The Next Step Live on Stage national tour coming in winter 2015

Eight cast members embark on twenty-one city Canadian stage tour

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - 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.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series, plus top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.

About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (English & French) and is part of DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com), a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 10,000 episodes of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker DHX.

ABOUT TEMPLE STREET PRODUCTIONS
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America, Space), BEING ERICA (CBC, SOAPnet), THE NEXT STEP (Family Channel), WINGIN' IT (Family Channel), COOK'D (YTV), OVER THE RAINBOW (CBC), RECIPE TO RICHES (CBC), COVER ME CANADA (CBC), BILLABLE HOURS (Global, Showcase), CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV), HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? (CBC), QUEER AS FOLK (Showtime, Showcase), and DARCY'S WILD LIFE (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com.

SOURCE: Family Channel

For further information: For interview requests, photos or additional information please contact: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com, 416.956.8547; Jaime Werby, Director, Communications - DHX Television, jaime.werby@dhxmedia.com, 416.956.8584

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