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Season 5 was confirmed by Frank van Keeken on March 21, 2016. Filming began on June 15, 2016. This season consists of 20 episodes. It premiered on May 26, 2017. The first half of the season will end on August 11, 2017.
"Season five of The Next Step brings about a lot of changes for the studio. Since losing at Regionals, A-Troupe is once again the underdog, but that won’t deter them from getting back to the top. As many dancers leave to pursue their goals and dreams, former dance captain Emily (Beaton) steps in to take control of the studio. But her strict regime isn’t welcomed by everyone and the studio quickly divides into two: Emily’s classically trained dancers, and the self-trained/hip-hop crew led by veteran Michelle (Baldesarra). In the end, only one team can make it to Regionals and it’s a full out battle between East vs. West."
- Shelby Bain as Amy
- Alexandra Beaton as Emily
- Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle
- Alexandra Chaves as Piper
- Brennan Clost as Daniel
- Julian Elia as Elliot
- Myles Erlick as Noah
- Dawson Handy as Josh
- Lamar Johnson as West
- Akiel Julien as LaTroy
- Julian Lombardi as Ozzy
- Jessica Lord as Lola
- Hanna Miller as Heather
- Briar Nolet as Richelle
- Isaiah Peck as Henry
- Dylan Ratzlaff as Jacquie
- Milaina Robinson as Zara
- Noah Zulfikar as Kingston
- Danielle Ching as Danielle
- Skylar Healey as Skylar
- Tyler Hutchings as Tyler
- Jordan Letlow as Jordan
- Isaac Lupien as Eldon
- Erika Prevost as Sloane
- Brittany Raymond as Riley
- Levi Randall as Theo
- Taveeta Szymanowicz as Thalia
- Trevor Tordjman as James
- Bree Wasylenko as Kate
- Alex Zaichkowski as John
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|135||"The New Regime"||May 26, 2017|
|Some of last year's A-Troupe, and some new hopefuls, show up for auditions only to find that The Next Step has a sleek new look.|
|136||"Go West, Young Michelle"||June 2, 2017|
|Michelle makes a surprising announcement that tears the studio in two, and as Emily puts her new A-Troupe to work, dancers struggle to adapt to her new strict philosophy.|
|137||"Dance, Lies and Hoverboards"||June 9, 2017|
|An unpolished new dancer at TNS West might not have what it takes to be part of the team.|
|138||"Leon Me"||June 16, 2017|
|Emily has hired a guest choreographer, Leon Blackwood, to teach a Hip-hop class for TNS East, but when TNS West shows up too, Michelle and Emily go head-to-head.|
|139||"It's All Fun and Games..."||June 23, 2017|
|Amy's lies catch up with her, Noah searches for an excuse to back out of a duet with Richelle, and Ozzy shows his teammates who's boss.|
|140||"No Good Deed"||July 7, 2017|
|Amy takes another shot at getting onto A-Troupe, while a love triangle threatens to destroy The Next Step from within.|
|141||"Heathers"||July 14, 2017|
|Piper discovers a new dancer to bring to TNS West, while Zara tries to juggle her commitments at TNS East. Noah and Jacquie struggle to get on the same page romantically.|
|142||"12 Hour Party People"||July 21, 2017|
|TNS West throws a Dance-A-Thon to try and recruit a new member. Noah and Jacquie disagree on who their enemies are. Lola tries to get Richelle to lighten up.|
|143||"A Tale of Two Eldons"||July 28, 2017|
|TNS West gets their tenth and final dancer. Unbeknownst to Emily and Michelle, Eldon agrees to choreograph for both studios. Jacquie and Lola battle over a solo.|
|144||"United and Divided"||August 11, 2017|
|Piper struggles to get along with her duet partner. Noah's loyalty to TNS East is tested. Henry must decide if he's ready to move on from an old heartache.|
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- This season has the least episodes out of the seasons in The Next Step.
- ↑ Frank van Keeken on Instagram. Instagram (March 21, 2016). Retrieved on March 21, 2016.
- ↑ Amy Wright on Instagram. Instagram (June 15, 2016). Retrieved on June 15, 2016.
- ↑ Production of Season 5 of The Next Step begins | TV, eh?. Tv, eh?. Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
- ↑ TWO TEAMS, ONE DREAM! SEASON FIVE OF THE NEXT STEP DANCES ONTO FAMILY CHANNEL, MAY 26. DHX Media. Retrieved on May 22, 2017.