The Off Season: Season 3 is the interlude mini-season set between Season 6 and Season 7 of The Next Step. It is comprised of 10 approximately 2-minute long episodes, which introduce new characters and hint at upcoming storylines ahead of Season 7.
All 10 episodes became available on BBC iPlayer on October 18, 2019. Outside of the U.K., all the episodes are currently available on The Next Step's official YouTube channel.
- Shelby Bain as Amy
- Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle
- Alexandra Beaton as Emily
- Alexandra Chaves as Piper
- Sage Linder as Summer
- Julian Lombardi as Ozzy
- Liam Mackie as Finn
- Briar Nolet as Richelle
- Katie Ortencio as Lily
- Isaiah Peck as Henry
- Emmerly Tinglin as Kenzie
- Noah Zulfikar as Kingston
|No. in Season||Image||Title|
|1||"The Return of Amy"|
|Will Michelle and Emily allow Amy back on A-Troupe?|
|2||"We Need to Talk"|
|Michelle has something to tell Emily, just as they're about to take over studio ownership.|
|3||"Feels? What Feels?"|
|Things threaten to get awkward when Amy finds Summer and Henry on a date in the new café.|
|4||"The Face of Absolute Dance"|
|Richelle recruits Kingston (and Ozzy tags along) to try and build momentum after her star turn at Regionals.|
|5||"Get it, Sis"|
|The bros meet a potential new TNS dancer with a family connection to the studio.|
|Summer finds Finn and Kingston glued to the hottest dance show in the world.|
|Emily tries to pull a mysterious person in the studio into her war with The Next Steep café.|
|Piper and Richelle catch Amy up to the new normal.|
|Is Lily playing mind games with Kingston?|
|10||"Preparing for a Shakeup"|
|A-Troupe considers what comes next.|
The nature of the season reveals information about the current and upcoming characters:
- Noah has officially left The Next Step Dance Studio.
- Amy is no longer a member of AcroNation, and is back on A-Troupe.
- Michelle is stepping down as co-studio head of The Next Step.
- Michelle and Emily are on bad terms.
- Nick is the new studio owner of The Next Step.
- Emily does not know who Nick is.
- Shakes & Ladders has been replaced by The Next Steep.
- Emily is currently banned from going into The Next Steep.
- Amy no longer has feelings for Henry.
- Summer has difficulty correcting mistakes that Henry makes.
- Richelle is the Face of Absolute Dance for Region 7 .
- Ozzy has a younger sister called Izzy.
- Jacquie is no longer a member of A-Troupe or The Next Step.
- Miss Angela is spying on members of The Next Step.
- Winnie and Heath are still part of B-Troupe.
- Lily is attempting to befriend Kingston.
- A-Troupe currently consists of Amy, Finn, Henry, Kenzie, Kingston, Ozzy, Piper, Richelle and Summer, with at least one empty spot remaining.