The dance captain is a member of a studio or troupe who acts as a leader, making major decisions and taking charge of important matters of business.
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At The Next Step, Chris and Kate used to delegate this position until Chris's departure. When a new dance captain needs to be chosen in Michelle assists Kate in the delegation. At this studio, the dance captain also has access to the Dance Captain Diary.
Co-captains are shown to be a taboo and uncommon in "This is How We Do It." Although, the Next Step has co-captains from "Price Tag" to "Game On," which is an extremely lengthy period. It looks as though Elite Dance Academy has also adopted the prospect, because before its disbandment, the studio has a dance captain and assistant captains.