The 'Dance Moms' Reunion Is Finally Here — How to Watch It

'Dance Moms: The Reunion' was filmed in the fall of 2023, but it's just now available for our viewing pleasure.

Melissa Willets - Author

May 2 2024, Published 10:35 a.m. ET

Paige Hyland, Brooke Hyland, Kelly Hyland, Chloé Lukasiak, Christi Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, JoJo Siwa and Kendall Vertes attend 'Dance Moms: The Reunion' Premiere Event & Red Carpet at Moxy Hotel on April 25, 2024 in New York City.
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It has been five long years since Dance Moms was on TV — and admittedly, we've really missed them.

Good thing there's a reunion — that has been a long time in the making — and we can catch up with the likes of JoJo Siwa and Maddie Ziegler, as well as the moms who gave us so much to talk about back in the day.

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So, when is Dance Moms: The Reunion on and how can you watch it?

You've come to the right place to learn all the details! Read on so you can get your popcorn ready for the hotly anticipated Lifetime show.

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Here's how to watch the 'Dance Moms' reunion.

Although per Today, Dance Moms: The Reunion was filmed in the fall of 2023, it's just now available for our viewing pleasure.

So how can you watch every moment of the special?

Your first look at the Dance Moms two-hour reunion special was Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

If you missed it, no worries. You can still find out all the juicy details of where the dancers and moms are today — as well as how they really felt about the high-pressure dance competitions with Abby Lee Miller looking on.

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Simply log onto Lifetime's app or website to stream the show. You can also snag a free trial to the platform via Hulu Live TV, AT&T TV, and FuboTV.

Now for the biggest question of all: Did Abby attend the Dance Moms reunion?

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Who participated in the 'Dance Moms' reunion?

Much to fans' disappointment, Abby isn't part of the Dance Moms reunion. Despite being bummed we won't see Abby on the show, her lack of participation isn't super surprising given the many scandals she has endured since the show aired.

Abby notably went to jail after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud. And of course, her instruction methods were considered harsh at best and may have scarred many of her former students.

It's worth mentioning that Abby is also reportedly paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, which may have made it difficult for her to attend the reunion.

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Speaking of her former students, here's who will appear in the special: Kendall Vertes, JoJo, Kalani Hilliker, Chloe Lukasiak, Paige Hyland, and Brooke Hyland.

While JoJo called her time on the show "legendary" in an ABC News interview, Paige referred to Abby's treatment of the girls as "mean."

Paige said about her mom, whose jaw-dropping behavior on the show often made viewers cringe, "every fight was her sticking up for us."

Paige said that Abby "definitely taught me so many life lessons."

For her part, JoJo shared, "She didn't get easier as the show went on. She got harder. I feel like anyone that has been in and out of Abby's life knows that your relationship with her, no matter what it may be, each of us has a very different relationship with her but it is all a very unique relationship that only you and Abby have."

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