November 12, 2020

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JUST DANCE 2021 PARENTS’ GUIDE

What is Just Dance?

Since 2009, Just Dance has become the world’s top selling dance video game and is the perfect way to let loose with friends and family.

With every new update, the way to play remains the same players try to copy what’s on-screen dancers are doing, while moving with the remote of the console.

Players can earn points and will be judged on their performance.

GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE

Type of game

Single player, Multiplayer offline game

Rhythm game/motion-based dancing game

Player’s goals

Dance on 40 tracks and get the highest score possible.

Players can

  • Move their bodies in sync with the controller to dance and earn points.

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  • Use several modes

    • World Dance Floor mode: challenge other players to dance battles
    • Co-op mode: cooperate to combine scores and own the dance floor together
    • Quickplay mode: choose a randomized playlist for players who don’t want to wait
    • Sweat Mode: track calories
    • the Kids Mode: play a simplified version of Just Dance with children for 8 specific songs
  • use their smartphone to add more players with the Just Dance Controller app (if they connect it to the console -mandatory connection to the internet)

This video game is intended for a wide audience. Children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, ... Everyone will have a good time in this game! This game does not contain any coarse language or images/sounds that could be offensive. In general, the images are rather cartoon-like or unrealistic.

TIME PER SESSION

For every game

There is no perfect duration for a session. Each player or parent must decide.

In any case, the time per session should not be detrimental to basic needs eating, sleeping, socializing with friends and family, going to school…

More specifically for this game

The game can be interrupted at any time without harming the experience of players, but perfect duration is completing a song. Players can rest in between and dance as long as they want.

ONLINE CONTENT

For every game

Additional content that can be purchased online and added on to a video game, as to enhance its features exist. This “downloadable content” can be free or payable.

DLCs are extensions of the game in the form of additional episodes or the acquisition of new equipment and skills for the character. This “downloadable content” can be free or can be purchased (individually or gathered in a season pass). Other DLCs are credits that can be used to unlock items, game money, ingredients ...

More specifically for this game

A subscription streaming service named Just Dance Unlimited exist, it allows players to dance to over 550 songs.

MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS FROM SPECTATORS TO PLAYERS

  • Did you learn some dancing steps?
  • Is it fun to play without the controller? Do you mind if you’re not following the on-screen dancer correctly?
  • Do you prefer to dance by yourself or with other dancers?

ACCESSIBILITY

This game is accessible in the following ways:

  • Following on-screen dancers Pictograms will help you execute any choreography whilst the song is playing
  • Levels Aside from the regular difficulty, an extreme mode for multiple songs can be unlocked after scoring enough points
  • Easier dances:
    • The Kids friendly mode allows children to have as fun as adults with easier movements for specific children songs
    • 1 Seated Dance allows players to dance while sitting

If you have a specific controller with a particular input method, please check the article “Supported controllers for Just Dance 2021” in the Support.

For more general information about our video games, please have a look at our Family & Gaming page

Just Dance 2021

Just Dance® 2021 is the ultimate dance game, with 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits like "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa, "Feel Special" by TWICE, and "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello. Start a dance party your friends and family can enjoy on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 Pro and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Google Stadia. Just Dance 2021 will also release on Xbox Series X and PlayStation®5 upon the launch of the consoles.

Release Date:

November 12, 2020

Genre:

Dance

Developer:

Ubisoft Paris

Just Dance 2021 is available on:

Nintendo Switch / Xbox One / Xbox Series X / PlayStation®4 system / PlayStation®5 system / Google Stadia

Just Dance 2021 is rated:

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