The WORST Episodes of The Next Step
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Network: Family (CA)
Follow the lives of a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they train hard, rehearse and hang out. With the regional championships coming up, the A-Troupe needs to come together if they want to win and qualify for the national title.
#1 - Go West
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2017
Michelle, dissatisfied with Emily's dance studio philosophy, starts her own team, TNS West, and discovers some surprising new talent. Meanwhile, Noah tries to help Piper adjust to dancing under Emily's new direction at TNS East.
#2 - Dance, Lies and Hoverboards
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 2017
A self-trained dancer, Kingston, must prove himself to keep his spot on Michelle's new troupe. Over at TNS East, Richelle gets a pleasant surprise, and questions the motives of a new dancer Lola, who seems intent on becoming her best friend. Since Amy never told her mum she was cut from A-Troupe, she needs Piper's help to cover for her.
#3 - Leon Me
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 2017
TNS East hires a guest choreographer, Leon Blackwood, to teach a hip-hop workshop. But when TNS West shows up to join in, the divide between the two troupes grows even deeper. As Noah and Jacquie's connection becomes obvious, Henry is forced to make a tough decision.
#4 - It's All Fun and Games
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 2017
After being assigned a duet, Noah struggles to find the chemistry onstage with Richelle because of his feelings for Jacquie. LaTroy, Henry and Amy try to play a prank on Ozzy, who teaches his teammates a lesson. Amy's mum discovers that Amy has been lying about being on A-Troupe, and Amy's worst fears may come true.
#5 - No Good Deed
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2017
Piper's determination to help Amy get on to A-Troupe has a surprising outcome. Things start to heat up with Noah and Jacquie, while Kingston and Ozzy try to take Henry's mind off his troubles.
#6 - Heathers
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2017
TNS West needs two more dancers to round out their team, and Piper thinks she may have found the perfect new recruit. Jacquie worries that Noah is being a little too public about their relationship and begins to question whether she wants to date a teammate. When Zara shows up late to practice, Josh notices she is being evasive and calls her out.
#7 - 12 Hour Party People
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 21, 2017
In order to raise funds for a potential new dancer who can't afford competitive dance, TNS West throws a dance-a-thon fundraiser, which is attended by some exciting guest stars. Noah wants to support his friends at TNS West, but Jacquie isn't so sure they should be fraternizing with the enemy. As Lola and Richelle become better friends, Lola tricks Richelle into loosening up.
#8 - A Tale of Two Eldons
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 28, 2017
In advance of the TNS East/West face-off to determine which troupe will represent the studio at regionals, Michelle's troupe gets their tenth and final dancer. Michelle thinks her dreams have come true, but her new member could turn out to be her worst nightmare. Eldon double-books himself as choreographer for TNS East and West, and struggles to keep his commitment to both. Things between Lola and Jacquie get complicated when their team's featured soloist is chosen.
#9 - United and Divided
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 11, 2017
When TNS East and TNS West have a dance-off to determine home studio advantage for the coming battle, Elliot reveals his true colours. The love triangle between Henry, Noah and Jacquie reaches a breaking point. A surprising move by Michelle elicits a shocking decision from one of the Next Step's top dancers.
#10 - East Meets West
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Emily has a secret weapon in the dance battle to determine which troupe will get to represent The Next Step at regionals. Josh has to choose between his loyalty to his friend and his team. When Noah and Jacquie face off, Noah sees a new side of her personality.
#11 - Brave New World
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 20, 2017
Kingston and Ozzy think there's something suspicious about Elliot's generosity, and discover he's hiding a shocking secret. LaTroy is given the opportunity of a lifetime, but if he chooses to take it, it will mean leaving the studio. In the wake of the results of the dance battle, Noah and Jacquie struggle with the fact that only one of them can go to regionals.
#12 - TNS: Civil War
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 27, 2017
When the tensions between TNS East and TNS West reach an all-time high, Miss Kate is forced to make a drastic decision. In the aftermath, dancers struggle to pick up the pieces. Noah and Jacquie rise above the conflict, and deepen their relationship.
#13 - Stand Together or Fall Apart
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 3, 2017
Piper and Amy develop a secret plan to get back on the road to regionals. Jacquie is tempted to leave the studio when she gets an offer that's hard to refuse. A visit from Josh's brother wreaks havoc on Josh's future at the studio. Kingston, in his quest to become a better dancer, enlists Lola's help to conquer a new challenge.
#14 - This Changes Everything
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 8, 2017
Piper and Amy's secret plan is put into action, as the dancers rally to unite the studios under one banner. Amy's future at the studio is threatened when her mother makes a difficult demand. Emily and Michelle are forced to face their shortcomings.
#15 - Stand and Deliver
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 15, 2017
With the troupe united, it's time to elect a new dance captain. Piper helps Amy to find the strength she needs to finally have an honest conversation with her mother. Heather is asked to perform a task for Emily, but is tempted to bail on it when she sees a chance to be one of the gang.
#16 - Oh Brother! Why Art Thou Here?
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 22, 2017
Josh's brother shows up at the studio unannounced with some surprising news. When Zara realizes her split focus is affecting her chances at a coveted solo, she is forced to choose between her two passions. Heather and Piper feel their lack of hip-hop skills could hurt the team, so they enlist Henry's help to turn things around.
#17 - I Have a Vision
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 29, 2017
A last-second change of plans threatens The Next Step's chances of qualifying for regionals, and Ozzy struggles to step up to the challenge. When Richelle encounters a difficult hurdle, Lola feels pressure to stay loyal to her friend. Piper is surprised by some new feelings for an old friend.
#18 - Dance-Zilla
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2018
Richelle is back and A-Troupe desperately hopes she will bring down Miss Angela.
#19 - Coup d'Etat
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 2018
With the help of A-Troupe, Richelle sets in motion a plan she hopes will rid the Next Step of Miss Angela.
#20 - Summer Lovin'
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2018
Piper returns to TNS as Michelle and Emily are reinstated and face their first challenge as co-studio heads.
#21 - Mean Twirls
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 7, 2018
Summer is tricked by dancers who are threatened by her, while TNS rents out some rehearsal space to a new dance team: AcroNation.
#22 - Oh Solo Me-Oh
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 13, 2018
New relationships are put to the test when TNS has a solo competition for a regionals advantage.
#23 - Mash-Up Match-Up
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 14, 2018
Surprising new friendship dynamics arise as TNS gears up for the dance convention.
#24 - Amy's Prom Has Got It Goin' On
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 20, 2018
The announcement that TNS is going to hold a prom sends the dancers into a 'promposal' frenzy with surprising pairings.
#25 - Twinkle Toes
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 21, 2018
Prom night at TNS ignites new flames, old rivalries, and a whole lot of dancing.