"Convention Tension" is the 10th episode of Season 6. It is the 30th episode of The Next Step:New Starts.


"The Next Step holds the convention. Summer competes against two former team mates.”


In Studio 1, Amy is Dancing a solo. Amy says (Talking Heads caption says AcroNation Dance Co-Captain) "it is great doing this dance. This dance originally belonged to Lily but since Miss Angela removed her from the studio Thalia asked me to step in." Meanwhile at Encore Dance Studios, Miss Angela welcomes Lily to the studio and announces that the name is changing to Miss Angela's Encore Dance Studio. Back in Studio 1, Simone says (Talking Heads Caption says ArcoNation Dance Co-Captain) "Thalia thought it would be better for the team if me and Amy became co-captains. This dance is going to be the best ever." In Shakes and Ladders, Emily notices that it is noah 18th Birthday she says this is not good for the team

Intro - Michelle and Skye, Noah and Jacquie, Heather and Elliot, Piper and Summer, Kingston and Charlie, Davis and Henry, Richelle and Lola. Endpose Is Charlie, Heather, Noah, Jacquie, Davis, Kingston, Richelle, Michelle, Henry, Summer, Skye, Piper, Lola And Elliot.

Skylar enters the empty Studio A and starts dancing. She confesses how much she misses the feeling of dancing with her team everyday. 

Emily enters and tells Skylar that because he is eighteen, Noah cannot dance in the Intermediate Advanced age division at Nationals. This means the whole team has to compete in the senior division or Noah has to leave the team. They realize their only shot at winning the senior division is if they win the five point advantage. 

In Studio 1, the soloists are warming up. Summer confesses that she is really nervous and Noah encourages her. Thalia tells Amy to dance from her heart. Thalia then explains that she didn't originally plan on going to Nationals but she just can't pass up the opportunity. Amy says that she is nervous because she has had less than 24 hours to prepare her solo, whilst the other soloists have had weeks.Miss Angela tells Lily that she is the star here. Lily says nobody thinks she deserves to be there. Miss Angela says that she's the best.

In Studio A, the dancers are preparing for a workshop with Leon Blackwood. Leon enters and all the dancers get extremely excited. Emily introduces Leon. Leon explains that he's going to teach everyone the combo, then he'll pick the best five and they will get to showcase it for everyone. Leon calls up Richelle and Ozzy. Instead of Ozzy, Kingston goes up. He explains it is because Ozzy got food poisoning from a bad sushi burrito from the street. Back in Studio 1, the solo competition is about to start. Skylar announces the beginning of the competition. Miss Angela tells Lily to keep her eye on one of the judges, who then smiles at her. 

The dancers in the Leon Blackwood workshop start learning the choreography. Emily is watching the dancers to try and find a good replacement for Amy. Jacquie is stuck at the back, despite not wanting to be there. She knows that if she is in the back she won't get picked. Leon asks "Ozzy" AKA Kingston what he thinks and he says he can only see the front row. Jacquie starts trying to dance towards the front. She nearly makes it when she is pushed away by another girl. She realizes this girl is her sister, Davis. Amy is announced and performs her solo in the competition. She confesses that she is dancing out all her old awkward feelings. Thalia confesses that the judges like her. Summer gets more nervous after seeing Amy. 

The dancers are waiting to see who made it into the top five for the workshop. Davis and Jacquie start arguing. Jacquie explains that she loves her sister but they don't get along when they're dancing together. She confesses that the last time they danced at the same studio, their teacher went into early retirement. Leon announces that he knows who he is going to choose. All the dancers confess that they hope they will be chosen. He chooses Piper and Kenzie, as well as two other dancers. He then points to Jacquie and Davis, both of whom think they got picked. Leon says that it's "The Blonde One" (Davis). 

A pointe dancer finishes her solo; it is now Lily's turn. Miss Angela tells Skylar that Lily's going to knock her socks off but Skylar replies that she doesn't wear socks. Summer laughs. Lily dances. Everyone notices that she has great choreography, but no emotion. 

The top five are performing Leon Blackwood's choreography. Emily watches to try find a new A troupe member. Emily says she is thinking of Davis as a replacement for Amy. Jacquie opposes this decision, but Richelle agrees. Summer performs her solo. The judges thank the contestants and say that it is going to be a tough decision.Emily and Skylar offer Davis a position on A-troupe. She accepts. Everyone is happy about it except Jacquie. The team takes a selfie but Jacquie doesn't smile. 

The judges announce the winner. It is Lily. Lily is rude to Summer. Richelle defends her and Summer thanks her for having her back. However, Richelle says she just had the team's back because if she had performed the solo, they would have won.Emily and Skylar discuss the situation and decide that they have to kick Noah off the team.  


  • Davis has taken the last spot on A-Troupe.
  • Noah could be kicked off A-Troupe because he is eighteen.
  • Lily is now part of Encore Dance Studios.
  • Lily won the five poin advantage for Encore Dance Studios which is now called Miss Angela Encore Dance Studio.