Top Ten Favourite The Next Step Characters

The Top Ten
1 Riley

"Riley is such an amazing character and despite how young she is she always puts the studio and others before herself and she shows that amazing kindness constantly through her 4 seasons. She has flaws as well but if anything they make her look even better because it makes her look that much more inspiring, when you see someone you love being amazing but knowing they do have flaws like yourself makes you want to push yourself to work just as hard as them. Riley is utterly amazing and her relationship with James is just a whole other thing I could write pages just on how much I love their relationship... but I don't have that time so I'm going to stick to Riley! She is also so brave I don't know many people who can stand up to their family in such a way that Riley did, she did what was right and looked after her sister afterwards and not in a way that felt like pity because lets face it no one likes pity. Riley takes my breath away in everything she does she is such a hard worker and ...more

Riley is just so nice and the fact that in season 1 she and Emily both let Stephanie sleep over every night really touched me. I LOVE Jiley so much! They are the best couple in the next step and when they dance together it's just so magical and I love it.

So the bottom line is that I LOVE riley.

Special shout out to Stephanie because I love her so much and she is so loyal to Emily.

She is so smart and amazing while still having plenty of imperfections! My absolute favorite! I hate Alfie so much though! They def don't belong together!

In season 4 Riley... Wasn't the best studio, but she definitely wasn't the worst. I'll leave that title to Miss Angela. Kissing Alfie was bad, but in all fairness it was not her fault. Riley doesn't handle well under stress of being the studio head, and James was always their to calm her down and when he left she needed someone to help with the pressure: Alfie. But unknowingly to her Alfie liked her, and then she discovered new feeling, and ended up liking him. But no matter what she loves James more and she only liked Alfie because James wasn't there. Her heart found a replacement for James, but really she eventually realised that if James wasn't going to be there for her then she'd be there for him.

2 West

West has always been so laid back and chill but with such a strong and amazing charisma it makes everyone around him smile. He has a strong determination and dedication along with an attitude that makes everyone around him smile.

West is a very likeable character I mean com on its West he's hailorous and I could not get enough of him. He has givin me a laugh along the way of the show. West is caring cind and relieavle and has the biggest heart out of all of them. West is very creative and is a Amazing dancer the way he moves with he's body is incredible I have never seen anything like it. I wish West was still part of THE NEXT STEP by the way congrats to riley by Melea

Funny, caring and dedicated West is by far one of the best characters. He helps TNS win Regionals, Nationals and Internationals and he is such a great asset to A-Troupe. I love his competitive drive and all of his friendships.

Yeah he is super funny and cool but I don't know about him or Michelle because she had a hard life and is the best female and west is the best male simple as that. West has a lot of funny parts which makes him enjoyable and hey me and my friend tried looking at people and pretending what they were saying! It was honestly fun

3 Michelle

Michelle has been one of my favourites from the moment she walked into the studio on the first episode. She is pretty, nice and a phenomenal dancer and even though she's had her up and downs from divorce and a thirst to prove herself she is amazing. Her motivation and determination makes me want smile.

THIS IS JUST MY OPINION! I don't like Michelle. In my opinion, she's not the best dancer and never was. She can be really selfish and demanding. She was likeable at the start but by season 3 she was just annoying. Yes, divorce can be hard, but you have to be committed to the team. In season 4 she was even worse. I don't like how in season 7 she made no effort to catch up with Emily and then she suddenly turned up asking Emily to help with the contract and asking her to go on tour with her when Emily was fine where she was and following her dream. Michelle wasn't even sorry!

I love Michelle but I have to say I don't especially get why people think she is one of the best dancers because she's not. I think that Richelle, Eldon and Noah are the best dancers at the next step. Giselle is a better dancer than Michelle too.

Michelle is a beautiful young lady and looks like Richelle. this is my opinion I don't like her on season 3 or 4 but the rest I loved her. she is also 2 time Miss national champion . First I feel like they got there order muddled up. in my opinion this is how I would have it
1. Richelle
2. Michelle
3. West
4. Eldon
5. Noah
6. Giselle
7. Daniel
8. Summer
9. Jacque
10. Amanda and Amy
but Piper a close 11
I don't think Michelle is the best though I do think she is a very close 2nd. Personally I think Richelle should have made it into A troupe in season 2. And then she may have got Miss national soloist. I love Michelle though in season 1 I think she is slightly overrated. I love how Michelle goes through a divorce so people who's parents are divorced can see what it is like for her Michelle is my second favorite and hopefully after reading this she moves up on your list

4 James

James is really funny he is weried but in a good way he's realation ship with riley is really cute. James is a incredible dancer and its cool watching him do all of his flips and tricks. I think him eldon and wests little group is adorable they are the perfect match for eachother there like the three ameegos. I wish james was still part of THE NEXT STEP by the way congrats to Riley by Melea

The best boyfriend for Riley and one of the best characters on TNS... James! He is loyal, funny and SO chill. I love his rivalry with Alfie it makes the show more interesting and it shows that he isn't chill around everyone

Personally, James is the best character due to his loyalty to Riley when yes he kissed Beth, but it was accidental and he completed a whole list to ensure he would win Riley back. However, Riley started an affair with Alfie and James took her back easily without any challenges for her to complete. He is a fantastic dancer with his technical moves, and he's been accepted into all the auditions.

Well first of all James is a part of the original cast which is way better then the cast after season 3. He is really funny and kind at the same time. I just wish he never broke up with Riley. (Sorry for spoiling for anyone who hasn't seen it)

5 Giselle

she can do anything literally whether it is a spider to a walking bridge. I love her in every season and there's nothing I fault her with. I loved her friendship with Amanda and Thalia. I think she was underrated in season 1 & 2 but in season 3 she had the best solo in the merge she became dance captain and got to do the international solo this girl can handle anything

The queen of Acro... Giselle!
She is bubbly, dedicated, competitive and her heart is in the right place. I don't know why but I wish she could have a Next Step boyfriend. I love her friendship with West and also her friendship with Thalia.

I thought she was a queen at acro and a lovely person. Always tried her hardest, even when she got kicked out of the troupe. She's a fighter and a powerhouse.

Giselle is incredible and an amazing dancer! She tried so hard and she got to be a dance captain for Internationals. She is a bubbly person and super outgoing! I loved her mostly in season 1 and 2. I love how in the end of season 1, she got to be back as an A-Troupe dancer! She is the best character ever!

6 Amanda

Honestly, Amanda is the greatest. Well in my opinion.

You can really see, that she have developed so much. Not only as a dancer but as a human being pretty much.

It's amazing to see where time have brought her and how she acts in Season 3-4 compared to Season 1-2.
- Especially her current love-interest in Noah.
You had never expected her to "fall in love" in the series.

But that's what makes her unique above the other A-Troupe members.

In the series she had always have to prove herself, and it's great to see that she is strong enough to stick up for her friends etc. after everything she's been through.

I admit from season 1-right before Nationals I didn't like her one bit. But then she started to help TNS and I saw a better side of her. She is a bit misunderstood because of her history at elite. She was a great asset to the international team, even if she doesn't think so because she can't do Acro, so I don't think she should've been the alternate

Amanda is awesome. Even though she was evil she has changed and a great dancer

Wow she is really good at being a dance captain!

7 Emily

at first I didn't like Emily but then I warmed up to her a bit more.

I have to say that Emily's loyalty to the studio is very impressive especially when Amanda is trying to take the next step down from the inside. I also find that her loyalty to Stephanie in season 1 is very impressive because she and riley let her sleep round every night. I love how caring she is for Riley too. Especially in seasons 2 and 4.In the end I love that she becomes best friends with Michelle because that relationship is very sweet.

I would like to give a shout out to Stephanie because I love her too.

She is a wonderful sister and has stayed strong even though Michelle has taken many things including her boyfriends, friends and dance captain away from her. The only reason why she is mean to Michelle is that she knows that Michelle is jealous of her. I know Michelle is jealous of her because she created TNS west because she did not like the feeling of being told what to do by Emily since before she and Emily were on the same level. The only reason why when Emily was the head she took of the dancers that don't do contemporary is that she knows that contemporary is liked more than other dance styles and didi did not want Kate to be mad with her by losing nationals, international(etc.).I feel like people like Michelle more because she's going through the most but really if you think about it Michelle just entered the studio and said is this where the auditions are being held. I mean everybody else worked so hard to get the chance to be in A troupe and she did nothing but be miss ...more

Emily is by far the strongest character. She's been at The Next Step since day one and has always been commited. She's made her mistakes but she always comes through for the team. Plus, she's very pretty.

At first I didn't like Emily because she seemed selfish and mean but then as season 1 went on I started to warm up to her. She is actually a really good character. She just puts up a wall of selfishness and focus but behind that wall is a friendly, funny and dedicated girl

8 Eldon

He is so awkward and goofy but at the same time he's funny, dedicated and caring. I like how Daniel and him go from friends to enemies I less than a season. I think he should've definitely won Mr National Soloist and Mr International Soloist.

Eldon honestly is one of the most GENUINE characters on the next step. He's sweet, a bit kooky, the best dancer the next step has seen, and he's very funny and not to mention romantic. He is passionate and hardworking and DRIVEN to do what he wants, he never gives up, but he's still a total sucker for love.

Eldon was in love with Emily from over five years. Her started to date her and now he is dating Michelle, that's really stupid. But Hunter comes in to sort things out and now Eldon has to keep away from Michelle.

So awkward and so dedicated! Him and Michelle worked well together ( even though I hate Michelle more then anything).

9 Noah

Noah's freakishly good at catching and dodging things which I find unbelievable because, well you wouldn't expect that from Noah. I also have to say that he is such a good dancer that he makes all the moves he does look easy, not especially in season 3 but in 4,5 and 6 he does. I also love his relationship with Jacquie .

I would also like to give a shout out to Jacquie because I love her too.

Noah was an amazing dancer. He was by far the best on A-troupe and he's always been commited to the team and stays loyal to his principals. He is a really good person too.

Honestly, he is the BEST dancer I have EVER seen. He flows through his movement sooo well and was a great dance captain (until Lily took that away). Noah is clearly the most, awesome, greatest, best, fabulous, amazing dancer in the WORLD!

Noah is such a great dancer and so caring, dedicated and loyal. Some people will disagree with me but I actually like Noah and Jacquie's relationship. He is in every season and he grows so much as a person.

10 Richelle

I think she is a great dancer. I love her moves. I really think she is a powerhouse, her dancing inspires me to love dance and make myself want to dance like her.

I'm was sad and a little bit mad that she left TNS in s7 for Dance mania, but when I saw the flash-back video I knew that she wanted to see what she could do on her own, But turns out she needs a team and is stronger together.

She's by far the best, she's so dedicated to the studio and although sometimes she can be stubborn she's so kind To everyone. She always makes sure that he team comes first. She's the best dancer on a-troupe and the best person at tns

Richelle is the most talented dancer. She is literally a queen and deserves all the solos. She is a good person and is very beautiful.

she is a real go getter she auditions for A troupe 6 times as we hear in season 6 in the escape room so she never gives up.She can also do moves which only she can do . she may be a bit mean but she will never turn her back on the team.at least not for a good reason of course. she has also been in all the seasons and she finally becomes dance captain in season5 but is swiftly not hers anymore . Richelle is the best dancer on screen as Richelle and as Briar nolet. GO RICHELE

The Contenders
11 Piper

Piper is really nice because she never gives up and she always finds solutions like when she joined tns east and tns West together ! She is also a role model to me

Always did what was best for the team. I think she lacked a lot of confidence but I was so invested in watching her gain confidence and become a better dancer.

I do feel that Piper is completely underrated as a dancer just because she can't do a lot of acro. She always puts the team first and I would go as far to say that her turns are better than Richelle's.

Piper should be at the top! She is such an amazing character and my all-time favourite!

12 Sloane
13 Ella

She's so good at pranking they're always funny.

Ella pranks are so funny

14 Hunter

He's amazingly devious, and I totally respect that. He's fighting for Michelle and a good quality is if you have your mind set on something, don't let anyone get in your way

Him and Emily were perfect for each other! He is so charming too!

So cute and sweet.

Hunter's a cutie

15 Chloe

I always thought she was so lovely and an amazing friend. She was dedicated and passionate when it came to dance and even took on a job for Ms Kate to help fund her dancing. She is so hard working.

Chloe is an amazing character, she has a beautiful dance style and has been through so much; Emily being nasty to her, her financial issues, everyone believing she stole the nationals money and the hard decision she had to make in season 3. And still after all the complications in her life she is just a wonderful and caring person. I love Chloe!

Chloe is a great dancer. In the second series she has a lot of make up on. And Margie is creeping her out a lot.

Chloe is such an amazing dancer but hasn't got enough money to pay for reginals and nationals so she needs a lot of help.

16 Jacquie

Jacquie is so nice and she is great with Noah! She is also competitive like me and very pretty!

Jacquie has great with Noah and she is an amazing dancer and she is also really pretty.

My favourite, she is such a good dancer snd just an all round nice person and loveable character.

She is the best dancer and she is so pretty!

17 Lola

She is so bubbly, sweet, and confident. I love her character so much, I wish so much that she was still at The Next Step. She should have been in a relationship though, it would have been so cute.

Your right she is so bubbly and nice. I love her personality. I'm sad that she left in s6. I can't believe she was on Ella's team in s3, and I also couldn't believe she was trying to take down TNS. I'm glad she put her heart to TNS and not Ella's team.

Lola's dancing inspires me to dance Jazz.

So pretty and compassionate. I know it wasn't right of her to break the shanks of Richelles ballet shoes, but I can see that she was doing it to save her from an injury and is really a kindhearted person.

Lola is a cind/warm hearted girl she is an amazing dancer with amazing techniqe. I think her and richelles realationship was soooooooooooo cute and I wish they were still best friends. Lola also has a bubbly fun personality which I also love. Lola also puts other people befour herself. I wish Lola stayed at THE NEXT STEP. I also wish that at the next step she became dance capiton. Lola is drop dead gorges and I am surprised that on the show they did not give Lola a boyfriend because I would love to see that. Lola is very loving I think even if you on perpose broke her leg she would still be nice to you and want to be your friend and that's just how nice she is. I hope one day fingers crossed that Lola comes back to THE NEXT STEP. Congrats Riley for the win but you will not be first place for long. By Melea

18 Jiley

Riley and James are the cutest couple ever! Although I do have to say Emily and Hunter were so perfect together, I miss that couple so much! Anyway James and Riley just fit together like puzzle pieces, each piece one of them is missing, the other has the them. It's hard to explain, their just so perfect! Booo Alfie!

" Jiley is sooo cute and I love how they grow themselves yet they are still as awesome and they never loose the spark of their reletionship even if they aren't dancing they are just truly amazing, and without the other one of them wouldn't be whole we saw that in season 2 and 4 when they both lost each other and they were devastated. JILEY FOREVER!"

Jiley is one of the cutest coupes I have ever seen in my entire life. I hope they never ever break up and if they do they get back toghether again. Honestly I wish I had a as good as an realation ship as they do. By Melea

I love James and Riley together they are so nice and they are meant to be!

19 Summer

I love her type of style, it's like Michelle I could watch her dance for days. Her style is just amazing

She is really nice

20 Talia

Thalia is so sweet and caring not just to Eldon but the whole of A troupe she sees good in people when they don't even see it in there selves for example max & west . Thalia is a strong young women who is so friendly caring kind and lovely and on top of that she is friends with everyone on A troupe which shows how easy it is to make friends with her

First of all It's not talia it's Thalia.
Second of all she is so nice and so kind and she makes Eldon happy which is another bonus because Eldon is one of my favourite characters.

She seems really nice and actually surprisingly a good dancer. Talia has a lot to bring for a troupe and she's in the natinals team for a reason

Yeah she is so good

21 Amy

She is not overrated! I don't like her as much as I used to. She used to be so much better, her bubbly, sweet self. But something changed, it's hard to explain.

I personally think that Amy is completely overrated as a character. Sure, she's a decent dancer, but she was unbelievably annoying in seasons 5 and 6. I did used to love her, but ever since she started dating her personality has gone downhill and honestly she is now one of my least favourite characters

22 Henry

Henry is really funny but confusing.

I love henry. Full stop.

23 Stephanie

Stephanie is a loyal friend to Emily, but maybe a bit too loyal. And when it comes to the final cut she's not in the natinals team. She Houghton that if she stuck up for Emily then Emily will stick up for her. But Stephanie didn't know the choreography cause she was at acting class. Stephanie wants to be a triple threat so acting and dancing can't mix together.

She can be mean at times but she only does what she does because she doesn't want to upset Emily

24 Margie

The most mature little girl ever!

She is the best ever and so cute!

So adorable I love her

25 Tiffany

Tiffany is an e-girl and she one Reginals with a troupe. But then they have to go to natinals. Amanda comes in and tells them that the challenge is basically where people from other dance studios come in and try to get on the natinals team. Tiffany and Stephanie don't agree with that. But
Emily and Michelle decided that they should do the challenge because they will have the strongest team for nationals. Tiffany didn't make it and now she's in b troupe.

She is beautiful and nice. She is a good addition to the next step

Such a great hiphop dancer with strengths in other types of dances as well

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