Eight Cast Members Embark On Twenty-One City Canadian Stage Tour

Toronto, September 19, 2014 – From the small screen to the big stage, the stars of Temple Street Productions’ The Next Step are packing their bags as Family Channel prepares to travel coast-to-coast for The Next Step Live on Stage, a captivating national tour presented by Tomodachi Life, Nerf Rebelle and DohVinci. The 21-city stage show experience kicks off Wednesday, February 4 in St. John’s, NL and travels across Canada dropping the curtain in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, March 14. Fans who can’t wait to get their hands on tickets can tune into Family tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT for a new episode of The Next Step followed by the complete list of tour dates, locations and purchasing information.

“After last fall’s wildly popular mall tour, fans were left wanting more live performances from the cast of The Next Step,” said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television. “Much like the characters in the series, we are going national and delivering an engaging show guaranteed to create a memorable experience for the entire family. Filled with high-energy dancing complete with jumps, tricks and lifts, the tour highlights the natural talent that has elevated these performers to dance idols.”

The Next Step Live on Stage tour stars the following cast members: Victoria Baldesarra (Michelle); Brittany Raymond (Riley); Trevor Tordjman (James); Jordan Clark (Giselle); Lamar Johnson (West); Isaac Lupien (Eldon); Jennie Pappas (Chloe) and Taveeta Szymanowicz (Thalia).

“We’re excited to have The Next Step taken on the road giving fans a chance to experience the captivating dance performances up close and personal,” added John Young, Managing Director, Temple Street Productions.

Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages. Showcasing their incredible talent and athletic abilities, The Next Step dancers will perform popular routines from the show – both intricate solos/duets and jaw-dropping group numbers – along with new eye-popping choreography and tutorials designed to celebrate dance and movement.

Family’s fan-favourite dance drama The Next Step follows the lives of a group of elite dancers at The Next Step Dance Studio as they pursue their dreams to win the national dance title. New episodes of The Next Step air regularly Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family.

Commissioned by Family Channel, The Next Step is produced by Temple Street Productions and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken (Wingin’ It, Kids in the Hall, Billable Hours), Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Orphan Black, Being Erica, Wingin’ It). BBC Worldwide handles international distribution rights for the series.

For artwork and tour information, please visit http://press.family.ca