|“||I'm not saying goodbye; I'm just saying see you later, because I know The Next Step will always be my home.||”|
"Riley's Dance" is the 3rd episode of The Off Season: Season 1.
Riley traipses through Studio A, reminiscing about her time at the studio. She confesses that since losing Regionals, she has come to think about what she wants for her future, leading her to decide to leave The Next Step Dance Studio in favour of attending business school, something she has always been interested in. Riley begins performing a solo to "Flying," during which she experiences various flashbacks of her time at the studio. Tearfully, Riley confesses that she came to be the person she is today because of the studio and met incredible people who changed everything for her. She further confesses that The Next Step has been everything to her and it will be hard to move on. Although, she confesses that she is not saying "goodbye," but "see you later" because she knows that The Next Step will always be her home.
- This episode released as "Farewell" on CBBC.
- Riley is leaving The Next Step Dance Studio to go to business school.
- The leotard that Riley wears is identical to one Tess wears in Season 3.
- Several scenes from past episodes are seen as Riley reminisces upon them:
- Emily fixing Riley's hair in "Get the Party Started".
- James and Riley dancing their "last duet" in "How It Ends".
- Michelle and Riley dancing to "Addicted to You" in "Love Will Tear Us Apart.
- Riley dancing to "We Go" in The Fallout.
- James and Riley dancing to "Tied to You" in "The Girl is Mine".
- James and Riley dancing in Riley's mind to "The Hard Way" in "A Fool in Love".
- Riley dancing to "When the War is Over" in "Never Enough".
- Emily saying "Who wants Riley out of E-Girls?" from "Rock and a Hard Place".
- Riley dancing in her audition in "Get the Party Started".
- Riley telling James, "I think we have to dethrone my sister as dance captain from "Love Story".
- Emily finding out about Michelle's secret routine to dethrone her in "Sabotage".
- Riley, James, Michelle and Chloe showing Ms Kate, Chris and the rest of A-Troupe (minus Daniel and West) in "Sabotage".
- Emily and Stephanie walking away after Emily loses her dance captaincy.
- Riley saying, "Emily's not cleared to dance" in "Secrets".
- Emily and Riley hugging in "A Fool in Love".
- Emily and Riley hugging in "Get the Party Started".
- Ella saying "Now that I'm here, which one of you is leaving?" in "The New Girl in Town".
- Ms Kate introducing Riley to Ella in "The New Girl in Town".
- Riley and Ella laughing in "When the War is Over".
- James and Riley arguing about Ella in "Mixed Messages".
- Riley and Ella talking about Ella messing with Riley from "Mixed Messages".
- Riley being horrified at Ella stealing her solo in "When the War is Over".
- Ella leaving Riley in the restaurant in "Welcome to Miami".
- James and Riley dancing to "Tied to You" in Riley's mind in "What'll I Do".
- Riley messing up in the Regionals routine in "Fancy Footwork" and her conversation with Emily about it.
- The Nationals team dancing to their finals routine to "Rewind" in "Rewind".
- The Regionals team dancing to their finals routine to "Stand Up" in "Winner Takes All".
- Chuck Anderson saying "The winner is The Next Step!"
- The Nationals team celebrating their victory in "Rewind".
- The Regionals team celebrating their victory in "Winner Takes All".
- The Internationals team celebrating their victory in "How It Ends".
- Alfie kissing Riley in "Heat of the Moment".
- James and Riley's conversation about James caring about her in "Danger Zone".
- James and Riley dancing to "Way Back Down" in "Video Killed the Radio Star".
- James hugging Riley and spinning her around after they officially become a couple in "We Are Family".
- James and Riley slow-dancing and kissing in "Walk This Way".
- James and Riley slow-dancing and kissing in "First Date".
- James and Riley kissing in "Put You First".
- Riley dancing to "Mountains" in "On the Rocks".
- Main article: Riley's Dance/Transcript
- Main article: Riley's Dance/Quotes
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