“Mommy…You won again!” exclaimed my eight year old son between breaths after another Just Dance 2015 dance off. I have to admit that I’m not competitive when playing video games unless I’m playing Just Dance. My poor child. He didn’t know he didn’t have a chance. He had no idea that I was on a dance team that won a heated Wii Smurfs Just Dance battle hosted by Ubisoft three years ago! While there’s no trash talking in our living room like there was that particular night, I still love some friendly competition and bragging rights with every win. Even though I’m far from a tear-it-up-on-the-dance-floor kind of girl, I love Just Dance. Since its launch in 2009, Just Dance has become the world’s top selling dance video game and it’s easy to see why. Just Dance 2015 features more than 40 songs to choose from and the great combination of hot new songs and old school favorites makes for endless fun.
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The choreography gets the whole family up and moving for some exercise in disguise as you work to master moves. Don’t worry- you don’t need to have J Lo’s In Living Color Fly Girl moves! Trust me that Just Dance becomes easier the more you play. Even if you do see yourself as completely uncoordinated!
To keep things fresh, there are plenty of new features in Just Dance 2015. Here’s a look at 3 notable features:
- Dance Recording- Record yourself dancing during game play and watch it at the end of game play. You can replace your head with an avatar unlocked during game play just like in Just Dance 2014 but the ability to share your recording via your social networks once the song is over is new this year. One of my son’s favorite avatars is the fox!
- Community Remix- Players with gaming consoles with integrated cameras can record themselves dancing to a specific song and share it in the game with the Just Dance team who will create a mix of the best clips featuring 15-20 players that will be displayed during the game.
- Dance Challenger Mode- This mode allows players to dance with friends, family, and top Just Dance players from around the world at any time. Parents- Be sure to check out this feature if you don’t want your kids competing against people they don’t know! You can always switch the game to offline mode.
In addition to the fun, Just Dance and Ubisoft have joined forces with with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the US, to raise awareness about bullying.
The tracks in Just Dance 2015 encourage kids and teens to let loose and be themselves to reinforce the message that “it’s okay to dance to your own beat!” It’s great to see one of the most popular video dance games join forces with such an amazing organization to provide positive messaging to kids about being themselves while working to prevent bullying in person and online.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft.