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Developer Harmonix Music Systems
Publisher MTV Games
US Release Date November 4, 2010
Japan Release Date June 2, 2011
Europe Release Date November 10, 2012
Genre Rhythm/Dance, Exercise
Mode Single Player, Multiplayer
Rating ESRB: T PEGI: 12
Platform Xbox 360

Dance Central is a dance/music rhythm game for the Xbox 360 that utilizes the Kinect motion control peripheral. The game was developed by Harmonix Music Sustem, the creators of other music game franchises including Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Dance Central was a launch title for the Kinect. Two sequels have been released, Dance Central 2 and Dance Central 3.


Players mimic the on-screen dance moves of virtual dancers. Points are scored for executing each move accurately and on time. More points are awarded to more accurate moves. The game features over 650 dance moves spanning over 90 different dance routines.

The game includes five playable modes. Perform It, which is the regular single player mode. Workout Mode, where the amount of calories burned are tracked, Dance Battle, where two players compete against each other in a head-to-head dance routine. Challenge Mode, which increases the difficulty of the game after passing a certain number of songs, and Break it Down, which is a practice mode.

Characters IntroducedEdit

There are 9 characters (or sometimes 10) on Dance Central with 8 being playable in the beginning.


There are a total of 32 playable songs.

Song List
Song Artist Difficulty (1 - 7)
Poker Face Lady Gaga 1
Hey Mami FannyPack 1
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) Pitbull 1
Pon de Replay Rihanna 1
Funkytown Lipps Inc. 2
Galang '05 M.I.A. 2
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) Quad City DJs 2
Can't Get You Out of My Head Kylie Minogue 2
Crank That (Soulja Boy) Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 3
Rump Shaker Wreckx-n-Effect 3
Jungle Boogie Kool & the Gang 3
Down Jay Sean 3
Evacuate the Dancefloor Cascada 4
Move Ya Body Nina Sky 4
King of the Dancehall Beenie Man 4
Rendez-Vu Basement Jaxx 4
Hella Good No Doubt 4
Dip It Low Christina Milian 4
Push It Salt-n-Pepa 5
Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) Craig Mack 5
Poison Bel Biv DeVoe 5
Teach Me How To Jerk Audio Push 5
Move Your Feet Junior Senior 5
Satisfaction Benny Benassi 6
Bust a Move Young MC 6
Days Go By Dirty Vegas 6
Pump Up the Jam Technotronic 6
Brick House The Commodores 7
Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix) Beastie Boys 7
Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell 7
Don't Sweat the Technique Eric B. & Rakim 7
Just Dance Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis 7