From a media release:
Boat Rocker Studiosâ€™ phenomenally successful tween drama, The Next Step,Â is set to dance back onto the screen for its seventh season in 2020. The 26 x 30â€™ season will include its first holiday special which runs over two episodes.Â The series is due to have its global premiere on CBBC, the showâ€™s leading broadcast partner, with the holiday special airing in 2019, followed by the new series in 2020. Further international broadcast partners will be announced soon.
A huge international hit The Next StepÂ has been sold to more than 120 marketsworldwide. The new season brings the series total to 206 episodes, a milestone achievement and first of its kind for a Boat Rocker Studiosâ€™ homegrown production.
The Next Step follows the lives of a group of dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they compete to be the best in their field. Itâ€™s not just about winning, though. During the course of the series, each of our characters will discover that the true victory is learning to put their individual differences aside to find a way to work together as a team. This season finds A-Troupe preparing for Nationals with an uncertain future as the Studio is bought by someone new. Will this new owner continue the legacy of The Next Step? Or will their plans take A-Troupe on a new path? Could there be something more than Nationals?
Cast from The Next StepÂ are touring this autumn with the brand-new 90-minute live show The Next Step Live â€“ Absolute Dance, with 24 dates in major cities around the UK, Ireland and Australia.
The Next StepÂ was created by Frank van Keeken (Lost and Found Music Studios, Winginâ€™ It) and is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica,Lost and Found Music Studios); Bob Higgins (My Babysitterâ€™s A Vampire,); and Shaleen Sangha (The Next Step, Chuckâ€™s Choice, Make it Pop). Rachael Schaefer (The Next Step, Winginâ€™ It) and Karen McClellan (The Other Kingdom, Being Erica) serve as showrunners and executive producers of the show. The Next Step is produced by Boat Rocker Studios, with the participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), and distributed globally by Boat Rocker Studios and BBC Studios.