Next Episode of Taking the Next Step is
CBBC's brand new dance talent show follows young UK dancers as they audition for the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to win an amazing guest role in the hit dance show, The Next StepPresented by Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell, the series' judging panel is made up of three industry experts: Pussy Cat Dolls singer and professional dancer Kimberly Wyatt, Eastenders and West End actor John Patridge, and choreographer to the stars, Simeon Qysea.From ballet to bhangra, 1,300 performers from every discipline applied to audition for Taking The Next Step. Hoping to impress the three judges, 250 dancers made it through to the Regional Auditions in Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and London, with the successful candidates going forward to attend National Auditions.Follow the fun, yet challenging process, putting dance and acting abilities to the test, as six are finally selected to travel to Canada and continue the selection process, moving even closer to The Next Step dream! Only one can achieve the ultimate goal and be chosen for the coveted guest role on The Next Step, season four on CBBC.
Kick-starting the Regionals in the first episode, the talented performers give it their all to get one step closer to having their ticket to the Finals. From street dancer Joe, who loves dancing so much it's gets him in detention, to new-found friends Erin and Esha, who go head-to-head in a Call Back, watch as they prove to the judges that they have what it takes to take the next step.
In this moving episode, they meet 13 year-old Julia, who wants to take every opportunity to dance before she undergoes a vital back operation. Dance is everything to Julia, and she gives it everything she's got, bringing the judges to tears as they realise her operation may stop her from being able to dance again.
Who can claim the three yeses needed to advance to the next stage of the contest, and move one step closer to dancing alongside their heroes on The Next Step?
Kimberly Wyatt, John Partridge and Simeon Qsyea cast their expert eyes over everything from ballet to bhangra and from street to tap in a bid to find the UK's most talented young dancer for an amazing guest role on The Next Step.
The curtain falls on our regional auditions. As the clock ticks and the pressure grows, which dancers will overcome their nerves and convince our three judges, Kimberly Wyatt, John Partridge and Simeon Qsyea, that they are worthy of a place in the next round of the contest?
It is day one of national auditions in Manchester and 53 dancers from regionals face the judges again. Kimberly Wyatt, John Partridge and Simeon Qsyea must decide who will make it through and get one step closer to that guest role on The Next Step.
As The Next Step set awaits, 6,000 kilometres away in the UK our six finalists prepare to make the trip of a lifetime.
The Judges have given them two days to acclimatise and prepare themselves for the challenges ahead, and Lindsey takes the dancers on an access all areas tour of The Next Step set.
Their mission is to learn as much as they can about what it takes to be a part of the hit dance show, and they're surprised by Riley (Brittany Raymond) and West (Lamar Johnson) who reveal behind the scenes secrets! They also get to meet the show's creator, Frank Van Keeken, who gives them a genuine Next Step audition experience.
Finally, it's on to the biggest challenge of the day - James (Trevor Tordjman) puts them through their paces in the iconic Studio A.
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