Season 5 of The Next Step premiered on April 21, 2017.
"Season Five says goodbye to A-Troupe and creates two new troupes TNS East and TNS West. Friendships and relationships are tested when the troupe splits up. The Next Step will be changing from the way that things always used to happen, and the key question for this season is: can the studio recover from their Regionals loss, and adjust to all the new changes happening to the studio?"
East and West merge back together to form A-Troupe, but when there are 13 dancers and only 12 places, a dancer will be disappointed. Richelle befriends Ozzy and learns how great of a dancer he really is. Piper discovers a secret about Josh.