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.

The title of a dance captain is highly coveted, as their only superiors are the studio owner, studio head, and head choreographer.


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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.

In "Only You," Richelle, Skylar, and Amy run for dance captain, and Skylar wins.[1]

After Skylar does not make it back onto A-Troupe and leaves the studio, Richelle is appointed as the dance captain of TNS East.[2][3] Piper is appointed dance captain of TNS West.[4]

List of dance captains




  1. "Only You." Wikia. Retrieved on August 13, 2017.
  2. "The New Regime." Wikia. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  3. "Dance, Lies and Hoverboards." Wikia. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.
  4. "Heathers." Wikia. Retrieved on May 28, 2017.

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