Top Ten Best The Next Step Characters

The Top Ten
1 Riley

In season 4, Riley wasn't the best studio head, 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 stress well as the studio head. James was always there to calm her down, and when he left, she needed someone to help with the pressure: Alfie. Unknowingly to her, Alfie liked her, and then she discovered new feelings and ended up liking him. But no matter what, she loves James more. She only liked Alfie because James wasn't there.

Her heart found a replacement for James, but eventually, she realized that if James wasn't going to be there for her, then she'd be there for him.

2 West

Yeah, he is super funny and cool. 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.

Hey, my friend and I tried looking at people and pretending what they were saying! It was honestly fun.

West is a very likable character. I mean, come on, it's West! He's hilarious, and I could not get enough of him. He has given me a laugh throughout the show.

West is caring, kind, and reliable, and has the biggest heart out of all of them. West is very creative and an amazing dancer. The way he moves his 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 from Melea.

3 Michelle

Michelle is a beautiful young lady and looks like Richelle. This is my opinion. I didn't like her in seasons 3 or 4, but I loved her in the rest. She is also a two-time Miss National Champion.

First, I feel like they got their 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. Jacquie
10. Amanda and Amy
- with Piper a close 11

I don't think Michelle is the best, though I do think she is a very close second. Personally, I think Richelle should have made it into A-Troupe in season 2. Then she might have gotten Miss National Soloist.

I love Michelle in season 1. I think she is slightly overrated. I love how Michelle goes through a divorce so people whose 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 Giselle

Giselle is amazing. She is sweet, cool, and utterly brilliant. She is definitely the best character in The Next Step, and Jordan Clark is a stunning, amazing, and brilliant actor!

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 seasons 1 and 2. I love how, at the end of season 1, she got to be back as an A-Troupe dancer! She is the best character ever!

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 seasons 1 and 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.

5 James

Personally, James is the best character due to his loyalty to Riley. 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 than 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 it for anyone who hasn't seen it.)

6 Amanda

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

You can really see that she has developed so much, not only as a dancer but as a human being. It's amazing to see where time has brought her and how she acts in seasons 3 and 4 compared to seasons 1 and 2, especially her current love interest in Noah.

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

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 over 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.

8 Eldon

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 romantic.

He is passionate, hardworking, and driven to do what he wants. He never gives up, but he's still a total sucker for love.

He is so awkward and goofy, but at the same time, he's funny, dedicated, and caring. I like how Daniel and he go from friends to enemies in less than a season.

I think he should've definitely won Mr. National Soloist and Mr. International Soloist.

9 Noah

I love the way we get to see The Next Step nurture Noah's talent. We see him grow over the series from when he was a tiny J-Trouper to the supernova of a talent he is today (and yes, I know Tiara Bling said that about Cleo).

My only criticism is why did he like Ani and never get together with Richelle? They would've been perfect for each other, and just as I thought they would, Noah leaves.

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, especially in seasons 4, 5, and 6.

I also love his relationship with Jacquie. I would also like to give a shout-out to Jacquie because I love her too.

10 Richelle

I love you! You inspire me every day, even when it's hard. I watch you. You are my idol. You are the reason I dance. I wish I could be like you. Thank you for inspiring young dancers like me to follow their dreams. Love you!

She's so gorgeous, and she is just amazing. I think she's the best dancer on the troupe, and she's elegant and cool. Ozzy, Chad, and Finn have all had a crush on her, although I'm so sad she was never with Noah in The Next Step.

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 makes me want to dance like her.

I was sad and a little bit mad that she left TNS in Season 7 for Dance Mania. But when I saw the flashback video, I knew that she wanted to see what she could do on her own. It turns out she needs a team and is stronger together.

The Contenders
11 Piper

She 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 as to say that her turns are better than Richelle's.

Piper should be first! She is always on point with her dancing. She lacks confidence, but you never catch her being rude.

12 Ella

Being British myself, I really like Ella. She is SO cool and funny, but she is also very scheming. I still LOVE her!

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

She's a Brit, she's cool, a prankster, and fun.

13 Sloane

The only part about Sloane I don't like is that she was so dramatic about LaTroy dating Amy. However, I think she is super sweet and the best female hip-hop dancer in TNS!

Best female hip-hop dancer on the show. Brava!

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.

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

So chill and cool. He deserves Emily.

15 Chloe

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!

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 hardworking.

16 Jacquie

She is so pretty and a talented dancer. She and Noah have an amazing bond and relationship. I love how she and Richelle pushed each other to be brilliant dancers.

She is so pretty and a very talented dancer. She and Noah have an amazing bond and relationship. I love how she and Richelle pushed each other to be brilliant dancers. I love her personality too.

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

17 Lola

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

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

You're right. She is so bubbly and nice. I love her personality. I'm sad that she left in season 6. I can't believe she was on Ella's team in season 3, and I also couldn't believe she was trying to take down TNS. I'm glad she put her heart into TNS and not Ella's team.

Lola's dancing inspires me to dance jazz.

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. It's hard to explain - they're just so perfect! Boo Alfie!

Jiley is so cute, and I love how they grow themselves. Yet they are still awesome and never lose the spark of their relationship. Even if they aren't dancing, they are just truly amazing. Without the other, one of them wouldn't be whole.

We saw that in seasons 2 and 4 when they both lost each other and were devastated. Jiley forever!

19 Summer

She is so pretty and a very technical and emotional dancer, which is fantastic. She is also really kind.

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

20 Talia

Talia is so sweet and caring, not just to Eldon but to the whole of A-Troupe. She sees good in people when they don't even see it in themselves, for example, Max and West.

Talia is a strong young woman who is friendly, kind, and lovely. On top of that, she is friends with everyone in A-Troupe, which shows how easy it is to make friends with her.

She is so nice and so kind, and she makes Eldon happy, which is another bonus because Eldon is one of my favourite characters.

21 Stephanie

Stephanie is a loyal friend to Emily, but maybe a bit too loyal. When it comes to the final cut, she's not in the nationals team. She thought that if she stuck up for Emily, then Emily would stick up for her. But Stephanie didn't know the choreography because she was at acting class.

Stephanie wants to be a triple threat, so acting and dancing can't mix together.

She is so sassy, loyal, and a great friend.

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

22 Amy

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 used to love her, but ever since she started dating, her personality has gone downhill. Honestly, she is now one of my least favourite characters.

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've loved Amy since her first line in the show. I don't know why, but her smile is definitely the best thing about her. Maybe I like her because I really like the acro style.

23 Henry

Henry made a big mistake with Summer, not that she's a bad person, but Amy's way better. That's about his only flaw.

He's an amazing character and proves that hip-hop dancers are just as good as contemporary/acro dancers (Emily). Overall, he's a great dancer.

Henry made a big mistake with someone. Not that she's a bad person, but Amy is way better. Amy is way better than Summer.

Henry is really funny but confusing.

24 Margie

Despite how young Margie is, she's such a diva! I just imagine her wearing black shades! I nearly cried when Margie disappeared. I absolutely love Chloe and Margie's friendship and how Margie always knows what to say and do.

I just love her so much. I wish she would become a professional Next Step dancer!

I love how she was like a mini mom to everybody. I love how she always had good advice for Chloe.

The most mature little girl ever!

25 Cierra

Cierra cares about dance, family, and having fun. I like how she always helps anyone.

She has the right character, and if anyone else played Cierra, I wouldn't watch the show.

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