The Off Season is the interlude mini-season set between Season 4 and Season 5 of The Next Step, albeit closer to Season 5 in terms of the timeline. It is comprised of 15 approximately 2-minute long episodes, which introduce new characters and hint at upcoming storylines.
Immediately after the Season 4 finale aired, The Off Season began airing on CBBC under the name "Series 5 Warm Ups", with all 15 episodes also being aired under different names. The episodes are all currently available on the Family App and on both Family Channel and The Next Step's official YouTube channel and the Family Channel Youtube page.
- Shelby Bain as Amy
- Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle
- Alexandra Beaton as Emily
- Alexandra Chaves as Piper
- Brennan Clost as Daniel
- Myles Erlick as Noah
- Dawson Handy as Josh
- Lamar Johnson as West
- Akiel Julien as LaTroy
- Julian Lombardi as Ozzy
- Jessica Lord as Lola
- Hanna Miller as Heather
- Briar Nolet as Richelle
- Isaiah Peck as Henry
- Dylan Ratzlaff as Jacquie
- Brittany Raymond as Riley
- Milaina Robinson as Zara
- Bree Wasylenko as Kate
- Noah Zulfikar as Kingston
- Alexandra Bacci as Alexandra
- Lesley Faulkner as Gale
- Tyler Hutchings as Tyler
- Ben Jaremko as Adam
- Darian Mark as Ben
- Giuseppe Bausilio as Alfie
- Logan Fabbro as Amanda
- Allie Goodbun as Cassie
- Skylar Healey as Skylar
- Erika Prevost as Sloane
|No. in Season||Image||Title|
|Riley and Michelle talk in Neutral Grounds.|
|2||"Amy's Personal Life"|
|Amy talks to her mom about next season.|
|Riley performs her last dance at The Next Step.|
|Richelle watches Kingston's unboxing video.|
|5||"Noah's New Crush"|
|Noah and Jacquie meet at a dance workshop.|
|6||"Ms. Kate's New Studio"|
|Kate and Emily talk about expanding TNS.|
|7||"Crushing on Richelle"|
|Ozzy dreams about dancing with Richelle.|
|8||"Daniel and West's Duet"|
|West and Daniel duet in Studio A.|
|Heather interviews for a job at Neutral Grounds.|
|10||"Richelle on Pointe"|
|Richelle shops for pointe shoes.|
|Michelle spots Emily in Neutral Grounds.|
|12||"New Girl Lola"|
|Piper, LaTroy and Amy meet Lola in Studio A.|
|13||"Dance Over Hockey"|
|Josh plays hockey with his brother.|
|14||"Rehearsing for A-Troupe"|
|Zara and Jacquie rehearse for A-Troupe auditions.|
|Michelle and Miss Kate talk in Studio A.|
The nature of the season reveals information about the current and upcoming characters:
- Amanda became a teacher for J-Troupe, but has now officially left The Next Step Dance Studio to go on tour with Giselle.
- Amy's mother is a former dancer, and has decided to get more involved in Amy's dance career.
- Amy and LaTroy are friends again.
- Gemini Dance Studio has won the 18th Annual Absolute Dance Internationals.
- Riley is no longer the studio head of The Next Step, and will be attending business school.
- Richelle secretly loves unboxing videos.
- Kingston is a vlogger.
- Noah and Amanda are no longer in a relationship.
- Noah has feelings for Jacquie.
- Daniel teaches ballet workshops at The Next Step Dance Studio.
- Emily recently graduated business school at the top of her class.
- Kate will be building a new studio in the east wing of The Next Step, thus taking Studio A out of use.
- Ozzy is in J-Troupe.
- Richelle is J-Troupe's new teacher.
- Ozzy has a crush on Richelle.
- Java Junction has been replaced by Neutral Grounds.
- Heather is no longer a dancer, and is now working at Neutral Grounds.
- Lola is a former member of Encore Dance Studios, but has left in the hopes of starting fresh and making friends.
- Josh's family is moving from the countryside to the city, as his parents believe it will give his brother a better chance at becoming a professional hockey player.
- Josh dabbles in hockey, but has decided to pursue dance instead, and will be auditioning for A-Troupe.
- Zara is in B-Troupe.
- Eldon is now working as a choreographer.