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B-Troupe is the second-highest ranking troupe at The Next Step Dance Studio, after A-Troupe. It is initially described as a troupe for recreational dancers, and also includes dancers who have demoted from A-Troupe or promoted from J-Troupe

History

B-Troupe was established by Cathy in 1995 as a troupe for those who want to dance at The Next Step Dance Studio, but have not succeeded in getting into A-Troupe. J-Troupe dancers can also join B-Troupe when they are deemed to be mature enough to dance at a higher level.[1] B-Troupe is technically defined as a "recreational" troupe, but they are known to attend competitions on occasion[2] - though they are usually on a smaller scale than those attended by A-Troupe.[3]

Although the original members of B-Troupe are known to fool around and not take things seriously in earlier seasons, the troupe begins to drastically change in Season 3. Giselle comments that it is nothing like it once was when she belonged to it.[4] Nonetheless, being demoted from A-Troupe to B-Troupe continues to be deemed as negative, as it means that either you haven't improved at all as a dancer, or you have got worse.[5]

Members

Current

Former

Uniform

Presumably at the same time that A-Troupe gains its uniform, B-Troupe is given a similar one albeit with just the jacket. Like the A-Troupe uniform, the jacket has The Next Step's logo on the front and back, and the right shoulder displays the letter 'B' for 'B-Troupe'. The colour of the jacket is also blue, but it is a much lighter and brighter blue than the A-Troupe jacket. It always seems to be worn with black bottoms. It can be assumed that the jacket, like the uniforms, was designed by Zoltan and Minnow.

At the same time that Miss Angela becomes studio head and gets A-Troupe new uniforms, Winnie is seen wearing a new B-Troupe uniform, which consists of an orange T-shirt with "TNS" printed on it in silver. Despite being in different colours, it is similar in design to Miss Angela's A-Troupe uniform. Winnie is the only B-Trouper to wear the shirt on-screen during Miss Angela's reign as studio head - which, due to Winnie's renowned love of orange, could be the reason for the colour choice. The uniform makes a reappearance during It's a Wonderful Life, Piper - Part 1 and Part 2, when Richelle and Ozzy are seen wearing it in an alternate timeline where they have been demoted to B-Troupe.

Gallery

Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

To view the B-Troupe gallery, click here.

References

  1. "The Fallout". Wikia. Retrieved on February 24, 2020.
  2. "The Girl Is Mine". Wikia. Retrieved on February 24, 2020.
  3. "Just Dance". Wikia. Retrieved on February 24, 2020.
  4. "Today I'm Getting Over You." Wikia. Retrieved on December 11, 2015.
  5. The Next Step: B-Troupe. Youtube (Aug 1, 2013). Retrieved on February 22, 2016.
  6. "The New Regime." Wikia. Retrieved on June 18, 2017.
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