The Lifetime Network reality series "Dance Moms" has a run time of 42 minutes for each episode, according to IMDB.com. This run time allows for 18 minutes of commercial advertisements. "Dance Moms" is a reality program based around the dance careers of children under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller.
Miller's dance studio "Abby Lee Dance Company" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the primary place of filming, but filming also takes place in Los Angeles, California.
The program focuses on the dramatic pressures of competitive dance, as well as the strained relationship between the children's mothers and Abby Lee Miller herself.