Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting Just Dance 2022 (2022)

The game that promises to keep everyone dancing makes a return once again with Just Dance 2022, the latest installment of the ever-popular dance rhythm video game series by Ubisoft. The series continues to prove successful for the company, even besting some of its recent Triple-A titles.

A lot of that success can be attributed to the games' broad appeal and relatively low learning curve, meaning that just about anyone with a passing interest in music or dancing can give it a shot. Not much has changed since 2021, so veteran players should have no trouble navigating its menus and loading up any of the newly added songs. But for anyone planning to try out the game for the first time, or after a long break from the series, here are a few things worth keeping in mind.

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Updated January 20, 2022, by Michael Abayomi: Just Dance 2022 continues to provide entertainment and exercise for fans young and old. We've updated this list to include two additional entries that should help both new and returning players get a hang of those trickier dance routines even faster.

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7/7 Available Platforms

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One of the first things anyone looking to get into Just Dance 2022 should know is on what platforms the game is available. Like most years, the latest installment of Just Dance is available to play on just about every modern console and gaming service. These include the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia. Wii owners have been left out though as support for the Nintendo Wii was dropped with last year's release of Just Dance 2021.

Each platform offers its own unique advantages, like portability on the Nintendo Switch for example, and the ability to take the game with you anywhere you go. The game is still not available on PC for whatever reason though, unless you're willing to settle for Just Dance Now instead, their cloud-based subscription service that works with smartphones and an internet browser, and offers a vast library of past Just Dance hits for players to dance to.

6/7 The Song List

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Players of Just Dance 2022 should definitely take the time to familiarize themselves with the list of songs that come with the game. After all, a new Just Dance game is just as good as the songs on its playlist. Thankfully, Just Dance 2022 comes packed with quite a few bangers. These include recent hits like Save Your Tears (Remix) by The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, and Levitating by Dua Lipa, to older classics like Buttons by The Pussycat Dolls and Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake. There are 46 songs in total, including 5 regional exclusives.

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And for those players craving even more songs, they'll be pleased to find out that the game comes with a one-month free trial of Just Dance Unlimited (another one of their subscription services) that includes over 700 songs from past games and elsewhere. If you've happened to listen to pop radio or the Top 40 charts anytime within the past two decades, then chances are you should recognize quite a few of them. The best part is that the game offers a nice mix of songs and genres - from rock to pop and even South African house music - ensuring that all types of music lovers will find songs to immediately gravitate towards.

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5/7 The Different Editions

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Aside from being available across multiple platforms, Just Dance 2022 also has two different editions for players to choose from. There is the standard edition which costs $49.99 at launch and comes with 40+ songs, as well as the one-month free trial of Just Dance Unlimited mentioned above. Then there is the deluxe edition which retails for $59.99 at launch.

The main difference between both versions, aside from sporting slightly different cover art, is that the deluxe edition comes with four months of Just Dance Unlimited. That is the one-month free trial from the standard edition, as well as an additional three months subscription valued at $9.99. There are additional renewal options for Just Dance Unlimited at $3.99 for one month and $24.99 for a full year. It is worth noting that an internet connection will be required to use the service, since the songs are streamed over the internet, as opposed to played from a disc or hard drive like the ones that come with the base game.

4/7 The Controller Options

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Just Dance 2022 is a rhythm game and as such, the game is played primarily through motion controls. This means that PlayStation players would want to have a PlayStation Camera handy, while Nintendo Switch players will need to use their left or right joy-cons. Players on the former can take advantage of the peripheral's more accurate, full-body tracking.

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Xbox Series S and X players on the other hand might have to fish out their old Kinect sensor bars to join in on the fun, because not only does the game not offer support for traditional controllers, it also doesn't allow them to use any other type of camera. Thankfully, all versions can also be played with a compatible smartphone, using the Just Dance Controller app available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Though it is worth noting that Nintendo Switch users will still require a joy-con to get past the game's start screen, even if they intend to use their smartphones to play during the actual songs and dance routines.

3/7 The Different Modes

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Just Dance 2022 has no shortage of game modes available for players to choose from, which can be quite daunting for newbies. The good news though is that it gives an option to dive right in with a randomized playlist in the Quickplay Mode. For anyone looking to explore the other available options, the game has quite a few.

There is the Co-op Mode, where up to six players can play together locally, using supported peripherals and smartphones. Then there is the World Dance Floor, where you can play with other players around the world in a tournament-styled competition. Sweat Mode is geared towards fitness buffs, and it lets you start your own routine and track the calories burnt along the way. And then there is the Kids Mode, which, as the name suggests, is geared towards children with family-friendly songs and simpler routines.

2/7 Song Difficulty

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As was the case with previous entries in the series, Just Dance 2022 has a number of songs for players to choose from. But not all of those songs are created equally. Parents will be pleased to know that younger players have a kid-friendly playlist of songs with simplified dance routines that shouldn't cause them too much frustration.

But for everyone else, they might want to be mindful of their chosen song's difficulty, which can be seen on the song selection screen. There are alternative dance routines for some of the songs that turn them into full-blown workouts, so it is best to avoid them until you are ready to break a sweat. Those looking for an even greater challenge can also unlock an extreme mode on certain songs once they've racked up enough points, which can effectively turn a previously-mastered song into a gauntlet of skill and endurance.

1/7 Practice Makes Perfect

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The key to mastery in Just Dance 2022 comes with taking the time to learn the various dance routines. The good news is that most of them have repeating movements that are generally easy to follow. But knowing when to expect them can be quite tricky the first time around.

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This is where practice comes in, as you'll grow more familiar with the ebb and flow of each song and its routine the more times you go over them. There is no shortcut to putting in that practice, unfortunately, at least if you intend to stop flailing about awkwardly each time you miss another move which you should have seen coming a mile away. Acquiring the skills needed to dance to each song like one of the pros is relatively straightforward, you'll just need to put in the time and effort.

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FAQs

What do you need to play Just Dance 2022? ›

Just Dance 2022 is a rhythm game and as such, the game is played primarily through motion controls. This means that PlayStation players would want to have a PlayStation Camera handy, while Nintendo Switch players will need to use their left or right joy-cons.

Why is Just Dance 2022 18+? ›

Just Dance 2022 is the first game to be rated 18+ in Russia instead of the usual 0+, most likely due to the inclusion of Todrick Hall and the not-so LGBTQ+ community-friendly environment in said country.

Is Just Dance 2022 appropriate? ›

The game also strikes a good balance in distributing challenging choreography and accessible dances for non-dancers. An absolutely charming and necessary feature in "Just Dance 2022" was the "kid's mode," a collection of simple, appropriate and narrative-driven dances tailored toward younger kids.

What is the difference between Just Dance 2022 and just dance 2022 Ultimate Edition? ›

Just Dance® 2022, the ultimate dance game, is back with new environments and 40 hot new tracks from chart-topping hits! The Ultimate Edition includes a 13-month free trial of Just Dance® Unlimited with 700+ bonus tracks to keep you dancing!

Is Just Dance a good workout to lose weight? ›

All forms of dancing can help you lose weight. Any activity that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat can help you burn calories, and Just Dance is no exception. As a rough estimate, if you weigh 180 pounds and get down with some fast ballet or twist dancing for 30 minutes, you could burn around 251 calories.

Is Just Dance good exercise? ›

Doing 30 minutes of the game burns roughly 200 calories – bump your playtime up to an hour and you're looking at burning a whopping 400 calories playing a fun video game that doesn't even feel like working out.

Is Just Dance 2023 the last? ›

Just Dance 2023 Edition (also known in-game as Just Dance) is the fourteenth game in the main Just Dance series. It is the final annual game as all future releases will be added through updates. The game was revealed on September 10, 2022, as part of Ubisoft Forward.

Can you play older songs on Just Dance 2022? ›

For players who may want to revisit older title's songs, like Just Dance 2021's K/DA, those can still be accessed in the new version with a subscription to Ubisoft's Just Dance Unlimited.

Will there be just dance 2023? ›

Just Dance 2023 Edition was also initially set to be released for Stadia, however, Stadia was announced to be shutting down on January 18, 2023, thus cancelling the Stadia version of the game.
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Just Dance 2023 Edition
ReleaseNovember 22, 2022
Genre(s)Music
Mode(s)Single-player Multiplayer
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What age group is Just Dance for? ›

The "regular" game is probably more appropriate for the PG-13 crowd, with some (but certainly not all) dance moves and lyrics not appropriate for young kids.

What is the age limit for Just Dance? ›

Age Rating for Just Dance

That accounts for the Mild Suggestive Themes descriptor. The game is rated E-10+ because it contains some songs with expletives (e.g., "a*s") and suggestive or crude content (e.g., "You're a womanizer," "She spent her twenties between the sheets," and a "PMS" insult).

Which Just Dance is better? ›

If so, I think Just Dance 2022 is the best one so far, and the one you should buy, not only because of its improved choreographies and inclusion of half a dozen songs I love, but because it does feel more visually impressive and polished than any other Just Dance I've played. Also, make sure to grab it on the Switch.

Is Just Dance 2022 the last game? ›

This is the final installment released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia (before its closure on January 18, 2023), the final installment to support PlayStation Move and camera devices and the last known game overall to support Kinect.

How many calories do you burn doing Just Dance for 30 minutes? ›

In fact, 30 Minutes of Just Dance burns roughly 200 calories, depending on many factors such as your body weight, muscle content (with more muscle you expend at a higher rate), gender, and metabolism. How many calories does each song on Just Dance burn?

How long should a person dance to lose weight? ›

If your goal is to lose weight, aim for more than 150 minutes of moderate intensity dance or 75 minutes of high-intensity dance each week.

How can I lose my stomach fat? ›

To battle belly fat:
  1. Eat a healthy diet. Focus on plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and choose lean sources of protein and low-fat dairy products. ...
  2. Replace sugary beverages. ...
  3. Keep portion sizes in check. ...
  4. Include physical activity in your daily routine.

Does dancing burn belly fat? ›

Not many people know that dancing can serve as a calorie-burning aerobic exercise that helps toning your belly. Opt for dancing classes if you hate to go to the gym or walk on a treadmill! Latin dance forms like Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rumba and Reggaetón are ideal for trimming belly fat.

Can Just Dance build muscle? ›

Moving along with the game's songs burns calories and the bodyweight exercises help you build muscle and tone; it all makes for an excellent workout.

Can you get abs from just dancing? ›

Like any other form of cardiovascular exercise, dance can help whittle your waist and build your stomach muscles, though you'll lose weight from your entire body and not solely from your midsection.

Will BTS be on Just Dance? ›

BTS has joined the new Era of Just Dance 2023. The New Edition of Just Dance confirmed the addition of 40 new tracks on Sunday, September 11, 2022, with more tracks to be added in the future. The track list also had the group's hit track Dynamite.

Does Just Dance 2022 include all songs? ›

Just Dance 2022 will include 43 songs in total (not including the hundreds of bonus tracks you can play if you're subscribed to the Just Dance Unlimited service) and we've got the full list for you below. You can also catch a quick snippet of each song in the brand new trailer above.

What songs will be in Just Dance 2023? ›

Full song list for Just Dance 2023 (so far)
  • As It Was – Harry Styles.
  • Boy With Luv – BTS ft. Halsey.
  • Bring Me To Life – Evanescence.
  • Can't Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake.
  • Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six.
  • Disco Inferno – The Trammps.
  • Driver's License – Olivia Rodrigo.
  • Dynamite – BTS.
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Do I have to buy Just Dance every year? ›

A: You will need to pay for the Just Dance Unlimited Subscription once your free trial included with the Ultimate Edition of the game has run out. A: You can continuously purchase the Just Dance Unlimited subscription for the version of the game you purchased.

How do you get Just Dance Unlimited for free? ›

To access your free trial of Just Dance Unlimited: • Link your Ubisoft account with your console account. Launch Just Dance 2022. If you are online when you launch the game, you will recieve a prompt to unlock your free trial.

How do you get unlimited songs on Just Dance 2022? ›

Launch Just Dance 2022. If you are online and using your primary console, you will receive a prompt to unlock your free trial when you launch the game. Should you launch the game offline, you will recieve the prompt once you select a song that is part of the Just Dance Unlimited catalogue.

Can you shuffle Just Dance 2022? ›

There is the option to use the game's controllers or the Just Dance controller app. 'Just Dance 2022' includes other classic features like “Just Sweat,” where the player is able to play more extreme versions of the dances, and a “QuickPlay” option where all songs are shuffled and put back to back.

What is the Just Dance Unlimited? ›

Product Description. Just Dance® Unlimited is an online streaming service that grants you access to a catalog of more than 700 tracks playable via Just Dance® 2022, and more than 400 tracks playable via Just Dance® 2021, Just Dance® 2020 and Just Dance® 2019, for the duration of your subscription.

Can you use your phone in Just Dance 2022? ›

No problem! The Just Dance® Controller app scores your dance moves and allows you to navigate your Just Dance® game simply by using your smartphone. No other camera or additional accessories are required - just keep your smartphone in your right hand while dancing to let the app track your awesome moves!

Can you play Just Dance sitting? ›

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.

Is Just Dance kid friendly? ›

With a HUGE selection of their favorite songs, crazy dances, and all-new kid-friendly gameplay, children of all ages can Just Dance along with the rest of the family!

Can a 12 year old play Just Cause 4? ›

As for sexual content, there is none. Literally nothing sexual can be found in this game. So finally, I must say Just Cause 4 is suitable for teens as well as children over 12.

Can you play Just Dance on TV? ›

Android TV: You can play Just Dance Now on Android TV using the officially supported Puffin Browser.

Does Just Dance need a camera? ›

For the past two iterations, Just Dance doesn't require you to play with a camera module attached to your console to play the game. Although, in my opinion, playing with a dedicated console camera optimizes the experience a whole lot!

Does Just Dance Unlimited expire? ›

Please note that subscriptions are linked to the account you activate them on and allow cross-platform content sharing depending on your platform. When your Just Dance Unlimited pass expires, you will no longer have access to the Unlimited content or the unlocked avatars.

What are the most fun just dances? ›

Just Dance 2022: 13 Most Fun Songs To Dance To
  • 8/13 Pop/Stars.
  • 7/13 My Way.
  • 6/13 Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
  • 5/13 Kiss Me More.
  • 4/13 Break My Heart.
  • 3/13 Good 4 U.
  • 2/13 Mr. Blue Sky.
  • 1/13 Levitating.
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Which Just Dance sold the most? ›

1/6 Just Dance - Released 2009

It sold over 4.3 million copies and became known as one of the best multiplayer games out there. The soundtrack may be the most limited of all of the games but it's still one of the best. The game has classic hit songs that let you embody your favorite stars.

Why does just dance now have coins? ›

Only a certain amount of coins will be refilled, as coins are here to let you test the game before purchasing a VIP Pass.

Should you stretch before Just Dance? ›

Whenever you are dancing, you always want to be sure to stretch your muscles first. This will help you improve your posture and flexibility while dancing, which prevents injury. At our dance studio in Altamonte Springs, FL, we encourage all our dancers to stretch before they start dancing.

How much does a Just Dance dancer get paid? ›

Just Dance Inc pays an average salary of $292,679 and salaries range from a low of $258,515 to a high of $332,364. Individual salaries will, of course, vary depending on the job, department, location, as well as the individual skills and education of each employee.

Is Just Dance 2023 free? ›

Just Dance 2023 Edition includes a one-month free trial of Just Dance®+ *Additional content made available on a rolling basis for a limited time during the 12 months following launch of the game; download required.

Which Just Dance has unlimited songs? ›

Product Description. Just Dance® Unlimited is an online streaming service that grants you access to a catalog of more than 700 tracks playable via Just Dance® 2022, and more than 400 tracks playable via Just Dance® 2021, Just Dance® 2020 and Just Dance® 2019, for the duration of your subscription.

Is Just Dance Unlimited just Mario? ›

A Beta version of the remake can be found in the Just Dance Unlimited files.

Is Just Dance 2022 worth it? ›

Just Dance 2022 is okay. It's more of the same with some cool new tracks, a slick and smooth experience overall that plays it safe and works just fine as a result.

Does Just Dance 2022 require camera? ›

Just Dance 2022 is a rhythm game and as such, the game is played primarily through motion controls. This means that PlayStation players would want to have a PlayStation Camera handy, while Nintendo Switch players will need to use their left or right joy-cons.

Can you play Just Dance 2022 with a phone? ›

Play the world's favorite dance video game without a videogame console! All it takes to turn any room into a crazy dancefloor is an internet-connected screen and a smartphone to use as a controller! Experiencing the fantastic world of Just Dance has never been so easy and fun!

What do I need to play Just Dance? ›

You need: The Just Dance Now App on your smartphone that will be used as a controller. An internet-connected screen (such as your PC, Mac, tablet, Apple TV, or a TV with a casting device)

Can I play Just Dance 2022 without internet? ›

Just Dance 2022 requires players to subscribe to play songs on its service. There are, however, four songs in the game that require the Internet but are free to use.

Do you need a camera to play Just Dance 2022 on the PlayStation? ›

This could be a little disappointing for gamers with powerful new-gen consoles, but it appears Just Dance 2022 doesn't support any camera sensors for PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. Those with Kinect for Xbox One or the PlayStation Camera for PS4 are in luck, however.

Can I play Just Dance without camera? ›

For the past two iterations, Just Dance doesn't require you to play with a camera module attached to your console to play the game. Although, in my opinion, playing with a dedicated console camera optimizes the experience a whole lot!

Does Just Dance Switch need a camera? ›

A: You do not need a camera for Just Dance 2023. All you need are Nintendo Joy-cons or the Just Dance Controller application on a mobile device.

Does Just Dance include all songs? ›

Search. A: Hello, You get access to about 500+ Songs. This means songs that have been selected from Just Dances from all the way back to the very first Just Dance. This means, that there will be songs missing from the old Just Dances.

Is Just Dance Unlimited free? ›

1 MONTH FREE TRIAL

A free 1-month trail of Just Dance Unlimited is included with every copy of Just Dance 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One.

Is Just Dance Now free? ›

Your friends and family can dance with you by downloading the free Just Dance Now app on their smartphones.

Can you play Just Dance without Move controllers? ›

Search. A: The smartphone app used to track your movements in-game is called the Just Dance Controller. A: The move controllers are not required, but they are compatible with this PS4 version. The PS4 version of Just Dance 2021 is compatible with both PS move controllers, PS camera, and smart phones.

What controllers can you use for Just Dance 2022? ›

Below is a list of officially supported peripherals for each platform:Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch Joy-Cons. Just Dance Controller App​. PlayStation 4DualShock 4 Controller (Menu navigation). PlayStation Move Controller.

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