How to get energetic on just dance 4
Intense Dances For Home Workouts
The Nintendo Switch has opened the door this year once again to home-based workout games, with the mega-success of Ring Fit Adventure and similar games. There are a number of options now across all platforms to get you sweating without giving up on precious gaming time. While dancing games are different from exercise games, they technically accomplish the same thing: you're both gaming and moving.
The Just Dance series is the spiritual successor to the classic arcade game Dance Dance Revolution, and it has been around for over a decade across multiple platforms. With the release of Just Dance Now for cell phones, it joins the ranks of mobile exercise games and is more accessible than ever. Just Dance Unlimited offers a staggering amount of song options - over 500 in fact - that can be a little overwhelming to sort through. If you're just starting out, and are using the game to get in a little home workout, here are some great tunes that will get you moving in a hurry.
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Updated April 15, 2022, by Michael Abayomi: The Just Dance games continue to prove their utility beyond being fun party games. They also allow players to get some cardio done with some of the games even featuring dedicated workout modes. This is why many have taken to seeking out the hardest Just Dance songs to challenge themselves with. So if you're looking for the ultimate Just Dance workout playlist, then rejoice because we've added two more songs to ours.
12/12 All You Gotta Do (Is Just Dance) By The Just Dance Band
Featured in Just Dance 2018, "All You Gotta Do" is the first song by the eponymous "Just Dance Band." It is a simple pop song that is paired with a straightforward routine and its clean moves might look easy enough to the unintiated.
The lyrics encourage players to "just dance" while its catchy grooves and earworm melodies propel them to do so, but don't let that fool you into thinking you won't be working up a sweat while you are at it.
11/12 Dharma (Fight Version) By Headhunterz & KSHMR
As though the original routine wasn't enough of a workout already, the Fighter Version of Dharma by Headhunterz & KSHMR takes the EDM song's dance routine to the next level.
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The routine is inspired by old martial arts films, and as such, has players performing moves that mimic the ones done by the various kung fu masters. So while we'd like to advise you to avoid smacking your dance partner in the face during the routine, chances are you'll both be too busy trying not to topple over from the complexity of some of its moves.
10/12 Juice By Lizzo
Lizzo's Juice leans into the home workout aspect of Just Dance, both aesthetically and aerobically. It features a trio of dancers decked out in workout gear inspired by the '80s fitness craze: all sweatbands, leotards, and neon. Pro-tip: following the middle dancer gets you the best workout.
The dance moves involve a lot of stylized stretching, so it might make for a good warm-up or cool-down number. But the constant bouncing to this upbeat tune still makes it a decent little cardio number as well.
9/12 Que Tire Pa Lante By Daddy Yankee
Que Tire Pa Lante has a laid-back beat and frantic vocals, giving it both fun and frenetic vibes that are perfect for a workout. The design features four wrestlers in bright costumes, dancing around a ring, so this is the perfect way to rope your cohabitors into working out with you.
The choreography mimics the music; there isn't a lot of crazy leaping around, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a low-energy dance. This dance will have you in a squat most of the time, and the constant mini-movements will have your leg muscles burning by the end.
8/12 Paca Dance By The Just Dance Band
Paca Dance is one of the few original songs created especially for the Just Dance series, and while it might be a little basic, it's incredibly catchy and high energy — perfect for a home workout.
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Paca Dance features plenty of jumping, hand waving, and hair whips to get the blood pumping. This upbeat number will have you smiling while you sweat.
This classic by Kenny Loggins is happiness in a song, with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Footloose features a lot of very simple dance moves that require a lot of energy to perform for three-and-a-half minutes straight. In other words, it's the perfect song for when you don't want to think, and just want to move.
While this number won't be quite as hardcore a workout as Kevin Bacon's warehouse dance from the classic 80s movie, if you give the same amount of enthusiasm as the on-screen dancing office worker, it will definitely put you out of breath.
6/12 I Don't Feel Like Dancing By Scissor Sisters
This song is here for any fans of irony, and to honor those of us who hate exercising unless it's part of a videogame. I Don't Feel Like Dancing is the most cheerful and productive way of complaining while you work out, and the odd choice of background and character art will at least distract you from the ton of ski-jump moves peppered throughout this routine. This dance is definitely a workout.
Pro tip: learn the words, even if they don't exactly help with morale. If you're not out of breath by the end of this song, you haven't been singing along.
5/12 Don't Stop Me Now By Queen
Everyone needs a little more Freddie Mercury in their life. This song features a dancer wearing what looks like an amalgamation of a number of Freddy's stage costumes (with a little David Bowie-style face painting thrown in). The background adds to the psychedelic feel, as you dance through fields of giant broccoli and cabbages and are serenaded by floating animals.
The dramatic and inventive feel of Queen's music and the art in this song are also reflected in the dance moves — you'll be doing some classic musical theater box stepping in-between leaping lunges and dramatic hand waving.
4/12 Gangnam Style By Psy
Just Dance has added some truly great new K-Pop tunes with the 2021 version, including Feel Special by Twice, and Ice Cream by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez. But you can't go wrong with a classic, and Gangnam Style by Psy will have you pumped up through those iconic dance moves.
The giddy-up move might not exactly be trendy anymore, but home workouts, far away from judging eyes, are the perfect place to break them out. These classic moves will certainly help work up a sweat.
3/12 Break Free By Ariana Grande
Break Free is only rated as a Moderate level in Just Dance's sweat mode, and the dance moves are simple enough to learn (although surprisingly hard to get exactly right). But whoever rated it that easy underestimated the power of Ariana Grande to get a person moving.
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The backdrop and costume of the song are done in traditional American superhero comics style and the punchy colors and Batman-style onomatopoeia (POW!) encourage you to dance all out. The choreography involves a lot of large movements that get you feeling the cardio, but this modern classic song is so fun you won't even notice you're sweating.
2/12 Beware Of The Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) By Panjabi MC
Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) is a banger of a bhangra song. It has a bit of a 90s hip-hop vibe to it that Just Dance leans into with some retro, neon graffiti in the backdrop. The song features a quartet of dancers, decked out in sportswear with influences from traditional Indian clothing.
The moves will have you leaping non-stop and works both arms and legs simultaneously, making for a great, heart-racing workout.
1/12 Rasputin By Boney M.
Rasputin is a song with a semi-historical, semi-legendary foundation to its lyrics. It tells the tale of the self-professed mystic, holy man, and healer, the Russian man Rasputin, and his affiliation with the Czar Nicolai Romanov (or mostly, according to the song, his wife, Alexandra). The song features a man in traditional Russian garb, dancing in front of a wintry background.
The dance moves are simple and hardly ever off the beat, making this song almost like a rhythm game. They are repetitive enough to get down on the first or second try - with the key phrase being "get down." This track features a heck of a lot of a move that involves squatting to the ground and kicking out a leg, then jumping back up. If you've skipped leg day, this song is for you.
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Exercising with Just Dance | Superprof
When talking about exercising at home, Just Dance rarely gets mentioned even though it’s a pretty good way to get the blood pumping.
You can easily burn calories by dancing. However, it’s not always obvious what you should be doing, especially without a coach. This is why games like Just Dance can help as you’ll be guided through what you need to do.
In this article, Superprof is looking at how the Just Dance series of video games can help you to exercise. You’ll see how you can improve your stamina, lose weight, and tone muscle, just by playing the game regularly.
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Just Dance: A Global Success
Usually, if you want to practise dancing, you may have to attend classes in a gym or dance academy or get private tutorials from a tutor. However, in times such as a global pandemic, you mightn’t be able to do that.No matter which console you use, you can probably play Just Dance on it. (Source: IGDB)
Games like Ubisoft’s Just Dance series can provide a solution. Since the first game in the series was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2009, players have been shaking their bums and dancing along to the most popular songs in the world from the comfort of their own home.
Since the original release on the Nintendo Wii, the series has seen releases on many different platforms:
- Wii U
- Playstation 3
- Playstation 4
- Playstation 5
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X/S
- Nintendo Switch
The gameplay is generally the same regardless of the platform. You’ll be dancing by replicating the movements shown to you on the screen. On the Switch, you use the Joy-Cons (controllers).
Since its launch in 2009, Just Dance has become the #1 dancing video game and the best way for families and friends to dance together.
Just Dance 2021 was released in November of 2020 and is the first in the series not to be released on the Nintendo Wii. While available on various platforms, we’d recommend playing it on the Switch. Part of Just Dance’s success is its soundtrack with popular music across several decades and genres of music.
Here are some examples of the music in the game:
This simple activity could become a very addictive pastime.
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Is Just Dance Really Exercise?
Can Just Dance be a good work out?
The best thing about Just Dance is that you can play on your own or multiplayer with friends or family.As long as you pick an energetic song, you'll burn a good amount of calories. (Source: IGDB)
Let’s make one thing clear, though. Just Dance probably won’t teach you how to dance. However, it’s a great way to burn calories and lose weight. When done regularly, you can burn a lot of calories.
Just Dance could act as a warm-up for your regular exercises or a decent exercise session in its own right. To get the most out of each session, you have to get moving, though.
The most interesting option is probably the Sweat mode which is designed to get you moving and, you guessed it, break a sweat.
There are also co-op and online modes so you can play with others. In some cases, it might be worthwhile having someone else there with you for motivation.
Of course, some songs are more difficult than others or require you to move more. The trickiest include:
- Without Me - Eminem
- Kick It - NCT 127
- Buscando - GTA and Jenn Morel
- Yameen Yasar - DJ Absi
- Animals - Martin Garrix
- Rasputin - Boney M
- Ice Cream - BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez
- Magenta Riddim - DJ Snake
- Scream & Shout - will. i.am ft. Britney Spears)
- Fancy Footwork - Chromeo
You don’t need to play on the hardest difficulty setting to enjoy the benefits as long as you’re moving around energetically as some of the moves can be quite tricky after all. Just look for the extreme version of Feel Special by TWICE to see what we mean.
At this point, you’re bound to burn a few calories. Of course, you need to do more than just 3 minutes of dancing. Fortunately, there are plenty of songs for you to go through.
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The Advantages of (Just) Dancing to Lose Weight
We’ve already said that dancing isn’t something you can take lightly. You’ll work out several muscle groups by moving around but if you take shortcuts, you won’t enjoy any of the benefits.It's much easier to keep exercising when you're enjoying yourself. (Source: IGDB)
Just Dance, when played enthusiastically, will help you to tone muscles in your upper and lower body. After all, your whole body is involved when you dance and the energy required will help you burn fat, too.
The benefits of dancing include:
- Working on your balance and coordination
- Losing weight by burning fat
- Training muscle tissue
- Improving your stamina
- Boosting your mood
Don’t underestimate the benefits of dancing when compared to other sports; just look at Zumba. The same is true for Just Dance and other games like Ring Fit Adventure, which we recommend you play, too.
If you’re looking to lose weight or get in shape, just dance! If you’re just getting started, you’ll probably enjoy how little equipment this activity requires.
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Getting the Most Out of Each Session
“The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” - Amit Kalantri
If you’ve decided to exercise with Just Dance, you’ll want to get the most out of every minute you spend doing it. There’s no point in playing Just Dance for a few minutes at a time as you won’t see any benefits.With games like Just Dance, you can exercise while having fun. (Source: IGDB)
Additionally, you’ll need to watch what you eat. There are two parts to a healthy lifestyle: diet and exercise so you can’t just exercise and eat food that’s bad for you.
Your surroundings play an important role, too, as you want somewhere with enough space to play and no risk of injury. It’s also a good idea to warm up before you do any complicated exercises or moves.
If you’re not comfortable doing a song on the most difficult setting, don’t. Start with easier modes and less strenuous songs as this can help keep you motivated. Some YouTubers’ve made compilations and playlists of songs that you could follow to get a complete workout.
If you’re looking to lose weight and have a games console like the Nintendo Switch, you may want to pick up Just Dance.
Now you should know a little more about using games like Just Dance to lose weight. To learn more about other video games that could be good for your health, check out our other articles.
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You can also get private coaching from the tutors on Superprof.
Generally, tutorials are offered face-to-face or online to individuals or groups. Each type of training and tuition has its pros and cons so think carefully about which one would be right for you, your level, your fitness goals, and your budget.
Face-to-face fitness instructors can tailor each session to you and your level to ensure that you get the most out of every activity you do. Usually, this type of coaching is more costly than the others as you're paying for the tutor's time in and out of the sessions as well as the time and money they have to spend to get to you. Of course, with every minute focusing on you, this type of training is also the most cost-effective.
Group training sessions are great for those on a budget as you can spread out the cost of the instructor's time since every member of the class will be paying for the session. While this means that you won't be able to enjoy sessions that are tailored just to you, there will be other participants there and it can be motivating to exercise with others, especially if they're of a similar fitness level.
Thanks to the internet, online personal training sessions are also available. Much like with video games, your trainer will be behind a screen. Since they don't have to travel to their customers, they usually charge less as they don't have to worry about travel costs and can also schedule more sessions each week due to the time saved by not travelling.
Remember that a lot of the tutors and personal trainers on Superprof offer the first lesson or session for free. You can use these free sessions to try out several different fitness instructors or tutors before deciding on which one is right for you. With personal training, it's really important that you like your instructor and get on well with them as you'll be much more willing to do the strenuous exercises they want you to do.
Just Dance Tournament - Institute of History and International Relations
On January 26, the first Just Dance tournament of the Institute of History and International Relations in 2022 was held at the site of the Youth Coworking Space "Yozh" at Maxim Gorky, 63a. The organizer was the cultural organizer of IIMO Daria Mezentseva with the assistance of the student administration of the institute.
Just Dance is one of the most favorite events among the students of our institute. And this is no accident, because it is here that they can demonstrate their dancing skills, have great fun, have a good rest, recharge with positive energy and, of course, compete for the title of the best dancers of IIMO. 5 teams took part in the tournament:
"Team of Maxim Panarin";
Each of them went through three rounds, which became more difficult each time.
It all started with a small training session, during which all the teams were able to warm up before the real tournament. The first round was the traditional "easy" level. Here, the participants did not have any particular difficulties, since they easily coped with the presented dances and performed all the movements with amazing accuracy.
The second round of the slightly higher "Medium" level was less easy than the previous one. The choreography, complicated by sophisticated movements, sometimes caused difficulties, but the participants managed to cope this time and earn really high scores.
"Extreme" was the final round. This time the guys had to give everything to the maximum and show such complex movements as, for example, the bottom break. Not all participants managed to cope with these dance elements, however, the most persistent ones adequately demonstrated their skills in the last stage and showed their “class”!
After the end of the main program, the students were in for a surprise - a dance from the organizers, which the participants could choose themselves. The student administration showed their skills and charged the guys with great energy. "What can you prove?" - you ask? And we will be happy to answer: while the organizers were counting the votes, the teams managed to dance a few more times. And we are more than sure that even this was not enough for our guys! Based on the results of all tests, three winners were determined who scored the most points. So, the third place was taken by the Simpatyagi team; the second place went to the Cactus Jack team;
Finally, the lovely ladies from the “Kissy Missy” team became the winners of the first IIMO dance tournament in 2022! All participants were awarded diplomas for prizes and participation, as well as, according to the good old tradition, merch with the symbols of IIMO. And our cool winners also received a big and tasty pizza as a gift.
Polina Drozdova, 1st year student in history, captain of the winning team:
“Just Dance is an event that all students of our institute have already fallen in love with. It is for this reason that the decision to participate was made immediately after the announcement. Having assembled the team, we chose a name for a long time, but in the end we unanimously decided in favor of the most interesting and intriguing — Kissy Missy. The event, despite some difficulties at the very beginning, was held at the highest level! The organizers prepared a variety of dances for the children to their favorite songs, so each team was satisfied (and we, of course, too). We all received a charge of positive emotions for the week ahead, for which we are very grateful to our student administration. Most of all, I remember the last round, as the dance that we got in it turned out to be the most difficult and energy-consuming. However, despite this, we managed, earning a lot of points for the team standings. I will definitely participate again, because for me Just Dance is not just a way to diversify my physical activity, but also to chat with friends, meet students of our institute and have fun! I would also like to note that I really liked the edible prize, because it is always super! Especially after the wild dances. "
Alina Kovalenko, 1st year student in international relations, member of the Let's rock team:
“That was cool! I really love dancing, and when you dance with friends, it's doubly nice. Of course, there was also a spirit of rivalry, but the complex ligaments that everyone tried to repeat significantly relieved the situation. Rhythmic music and smiles on faces are all you need for a good evening. Most of all I remember the last round, because your prize-winning place always depends on it. Will the last push turn into a terrible fall? All in your hands. I would definitely take part in such a tournament again, as such events really help to unite, plus there is always an incentive in the form of pleasant and useful prizes.”
Polina Kopylenko, Head of the IIME Student Administration, told us about the organization process and explained some “behind the scenes” moments:
decided which rounds we would organize and what prizes we would award the winners with. On the day of the event, having specially arrived in advance, we prepared the equipment and premises for the event. This is how the organization went. In the future, of course, it is worth making such tournaments permanent and even seasonal, for example, the spring and autumn tournaments. After all, such events are always very fun and hot, and, of course, the best memories remain about them!”
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Phone: +7 (983) 223-07-08
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