Reality-style drama series. When TNS East and TNS West have a dance-off to determine home studio advantage for the coming battle, Elliot reveals his true colours.
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Previously on The Next Step.
Jacquie broke up with me because she thinks I'm not a good enough dancer.
Henry's on a date.
Henry being on a date is basically
a flashing green light for me to go out with Jacquie.
Did you get Miss Kate's e-mail?
Only one troupe can represent The Next Step at Regionals.
Let's have a competition. TNS East versus TNS West.
Welcome to the team.
I finally have all ten dancers.
Sometimes it's just easier to cut the dead wood.
This team has a lot of that.
He's a nightmare. This guy has got to go.
# One, two Now we've got the clothes off
# Three, four Show us what you're made of
# Get up off your seat Cos all this talk is cheap, yeah. #
You wanted to talk? Make it quick.
OK, um, I wanted to talk, dance captain to dance captain.
We've got to decide where we're going to hold our ten-person battle
which determines who goes to Regionals.
I think it should be held in studio A.
It's pretty obvious it's going to be in studio one.
I mean, that is where A-troupe is.
And it's just...better.
Dancing in your home studio can give you that edge
and put you over the top.
I think it's really important to make sure that it's in your studio
that you're used to dancing in.
Then I guess we'll have a dance-off to determine home studio advantage.
-I mean, what else are we going to do? Flip a coin?
Dance-off it is. Something small.
Duets, agreed, great idea.
-I think the style should be...ballet.
We have hip-hop and Emily's troupe doesn't.
Our team's strength is hip-hop.
Our team's strength is technique.
There was only one fair thing to do.
We'll do a hip-hop and ballet mashup to determine home studio advantage.
Get your best two dancers ready because it's about to get real.
TNS West doesn't have a chance.
# We're gonna show the world
# Everything we're made of
# We're gonna tear the roof off this place
# Stand up! #
Ah, good turns, y'all.
-Maybe ballet is working out for you, isn't it?
-That's what I'm saying.
Right now we're warming up in studio A, waiting for Michelle to come.
Once she signs the dancers for the hip-hop ballet mashup,
then we can get rehearsing.
-Show me again.
-One more time?
-Yeah, yeah. OK.
That's better. You know what, just get your passe a bit more,
It's just a little floppy, know what I mean? It's just hanging around.
Elliott's been really helpful and he's giving Kingston and I
a lot of pointers when it comes to turns.
-Hey, could you move out the way?
I need to do an acro pass.
Did you think that was a request?
See, if I'm going to carry this whole team on my back,
you have to start doing things my way.
So, could you move?
Within a minute, his attitude just changes and he switches up on us.
I don't get it. What's with this guy?
We need Elliott on this team because his technique is insane.
But he has a huge ego.
Beautiful. That aerial was so high and perfect, you know,
everyone here could definitely learn something from Elliot.
-You know, I'm learning everything from them.
-They're the absolute best.
Michelle thinks I actually believe this team is good.
I'm pulling the wool over her eyes easily.
As dance captain, I have the responsibility of
telling Michelle that he has to leave.
I know Michelle has a lot of hope pinned on Elliott,
so it's going to be hard.
There's something I wanted to talk to you about. It's Elliott.
Oh, he is amazing.
He would be perfect in the duet.
You and him do the duet.
-It's going to be great.
-OK, go practise. Right?
This just couldn't get any worse.
Noah, I don't want the foot in coup de pied, I would like it in passe.
I was marking, it'll be in passe, though.
We're practising how we're going to perform, I don't want it marked.
Again, from the beginning.
Noah and I are working through our routine
to prep for the home studio competition.
Daniel is giving us a lot of pointers
and it's a little bit overwhelming.
Yeah, hold at the end of the turn. You're kind of leaning back
and you don't need to lean back.
Daniel is being pretty tough.
Also your upper body, I thought we worked on from here.
I don't want you cheating, bringing the arm to second,
I just want the left side to meet in with the right side.
-Keep your core a little stronger.
-I'm...pretty sure I did that.
I'm pretty sure you didn't, that's why I gave you the correction.
-Do it again.
I don't get why Daniel's being so hard on Noah.
His turns look pretty great to me.
Uh, you changed your spot at the end of the turn, was that a choice?
-Well, it was the wrong one.
Keep it locked there. Finish the pirouette cleanly,
and then change and go to Amy.
-OK. Is there anything else?
-Yeah, there was actually,
you dipped in your eleve and I don't want that.
-Pull up through the supporting leg and...
-When, when did I dip?
At the very end when you changed your spot.
I don't know why Noah's giving Daniel so much attitude.
I mean, Daniel knows what he's talking about.
I don't think they realise how high the stakes are here.
This is our first chance to prove ourselves as a studio.
TNS East versus TNS West.
And TNS East has to win.
Now, next time we work together, I don't want the attitude.
I'm the choreographer, you're the dancer.
-Again, from the beginning.
I'm getting a little frustrated.
The expectations that Daniel and Emily are putting on me
are just way too much and it's not fair.
You know what boggles my mind?
How do you get so much juice out of such a small kiwi?
That's a lime.
Sorry. I mean this.
-It's still a lime.
-They're all limes.
Heather knows an awful lot about fruit. Like, a lot.
That guy doesn't know a lime from a kiwi.
True enough, true enough, makes sense.
Can I get a lemonade? Thanks.
You guys make a cute pair.
Noah instantly thinks that Heather's my girlfriend
because another woman is making me smile.
It doesn't work like that.
Listen, Heather and I are just friends,
I don't move as fast as you and Jacquie do.
I don't get it. Kingston and Ozzy told me Henry was dating Heather,
but apparently not.
-Can I get you anything?
Oh, he'll just take whatever I had,
because, you know, Noah wants whatever I've had.
Uh, so, I'll come back.
NOAH CLEARS HIS THROAT
All right. I've had enough.
I've tried to repair things with us
but if you keep acting like this, it's your own fault you're unhappy.
You and Jacquie broke up two years ago.
Are you going to be here two years from now
still talking about Jacquie?
Man, when you're ready to grow up, I'll be around.
Five, six, seven
and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven
and a one...
I'm very confident Elliot and Piper can pick up the choreography.
They work very hard, so I have no doubt in my mind
they can beat Emily's team.
OK, great. Uh, Piper, do you remember,
you have to act through the dance. This is a happy hip-hop ballet, OK?
It's hard to put a smile on when you're working with
an egomaniac like Elliot.
I think you should clean up the partnering work a little more,
-so, we'll leave you to rehearse.
-It's looking good, though.
West's choreography is about as bland as a piece of toast.
I mean, I'm bored doing it.
Imagine for the people that are going to watch.
Do you even know what a developpe is?
Hey, have you guys seen Kingston in here?
Why are you in the studio?
Just looking for Kingston.
Yeah, well, he's not here. So...
I just came to tell Kingston that his ballet classes cancelled
because I have to rehearse with Amy.
This guy just shut me down.
What's up with him?
This next part isn't really doing it for me,
so, you're going to have to do what I say, follow my lead,
we're changing the choreography.
Um, no, West's choreography's great, we just need to rehearse it more.
Believe me, we can do better than this dance pageant choreography.
You probably shouldn't change West's choreography, you know,
he's pretty serious about that kind of stuff.
Shouldn't you be practising your little duet?
Getting prepared to lose this afternoon?
-I'll see you later, Piper.
I don't know what Michelle was thinking
putting this guy in the troupe.
If you want to listen to the competition and lose, that's fine.
But I think this could really help us.
So, do what I say.
I don't want to change the choreo
but Michelle needs Elliot to win and there's no time to argue.
I have to put up with Elliot or we're never going to beat TNS East.
There's so much more support.
This duet competition is to decide who has home studio advantage
for our big dance-off.
Each team gets a chance to dance in their own studio.
-Yeah, that's better.
Very pretty. How are the shoes feeling, Amy?
They're better, those are good.
And whichever studio is better wins.
Michelle and I will both decide who gets home team advantage.
We are bound by the honour code.
The best dance wins, no matter what.
I'm kind of nervous competing against Amy.
It's so weird because we're on different teams.
She's an amazing dancer, so we just have to wait and see what happens.
I have really high hopes that Noah and Amy will beat Elliott and Piper.
They've been working so hard and the duet is absolutely beautiful.
After this performance, I know we're going to win.
The dance Noah and I are doing is kind of like
a pas de deux ballet hip-hop fusion.
At the beginning we have some very nice technical ballet.
And then we just break out into a really awesome animated
We showed professional ballet partnering,
then we showed that we can get down and hit really hard choreography.
Amy and Noah are amazing dancers
and I've never seen Amy dance better than this.
But I believe in my dancers.
Piper and Elliott are going to bring it
and I'm pretty confident that we will win.
My conversation with Noah has been playing in my mind over and over,
and maybe he's right.
I've dragged things on way too long and it's time to get past it.
Starting by making things right with Jacquie.
Uh, I was just, um, you know, doing my schoolwork.
Kind of anxious about the whole duet competition going on, you know,
-waiting for the results and stuff.
-I know how you feel.
Do you want to sit down?
-Good, I could use a distraction.
Yeah, I hear you.
Who has a head for algorithms at a time like this, right?
Totally, I can't even concentrate.
I just want to say that I'm sorry about everything.
I'm really sorry, too.
For telling you that you weren't a good enough dancer.
You're a great dancer.
Thank you. That means a lot.
So, do you still have your goldfish?
-Jimmy and... What was the other one?
-Gerald! That's it, my fave.
It's been way too long since
I've got to talk to Henry like this.
I just feel like I have my old friend back.
How about your room, is it still plastered with all those boybands?
-That stage is gone, don't worry.
-You've passed that phase?
You had, like, shrines of them in your closet.
Or you, like, wake up and they're there.
-Yeah. We're past that stage. We're good, yeah.
Hanging out with Jacquie reminds me of all the things
that I liked about her. But it's different now. In a good way.
-I miss talking to you.
It's really good, talking to you again.
# One and the same
# Just you and me
# Day after day. #
I really want you guys to breathe through the movement, all right?
I feel really bad for changing West's choreo.
I want to say something, but we need to win,
and I don't want to cause any drama before we dance.
-Get out there.
-Let's do it.
We got this, it's in the bag.
Noah and Amy are good. But they're nowhere near my level.
I can't wait to get this over with.
If we win this, this will prove that our team is legitimate.
TNS West is here to stay.
I'm starting to get nervous.
I mean, who is this guy? He's amazing.
If there's one thing I don't need to worry about Elliott,
it's his dancing, he's unbelievable.
Piper's doing pretty good. Way better than I expected.
I guess competition brings out the best in all of us.
I absolutely love the last-minute choreo changes.
It's not my choreo.
Had much more hip-hop.
-The changes Elliott made were great,
and I think it did make the dance better.
I guess we should head to my office to make the deliberations.
We'll have the dance battle here.
Noah and Amy did their best and they were beautiful.
They were just out-danced.
Just because you won this one doesn't mean you'll win it all.
I know A-troupe will win on the day.
Let's get out of here.
That was awesome.
-I guess you were right about changing the choreo.
-Yeah, I know.
Next time, just listen to me in the first place, OK?
Why aren't you smiling? We just won.
She has been moody all day.
-Is that why you guys changed the choreography?
Oh, well, Piper and I both agreed that the choreography needed
-a little spice, something extra.
Piper, is this true?
I don't know what to do right now.
I don't want to sell out a team-mate,
but he's put me in a really awkward position.
-Piper wanted to keep your choreo, West,
-but he called it a "dance pageant".
-Basically gave her no choice.
I did not call it "dance pageant".
Piper. Is this true?
I can't take it any more. Michelle, Elliott is the worst.
And he just lied to your face.
Without me, you wouldn't have a team.
It would just be Emily going to Regionals.
West, your choreography was horrible.
I just carried that whole duet.
I don't need liars and cheaters on my team.
We need team players on this troupe, and he's clearly for himself.
We don't need him.
Get your things and get out.
-You need me.
-No, we don't.
You're off the team.
Michelle has made a huge mistake.
If she has the idea in her head that she's going to Regionals,
she's crazy. Cos, without me. she's going nowhere.
I can't stop thinking about what happened earlier.
Michelle didn't care that Elliot was an amazing dancer,
she cared about Piper's feelings.
I wonder if Emily would have done the same.
Hey, bro, I was wondering if I could talk to you.
OK, why not?
I just really took to heart what we were talking about earlier,
and what you said, and just about the whole Jacquie thing.
-Honestly, I just wanted to say that...
-You don't got to say it.
No, I need to say it.
No, no, you really don't.
-I'm going to say it.
-It's not necessary.
-It is. Bro, I'm saying it.
-Don't you dare say it.
-I'm saying it.
-Don't you dare say it.
-I'm going to say it.
-Do not say...
-Three, two, one...
-Do not say it.
What took you so long?
-I miss you, man.
Yeah, right back at you.
It feels great to have Noah back.
We're supposed to be tough and manly but, sometimes, you know,
the feelings come out and that's the truth.
-First things first, you need to close your shirt.
-Because we're in public.
It really makes me feel a lot better to hear Henry say he's sorry.
I needed my buddy back. He's like my best friend.
Hey, Michelle, um...
I'm just a tad worried about competing against Emily's team
when we're short a dancer.
We don't have enough dancers to compete for the dance battle.
And I feel like I'm responsible for that.
I have everything under control. Don't stress.
-It's going to be good.
-OK, have a goodnight, then.
-OK, you too.
I'm putting on a game face for Piper,
because I don't want my dancers to worry about this.
This is my responsibility.
I'm going to have to talk to Emily about pushing the battle.
Everything with Henry and I is resolved.
And I still feel off.
So, I'm just trying to work it out in studio one.
Emily, I'm going to need to postpone the battle by two weeks.
No, absolutely not.
-"Really, Emily" what, Michelle?
How long are you going to keep doing this?
I have a full team. You don't.
This isn't worth my time any more. It's not worth my dancers' time.
We have Regionals to prepare for and we are a serious troupe.
Stop stringing your dancers along.
We both knew this is how it's going to end.
I'm out of options. I think we might have to forfeit.
This is it. It's game over.
Actually, she is not stringing her dancers along.
Noah, we're talking right now, can you come back a little bit later...
No, no, no, no. This can't wait.
I think it's pretty amazing that Michelle puts
her dancers' feelings ahead of winning.
TNS West is a great team.
I don't want to see them forfeit.
I going to be joining Michelle's troupe.
Michelle's troupe is where I belong.
That whole environment, that's what I remember about The Next Step.
I guess I'm the tenth member of TNS West.
Looks like we won't have to postpone the battle after all.
No, it looks like we won't.
Please get out of my office. The both of you.
Gladly. Let's go.
If Michelle thinks stealing my best dancer is going to stop me,
This is not the end.
# We're gonna show the world
# Everything we're made of
# We're gonna tear the roof off this place
# You can never fade us out
# Don't even ask the DJ
# Everybody knows we own this sound. #
When TNS East and TNS West have a dance-off to determine home studio advantage for the coming battle, Elliot reveals his true colours. The love triangle between Henry, Noah and Jacquie reaches a breaking point. A surprising move by Michelle elicits a shocking decision from one of the Next Step's top dancers.