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TNS West (short for The Next Step West[1]) is the subdivision of The Next Step Dance Studio in Season 5 that is led by Michelle. Their rival is TNS East.

History Edit

Although Michelle makes it onto A-Troupe, she is unhappy with Emily's strict leadership and the absence of hip-hop and breakdancers on her team. Therefore, Michelle decides to form her own troupe, which is validated by Kate.[2]

Michelle enlists the members of B-Troupe, who were cut from or did not make it onto A-Troupe, onto her troupe. Michelle is left needing three more dancers, but is forbidden from getting dancers from the studio per Emily.[2]

Since TNS West is formed independently from TNS East, it is deemed the less legitimate troupe and does not get the same funding or resources that TNS East does. This also stems from TNS West's more laid-back nature; most of the troupe's members are hip-hop and breakdancers and there are very few rules governing the troupe.

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Gallery Edit

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

To view the TNS West gallery, click here.


References Edit

  1. "Leon Me." Wikia. Retrieved on August 11, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Go West, Young Michelle." Wikia. Retrieved on June 9, 2017.

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