“Always The Best” is the 13th Episode Of season 8. It is the 3rd Episode Of Season 8.5.


“Michelle And Emily decide the alternates for regionals. Two dancers get promoted to A-Troupe.”


In Studio A, Elliot is Dancing to Faith. Elliot says (Talking Heads Caption says Former Dance Captain) “I have decided to leave A-Troupe and Join B-Troupe.” Michelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) “Elliot asked me if he could leave A-Troupe and we agreed but now Lola‘s left to visit her mum. We have decided to added Ozzy and Lucy to A-Troupe. We had to contact regionals to get the names changed.” Elliot finishes dancing. Elliot says “Michelle?” Michelle says ”elliot, it is good of you to leave the team and replace yourself with Ozzy.” Elliot says (Talking Heads) “I am no longer on A-Troupe. And now I am captain of B-Troupe.” Michelle says (Talking Heads) “A-Troupe is now so strong we are ready for anything.”

Opening Sequence - Michelle and Emily, Jacquie and Noah, Lucy And Joe, Piper And Jones, Summer And Robbie, Ozzy and Kingston, Richelle and Davis. Endpose is Jones, Lucy, Summer, Joe, Robbie, Piper, Michelle, Emily, Noah, Jacquie, Richelle, Kingston, Ozzy And Davis.

In the locker room, Lola is sat on the sofa. Lola says (Talking Heads Caption says Acro Dancer) “I have to go visit my mum and now I am not going to regionals.” Jacquie enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says Contemporary Dancer) “I feel so sorry for Lola as she has just come back to A-Troupe. (In the locker room) are you okay?” Lola says “I’m not good.” Jacquie says “would you like to go dance together?” Lola says “yeah, okay.”

In Studio A, Michelle is dancing to Home. Michelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) “I have decided to dance in Studio A, I miss learning routines for regionals. I remember when I went to regionals the first time.” Emily enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) “Michelle is amazing she makes an great studio Head. She knows what to do in every situation.” Michelle says “Emily what are you doing here?” Emily says ”we need to decide the two alternates.” Michelle says “yeah.”

In Studio 1, Jacquie and Lola start dancing to Believe. Jacquie says (Talking Heads Caption says Contemporary Dancer) “Dancing with Lola is amazing. She is a strong dancer. I will miss her.” Lola says (Talking Heads Caption says Jazz Dancer) “I will miss dancing at the next Step but I will be back.” Lola leaves. Jacquie says (Talking Heads) "I will miss Lola but now we have really strong team." Later Finn and Ozzy enter. Finn is meeting with Ozzy. Ozzy ask Finn to help Kenzie with her hip hop moves. Earlier Ozzy has told Kenzie that Finn need help with his contemporary moves. Finn and Kenzie tried to teach each other dance without telling them they are teaching leaving both of them confused. They decide to make a Hip-Hop Contemporary mash up duet. 

In Studio A, A-Troupe is warming up. Then Michelle and Emily enter and Michelle says "A-Troupe, Me and Emily have to decide the alternates." Emily says "I have chosen Davis, Lucy, Ozzy and Joe. You will have to prove that you belong in routines." Joe and Lucy start dancing to Addicted To You. Lucy says (Talking Heads Caption says Contemporary Dancer) "I don't know why i was brought to A-Troupe if I'm just to be an Alternate." Joe says (Talking Heads caption says Acro dancer) "I came to the Next Step to dance not be an Alternate." Emily says "Good. I think we have found our alternates." Lucy says (Talking Heads) "What?!, I am now an Alternate."

Back in Studio 1, Finn and Kenzie had finish they contemporary hip hop mash up dance. They compliment each other and figured out that Ozzy set them up they don't need help with their dances. Meanwhile In Studio A, Michelle and Emily announce the line placements.In the back is Piper, Ozzy and Kingston. In The Middle row is Davis, Richelle, Jacquie, Jones. In the front row is Noah, Summer and Robbie.

In a studio, Adam, Charlie and Josh are dancing to Firecracker. Adam says (Talking Heads caption says Winnie's School Of Dance Captain) "Me, Josh and Charlie joined Winnie's studio since we wanted to go to regionals." Meanwhile, Richelle is dancing to Low. Richelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Elliot's Girlfriend) "me and Elliot started dating after he left A-Troupe. It has been amazing." Elliot enters and says (Talking Heads caption says Richelle's Boyfriend) "Richelle is an amazing dancer and no wonder we started dating."


  • The Opening Sequence has removed Heather, Joe, Lola, Helen, Priya And Skye and Elliot And has added Lucy and Ozzy.
  • Elliot has left A-Troupe and joined B-Troupe.
  • Lola has left to visit her mum which means she will not be going to regionals.
  • Lucy and Ozzy have taken Elliot and Lola’s spot on the regionals team. Michelle and Emily manged to get Lucy and Ozzy‘s names Added to the Regionals team list.
  • Lucy is no longer dance captain of B-Troupe, Elliot is.
  • Charlie, Adam and Josh are part of Winnie's School Of Dance.
  • Adam is the dance captain of Winnie's School Of Dance.
  • Elliot and Richelle are dating