The third season of Dance Moms, an American dance reality TV program created by Collins Avenue Productions, began airing on January 1, 2013 on Lifetime television network. The season concluded on September 17, 2013. A total of 39 official episodes and 1 special episode (The Smoke Before the Fire) aired this season.
The third season continues after the team's win at nationals. Kelly and her daughters Brooke and Paige decide not to return to the Abby Lee Dance Company. The mothers stage a protest to get Kelly to return, leading Abby to completely create a new competition team. The old team, including Kelly, Brooke, and Paige, eventually reunites and becomes Abby's competition team again. This season introduces many new dance moms and dancers to both the Abby Lee Dance Company and Candy Apples Dance Center.
The new competition season is underway, but Abby is extremely disappointed in the girls because they blew off dance class during the break. So, Abby holds an open audition to bring new blood to the team hoping to replace Brooke and Paige and teach the girls a lesson. To everyone s dismay, Abby welcomes new dancer Ally and new mom Shelly to the group. The whole team misses Kelly, Brooke and Paige, but they soldier on to compete at In10sity Dance in Denver. Abby also pits Chloe and Maddie head-to-head, putting a lot of pressure on Chloe who just beat Maddie out of a national title. 781b155fdc