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Previously on The Next Step.

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You know, running the studio is a full-time job,

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you won't be able to dance with A-Troupe as well.

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So who will replace me?

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That's up to you.

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-I'm Sloane, and I'm on A-Troupe.

-That's it.

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My biggest fear is not being able to do the contemporary dances

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as well as you guys.

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I need to keep my spot on the team.

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I have to show everyone that I can do it all.

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All I need is one chance to prove I belong.

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-Are you wondering the same thing I'm wondering?

-I think so.

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This is my first decision as head of the studio,

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and I have to make it count.

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Who have you decided to take your spot?

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I've decided that the dancer who will take my spot is Amanda.

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Are you sure about that?

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I can't believe that Riley is choosing Amanda

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to replace her on A-Troupe.

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It's a horrible idea.

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Amanda is clearly not committed to The Next Step.

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I don't think that's a wise choice.

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I've given this a lot of thought

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and there are so many new people on A-Troupe that I think we should

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give the spot to an experienced dancer,

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someone who's already proven themselves to the team.

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Well, you said it was my decision.

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And if you want me to be studio head, then Amanda takes my spot.

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I admire your decisiveness, even if I don't agree with you,

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and that's what will make a great studio head.

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Good luck.

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Thank you.

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I'll go get some keys cut for you.

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OK.

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Riley, moving up to the big chair.

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You know what? I am so ready for this.

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# We...

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# We are gonna show the world

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# Everything we're made of

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# We're gonna tear the roof off this place

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# Stand up! #

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INDISTINCT CHATTING

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Right now, I need to tell the dancers that I'm

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the new head of The Next Step.

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I'm nervous, but excited.

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But mostly nervous.

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Sorry, can I just get your attention?

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I have an announcement to make.

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So, Miss Kate actually decided to take a judging job

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on a reality show,

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so she asked me to take over as studio head.

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-Yes, that's awesome.

-So sick.

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No-one cares about The Next Step more than Riley does.

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Miss Kate definitely made the right choice.

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So, does that mean that we have to call you Miss Riley from now on?

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No. No, call me Miss Kate.

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I'm kidding, just call me Riley. Just Riley.

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Doesn't that mean that there's a spot open on A-Troupe?

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Yes, it does,

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and I've decided to give that spot to Amanda.

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Hi, guys.

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I thought that everyone would be excited to see me,

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but this is awkward.

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She didn't even audition.

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No, but as studio head, I made the decision on my own,

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because that's what I do.

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Cierra and a lot of other amazing dancers didn't make the team,

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and now Amanda doesn't have to audition.

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What's up with that?

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Amanda deserved a spot on A-Troupe.

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Miss Kate made a mistake, so I corrected it.

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-So good to see you.

-Hi.

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-Good to have you back.

-Hey, so good to have you here.

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OK, let's just warm up and get ready for rehearsal.

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My friends seem glad to see me, but this isn't exactly a warm welcome.

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I'm going to have to prove myself all over again.

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So I didn't exactly get the warmest welcome when you announced that I was the new member of A-Troupe.

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What are you talking about?

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OK, yeah, no, it was pretty bad.

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I think it's because I didn't audition, so I didn't prove myself.

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I mean, I'd be happy to do it in front of everyone.

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No, no, that's so not necessary.

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My decision is final. Plus, I need A-Troupe solidified right now

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-because there are way too many things to worry about.

-Like what?

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I just found out that there's this qualifier for regionals.

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-Qualifier?

-Yeah.

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This year, there are only eight teams allowed at regionals.

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There are four spots available in the first qualifier,

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three spots in the second and only one spot available in the final

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qualifying round. The first one's a trio competition, so now I have to

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figure out the best three dancers to represent The Next Step.

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But keep it on the down low,

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I don't want anyone else finding out just yet.

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OK.

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This trio competition gives me a great idea.

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I think I know how to prove to everyone that I belong on A-Troupe.

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Michelle, I've been looking for you everywhere.

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Everywhere? Well, not in here, because I'm here.

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-So what's up?

-I just found out that there is a qualifier for regionals

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and we need to do a trio. So do you want to do one with me?

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After last year, I know Michelle wants to prove herself to the team.

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Maybe we can help each other out.

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I actually already heard about the trio competition.

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How?

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Well, news travels fast at The Next Step, you know that.

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This is the first I'm hearing about this trio competition,

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but I don't want to be an alternate this year.

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I know it's selfish, but I want to team up with the best dancers,

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and I know Amanda's not one of them.

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OK, so who's in your trio?

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Noah and Cassie, one of the new girls.

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OK, I guess I'll just ask someone else to be in my trio then.

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OK, good idea.

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I'll see you later.

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I hope all the best dancers aren't already spoken for.

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If I'm going to prove that I belong on A-Troupe,

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I need to put a trio together right away.

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Hey, Noah. Can I talk to you?

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Yeah, sure. What's up?

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Well, there's an upcoming trio competition,

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and since you are the best dancer in the studio...

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-Thanks.

-I just want to know if you'd want to be in a trio with me?

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What?

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Michelle was just asking me to be in a trio with her.

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But I thought you were already in a trio with Noah.

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Well... Hmm...

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What?

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What I...

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Noah is...

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Wow, that was awkward.

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I just had to aerial out of a very uncomfortable situation.

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You know, maybe we should just talk about the trios later and just focus

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on stretching right now and wait for Riley just to...

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So ignore the fact that you lied to me?

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I didn't lie to you.

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No, you did.

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I have an explanation. I just don't want to talk about it

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-in front of everyone.

-But you were just talking about it to Noah.

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What's that all about?

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Apparently there's this trio competition,

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and Michelle wants me to be on her team.

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-Oh, cool.

-Did you hear that? Trio competition.

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So we should totally partner up.

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Yeah, for sure.

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Hey. So, do you guys want to partner up for the trio competition?

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OK, so I have some news.

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About the trio competition?

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Yeah. How did you know that?

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We started making our groups.

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Oh, no. You guys don't decide that, I decide that.

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Since when?

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Since I became studio head.

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OK, so...

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The trios will be...

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Alfie, Amy and Cassie.

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Richelle, Michelle and Amanda.

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Piper, Noah and Sloane.

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And LaTroy, Henry and Skylar.

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I've been kind of put on the spot, so I just grouped the trios

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by whoever was standing next to each other.

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I hope no-one notices.

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OK.

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Begin!

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Michelle was the first person I wanted on my trio.

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Now she's the last person I want to dance with.

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This trio is going to be a disaster.

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We have been stretching for 20 minutes in silence.

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Amanda and I need to be able to compete in the trio competition

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together. I need to clear the air. How long is this going to go on for?

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As long as it needs to.

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-And how long is that?

-Hundred years?

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Why don't you come back then and apologise?

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Richelle, do you mind leaving the room for a minute?

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Gladly.

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Why didn't you want to be in a trio with me?

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The truth is, I didn't want to dance with you

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because you're not the strongest dancer on A-Troupe.

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-And you were an alternate last year.

-So were you!

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I know, so why would you ever want to dance with me?

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I don't know, maybe because we're friends?

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Just because we're friends doesn't mean we have to dance together.

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We should be dancing with the strongest dancers,

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that way we can become stronger.

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I appreciate Michelle being honest with me,

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and I understand why she didn't want to team up.

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She's right - we'll never get better if we don't challenge ourselves.

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-Michelle, you could have just told me the truth.

-I didn't want to

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-tell you the truth because I didn't want to hurt your feelings.

-Why?

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Because we're friends.

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I'm sorry.

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OK, I'm going to go get Richelle.

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OK. I'm so happy I cleared the air with Amanda.

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No-one needs this win more than we do.

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Now we can focus on choreographing a great trio.

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-Hey.

-Oh, hey, what's up?

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How's your group rehearsal going?

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We're just about to meet up. What about you?

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I'm actually supposed to be with them right now,

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but I'm thinking of bailing.

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What?

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I don't really want to be in a trio with Noah and Piper.

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Wait, are you serious?

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Noah and Piper are two of the studio's strongest dancers -

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you have a great chance of winning this competition with them.

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Not if I mess it up for them.

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I can only do hip-hop, and from what I saw at the auditions,

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they're technical dancers.

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Sloane, we're on A-Troupe now.

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We have to learn how to work with new types of people and new styles

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of dance. I'll have your back when you're dancing out there,

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and I know you'll have mine.

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You got this. You're Sloane, Super Sloane.

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-You got it.

-OK.

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-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-All right, well...

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I got to get to my rehearsal, so...

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Yeah, I'm going to do that too, actually.

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That's my girl.

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All right, so we go...

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We can, like, land there or something. What do you think?

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Wow. LaTroy was wrong.

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There's no way I can pull off a move like that.

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-I'm not really feeling that.

-No?

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-No.

-OK.

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-OK, let's try something different.

-Yeah, sweet.

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Sweet. OK.

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I'm down. Yes.

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-OK.

-I don't know, I'd just fall on my face if I did that.

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Sloane's being really negative.

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Something's up.

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Come on.

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SLOANE SIGHS

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Sloane, what's up?

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I can't do what you guys do.

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I'm going to look like a fool in front of the whole studio.

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Sloane, we talked about this.

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Do you think you're the best dancer you're ever going to be right now?

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-No.

-No.

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No, of course not. I'm not either.

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We're constantly improving.

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Noah, how many times did you fall on your face when you first started

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-that move?

-Oh, I fell several times on my face.

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Yeah, and I'll probably fall on my face when I do it too.

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Oh, OK.

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There you go, that's it.

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OK. Sloane, you try.

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-Give it a shot.

-I can try.

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Yes! Yeah, that's it.

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-OK.

-That's basically it.

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Yeah, if I did that a bunch of times I could probably get it.

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-Yeah, of course.

-Me too.

-Cool.

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Anyway, we should do some tutting.

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-Yeah?

-I'm so down, that would look so sick in the dance.

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The only thing is that Piper and I have no idea how to tut,

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so you're going to have to teach us.

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-Oh, yeah, no problem. For sure I'll show you.

-Sweet, yeah.

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So, let's do something like...

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Oh!

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And you can go here.

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That's so sick. OK, go a little slower.

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OK. So, you start like this, you make a box.

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I'm really starting to feel better about this dance.

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Between my hip-hop and their technique,

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I think this trio is going to be sick.

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Everyone has had the day to rehearse their trios, and now it's time

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to decide who will represent The Next Step at the qualifier.

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We decided that the best approach for our dance is to tell a story

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-with our choreo.

-Alfie's the handsome prince, Amy's the peasant girl,

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and I'm the fairy godmother bringing them together.

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If this doesn't get Riley's attention, I don't know what will.

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This is my first official dance on A-Troupe,

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and I really hope it has a happy ending.

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This trio is so emotional and has so many tricks.

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Our trio is so bland compared to this.

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They have a storyline, they have everything.

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It's so intimidating to watch.

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I hope the other dancers are paying attention, because it's going to be hard to top that.

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They had a whole storyline.

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I know, she was Cinderella, he was the prince.

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We just saw the first trio perform and it was incredible.

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There is no way our dance is going to beat that.

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-What are we going to do?

-I honestly don't know.

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We can't add a storyline.

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I'll just add some acro!

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When you guys do the turns after the beat drops - it'll be great.

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Can you just show us, so that we have an idea?

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Yeah. I'll add a little bit of this...

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..then a little bit of this

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and a dash of this.

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-I mean, something along those lines, probably not exactly that.

-OK.

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-It's good.

-Yeah, it's fine.

-It's great!

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This dance is turning into the Richelle show.

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But I don't think we have a choice.

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We need to step it up.

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So, next trio.

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Oh, yes!

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Noah, Piper and I combined our dance styles into a really cool concept.

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In this dance, I'm Mother Time and Noah and Piper are little kids.

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As I count time forward, Piper and Noah grow up, and they fall in love.

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I knew it! Sloane is killing this dance.

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She looks technically proficient.

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Sloane is an amazing dance partner.

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We taught her some contemporary, and she taught us some killer hip-hop.

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Together, we are an unstoppable team.

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I love dancing outside my comfort zone.

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Who would have thought I could tut?

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Maybe I was a pharaoh in a past life.

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Amazing. All right, Skylar, your trio is ready?

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Yeah, all good. Sloane really upped her game,

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but there is no way she's going to dance better than me.

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We worked so hard on this choreo.

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There's no question about it.

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We have definitely got this.

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This dance is very impressive, just like every other dance so far.

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It's going to be really hard deciding who wins.

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Great job, guys. All right, last trio.

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Are you guys ready? Sweet.

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I'm glad our dance is going really well.

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But honestly, it's a bit discouraging.

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Richelle is brand-new to A-Troupe and she's already better than me

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and Amanda. I feel like I'm right back where I was at internationals.

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This isn't exactly what I had in mind when we started,

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but as long as I'm on the winning team,

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I guess I don't care if Richelle is the focus of the dance.

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Nice.

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Wow.

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That was amazing. Thank you, guys.

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I'm going to look over everything and then I'll let you guys know

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when I've made my decision.

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Riley's about to announce the trio for the qualifier,

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and I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I really think Noah,

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Piper and I have a real shot at this.

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OK, so after looking everything over,

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I've decided on the three dancers to represent The Next Step

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at the qualifier. The final trio is going to be...

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..Piper, Noah...

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..and Richelle.

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What?

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How can Riley take me off of my trio?

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Was I really that bad?

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Look, the most important thing is that The Next Step is

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represented well at the qualifier. And, in my opinion, I just think

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that those are the best three dancers that will do that.

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Thank you.

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I can't believe what just happened.

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I put myself out there.

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I put my whole heart into this team...

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..and Riley took it away from me,

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just like that.

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# We...

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# We are gonna show the world

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# Everything we're made of

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# We're gonna tear the roof off this place

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# You...

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# You can never fade us out

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# Don't even ask the DJ

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# Everybody knows we own this sound. #

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Riley assigns a trio competition to prepare for the first regionals qualifier, which leads to drama amongst the dancers.


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