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Riptide Crew (Bodie & Emlia)
Appears in: Dance Central 1-3, Spotlight.A sporty dancer.
- Action Girl: Participates in volleyball and boxing, and is more muscular than the other female characters.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Miss Aubrey's Girly Girl.
- Nice Girl: One of the more encouraging members of the crews.
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3, Spotlight.A friendly, sporty guy.
Lu$h crew (Angel & Miss Aubrey)
Appears in: Dance Central 1-3.A smooth Latino ladies man.
- Cool Shades: In his DCI Agent Outfit in DC 3.
- Even the Guys Want Him: In DC 3, occasionally a male voice can be heard requesting Angel to "have [his] baby".
- Funny Afro: In Dance Central 3, as part of the disco era team.
- Gratuitous Latin: Sometimes uses Latin slang and expressions, but speaks English most of the time.
- Hopeless Suitor: He often flirts with Aubrey, and gets playfully shut down every time.
- Latin Lover: Is Latino and occasionally flirts with Miss Aubrey.
- Real Men Wear Pink: In his DC Classic outfit, he wears a pink shirt.
- Shout-Out: His default outfit in the first game resembles Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" outfit.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: If his Show Off outfit is unlocked in the first Dance Central game.
Appears in: Dance Central 1-3, Spotlight.A dancer with a privileged upbringing.
- Affectionate Nickname: Referred to as querida (sweetheart or darling) by Angel in Dance Central 2.
- Fiery Redhead: Has ginger hair, and is outspoken in her opinions.
- Rich Bitch: Is mostly this...
- Spoiled Sweet: ... But she still as her nice moments.
- She's Got Legs: Oh. My.
- Spy Catsuit: Her DCI Agent costume in DC3
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Emilia's Tomboy.
Hi-Def (Glitch & Mo)
Appears in:Appears in: Dance Central 1-3, Spotlight.The one-man street team of Dance Central.
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3, Spotlight.A young Asian dance prodigy who joins Mo in the High-Def crew.
- Asian and Nerdy: Makes gaming references and can be socially awkward sometimes.
- Informed Ability: Is described a prodigy, even though Lil' T (who is about the same age or younger) gets no mention of her ability.
- Multicolored Hair: Has different hair colors in all of his outfits.
- Nice Guy: He is one of the nicer dancers who won't say anything nasty, and is, nevertheless, a good sport and has fun doing what he loves.
- Teens Are Short: However, he has a somewhat muscular build.
Flash4wrd (Taye & Li'l T.)
Appears in: Dance Central 1-3, Spotlight.Dance Central's resident homegirl.
- Bare Your Midriff: Sometimes.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Is the default dancer mildly suggestive songs, wears shirts that bares her midriff, yet is also default dancer to rap songs.
- Sassy Black Woman
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3.Taye's little sister.
The Glitterati (Jaryn & Kerith)
Jaryn & Kerith
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3.Twin siblings who believe that they are the best dancers in existence. They form the Glitterati crew.
- A Glass of Chianti: Their intro in DC3.
- Creepy Twins
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: DC3
- Facial Markings: In DC2, while wearing their Crew Looks.
- Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Jaryn in DC3 wears a collar and Showgirl Skirt of feathers as part of her "Haute Blooded" outfit.
- Friendly Rival: Averted, they openly show disdain for the other dance crews.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Their DC2 hideout is called Penthaüs and their DC3 outfit is called Haute-Blooded.
- Jerkass: According to Word of God, they were created this way specifically to have an antagonistic crew in the Story Mode of Dance Central 2.
- Playing with FireJaryn: I'm going to take a mental picture of you, and then burn your face off with a match.
- Smug Snakes
DCI (Rasa & Lima)
Rasa and Lima
Appears in: Dance Central 3.DCI agents on mission to stop Dr. Tan's nefarious plans.
D-Coy (Dare & MacCoy)
- Fun with Acronyms: The crew name is pronounced "decoy".
Dare P. Batheson
Appears in: Dance Central, Dance Central 3.A British rave girl.
- Bare Your Midriff: Sometimes.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Can be implied because her one of her Chracter Selection quotes states that she's tired after clubbing the previous night.
- One Head Taller: Word of God says Dare is 5'4" to Maccoy's 6'2"
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
Oleksander "Maccoy" Macko
Appears in: Dance Central, Dance Central 3.An old-school hip-hopper.
Others (Oblio, Dr. Tan, ELIOT)
Appears in: Dance Central, Dance Central 3 (as part of the Murder of Crows crew with Dr. Tan).An aloof, introspective biker.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In DC3, by his dad Dr. Tan. He recovers eventually.
- The Drifter
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Machine Monotone: When brainwashed.
- Opaque Lenses: The brainwashing device.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3 (with cameos in Dance Central and Spotlight.)The series' main antagonist.
- Big Bad: In all three games, but makes his real debut in the second game.
- *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!" One of his outro animations in DC3 when you get four stars.
- Creepy Crows: His overall motif in DC3.
- Evil Old Folks
- Laughably Evil: He may look serious and intimidating in the main plot of the game (most of the time), but when you pick him as a dancer in Dance mode, it's an entirely different story. Being the villain, he gets funnier the less stars you have.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Apparently Oblio's dad.
- Mad Scientist
- Ominous Multiple Screens: His mansion in Dance Central has these, as well as his airship in DC2.
- Robot Master: Uses robots to do his bidding in all three games.
- Sequel Hook: Was this in Dance Central, only appearing in the outro.
Appears in: Dance Central.An unlockable character. He is a robot.
- Fun with Acronyms: His name is short for "Excessive Live Information Overload Tracker".
- Most Definitely Not a Robot: On his voice clip on dancer select screen, he claims he's away because he's doing human things.
- Sinister Surveillance: He's responsible for the first game's statistics screen. Implied to be utilized by Dr. Tan to track the dancers.
Ninja Crew (Ttiw Tolrep / Shinju & Kichi)
Ttiw Tolrep / Shinju
Appears in: Dance Central 1-3.An unlockable character. Better known to the community as "The Pink Ninja".
- Gratuitous Ninja
- Real Men Wear Pink: Was known as "The Pink Ninja" in DC 1, as his costume was mainly pink.
- Shout-Out: His name in DC1 is derived from two of the game's character artists (Matt Perlot and Shawn Witt), similar to Noob Saibot from Mortal Kombat.
- Also a Sdrawkcab Name.
- Technicolor Ninjas
- The Voiceless: Doesn't speak, and gestures with his hands instead.
Icon Crew (Marcus & Frenchy)
Marcus & Frenchy
Appears in: Dance Central 2, 3.Unlockable characters that look like the game's flash card illustrations.
- Shout-Out: Their names are derived from two of the game's choreographers.