A scandal ensues when the mothers encourage the girls to wear revealing outfits in a dance competition; a mother clashes with her daughter when Abby favours another pupil; and the girls are put under pressure ahead of a visit by a Broadway casting director.
In the opening edition, Abby warns the girls that any mishaps will lead to them being replaced, and in other shows, Abby's troupe competes against a rival dance school; and a new mother makes it clear she will not be messed with.
In Season 3, Abby holds an open audition to bring new blood into the team, a group of mothers stage a protest and Melissa tries desperately to get Maddie back in favour with Abby.
In Season 4, Abby warns that nobody's place on the team is safe, there is mayhem among the mums when Jill accuses Christi of lying and tension mounts for the second open call audition.
In Season 6, Melissa vows not to play nice any more, tensions are high as the new mini team arrives in California and Abby makes an announcement that could tear the team apart.