Just Dance 2015: Something Worth Dancing For

Valerie Gregorio, Senior Staff Writer

Just Dance 2015 is the sixth installment of the Just Dance series. It came out on October 21, 2014. The game features on 45 tracks. It contains old and new songs like “Bad Romance”, “Xmas Tree”, “Let it Go”, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, and “What Does the Fox Say”. You dance to what you see on screen just like the other Just Dance games. You also can sing along in order to earn extra points. This game, for the first time, features a community remix mode where players dance to songs that have other players on screen. This game also marks the first time that the Just Dance Battle mode is not feature. There are no difficulties present in this game and it also features “Autodance” and “World Dancefloor” just like the past games. Note that this will the last Just Dance game on the Wii.

Just Dance 2015 has dance routines that are new and fresh. My favorite dance routines are “Bang Bang”, “4×4”, and “Dark Horse”. You will never be bored but there are some dance routines that are confusing and fast as you dance along like “Hero” and “Xmas Tree”. The community remix mode, for the most part, was hard to follow as the screen does not have good quality. Also, the moves were actually hard to follow since you are copying an amateur’s dance moves from the TV screen instead of a professional. On the bright side, Dance Mashups, along with duet mashups, return to the game and each mashup has their own theme. There are 23 of them like “Addicted to You”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and “Bailando”. I really like the mashups and they get me going. The mashups both have old and new dance moves so it was easy for me to dance to songs without any much mess-ups.

I asked Emma Gilligan, a LHS sophomore, about the game and she said, “It’s slow to respond do one’s signals but it includes a good variety of music and it is an enjoyable dance experience—even for those who aren’t normally comfortable dancing.” Sofia Conrad, also a LHS sophomore said, “It is very fun to play.”

I do recommend buying Just Dance 2015. Of course, there are a few flaws here and there but it is worth it. I would give it an 8/10 for the well done dance routines and visuals. Also, the soundtrack is amazing as it has old and new songs from different genres. You will not regret it and you can play it with family and friends.