By: Alexandria McLean | @itbalexandria
After hard work and teamwork The Next Step dancers have come all together to advance to the finals of Nationals. However, with Emily newly injured and no alternates to take her place it seems as if it is the end of the road for A-Troupe.
Just as Miss Kate is about to announce to the National officials their withdrawal from the competition, Amanda appears with some bittersweet news. The Next Step does not have to forfeit if Amanda dances with them as she registered with The Next Step when she was trying to take them down. Upon hearing this otherwise amazing news, A-Troupe is hesitant to welcome Amanda with open arms due to their past. However, Amanda taking Emily’s place is their only hope for competing in the finals and The Next Step allows Amanda to dance with them.
Amanda is happy because not only does she want to see The Next Step win and be on a winning team, but she wants forgiveness from A-Troupe.
Up first to perform is LOD. Life of Dance, also know as Ladies of Destruction gives an amazing performance, which is no surprise. Their dance follows the storyline of models and celebrities being followed by paparazzi. The dance was clean and the dancers were all in sync. The Next Step knows they need to put everything in their performance to beat LOD.
Luckily for The Next Step, Amanda learned their dance before going back to Elite. Their dance starts off with a duet by Eldon and Michelle, followed by a circus routine featuring flips and tricks. Emily watches her team from the side lines and is sad that she cannot be dancing along side her friends but is so proud and impressed with how far they have come.
After their performance James knows they have a shot at winning the whole thing, but it all depends on how the judges decide the winner. If they favor technique, LOD will win Nationals, but if they favor performance, The Next Step will take it home. In the end, the judges favored performance and The Next Step wins Nationals for the first time.
To celebrate the win, A-Troupe dances and cheers together and West runs to Emily and kisses her. The Next Step will be moving onto Internationals!
However, not all is well when A-Troupe returns back to The Next Step Studio. They are being evicted and only have a week to leave the building. With no place to rehearse and practice their routines, A-Troupe may have to forfeit Internationals. That is until Lucien proposes an idea. He suggests that A-Troupe and Elite merge into one and compete at Internationals together.
Will Miss Kate accept Lucian offer? We will just have to wait until Season 3 to find out!
In the meantime, you can learn all about The Next Step app and download it for yourself here.