From a media release:
Killer choreography, dynamic dancing and non-stop drama are set to takeoverÂ Family ChannelÂ on Family Day Weekend as the networkâ€™s flagship seriesÂ The Next StepÂ returns for its fourth season. Starting at the crack of dawn, onÂ Saturday, February 13, audiences can experience all the kicks, tricks and hair flips the popular tween drama has to offer with a nonstop three-day, full series marathon which culminates with the highly anticipated season four premiere onÂ Monday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT. Following the Family Day festivities, new episodes will air regularlyÂ Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Known for its jaw-dropping dance routines and high-energy performances,Â The Next StepÂ follows the lives of an elite group of dancers who train at The Next Step dance studio. Season four begins with A-Troupe returning home from their win at the International competition. The studio is now considered one of the best in the world, but achieving victory at the highest level has the dancers questioning their futures â€“ some feel theyâ€™ve reached their full potential, while others are still waiting for their chance to shine. Riley is offered a surprising new position with A-Troupe, while James, West and Eldon are swept off on a whirlwind escapade to London, England. Amidst the changes a crop of talented but untested newbies are welcomed to the studio and the team must use every ounce of their talent and determination to recapture the old A-Troupe magic in time to defend their title at Regionals.
The Next StepÂ stars Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle; Brittany Raymond as Riley; Logan Fabbro as Amanda; Myles Erlick as Noah; Trevor Tordjman as James; Lamar Johnson as West; Isaac Lupien as Eldon; Jordan Clark as Giselle; Briar Nolet as Richelle and Skylar Alexis Healey as Skylar. New to the cast this season are Giuseppe Bausilio as Alfie; Alexandra Chaves as Piper; Erika Prevost as Sloane; Akiel Julien as LaTroy; Isaiah Peck as Henry; Shelby Bain as Amy; and Allie Goodbun as Cassie. The new season will also feature special appearances by fan-favourite characters from past seasons, cast members from spin-off seriesÂ Lost & Found Music Studios, and mark the directorial debut for cast members Trevor Tordjman and Lamar Johnson.
The Next StepÂ is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Family Channel and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken (Lost & Found Music Studios,Â Winginâ€™ It,Â Kids in the Hall), Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Orphan Black,Â Being Erica,Â Winginâ€™ It), and Laura Harbin (Lost & Found Music Studios, Winginâ€™ It). BBC Worldwide handles the international rights to the series.