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Season 7 of The Next Step was confirmed by Briar Nolet and Myles Erlick on April 7, 2019.[2] Filming started in June 2019[3] and ended on September 14, 2019.[4] The main part of the season consists of 24 episodes, and is preceded by a two-episode Christmas special.[1] There is also a post-season mini series, which aired on August 12, 2020, on BBC iPlayer, titled Dancemania Mania Vidcast.[5]. In addition, another mini-series was released on October 7, 2020 on BBC IPlayer, titled What if?, which also aired on CBBC in the UK.[6]

On December 13, 2019, Season 7 premiered on CBBC in the UK with a two-part holiday special, and the first half of the season continued airing on January 8, 2020.[1] The second half premiered on CBBC in Canada on May 20, 2020[7] and concluded on August 12, 2020.[8] The season became available to stream on CBC Gem on April 10, 2020. In Australia, The first half of the season became available on ABC iView on May 10, 2020 and the entire second half became available ABC iView on September 5, 2020.[9] Full-episodes of season 7.0 become available to stream on Netflix Australia (and New Zealand) on May 1, 2021[10].

Season openings

Synopsis

Fresh off their Regionals win, Season 7 of The Next Step finds the dancers turning their attention towards Nationals. Excitement has never been higher as competition for soloist positions heats up. An emotional sendoff means big changes at the studio and a past dancer returns hoping to earn redemption. As A-Troupe speeds towards Nationals, things take an unexpected turn when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity shakes up the studio. A-Troupe struggles to stay united as they face the biggest decision of their dance careers. New romances jeopardize old friendships, fresh faces plot their ascent, and stalwart dancers choose to step out on their own. Does A-Troupe have what it takes to make it on dance’s biggest stage? Will a new group of talented dancers emerge as the future of TNS? This season, all bets are off.[11]

Cast

Main

Recurring

New

Episodes

Season 7.0

No. in Series Image Title UK Airdate Can. Airdate
183
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"The Goodbye Girl"[1] January 8, 2020 April 10, 2020
A-Troupe surprises Michelle with an emotional goodbye.
184
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"The Comeback Kid"[14] January 15, 2020 April 17, 2020
A former member of A-Troupe returns, but can the dancers trust her intentions?[14]
185
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"Alternate Universe"[15] January 22, 2020 April 24, 2020
Auditions for the alternate spot on A-Troupe get under way.[15]
186
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"Three's a Crowd"[16] January 29, 2020 May 1, 2020
Piper's attempt to ignite a friendship between Finn and Amy quickly turns into a disaster.[16]
187
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"Good Night and Good Luck"[17] February 5, 2020 May 8, 2020
With rehearsal time running out for a Nationals routine, Summer makes a drastic decision.[17]
188
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"The Favourite"[18] February 12, 2020 May 15, 2020
Summer and Henry face a difficult decision about their relationship.[18]
189
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"A Star Is Born"[19] February 19, 2020 May 22, 2020
A surprise guest arrives at TNS and helps the dancers step out of their comfort zones.[19]
190
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"The Bicycle Thief"[20] February 26, 2020 May 29, 2020
Piper unearths a shocking truth after helping Finn with a new romance.[20]
191
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"The Fall of Summer"[21] March 4, 2020 June 5, 2020
A rift within A-Troupe leads Summer to a shocking decision.[21]
192
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"A Tale of Two Auditions"[22] March 11, 2020 June 12, 2020
A-Troupe moves in a new direction, while Summer puts herself before the team.[22]
193
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"There Can Only Be One"[23] March 18, 2020 June 19, 2020
A-Troupe makes a decision that changes the lives of everyone at the studio.[23]

Season 7.5

No. in Series Image Title UK Airdate Can. Airdate
194
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"Lights, Camera, Action!"[7] May 20, 2020 June 26, 2020
Piper deals with the aftermath of Finn learning her secret, and a new challenge appears.[7]
195
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"A Fine Showmance"[24] May 27, 2020 July 3, 2020
Finn’s attempts to cheer Amy up fall flat, while Lily teams up with Kenzie to form a plan.[24]
196
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"B-Troupe, Best Troupe!"[25] June 3, 2020 July 10, 2020
Summer wrestles with a decision that throws her plans with Cleo off the rails.[25]
197
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"The Absolute Face of Funder Bros"[26] June 10, 2020 July 17, 2020
Piper’s attempts to come clean to Amy hit a roadblock after she learns some unexpected news.[26]
198
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"The Friendly Skies"[27] June 17, 2020 July 24, 2020
Amy struggles to forgive Piper but gains a different perspective after helping Henry.[27]
199
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"Eight Crazy Dates"[28] June 24, 2020 July 31, 2020
Love is in the air at TNS when Henry arranges a special date but has some unwanted guests.[28]
200
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"Just Duet"[29] July 1, 2020 August 7, 2020
Emily gets an offer from a secret admirer that could mean the end of her time at TNS.[29]
201
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"Big Decisions"[30] July 8, 2020 August 14, 2020
Summer receives a letter with a life-changing opportunity that would ruin Cleo's plans.[30]
202
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"Dance, Dance, Resurrection"[31] July 15, 2020 August 21, 2020
A-Troupe is left scrambling after one of its dancers leaves unexpectedly.[31]
203
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"Room Service"[32] July 22, 2020 August 28, 2020
The Next Step lets off some steam before a major performance.[32]
204
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"And So It Begins"[33] July 29, 2020 September 4, 2020
A-Troupe takes the stage in the next chapter of their dance careers.[33]
205
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"Play It Again, Finn"[34] August 5, 2020 September 11, 2020
A sudden twist threatens to spoil A-Troupe's future in dance. [34]
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"It All Comes Down to This"[8] August 12, 2020 September 18, 2020
A-Troupe makes a stunning decision. [8]

Specials

The Christmas episodes were released prior to Season 7. Part of the episodes are set in an alternate timeline in which Piper never comes to The Next Step Dance Studio. The episodes do have some events and scenes which are set within the show's timeline; however, the exact timing of the episodes in relation to other events within the show is unknown, as there are many inconsistencies within the episodes in regards to characters and events. The Christmas episodes were released on The Next Step's offical YouTube channel to select countries (excluding the UK) on December 18, 2020, and were available to watch until January 30, 2021.

The 200th Episode Celebration was released alongside Dance, Dance, Resurrection to celebrate the show's 200th official episode. The episode does not include any fictional characters, instead solely featuring the actors discussing the show's history.

The Dancemania Vidcast and the What if? miniseries were released after Season 7, and are both set after the events of the final episode. “Dancemania Vidcast” is set a couple of weeks after Season 7, and is canon within the show's timeline. “What If?” is set five years after Season 7 and in an alternate timeline in which Summer won Season 13 of Dancemania.

No. in Series Image Title UK Airdate Can. Airdate
181
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"It's a Wonderful Life, Piper - Part 1" December 13, 2019 December 21, 2019
Piper learns what life would be like if she never joined The Next Step.[35]
182
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"It's a Wonderful Life, Piper - Part 2"
With time running out, Piper struggles to reignite the love of dance in everyone.[35]

Compilations

All of the Dancemania Vidcast, 200th Episode Celebration and the What if? series' were originally released as sets of seperate approximately 5-minute episodes that were all eventually made into three (one for each series) compilation episodes, all only available on BBC iPlayer (as of December 7th 2020).

No. in Series Image Title Original UK Airdate Can. Airdate
203
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"200th Episode Celebration" July 15, 2020
The Next Step cast celebrate the series' 200th episode.
208
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"Dancemania Vidcast" August 12, 2020
Catch up with all the latest Dancemania gossip and drama with Baroness Von Dance.
209
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"What If?" October 6-7, 2020
Set in an alternate timeline in which Summer won Season 13 of Dancemania, this series follows the lives of the Season 7 A-Troupe girls five years after the competition.

Trivia

  • In this season, for the first time, almost every A-Troupe dancer specializes in two or more styles of dance, some of which are the same from previous seasons and some of which are new additions.
    • This is also the first season to have more A-Troupers specialise in hip-hop than any other style.
  • This is the first season in which A-Troupe does not compete at any Absolute Dance competition or qualifiers.
  • The concept of Dancemania is based on World of Dance, an international dance competition broadcast in the USA. Briar Nolet, Joshua Lamb and Denise Goping competed on the show in its third season, which aired at the same time that Season 7 was being filmed.

Trailers

Quotes

Main article: Season 7/Quotes

Gallery

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To view the Season 7 gallery, click here.


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