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Now behold my greatest treasure...

The Dancer is a minor character in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. As her title suggests, she enjoys dancing.


The Dancer is a woman wearing a green dress and sporting a green Afro haircut. She is joyful and can get quite offended when her dancing skills are ignored or criticized.


Shovel of Hope[]

In Shovel of Hope, the Dancer can be found in the Juice Bar under the Village. She has a grudge against Specter Knight and claims that she will offer her greatest treasure to whoever defeats him. After beating Specter Knight, she rewards Shovel Knight with her dance, which consists in dancing around the tavern (including on the bar) while Grandma Swamp, the Juice Maid, and the Deposed King cheer her on.

She reappears in the ending, dancing with the Troupple King, his acolyte and a school of Troupples to celebrate the defeat of the Enchantress.

Specter of Torment[]

In Specter of Torment, the Dancer appears at the Tower of Fate after Specter Knight clears the Lich Yard. She wants to keep morale high around the troops of the Enchantress and starts dancing. However Specter Knight is unimpressed and refuses to watch her dance. After her performance, he expresses his disgust, much to her shock. The Dancer explains that she learned that dance specially for him, but he blows her off, and she runs off with a broken heart, swearing revenge.


Shovel of Hope[]

Before defeating Specter Knight:

That Specter Knight! If someone could defeat him, I would bestow upon them my greatest treasure.

After defeating Specter Knight:

"Dancer: You defeated Specter Knight! Now behold my greatest treasure...

When talked to again:

"Dancer: Hey you, watch me dance!"

Specter of Torment[]

When talked to:

"Dancer: Hello! I saw you dashing through the Lich Yard. You must be Specter Knight! I'm so happy to finally meetcha! Keeping morale high around here is important, so to welcome you, let me share my greatest treasure!

After her dance:

gets your blood pumping, huh?
"Specter Knight: It makes me ill! This is no place for your foolish mirth! Begone!"
"Dancer: But.. But... W-What the... I just wanted to..
"Specter Knight: Must you be escorted?"
"Dancer: How could you... You know, I studied that dance just for you! You...
Monster! I'll have my revenge!


  • Watching her dance in Specter of Torment unlocks the Cold Shoulder command.


Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReizeDark ReizeBlack Knight (Terrorpin) • The Enchantress
Order Recruits: King KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madam Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassMemmecDragon Goldarmor'Edge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGallBazBoneclangGoldarmorBirderRail RiderPlague Minion
Wandering Minions: WizzemsBoneclangsGoldarmorsLiquid SamuraisHoppiclesesPlague MinionsHover MeanieHoverhaftGhostTundreadRail RiderGulper MageCogslotter
The Lich Yard: Super Skeleton
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterHurlsvelgr
Final Boss: Nightmare Reize
Ending Only NPCs: Deposed KingTroupple KingVillagerGrizzled SeerPatronLady KnightAirship EnthusiastMonaMr. HatPeacock GentLeoDollyMaidenToaderFishermanKnightsFarrelsHedge FarmerHedge Pupil