Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (originally titled My Kid Can Dance) is an American dance reality competition series. The series encompasses talented boy and girl dancers who are competing for the top spot and a scholarship to a prestigious dance academy.
The first season aired on October 9, 2012 and concluded on December 11, 2012. A second and final season later aired from September 3, 2013 and concluded on November 19, 2013.
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The audition process has never been fully revealed but pieces have been released by the dancers and moms on the show:
Dancers submit an audition tape
The top 25 were flown to New York and performed two routines.
The top 14 were flown to L.A. for the Casting Special.
Group Dances were performed every week but most were not shown on the show. The group dances (even the ones released on the show) were posted on the official website (ones that were shown on TV were posted as an extended version).
Yvette Walts, the mother of Hadley Walts, stated in an interview that 2,000 tapes were submitted to the show, estimating around 2,000 dancers auditioned for the show's first season.
Possibility of Season 3:
On the Dance Moms Reunion: Hurricane Abby, Abby mentioned that along with her nationwide tour to cast dancers for the ALDC, she was also casting for Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, which indicated that Season 3 would happen after Season 4 of Dance Moms- however, this was not the case.
Additionally, the casting tab on the Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition website is still open however it never closed even after Season 2 was done casting.
Abby revealed in an interview that AUDC Season 3 was put on hold for her new show "Abby's Studio Rescue".
Considering Abby's Studio Rescue's cancellation, a Season 3 may be possible.
In September of 2016, Abby suggested that AUDC may be making a return.