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.
Lola strives to stop Richelle from making a huge mistake. Noah and Jacquie struggle in their new roles on A-Troupe. Ozzy missteps when the team is counting on him most.
A-Troupe is reunited after their Nationals win, but the celebrations are short lived. The team must find a new place to dance, or make a big sacrifice; James helps plan his aunt's wedding
Kate decides to finally tell the dancers the truth.
Emily learns that she will not be able to dance for at least 8 months. Riley confronts Emily. Lucien makes a deal with Miss Kate.
Dancers compete one on one for a spot on the internationals team.
Some members of A-Troupe struggle to adjust to change. Meanwhile, a friend departs; and B-Troupe expands.
James meets his aunt's fiancee; Eldon and Thalia teach a class.
Chloe must choose between joining a ballet company and staying at The Next Step; Thalia gets to the bottom of Eldon's odd behavior.
James and Riley try to find each other the perfect anniversary gift; Giselle and Thalia are unsure about performing with Amanda; Noah's abilities are put to the test.
A dancer from England joins The Next Step; Riley shows the newcomer around. Amanda tries to avoid going to Sweden.
A dancer from England arrives and joins the Next Step, and Riley must mentor her. Meanwhile, Amanda attempts to get out of going to Sweden.
James is preoccupied with his band and can't devote time to his duet with Riley for Internationals, so Ella helps her let loose. Meanwhile, Eldon and Thalia try to uncover the studio's sweet spots.
As the tension from Internationals mounts, Riley and Ella help the group relax by tricking them into learning square dancing.
Ella has Riley and James take a closer look at their relationship. Elsewhere, Thalia and Eldon devise clandestine ways of communicating.
Michelle is struggling with her parents' divorce, and this affects the team. Meanwhile, James and Riley try to see things from one another's perspectives; and Ella tries to convince Noah that A-Troupe is the right place for him.
Eldon is to compete for the Internationals male solo title, but Noah wants to have a shot and show Eldon that he is just as good as he is.
A-Troupe pairs up with B-Troupe to do duets.
The Next Step welcomes Amanda back from Sweden. Riley and Ella play one last prank on James before Ella goes back to England.
In Miami for internationals, Riley is forced to work off her bill as a waitress after she is unable to pay for her meal.
Kate and Giselle arrive to register for internationals, but James is trapped on a boat, adrift in the alligator-filled Everglades.
On the day of the male and female solo round, Eldon struggles with the loss of his lucky coin and Riley's friendship with Ella is tested when they have to compete against each other.
With the small group round fast approaching, Michelle, Giselle, Riley, and Cierra are angry to see that Stephanie isn't putting in as much effort as she should be into practising and consider replacing her. Meanwhile, Thalia must compete with four dancers from different countries in the first round of Internationals, and Eldon begins to suspect that her Polish team-mate cares about more than just dance.
The dancers find out that in the second round of Internationals, the dance they had prepared will have to be performed blindfolded. As they struggle to make it work, it becomes apparent that they need to change which dancers perform.
Eldon competes against seven other dancers to determine how much time their teams will have to prepare for the next round. The team scrambles to adjust their quarter-finals routine to new music.
The Next Step performs a ten-person dance against Ella's team in the semi-final round of Internationals. A key dancer's sudden illness threatens the team's chance to move on to the finals.
The Next Step battles for the title of international champion against the team from Sweden. James and Riley put everything on the line to give their team a chance at winning.
Giselle faces a familiar opponent in her battle; Chloe defends her place on the team; the ownership of The Next Step is decided.
New Elite members are having a hard time adjusting; James plans a surprise for Riley.
Shantel challenges Giselle for the dance captain position; James asks for Riley's help in planning his aunt's wedding; the A-Troupe loses a dancer.
Eldon challenges West to audition for a ballet company; West asks for Chloe's help.