Dance Moms RECAP 4/1/14: Season 4 Episode 14 “Family Comes First”

Dance Moms RECAP 4/1/14: Season 4 Episode 14 “Family Comes First”

Tonight on lifetime Dance Moms continues with a new episode called, “Family Comes First.”  On tonight’s show Abby leaves the girls and moms at a competition in order to take care of her sick mother. Meanwhile, the impending arrival of a new team looms over Abby’s original squad.

On last week’s episode  after auditioning hundreds of dancers, and facing pressure from Kira, Abby decided whether or not to make her daughter an official member of the Abby Lee Dance Company. Meanwhile, Cathy took over the reigns to choreograph her Candy Apples in hopes of finally beating Abby’s girls.  Did you watch last week’s episode?  We did and we have a recap right here for your enjoyment.

On tonight’s episode with her mother’s health declining, Abby leaves the girls and moms to fend for themselves at this week’s competition. Abby’s announcement of the impending arrival of a brand new team looms over Abby’s original team.  Abby claims she can have twice as many wins at competitions by adding a second team.

Tonight’s episode is going to be another drama packed one, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of Lifetime’s Dance Mom’s Season 4 Episode 14 – tonight at 9 PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season  of Dance Moms tonight.

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On tonight’s episode of Dance Moms the Moms arrive at Abby Lee’s studio and her assistant Gia warns Holly on the way in that Abby isn’t herself because her Mom is doing very bad. They head into the studio and Abby reveals the pyramid from last week’s performance. Chloe, Kendall, Maddie, Mackenzie and Nia are all on the same level together. Kalani is on the top of the pyramid because she was the top scoring dancer at the competition.

Abby announces to her team that her “Mom is dying.” All of the dancers break down and start crying. Abby takes a moment and comforts the girls and then moves on to this week’s assignments. Kendall and Nia will both be performing solos, Chloe and Kalani will be performing a duet together, and all of them will be performing in a Bollywood group routine.

The girls begin learning the choreography to their routines this week, and the moms head upstairs. They discuss Abby’s new team, they don’t think she needs any new dancers, but Abby insists she will be revealing her new team in a week.

The next day Abby heads into the studio, it’s Mackenzie’s music video “Mack Z” tryouts. Abby wants to see all of the potential back-up dancers, and make sure the right dancers are chosen. After some debate Mackenzie agrees to allow her sister Madison be one of the dancers in the video.

The back-up dancers leave and the girls begin rehearsing their Bollywood group dance for Abby. Abby reveals that they don’t have enough costumes for the group dance (again), so she is pulling Nia from the group number. Abby heads back to the hospital to sit with her Mom.

The other Moms feel “sick” for Holly the next day at the rehearsal since her daughter got pulled from the group dance. Melissa arrives late, and says she was at the hospital with Abby and her Mom, and her Mom stopped breathing a few times.

Abby isn’t rehearsing with the girls, but she has left them a present. Where she usually stands is a bulletin board covered in pictures of her “new team,” or who her new team members could be.

The Abby Lee Dance Team boards a bus and heads to Ohio for their competition, without Abby. The Moms have all the dancers go around in a circle and share their favorite memories of Abby’s Mom. Before the competition her assistant Gia calls Abby, and Abby confirms she is not coming. Gia gives them a pep talk, and tells them that she will video tape all of their dances and send them to Abby, and she reminds them to dance their hearts out if they want to be on Abby’s new dance team.

The Moms take their seats in the audience, Kalani and Chloe perform their duet first, Kendall performs her solo immediately afterwards. So far the Moms seems pleased with their daughter’s performances, but they always think they are good – it’s really up to the judges. Back stage Chloe gives Nia a pep talk and tells her to “use her personality,” and then Nia performs her solo for the judges. After her dance Gia congratulates Nia and says it was one of her best performances.

The Moms heads into the dressing room and get the girls ready for their Bollywood group dance. Holly is annoyed watching everyone else get ready, she thinks Nia deserves a chance to be in the dance especially after the solo she just performed. Before the group dance the Moms and their daughters gather around and pray for Abby’s Mom before they take the stage.

After their group dance it is time for the judges to reveal the winners. Nia placed 3rd and Kendall placed 2nd. Chloe and Kalani took 1st place for their duet. The girls group dance also places first, so they have won their 13th competition in a row. After they receive their trophies the girls head to the dressing room and tell Abby Lee that they won.

The End.