The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour Coming in Winter 2016

CANADIAN CITIES MARK BEGINNING OF INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES

STARS FROM THE UPCOMING SERIES LOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS ENHANCE ACTION-PACKED SHOW WITH EXCLUSIVE LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The cast of Family Channel and Temple Street Productions' hit series The Next Step is going to show the world everything they're made of, announcing that The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour, presented by Monster High, will travel to 22 cities across Canada in Winter 2016 followed by international tour dates. In addition to showcasing the amazing talent of The Next Step dancers, the show will also include musical performances by three stars from Family's upcoming series Lost & Found Music Studios – also produced by Temple Street Productions and created by Frank van Keeken. Full tour dates, locations and ticketing information will be released to fans this coming Friday at 7 p.m. ET via a special on-air announcement on Family Channel, and fans will want to act quickly as the inaugural stage tour sold-out. The multi-market Canadian dates kick off global performances for The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour, which includes shows in Spain, England andIreland.

"The international growth of the series and worldwide admiration for the cast of The Next Step made the decision to expand the national stage show to global audiences a clear choice," said John Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions.

"The unmatched performances, contagious energy and personal touch that The Next Step dancers bring to the live show transfixes fans, and with the addition of three cast members from Lost & Found on the Canadian leg of the tour, we're raising the bar on the live experience," said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television.

The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour brings never-before-seen dances to the stage, comprised of entirely original choreography and music from the hit series. From alluring duets and solo performances that shine a light on the superior skill level of the dancers to explosive routines that feature the full cast, the interactive show will capture the attention of the entire family. New this year, each show will include exclusive musical performances by Shane Harte and Sarah Carmosino, who star in Family and Temple Street's new music series Lost & Found Music Studios – set to premiere in early 2016. Also from Lost & Found, DeShaun Clarke will act as host for the stage show, weaving in his musical stylings and hyping up the crowd.

In Canada, fans of the show can visit Family.ca beginning October 28 to vote on which dancers they would like to see perform together on the tour. The results of the online poll will assist in dictating the final lineup for The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour. Currently, kids can enter the "British Invasion Contest" for the chance to win a trip for four to London, England to see the live show and meet the cast!

Cast members performing on The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour include: Victoria Baldesarra (Michelle); Trevor Tordjman (James); Jordan Clark (Giselle); Taveeta Szymanowicz (Thalia); Isaac Lupien (Eldon); Myles Erlick (Noah); Briar Nolet (Richelle) and newcomer Isaiah Peck, who will star as Henry in season four.

Details for the international tour stops (Spain, England, Ireland) including cities, venues and ticketing information will also be released today by ticketing agent Live Nation in each respective territory.

To immerse themselves in the world of The Next Step, fans of the hit tween drama can catch new episodes of the series every Friday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Family Channel. The A-Troupe dancers are currently on a quest to be named International champions, but must overcome unexpected challenges as they approach the competition.

Commissioned by Family Channel, The Next Step is produced by Temple Street Productions and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Laura Harbin. BBC Worldwide handles the international rights to the series.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family Channel subscribers also have access to Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.

DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

ABOUT TEMPLE STREET PRODUCTIONS
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television 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), "Killjoys" (Syfy, Space), "X Company" (CBC), "Being Erica" (CBC, SOAPnet), "The Next Step" (Family Channel), "Wingin' It" (Family Channel), "Million Dollar Critic" (W, BBC America), "Over the Rainbow" (CBC), "Recipe to Riches" (CBC, Food Network, Global), "Billable Hours" (Global, Showcase), "Canada's Next Top Model" (CTV), "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" (CBC) and "Darcy's Wild Life" (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel) and the upcoming series Lost and Found Music Studios (Family, Netflix). For more company information http://www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.

SOURCE Family Channel

For further information: For interview requests, photos or additional information please contact: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com, 416.977.7458; Jaime Bassett, Director, Communications - DHX Television, jaime.bassett@dhxmedia.com, 416.977.7416; For Temple Street Productions: Katie Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Rubenstein Communications, katie.schroeder@rubenstein.com, 212.843.8036


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