against each other; Christi considers home school for Chloe.
98 13 Decisions Decisions March 25, 2014
Kira tries to force Abby into making her daughter an official member of the Abby Lee Dance Company; Cathy choreographs her dancers in hopes of beating Abby's girls.
99 14 Family Comes First April 1, 2014
With her mother's health declining, Abby leaves the girls and their mothers to fend for themselves at this week's competition; the pending arrival of a new team looms over Abby's original team.
100 15 Lights! Camera! Dance! April 8, 2014
Melissa takes control during Mackenzie's music video shoot; Abby's team is under pressure to continue their winning streak; this week's dances are a tribute to Abby's ailing mother.
101 16 Presenting My New Team April 15, 2014

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