Open Up” is the 2nd episode Of Season 5. It is the 136th episode of The Next Step. It aired on the 12th February 2018.


”After the shock of the announcement of Emily’s A-Troupe, A Former Dancer returns to the next step. Meanwhile, Emily puts her A-Troupe to work.”


In Studio 1, A-Troupe is rehearsing to “Top Of The World” . Tyler says (Talking Heads Caption says Contemporary Dancer) “I am very excited to go to regionals since I have never been before.” Richelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Acro Dancer) “I think this is the strongest A-Troupe that The Next Step has ever seen.” Michelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Contemporary Dancer) “It is really weird dancing in front of Emily but I‘m glad that I made the team.” Lola says (Talking Heads Caption says Jazz Dancer) “I am glad to be on A-Troupe. I cannot wait for regionals.”

Intro - Piper And Amy, Henry And Noah, LaTroy And Jacquie, Michelle And Kingston, Ozzy ad Lola, Josh And Skylar, Richelle And Zara. Endpose is Josh, Lola, LaTroy, Piper, Noah, Jacquie, Michelle, Skylar, Henry, Amy, Richelle, Ozzy, Zara And Kingston.

Giselle enters Studio A, she starts dancing to “Home”. Giselle says (Talking Heads Caption says Acro Dancer) “I am looking forward to being back at the studio.” Emily enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says Studio Head) “I’m amazed to see Giselle but I wonder why she is back.” Giselle says (Talking Heads) “I heard what Emily did so I thought I would come back.” Giselle finishes dancing. Emily says “what are you doing here?” Giselle says “well, I have decided to create other team called TNS West, Right Here.” Emily says “Miss Kate, will never allow this.” Kate enters to reveal that she has already agreed. Kate, believing competition to bring out the best in one another, makes Giselle head of TNS West and Emily head of TNS East. When Kate leaves, Emily assures Giselle she is way over her head, while Giselle warns Emily that she will have some serious competition ahead of her.

Later, In Studio A, A-Troupe and B-Troupe are wondering why they have been called to studio a. Kate enters with Giselle and Emily and announces that there will be two Troupes and they will have to audition. Giselle says “We have put into groups. In group 1, Richelle, Jacquie and Noah, in Group two, Piper, Ozzy And LaTroy. In Group three Michelle, Lola And Zara. In group 4, Skylar, Amy And Danielle. And in the last group we have Henry and Briana.” Emily says (Talking Heads caption says TNS East Studio Head) “I am looking for dancers with good technique.” Giselle says (Talking Heads Caption says TNS West Studio Head) “The dancers are good but I am going to put the best in my troupe.” The auditions are done. The dancers leave

In Neutral Grounds, Piper And Amy are Talking about the auditions. Piper says “I am very nervous about this.” Amy says “yeah I am.” Then they get a text from Emily and Giselle saying come to Studio A. They enter studio a. Giselle says “on TNS West we have Danielle, Amy, Henry, LaTroy, Ozzy And Briana.” Emily says “on TNS East we have Michelle, Noah, Richelle, Lola, Jacquie, Josh, Jordan, Piper, Zara and Tyler.“ Amy says (Talking Heads Caption says TNS West Dancer) “I cannot I auditioned twice and only made it onto TNS West.” Richelle says (Talking Heads Caption says TNS East Dancer) “I cannot wait to see what this will bring.” The two teams split into their teams.

Under Daniel's guidance, the members of TNS East work on their first Regionals routine. Piper struggles with the acro in the choreography, since it is not her strong suit. Daniel stops Piper and asks her why her front walkover looks like a cartwheel, but Piper assures Daniel she is practicing her acro. Meanwhile, TNS West is having fun. Then Thalia enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says TNS West Head Choreographer) “Giselle asked me to be the Head Choreographer Of TNS West.” Thalia Starts leading the dancers in some dancing. As they dance, a boy with dark skin and curly black hair enters on a hoverboard, confusing LaTroy. Soon enough, all of the dancers have stopped dancing, confused at the boy's arrival. Giselle asks Thalia who the boy is and, surely enough, he is a dancer named Kingston who Thalia brought in. Giselle orders Kingston off his hoverboard and asks him to dance for them. Kingston dances, impressing his peers, Giselle and Thalia. Eventually, everybody dances with Kingston. The troupe is left needing only two more dancers. As the free-styling continues, the members of TNS East practice at the ballet barre. At the end of rehearsal, Daniel assures Piper that she is improving.

As TNS East exits the studio, Amy sneaks in and subsequently positions herself at the barre. Just then, Amy's mom enters the studio, enamored by the space's beauty. Amy's mom asks Amy how her first day on A-Troupe was, to which Amy replies positively in a clipped manner. Amy confesses that she cannot find it within herself to tell her mom the truth. Amy tells her mom that she is hungry and tired, and that they should get going. Amy's mom tells Amy that the studio is where they belong as they exit, with Amy glancing back at the studio one last time.