How to have an awesome dance party
8 Great Dance Party Ideas for Your Next Gathering
Does the thought of even just 15 people in your home make you nervous and overwhelmed? When you’re limited on space, hosting a killer party or even a modest gathering of friends can seem impossible. But no matter where you live, you should always have a chance to celebrate and Peerspace makes parties a reality for everyone. It’s the Airbnb of event venues that can help hosts with budgets of every size find a stellar place to host a party. So even if you’re the proud owner of a studio apartment, dance party ideas are still in your cards.
There are spacious venues available for rent by the hour in towns and cities across the globe, with more being added all the time. Just search your location and use filters to narrow the results, like pools, fire pits, and rooftops, for example. Then, check each space’s listing to discover high-def photos, detailed descriptions by the local hosts, reviews from past renters, and upfront pricing. Ahead, we’ll include photos from real Peerspace venues that you can book today to match our dance party ideas. You know, just so you know what’s possible!
Once you’ve booked a place, just add music for an awesome dance party! And if your incredible venue choice just happens to lack for anything, contact the Concierge service. These events and logistics pros can source what you need, like catering, a DJ, bar staff, etc., and bring it to you at your venue. So what are you waiting for? Check out what type of dance party venues are near you on Peerspace and utilize these dance party ideas that will make your next gathering a blast.
1. Give your dance party a themeSource: Peerspace
Choosing a theme for your dance party will make the rest of the planning a breeze because a theme will be your party template. Great dance party themes are a decades theme (the 1920s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s are all easy options), a tribute night where you play all the best hits from one prolific artist (Britney night, Beyonce night, etc. ) a regional music theme like Latin night, Broadway night, or even a classic dance movie theme (Step Up, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, and Saturday Night Fever).
Decorate your party space to match the theme, and curate a relevant playlist to go along with it. Learn a dance from a popular music video or movie for bonus host points and surprise your guests!
2. Light up the roomSource: Peerspace
Set the ambiance for your dance party with some dazzling light design. Disco balls, colored lights, and projections can turn any dark room into a fun nightclub. You can find affordable lights and projectors at a department or home improvement store, or you can rent some lighting from an event rental company.
Just be considerate and ask your guests if any of them are bothered by strobe lights or other effects before going too crazy with your lighting design. And when you book a Peerspace venue, ask the host about the lighting options ahead of time. There’s always the Concierge service to help you line up lighting and other gear. Though in all honesty, the Peerspace venue you choose place already be fully equipped with everything you need!
3. Hire a professional DJSource: Peerspace
It’s not a dance party without music, of course. But the source of the music makes all the difference. Give your dance party an upgrade! Instead of a simple Spotify playlist, consider hiring a DJ. Talent and event vendor directories like Gigsalad or The Bash can help you find a music master who can get everyone moving and grooving. Don’t have the time to browse a talent directory? This again is a place where the Concierge service can step in and do the heavy lifting for you! Ask your guests to come prepared with song requests in mind so that everyone can have a good time dancing to music they know.
4. Make a public playlistSource: Peerspace
For a party with a smaller budget in a smaller space, your personal playlist of the best dance hits will do just fine in place of a professional DJ. Make it a collaborative event by asking everyone in the invites to contribute to a public playlist. That way, everyone will get a chance to hear their favorites. You can include the link in the Facebook event for the dance party or send the link in email invites.
5. Rent a place with a dance floor on PeerspaceSource: Peerspace
No room in your house for everyone to get down without knocking over a lamp? No worries! Peerspace can help you find the perfect venue for your dance party with plenty of open floor space, like ballrooms, mansions, warehouses, and even nightclubs and lounges. You can even rent actual dance studios on Peerspace for a super-official dance party. Some venues even come equipped with audio-visual equipment, photo-ready lighting, and pianos!
Simply head to Peerspace, enter your location, and start browsing. You’re sure to find tons of incredible spaces you want to book! Narrow down the search by browsing amenities, features, and photos.
6. Dress up in costumesSource: Peerspace
Invite everyone to come to the party in themed costumes! Just remind your guests to make sure they can still move well in their attire of choice. Some great dance party ideas for costumes include superheroes, space, Star Wars, The Wiggles, or decades (see themes section of this list). Be sure to take loads of pictures of your costumed guests. And for an extra fun touch, host a costume contest at the party! Keep the prize within the theme, such as passes to Zumba gym classes, a record with some good dance music, or tickets to a couple’s dance class.
7. Host a dance marathon fundraiserSource: Peerspace
Gather lots of friends, pick a worthy cause, and dance the night away to raise funds! Universities and schools across the nation host dance marathons for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. You can adapt that fundraising model for any cause. Learn more about the movement here.
This dance party idea requires a lot more planning in advance than the rest of the ideas, but when you put the time in, you can create a fun, meaningful event that truly makes an impact. At the actual event, make sure to supply plenty of drinks to keep everyone hydrated. Display information about the cause you are fundraising for, so dancers will know where their sponsors’ donations are going. Create a special hashtag for the event and take lots of photos to share on social media, and tag the nonprofit organization in them. A dance party with a purpose can help drum up more support and donations, after all!
8. Party with an open barSource: Peerspace
Everyone knows alcohol is the best dance fuel. So supply your dance party guests with unlimited drinks. As long as you hire a licensed bartender through Gigsalad or another event vendor booking site, most Peerspace venues will allow alcohol to be served on the premises. Some Peerspace party places may even offer their own drink services as an add-on option. If not, contact the Concierge service for assistance booking local vendors. Just make sure the party space is safe for those who may get a little tipsy.
Bonus idea: take it to the roof!Source: Peerspace
Why not enjoy your dance party in the fresh air, under the stars? On Peerspace, you can find the perfect dance party venue that doubles as a rooftop venue. You can find locations with rooftop bars and DJ booths as well, so don’t worry about missing out on those dance party aspects. Many also include food and drink service and plenty of lounge seating. A rooftop dance party idea is a wonderful way to keep your guests safe while ensuring they still have a magical, moonlit time!
Dance party ideas come to life with PeerspaceSource: Peerspace
Take the dance party out of the nightclub and bring it to your next gathering. It’s easy to do when you have Peerspace by your side. Between the incredible venues you can book for as many hours as you like and the services of the Concierge, you can book the party of the century and barely lift a finger in the process. No matter what music you and your friends like to move to, you can create a rocking dance party where everyone will have a blast. These dance party ideas will give you all the inspiration you need to host the perfect shindig.
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5 Tips for an Epic Dance Party — Sound Insight
I hear brides and grooms say it all the time: “We want to have an incredible, amazing, unforgettable, epic dance party at our wedding!”
There is something ridiculously transcendent about being surrounded by all of your family and friends, drink in hand, dancing far into the night. Those are the kind of memories that last a lifetime. I am passionate about making that happen for couples.
Sometimes, with certain crowds, a dance party just “happens”. I’ve been in situations where I could probably just clap a beat into the microphone and everyone would hit the dance floor. More often than not, packed reception dance floors have to be planned. For most, it takes purposeful decision making. Consideration for all of the elements of a wedding celebration, and how they fit together will yield a powerful result. Couples should think about these 5 things to result in dance till you drop awesomeness.
FACTORS FOR A GREAT DANCE PARTY
5. Make your TIMELINE flow
A Timeline/Itinerary is the roadmap to your wedding reception. It’s the culmination of all your planning. Your timeline keeps all of the vendors, and guests, on the same page. A wedding coordinator’s job is to make sure everything you dreamed of for your big day actually happens. When couples work with me, I like to make sure that everything you dreamed of gets done in a way that builds up to an epic dance party. It’s a small difference on paper, but a huge difference in practice. Aren’t you more likely to dance if you’re in a happy, celebratory mood? Let’s do everything you can (without cheesy antics) to lead your guests right into the dance party!
*Keep interruptions to a minimum: After you and your new spouse are introduced into the room, it’s time for something else! Dinner, a first dance, a welcome from dad…anything! Otherwise, you and your guests will be standing around without anything to do. Once your guests sit down for dinner, let them eat. Having them try to watch a cake cutting or first dance while they are across the room chowing down on their meal can be frustrating for them. Once the dance floor opens, let people dance. Get all the formal stuff done early and don’t stop every fifteen minutes for toasts, the cake cutting, group pictures, or a bouquet toss. With a little bit of planning, it’s easy to structure a timeline around the evenings “must have elements” without feeling choppy.
*Keep guests informed: People like to know what’s going on! We live in an age where anything can be searched on your phone in seconds. Extend your guests the same courtesy, they’ll appreciate general knowledge of the timeline. You can have a sign with approximate times at the bar, or have the MC announce upcoming events. Every wedding I perform at, I walk around during dinner to each table and introduce myself. I share with your guests what they can expect during the evening. It is always very well received.
*Allow the timeline to be flexible. The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. When you’re creating your plan for the day, it’s easy to assign times for every little element. The reality is that trying to force a room full of people to adhere to a minute to minute schedule is nearly impossible. In the 10 years of working in the wedding industry, not even one wedding has ever followed the times in the itinerary perfectly. Some crowds eat faster and it’s acceptable to move everything up 10 minutes. Other times, just the opposite. You may want to talk to your aunt and uncle you haven’t seen in year for afew minutes longer, and we push back the cake cutting. All of this is good, and you should let it happen!
**Let someone manage the timeline for you - Hire a planner, a day-of coordinator, a great M, or even enlist a bossy friend. You need SOMEONE!! But not you, ok? You deserve to enjoy your day, without a watch on.
4. Open up the BAR
I once saw a sign once at a wedding that read: “Trust me, you CAN dance. - Sincerely, Vodka” If there’s on thing that I think every wedding should have, it’s alcohol. Most guests expect there to be some type of libations at a wedding reception, and we all know someone who needs a few before feeling comfortable enough to get out there and dance. The decision and ratio of beer, wine, and liquor is up to you. If you’re concerned with your guests overindulging, there are a lot of great, creative ways to naturally limit consumption.
3. Choose the right VENUE
There are a hundred reasons to choose a venue. It’s pretty, it’s close to the city, it’s a farm, it fits your guestlist, it looks like something you saw on pinterest, and the list goes on. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of those reasons. I should add that most people miss a large consideration: How well your venue function for your dance party.
The most conducive venues for dance parties keep your guests in the same space for dinner and dancing. Sure, it’s nice to have an outdoor patio with rocking chairs, an upstairs bar, or a Photo Booth in a separate room, but anything that takes your guests away from the dance floor is an obstacle.
Look for a venue where your guest count is on the high end of the room’s capacity (it will feel full, it will feel intimate, it will be awesome, I promise.) Consider a space that has a rectangular-ish layout to it for both dinner and dancing. There’s a great selection of venues that fit this description that have load of personality and charm. Keep your guests close, and you’ll be dancing till you drop!
2. Have engaging ENTERTAINMENT
I’m a DJ, but I’m not going to preach that having a DJ is the best choice for everyone. I was a live musician before learning how to mix on turntables. Pick the one that’s right for you and your vibe. Entertainers are not created equal, nor are they interchangeable - do your homework, and interview several choices (in person if possible). There are amazing DJs and bands, terrible DJs and bands, and a whole bunch in the middle. Choose an entertainer that can both bring the dance floor fire all with a professional, outgoing, friendly (but not cheesy) personality that you trust. Great entertainers can often trump the previous 3 things on the list by engaging the crowd and inspiring them to dance.
1. Get YOURSELF out there
Look to yourself. Do YOU love to dance? How about your fiance, friends, and family? Be honest with yourself. Fun people yield a fun party. If you aren’t interested in hitting the dance floor all night, you can’t expect your guests to boogie down without you. Your guests will follow your lead. If you and yours are gettin’ down, everyone else will too. The very best packed dance floors are focused on celebrating TOGETHER.
David Osborne is the owner/operator of Sound Insight Productions, a boutique influenced entertainment firm in Athens, GA. Check us online to see how incredible your wedding will be: http://www.soundinsightdj.com - Amazing Events for Amazing People.
What kind of parties can be held in a loft and how to have a cool party 🎂
A theme party is a way to create a different reality for yourself and your friends, move to any country and any era, be in the image of your favorite characters!
We give 45 bright ideas for loft parties and tell you how to easily host cool parties for adults and children.
Loft Parties for Adults
In this section we have collected the most interesting ideas for themed parties for adults. If you want to see free venues for a party on a specific date, fill out the search form. And if you need some cool music, be sure to check out Spotify for a selection of playlists created by DJs for Bash Today. Choose your favorite styles and directions and delight your guests with unbridled dance beats.
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Party in the Hawaiian style
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Pin-up style bachelorette party
Brazilian carnival-style party
How to organize a theme party so that guests and the birthday boy will definitely remember it? A cool idea is to arrange a real Brazilian carnival right in the loft! It is better to warn guests about the theme in advance so that they have time to prepare bright costumes. Girls can come to the party in multi-colored swimsuits decorated with feathers, rhinestones and sequins - they are all their own in the loft, and there will definitely not be sidelong glances. A suitable outfit for guys is swimming shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and sandals.
Pay special attention to music - it should be dynamic and incendiary, use exclusive tracks for the most atmospheric parties, created by the best DJs especially for Bash Today.
During the party, it would be great to have a master class in lambada or samba.
The Brazilian party menu includes tacos, tartlets, fruits and vegetables. For dessert, you can order a bright cake with an edible carnival mask in the pastry shop. According to tradition, a figurine of a child god is usually hidden inside the cake. The one who finds it in his piece will have good luck all year!
Goth Party is an easy way to throw a classy party. The dress code for guests is extremely simple - black, leather, chains, massive shoes. Girls can make up their lips with purple or scarlet lipstick, line their eyes with black pencil or make vamp-style makeup.
It is better to darken the room - you can choose a loft with blackout curtains for your party. Arrange candles throughout the room, decorate the location with skulls, cobwebs, black and red helium balloons. You can add dry ice to the interior, which will create a mysterious "fog". It's great if there is a smoke machine on the site of your choice.
To decorate the table, you will need black satin textiles, crystal wine glasses, elegant cutlery, dark ribbons and red roses. Treat your friends to marmalade in the form of eyes, snakes and frogs, "bloody" muffins with raspberry jam. Pour red wine or a Bloody Mary cocktail into glasses.
Organize a tarot card reading or a mystical quest to entertain your guests.
India Style Party
If you're thinking about throwing a mehendi party, it's a great idea to throw a party that's all about Indian culture.
To decorate the venue, you will need garlands of natural or artificial flowers, incense, aromatic oils, multi-colored fabrics with traditional patterns, pillows with tassels and fringes, figures of elephants and monkeys. You can print images of Ganesha - a cheerful god in the form of a half-elephant-half-human.
An invited master can decorate the hands of guests with mehendi, another option is to buy special henna in a needlework store and try to paint the palms with patterns yourself.
India is also famous for its serials and dances. To have a fun party, prepare some episodes with traditional shootouts, escapes and dances - let the participants act out these skits in teams and have a good laugh!
Invite your guests to taste the national dishes of Indian cuisine - chicken curry, fluffy flatbread, tea with milk and spices and halva. You can treat your friends to a hookah, because it was in India that the culture of smoking was born.
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Are you wondering how to organize a party full of secrets and mysteries? Throw a James Bond-style spy party! Organize an interesting detective quest — you can order it from professionals or prepare it yourself. Show your imagination - "steal" one of your friends so that others can find him. Leave clues in the corners of the loft in advance, quietly pass the secret codes to each of the guests. Let the dress code be official: business suits for men and elegant black dresses for girls. All guests can be given hats and dark glasses, as well as toy guns.
Treats at a spy party can be anything, the main thing is to decorate the table in style. Champagne pyramids, a chocolate fountain, bar catering - all this will make the holiday elegant and memorable.
Greek Style Party
If you're choosing which style to throw your party in, a "journey" to Greece is a bright idea. It is very easy to find clothes for such a holiday - light beach tunics or loose cotton shirts are suitable for girls, and guys can build themselves a tunic from several meters of white fabric, fastening its ends on the back with pins.
To decorate the room, you can find plaster busts - they are sold in needlework stores. Posters depicting ancient gods, old vases and lamps, candles and flowers are also perfect.
The menu for a Greek party is easy to compose - prepare a Greek salad, canapes with cheese, olives and tomatoes, serve seafood in a lemon dressing as a hot dish. The main drink of the evening will be red and white wine.
Awaken the spirit of competition among guests, organize sports competitions - your own Olympic Games with laurel wreaths for the winners. The evening can end with a friendly sirtaki dance, this national Greek dance can be performed by everyone after watching any video on YouTube.
Around the World Party
This is the perfect idea for a surprise birthday party for an avid traveler. Guests will be able to visit different parts of the world and learn the traditions of different countries without leaving the walls of the loft. Choose 3-5 states that the birthday boy likes and organize several thematic zones. Let each reflect the culture and traditions of the chosen people, their music, history, clothes and hobbies. You can arrange a quiz, during which guests will learn interesting facts about the life of other countries, and also come up with tasks in the forfeit format, for example, dance the Argentinean tango or play the African drum.
Buffet catering will be an excellent solution for treating guests - order dishes from various cuisines of the world and decorate each table in the appropriate style.
The Vampire Diaries Party
What kind of birthday party would you throw for a Vampire Diaries fan? Most likely, he will be pleased with the holiday in the style of "vamp"!
Loft can be decorated with posters with the characters of the series, artificial web and bat figures.
The main colors of the party will be black and red. However, it is not necessary to wear special costumes - all the characters of the series looked like ordinary schoolchildren. But you will definitely need makeup - apply a lot of light powder to make your face porcelain-pale. You can draw red streaks near the eyes, which appeared on the characters when they were angry. The main attribute is fake fangs, you can buy them in the prank shop.
Treat your friends with "blood" - it will be especially cool to pour red wine and tomato juice into donor bags. If the budget does not allow, you can pour red cocktails into glass alcohol bottles and stick labels on them with different blood types and Rh factors.
During the party, each guest can be given a vampire ring like those that protected the heroes of the series from the sun's rays.
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Delicate and touching, moving and sporty, for girls and boys, here are the best party ideas for kids ages 2 to 16. And you can always book a suitable loft for a children's party on Bash Today.
Flower Party Style Birthday Party
If you're wondering how to throw a party for a girl, a delicate flower party is a great idea.
Pay special attention to the design of the room - it is better to invite a professional florist to such an event. He will decorate the site with flowers and create the atmosphere of a spring garden right within the walls of the loft.
The birthday girl can dress up in a puffy dress or skirt in a bright color, a headband with flowers will become a beautiful accessory. Guests can be presented with bracelets with silk roses.
Decorate a table or candy bar with vases with rose petals. It is better to make treats light and colorful, offer guests desserts with icing flowers, fruits, berries, fresh juices and smoothies.
A master class on floristry will perfectly fit into the style of the holiday — an experienced presenter will teach participants how to create flower arrangements in just 1-2 hours.
Monsters on Vacation Party
A cartoon about funny and clumsy monsters that kids and adults love - use this idea to throw a fun party. It is important that before the holiday, parents also watch at least one part of the cartoon, then it will be much easier to bring it to life. Invite the birthday boy and guests to choose images of different heroes - Dracula and his daughter, Frankenstein, the Egyptian Mummy, the Skeleton and Quasimodo will gather for your holiday.
Turn the loft into the Transylvania Hotel for one evening: black and purple colors and silvery details - stars, candlesticks - are suitable for decoration. You will also need figures of skeletons and spiders, black balloons and artificial web.
The festive table can be covered with a black tablecloth, and elegant cutlery can be placed on it. Decorate the candy bar with candles and scary cupcakes with vampire fangs and bats.
There will be no problems with the music for the party - the cartoon has a lot of moving soundtracks, to which children will happily arrange their own disco. You can order a neon show - the guys will be delighted with the luminous figures that appear in complete darkness.
Nautical themed kids party
Any time of the year there is a way to get your child in the summer mood - for this you can arrange a nautical party! To design a loft, use not only all shades of blue, but also red, white colors. The room can be decorated with ropes and fishing nets, figurines of ships and lighthouses, steering wheels and anchors. Hang a lifebuoy on the wall, and put glass jars with sand and shells on the festive table. Inflatable flamingos and a donut-shaped swim ring will be cool elements of the photo zone.
Dress the birthday boy in a captain's cap, give him and the guests vests. To entertain the kids, arrange a sand painting workshop for them. From mobile competitions, treasure hunting and tug-of-war will fit perfectly into the theme.
The holiday menu includes fish, salads with seafood, caviar tartlets and cupcakes with figures of underwater inhabitants. You can invite a bartender who will prepare colorful non-alcoholic cocktails for guests.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party
The boys are sure to be excited to participate in such a party!
Before organizing the holiday, it is important for parents to watch a couple of episodes so as not to confuse the Turtles and their features.
Ask the birthday boy's friends to come in brown or beige pants and green T-shirts. Prepare red, purple, orange, and blue headbands for guests, as well as toy swords, nunchucks, tridents, and bo poles (sets are sold in toy stores).
Turn your loft into a turtle hideout with paper garlands, themed posters, and life-size puppets.
The main treat of the evening is pizza! Turtles love anchovy pizza, but it's better not to risk it and order different toppings so that everyone can find something to their liking.
Candy bar can be divided into 4 color zones: red, purple, orange and blue. In each place cupcakes, lollipops, marmalades of a certain shade. Sweet drinks can also be 4 colors, for example, cranberry and blackcurrant juice, orange juice and green tarragon.
Entertainment for fidgets should be as active as possible - organize a quest to "save the city", fight with artificial swords, contests for accuracy, dexterity and speed.
Disney themed party
If your child loves Disney cartoons, they will love the idea of having a Disney themed loft party. The theme of the holiday is suitable not only for girls, but also for boys - invite guests to come up with a cool image in advance. Girls can become Belle or Aurora for the evening, and guys can become Mickey Mouse, Olaf from Frozen or Fox from Zootopia.
You can print posters from Disney cartoons, garlands with flags depicting heroes, tablecloths and tableware with princesses to decorate the room. A fabulous atmosphere will be created by floral decorations and helium balloons of various colors. The photo zone can be decorated with soft toys of the characters, the children will definitely be delighted to be photographed with them. Place caramel apples from Snow White, edible roses from Belle and oriental baklava from Jasmine on the table.
Pink Party Style
Pink Party is a cool idea to throw a nice party without spending a lot of money. The dress code is extremely simple - invite friends dressed in all shades of pink and white. Yes, yes, and boys too!
The choice of decorations is huge: you can easily find pink garlands, lush tablecloths and disposable dishes. So that the design is not monotonous, we advise you to dilute it with silver details (candlesticks, trays, balls) - you get a really cool combination!
Book a themed candy bar with fabulous cupcakes, cake pops and lollipops. Pink macaroons, delicate jelly and smoothies will also appeal to kids. Milkshakes with marshmallows and marshmallows will become a magical decoration - you can order a master class during which the guys, under the guidance of the presenter, will prepare amazing sweet drinks for themselves.
Arabian Night Party
Arabian Night Party is an opportunity to give your child a real oriental fairy tale for their birthday. For inspiration, you can watch movies and cartoons about Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, reread fairy tales from the collection "1000 and 1 Nights".
To decorate the area, you will need an oriental carpet - lay it out in the very center of the room. Decorate furniture with velvet capes, satin cushions with fringe and tassels.
Girls can dress up in silk costumes of oriental beauties, tunics and headbands embroidered with coins, turbans and bloomers will be useful for boys. Some of the guests can choose the image of Genie or Ali Baba.
To create a mysterious atmosphere of the East, turn on the aroma lamp or set fire to incense, put on a playlist of Arabic music.
The holiday menu includes oriental pilaf, kebabs, a lot of vegetable salads, halva, baklava and nuts for dessert.
Fidgets will be happy with mobile activities: invite them to participate in the search for a magic lamp, a battle with toy swords or a belly dance master class. After the holiday, each guest can be presented with oriental bracelets as a keepsake.
Choose the theme you like and have the coolest and most fun parties!
How to party with Just Dance
July 01, 2019
“Just Dance is a dance game, the easiest way to explain it is as “dance karaoke” Anton, the organizer of Just dance parties, tells about the super popular computer game and how to arrange an exciting dance party with its help.
About the game
I met Just Dance in 2009th year, even before the release of the first part of the game, when I worked at the Igromir exhibition on the demo stand of this very first part. Since then, I have been developing the Just Dance community and do not miss a single new part.
JD is very easy to play. One of the tracks presented in the game is selected. Players are placed in front of the camera, or pick up controllers, and repeat the movements of the dancer on the screen. The game puts a "score" for each movement performed and sums up the result at the end. Depending on the platform, 4 to 6 people can play and earn points at the same time.
A variety of events related to Just Dance are constantly held all over the world and in Russia as well. Some of them are supported by Ubisoft, the company that released the game, but most of the tournaments and parties are organized by the game's community, those people who love to dance in JD. We don't like the term fan club. We have a group of initiative people who organize events, and there is a large community of ordinary Just Dance lovers - guests of our events.
There are unspoken "rules of etiquette" that are familiar to experienced Just Dance players - for example, all participants must necessarily dance for the same dancer in the game, judges must ensure that participants do not cover each other or move closer than others to camera, or, for example, you can not compare numerical results from different songs.
But in fact there are no officially approved rules. If the tournament is hosted by people who are not associated with Ubisoft or who do not have much experience in organizing Just Dance, then anything can be on it - they can both violate the above rules, and, conversely, add some stricter ones of their own.
At parties, unlike tournaments, we try to take a backseat to earning points, and all participants just dance for their pleasure, repeating the moves from Just Dance. This allows you to involve an almost unlimited number of participants at the same time.
In official Ubisoft tournaments, the rules are documented immediately before each tournament. Sometimes they count not only the points of the players earned in the game itself, but also, for example, the score of the judges who evaluate the dance component and the accuracy of the players' performance or the audience vote.
About the players
The greatest interest in Just Dance is, of course, shown by children and young people under 30, but this is if we talk specifically about those who attend parties or somehow try to express themselves through Just Dance.
But people of absolutely all professions and ages love to play at home with family or friends.
Of course, in our community there are famous people, their own stars. First of all, these are the winners of championships of different levels, as well as YouTubers and streamers who make Just Dance content.
There are also those who organize events or gather people around them, like us. The same people exist in other countries. This also attracts some attention.)
Each part offers 40 songs to players, plus additional dances and dances from old parts are available by subscription. Just Dance features many different styles, but most of it is contemporary pop and dance. In the playlist of any part, there are older songs, and dances for Latin lovers, and children's dances - but these are single tracks. There are themed playlists in which songs are grouped by style. But, of course, you cannot choose a style for each specific song - all the dances in the game are pre-recorded and cannot be changed at the player's request.
If you set a goal, then using the game you can pump yourself well in dancing. But for this you need to devote a lot of time to training, and also receive adequate feedback - participate in tournaments, go to parties, dance in front of a mirror, or record yourself on camera.
But, even if you just sometimes play at home and learn dances, this can already give a good result - help you open up, help you gain flexibility, endurance and a sense of rhythm.
Just Dance Party Supplies
- TV or Projector Screen
- Audio system or speakers
- Game console or computer
- Controller (can also be a smartphone)
- Just Dance Software
- Dance space
About hardware and software
Just Dance is primarily a game that is designed to entertain at home in one's own company. You can buy a disc with Just Dance for any modern game console (even for the Nintendo Wii). For some platforms, you may need to purchase additional controllers, but, for example, for the Nintendo switch, everything you need is already included in the console itself.
If there is no set-top box at hand, then you can use the Just Dance Now application on a computer or Apple TV - in this case, instead of controllers, players can use their mobile phones (on the current generation of set-top boxes, the phone can also be used as a controller).
In order to play at a party, you can simply put up a TV and allocate a small space (literally a few meters), and then 5-10 people can comfortably dance. Or you can put up a huge plasma screen or a projector, connect a powerful sound and not limit the space - and then dozens of people will be able to dance at the same time.
We love this game and have been doing it for so many years, because it's a great combination of physical activity and gaming experience, and it's really very interesting.