Season 10 of The Next Step was announced by Frank van Keeken on June 24, 2017. Rehearsals began on September 21, 2017 and ended on October 28, 2017. Filming commenced finally on October 29, 2017 and will end on December 16, 2017. However, extra scenes are going to be shot in January 2018.
There will be a huge gap between the previous season and this season. Also the season name got upgraded to ''The Next Step: New Start''. The series recurring characters, Riley, James, Thalia etc. Are going to be moved again to main characters.
Filming was very early for this season, and Frank stated ''Shooting for Season 10, two years early, was part of my filming plan!''.
On October 14, 2017, the producers of TNS, stated via Twitter, Season 10 will bring ''Tears, Joy, Sadness and Drama''. Frank stated at 1pm on October 29, 2017 that the final episode of Season 10, will have The Next Step's future as a studio in the balance.
Brittany Raymond tweeted on October 26, 2017, that the Season will run for one whole year starting from January 2019 and ending on December of the same year, adding that, the series will have lots of specials, crossovers and more are going to be in the middle of the series.