Pointe of No Return is the 20th and last episode of season 5. It makes the beginning of The Next Step:New Starts.


”A-Troupe films the video. They have to wait and see who wins regionals.”


It is the day of filming for the regionals video and the dancers make last minute preparations in Studio A. Michelle and Emily both confess that together, they have accomplished much. West and Daniel oversee Noah and Jacquie practicing their lift, the latter still upset about Noah embarrassing her about the choreography. West is optimistic about their upcoming video, although Daniel is much more pessimistic, confessing that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Intro - Michelle and Amy, Noah and Jacquie, Ben and Kingston, Piper and Ozzy, Zara And Heather, Richelle and Lola. Endpose is Heather, Ben, Lola, Piper, Noah, Jacquie, Michelle, Amy, Ozzy, Richelle, Zara and Kingston.

Jacquie enters Studio A to rehearse the choreography, even though she still believes that it should be hip-hopinstead of contemporary. As she rehearses, Noah approaches her, still not having spoken to her since their fight. Noah attempts to make amends, but Jacquie brushes him off in favour of rehearsal. Quietly, the two rehearse the choreography. In Studio 1, Richelle is rehearsing her solo at the ballet bare

Daniel enters Studio 1's office where a flustered Emily searches wildly for the film permit. After locating the permit in Emily's purse, Daniel reveals that Richelle has snapping hip syndrome, despite denying it. While initially in shock, Emily eventually refutes it due to the need to film the video that day and the fact that Richelle did not openly admit it. Skylar enters the office and inquires about the conversation, but Emily quickly ends it and the three leave for the venue.

A-Troupe arrives at the venue. Lola notices that Richelle is not present and believes that her plan worked. Although, at the last minute, she discovers Richelle reinforcing her shoe with duct tape and proclaiming her adamance about dancing.The time to shoot the video has come. The video's premise is based upon TNS East and TNS West's formal rivalry; both teams arrive to the site amidst a storm in order to have a dance battle.Skylar and Emily put away the equipment used for the video. Emily admits to Skylar that she is proud to be her co-studio head, which Skylar resounds. In Studio A, Lola is dancing a solo and confesses that it‘s fault that Richelle is the hospital. Then In Studio 1, Piper is dancing and says that she enjoyed the video and she cannot wait to find out who has regionals.

A-Troupe, Daniel, and West anxiously await the judges' verdict in Studio A. Despite it having been their idea to all be together for the announcement, both Skylar and Emily are absent. Richelle is also absent, having left directly after the filming of the video and no longer answering Lola's texts. Jacquie confesses that after seeing the video, she has come to realize that Noah was right about the choreography, with Noah confessing that he thinks they're going to be okay. It is officially time to view the results, with Skylar and Emily still nowhere to be found. It turns out that they have entered Studio 1's office upon Kate's insistence of an emergency. Kate reveals that Richelle is in the hospital and chastises the two for letting her dance despite knowing that she was injured. Kate asserts that she cannot have two studio heads who do not put the safety of their dancers above everything else and that she needs to rethink The Next Step Dance Studio's future. A-Troupe, West, and Daniel discover that they have won Regionals. As the group celebrates, Kate confesses that the road to Nationals has just gotten more complicated, as she is about to change the game entirely.


  • Richelle is in hospital
  • A-Troupe has won Regionals.
  • Emily and Skylar May no longer be Studio Heads.