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LaTroy is a hip-hop dancer who is a former member of TNS West.

LaTroy auditions for A-Troupe with Sloane. Despite his wariness at having to audition with contemporary choreography, LaTroy makes it onto the troupe.[2][3]

LaTroy is disappointed to hear that Sloane will not be joining him the next dance season, but still auditions nonetheless. LaTroy is rejected from TNS East and joins TNS West.[4][5]

LaTroy is offered a job as Luther Brown's assistant and takes it.[6]

Biography

Before the show

LaTroy met Sloane when he was very young after she threw a toy truck at his head and became her best friend.[7] Some time later, LaTroy made Sloane cycle off of a ramp, which ended badly.[7]

Ever since he was five, LaTroy's father was absent. On several occasions he would promise to see LaTroy but would never show up.[8]

Season 4

Amidst auditions for A-Troupe, LaTroy has trouble with Daniel's contemporary choreography. Knowing that he cannot master it, he incorporates hip-hop moves into the routine[2] and makes it onto the troupe.[3]

LaTroy is thrilled when he receives a text from his estranged father in which he claims that he wants to meet. His utter excitement causes him to ditch Sloane. LaTroy is disappointed when his father does not show up and choreographs a solo for Sloane as an apology.[8]

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LaTroy approaches Amy.

LaTroy realizes that he needs to become a more versatile dancer and asks Amy to help him learn a contemporary combo. LaTroy not only learns some contemporary, but bonds with Amy in the process.[9]

LaTroy acts on his feelings for Amy when assured by her about their chemistry by asking Amy out. LaTroy is shocked at Sloane's hostile response to this and even more shocked when she reveals that she has feelings for him. Despite this, still dates Amy, tarnishing his friendship with Sloane.[6] Hoping to reconnect with his father, LaTroy takes up his offer to renovate a farmhouse with him for a while. He is met with understanding from Amy for leaving and anger from Sloane, but decides that he has to choose his family.[10]

While at the farmhouse, LaTroy finally has a proper conversation with Sloane, even if it is virtual.[11] He is elated when Sloane decides that she wants to be his best friend again.[12]

LaTroy's trip proves to be futile however, as his father remains distant, so he is happy to return to The Next Step.[13] His return causes him to question his feelings for Amy and Sloane.[13]

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LaTroy tells Sloane that he loves her.

LaTroy kisses Amy at Regionals and assures her that she loves her, but confesses that he doesn't feel anything. Although, while comforting Sloane after she is disqualified from Regionals for performing choreography during the solo round, he tells her that she loves her and means it.[14]

Realizing that he actually wants to be with Sloane, LaTroy breaks up with Amy and tells Sloane about his intentions. He is thrilled when Sloane assures him that she wants to be with him as well and kisses her.[15]

Season 5

LaTroy is saddened that Sloane will not be auditioning, but is appreciative of her supporting him.[4]

LaTroy is irate when he isn't even permitted to audition for A-Troupe and is automatically sent to B-Troupe.[4] He is the second to join TNS West.[5]

LaTroy is offered the role of Luther Brown's assistant on his new tour and takes the job, leaving the studio.[16]

Personality

LaTroy prizes uniqueness and individuality. LaTroy is extremely confident, a trait which sometimes verges on conceit and blindness to his weaknesses. LaTroy often needs others to make him aware of his flaws. In relation to this, LaTroy also tends to be quite oblivious. For instance, LaTroy cannot see that Amy and Sloane like him romantically until he is explicitly told so.[6]

LaTroy often attempts to be the mediator, like he does with Sloane and Amy, but usually fails. He is also extremely hopeful, proven by the number of second chances that he provides his deadbeat father with, which may contribute to his peacemaking nature.

Physical appearance

Characteristics

LaTroy has dark skin and dark brown eyes. He has black hair.

Attire

LaTroy's attire is very casual; it consists almost entirely of t-shirts, jackets and sweatpants. His wardrobe mostly consists of red, blue, black, and white clothing.

Abilities

Dancing

  • Animation: Animation is one of LaTroy's three dominant styles.[16]
  • Contemporary: While far from his strongest style, LaTroy successfully learns a contemporary combo from Amy.[9]
  • Hip-hop: Hip-hop is another of LaTroy's main styles.
  • Pop and lock: Pop and lock is one of LaTroy's main styles.

Relationships

Main article: LaTroy/Relationships

Appearances

Dances

Solos
Duets
Trios
Group dances

Solos
Trios

Trivia

Quotes

Main article: LaTroy/Quotes

Gallery

Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

To view the LaTroy gallery, click here.


Notes

  1. As Season 4 can be split into quarters and is set across four months of the timeline in the universe of the show, episodes 11 to 20 can be presumed to take place in February. LaTroy's birthday occurs in "I Can't Go for That".

References

  1. Profile: Erika Prevost as Sloane - The Next Step (Season 4) - YouTube. YouTube (April 4, 2017). Retrieved on July 8, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Stir It Up." Wikia. Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Welcome to the Jungle." Wikia. Retrieved on March 6, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The New Regime." Wikia. Retrieved on June 17, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Go West, Young Michelle." Wikia. Retrieved on June 17, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "I Only Have Eyes for You." Wikia. Retrieved on May 20, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Edge of Glory." Wikia. Retrieved on July 19, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Knowing Me, Knowing You." Wikia. Retrieved on April 30, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "The Game Belongs to Me." Wikia. Retrieved on April 6, 2016.
  10. "How Deep Is Your Love." Wikia. Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
  11. "A Fool in Love." Wikia. Retrieved on November 12, 2016.
  12. "Karma Police." Wikia. Retrieved on November 26, 2016.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "It Ain't Easy." Wikia. Retrieved on May 18, 2017.
  14. "Even Better Than the Real Thing." Wikia. Retrieved on May 18, 2017.
  15. "A Change Is Gonna Come." Wikia. Retrieved on May 18, 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Brave New World." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on October 17, 2017.
  17. Is Amy (Shelby) really named after Amy Wright? Are there other characters named after someone? | ask.fm/TheNextStepDance. ask.fm (May 26, 2016). Retrieved on May 27, 2016.

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