This show follows a demanding dance instructor as she guides children and their mothers along the path of stardom. The instructor, Abby Lee Miller, coaches the young girls as they partake in weekly dance competitions.
The show originally took place in Pittsburgh but later relocated to Los Angeles. The show won the Kids Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show in 2015. It spawned the spin-off Dance Moms: Miami and a sister series titled Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.