Dance Central (series)

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Dance Central
Dance Central logo.png
Genres Rhythm, Exercise
Developers Harmonix
Publishers MTV Games
Platforms Xbox 360, Xbox One
First release Dance Central
Latest release Dance Central Spotlight
Official website

Dance Central is a music video game series for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One that uses the Kinect motion peripheral. It competes with Ubisoft's Just Dance game series and all four games were developed by Harmonix, creators of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises.


Dance Central[edit]

Main article: Dance Central

Dance Central is a music video game for the Xbox 360 that uses the Kinect motion peripheral. The game was developed by Harmonix, creators of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, and is a launch title for Kinect. Dance Central was officially announced at E3 2010 and later released in October 2010.

Dance Central 2[edit]

Main article: Dance Central 2

Dance Central 2 is a dance video game developed by Harmonix for the Xbox 360 Kinect. The game is the sequel to Dance Central. Dance Central 2 was officially announced at E3 2011 during Microsoft's press conference. A sequel titled Dance Central 3 was officially announced at E3 2012 and was released later in the year.

Dance Central 3[edit]

Main article: Dance Central 3

Dance Central 3 is a music video game developed and published by Harmonix and co-developed by Backbone Entertainment. It was announced at E3 2012 during Microsoft's press conference. The game was released on October 16, 2012 in North & Latin America, & on October 19, 2012 in Europe, Asia, Australia, & Japan.

Dance Central Spotlight[edit]

Dance Central Spotlight was announced at E3 2014 as an Xbox One exclusive, and was released on September 2, 2014, and also on the Xbox 360 later. Unlike previous installments, it will be distributed digitally via Xbox Games Store; the initial purchase will include 10 songs, with additional songs available as downloadable content on a weekly basis. For Spotlight, Harmonix has emphasized quicker production of DLC for Spotlight, with a goal of having new DLC songs be released while they are still on music charts.[1][2]

List of announced songs[edit]

Song Artist Decade
Counting Stars OneRepublic 2010s
#thatPOWER ft. Justin Bieber 2010s
Diamonds Rihanna 2010s
Happy Pharrell Williams 2010s
I Wish Cher Lloyd ft. T.I. 2010s
Royals Lorde 2010s
Show Me Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown 2010s
Talk Dirty Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz 2010s
Titanium David Guetta ft. Sia 2010s
Wake Me Up Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc 2010s
Song Artist Decade
A Little Respect Erasure 1980s
Ain't It Fun Paramore 2010s
All of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix [Radio Edit]) John Legend 2010s
Am I Wrong Nico & Vinz 2010s
Applause Lady Gaga 2010s
Bailando Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona 2010s
Come & Get It Selena Gomez 2010s
Creep TLC 1990s
Heart Attack Demi Lovato 2010s
Here Comes the Hotstepper Ini Kamoze 1990s
I Love It Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX 2010s
I Need Your Love Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding 2010s
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) Ne-Yo 2010s
Little Talks Of Monsters and Men 2010s
Love Shack The B-52s 1980s
Maps Maroon 5 2010s
Next to Me Emeli Sandé 2010s
One More Night Maroon 5 2010s
Pompeii Bastille 2010s
Problem Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea 2010s
Safe and Sound Capital Cities 2010s
Scream & Shout ft. Britney Spears 2010s
Summer Calvin Harris 2010s
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) Lana Del Rey 2010s
Take On Me a-ha 1980s
The Way Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller 2010s
Turn Down For What DJ Snake & Lil Jon 2010s


  1. ^ "Harmonix shines the Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One (interview)". VentureBeat. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dance Central Spotlight dated, will cost $10". CVG. Future plc. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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