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This Changes everything is the 15th Episode of Season 5

Synopsis

Amy's future at the studio is threatened when her mother makes a difficult demand. Emily and Skylar are forced to face their shortcomings. A new dance captain is named.

Plot

Skylar and Emily helps each other with the lock and manage to escape the office. They head to Studio A to lambaste the dancers. Amy receives a text confirming that she made it onto Gemini. The news upsets her as, even though she does not wish to be on the team, she knows her mom will make her take the position.

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.

When they arrive at the studio, Skylar and Emily find Kate and the twelve dancers of the now merged team. Not wanting to have Skylar and Emily fight, the dancers say that it was their idea to merge the studios. The dancers perform their routine, which impresses Skylar, Emily, and Kate. Seeing this, Kate allows The Next Step Dance Studio to compete at Regionals, with Emily and Skylar now co-studio heads.

Zara, Noah, Ben, Kingston, and Jacquie celebrate their new merge as A-Troupe in Studio 1 by freestyling together. Jacquie notes how inclusive and understanding Noah is of all of the team's members. Noah is sure that they are ready for Regionals.

Emily and Skylar speak to A-Troupe in Studio A. They admit that since they are one team, they will need a sole dance captain, setting Piper and Michelle on edge. A vote is to be taken later that day to decide who will take on the role.

Michelle paces in the locker room, trying to gauge how many votes she might get. She is approached by Lola who immediately notices Michelle agitation. Lola tells Michelle that they should see whose votes they have for sure and try to convince those who are on the fence. Lola confesses that she would like to run for captaincy, but that her friendship is more important.

Heather enters Emily's office upon being beckoned there. Emily asks Heather to combine TNS East and TNS West's files for her; she has an idea to help Heather with her money problems, but wants to gauge her responsibility. Heather retrieves the files and leaves the office, set on impressing Emily.

Gale storms into Studio A and asks Piper where Amy is. Piper retorts that she is at Gemini, although Gale reveals that she received a text from the studio head from Gemini  telling her that Amy did not show up to practice. Sure that Amy is in the studio, Gale asks Piper where she is, but Piper professes that she is unaware of her whereabouts. Piper hopes for Amy's safety amidst worrying about her captaincy.

Piper finds Amy in the locker room, who explains that she could not stand the meanness of her teammates. Piper tells Amy that her mom is worried about her, but Amy professes that she would never understand how she feels; Amy and her mom have always had a difficult relationship. Piper persuades Amy to be honest with her mom. Piper says to Amy let Head to studio A. In Studio A, it is announced that Michelle is their dance captain.

Trivia

  • Amy is staying at the studio
  • Michelle is dance captain therefore Piper isn't
  • Emily and Skylar are co-studio Heads.