|This article is about the highest ranking troupe at The Next Step Dance Studio, that has since split into to groups as of Season 5. You may be looking for the two groups the troupe splits into: TNS East and TNS West. You can find the disambiguation page here.|
A-Troupe is not completely defunct, but has been split into separate troupes, being TNS East and TNS West. A-Troupe can be used interchangeably between the two teams, but is usually used to describe TNS East. Although, most opt to use TNS East or TNS West for clarity.
A-Troupe traditionally has 12 members, two of which are alternates, as only 10 dancers can compete at competitions. It is well-known that on the troupe, nobody's spot is safe–although, neither Michelle or Emily has to auditions for the troupe in Season 2. A-Troupe is led by a dance captain, and is the only troupe at The Next Step Dance Studio to have one.
In Season 2, after making it to Nationals, A-Troupe decides to buy professional uniforms in order to fit in with the other dance teams, and they hire designers Zoltan and Minnow to create them in exchange for A-Troupe being models in one of their fashion shows. The resulting uniform consists of a blue hooded jacket with the logo of The Next Step on the front and back and the letter 'A' for 'A-Troupe' on the right shoulder. The rest of the uniform consists of a lighter blue shirt, with fitted blue leggings for the girls and loose blue tracksuit pants for the boys.
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To view the A-Troupe gallery, click here.