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I didn't know it then, but not making A-Troupe was the best thing that ever happened to me.

— Skylar telling Jacquie about her time at Gemini, "Stand Together or Fall Apart"

Skylar is an acro and contemporary dancer and the current dance captain of Gemini Dance Studio.

Skylar is initially a member of Elite Dance Academy. During the dance battles between Elite and The Next Step, she is forced to battle against her older sister Cierra for a spot on the Internationals team, but loses.[6] Skylar eventually joins B-Troupe,[7] but is frustrated with having to sacrifice her time in favour of Cierra's strenuous dance schedule.[8]

Despite initially wishing to be captain of her rugby team the following season,[9] Skylar decides to audition for A-Troupe instead.[10] Skylar makes it onto the team, and stays on it despite her sister's wishes,[11] eventually becoming dance captain.[12]

Skylar confidently auditions for A-Troupe in the next dance season, and is furious when she does not make it. Refusing to return to B-Troupe, Skylar leaves The Next Step[5] and joins Gemini Dance Studio, where she becomes dance captain.[13]


Before the show

Skylar joined Elite Dance Academy, where she danced with her older sister, Cierra. After her parents' divorce, it became all the more important for Skylar to dance at the same studio as Cierra, since their single mother would be unable to drive her and Cierra to two different studios.[14]

At one point, Skylar experienced harsh bullying that became so bad that Cierra had to walk her home from school every day to ensure her safety.[15]

Season 3

Skylar is excited to compete for a position on the Internationals team, until she is pitted against Cierra. Knowing that their mother cannot drive them to two studios, Skylar and Cierra decide to forfeit the competition so that they can both dance. However, Skylar is forced to dance against Cierra anyway when Lucien proclaims that their forfeit will result in them being kicked out of Elite. Despite a promising solo, Skylar loses the dance battle.[6]

Skylar wonders what she is going to do, since she cannot dance at a different studio from Cierra. Upon Stephanie's suggestion, Skylar asks Kate if she can join B-Troupe, which Kate accepts.[7]

Skylar is excited at the prospect of being able to go to Miami with Cierra when a spot opens on A-Troupe. However, Skylar does not get the spot after her audition.[16]

Skylar begins to get angry at having to regularly wait so long for Cierra to finish rehearsal so that they can be driven home together, and she makes an agreement with their mother that she can get picked up whenever she finishes B-Troupe rehearsal, forcing Cierra to take the bus. Skylar's solution initially makes Cierra angry,[1] but the two eventually make up.[1]

When A-Troupe has trouble registering at Absolute Dance Internationals, Skylar is asked by Phoebe to perform a duet with Richelle in order to "cleanse" the studio. Despite not thinking much of the idea, Skylar participates, wanting to help A-Troupe in any way.[17] In addition, Skylar, alongside some B-Troupers, makes a leaderboard to track the competition at Internationals.[18]

Skylar is overjoyed when The Next Step Dance Studio wins Internationals.[19]

Season 4

Despite initially wanting to be captain of her rugby team, Skylar instead decides to audition for A-Troupe after realising she can't balance rugby and dance. Skylar makes a pact with Cierra that either both of them make A-Troupe, or neither does.[9] When Skylar makes it onto A-Troupe and Cierra doesn't, Skylar ignores the pact and remains on the troupe.[11] However, Skylar complies with Cierra's request to convince Riley, who may become studio head and therefore leave an open position on the troupe, to give Cierra her empty spot,[11] and Skylar is angry when the spot goes to Amanda instead.[20] Skylar auditions for the first Regionals qualifier with Henry and LaTroy. Although their trio is not picked to represent the studio,[20] Skylar convinces Riley to let her trio re-audition after witnessing the botched rehearsal of the picked trio. Skylar is angry when her trio is not picked in the end,[21] which intensifies upon the studio's loss at the qualifier.[22] Skylar becomes determined to get Riley to resign as studio head by attempting to turn her fellow dancers against Riley, but is deterred by Alfie.[23]


Skylar declines the offer to join the Zero Percent Club.

After not being granted a spot in the next qualifier,[24] Skylar finds herself feeling defeated, which is mixed with loneliness at Cierra's absence from the studio. This is noticed by a few of her peers, resulting in being invited to join the Zero Percent Club. While appreciating the offer, Skylar refuses due to her experiences with being bullied by a clique. Despite being assured that the club is not a clique, Skylar still refuses the offer, but is happy that she isn't really alone.[15]

Skylar runs for the position of dance captain and, after successfully passing each of Emily's tasks, wins the position. She receives the dance captain diary to assist her in her new role.[12]

Skylar attends the final qualifier to support Alfie and James. After observing Alfie and James fighting over who should perform a solo when the team ties with Overhauser Dance Academy, Skylar steps in and leads the team to victory.[25]

Skylar successfully resolves a clerical error at Regionals, allowing the team to dance in the trio round.[4] Skylar also helps her team make it to the finals, being featured in the semi-final routine.[26] Nonetheless, the team loses the competition, much to her discontentment.[27]

Season 5

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Skylar angrily realises that she is no longer a member of A-Troupe.

In the lead-up to the next Regionals, Skylar auditions for A-Troupe again. In her audition, she falls. Despite her confidence that she will be dance captain once more, she does not make it onto the team and is demoted to B-Troupe. Refusing to dance on the suboptimal group, Skylar angrily quits the studio in pursuit of a better one.[5] She finds herself at Gemini Dance Studio, where she becomes dance captain. After joining the Geminis, Skylar is quick to dismiss her time at The Next Step, claiming that she is glad to have left.[13]

With a girl on her team having broken her leg, Skylar offers Jacquie a spot on their team with a guaranteed featured solo at Regionals, having seen how talented she is at the A-Troupe auditions. Skylar is angry when Jacquie turns down the offer and leaves to find a replacement.[13]


Skylar is initially sweet and quiet. Unlike some her her fellow B-Troupers, she is extremely eager to assist in matters that pertain to A-Troupe, no matter how seemingly ludicrous, such as delivering a jumbled message[14] or cleansing the studio.[17] She is rarely angry, the only time which she showcases frustration being when she has to wait for Cierra to finish rehearsal.[8]

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Skylar rolls her eyes at Riley, upon her trio not being chosen to compete at the qualifier.

Skylar's entrance into A-Troupe marks a shift in her character. This is initally seen in Skylar's refusal to step down from the troupe for Cierra's sake, exemplifying a newfound determination.[11] However, Skylar's determination verges on pride, as seen in her anger at not being able to dance at the first qualifier[21] and her subsequent quest to get Riley to resign as studio head.[23] Skylar also becomes more assertive, as seen in the way she convinces the security guard to let her past the doors when he is so determined to stop her.[4] Nonetheless, Skylar remains loyal to her teammates, making her bout as dance captain successful.[12] Despite her newfound assertiveness, she still struggles with speaking to strangers, which she is able to overcome with Cassie's help.[2] Skylar also can be quite friendly and polite, seen through her gratitude (albeit reluctant) to the security guard for letting her through the doors to fix a clerical error.[4]

The progression of time only strengthens Skylar's aptness to rage, as shown in her reaction to being cut from A-Troupe[5] and to Jacquie when she refuses her offer of a spot at Gemini.[13] Skylar also becomes quite cocky, deriding those who are in B-Troupe despite having been in the troupe before, and expressing her initial certainty that her not making it onto A-Troupe is a mistake.[5]

Physical appearance


Although Skylar bears some resemblance to Cierra, sharing her straight hair and pale, freckled skin, she is noticeably shorter and more cherubic. Her hair is also a darker brown than Cierra's, and her eyes are brown, while Cierra's are grey.


While dancing with Elite, Skylar wears a black tank top and leggings. After joining B-Troupe, Skylar continues to wear tank tops and leggings, but begins wearing brighter colours like purple and pink, and with varying prints. Around the time Skylar is admitted into A-Troupe, her dance wear becomes a bit more muted in colour, ranging from dark red to dark grey.

Skylar's street wear is quite feminine, usually consisting of dresses, fitted jackets, and accessories like scarves. However, Skylar occasionally dresses down by wearing a simple top and leggings.



  • Acro: Acro is one of Skylar's dominant styles, at which she is very proficient.
  • Contemporary: Contemporary is one of Skylar's dominant styles, at which she is proficient.
  • Hip-hop: Skylar is proficient at hip-hop, successfully performing in a hip-hop trio with LaTroy and Henry[28][21] and dancing in a hip-hop routine at Regionals.[26]



  • Rugby: Skylar is a commendable rugby player, considering that she was aiming to be team captain.[10] However, it is assumed that Skylar has since quit the sport to focus on dance.


Main article: Skylar/Relationships



Group dances

Group dances



  • Skylar likes baseball.[8]
  • Skylar is a vegetarian.[29]
  • Skylar has a fear of talking to strangers.[2]
  • Skylar is scared of bears.[2]
  • Skylar dislikes cats.[2]
  • Skylar likes dogs.[2]
  • Skylar likes apples.[2]
  • During her time at The Next Step, Skylar's locker in the locker room is number 16.[5]


Main article: Skylar/Quotes


Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "We Are the World." Wikia. Retrieved on November 28, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "A Fool in Love." Wikia. Retrieved on November 12, 2016.
  3. "Taking Care of Business." Wikia. Retrieved on April 7, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Don't Stop Me Now." Wikia. Retrieved on May 27, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "The New Regime." Wikia. Retrieved on May 27, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Let the Games Begin." Wikia. Retrieved on August 27, 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Fallout." Wikia. Retrieved on August 27, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Today I'm Getting Over You." Wikia. Retrieved on October 16, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Stir It Up." Wikia. Retrieved on February 19, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Heads Will Roll." Wikia. Retrieved on May 27, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Welcome to the Jungle." Wikia. Retrieved on March 5, 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Only You." Wikia. Retrieved on November 25, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 "Stand Together or Fall Apart." Wikia. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Mixed Messages." Wikia. Retrieved on November 28, 2015.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "I Can't Go for That." Wikia. Retrieved on May 13, 2016.
  16. "I Hope I Get It." Wikia. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Lost at Sea." Wikia. Retrieved on October 31, 2015.
  18. "We Are the World." Wikia. Retrieved on July 21, 2020.
  19. "How It Ends." Wikia. Retrieved on September 3, 2017.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Square One." Wikia. Retrieved on March 12, 2016.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 "Dancing with Myself." Wikia. Retrieved on April 9, 2016.
  22. "Simple Twist of Fate." Wikia. Retrieved on April 22, 2016.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "On the Rocks." Wikia. Retrieved on April 22, 2016.
  24. "The Game Belongs to Me." Wikia. Retrieved on September 3, 2017.
  25. "Rivalry." Wikia. Retrieved on December 9, 2016.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Livin' on a Prayer." Wikia. Retrieved on September 3, 2017.
  27. "A Change Is Gonna Come." Wikia. Retrieved on September 3, 2017.
  28. "Square One." Wikia. Retrieved on July 25, 2017.
  29. "Shake It Off." Wikia. Retrieved on March 17, 2017.
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