"Better Than Today" is the 8th episode of Season 8


"Kate Returns."


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In Studio A, Michelle is coming up with choreograph for B-Troupe. Then Miss Kate enters and sees Michelle. Kate says (Talking Heads Caption says Former Studio Owner) "Whenever I walk into the studio I feel at Home. I wonder what Michelle is doing." Michelle says "Kate?!" Kate says "Michelle what are you doing here?" Michelle says "well, I am Studio Head of The Next Step." Kate says "wow. I would of thought that you have had left." Michelle says "Well, I did. Miss Angela made 6 of us leave and join Gemini." Michelle says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) "Seeing Miss Kate is great but she isn't the owner of the studio Heather is. (Back In Studio A) I didn't ask what are you doing here?" Kate says "Well, I am here to see how Heather is doing." Michelle says "She is doing well, I don't see her much since I'm with A-Troupe and she tends to use Studio 1's Office." Kate heads into the office. Michelle says (Talking Heads) "The Next Step doesn't need Miss Kate but it is good to see her again."

Intro - Emily And MichelleJacquie And NoahPriya And JonesSummer And JoePiper And HelenRobbie And DavisHeather And SkyeKingston And ElliotRichelle And Lola. Endpose is Summer, Helen, Kingston, Elliot, Davis, Joe, Robbie, Jacquie, Emily, Michelle, Heather, Noah, Priya, Jones, Piper, Richelle, Skye And Lola.

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Kate tells Emily about the new studio space.

In Studio A Office, Kate is making a poster about a new studio space for B-Troupe since A-Troupe uses Studio A and Studio 1. Then Emily enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) "I walk into the office and I see Kate I wonder what she is doing here? (Back In the office) What are you doing here?" Kate hands her the design of the new studio space. Emily says "Are you creating a new studio space." Kate says (Talking Heads Captions says Former Studio Owner) "The studio will be up scale and modern and still have a little class for B-Troupe."

In Studio 1, Piper is dancing a solo. Piper says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Dance Captain) "Being dance captain is amazing but I do feel sorry for Summer she was part of the Nationals and Internationals tem and now she is alternate." Then Summer enters and says (Talking Heads caption says Lyrical dancer) "Piper is amazing you can see why she was captain of TNS West and now A-Troupe." Piper finishes her routine. Summer says "You're amazing." Piper says "You are two." Summer says "Your the dance captain of A-Troupe." Piper says "yes I am but i am co-dance captain with Richelle." In Studio A, Noah and Richelle are dancing to Empire part 2. Noah says (Talking Heads caption says Contemporary dancer) "Dancing with Richelle brings back so many memories. Doing that first lift in J-Troupe. To dancing together on A-Troupe." Richelle says (Talking Heads caption says Co-Dance Captain) "A-Troupe is my home and dancing with Noah is amazing." Michelle enters and says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) “I remember when I first saw Them dance.” Michelle leaves and heads to Studio 1. Michelle arrives. Emily and Michelle are meeting with Heather in Studio 1 Office. They pitch ideas to improve The Next Step like hosting a Convention. Heather approves.

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Later on Joe is performs a recreational solo to "I Wanna See You Work" to remain sharp and precise, when Piper enters and watches his routine. Piper says (Talking Heads) “Joe is an amazing Dancer. I hunk we need to put this solo in our duet.” Joe finishes his routine. Joe says “do you want to work on the duet.” Piper says “yeah I do.” Addicted To You starts playing. They start dancing as they are dancing Noah is collecting his things. Noah says (Talking Heads) “I have never seen an duet as good as Piper’s duet.” Then Richelle enters and says (Talking Heads) “this is an amazing duet they will give us most of the points.”

In the Studio A office, Emily and Michelle are preparing for Rita to call from Absolute Dance. They are trying to convince them to let The Next Step host a Convention. In panic, Emily lies that Dytto is attending and manages to convince them. After the call, they worry how they are going to get Dytto. Then they see Noah, Richelle and Piper dancing a trio. Michelle says to Emily “that’s what we need for the convention.” Emily Heads Out Of The Office to see them. She say ”Hi guys, me and Michelle are hosting a Convention tomorrow how would feel about Opening it.” Noah says “that will be great.” Emily says (Talking Heads Caption says Co-Studio Head) “last time these dancers dance a trio together Noah had a injury. Let‘s Hope nothing goes wrong.”


  • The Next Step will be hosting a Convention with Dytto attending.
  • Kate returned to create a new studio space for B-Troupe.